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Item This week Next week Week after
1. Weekly page created Yes Yes No
2. Article specified Yes Yes No
3. Picture/file chosen Yes Yes No
4. Caption written Yes Yes No
It is currently week 10 of 2015. Purge this page to refresh the checklist.

Choose the TAFI article for Week 10 of 2015 - extended[edit]

The following discussion is closed and will soon be archived.

Hello @Buster7, Northamerica1000, NickPenguin, Whiteghost.ink, Ypnypn, Madalibi, Moswento, Kvng, Coin945, Mark Miller, Evad37, Buffbills7701, GiantSnowman, Melody Lavender, EMachine03, EuroCarGT, CSJJ104, Iselilja, Khamar [ping list 1 of 2: edit] @Finnusertop, Tomásdearg92, CSJJ104, Davey2010, Stuartyeates, Gongshow, Jim Carter - Public, SL93, MrWooHoo, The boss 1998, Qwertyxp2000, Bananasoldier [ping list 2 of 2: edit], and others (anyone can participate!):

The following articles have been randomly chosen from the holding area:

Please indicate, before 23:59 UTC Saturday, your top three preferences in order: your top pick first, then your second choice, and then your third. These will be allocated 3, 2, and 1 points respectively, and the most popular article (with the most points) will be added to the scheduled for week 10 of 2015. Articles receiving 3 points or less will be archived. On behalf of the TAFI project, --NickPenguin(contribs) 01:25, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Votes (week 10)

Results:

Result was Backup dancer, thanks everyone. --NickPenguin(contribs) 07:30, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Comments (week 10)[edit]

  • Not fair how numbers 1-15 almost never get mentioned. When can they get selected at one point? Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 01:52, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
Suggestion: Do you think we could by default always add the very first and the very last article from the holding area to the voting list? The rest of the selections would be random as usual. Maybe that could make the holding area seem less stagnant, as all the articles would shift up and a freshly nominated article would also have a chance (TAFI folks may be more enthusiastic about an article they nominated/supported recently)? Bananasoldier (talk) 02:13, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
In my mind either it is random or it is arbitrary. But if we want to change the selection process, we can do whatever participants prefer. --NickPenguin(contribs) 06:57, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Regarding bots: Would we want a bot to automate the voting process, from random selection, gathering data on class & prose, to tallying the results? Bananasoldier (talk) 02:07, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
    In short, yes – at least for the random selection and opening the vote – but nobody wants to code bots for this or other tasks. Previous requests [1][2][3] have gone unanswered. - Evad37 [talk] 02:32, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
It would be really great if the process was automated, it would free up more time to improve articles. Operating the process really does absorb a great deal of energy. --NickPenguin(contribs) 06:57, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Vote extension[edit]

I think we will extend the vote another week, to bring the schedule back in line, but also for some additional participation. --NickPenguin(contribs) 17:33, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Agreed a week extension.SovalValtos (talk) 19:35, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
What do you vote for SovalValtos? Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 03:55, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
NickPenguin, why aren't you voting? No one else really is voting. Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 05:28, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
I've just been otherwise occupied. I'll throw my votes in. --NickPenguin(contribs) 15:25, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Choose the TAFI article for Week 11 of 2015[edit]

The following discussion is closed and will soon be archived.

Hello @Buster7, Northamerica1000, NickPenguin, Whiteghost.ink, Ypnypn, Madalibi, Moswento, Kvng, Coin945, Mark Miller, Evad37, Buffbills7701, GiantSnowman, Melody Lavender, EMachine03, EuroCarGT, CSJJ104, Iselilja, Khamar [ping list 1 of 2: edit] @Finnusertop, Tomásdearg92, CSJJ104, Davey2010, Stuartyeates, Gongshow, Jim Carter - Public, SL93, MrWooHoo, The boss 1998, Qwertyxp2000, Bananasoldier [ping list 2 of 2: edit], and others (anyone can participate!):

The following articles have been randomly chosen from the holding area:

Please indicate, before 23:59 UTC Saturday, your top three preferences in order: your top pick first, then your second choice, and then your third. These will be allocated 3, 2, and 1 points respectively, and the most popular article (with the most points) will be added to the scheduled for week 11 of 2015. Articles receiving 3 points or less will be archived.

Also, this is the last vote I will be available to schedule. My ability to help coordinate this project has been reduced, due to other life constraints. I know that there are many talented individuals here that will be able to help guide this project, and I hope they take this opportunity. Thanks everyone, --NickPenguin(contribs) 07:40, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Votes (week 11)

The results...

Thank you for voting! Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 01:46, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Comments (week 11)[edit]

How about this for a backup dancer image. Might help broaden the topic from 1930s musicals
COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Balinese dansers dansen de kètjak TMnr 10004676
SovalValtos (talk) 07:19, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
Any other ideas? I want a large varieties of pictures to choose from. Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 08:15, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
Quick, just give me a good picture for Backup dancer already! Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 22:31, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
I don't know what you mean by your one word question? --NickPenguin(contribs) 00:43, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Oh, what about archiving the last week's losing articles? Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 06:13, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
NickPenguin, archive last week's losing articles in the vote to Schedule? Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 06:16, 21 February 2015 (UTC
  • Because I see that NickPenguin is not going to do vote hosting any more, maybe I could? I promise they are not biased vote choices. I promise I will use the real number simulator method. Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 00:14, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 8, 2015)[edit]

Sicilian ice cream parlor.jpg

A Sicilian ice cream parlour

Hello, TAFI.

