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Overhaul

I've overhauled the project page and restarted the project--Phoenix-wiki (talk · contribs) 21:20, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Members section

It would be good form to restore the membership information somehow. John Carter 20:18, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Notice of List articles

Page(s) related to this project have been created and/or added to one of the Wikipedia:Contents subpages (not by me).

This note is to let you know, so that experts in the field can expand them and check them for accuracy, and so that they can be added to any watchlists/tasklists, and have any appropriate project banners added, etc. Thanks. --Quiddity 20:28, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Expert review: Richard's Controller

As part of the Notability wikiproject, I am trying to sort out whether Richard's Controller is notable enough for an own article. I would appreciate an expert opinion. For details, see the article's talk page. If you can spare some time, please add your comments there. Thanks! --B. Wolterding 14:11, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Possible new Wikiproject - Mills

I'm interested in creating/joining a Wikiproject on Mills (wind, water, animal power). Is there anyone else out there interested in this area of technology? Mjroots (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 11:16, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

My suggestion would be for you to create this as a short-lived task force within the Technology WikiProject. --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 07:10, 29 December 2007 (UTC)
I knew I'd posted this somewhere! A task force would be acceptable, I've got a proposa up at the Wikiproject Council at the moment. Mjroots (talk) 12:45, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Possible new Wikiproject - Image Science

I'm very interested in creating a Wikiproject on Image Science. I find the quality of articles in this area to be lacking and I think I can get a group of folks together to work this. I am not sure whether it should go under the Technology or Science parent projects tho. Do any of you have any thoughts on this? Thanks. Tjamison (talk) 21:54, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

You might consider dual parentage with Technology and Wikipedia:WikiProject Visual arts. --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 07:09, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Greenspun illustration project: requests now open

Dear Wikimedians,

This is a (belated) announcement that requests are now being taken for illustrations to be created for the Philip Greenspun illustration project (PGIP).

The aim of the project is to create and improve illustrations on Wikimedia projects. You can help by identifying which important articles or concepts are missing illustrations (diagrams) that could make them a lot easier to understand. Requests should be made on this page: Philip_Greenspun_illustration_project/Requests

If there's a topic area you know a lot about or are involved with as a Wikiproject, why not conduct a review to see which illustrations are missing and needed for that topic? Existing content can be checked by using Mayflower to search Wikimedia Commons, or use the Free Image Search Tool to quickly check for images of a given topic in other-language projects.

The community suggestions will be used to shape the final list, which will be finalised to 50 specific requests for Round 1, due to start in January. People will be able to make suggestions for the duration of the project, not just in the lead-up to Round 1.

thanks, pfctdayelise (talk) 13:18, 13 December 2007 (UTC) (Project coordinator)

Article for deletion: NAO (Aldebaran Robotics)

NAO (Aldebaran Robotics) at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Aldebaran Robotics (28 December 2007)

--User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 07:07, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

List of scientific journal abbreviations at AfD

List of scientific journal abbreviations has been nominated for deletion. 132.205.44.5 (talk) 22:40, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Georgetown PowerPlant Museum

I recently visited the Georgetown PowerPlant Museum and took a lot of photos. I'm pretty happy with these aesthetically, but to be honest for the most part I don't know much about what I was looking at, and they could use far better descriptions than I can give them. If anyone knows their way around the museum or steam technology for power generation, then help would be welcome throughout Commons:Category:Georgetown PowerPlant Museum. If there is anything I can help with (e.g. identifying where in the building certain shots were taken), just ask on my talk page and I'll do my best to help out. - Jmabel | Talk 04:32, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Reminder of the Philip Greenspun Illustration project

Hi. You may be familiar with the Philip Greenspun Illustration Project. $20,000 has been donated to pay for the creation of high quality diagrams for Wikipedia and its sister projects.

Requests are currently being taken at m:Philip Greenspun illustration project/Requests and input from members of this project would be very welcome. If you can think of any diagrams (not photos or maps) that would be useful then I encourage you to suggest them at this page. If there is any free content material that would assist in drawing the diagram then it would be great if you could list that, too.

If there are any related (or unrelated) WikiProjects you think might have some suggestions then please pass this request over. Thanks. --Cherry blossom tree 16:56, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Forklift truck and Ariel work platform

Hi, I been working on the Forklift truck article and I noticed that it's not part of any WikiProject. The same is true for the Aerial work platform article. Shinerunner (talk) 12:13, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Project template

Do you guys have a project template? I'm making a page for frame interpolation and would like to include a standard link to this project. I could also use any input you might have on the page itself. - Peregrine Fisher (talk) 18:33, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, it's linked from the front page, try looking on the right bar.--Phoenix-wiki 22:51, 2 February 2008 (UTC)
Someone added one for me, which was cool. I didn't see the link on the front page. Do we have any tech infoboxes I can use? They're probably next to the templates that I'm missing. ;-) Peregrine Fisher (talk) 00:45, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

New template for talk pages, expecially the larger ones

{{Unanswered}} Some pages, such as this one have lots of post, and it requires some work to see what has been answered or acknowledged. therefore I have helped make the {{Unanswered}} template that can be put above a section allowing one to quickly glimpse what has been answered. If you were waiting for an answer but never got one as the post in somewhere in the middle tag it! please voice any queries or comments in the talk page ofTemplate:Unanswered (links, talk) and not here. Cheers --Squidonius (talk) 15:09, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Vital articles

Any editor with a broad knowledge of technology is invited to take a look at Wikipedia:Vital articles and offer suggestions on how to improve the list of 1000 vital Wikipedia articles, as well as on the process of choosing them. It suffers from a severe lack of attention and POV editing. — goethean 01:48, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Spotlight

...... Dendodge .. TalkHelp 12:07, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Deletion of Edupunk

Please comment at Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Edupunk --Enric Naval (talk) 16:57, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Rename proposal for the lists of basic topics

This project's subject has a page in the set of Lists of basic topics.

