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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Émile Bertrand - Jules Massenet - Cendrillon poster.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on May 24, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-05-24. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:31, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

January-March 2015 Milhist reviewing award[edit]

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For completing 2 reviews during January-March 2015, on behalf of the Wikiproject Military History coordinators, I hereby award you the Wikistripe. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 09:27, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

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Featured article for 20 May Signpost[edit]

Hello, I did not know where to put this. This was promoted 14 May, so I think it goes in the Signpost coming out next week.

attacking gopher
  • Camas pocket gopher (nominated by Gaff) Said to be "one of the most vicious animals known for its size", the camas pocket gopher of Oregon in the United States is born toothless, blind and hairless before growing to become a fearsome rodent. Fortunately the animal is herbivorous so its purring or twittering should not indicate danger to humans.

Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:23, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CX, May 2015[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/SG-1000[edit]

It would be nice, if you could close this one for me. Regards, 14:45, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Jane Addams[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Illustrated War News, Dec. 23, 1914, page 38, left side - Darwan Sing Negi.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on June 24, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-06-24. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:03, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

  • The image has been rescheduled for the 26th. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:22, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Potential FPs from Yorkshire GLAMwiki partnerships[edit]

Hi Adam, could I get some advice about the featured picture process. I'm running the Yorkshire Network GLAMwiki Project and I'd love to see some of the images get featured but am a little wary of COI issues and how to go about the process. Here's a gallery of just a few files that might be worth a shot but I'd appreciate your thoughts and perhaps you'll find more appropriate images in the relevant Commons Categories?

The commons cats are:

What do you think? Cheers PatHadley (talk) 11:42, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

@PatHadley: The first thing to do is to get them into all appropriate articles that they should be in. For example. the Franz Snyder would be an excellent candidate, but needs to be in an article for seven days. They may benefit from having suitable crops taken from them - for example, the map might benefit from cropping out the wood holding it down at the bottom and the black around it - these should, of course, be uploaded as separate files. Link the variants together: You say that there's a tiff available of the game stall, but that's not linked. An example of one I've restored and how I like to link things is File:Charlotte_Perkins_Gilman_c._1900.jpg - note the "Other versions" field; it doesn't matter exactly how you do it, though, so long as it's all linked.
These are clearly valuable resources. I can give some thoughts:
  • I don't think we've had a flythrough at FPC before. I suspect one with such credentials pass easily, one might want to add it to some articles on archaeological reconstruction, and consider an article on flythrough, but probably not necessary. User:Crisco 1492, any thoughts?
  • The strata map is excellent. Restoration is possible, though this will strain my computer a little bit. It may be unnecessary outside of an appropriate crop. Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:50, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
  • I think a flythrough would probably have a chance. Still finishing up an article, though, so I haven't had time to look at it in detail. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:58, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Cracking. Thanks for all the advice. I'll get them on more relevant articles and do some tweaked versions of some of them. Cheers PatHadley (talk) 14:31, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
@PatHadley: File:Coppergate Helmet YORCM CA665-1.jpg would be an excellent candidate as well. Adam Cuerden (talk) 14:47, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Actually, it strikes me as oversharpened. If there's access to the RAW files, I'd love to work with them. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 15:11, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Thanks for all this help folks!
  • I suspect that the Coppergate Helmet image is actually a scanned slide but I can't be sure. I'll have more of a poke around. I remember seeing some really good detailed shots of the filigree work too. (personally I'd love the excuse to pop it out the case and snap it again with the new kit at YMT.
  • I've had a quick go at adjusting the Smith map but have limited photoshop access. The current version in use on the article (File:Geological map Britain William Smith 1815.jpg) is much punchier and usable at small sizes but obviously lacks the resolution or authenticity/provenance of the Yorkshire Museum's copy. As can be seen from the Geological Soceity's recently rediscovered copy (here on Flickr but watermarked) the original colours were much brighter.
  • I'll also play with the Snyder. I'll see if I can get some info from the curators in order to be adding cropped details more informatively.
  • Cheers all! PatHadley (talk) 09:55, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
  • If there's a chance at retaking it, that would be great... shame I'm too darned far away to help. I'm ... somewhat handy with a camera myself. — Chris Woodrich (talk)

