- 1 The Signpost: 20 August 2014
- 2 Newspapers.com
- 3 An important message about renaming users
- 4 Disambiguation link notification for August 27
- 5 Monmouth College article assessment
- 6 Your GA nomination of Jackie Tavener
- 7 New assessment request for Monmouth College article
- 8 GA Cup
- 9 The Signpost: 27 August 2014
- 10 Michael Aquino
- 11 WikiCup 2014 August newsletter
- 12 The Inside Corner : September 1, 2014
- 13 Deletion review for Michael a aquino
- 14 Disambiguation link notification for September 3
- 15 REMINDER: New assessment request for Monmouth College article
- 16 Scarborough Day School
- 17 The Signpost: 03 September 2014
- 18 Grant Kay
- 19 Minor league players
- 20 Paul Des Jardien
- 21 Your GA nomination of Paul Des Jardien
- 22 Disambiguation link notification for September 10
- 23 Talk:Blakumen/GA1
- 24 Your GA nomination of Paul Des Jardien
- 25 The Signpost: 10 September 2014
- 26 WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup
The Signpost: 20 August 2014
- Op-ed: A new metric for Wikimedia
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- WikiProject report: Bats and gloves
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An important message about renaming users
I am cross-posting this message to many places to make sure everyone who is a Wikimedia Foundation project bureaucrat receives a copy. If you are a bureaucrat on more than one wiki, you will receive this message on each wiki where you are a bureaucrat.
As you may have seen, work to perform the Wikimedia cluster-wide single-user login finalisation (SUL finalisation) is taking place. This may potentially effect your work as a local bureaucrat, so please read this message carefully.
Why is this happening? As currently stated at the global rename policy, a global account is a name linked to a single user across all Wikimedia wikis, with local accounts unified into a global collection. Previously, the only way to rename a unified user was to individually rename every local account. This was an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, both for stewards and for the users who had to initiate discussions with local bureaucrats (who perform local renames to date) on every wiki with available bureaucrats. The process took a very long time, since it's difficult to coordinate crosswiki renames among the projects and bureaucrats involved in individual projects.
The SUL finalisation will be taking place in stages, and one of the first stages will be to turn off Special:RenameUser locally. This needs to be done as soon as possible, on advice and input from Stewards and engineers for the project, so that no more accounts that are unified globally are broken by a local rename to usurp the global account name. Once this is done, the process of global name unification can begin. The date that has been chosen to turn off local renaming and shift over to entirely global renaming is 15 September 2014, or three weeks time from now. In place of local renames is a new tool, hosted on Meta, that allows for global renames on all wikis where the name is not registered will be deployed.
Your help is greatly needed during this process and going forward in the future if, as a bureaucrat, renaming users is something that you do or have an interest in participating in. The Wikimedia Stewards have set up, and are in charge of, a new community usergroup on Meta in order to share knowledge and work together on renaming accounts globally, called Global renamers. Stewards are in the process of creating documentation to help global renamers to get used to and learn more about global accounts and tools and Meta in general as well as the application format. As transparency is a valuable thing in our movement, the Stewards would like to have at least a brief public application period. If you are an experienced renamer as a local bureaucrat, the process of becoming a part of this group could take as little as 24 hours to complete. You, as a bureaucrat, should be able to apply for the global renamer right on Meta by the requests for global permissions page on 1 September, a week from now.
In the meantime please update your local page where users request renames to reflect this move to global renaming, and if there is a rename request and the user has edited more than one wiki with the name, please send them to the request page for a global rename.
Stewards greatly appreciate the trust local communities have in you and want to make this transition as easy as possible so that the two groups can start working together to ensure everyone has a unique login identity across Wikimedia projects. Completing this project will allow for long-desired universal tools like a global watchlist, global notifications and many, many more features to make work easier.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the SUL finalisation, read over the Help:Unified login page on Meta and leave a note on the talk page there, or on the talk page for global renamers. You can also contact me on my talk page on meta if you would like. I'm working as a bridge between Wikimedia Foundation Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Stewards, and you to assure that SUL finalisation goes as smoothly as possible; this is a community-driven process and I encourage you to work with the Stewards for our communities.
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Monmouth College article assessment
I requested an assessment for Monmouth College article time ago and that never been done, would it be possible to give it a look? you can find my request here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Illinois/Assessment#Requesting_an_assessment — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rami.shareef (talk • contribs) 20:18, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Your GA nomination of Jackie Tavener
The article Jackie Tavener you nominated as a good article has failed ; see Talk:Jackie Tavener for reasons why the nomination failed. If or when these points have been taken care of, you may apply for a new nomination of the article. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Seattle -- Seattle (talk) 21:03, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
New assessment request for Monmouth College article
Further to your comment on the Monmouth College C class rating on the quality scale for Wikipedia:WikiProject Illinois, I would like to request a new assessment for this article. Almost new 18 citations have been added along with new pictures to support the information provided in the article. Rami.shareef (talk) 00:48, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Hello everyone! We hope you have all been having a great summer!