See the proposal at the Village pump to change the names of all those pages.

The Transhumanist 10:38, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Changes to the WP:1.0 assessment scheme

As you may have heard, we at the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial Team recently made some changes to the assessment scale, including the addition of a new level. The new description is available at WP:ASSESS.

  • The new C-Class represents articles that are beyond the basic Start-Class, but which need additional references or cleanup to meet the standards for B-Class.
  • The criteria for B-Class have been tightened up with the addition of a rubric, and are now more in line with the stricter standards already used at some projects.
  • A-Class article reviews will now need more than one person, as described here.

Each WikiProject should already have a new C-Class category at Category:C-Class_articles. If your project elects not to use the new level, you can simply delete your WikiProject's C-Class category and clarify any amendments on your project's assessment/discussion pages. The bot is already finding and listing C-Class articles.

Please leave a message with us if you have any queries regarding the introduction of the revised scheme. This scheme should allow the team to start producing offline selections for your project and the wider community within the next year. Thanks for using the Wikipedia 1.0 scheme! For the 1.0 Editorial Team, §hepBot (Disable) 21:24, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

A discussion

An important discussion on " Should WikiProjects get prior approval of other WikiProjects (Descendant or Related or any ) to tag articles that overlaps their scope ? " is open here . We welcome you to participate and give your valuable opinions. -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - , member of WikiProject Council. 14:55, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

request for article review

Hi, I have written a draft of an article about Allsport GPS. I was wondering if someone here could help me get this article ready to be published on Wikipedia. I am worried about the article having a biased tone, since I am affiliated with the parent company. Any help in cleaning it up would be greatly appreciated. Wikipedia's Business FAQ suggested that I first get assistance from a WikiProject page before attempting to publish an article. My draft is currently residing here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Ek_elwing/myarticle Thank you! --Emma K (talk) 22:48, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Articles flagged for cleanup

Currently, 394 articles are assigned to this project, of which 179, or 45.4%, are flagged for cleanup of some sort. (Data as of 14 July 2008.) Are you interested in finding out more? I am offering to generate cleanup to-do lists on a project or work group level. See User:B. Wolterding/Cleanup listings for details. More than 150 projects and work groups have already subscribed, and adding a subscription for yours is easy - just place the following template on your project page:

{{User:WolterBot/Cleanup listing subscription|banner=WikiProject Technology}}

If you want to respond to this canned message, please do so at my user talk page; I'm not watching this page. --B. Wolterding (talk) 16:08, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

PayMate

I work for an innovative mobile commerce company called PayMate. I think that wikipedia readers would benefit from havign some information about our company available. Please take a look at the article below. I have also posted several links to independent articles regarding PayMate and our newestet product GiftMate. Feel free to edit the article, but I would appreciate it if you could post some type of article about PayMate on the encyclopedia. The article is at User:Spontaneousgifting/PayMate --User:Spontaneousgifting

I have responded at User talk:Spontaneousgifting. -- John Broughton (♫♫) 14:10, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Oil shale extraction

I nominated the Oil shale extraction for FAC. Your comments and assistance are welcome. Beagel (talk) 20:33, 12 August 2008 (UTC)


Asus contains apparent opinion / editorializing with suspicious cites

Asus contains a section Asus#Poor_RMA_support_in_the_UK.2C_and_similar_issues_in_the_USA with what looks to me like opinion / editorializing, and which is cited to various online forums and blogs which would seem to me to fail WP:RELIABLE. Could people who are familiar with this topic please review this and adjust anything that needs it? Thanks. -- 201.17.36.246 (talk) 00:32, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Technology

Wikipedia 0.7 is a collection of English Wikipedia articles due to be released on DVD, and available for free download, later this year. The Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team has made an automated selection of articles for Version 0.7.

We would like to ask you to review the articles selected from this project. These were chosen from the articles with this project's talk page tag, based on the rated importance and quality. If there are any specific articles that should be removed, please let us know at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.7. You can also nominate additional articles for release, following the procedure at Wikipedia:Release Version Nominations.

A list of selected articles with cleanup tags, sorted by project, is available. The list is automatically updated each hour when it is loaded. Please try to fix any urgent problems in the selected articles. A team of copyeditors has agreed to help with copyediting requests, although you should try to fix simple issues on your own if possible.

We would also appreciate your help in identifying the version of each article that you think we should use, to help avoid vandalism or POV issues. These versions can be recorded at this project's subpage of User:SelectionBot/0.7. We are planning to release the selection for the holiday season, so we ask you to select the revisions before October 20. At that time, we will use an automatic process to identify which version of each article to release, if no version has been manually selected. Thanks! For the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial team, SelectionBot 22:46, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

New article editing help

I created an article about a company that developed 3D image sensor technology. I would like help in editing the article to ensure a neutral point of view, as I am employed by them. Please help! Thanks.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Vedasan/Canesta Vedasan (talk) 18:07, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

A proposed article for Casero

I have created an article for an online PC backup and media sharing company called Casero. This solution has been deplyed by BT, Bell Canada, Cox and others. It can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Fsass/Casero

For full disclosure, I work for Casero. I'm committed to ensuring that this article respects the core principles of Wikipedia and would appreciate any assistance in editing the proposed article to ensure that it reflects a neutral point of view.

