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Hello Alex Bakharev!

I have a question. My Russian ain't that top notch these days I can self-admit, but I feel like someone is playing with us. I couldn't find it in his given "link", but perhaps you can? According this certain user (who's willing to war about it) this piece of information "should confirm" this content he added in front of it; "Some cession treaties were signed by individual Azeri khans, such as Ibrahim Khalil Khan (Treaty of Kurakchay), Huseyngulu Khan who ceded Baku Khanate and Mustafa Khan who ceded Shirvan Khanate." I think he's frauding with us, as I couldn't find anything in it that stipulated that this happened. Funnily enough (and much to the pain of such nationalists), I did find this information;

"Semenov YI National policy in imperial Russia. Civilised outskirts (Finland, Poland, the Baltic states, Bessarabia, Ukraine, the Caucasus, Central Asia - Caucasus as a whole. "The treaty of eternal peace and friendship signed between the Emperor of Russia and the Persian state in the Russian camp in the town of Gulistan in the river Zeyva, through appointed to both sides and of confirmed mutual agreement. (...) The treaty was concluded between His Majesty the Emperor of Russia and His Majesty the Shah of Persia. - For the peace between Russia and Persia. Regarding the policy to revise the Transcaucasian region, orders are given to Senator E.I Mechnikov, to transform the management system in the South Caucasus and the colonization of the region (between 1830 - January 20, 1831)."

Am I correct with both my findings here? Regarding the unsourced addition of that material an this quote I added here above? I had Suvorov on my watchlist, and saw that you edited it not that long ago, so I wondered whether you could help me out with this one. I hope this wasn't too much asked from you, btw. :-) Bests - LouisAragon (talk) 02:55, 6 November 2015 (UTC)


  • Hi, User:LouisAragon. You are certainly right with the second finding. Regarding the first, the user might be acting in good faith (I am not sure what statement they were trying to prove by the reference). The link is a table of content and a download link that after registration allows to download a word file with a collection of 19th century Russian official documents (compiled by Semenov Y I). The section Б. Восточное Закавказье (Eastern Transcaucasia) that starts on page 195 of the word document) is related to the modern Azerbaijan. There are a number of documents of granting individual khans Russian citizenship, some rank within the Empire and/or gifts and thanking them for giving their khanates to the tsars, there are a number of documents from individual khans swearing allegiance to Russia and renouncing allegiance to Persia. One document mentions an agreement between the khan and Russian general Tsitsianov:
№ 81. Грамота императора Александра I 21 мая 1805 года о принятии Селим-хана Шакинского в подданство России
Божиею поспешествующею милостью мы, Александр Первый, император и самодержец всероссийский, московский, киевский... и проч., и проч.. Нам любезно-верноподданному шакинской земли владельцу Селим-хану наша императорская милость и благоволение. Снисходя на прошение Ваше, изъявленное нашему генералу от инфантерии, кавказскому инспектору и главно-управляющему Грузией князю Цицианову, вступить в вечное подданство Российской империи, и видя нелицемерные знаки сего желания, равно как и преданности Вашей к высокому нашему престолу в заключенных Вами с помянутым генералом от инфантерии и князем Цициановым условиях, утверждаем и признаем Вас,, нашего любезно-верноподданного, владетелем ханства Шакинского под верховным покровительством, державой и защитой Российской империи, приемля Вас и дом Ваш и всех шакинской земли жителей в число наших верноподданных, обещая Вам и преемникам Вашим нашу императорскую милость и благоволение. Приняв за благо все статьи постановления, заключенного по взаимному согласию Вашему с нашим генералом от инфантерии князем Цициановым мая 21-го дня 1805 г., каковое слово от слова при сей жалованной нашей грамоте прилагается, утверждаем оное во всей силе нашим императорским словом на вечные времена ненарушимо за нас и преемников наших. Для славы дома Вашего и в память нашей императорской милости к Вам и законным преемникам Вашим, шакинским ханам, жалуем Вам знамя с гербом Российской империи и саблю, которые повелеваем хранить в доме Вашем наследственно и при каждой перемене нового преемника испрашивать высочайшего утверждения в звании хана Шакинского нашими императорскими грамотами, которые, равно как и сия, по неизреченному милосердию нашему будут к Вам всемилостивейше посылаемы. За сим поручая Вам управлять шакинским народом с кротостью и правосудием, пребываем [уверены], что Вы и наследники Ваши как в преданности Вашей к нашему [престолу], так и в точном выполнении Ваших обязанностей пребудете непоколебимы. [ ] и в залог монаршей нашей к Вам и народу шакинскому милости дана сия императорская наша грамота за собственноручным нашим подписанием и с приложением государственной печати в престольном нашем граде Святого Петра июля 10-го дня в лето от Рождества Христова тысяча восемьсот пятое и царствования нашего в пятое.
АЛЕКСАНДР
Князь Адам Чарторыский
Печатается по изданию: Под стягом России. Сборник архивных документов. М., 1992. С.288-289.

