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Image:Map of the USA highlighting the Inland Empire.gif

The image seems to cause a problem with scaling. Any scaled size is not being displayed. —AldeBaer (c) 14:43, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Lol, I thought you might know. Hm.. this is just a wild guess, but could it have something to do with the GIF format? Let me download the full image, convert it and upload it to the commons. If it doesn't work, I can delete it anytime. -- But first: Looking for copyright info, I noticed you claim to be the copyright holder. Just to rule out possible WP:COPYVIO: Did you really make the entire image yourself / obtain the copyright? —AldeBaer (c) 16:42, 29 June 2007 (UTC)
At the bottom of the image it says "U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economics and Statistics Administration U.S. Census Bureau" and "Prepared by the Geography Division (January 2005)". —AldeBaer (c) 16:45, 29 June 2007 (UTC)
Ok, seems I had the right hunch about both issues: The image has been tagged with {{badgif}} and {{no source}}. —AldeBaer (c) 17:58, 29 June 2007 (UTC)
Correction: Image:Map_of_the_USA_highlighting_New_Jersey.gif was tagged. Could you provide source information for Image:U.S. Counties.gif (which you uploaded) - it concerns all derivatives you made. Where did you find that image? —AldeBaer (c) 00:09, 30 June 2007 (UTC)
Ok. I just tried to convert the source Image:U.S. Counties.gif to PNG (Image:U.S. Counties.png), but it doesn't seem to work. I then tried converting from indexed colors to RGB, but it leads to a file of about 9 megabyte, and commons prefers file sizes up to some 4.7 megs. —AldeBaer (c) 12:50, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Map of Egypt restored

11-July-2007: The ID "User:Lanternix" (notified) was logged as overwriting an unsourced map image onto a map of Egypt developed by the American CIA, on 19-May-2007 at 1:09 a.m, which has been restored (after 52 days). Map image: Image:Egypt-region-map-cities.gif (view older versions to compare). -Wikid77 06:54, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Request help with article Ancient Egypt

As you are listed as a member of Wikiproject:AncientEgypt, I'd like to recruit your help in reviewing the article Ancient Egypt. The article is listed as top priority in the Wikiproject and as a vital article by the Version 1.0 Editorial Team, but appears to have failed to meet Good Article criteria at its last nomination. The article is in need of some serious attention.

In the past week, I asked for (and got) the article to be semi-protected to protect against the constant barrage of vandalism. This protection lasts for two weeks. I also did a little clean-up, added a map and so on. I would like to see everyone in Wikiproject:AncientEgypt have the chance to add their input to Ancient Egypt, and get the article up to featured status as soon as possible. I believe the article is at least 80% of the way there, and some focused attention will bring it the rest of the way.

The most pressing concerns seem to be the culture/architecture section, and the achievements/unsolved problems sections. Also, the entire article, especially the achievements section, the sources, and external links need to be seriously checked for accuracy. These sections also require a little organization too.

Ancient Egypt ought to be the top priority of Wikiproject:AncientEgypt, and I look forward to working with everyone to get this article cleaned up and hopefully promoted to featured status. Thanks for your help, Jeff Dahl 03:34, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Anglican collaboration of the month

Wassupwestcoast 01:57, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

WP:BAH

Hi Patrick. WP:BAH was recently tagged as inactive, although, as I've been doing some BAH-related stuff, I removed the tag. Can we try and get it going again, or do we close it down?--Voxpuppet (talkcontribs) 12:44, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Hotels

You had expressed interest in the above project on the Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals page. This is to inform you that the project is now active at Wikipedia:WikiProject Hotels. Please feel free to remove your name from the project page if you are no longer interested in being a participant. Otherwise, welcome to the project! John Carter 18:16, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Nickelodeon Newsletter — October 21, 2007

The Nickelodeon WikiProject Newsletter
Volume 1, Issue 1 • October 21, 2007
Welcome to the Nickelodeon WikiProject's first newsletter! This is a weekly newsletter showing what we need to edit, and what we need to keep doing the same on. I hope you enjoy using this newsletter as a boost to your editing on Nickelodeon-related articles. Thanks for reading! Jonathan letters to the editormy work 21:41, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

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Flag of Saskatchewan.svg WikiProject Saskatchewan Newsletter : Volume 1, Issue 5 - October 2007

Jack-o-lantern.svgHello! Here is the new October newsletter for WikiProject Saskatchewan, showing recent developments, challenges, and successes for the 'Saskatchewan wikipedia community. Thank you for perusing our newsletter!