Although I'm somewhat biased, I feel that this is an article topic notable enough for inclusion at Wikipedia. Thanks. --Fsass (talk) 13:16, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

NASA Spinoff article.

I think you guys need to look at this article. It's all from a single source, bias, ill-researched, etc, etc. Duggy 1138 (talk) 03:35, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Coordinators' working group

Hi! I'd like to draw your attention to the new WikiProject coordinators' working group, an effort to bring both official and unofficial WikiProject coordinators together so that the projects can more easily develop consensus and collaborate. This group has been created after discussion regarding possible changes to the A-Class review system, and that may be one of the first things discussed by interested coordinators.

All designated project coordinators are invited to join this working group. If your project hasn't formally designated any editors as coordinators, but you are someone who regularly deals with coordination tasks in the project, please feel free to join as well. — Delievered by §hepBot (Disable) on behalf of the WikiProject coordinators' working group at 06:43, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Notification of massive merger of "articles" into list

Following a AfD on multiple related misc. non-notable articles, it had been decided that most of the articles nominated (possibly including those not nominated but also similar/in the same group template/category) should be merged to List of Sony Ericsson models, any experts in helping verify information moved over is correct/help with moving what is basically close to 30 articles worth of information into a list is welcome (would fall under tech, electronics, and telecommunication so I posted this here). Thank you. ηoian ‡orever ηew ‡rontiers 06:37, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Joseph-Armand Bombardier

Joseph-Armand Bombardier was requested to be speedily deleted, then proposed for deletion. I have removed the PROD request. 76.66.193.69 (talk) 04:45, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

alloys

Would articles about alloys like brass or steel qualify to be articles in the project?--Stone (talk) 19:42, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Oil shale extraction

There is a plan to bring the Oil shale extraction article to FA status and renominate it for FAC. Any assistance, such as reviewing and editing, as also as any critical comment is appreciated. Beagel (talk) 10:56, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Proposed Mills task-force

Discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Historic_sites#Proposed_Mills_task_force please. Mjroots (talk) 10:14, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Raised at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Mills Mjroots (talk) 10:49, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

NASA GA Sweeps: On Hold

I have reviewed NASA for GA Sweeps to determine if it still qualifies as a Good Article. In reviewing the article I have found several issues, which I have detailed here. Since the article falls under the scope of this project, I figured you would be interested in contributing to further improve the article. Please comment there to help the article maintain its GA status. If you have any questions, let me know on my talk page and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 22:13, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Most of the gruntwork is done now, and the article could use a fresh set of eyes to copy edit it, add more materiel, and offer suggestions and feedback. If you have a chance, I would appreciate it if you could take a look. Good Article Review Thanks!
V = I * R (talk) 23:57, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Synthetic fuel

There is a plan to improve the Synthetic fuel article to the GA level. In this process, there are still several issues, which should be resolves before renominating this article for GAN. As it needs a fresh look, members of the WikiProject Technology are invited to participate in the discussion and improvement of the article. Beagel (talk) 05:25, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology

IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology has been nominated for deletion. 70.29.210.130 (talk) 04:30, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

If so, why is there no mention of it in the article or its talk page? I would oppose deletion, opting for improvements in the article instead.--DThomsen8 (talk) 23:52, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

GEET and Paul Pantone

I was recently made aware of this story about Paul Pantone and his invention known as Global Environmental Energy Technology (GEET). More accurately, his invention is a fuel introduction system that modifies a regular fossil fuel combustion motor to run on mostly water (uses a soda and fuel mixture). It also boasts that "fuel efficiency is increased substantially while dramatically reducing its toxic & greenhouse gas emissions by 90 % or more. Individuals have reported a 20% to 800% increase in fuel efficiency." While I'm not sure what to think of what happened to Panton, he was forcefully committed to a psychiatric ward by the state of Utah for over three years for not agreeing with his attorney. There are claims that he was crazy and claims that he was offered money for his invention and was wrongfully prosecuted after he refused to sell. I don't know what to believe at this point but there's enough coverage out there to make him notable.

I'd be the first to call foul here on the claims but you can find videos all over the internet of the system working. It essentially uses a plasma reaction and a regular motor but he was able to put the two together.

Does anyone know if anyone has attempted to make this page already? I was surprised that I was unable to find anything about the story on Wiki. Search for "Paul Pantone", "GEET", or " Plasma Reactor Motor" and you'll see what I mean. I'll create it unless someone else has something started. OlYellerTalktome 19:44, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

I've read more and it seems that there is no peer reviewed and independent studies that confirm that the GEET is in fact reducing emissions or increasing efficiency. In fact, I now believe that the whole theory is a hoax or a large misunderstanding by someone who didn't really understand what they were doing. Still, an article could be made. OlYellerTalktome 21:35, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Paper is a technology project?

The article on Paper and the articles on specific kinds of paper like Cotton paper mostly have the Wikipedia China project template on the talk page, which is correct, since almost everyone agrees that paper was invented in China, with maybe some dissent advocating Egypt. However, origin and history is one thing, but the technology is certainly another. I could not find a paper related article with any kind of technology project template. I am cautious about merely adding the technology template, but I am unsure what other template would be more specific. Any comments? If editors think that these articles should have the technology template, go ahead and add it to the talk pages. (WP:bb --DThomsen8 (talk) 23:56, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Should we start an Article on Video-in-magazines?