I guess that on top with the treaty with Persian Pasha, the Tsar and his government negotiated with individual khans sometimes ending up with a formal agreements, sometimes with an informal agreements that the khan would swear allegiance to Russia and in exchange would get some position within the Empire and/or gifts. Obviously those negotiations would only make sense if Persia would not be able to stop the power transfer. The last but not least the documents related to the khans are of 1805 and the Treaty of Gulistan is signed in 1813. There events are 8 years apart. Alex Bakharev (talk)

@Alex Bakharev:, thanks alot for your prompt response! Would you thus agree with me that adding such information to a general country's overview article (Azerbaijan) would be WP:UNDUE as well as clear (at least partial) source manipulation? These treaties would indeed as you correctly say, only viable if Persia would not be able to stop them, however, unfortunately they were still at war until 1813, and Persia did not ratify any of these treaties while the borders constantly changed. I wanted to assume GF firstly as well, but then I realised the user who added this stuff simply wanted to make it seem as if what is modern-day Azerbaijan got "independance" from Persia earlier than 1813, which is nonsensical in his particular way of describing the story. It can be added, with better sources, to articles such as Treaty of Kurekchay etc, but simply not there. Alex, perhaps you can, if you have time, post a comment about it here? Me and another user already clearly stated that it should be removed (note also that the user who decided to add it to the article has a history of making such "related" edits, as I demonstrated down below the talk page with a diff) but perhaps your new comment can decisively end it as it would be three well-established argumentations vs 1 not well established one. After all, its a GA article, thus I believe the effort is worth it. Bests and thanks again. - LouisAragon (talk) 21:51, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
@Alex Bakharev:, you won't be able to? No problem if you can't, but I'd like to know if so, whenever you have time to reply :-) - LouisAragon (talk) 20:14, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, Louis. I was away from wiki for a couple of weeks. I will look into the discussion (although I am ignorant in the subject manner). Alex Bakharev (talk) 00:46, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

@Alex Bakharev:, heh, I noticed, no problem. A comment, for the archiving record there would be nice indeed, if possible. A happy new year in advance btw! )) Bests - LouisAragon (talk) 01:38, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Aleksey_Mozgovoy&curid=44101431&action=history would you take a look at this? seems like 2 socks at work.--Lute88 (talk) 01:30, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

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Good block! Thanks, Yaroslav! Alex Bakharev (talk) 21:26, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
Спасибо! Отправил в бессрочку в нашем разделе.--Torin (talk) 07:57, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

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I think the page is going to need a lot longer of a lock extension; Look at the talk page, it's pretty nasty, and I don't see this issue being resolved in a few days, seeing what high emotions have ended up erupting over the article, despite cooler heads attempting to prevail.

I ask that you judge whether or not the article lock should be extended, as honestly, I don't see this issue being resolved so fast (unless more editors get involved). Solntsa90 (talk) 22:55, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

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Thank you for putting the pictures in a gallery. I didn't know how to do it. I visited the monastery in October 2013.Koos van den beukel (talk) 18:56, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

  • I visited it a few times long time ago in Soviet period, it looked like an oasis of a different life then. Wish to visit it again sometime. Regarding the gallery tags - I guess nobody knows all the usable wikipedia macros, tags and format details. Only cooperative editing allows to use the full potential of those gadgets. Cheers Alex Bakharev (talk) 00:27, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

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Dear User: Alex Bakharev, there is a discussion about Ivan Kozhedub's place of birth on the talk page [1], the matter concerns the problem of status of Ukrainian SSR. I would be very glad to hear your opinion! Best regards, Ушкуйник (talk) 15:51, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