Thanksgiving Turkey.jpgPlease help develop the November newsletter by adding your new Saskatchewan related article contributions on wikipedia. Also add any considerations for WikiProject Saskatchewan|SK articles, roads, communities and neighbourhoods article growth on Wikipedia. Or just pop a note in to add a seasons greetings to others on Wiki Saskatchewan. Thank you!SriMesh | talk 02:06, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

User Category for Discussion

Wikipedia:WikiProject Anglicanism

Your previous username has been eliminated from the participants list as being inactive. If you are still interested in the project, please consider adding your new username to the participants list. Cheers!Wassupwestcoast 02:41, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

RE:Photos

For a while I had just {{RPOTD}} but now I incorporate images from WP:POTD as well as other images. --​​​​D​​tbohrer​​​talkcontribs 21:38, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

No problem, I do odd things (possibly OCD). I used {{RPOTD}} a lot recently because of all the nice state capitol images. --​​​​D​​tbohrer​​​talkcontribs 21:48, 12 November 2007 (UTC)
This is old but how were changes I implemented awhile ago. Is it easy to understand? I assumed that because there were no complaints I did OK. --​​​​D​​tbohrer​​​talkcontribs 02:46, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

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SriMesh | talk 00:58, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Oregon maps

Hey, great work making those Oregon region maps--they will be very helpful. Unfortunately, I can't help but notice they're a little crooked. Any chance you could rotate them a bit? Katr67 (talk) 21:50, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

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Christmas wishes for others!
  1. Wishing you'se all a happy, joyous holiday season! SriMesh | talk 02:47, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
  2. Thanks for all your work. All the best in the New Year! Delzen (talk) 18:37, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
  3. Add your greetings here!


New Year Resolutions

Im Winter.jpg Pop into the 2008 first edition for January and add your new year's resolutions online at Wikipedia Saskatchewan! WikiProject Saskatchewan Newsletter: Volume 2, Issue 8 - January 2008. SriMesh | talk 03:10, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

What's New?

The Assessment Department is new. Please help to assess via quality and importance Saskatchewan articles by using the parent Canada wikiproject template {{WikiProject Canada |class= |importance= | sk=yes }} along with the Assessment guidelines.

See also wikiproject template for other work groups with their wikiprojects as well as provinces which can be added to the Canadian template

The new template and assessment table worklist is produced periodically and was created by Arctic Gnome. Thank you very much! Please take a moment to send an award or other recognition

New Template Saskatchewan

  • AT Bot requests, another very kind user has also offered to help with the transition process (Thank you also to Ρх₥α )

The request conglomerated together the following tasks to help show the quantity / quality of Saskatchewan related articles:

  1. tag all articles in Category:Saskatchewan and all of its subcategories with {{WikiProject Canada |sk = | class=| importance=}} and if {{WikiProject Canada | class=| importance=}} already exists, then can just |sk=yes be added to the Canada template?
  2. all articles which have a Saskatchewan related stub Saskatchewan-politician-stub / Saskatchewan-stub / Saskatchewan-geo-stub to be tagged in their talk pages for wikiproject Saskatchewan and be classified as stub as such: {{WikiProject Canada |sk =yes | class=stub| importance=}}
  3. add GA or FA to to the class parameter of {{WikiProject Canada}} articles if any other template has such a parameter value on the talk page.
  4. add stub to the class parameter if a stub tag is present on the article page.
  5. Replace the old tag {{Saskatchewanproject}} with the new parent wikiproject tag: {{WikiProject Canada |sk =yes | class=| importance=}} and if {{WikiProject Canada | class=| importance=}} already exists, then can just |sk=yes be added to the Canada template?
  6. add to the class area FL for any Featured-class lists articles if any other template has such a parameter value on the talk page.
  7. add to the class area List if the Saskatchewan related item in category:Saskatchewan articles if any other template has such a parameter value on the talk page.

Watch Arctic Gnome's assessment table worklist for progression undertaken by Ρх₥α. It is a very exciting time. Please take a moment to send an award or other recognition

Progress Report

Unassessed Saskatchewan Articles See this category: Unassessed Saskatchewan articles which bear the old template, and also this page Unassessed SK Articles

Want to add a new article/image to Portal Saskatchewan? Help Page!

What's New?:Portal:Saskatchewan has a new section! This new section gives access to complete instructions on adding articles and images directly into the portal - step by step. The Saskatchewan Portal was created via instructions in creating a box portal. Clicking the edit button on the main Saskatchewan Portal page does not help at all to add to the various sections as is usually the case with creation of wikipedia articles. The instruction page give immediate access to the transcluded pages which need to be accessed to change additions to the Saskatchewan Portal!

