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Revive Proposed Change: Add "Repository" Field[edit]

See proposal on infobox talk page:

This proposal was made, and not done previously: Template talk:Infobox software/Archive 3#Source Code Repository Field. I'd like to revive the change, which I have commenced through opportunity for discussion on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Computing and Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Software, as well as with a specific diff of the proposed edit.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Mattsenate (talkcontribs) 17:57, 16 May 2013‎ (UTC)

Invitation to Participate in a User Study - Final Reminder[edit]

Would you be interested in participating in a user study of a new tool to support editor involvement in WikiProjects? We are a team at the University of Washington studying methods for finding collaborators within WikiProjects, and we are looking for volunteers to evaluate a new visual exploration tool for Wikipedia. Given your interest in this Wikiproject, we would welcome your participation in our study. To participate, you will be given access to our new visualization tool and will interact with us via Google Hangout so that we can solicit your thoughts about the tool. To use Google Hangout, you will need a laptop/desktop, a web camera, and a speaker for video communication during the study. We will provide you with an Amazon gift card in appreciation of your time and participation. For more information about this study, please visit our wiki page ( If you would like to participate in our user study, please send me a message at Wkmaster (talk) 22:30, 10 May 2014 (UTC).

Proposed deletion of Lightweight design[edit]

I have WP:PRODed the article Lightweight design. This seems to be about a bit of computing terminology that the article's creator has invented.

Feel free to delete the {{Proposed deletion/dated}} tag if you think this deserves wider discussion.

Yaris678 (talk) 10:01, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

File Allocation Table split[edit]

Over the past year, several editors have noticed that File Allocation Table is a bit large in the middle. A proposal to split out some of the detailed technical and historical content has been on the talk page for at least 3 months with nothing but support expressed by other editors. I started to implement the proposal but work has now been halted due to objections from Matthiaspaul. I'd appreciate a bit more review and discussion on this. Please visit Talk:File_Allocation_Table#What_is_this_huge_thing_in_the_middle.3F. ~KvnG 22:51, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

There has been no additional input so I've opened an WP:RFC on this requesting a simple yes/no answer. Comments from all editors are welcome. Please visit Talk:File_Allocation_Table#RFC_on_length_and_splits ~KvnG 14:42, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject Computing At Wikimania 2014[edit]

Are you looking to recruit more contributors to your project?
We are offering to design and print physical paper leaflets to be distributed at Wikimania 2014 for all projects that apply.
For more information, click the link below.
Project leaflets
Adikhajuria (talk) 14:47, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Here's the information that we need to provide if we want a WP:COMP leaflet. Please feel free to fill stuff in if you have time. I will volunteer as point of contact if there is some help from other WikiProject members towards bringing this together. ~KvnG 15:17, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Your contact details If we need any clarification about your project - won't go in the leaflet.
Project name
Short Description 50 words. Must be intelligible to non-Wikimedians.
Longer description 150 words. Why should they help? How can they get involved? Should include key links.
Logo (image from commons, ideally in svg, if not at least 800px width by 500px height)
Primary webpage URL
Mailing List
Email contact Email for primary contact/community manager/comms
IRC channel
Facebook page
Twitter handle

Deadline for this is 1 July. ~KvnG 16:22, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Smart variables[edit]

Is this notable? It has been prodded by an IP. Bearian (talk) 17:36, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

registered memory and UDIMM[edit]

Registered memory has a link to UDIMM, but that just links back to the article. There either needs to be an article about UDIMM or this article needs to explain it. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 06:30, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

I've done some work on this. The link was to Unbuffered memory which redirects to Registered memory and I don't think requires a separate article.
I also discovered Fully Buffered DIMM which may make Registered memory largely redundant but I'm not sure and the article is not clear whether there's a difference between buffered and registered memory. ~KvnG 14:11, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks - I didn't know what UDIMM was. Certainly doesn't need its own article. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 17:54, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Please help evaluate a draft article at AFC[edit]

Please take a look at Draft:.dbf and review it for acceptability into mainspace. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 13:12, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

World's most power computer[edit]

At the bottom of pages such as IBM 7030 Stretch there is a navigation box, and a link to World's most powerful computer, but it just goes to Mainframe computer. As far as I know, there is no article detailing the record most powerful computer through history. I think such an article would be good - give the timeline, details, and comparisons of the machines. With references to why it was the most powerful at the time. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 03:24, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission - 26/06[edit]

Draft:Data consolidation. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 15:45, 26 June 2014 (UTC)


Could someone take a look at KoodibooK. It has been marked as an orphan & I'm wondering if it meets the notability requirements - but I'm not very familiar with this area.— Rod talk 13:07, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Kleargear AFD deletion discussion notice[edit]

  1. Kleargear
  2. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kleargear (2nd nomination)

Discussion about whether or not to delete article for Kleargear, discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kleargear (2nd nomination). — Cirt (talk) 20:32, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

AFD question[edit]

The project page has a list of articles for deletion. If I have nominated a computing-related article for deletion, should I update the project page, or will a bot update the page? Robert McClenon (talk) 21:29, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

The article in question is AjoChhand Machine, which is being discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/AjoChhand Machine. Robert McClenon (talk) 21:35, 7 July 2014 (UTC)