Dear User: Alex Bakharev, thank you for your neutral input. I believe that your compromise is an excellent solution. The only one point of concern - why should we keep UkSSR flag-reference in the infobox. I afraid that you simply didn't noticed it (correct me if I am wrong) as the UkSSR flag clearly contradict to your neutral text. Please change it if I am right - I don't want to do it myself as it irritates my opponents.--Viggen (talk) 09:54, 23 March 2016 (UTC)
OK, it sounds fair. No need for the flag here, the war faction controlling his village at the time of birth is not that important to advertise it with flags. Alex Bakharev (talk) 22:52, 23 March 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. But actually I was thinking to change UkSSR (flag and name) to neutral Ukraine in the infobox like you did in the main text. By other words to rv [2].--Viggen (talk) 11:29, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

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Hello, I don't understand why describing the Aidar Battalion as extreme-right wing in this article is an issue. The links are well established: just look at the references in its wiki page. While I understand your argument that a military formation is not right or left (although the Waffen-SS are a counter-example), in this particular case it is not valid since the Aidar battalion was not a military structure at that time. It was a unit of volunteers paid by an oligarch. Why would we conceal this (maybe unpleasant) piece of information to the readers?

  • The references on the wiki-page said nothing about the battalion being far right, they said that some members of the battalion have fierce far right views and that some members were accused of human right violations. I still do not understand how a military formation (whether being conscripted or volunteered) can be a far right. The purpose of military formation is not related to politics, same goes for metallurgical plants, mines, software companies, etc whether they are own by oligarchs or not. The sources probably allow us to state that Aidar Battalion has links with far right. But in Nadya Savchenko's article it will be an accusation by association and violation of WP:BLP Alex Bakharev (talk)

Dear Alex,[edit]

Dear Alex, thank you for your answer and suggestions. I have edited the article and inserted references as it should be according to Wikipedia rules. Wikipedia team has also contacted me on this matter and explained that i should insert links another way. Again thank you for you help. Sincerely, Giorgi.


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Hi Alex, you may wish to comment. Kind regards -- Marek.69 talk 01:59, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

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I'd like to thank you for creating https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evsei_Vainrub back in 2007, as he happens to be my great-grandfather (the father of the father of my mother) and I was very happy to find that he did have a Wikipedia page- I was wondering, did you know him personally, or find some source on him? I also noticed that neither his Russian nor English articles mentioned anything about his family. Because of this, I am hesitant to start editing it, as I am afraid that people might not think my claim of ancestry is enough. In addition, what would I cite as my sources for these edits? Thank you! PutinOnTheRitz (talk) 14:20, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

  • I am afraid the answer is No, I am not connected to Evsei_Vainrub and actually I can hardly claim the authorship of the article. A good editor who for some reason preferred to work without creating an account has requested me to create a number of stubs (see Wikipedia:WikiProject_Russia/New_article_announcements/February_2007 for details) so he could develop them into articles. Unfortunately he has changed his plans and the stubs are in sorry state even today. If you could improve them it would be great. I do not think the IP user who requested those articles was particularly interested in Vainrubs, judging from his contributions he has a general interest to military leaders with Jewish roots. Alex Bakharev (talk) 22:43, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

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Please remove protection from "Nadiya Savchenko" page. Some sections of this page contains biased propaganda information - I tried to remove it, but you just blocked the whole page. I mean russian proverb "__ in a skirt" means something like "worse then men" it has nothing to do with american gender relation culture. User:Volunteer Marek added this propagandist cliche and then reverted all my edits on the pritext of "deletion of cited text for propaganda purposes" (!). Check it please Kazzura (talk) 23:50, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

  • Well, I guess it is a good time to explain those problems on the talk page of the article. It looks like other editors do not agree with your changes. Alex Bakharev (talk) 00:06, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
Or indef ban this user for abusing multiple accounts since it's obviously this person (there's a few more throwaway accounts of theirs on that page).Volunteer Marek (talk) 00:18, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
I concur. The account is blocked Alex Bakharev (talk) 02:28, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

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Russo-Turkish War (1787-92)[edit]

I am currently looking to expand and improve this article, in no small part to removing Baddeley, a journalist and not a reliable source.