  • Please feel free to sign up as a Spotlight administrator and nominate more excellent and notable Saskatchewan editors on Wikipedia who deserve attention, and honour. For every wikipedia user who is mentioned in the spotlight department, they will receive a Wikipedia Saskatchewan Ribbon on their user pages for excellent service! Every newsletter will bring an update to the Spotlight Department, so please keep tuned for other excellent contributors.
Member News
Looking forward toward more contributions from you! Happy Editing
The Editor's Desk

Welcome and Seasons Greetings!:

  • This would be WikiProject Saskatchewan's seventh full-fledged edition of our Newsletter, and we'd like to start by saying we are very happy to have you among us. The actual WikiProject Saskatchewan began on April 19, 2007, with its first newsletter delivered in June, and the Saskatchewan Portal with its randomly featured articles and images of Saskatchewan was created August 18, 2007. As the year 2007 comes to an end, Saskatchewan has a stronger presence on wikipedia and we look forward to exciting innovations and expansion in 2008.

Archives:

  • Lastly, this is your newsletter and you can be involved in the creation of the Newsletter. Any and all contributions are welcome. Simply let yourself be known to any of the undersigned, or just start editing!
News Article

Wikipedia talk WP SK :

  • For more new updates of new items happening amongst editors of Wiki Project Saskatchewan stay tuned at: Wikipedia talk WP SK
Saskatchewan Roads and Highways

New template See Template:WikiProject Canada for the full template, however for Saskatchewan roads, add {{WikiProject Canada |class= |importance= | sk=yes |road =yes}} to the talk pages.

See this page for new areas of discussion: talk page WP SK roads

Saskatchewan Communities & Neighbourhoods - There goes the neighbourhood!

Saskatchewan Communities & Neighbourhoods


See this page for new areas of discussion: talk page WikiProject Saskatchewan Communities & Neighbourhoods

Signed..Mr. C.C. 08:08, 12 August 2007 (UTC).


Other News

New Articles

New wikipedia members

Pages needing attention

  • A pilot project has also started in the creation of the to do listing. This project helps to narrow down the scope of Wikipedia's tags which relate to existing Saskatchewan articles.

Did You Know

Editors of December 2007


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AIV reports

Information.svgThank you for making a report on Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism. Reporting and removing vandalism is vital to the functioning of Wikipedia and all users are encouraged to revert, warn, and report vandalism. However, administrators are generally only able to block users if they have received a recent final warning (one that mentions that the user may be blocked) and they have recently vandalized after that warning was given. The reported user has not yet been blocked because it appears this has not occurred yet. If this user continues to vandalize even after their final warning, please report them to the AIV noticeboard again. Thank you! GlassCobra 22:25, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Rpotd Problem

Just about all of the New York City images were deleted (which were any of the ones by Jbloun1). Templates from December 7th to December 29th were affected (except for templates for the 27th, 25th, 16th, 14th, 13th and the 12th). I'll do my best add an image of the same subject back. --​​​​D​​tbohrer​​​talkcontribs 04:01, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

I think it was something about copyvio and how Jbloun1 claimed to hold the copyright for images that were not his own. --​​​​D​​tbohrer​​​talkcontribs 22:40, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Syracuse reviving...

Hi Presidentman -- Under your Patricknoddy name you were a member of Wikipedia:WikiProject Syracuse, New York. This note to claim that the project is at least somewhat revived, with a couple people contributing and a good number of new articles. See the new article list on the main webpage of the project. Hope you can return and participate! doncram (talk) 01:33, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

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Im Winter.jpg Happy New Year! Member's personal resolutions.

A time to reflect on 2007 and prepare for the future bringing in the new 2008 year. Personal wikipedia Saskatchewan members new year's resolutions are here:

  1. Learn something new about Saskatchewan. SriMesh | talk 02:47, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
  2. To be more involved in the project. Presidentman (talk) Random Picture of the Day 22:41, 21 December 2007 (UTC)
  3. Add your one or several Personal member New Years Resolutions here!
Wikipedia Saskatchewan Project New year's resolution

If the Wikipedia Saskatchewan Project pages could talk - what would they wish for - the types of growth and changes for 2008 for Wikipedia Saskatchewan pages.

  1. Develop a bizzilion awesome articles about Saskatchewan so the WWW visitor is wowed by our province ( and survive those silly AFD tags!!! ) SriMesh | talk 02:47, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
  2. Add your one or several Wikiproject New Years Resolutions here!
  3. Develop quality articles. Increase the amount of good and Featured articles about Saskatchewan related content.
  4. Develop top importance articles about Saskatchewan such as those about crown corporations. the provincial government and its several departments. From the Saskatchewan wiki meeting held back on 23 June 2007 it was discussed to develop an article on Health in Saskatchewan, and to improve to feature status articles: Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Regina.
  5. The University of Saskatchewan became a good article to celebrate the 2007 anniversary of campus, and should now have a peer reveiw to continue on to becoming a feature article. The List of University of Saskatchewan alumni was developed to assist this article and help would be appreciated providing citations for each entry, and to help add to the list.
What's New?