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'Strata of England and Wales' The William Smith Geological Map - Adjusted for clarity YORYM 2004 25
  • Right, here's a quick and dirty reworking of the map. Probably not good enough for FP but might be better for the article and inspire a more competent restoration attempt. Thoughts? @Crisco 1492: We'd love to have you, but at least I can now be confident that the skills in-house will do things justice! PatHadley (talk) 12:54, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
    • That seems to have changed the colours of the ink, amongst other issues. I'm not quite sure what you did to it... Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:02, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Like I said, quick and dirty. I mostly used the automatic tools in GIMP (free and handy) and used the Geological Society's copy as a guide. Far too much scope for error but no more than the other versions on Commons? I'm more than happy for that to be over-written with a better version. PatHadley (talk) 10:23, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
  • @PatHadley: Yes, the ones I've seen look very good. Have you been editing to correct for lens distortion? I took a look at A Game Stall, and I note that the frame seems to bend. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:12, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Also, there are slight parallax errors on the top of the frame. I'm curious as to whether or not you are using a panoramic head with your tripod. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:20, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
      • That image was taken by moving the tripod laterally on a trolley and then stitching with Microsoft ICE. It was a test that we were reasonably pleased with but perhaps for FP it'd be better to supply the calibrated single image? PatHadley (talk) 10:23, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
        • Ah, that explains it. I tried working with ICE for a while, but there were issues. It's a very fast and dirty program with room to modify the output. I believe Photoshop would work for a trolley shot (it's similar to scanning a work in multiple portions, after all, which I know is supported), but it can consume a lot of resources. PTGui works pretty well, too, and is less of a processor/RAM hog. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 12:23, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
          • We actually tried PhotoShop first and ICE was far better. Both have settings for tracking rather than panning. I'll have a crack with PTGui. We're looking into kit or a home-made rig that will enable us to move orthogonally sideways and up/down to get gridded stitches (that is just 3 shots in portrait). GigaPixel here we come! PatHadley (talk) 13:08, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
          • Interesting. If you use PT Gui, you may want to use the SmartBlend plugin. It handles parallax better. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:16, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

VisualEditor News #3—2015[edit]

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The link tool has been re-designed:

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Since the last newsletter, the Editing Team has created new interfaces for the link and citation tools, as well as fixing many bugs and changing some elements of the design. Some of these bugs affected users of VisualEditor on mobile devices. Status reports are posted on Mediawiki.org. The worklist for April through June is available in Phabricator.

A test of VisualEditor's effect on new editors at the English Wikipedia has just completed the first phase. During this test, half of newly registered editors had VisualEditor automatically enabled, and half did not. The main goal of the study is to learn which group was more likely to save an edit and to make productive, unreverted edits. Initial results will be posted at Meta later this month.

Recent improvements[edit]

Auto-fill features for citations are available at a few Wikipedias through the citoid service. Citoid takes a URL or DOI for a reliable source, and returns a pre-filled, pre-formatted bibliographic citation. If Citoid is enabled on your wiki, then the design of the citation workflow changed during May. All citations are now created inside a single tool. Inside that tool, choose the tab you want (<citoid-citeFromIDDialog-mode-auto>, <citoid-citeFromIDDialog-mode-manual>, or <citoid-citeFromIDDialog-mode-reuse>). The cite button is now labeled with the word "Cite" rather than a book icon, and the autofill citation dialog now has a more meaningful label, "<Citoid-citeFromIDDialog-lookup-button>", for the submit button.

The link tool has been redesigned based on feedback from Wikipedia editors and user testing. It now has two separate sections: one for links to articles and one for external links. When you select a link, its pop-up context menu shows the name of the linked page, a thumbnail image from the linked page, Wikidata's description, and/or appropriate icons for disambiguation pages, redirect pages and empty pages. Search results have been reduced to the first five pages. Several bugs were fixed, including a dark highlight that appeared over the first match in the link inspector (T98085).  

The special character inserter in VisualEditor now uses the same special character list as the wikitext editor. Admins at each wiki can also create a custom section for frequently used characters at the top of the list. Please read the instructions for customizing the list at mediawiki.org. Also, there is now a tooltip to describing each character in the special character inserter (T70425).

Several improvements have been made to templates. When you search for a template to insert, the list of results now contains descriptions of the templates. The parameter list inside the template dialog now remains open after inserting a parameter from the list, so that users don’t need to click on "Add more information" each time they want to add another parameter (T95696). The team added a new property for TemplateData, "Example", for template parameters. This optional, translatable property will show up when there is text describing how to use that parameter (T53049).