I found this book, which gives the impression that Sheikh Mansur's rebellion was in and of itself a separate conflict from the Russo-Turkish War (1787-92). In this book page22, states the Russian High Command had made no plans for the Caucasus during the 1787 war. In your opinion, of what you know and/or can find, should Mansur's rebellion and the Russian response(s) be separate from the 1787 war or included?


This book page 99 states operations in the Caucasus front was ruled out. --Kansas Bear (talk) 20:20, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

  • I am afraid that those matters are way above my knowledge of the matter but if you need to translate a source from Russian or search Russian websites for more information I will try to be helpful Alex Bakharev (talk) 03:12, 6 June 2016 (UTC)
Ok. Thanks. --Kansas Bear (talk) 21:45, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

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Are you still active? E104421 (talk) 00:03, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

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I want to ask your help[edit]

Hello Alex! I ask you protect my edit here: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fascism&action=history English users can not understand Russian on normal level. Good source is used in the article. Thank you! Ivano Capuler (talk) 01:31, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

@Ivano Capuler: This editor hasn't been here in a month. You need to discuss your edit on the fascism article's talk page. RunnyAmigatalk 01:49, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
RunnyAmiga is right I am not very active last months. I agree with Ivano that the question of relations between fascism and Marxism ideologies is a very interesting topic. But just one random citation from Mussolini sourced to a Russian website is not something that must be in the article. We might need a good secondary sources that refer to this citation when narrating Fascism topic. As a native Russian speaker I can confirm that hrono.ru has good reputation and in the articles related to Russian history we consider it as a relable source. Alex Bakharev (talk) 23:57, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

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Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Asia/The 10,000 Challenge has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge and Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more countries than they might otherwise work on. There's also the possibility of establishing smaller country or regional challenges for places like South East Asia, Japan/China or India etc, much like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of countries regularly contributing. At some stage we hope to run some contests to benefit Asian content, a destubathon perhaps, aimed at reducing the stub count would be a good place to start, based on the current Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon which has produced near 200 articles in just three days. If you would like to see this happening for Asia, and see potential in this attracting more interest and editors for the country/countries you work on please sign up and being contributing to the challenge! This is a way we can target every country of Asia, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant! Thank you. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:03, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

Europe 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Europe/The 10,000 Challenge has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more countries than they might otherwise work on. There's also the possibility of establishing smaller country or regional challenges for places like Germany, Italy, the Benelux countries, Iberian Peninsula, Romania, Slovenia etc, much like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of countries regularly contributing. If you would like to see masses of articles being improved for Europe and your specialist country like Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon, sign up today and once the challenge starts a contest can be organized. This is a way we can target every country of Europe, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant and also sign under any country sub challenge on the page that you might contribute to! Thank you. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:03, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

Hello,

Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:34, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Alex Bakharev.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:46, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

New Page Review needs your help[edit]

Hi Alex Bakharev,

As an AfC reviewer you're probably aware that a new user right has been created for patrolling new pages (you might even have been granted the right already, and admins have it automatically).

Since July there has been a very serious backlog at Special:NewPagesFeed of over 14,000 pages, by far the worst since 2011, and we need an all out drive to get this back down to just a few hundred that can be easily maintained in the future. Unlike AfC, these pages are already in mainspace, and the thought of what might be there is quite scary. There are also many good faith article creators who need a simple, gentle push to the Tea House or their pages converted to Draft rather than being deleted.

Although New Page Reviewing can occasionally be somewhat more challenging than AfC, the criteria for obtaining the right are roughly the same. The Page Curation tool is even easier to use than the Helper Script, so it's likely that most AfC reviewers already have more than enough knowledge for the task of New Page Review.

It is hoped that AfC reviewers will apply for this right at WP:PERM and lend a hand. You'll need to have read the page at WP:NPR and the new tutorial.

(Sent to all active AfC reviewers) MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:33, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Alex Bakharev. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. Mdann52 (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

BBC 12-hour Editathon - large influx of new pages & drafts expected[edit]

AfC Reviewers are asked to be especially on the look out 08:00-20:00 UTC (that's local London time - check your USA and AUS times) on Thursday 8 December for new pages. The BBC together with Wikimedia UK is holding a large 12-hour editathon. Many new articles and drafts are expected. See BBC 100 Women 2016: How to join our edit-a-thon. Follow also on #100womenwiki, and please, don't bite the newbies :) (user:Kudpung for NPR. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:02, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 22 December 2016[edit]

Yo Ho Ho[edit]

The Signpost: 17 January 2017[edit]

Administrators' newsletter - February 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2017). This first issue is being sent out to all administrators, if you wish to keep receiving it please subscribe. Your feedback is welcomed.