What's New?: The new articles are now being identified by a robot, and new members are being invited. At Wikipedia:WikiProject Saskatchewan/New articles please check out our new Saskatchewan related articles - of which there are an assorted variety numbering close to 50 new items since the last news letter!

Member News
Other News

Tagged articles

  • Improve articles of Saskatchewan quality which have been tagged. Some of these are listed [[1]] and have been compiled with AWB.

Outreach

Highway Picture Template

  • Just as there is only one image needed for upload for Saskatchewan locator maps, and then various towns can be updated upon this image. So, too there should be a highway picture template, so that the various numbered highways 1, 33, 34, 58, 913, 914, etc can all have their own image without needing to create a bizzilion numbered images online.

2004 Election

  • Our 2004 Saskatchewan election has resulted in an amazing number of politician biographies coming online! This was an awesome achievement, and something to be proud of!
  • Qyd (talk · contribs) and Arctic.gnome (talk · contribs) are editors of a wide variety of Canadian related articles, and of note as of this date is the enormous amount of work they have undertaken to help amalgamate all the various provincial wikiprojects and Canadian sub projects into one umbrella assessment department. This unique assessment department means that Saskatchewan related articles can be assessed for their own provincial merit, and also belong to the Canadian wikiproject as well. It also means that editors from both Canada wikiproject and Saskatchewan wikiproject can unite in their efforts to provide banners and ratings to articles. This will result in a huge improvement in quality on wikipedia, resulting in Saskatchewan's spotlight award for Qyd (talk · contribs). January 2008 newsletter Please pop into the Spotlight Department and read all the brief introductory Wikipedia Saskatchewan bio. Congratulations are sent out to Qyd (talk · contribs)] and Arctic.gnome (talk · contribs) at this time.
  • Please feel free to sign up as a Spotlight administrator and nominate more excellent and notable Saskatchewan editors on Wikipedia who deserve attention, and honour. For every wikipedia user who is mentioned in the spotlight department, they will receive a Wikipedia Saskatchewan Ribbon on their user pages for excellent service! Every newsletter will bring an update to the Spotlight Department, so please keep tuned for other excellent contributors.
Looking forward toward more contributions from you! Happy Editing
The Editor's Desk

Welcome and Happy New Year!:

  • Just as panic begins to settle in as to what in the world the next newsletter should mention, new areas of development and growth come about. The coming year of 2008 should provide not only more Saskatchewan articles, but also more articles with higher ratings with the assistance of more editors, and a new assessment department umbrella. The highways and roads project has given a good base for development, and to strengthen the presence and notability of roads and highways and effort is being called upon to help these articles improve, now that they too are under the assessment umbrella.
  • Lastly, this is your newsletter and you can be involved in the creation of the Newsletter. Any and all contributions are welcome. Simply let yourself be known to any of the undersigned, or just start editing!
News Article

Wikipedia talk WP SK :

  • For more new updates of new items happening amongst editors of Wiki Project Saskatchewan stay tuned at: Wikipedia talk WP SK
Saskatchewan Roads and Highways

Saskatchewan Roads and Highways The WikiProject Canada Roads is undergoing an overhaul. It is aiming to produce some Good articles and Featured articles of highway content pertaining to Canada, and for the Saskatchewan Roads and Highways for Saskatchewan highways. As Saskatchewan is still a work in progress this is a challenging endeavour for as the guidelines are followed as laid out at either Highway wikiproject, they become red link farms because wikilinked articles have not been developed regarding the communities, provincial and regional parks and rural municipalities which the highways meander through. Please keep apprised of the progress, and if any Saskatchewan articles rise above stub we will list it on the main page.

There is also discussion started about assessment and navigation boxes on the talk page. Please peek in to add any comments you may have.

If you want to add your name as a particpant to the Canada Roads wikiproject [here]. To join the Saskatchewan Roads wikiproject sign on the main here please.

Recently articles Saskatchewan Highway 1, 33, 34, 58, 913, 914 have been improved, but they need more help so they can become articles nominated as Good articles. Please help out if you are able, even to create community and rural municipality articles for these Highway articles would be an enormous help.

To keep updated on proposals, deletion debates, etc. add {{Wikipedia:WikiProject Canada Roads/News}} or {{Wikipedia:WikiProject Canada Roads/News|right}} to your userpage to produce the box of notices in the above right. See this page for new areas of discussion: talk page WP SK roads

Saskatchewan Communities & Neighbourhoods - There goes the neighbourhood!

Saskatchewan Communities & Neighbourhoods

See this page for new areas of discussion: talk page Communities & Neighbourhoods

The List of ghost towns in British Columbia has given a base to create a new article named Ghost towns in Saskatchewan. Please help to contribute, as Saskatchewan has about 1/5 the number of towns that it had in its heyday between the boom years of the 1920's and the industrial revolution of the 1940's. Signed..Mr. C.C. 08:08, 12 August 2007 (UTC).