[As seen here, a new advertising gimmick.]----occono (talk) 23:28, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Popular pages

I have requested a list of popular pages for this project at [1]. --Ysangkok (talk) 15:48, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Portal:Google and WikiProject Technology

I, Wild mine, the user that opened the portal named Portal:Google, I want that this portal is managed by a group of people that belong to WikiProject Technology and the responsibility will be moved as well, so instead of WikiProject Google, the managing WikiProject of this portal will be WikiProject Technology. I hope you receive my message clearly. If not please leave me comments in my User Talk. Wild mine (talk) 18:00, 23 October 2009 (UTC).

Infobox industrial process

I created an infobox template for industrial process (Template:Infobox industrial process). You are welcome to develop/improve this infobox. As an example of usage, please see Shale oil extraction. Beagel (talk) 11:39, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Clutches and brakes working on electromagnetic principle

This is regarding the common content in the articles Electromagnetic clutch and Electromagnetic brake.

I propose that the articles Electromagnetic clutch and Electromagnetic brake should have general and concise info, and links to another article, which contains the theoretical treatment.

I tried to do this by creating this_revision, and moving the theoretical part (which is actually good and useful) to the article Friction-plate electromagnetic clutch. Similarly, this this_revision could be used for the Electromagnetic brake article.

However, the user User:Oguraclutch repeatedly adds the content back to these two pages, and does not heed warnings on the user's Talk page. Although Oguraclutch's contributions are good, the user is persistent on keeping only it's own contributions in these articles, evidently with the motive of promoting (presumably) its own website, www.ogura-clutch.com, to which it has placed several links in both these articles.

Could someone please help? Maybe we need to lock these articles from being edited to prevent this vandalism?

The Discoverer (talk) 14:38, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Tagging scope?

Could I ask exactly what the scope of this project is with regard to article project banner tagging. I ask because the recently promoted featured articles Rolls-Royce Merlin and Rolls-Royce R were tagged with this project only today with no member of this project previously working on these articles to my knowledge. Does the project intend to tag the 970 other aero engine articles or the 12,000 plus aircraft articles and assist with their improvement? If so could editors please have the courtesy of acknowledging the project that primarily supports an article by placing the technology project banner below the maintaining project. We also lost the date range of the talk page archives in the process. It is possible that this was the good faith work of a single editor unconnected with your project. Fairly annoyed that the result of two years hard work by many editors is claimed instantly by another project in a couple of mouse clicks to be honest. Nimbus (Cumulus nimbus floats by) 23:57, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi, I tagged the articles because these engines are technology. Wikiprojects are for finding (good) articles just as much as they are for organizing collaboration. Why get annoyed? Wikipedia is for sharing knowledge, you are in the article history (so much for "hard work ... claimed"), you released your contributions under a free license, and the connection might just lead more people to read the article - especially people who like me weren't aware that Wikiproject Aviation deals with details of propulsion systems. Hekerui (talk) 14:26, 27 November 2009 (UTC)
Hello Hekerui. Not so many months ago, realising that the coverage of aero engines and other aircraft-related terms and technology left a bit to be desired, Nimbus set about creating the Engine Task Force as part of WikiProject Aircraft. Since then he has tirelessly and diligently added, improved, and maintained articles within its scope, and ultimately has been fundamental to bringing two B-class articles to FA status within the last two months; namely the Rolls-Royce Merlin and Rolls-Royce R. If you check through both edit histories for this period as well as the FAC reviews you'll appreciate just how much work he has put into both articles. I know for a fact he has put himself out to obtain sources and images to add to them, incurring some expense in the process, so you can understand why he has posted the above note having seen the tech project banner taking pride of place above the Aviation banner. I also have to say it does seem a bit like cherry picking to me – of all the numerous engine articles you tag the only two FAs! In the spirit of collaboration, if you want to tag and improve an engine article, have a look at the Tumansky R-29 that needs all the help it can get, or if you want innovative technology there's the Exoskeletal engine (ESE). Help in instances like these is always welcome. --Red Sunset 19:00, 27 November 2009 (UTC)
So the two articles on propulsion engines are not in the scope of the technology project because someone put lots of effort into them? "Taking pride"? Pride doesn't belong on Wikipedia and I gave a reasonable rationale. Check WP:OWN. Hekerui (talk) 19:32, 27 November 2009 (UTC)
I'm not disagreeing with you that these two articles fall within the scope of the Tech Project, but with all due respect I do think you've missed the point we're trying to make here – we're all familiar with WP:OWN, and no-one is claiming sole rights to either article, it's more a matter of courtesy and recognition of effort by not replacing the Aviation banner as the founding Project at the top of the page. Following on my other point of why tag just two examples of an engine type – this doesn't make sense to me when the reciprocating engine article that encompasses the general engine design concept has not been tagged by the Tech Project. There are numerous others like Turbofan and Turbojet just to give two examples off the top of my head that would also be good candidates for your Project; and I still think the ESE would be perfect for you, so how about it? --Red Sunset 07:50, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

Seeking reassessment

Hi, I'm from iPhone, and I noticed that (of four WikiProjects concerned) you rank it as C-class, while others say B-class. The template further says that the only criterion not met is adequate references. The article has close to 200 citations. Could someone reevaluate iPhone please? HereToHelp (talk to me) 03:56, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