The design of the main toolbar and several other elements have changed slightly, to be consistent with the MediaWiki theme. In the Vector skin, individual items in the menu are separated visually by pale gray bars. Buttons and menus on the toolbar can now contain both an icon and a text label, rather than just one or the other. This new design feature is being used for the cite button on wikis where the Citoid service is enabled.

The team has released a long-desired improvement to the handling of non-existent images. If a non-existent image is linked in an article, then it is now visible in VisualEditor and can be selected, edited, replaced, or removed.

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Ping[edit]

Hi Adam,

I don't know how closely you’ve followed the research project about VisualEditor, but since they will be moving into the data analysis phase before long, I wanted to personally ask a few "regulars" at WP:VEF to let me know if they’d seen anything unusual during the last week or two. (It's been a while since you've posted much there, but you're still in the top 10 all-time editors at WP:VEF.) Anyway, if you've seen anything or have any thoughts on it, then please let me know. There's a thread open at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback#Test feedback if you want, or you can always leave a note at my talk page or send me e-mail. Thanks, Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 06:19, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Strobridge & Co. Lith.- Ben-Hur - Klaw & Erlanger's Stupendous Production.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on June 30, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-06-30. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:59, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Jeeves[edit]

Good to see you back[edit]

I hope your downtime was restful, or fruitful, or both. Tony (talk) 08:16, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
I love it Azumah1 (talk) 14:44, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Un ballo in maschera[edit]

Giuseppe Verdi, Un Ballo in maschera, Vocal score frontispiece - restoration.jpg
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Thank you for the support[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/I Lombardi alla prima crociata[edit]

Giuseppe Verdi, Lombardi alla prima crociata. Libretto, 1843 - Restoration.jpg
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Ideas[edit]

Hi, Adam.

I saw your comment at VPPR, and it looks like you might not have finished. (You seemed to be starting a numbered list, but there’s only one item in it.  ;-) Anyway, I thought you might like to know that they're working on a GuidedTour for VisualEditor (read up on it at phab:T89074 and phab:T101481). They're also currently working on some animated tutorials, like this one (a few other ideas listed at phab:T101211). If you've got more ideas, then leaving a note at WP:VEF or directly on the Phab tasks might be good. Thanks, Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 06:32, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi Adam, and thanks for the note. I'm dubious that experienced editors would accept yet another button cluttering up the upper right. Name, Echo, Talk, Sandbox, Prefs, Beta, Watchlist, Contributions, Log out (and the UTC clock for me) plus "Show/Hide VisualEditor" might be wider than some people's screens, especially if the screen is small and the fonts need to be large. The team has been looking at other options for asking editors if they want to opt-in, like a small pop-up note (try going to el:Special:Random – that might trigger the big pop-up that the Content Translation tool is using). It's complicated, though: if a notice is big enough (or bright enough, or whatever) to be noticed by most people, then it's big enough to be very annoying to some people. There are no options that are both "effective" and "unnoticeable". I've been thinking about another watchlist notice, or maybe a sitenotice (maybe one set to display only on 1% of page views or only once per account). I suppose that the current discussion is likely to have an unintended side effect as a sort of 'opt-in reminder', too.
I've talked to the team in the past about help buttons, and the goal is to include in-context help where it's needed, and otherwise to omit it. You can see an example of this in the Media dialog. Add or edit an image, and then look for the (?) icons next to the caption and alt text fields. They have several tasks on their list related to this idea, and the Design Research team is testing different components to see which need help. However, in the study, the people who had VisualEditor were able to successfully make just as many unreverted edits as those who didn't, so there's no logical reason to delay access over these improvements. I also watched the usual on-wiki help forums during the test, and I saw no problems related to VisualEditor. If you have suggestions for specific places to add in-context help, then please leave a note with details at WP:VEF.
There are plans to eventually integrate the editing environments, with the ability to switch back and forth at will. It'll look more like what they do in Mobile – first you open the editor, and then you switch to VisualEditor if/when you want to. (It's supposed to remember what you used for the last edit, so if you like VisualEditor, you won't have to switch every single time.) But this is a couple of years out.
You can make links in VisualEditor without taking your hands off your keyboard. I made this link without taking my hands off the keyboard until I needed to click the final "Save" button. Control+ Option+v opens VisualEditor. I typed the sentence, selected a word, and typed Control+ Option+k to open the link tool (I'm told that 'k' matches the shortcut in Google Docs and Microsoft Office). I used arrow keys to select the link target, and Enter to close it. Control+ Option+s opens the Save dialog, where I typed the edit summary. The only thing I can't do from the keyboard is click the final "Save" button – and that's planned at phab:T98105. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 19:00, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Carl Nielsen[edit]