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  • When performing some administrative actions the reason field briefly gave suggestions as text was typed. This change has since been reverted so that issues with the implementation can be addressed. (T34950)
  • Following the latest RfC concluding that Pending Changes 2 should not be used on the English Wikipedia, an RfC closed with consensus to remove the options for using it from the page protection interface, a change which has now been made. (T156448)
  • The Foundation has announced a new community health initiative to combat harassment. This should bring numerous improvements to tools for admins and CheckUsers in 2017.

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  • JohnCD (John Cameron Deas) passed away on 30 December 2016. John began editing Wikipedia seriously during 2007 and became an administrator in November 2009.

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The Signpost: 6 February 2017[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:Guram Sakraula.jpg[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:Guberman.jpg[edit]

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The Signpost: 27 February 2017[edit]

Bots Newsletter, April 2017[edit]

Bots Newsletter, April 2017
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Greetings!

The BAG Newsletter is now the Bots Newsletter, per discussion. As such, we've subscribed all bot operators to the newsletter. You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

Highlights for this newsletter include:

Arbcom

Magioladitis ARBCOM case has closed. The remedies of the case include:

  • Community encouraged to review common fixes
  • Community encouraged to review policy on cosmetic edits
  • Developers encouraged to improve AWB interface
  • Bot approvals group encouraged to carefully review BRFA scope
  • Reminders/Restrictions specific to Magioladitis
BRFAs

We currently have 27 open bot requests at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval, and could use your help processing!

Discussions

There are multiple ongoing discussions surrounding bot-related matters. In particular:

New things

Several new things are around:

Wikimania

Wikimania 2017 is happening in Montreal, during 9–13 August. If you plan to attend, or give a talk, let us know!

Thank you! edited by:Headbomb 11:35, 12 April 2017 (UTC)


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Orphaned non-free image File:Severnoe.jpg[edit]

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Proposed deletion of File:Kust1.jpg[edit]

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The file File:Kust1.jpg has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Non-free image of a work of art being used for decorative purposes in an article about the person who created it. Typically, non-free use would be acceptable as the primary means of identification in a stand-alone article about the work of art itself, but a much stronger non-free justification is required for other articles and other uses. This particular piece is not itself the subject of any sourced commentary within the article, so the context required by WP:NFCC#8 is lacking.

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File:Kust1.jpg listed for discussion[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:Stantsija mirnyy.jpg[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:Guram MoonNights.jpg[edit]

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The Signpost: 9 June 2017[edit]

Serious Sam Enemy biographies listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:Chapiro Dali.jpg[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:Veller-Legendy.jpg[edit]

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The Signpost: 23 June 2017[edit]

The Signpost: 15 July 2017[edit]

Bots Newsletter, July 2017[edit]

Bots Newsletter, July 2017
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Greetings!

Here is the 4th issue of the Bots Newsletter (formerly the BAG Newletter). You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

Highlights for this newsletter include:

BAG

BU Rob13 and Cyberpower678 are now members of the BAG (see RfBAG/BU Rob13 and RfBAG/Cyberpower678 3). BU Rob13 and Cyberpower678 are both administrators; the former operates BU RoBOT which does a plethora of tasks, while the latter operates Cyberbot I (which replaces old bots), Cyberbot II (which does many different things), and InternetArchiveBot which combats link rot. Welcome to the BAG!

BRFAs

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Discussions
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Thank you! edited by: Headbomb 17:12, 19 July 2017 (UTC)


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The Signpost: 5 August 2017[edit]

Replaceable fair use File:Kublanov 3-LEV.jpg[edit]

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A cup of coffee for you![edit]

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Proposed deletion of Oleg Khinsagov[edit]

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The article Oleg Khinsagov has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Subject isn't notable per WP:BLP1E. All the sources cited (plus what I could find) focus upon this one-off case of smuggling. He's otherwise a low-profile individual. I don't think the subject merits a standalone permanent-stub (because there's nothing more to write) article.

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