Combustor

A little cross-wiki-project posting here. I have opened a peer review for the Combustor article over a WP:Aviation. It's a reasonably technical topic, and I'm hoping to get comments from several different groups of editors so that I get a decent feel for how easy the article is to read/understand. Please take a look at the article and leave any comments you may have at the peer review page. Thanks! -SidewinderX (talk) 20:43, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

WP 1.0 bot announcement

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WikiProject Industrial design and Design portal

Hi guys! We just opened the Wikipedia:WikiProject Industrial design for business and would appreciate if you could put a link to it in your 'Parentage' section. Thanks in advance! --AlainR345Techno-Wiki-Geek 18:41, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Category:CNC, CAD, and CAM

FYI, Category:CNC, CAD, and CAM has been nominated for renaming. 70.29.210.242 (talk) 06:19, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

IEEE

FYI, several IEEE categories have been nominated for renaming, see Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2010 February 23. 70.29.210.242 (talk) 06:30, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Popular pages

How do you get this feature on a WP? It's something I'd like to see over at WP:MILLS. Mjroots (talk) 12:08, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Missing technology topics

I've updated my list of missing technology topics - Skysmith (talk) 12:17, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

FAC nomination

Distributed element filter has been nominated as a Featured article candidate. You are welcome to leave comments on its nomination page. SpinningSpark 09:30, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Technology articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release

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We would like to ask you to review the Technology articles and revisionIDs we have chosen. Selected articles are marked with a diamond symbol (♦) to the right of each article, and this symbol links to the selected version of each article. If you believe we have included or excluded articles inappropriately, please contact us at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8 with the details. You may wish to look at your WikiProject's articles with cleanup tags and try to improve any that need work; if you do, please give us the new revisionID at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8. We would like to complete this consultation period by midnight UTC on Monday, October 11th.

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New article: Internet and Technology Law Desk Reference

New article, created, at Internet and Technology Law Desk Reference. Additional assistance in research would be appreciated, feel free to help out at the article's talk page. Cheers, -- Cirt (talk) 12:49, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

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I have subscribed this project to Wikipedia:Article alerts and added link Wikipedia:WikiProject Technology/Article alerts to section Wikipedia:WikiProject Technology#Article alerts. When the red link goes blue it should be working, I hope this is the right way to do this. -84user (talk) 16:50, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Punch cards

Punched card has been nominated for renaming, see Talk:punched card. 65.94.71.179 (talk) 05:10, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

New article: Beyond the First Amendment

New article, created, at Beyond the First Amendment. Additional assistance in research would be appreciated, feel free to help out at the article's talk page. Cheers, -- Cirt (talk) 21:59, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Early motorcycles synchronization

Please see discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Motorcycling#Early_motorcycles_synchronization.--Dbratland (talk) 02:50, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Leonardo's steam powered canon

I have started the article Architonnerre describing the steam powered cannon illustrated by Leonardo Da Vinci in the late 15th century. A look over by engineering eyes would be welcome. Lumos3 (talk) 22:19, 15 February 2011 (UTC).

Citation templates now support more identifiers

Recent changes were made to citations templates (such as {{citation}}, {{cite journal}}, {{cite web}}...). In addition to what was previously supported (bibcode, doi, jstor, isbn, ...), templates now support arXiv, ASIN, JFM, LCCN, MR, OL, OSTI, RFC, SSRN and Zbl. Before, you needed to place |id={{arxiv|0123.4567}} (or worse |url=http://arxiv.org/abs/0123.4567), now you can simply use |arxiv=0123.4567, likewise for |id={{JSTOR|0123456789}} and |url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/0123456789|jstor=0123456789.

The full list of supported identifiers is given here (with dummy values):


{{cite journal |author=John Smith |year=2000 |title=How to Put Things into Other Things |journal=Journal of Foobar |volume=1 |issue=2 |pages=3–4 |arxiv=0123456789 |asin=0123456789 |bibcode=0123456789 |doi=0123456789 |jfm=0123456789 |jstor=0123456789 |lccn=0123456789 |isbn=0123456789 |issn=0123456789 |mr=0123456789 |oclc=0123456789 |ol=0123456789 |osti=0123456789 |rfc=0123456789 |pmc=0123456789 |pmid=0123456789 |ssrn=0123456789 |zbl=0123456789 |id={{para|id|____}} }}

Obviously not all citations needs all parameters, but this streamlines the most popular ones and gives both better metadata and better appearances when printed. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 03:24, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

Peer review on DNA nanotechnology articles

Hi all! I currently have peer reviews running for two articles I have worked on, DNA nanotechnology (review page) and Nucleic acid design (review page). I'd appreciate it if you could take a look and leave any feedback you could give. Thanks! Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 01:46, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

Renaming discussion

Talk:List of Indian inventions and discoveries#Gordian Knot ballot box. Gun Powder Ma (talk) 13:43, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

Can you help the newcomers with some easy tasks?

Hello,

I am working with the Account Creation Improvement Project (my latest report is here). Now I need your help to find some easy things for newcomers to do.

To guide the new users into working on the articles, we have created a step-by-step process that starts right after the new user has provided a username and a password. Here is the first step. If you click on "technology", for instance, you go to a page where you are asked to state your skills. And based on your choice there, you go to a page that combines these two choices. Here is what it looks like if you choose copyediting.

Right now, that list of articles that needs copyediting in the field of technology, has been created manually by a rather small set of users. That is not a scalable solution. Especially considering that these articles could very well be edited by the time we have created all the lists.

That's why my question to you in WikiProject technology is if you could create four templates for each of the four skillsets: Copyediting, Research & Writing, Fact checking, and Organizing - and keep them updated? We could then transclude those templates in the account creation process.