Editors of January 2008


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Flag of Saskatchewan.svg WikiProject Saskatchewan Newsletter: Volume 2, Issue 2 - February 2008

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Drawn heart.svg Happy Valentine's Day! Articles we Love

We hope you'll enjoy visiting our WikiProject. Our Portal showcases articles we love! Discover the wonderful new articles, images, news items and quotations that are featured by our editors.

Drawn heart.svg Welcome to our We Love Saskatchewan Valentine Day Contest.

Show Your Favorite Saskatchewan Article Just How Much You Care On Valentine's Day.

Place a Saskatchewan related article up for peer review, good article nomination or Feature article nomination, and automatically receive an I Love Saskatchewan Award!! Write in to the editors or leave a note on the talk page letting us know.

Or write in to our editors or leave a note on the talk page letting us know of stubs, or other short articles that have expanded fivefold and automatically receive an I Love Saskatchewan Award!!

ILoveSK.jpg I Love Saskatchewan Award
The editor will receive this award on their user page, as well as an announcement in the WikiProject Saskatchewan Newsletter: Volume 2, Issue 3 - March 2008 newsletter !!!
Drawn heart.svg Congratulations are extended out to Victor D!


Congratulations! Your image Image:Elizabeth II Sask.jpg was the random picture of the day for October 7, 2007. It looked like this: . Again, Congratulations! - Presidentman (talk) Random Picture of the Day 11:46, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Congratulations are extended out to Victor D! (October 8, 2007)

Congratulations! Your image Image:Sask Legislative Bldg.jpg was the random picture of the day for October 8, 2007. It looked like this: . Again, Congratulations! - Presidentman
Drawn heart.svg Did You Know?
Updated DYK query On 24 January, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Transportation in Saskatchewan Did you know...that 250,000 kilometers (150,000 miles) of roads complement air, pipeline, hiking trail, and waterway travel to provide transportation in Saskatchewan?. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Drawn heart.svg Looking forward toward more to contributions from you! Happy Editing
Drawn heart.svg The Editor's Desk

Welcome and Happy Valentine's Day!!:

  • This would be WikiProject Saskatchewan's ninth full-fledged edition of our Newsletter, and we'd like to start by saying we are very happy to have you among us.
  • Lastly, this is your newsletter and you can be involved in the creation of the Newsletter. Any and all contributions are welcome. Simply let yourself be known to any of the undersigned, or just start editing!

Portal Saskatchewan is now under peer review for improvements.

Drawn heart.svg What's New?

What's New?: The new articles are now being identified by a robot, and new members are being invited. At WikiProject Saskatchewan New articles please check our new Saskatchewan related articles. There are approximately 50 new articles since the last news letter!

Drawn heart.svg News Article

Wikipedia talk WP SK :

  • For more updates and current new items amongst editors of Wiki Project Saskatchewan stay tuned at: Wikipedia talk WP SK
Saskatchewan Roads and Highways

Drawn heart.svg Saskatchewan Roads and Highways To keep updated on proposals, deletion debates, etc. add {{Wikipedia:WikiProject Canada Roads/News}} or {{Wikipedia:WikiProject Canada Roads/News|right}} to your userpage to produce the box of notices in the above right. See this page for new areas of discussion: talk page WP SK roads. Input is requested relating to notablity and which SK roads and highways merit articles.

There have been two highway articles up for peer review. Saskatchewan Highway 11, Saskatchewan Highway 58 and Saskatchewan Highway 1 are still at highways peer review. Saskatchewan Highway 913 could go for a good article nomination. Achievement of good article or Feature article status would give direction for the project to follow.

Drawn heart.svg Saskatchewan Communities & Neighbourhoods - There goes the neighbourhood!

Saskatchewan Communities & Neighbourhoods

There has been quite a number of Saskatchewan community articles created as of late. Experienced editors are requested to help improve articles to good article or feature article status.