Thanks, Adam, for taking an interest in this article and adding a new photograph of Carl Nielsen. Unfortunately it cannot be included until we have established its first date of publication. We went through a series of problems with photographs of Nielsen when the article was under examination for FA. I have in fact identified a number of early illustrated publications on Nielsen and will obtain them from the library when I return to Denmark in a couple of weeks time. Until then, I think it is safer to keep those that have been approved.--Ipigott (talk) 08:49, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Giovanna d'Arco[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXI, June 2015[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Les Troyens Set[edit]

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Hector Berlioz, Les Troyens à Carthage vocal score cover - Restoration.jpg
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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Portrait of ASTP crews - restoration.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on July 15, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-07-15. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:56, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

FPs for FC[edit]

Hey Adam, I was just checking in to see whether you would be able to get the FPs done for FC this week -- we would like to publish in 24-36 hours or so. If you could let me know either way, that'd be great. Thanks -- Go Phightins! 03:00, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

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Spelling[edit]

The word is "occurrence".

This service is brought to you by Anal Pedants International Inc. -- Jack of Oz [pleasantries] 11:45, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

@JackofOz: Dagnabbit, I'm usually better about that. Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:49, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Help needed[edit]

Hi Adam, are you interested in helping out with this? Wikipedia:Labels/VE experiment edits Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 16:44, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Carl Nielsen[edit]

Carl Nielsen c. 1908 - Restoration.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Kue[edit]

Jajan Pasar in Jakarta edit.JPG
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Thank you for your nomination and support for the kue jajan pasar image. I do really appreciate it, this is my first featured picture, terima kasih. Gunkarta  talk  06:15, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/La traviata[edit]

Giuseppe Verdi, La traviata title page - Restoration.jpg
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Question[edit]

You've done an outstanding job on the restoration on the linking of the first transcontinental railroad image, and for that I owe you some thanks, however before I give it I have a question for you: since you are much better at locating and restoring images than I am, would you be interested in taking on another D&R nomination from me existing FP stock? TomStar81 (Talk) 19:54, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

The image in question is File:USS Pennsylvania moving into Lingayen Gulf.jpg (my very first FPC success story, incidentally :) Nommed by me back in August of 2005, the photo is coming up on 10 years as an FP but is below the current size limit for FPs, and to complicate matters there are two versions floating around, the featured version and a derivative linked from the page that shows the radar mast (apparently that got altered due to WWII censorship). I'd like to get the current FP switched to the version with radar mast included, but unless a higher resolution photo with the radar mast can be located the only success I'd have at FPC would be obtaining consensus to delist and replace with File:USS PENNSYLVANIA and battleship of COLORADO class followed by three cruisers move in line into Lingayen Gulf... - NARA - 520627.tif, an image with the need resolution but in need of a little TLC. If you know where we might find a version with the need resolution and the radar mast it would be the jackpot, but I'd settle for the second linked image restored to have a classic image updated to to meet current FP guidelines. Can you help? TomStar81 (Talk) 05:37, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
Here's the one with the radar mast. TomStar81 (Talk) 05:43, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
I'll defer to your judgement on that one then, although I did notice (having finally looked closely at both versions) that every other ship in both photos save but for Pennsylvania (the lead ship) has radar masts regardless of which version is used. In either event, would it be possible to restore the hi-res version for a delist-and-replace FP nomination? I would like for this one to remain an FP, but to do that I need some help. TomStar81 (Talk) 03:43, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Henry Atwell Thomas - Franz von Suppé - Fatinitza.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on July 23, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-07-23. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:26, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Robinson Crusoé[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Rigoletto redux[edit]

Giuseppe Verdi, Rigoletto, Vocal score illustration by Roberto Focosi - Restoration.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Funeral of Alfonso XII of Spain[edit]

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