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Wikiproject Report[edit]

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on the Article Rescue Squadron for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Have a great day! buffbills7701 13:25, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

  • Dear Article Rescue Squadron: Buffbills has left a message on my talk page as well about this. I've been mainly involved in improving articles found in the G13-eligible queue, which hasn't been coordinated through this Wikiproject. I'm not sure it's something that should be included in an article about the Article Rescue Squadron. Maybe it's a separate only peripherally related topic which should be in another article at another time. Opinions? —Anne Delong (talk) 16:02, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Mercy for Animals[edit]

I just found this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mercy_for_Animals&oldid=311581404 Zeddocument (talk) 11:00, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

What do you thinkof creating a offline wikipeida cite with all stupid terrible deletions?

235,617 articles so far copied over from Wikipedia. There is also http://annex.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page but it only has 4,569 articles. You can also create a wikia for whatever subject you want, and export Wikipedia articles there using Special:Export. I was irritated by the constant mindless deletion of manga and anime articles years ago, there a massive purge going on, so I created http://manga.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page and just copied over every article there was, there 13,915 there now, and then did a full history export for any I saw up for deletion. I did this with other wikias I created as well. Rather simple to do. Dream Focus 17:33, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Google newspaper instead of Google news in AFD header[edit]

Someone mentioned Google now has a newspaper search, so I suggested it at the find sources template, in the section where it was discussed to remove the link to Google news when it stopped working right. Template_talk:Find_sources#Google_News_search_is_completely_useless I contacted the guy who removed it, User_talk:Mr._Stradivarius#Google_newspapers, who suggested I ask around and get more input. So, please look at that, and discuss it there. Any newspaper search is better than nothing. Dream Focus 20:13, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

An article explaining a cutting edge technology up for deletion[edit]

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Roadways

I can't believe this was nominated. Wholesomegood (talk) 07:58, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

  • I agree. I found a Wired magazine article about it, it quite impressive technology. Dream Focus 12:10, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Banc De Binary[edit]

Very strange how this protected AfD is being, er, "protected". I asked for your template to be posted atop it and was denied because there is no consensus. Really? Can anyone let me know whether you'd like to contribute there to consensus that the article should be listed for rescue? Thank you. Much more but that's what applies. In the meantime it seems that posting your template on the talk page is either good IAR or not actually ignoring any rule. Okteriel (talk) 20:18, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Discussion notice[edit]

A discussion is occurring at Template talk:Find sources regarding updating the Find sources template with links to the Google News and Google newspapers searches. Interested editors are invited to contribute to the discussion. The discussion is located here. NorthAmerica1000 08:00, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Google news is working again. So the guy who removed it can just put that back in. I did mention the Google newspaper a few sections above this, and just above where you created that new section on his page. He said on his talk page back then [1] to get more people to notice and discuss it. Dream Focus 08:07, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Free subscriptions to journal and source websites[edit]

Free access subscriptions to high quality paywalled journals, newspaper archives, and online reference works are presently available for Wikipedia editors. For more information, see Wikipedia:TWL/Journals. NorthAmerica1000 11:21, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

I'm so glad I can get my Highbeam account back. Without it, referencing articles was just so much more difficult than it was before. Everyone should sign up for that who wants to rescue articles. Dream Focus 15:15, 20 June 2014 (UTC)