See this page for new areas of discussion: talk page Communities & Neighbourhoods

Drawn heart.svg Member News
Drawn heart.svg Template {{Saskatchewan topics}}
  • {{Saskatchewan topics}} template needs new articles such as Tourism in Saskatchewan. The template currently wikilinks to articles, lists and categories. The lists and categories should be replaced with new articles where appropriate.
Drawn heart.svg Quality growth. Phase II
  • Drm310 (talk · contribs) is our current editor to receive the Spotlight Saskatchewan Award. Drm310 has contributed to the growth of Saskatchewan articles on wikipedia through creation. Articles already existing have seen improved lead paragraphs, sections, section headings, consistency and standardized formatting. Drm310 has tirelessly contributed to the expansion and improved quality of articles, which is the current focus of the Wikproject. A large thank you goes out to Drm310 at this time. Pop by and give Drm310 a pat on the back for their work on WikiProject Saskatchewan.
  • Please feel free to sign up as a Spotlight administrator and nominate more excellent and notable Saskatchewan editors on Wikipedia who deserve attention, and honour. For every wikipedia user who is mentioned in the spotlight department, they will receive a Wikipedia Saskatchewan Ribbon on their user pages for excellent service! Every newsletter will bring an update to the Spotlight Department, so please keep tuned for other excellent contributors.
Editors of March 2008

SriMesh | talk 06:03, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

....Your participation will contribute enormously to the success of future newsletter editions! We look forward to working with you and thank you for your support.


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Hope this delivery is finding you well!SriMesh | talk 02:27, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Nickelodeon Newsletter — February 2008

The Nickelodeon WikiProject Newsletter
Volume 1, Issue 2 • February 2008

Collaboration of the Month

Our collaboration of the month is to get Nickelodeon's article to GA status (FA would be even better!)


Nickelodeon (TV channel)

News and Notes
  • Please help with the collaboration of the month!
  • If you would like to unsubscribe, please request it on this issue's talk page (linked above).
  • This newsletter is now MONNTHLY.
What we need to edit
  • Watch out for vandalism!
  • Please make sure no one edits a table if they don't know how to edit one (if they do, either revert it or fix it).

Thank you for reading this week's newsletter!

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Tropical cyclones WikiProject Newsletter #13

Number 13, February 2, 2008

The Hurricane Herald

This is the monthly newsletter of WikiProject Tropical Cyclones. The Hurricane Herald aims to give a summary, both of the activities of the WikiProject and global tropical cyclone activity. If you wish to change how you receive this newsletter, or no longer wish to receive it, please add your username to the appropriate section on the mailing list. This newsletter covers all of January 2008.

Please visit this page and bookmark any suggestions of interest to you. This will help improve monitoring of the WikiProject's articles.

Storm of the month

Cyclone GeneCyclone Gene.JPG

Cyclone Gene formed on January 26 over the open south Pacific Ocean. It drifted southward, and strengthened into Tropical Storm Gene on January 28 as it moved across the Fijian archipelago. There, it brought heavy rainfall, which caused the worst flooding in several years. Half of the country was left without power, and the cyclone killed seven people in Fiji. The storm turned southwestward, developing a cloud-filled eye and quickly strengthening by the end of the month.

Other tropical cyclone activity

  • One tropical cyclone formed in the Western North Pacific Ocean west of The Philippines, which was analyzed by Japan Meteorological Agency as a depression; it tracked southwestward and did not significantly affect any land areas.
  • In addition to Cyclone Gene, Tropical Storm Elisa and Cyclone Fuma occurred in the South Pacific ocean during the month, along with three tropical depressions.
  • The only tropical cyclone in Australian region during the month was Tropical Cyclone Helen, which struck Australia.
  • Four tropical cyclones, three of which named, existed in the Southwest Indian Ocean during the month. The most notable was Cyclone Fame, which caused twelve deaths after striking Madagascar.

Member of the month

Cyclone barnstar

The January member of the month is Ajm81. A tropical cyclone editor since he first joined in October 2005, Ajm81 plays a vital role in the project. Unlike other editors, who mainly edit articles, Ajm81 maintains and updates the track maps across the project. We thank Ajm81 for his timely contributions, and may he have some well-deserved downtime after the last tropical cyclone report is released.

Storm article statistics

Grade Oct Nov Dec Jan
Featured article FA 30 31 33 33
A-Class article A 9 8 9 9
GA 106 109 112 114
B 78 82 86 99
Start 212 211 208 214
Stub 5 6 6 3
Total 440 447 454 472
ω 3.02 3.01 2.98 2.98
percentage
Less than B
49.3 48.5 47.1 46.0

Wikiwork and 1000 articles In January 2008, the WikiProject began using a system called Wikiwork, or ω. It weighs the overall quality of the project's articles, and a lower number means a greater total quality. The weighed ω, as used above, is a relative number that can be used to compare groups of this article. As of this publication, the relative ω of the project is 3.404, corresponding to between Start and B class. However, when limiting it solely to storm articles, the number drops to 2.98, which is slightly better than B class. During the month, a new statistics page was created.

Additionally, during the month, Mitchazenia pointed out that we received our 1,000th article with the creation of Cyclone Elita.