The following is WikiProject Today's articles for improvement's weekly selection:

Ice cream parlour


Previous selections: Stadium • Food science


Get involved with the TAFI project! You can...

Posted by: NORTH AMERICA1000 00:40, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Automation page[edit]

Just an FYI for project members, Wikipedia:Today's articles for improvement/Automation has been updated. NORTH AMERICA1000 08:47, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Choose the TAFI article for Week 12 of 2015[edit]

Hello @Buster7, Northamerica1000, NickPenguin, Whiteghost.ink, Ypnypn, Madalibi, Moswento, Kvng, Coin945, Mark Miller, Evad37, Buffbills7701, GiantSnowman, Melody Lavender, EMachine03, EuroCarGT, CSJJ104, Iselilja, Khamar [ping list 1 of 2: edit] @Finnusertop, Tomásdearg92, CSJJ104, Davey2010, Stuartyeates, Gongshow, Jim Carter - Public, SL93, MrWooHoo, The boss 1998, Qwertyxp2000, Bananasoldier [ping list 2 of 2: edit], and others (anyone can participate!):

The following articles have been randomly chosen from the holding area:

Please indicate, before 23:59 UTC Saturday, your top three preferences in order: your top pick first, then your second choice, and then your third. These will be allocated 3, 2, and 1 points respectively, and the most popular article (with the most points) will be added to the scheduled for week 12 of 2015. Articles receiving 3 points or less will be archived.

I promise that these randomly chosen articles are all completely random and chosen by a number simulator. Happy voting! Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 00:21, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Votes (week 12)[edit]

Comments (week 12)[edit]

  • I used this website, although the information will be different when you go there. Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 00:21, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Ping again! Try again!

@Buster7, Northamerica1000, NickPenguin, Whiteghost.ink, Ypnypn, Madalibi, Moswento, Kvng, Coin945, Mark Miller, Evad37, Buffbills7701, GiantSnowman, Melody Lavender, EMachine03, EuroCarGT, CSJJ104, Iselilja, Khamar [ping list 1 of 2: edit] @Finnusertop, Tomásdearg92, CSJJ104, Davey2010, Stuartyeates, Gongshow, Jim Carter - Public, SL93, MrWooHoo, The boss 1998, Qwertyxp2000, Bananasoldier [ping list 2 of 2: edit]

Working? Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 19:34, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
Yawn...

@Buster7, Northamerica1000, NickPenguin, Whiteghost.ink, Ypnypn, Madalibi, Moswento, Kvng, Coin945, Mark Miller, Evad37, Buffbills7701, GiantSnowman, Melody Lavender, EMachine03, EuroCarGT, CSJJ104, Iselilja, Khamar [ping list 1 of 2: edit]

@Finnusertop, Tomásdearg92, CSJJ104, Davey2010, Stuartyeates, Gongshow, Jim Carter - Public, SL93, MrWooHoo, The boss 1998, Qwertyxp2000, Bananasoldier [ping list 2 of 2: edit]

Ping work? Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 19:37, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
Hmm...


@Buster7, Northamerica1000, NickPenguin, Whiteghost.ink, Ypnypn, Madalibi, Moswento, Kvng, Coin945, Mark Miller, Evad37, Buffbills7701, GiantSnowman, Melody Lavender, EMachine03, EuroCarGT, CSJJ104, Iselilja, Khamar [ping list 1 of 2: edit]


@Finnusertop, Tomásdearg92, CSJJ104, Davey2010, Stuartyeates, Gongshow, Jim Carter - Public, SL93, MrWooHoo, The boss 1998, Qwertyxp2000, Bananasoldier [ping list 2 of 2: edit]

Working? Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 19:41, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Last Ping worked, Other than that none of the other pings have worked. (Echo really is going to shit - Seems it's getting worse!) ... –Davey2010Talk 19:42, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
@Qwertyxp2000: It didn't work because you didn't following the instructions. Read the instructions at Template:TAFI ping list if you want to make the pings work - or if you want more concrete examples, look in the page history for the three edits (not one, three!) Nick made each time to set up previous votes. - Evad37 [talk] 13:35, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Yep, no pings have worked for me. GiantSnowman 13:44, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Quickly and add an extra picture for Backup Dancer and Cuisine! Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 05:55, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Did a picture for cuisine. What picture for Backup dancer? Agree? Disagree? Someone else suggested it. Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 05:58, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

The Core Contest[edit]

The The Core Contest is a thirty-day contest focusing on improving Wikipedia's most important and most viewed articles. Prizes in the form of electronic store vouchers will be awarded.

The next (6th) running will be from 0.01 hrs UTC March 1 to 23.59 hrs UTC March 31 2015... so start your engines....
NORTH AMERICA1000 03:00, 3 March 2015 (UTC)