This is probably one of the most efficient things you can do in this project. Yes, really! There are roughly 5-7000 new users - each day. Around 30% of them start to edit. So if only a sixth of them sees the technology templates, that's around 250 potential new editors in your field - each day. Possibly more. And they want and need something easy to do. Some of them will continue to edit if they think that the tasks are fun and they are welcomed into the project.

So, what do you say about those templates?

I will gladly answer any questions you may have about this question or the project. Best wishes//Hannibal (talk) 16:34, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

Mfd Wikipedia:WikiProject Technology History

Please see Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Technology History. --Kleinzach 06:00, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Renewable energy portal at FPC

Portal:Renewable energy is currently a Featured portal candidate. Any contributions and/or feedback appreciated. --Elekhh (talk) 22:07, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Requested move: Implications/impact of nanotechnology

For those of you who have an interest in nanotechnology, there is a requested move discussion at Talk:Environmental implications of nanotechnology#Requested move as to the proper name of the Implications of nanotechnology series of articles. Any input would be greatly appreciated! Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 06:11, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

Proposal to change a section title

There's a proposal to adjust one of the main section titles used in "Wikipedia's contents", which will also affect the order in which the section titles are presented. See Portal talk:Contents#Proposal for main section title adjustment. The Transhumanist 02:29, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

FAR Transhumanism

I have nominated Transhumanism for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. The article is within the scope of this WikiProject. Itsmejudith (talk) 18:36, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

A Collection of Predictions for Technology 50 Years in the Future

Recently I have been studying the efforts to predict what technology will look like in 50 years. I have discovered that there is little information in this area that is not either very broad and nonspecific or specified to a degree that people are unable to get the general sense of what life would be like. As I am new to editing Wikipedia I am reluctant to create a specific page on Tecnology in 50 Years seeing as there are some articles on specifics like "Future Car Technologies" or "Technology Forecasting" I would appreciate feedback on whether the creation of such a page would be a good idea. Perhaps a page on multiple specific topics into the future of technology such as on this site, https://sites.google.com/site/technologyin50years/ or perhaps even more specific with Wikipedia's use of links to explain more about topics within topics. This type of a page may be just what is needed to link the many technology pages that already exist together. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mira Wind (talkcontribs) 02:54, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Technology will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in technology's history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 00:53, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

Outdated articles?

Comments on Wikipedia:Village_pump_(idea_lab)#Static_vs_dynamic_topics:_seriously_outdated_articles will be appreciated, so we can get a general perspective on this. Thanks. History2007 (talk) 05:07, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

Hydraulic fracturing chemicals

Hydraulic fracturing article's fracturing fluids section includes several link to cellulose and guar derivatives, some of them are being red links. I wonder if members of this wikiproject could help with checking these links and maybe create relevant stubs or redirect to relevant existing articles. Also, the fracturing fluids section and chemicals section of that article needs assistance with cleaning up. Thank you. Beagel (talk) 19:07, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

C++ Programming Textbook

Hello all! I’m working with the Saylor foundation to create a series of original, crowd-sourced textbooks that will be openly licensed and freely available on the web and within Saylor’s free, self-paced courses at Saylor.org. We are using Wikibooks as a platform to host this project and hope to garner the interest of existing members of the Wikibooks and Wikipedia community, as well as bring in new members! We thought that some of your members may be interested in contributing to our book Saylor.org's C++ Programming. Azinheira (talk) 18:47, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

List of hackspaces

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Hackerspace#List of hackspaces is WAY too long. -- Trevj (talk) 10:29, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Nuclear power by country

Category:Nuclear power by country has been nominated for deletion, merging, or renaming. You are encouraged to join the discussion on the Categories for discussion page. Beagel (talk) 07:44, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

New categories Economics of innovation, Sociology de l'innovation, Economists of innovation, Sociologists of innovation

New categories Economics of innovation, Sociology de l'innovation, Economists of innovation, Sociologists of innovation Euroflux (talk) 20:26, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:HighBeam

Wikipedia:HighBeam describes a limited opportunity for Wikipedia editors to have access to HighBeam Research.
Wavelength (talk) 16:08, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

I don't know where to put this suggestion, but it would be nice to have a section on repair of tritium or other permanent illumination and custom installation on watches or other items. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Carlos Perdue (talkcontribs) 20:15, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Nokia Lumia 822 at Articles for Improvement.

Dear members of the Technology WikiProject. This notification is sent from the Articles for Improvement team to let you know that the article Nokia Lumia 822, which has been tagged as part of the project, has been selected to receive a community improvement.

Users and members of the project that are willing to help, may do so in the article's entry on the Articles for Improvement page.