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Invite To WikiProject Saskatchewan Commnunities & Neighbourhoods

I see even though you an American citizen that you have taken an interest in stuff outside of the United States and I would like to welcome you to WikiProject Saskatchewan. But now I would like to invite you to WP:SKCN. This project focuses on the cities, towns, villages, rural municipalities, and Indian reserves that would otherwise get the chance to be started as an article on Wikipedia. Since I noticed on your user page that you are into geography and a member of WikiProject Saskatchewan, I thought I would extend you an invite to WP:SKCN, the WikiProject I created. We look forward to welcoming you to the project if you decide to become a member. Mr. C.C. (talk) 19:25, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

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The time has rolled around again...for the May 2008 newsletter for Saskatchewan. Do you have suggestions/ideas/expansion/ for the newsletter before it rolls off the press May 1 ? Kind Regards and happy spring (saying this in the middle of a spring blizzard :-) SriMesh | talk 23:57, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

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Random picture of the day

Hi, I have noticed that you have made many major edits to the Rpotd.

It has been nominated for deletion (at least the template part of it.)

Since I am no longer maintaining it, would it be OK for all of the pages to go into your userspace so we can get it out of template space?

Or do you have any other comments for the TfD?

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks, GM 18:40, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Ok, where do you want me to put the pages? User:Presidentman/potd/Blah? GM 22:03, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

RPOTD

OK, I have created a script to make the moves easier. You just click a link and the move is completed automatically, with the move summary and all.

I can't do the 397 moves myself, so I am just requesting a little help.

The way this works is that I have this page, here that lists all of the pages, and links to the auto-move page. Then, the auto-move script automatically fills in everything and clicks the button. But, that takes browser and server resources, so I am asking if you can help balance the load.

All you need to do is go to your monobook.js and enter: importScript('User:GeorgeMoney/TEMP/Rpotd.js');. Then, when you click the "Move" link on the page linked to above, it will automatically complete the move. Also, remember you must clear your browser's cache "Shift + Reload" or "Ctrl + Reload".

For now, I will take the first 50, so you can leave those. I will come back later to do more, so if you do want to help out, then please tell me which ones you plan on doing in your first run so we can coordinate the moves.

You don't have to do this, it would just be nice to be able to balance out the nearly 400 moves.

P.S. When you are done with the script, REMOVE IT FROM YOUR MONOBOOK. It is a MAJOR security risk (because anyone with an external link could force you to move a page.)

Thanks, --GM 19:10, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Please also note that the best way to do this is to click the middle button on all of the move links to open them in new tabs. (The scrollbar actually functions as another button.) --GM 19:16, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

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WikiProject Nickelodeon Newsletter - September 2008

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Nicktropolis a GA candidate

The article Nicktropolis is currently a GA candidate. It was nominated on August 14, 2008, and, as of press, is still pending a review. You can review the article, just be neutral when you do. Here's the important links:

New look

You may have noticed some changes around the home page (and the newsletter). WP:NICK is getting a face lift, and so are most aspects of it.

Jonathan and Macy are working on this so far, but we'd love your help! If our code has an issue, or you think a new bit of code will make it look better, feel free to work with it!

Collaboration of the Month

Our next collaboration depends on the pending GA review of Nicktropolis.

If there are problems Nicktropolis (per review)
Fix these problems ASAP.
When these are done, or if Nicktropolis goes GA
Work on improving Nickelodeon's article


Archives

We made a new page just so we can archive these newsletters. Go to Wikipedia:WikiProject Nickelodeon/Newsletter. I felt that was a bit lengthy, so I made a shortcut just for it. It's WP:NICK/NEWS. I created that so, if our delivery boy fails, you can still access the newsletter.

Editor's note on the hiatus

The newsletter went on hiatus for around 3 months because I took a wikibreak to get away from all the drama on Wikipedia. Let me tell you, though: I'm back, and I feel better than ever. So don't expect me to put the newsletter on hiatus for a long while.

Jon How's the weather? - talk about me behind my back 00:22, 21 August 2008 (UTC)


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WikiProject Birds October newsletter

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The Birds WikiProject Newsletter
Issue VII (October 2008)

Welcome to the seventh issue of the Birds WikiProject newsletter. Ties to our project are growing: Avibase, one of the internet's largest generators of database-driven country checklists, now directs its users to Wikipedia's pages for more information on individual species.