As we all know, the recent GAN Backlog Drives have not had any big impact on the backlog. Because of that, me (Dom497), Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor have worked on an idea that could possibly finally put a dent into the massive backlog. Now, I will admit, the idea isn't entirely ours as we have took the general idea of the WikiCup and brought it over to WikiProject Good Articles. But anyways, here's what we have in mind:
For all of you that do not know what the WikiCup is, it is an annual competition between several editors to see who can get the most Good Articles, Featured Article's, Did You Know's, etc. Based of this, we propose to you the GA Cup. This competition will only focus on reviewing Good articles.
For more info on the proposal, click here. As a FYI, the proposal page is not what the final product will look like (if you do go ahead with this idea). It will look very similar to WikiCup's page(s).
The discussion for the proposal will take place here. Please let us know if you are interested, have any concerns, things to consider, etc.
--Dom497, Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor
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I have to disagree with your decision to delete based the following.
Aquino is noted as having been very significant development of Psychological Warfare, so importance exceeds the Temple Set and Church of Satan.
He himself promotes this attribute both in his recent book and interviews.
He continues to be interviewed on the very subjects he cites as being the basis a deletion request privacy reasons, his request abuse policy.
He made himself the face of Satanism in the 80s through dozens of television appearances, again making both notable and showing his request for privacy is of step his own actions.
He is also the face of both Satanic Panic and the claims of ritual abuse, well as false memory syndrome.
For a person to request deletion for privacy, and then continue to stay the public eye through his own actions is absurd. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 16:23, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sturmvogel 66 (submissions), the third wildcard, was the 2010 champion and a finalist last year. His writes mostly on military history, especially naval history.
- 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. Matty.007 (submissions), ThaddeusB (submissions), WikiRedactor (submissions), Figureskatingfan (submissions), Yellow Evan (submissions), Prism (submissions) and 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)
The Inside Corner : September 1, 2014
Deletion review for Michael a aquino
An editor has asked for a deletion review of Michael a aquino. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 19:37, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
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REMINDER: New assessment request for Monmouth College article
Further to your comment on the Monmouth College C class rating on the quality scale for Wikipedia:WikiProject Illinois, I would like to request a new assessment for this article. Almost new 18 citations have been added along with new pictures to support the information provided in the article. Rami.shareef (talk) 14:15, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Scarborough Day School
I hope you're still okay with finishing the Scarborough Day School review; would you please continue? I am already indebted to you, thanks for your help thus far.
The Signpost: 03 September 2014
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- Traffic report: Holding Pattern
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I removed the Prod because I think that instead of a quiet deletion there needs to be a wider discussion. So, if you or someone else submits this to AfD, we can discuss the nature of articles like this and whether there are a lot more like this one to deal with. Wikipedia is teeming with articles about semi-notable (at best) sportspeople. Stevie is the man! Talk • Work 14:40, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Minor league players
Not sure why you keep re-directing players who seem to pass GNG.--Yankees10 23:25, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
- Not seeing where most of the recent creations pass GNG. Wizardman 23:27, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
- How the hell is that disruptive? Allowing non-notable players to be created is enough of an issue that i actually stopped tackling some time ago precisely because of this. Redirecting was a compromise we made some time ago on any borderline cases. Wizardman 00:24, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
Sorry that it took me so long to do the review (I've been travelling abroad and had less access to the internet than I thought I would), but I've finally completed the GA review for Paul Des Jardien and placed it on hold. Canadian Paul 13:33, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
Your GA nomination of Paul Des Jardien
The article Paul Des Jardien you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold . The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Paul Des Jardien for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Canadian Paul -- Canadian Paul (talk) 13:41, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
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Wizardman, I was wondering if you could please take a look at this one. It appears to have been reviewed quite a while ago, but nothing at all was found to be wrong (could happen, but unusual), yet it remains unlisted. The lede seems awfully short, for all that it is a short article. If it should indeed have been listed, then by all means do the honors, or tag the reviewer to take care of them. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 23:40, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
- Put back in queue; since the guy also did the copyedit it's probabyl for the best that it gets another look. Wizardman 00:26, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
Your GA nomination of Paul Des Jardien
The article Paul Des Jardien you nominated as a good article has passed ; see Talk:Paul Des Jardien for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Canadian Paul -- Canadian Paul (talk) 11:42, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
The Signpost: 10 September 2014
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WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup
WikiProject Good articles is holding a new competition, the GA Cup, from October 1, 2014 - March 28, 2015. The Cup will be based on reviewing Good article nominations; for each review, points will be awarded with bonuses for older nominations, longer articles and comprehensive reviews. All participants will start off in one group and the highest scoring participants will go through to the second round. At the moment six rounds are planned, but this may change based on participant numbers.
Some of you may ask: what is the purpose for a competition of this type? Currently, there is a backlog of about 500 unreviewed Good article nominations, almost an all time high. It is our hope that we can decrease the backlog in a fun way, through friendly competition.
Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors! Sign-ups will be open until October 15, 2014 so sign-up now!
If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the four judges.
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