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Regards. — ΛΧΣ21 05:29, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

Microhip and IC Category merge proposal at Commons

Hi there,

Apologies if this is slightly offtopic at Wikipedia, but I'd be grateful if some of you could contribute your thoughts to the proposed merge of the "Microchips" and "Integrated circuits" categories on the discussion at Wikimedia Commons]. Thank you. Ubcule (talk) 15:02, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

History of Technology article

Currently the History of technology article is rated start-class, but it seems like that rating is a bit ungenerous. Would someone please re-review the article? -- YPNYPN 17:37, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

Injection molding reassessment

I've just made a lot of important changes to Injection molding. I've added references, addressed maintenance templates and then removed them, and made the whole citation style of the article uniform across the board. It's a high-quality article, though I say that in light of my own changes, and I think it deserves reassessment in quality. I don't think it would take long to push it to potentially qualify for Featured article status. --Kierkkadon talk/contribs 17:29, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

RedTacton

Can you techheads take a look at the RedTacton article? Interesting stuff but I am not sure whether it is notable enough. Cheers. -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 00:05, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Injection molding good article nomination

I've nominated Injection molding for Good Article review. I'd love it if somebody would do what they could to get it reviewed. Thanks! --Kierkkadon talk/contribs 17:31, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Technology glossaries

Looking at Category:Glossaries it looks like we could do with a Category:Glossaries of technology. -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 20:13, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Integrated circuit inventor

A discussion is underway at Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard#Patents as source for invention claims about whether patents are suitable reliable sources to support claims that a particular person invented the process used to fabricate integrated circuits. Jc3s5h (talk) 21:25, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Infobox engineer

{{Infobox engineer}} has been nominated for deletion -- 65.92.180.137 (talk) 23:16, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

RFC: Eighth Generation Consoles

I'm looking for additional outside opinions into the inclusion or exclusion of Video Game Consoles into the 8th Generation article. I have started a new section here and am requesting outside comment. Talk:History_of_video_game_consoles_(eighth_generation)#.22We_need_hardware_comparisons.22. Thank you. -Kai445 (talk) 07:35, 9 January 2013 (UTC) Jhghjgjgjhgjhgjhgjhgjhgjhgjhv₵฿yiƒ♥♦♠♣₪ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.26.157.250 (talk) 17:52, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Angle projection images up for deletion

file:ThirdAngle.png and file:FirstAngle.png have been nominated for deletion -- 65.92.180.137 (talk) 17:15, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Apps Proposal

A proposal for a WikiProject Apps has been made at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Apps. As WikiProject Technology is a related WikiProject, members of this WikiProject are invited to join the discussion. Thank you. XapApp (talk) 03:07, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been featured

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Hello,
Please note that Industry, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by Theo's Little Bot at 03:16, 10 June 2013 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

RFC needs outside comment. `

See Talk:Sousveillance for an RFC which needs outside comment. Any additional comments would be useful to prevent an edit war and help provide resolution. Thanks. --Jayron32 23:44, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

Coal gasification

Coal gasification article needs some help for cleanup/expansion. There is also an issue if this article should include different project description or not. Beagel (talk) 16:39, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been featured

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Hello,
Please note that Home appliance, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by Theo's Little Bot at 02:52, 24 July 2013 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

{{Science}}

FYI, there's a note at WT:PHYSICS about a discussion at template talk:Science concerning Template:Science (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) -- 76.65.128.222 (talk) 06:07, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Missing topics page

I have updated Missing topics about technology - Skysmith (talk) 12:08, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to WikiProject Invention

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Hello, WikiProject Technology.

You are invited to join WikiProject Invention, a WikiProject and resource dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of inventions and invention-related topics.
To join the project, just add your name to the member list. Northamerica1000(talk) 01:42, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Requested move notification

Greetings! I have recently relisted a requested move discussion at Talk:Program for Appropriate Technology in Health#Requested move, regarding a page relating to this WikiProject. Discussion and opinions are invited. Thanks, Mdann52 (talk) 12:42, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Article in progress

Hey, all. I'm puttering in userspace on an article about Star Trek's influence on science and technology. Trying to shy away a focus on how they're depicted in the fiction, I'm instead interested in good information about professionals and products that were directly inspired by the franchise. If you can suggest any leads, existing articles with good citations I can harvest, or feedback on the focus/scope/structure, etc. about the work-in-progress itself, I welcome it. I'll keep this talk page bookmarked for awhile, but feedback directly on the draft's talk page would be most useful for me. Thank you! --EEMIV (talk) 15:55, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Media (communication)

What do people think of this article? It seems to have started as a split from Communications but it's confusing and in part based on a self-published book.[2] It seems to have no focus and I think it's a candidate for a redirect or AfD. Dougweller (talk) 14:41, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Nokia

Might like to participate here Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Nokia

Waveguide filter again

The previous FA nomination of Waveguide filter was archived without promotion due to a lack of supporters on the nomination page. Would editors interested please take a look and if you think the article is FA material please support at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Waveguide filter/archive2. SpinningSpark 17:43, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Aluminum Ion Battery

Dear tech people: Here's an submission at Afc about a type of battery. Is this a different topic from Aluminium–air battery? —Anne Delong (talk) 16:31, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Don't think so. The first reference in your submitted article treats them as being two different things. In Al-ion the Al reacts with the electrolyte, in Al-air it reacts with oxygen in the air. SpinningSpark 17:59, 11 November 2013 (UTC)
The Aliminum-air article says that it is not rechargeable. The Aluminum-ion references seem to indicate that this type is rechargeable. This would be a major difference - but maybe the existing article is just out of date. —Anne Delong (talk) 21:21, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Portal:Technology for featured candidacy

I've nominated Portal:Technology for featured candidacy. Comments would be appreciated, at Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Portal:Technology. — Cirt (talk) 01:58, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

Category:People in Voice over IP nominated for deletion

Category:People in Voice over IP has been nominated for deletion. Please join the discussion. XOttawahitech (talk) 07:22, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Sony Xperia L

Hi. I'm not at all knowlegeable in this area. But I've run across an article about a device that I'm willing to be could pass the threshhold for notability, if only someone would give it sources beyond the two commercial sites in its reference section. Would someone please review this talk page entry and the article itself. Thanks. David in DC (talk) 12:08, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