Articles of note

New featured articles and lists:

  1. Willie Wagtail (August 4)
  2. List of birds of Ontario (August 8)
  3. Greater Crested Tern (August 12)
  4. Puerto Rican Amazon (August 14)
  5. White-breasted Nuthatch (August 25)
  6. Red-necked Grebe (September 2)


Welcome to our newest members


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What is a bird of prey?
Collaboration efforts
  • Bird of prey, this month's collaboration article, is an overview of the many species of diurnal and nocturnal raptors. Please help us boost the quality and content of this important article—which is currently a mere start!
  • In a related note, be sure to vote for November's collaboration, which will be chosen on 21 October. As always, we could use a few new nominations...
Project news
  • A listing of bird-related articles destined for the next Wikipedia DVD is available here.[2] Unfortunately, a few of the identifed articles are currently stubs (Apodiformes, Columbiformes and Cuculiformes), and others have banners indicating various problems. We should try to get as many as possible updated and upgraded before the October 20 cutoff—the date by which we need to identify "safe" versions for inclusion.
  • The bot that runs the project's cleanup list has unfortunately developed some problems since its last run (in August), but there are still plenty of corrections to make on the existing list!
  • We're still on course to reach our (informal) target of 100 good / featured articles or lists by the end of the year, with only 12 more to go. Antbird is currently at FAC (where reviews would be helpful). Do you have an article nearing completion that needs some copyediting, reference searches or writing assistance? Let the project know!
Bird news
  • A new species of white-eye is described in October's issue of Ibis. The bird, dubbed Vanikoro White-eye (Zosterops gibbsi) by its describers, is endemic to the Vanikolo Islands, which are part of the Solomon Islands. The Wikipedia editor who creates a new article on this species (containing at least some basic information) will be named in next month's newsletter. An abstract of the Ibis article is available here.

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WikiProject Birds November newsletter

The Birds WikiProject Newsletter
Issue VIII (November 2008)

It'll mean a sprint to the finish line to reach our informal goal of 100 FA/GA articles by year's end; we're currently 11 articles shy of that total. A list of possible candidates—articles already containing significant amounts of information, which only need a bit more work to nudge them into contention—can be found here, if you'd like to help.

One of the many antbirds...
Articles of note

New featured articles and lists:

  1. Antbird (October 19)

New good articles:

  1. Indigo Bunting (October 30)



Welcome to our newest members


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Penguin could use some help...
Collaboration efforts
  • This month's collaboration article is Penguin—an iconic and well-known family that is the project's third most popular "read" (after Bird and Chicken). With more than 80,000 readers a month, this article deserves to be one of our first-class entries. Though it's in reasonable shape at the moment, it needs the expansion of a few key sections, and could use considerable referencing as well as some copyediting. Can you help?
  • In a related note, be sure to vote for December's collaboration, which will be chosen on 30 November. As always, we could use a few new nominations—Birdwatching is the only contender at the moment.
Project news
  • Over the last month, we've obtained many new photos from the photosharing website Flickr. Some photos on Flickr are already suitably licensed for use on Wikipedia. However, it's also possible to ask uploaders to change the license of those photo(s) which are unsuitably licensed (by far the majority), and a good proportion of them have been willing to release images when asked. This is particularly useful for articles that currently have no images. There are still thousands of bird articles needing photos and few people involved in this process. Contact Richard001 (talk · contribs) or Snowmanradio (talk · contribs) for more information about how you can help.
  • We have a newly-generated cleanup list to work on. According to its latest stats, we now have more than 13,750 articles in the project, with 760 (5.5%) tagged as needing corrections or improvements of some kind.
Newletter challenge

Maias (talk · contribs) took up last month's challenge, and started our article about the newly-described species Vanikoro White-eye. This month, we're looking for someone to create an article on the Northern Rockhopper Penguin, Eudyptes moseleyi, which has been split by many of the world's authorites; this will remove a redlink from our Penguin article as well. The editor who starts this article and gets it to at least a reasonable stub class will be mentioned in next month's newsletter.

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WP:NICK Newsletter — Holiday 2008

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November/December 2008

Holiday issue?!


We know you're going to be busy this holiday seasons, from ordering iPods to unboxing them. So we've decided to combine two newsletters into one: the Nickelodeon WikiProject's Holiday Newsletter. Hope you enjoy it!

Member roll call


If you were a member of WP:NICK before the relaunch, please, please, please add your name to the member list! We need as much help as we can get! We currently have 5 members, down from a previous 40+. We know some of you are still here!

Happy holidays!


I hope all of you have a safe and fun holiday season, so get outside, enjoy the sunshine while it lasts! (in the Northern Hemisphere) For our Southern Hemisphere folks, get outside, and enjoy the sunshine, since it's spring/summer there!

RfC on Nick.com closed


We now have the answer on what to do with this long-lasting dispute. The community has decided to split the Nick.com section into its own article. For this reason, I have opened a sandbox here. Let's get moving so we can fix this quickly!

Slight layout changes


We have made a few layout changes, some of which are temporary. You'll notice, compared to last month's issue, that there was an image in this column. It is now gone temporarily for the holiday (double) issue. Also, we have removed the box with the delivery notice to make it less flashy (and there were div issues, if you're techie).

Article of the month


Note: This is a double issue, so we will not have an article of the month this time around. Sorry!



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