"handling-machine"

The usage of Handling-machine (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views) and handling machine is under discussion, see talk:handling-machine. "handling-machine" is currently a science fiction topic. -- 65.94.78.70 (talk) 07:30, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

"Aeronautics"

FYI, Aeronautics (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views) has been proposed to be merged into aviation, see talk:aviation -- 65.94.78.9 (talk) 23:26, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Aeronatics

FYI, aeronautics has been proposed to be renamed to aeronautical science, see talk:aeronautics -- 70.50.148.122 (talk) 05:06, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Advice and any initiative would be considered helpful: Fault current limiter

A 'low interest' rated article in Project Physics that could deserve better, perhaps if viewed from one or another of the subbranches in WP:TECH. See Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Physics#Advice please: (Solid State) Fault Current Limiters and Superconducting Fault Current limiters. Perhaps relating the subject to Category:supraconductivity only is misleading. Thank you. --Askedonty (talk) 16:42, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Help a new user out?

Hey, I need some help with an article and by extension, a new user. The article in question is XOLO, which is about an Indian technology company. The user in question is User:PrajayXG. I think that he's the same person as User:XOLOHQ, but this isn't a case of him being a representative for the company. This looks to be just an instance of a younger editor coming onto Wikipedia to write about something he particularly loves and running into the issues that a lot of people tend to have when they first started editing. I don't think that there's any bad or extremely promotional intent here- I think that PrajayXG has good intents here and he's trying to fix things, but he just needs some more guidance. Anyone from the tech WP want to give him a hand? I'm helping too, but I think that he needs someone who is particularly interested in gadgets- especially when it comes down to looking for sources for XOLO. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 11:05, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Archived some threads

I've archived some inactive threads to subsections which were notifications about discussions that have since been closed. — Cirt (talk) 17:48, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

State of the art

The scope, name and usage of State of the art (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views) is under discussion, see talk:State of the art. This was an article prior to 2 February 2014, when it was overwritten by a disambiguation page previously found at State of the art (disambiguation) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views) -- 70.50.148.248 (talk) 08:32, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Carlo Turchi and Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Thomas A Law

Hello technology people! Here are two old Afc drafts that could use a little TLC. The first is apparently about an inventor of combined telephony/telegraphy, and the second was involved in developing the photocopier. Is Turchi a notable inventor, and are the references suitable? The first article may be deleted as a stale draft; the second has been recently edited, so it's not in immediate danger of deletion. —Anne Delong (talk) 03:00, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Popular pages tool update

As of January, the popular pages tool has moved from the Toolserver to Wikimedia Tool Labs. The code has changed significantly from the Toolserver version, but users should notice few differences. Please take a moment to look over your project's list for any anomalies, such as pages that you expect to see that are missing or pages that seem to have more views than expected. Note that unlike other tools, this tool aggregates all views from redirects, which means it will typically have higher numbers. (For January 2014 specifically, 35 hours of data is missing from the WMF data, which was approximated from other dates. For most articles, this should yield a more accurate number. However, a few articles, like ones featured on the Main Page, may be off).

Web tools, to replace the ones at tools:~alexz/pop, will become available over the next few weeks at toollabs:popularpages. All of the historical data (back to July 2009 for some projects) has been copied over. The tool to view historical data is currently partially available (assessment data and a few projects may not be available at the moment). The tool to add new projects to the bot's list is also available now (editing the configuration of current projects coming soon). Unlike the previous tool, all changes will be effective immediately. OAuth is used to authenticate users, allowing only regular users to make changes to prevent abuse. A visible history of configuration additions and changes is coming soon. Once tools become fully available, their toolserver versions will redirect to Labs.

If you have any questions, want to report any bugs, or there are any features you would like to see that aren't currently available on the Toolserver tools, see the updated FAQ or contact me on my talk page. Mr.Z-bot (talk) (for Mr.Z-man) 05:29, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Writing an article on Critical Making

Hi, I am writing an article on critical making. It would be great if anyone wanna have a look at it and provide some feedback on the talk page. Here is the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Zhengya3/sandbox Thanks! --Zhengya3 (talk) 19:17, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Four-paragraph leads -- a WP:RfC on the matter

Hello, everyone. There is a WP:RfC on whether or not the leads of articles should generally be no longer than four paragraphs (refer to WP:Manual of Style/Lead section for the current guideline). As this will affect Wikipedia on a wide scale, including WikiProjects that often deal with article formatting, if the proposed change is implemented, I invite you to the discussion; see here: Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Lead section#RFC on four paragraph lead. Flyer22 (talk) 16:43, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/flicker flame light

Dear technology experts: Is the above old Afc submission about a notable topic, or is this already covered under Gas-discharge lamp ? —Anne Delong (talk) 14:49, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Prahlad Vadakkepat

Dear editors: Here is an old abandoned Afc submission that may be of interest to this project. Is this a notable roboticist, and should the article be kept instead of being deleted as a stale draft? —Anne Delong (talk) 22:18, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Deterministic Ethernet

Hello, technology experts. Is this old Afc submission worth keeping and improving, or should it be deleted as a stale draft? —Anne Delong (talk) 11:45, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Microsoft FAR

I have nominated Microsoft for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Indrian (talk) 04:56, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Iphone air

Could someone please review this new page? It appears to be a copy-paste of sections of iPhone 5 with the key terms changed around. I can't tell if this is real or a hoax. I know there is an iPad Air. --S.G.(GH) ping! 15:07, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject Technology At Wikimania 2014

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.
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