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The Signpost: 1 December 2018[edit]

Your GA nomination of Bell Tower (University of Portland)[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Bell Tower (University of Portland) you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Hawkeye7 -- Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:01, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Bell Tower (University of Portland)[edit]

The article Bell Tower (University of Portland) you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Bell Tower (University of Portland) for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Hawkeye7 -- Hawkeye7 (talk) 23:01, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Bell Tower (University of Portland)[edit]

The article Bell Tower (University of Portland) you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Bell Tower (University of Portland) for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Hawkeye7 -- Hawkeye7 (talk) 00:41, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 49, 2018)[edit]

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Waves in Lake Ontario

Hello, Another Believer.

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

Lake surfing

Please be bold and help to improve this article!


Previous selections: Siri • Equator


Get involved with the TAFI project. You can: Nominate an article • Review nominations


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Administrators' newsletter – December 2018[edit]

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News and updates for administrators from the past month (November 2018).

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Administrator changes

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Interface administrator changes

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Guideline and policy news

  • Following a request for comment, the Mediation Committee is now closed and will no longer be accepting case requests.
  • A request for comment is in progress to determine whether members of the Bot Approvals Group should satisfy activity requirements in order to remain in that role.
  • A request for comment is in progress regarding whether to change the administrator inactivity policy, such that administrators "who have made no logged administrative actions for at least 12 months may be desysopped". Currently, the policy states that administrators "who have made neither edits nor administrative actions for at least 12 months may be desysopped".
  • A proposal has been made to temporarily restrict editing of the Main Page to interface administrators in order to mitigate the impact of compromised accounts.

Technical news

Arbitration

Miscellaneous

  • In late November, an attacker compromised multiple accounts, including at least four administrator accounts, and used them to vandalize Wikipedia. If you have ever used your current password on any other website, you should change it immediately. Sharing the same password across multiple websites makes your account vulnerable, especially if your password was used on a website that suffered a data breach. As these incidents have shown, these concerns are not pure fantasies.
  • Wikipedia policy requires administrators to have strong passwords. To further reinforce security, administrators should also consider enabling two-factor authentication. A committed identity can be used to verify that you are the true account owner in the event that your account is compromised and/or you are unable to log in.

Obituaries


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December 2018 GOCE newsletter[edit]

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Guild of Copy Editors December 2018 Newsletter
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Hello and welcome to the December 2018 GOCE newsletter. Here is what's been happening since the August edition.

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the August blitz (results), which focused on Requests and the oldest backlog month. Of the twenty editors who signed up, eleven editors recorded 37 copy edits.

For the September drive (results), of the twenty-three people who signed up, nineteen editors completed 294 copy edits.

Our October blitz (results) focused on Requests, geography, and food and drink articles. Of the fourteen people who signed up, eleven recorded a total of 57 copy edits.

For the November drive (results), twenty-two people signed up, and eighteen editors recorded 273 copy edits. This helped to bring the backlog to a six-month low of 825 articles.

The December blitz will run for one week, from 16 to 22 December. Sign up now!

Elections: Nominations for the Guild's coordinators for the first half of 2019 will be open from 1 to 15 December. Voting will then take place and the election will close on 31 December at 23:59 UTC. Positions for Guild coordinators, who perform the important behind-the-scenes tasks that keep our project running smoothly, are open to all Wikipedians in good standing. We welcome self-nominations, so please consider nominating yourself if you've ever thought about helping out; it's your Guild and it doesn't run itself!

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators; Reidgreg, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Tdslk.

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A Star Is Born soundtrack[edit]

Hi AB, can I request your eyes on the credit section of A Star Is Born and see if it can be rearranged better and divided into subsection? I cannot seem to find a way to do it :( —IB [ Poke ] 14:01, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

@IndianBio: To be honest, most of the time I create a Personnel section, I do so as a simple list (like the current version) unless I see credits in another format. Sometimes production personnel are separated out. I do notice some of the entries need to be converted to lower case after the endashes, but otherwise, we might need to look at the album's liner notes to see if any subsections or other ways to organize the names would be appropriate. ---Another Believer (Talk) 16:01, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of A Tremor of Bliss for deletion[edit]

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A discussion is taking place as to whether the article A Tremor of Bliss is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/A Tremor of Bliss until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Qwirkle (talk) 21:03, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

Weather machine scheduled for TFA[edit]

This is to let you know that the Weather machine article has been scheduled to be rerun as today's featured article for January 6, 2019 (previously run on January 6, 2014). Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/January 6, 2019, but note that a coordinator will trim the lead to around 1000 characters anyway, so you aren't obliged to do so.

We also suggest that you watchlist Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors on the day before and the day of this TFA. Thanks! Jimfbleak - talk to me? 14:17, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

@Jimfbleak: Thanks for the heads up! ---Another Believer (Talk) 19:13, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Eric Clapton's Happy Xmas Album[edit]

The interview I quoted from is all about the album - Clapton explains the way the album was made, and tells interesting (IMHO) stories about all the songs. It isn't "too much content from a single source" because everything I wrote is taken from one 50-minute video. Since I am obviously not English, you're free to rewrite those contents in a more stylisitically correct way, but I very frankly can't see the point in removing all of it. Ugo1970 (talk) 18:01, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

I stand by my edit -- there was way too much content being sourced by one interview. ---Another Believer (Talk) 18:05, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Draft:The Conjugal Conjecture[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Draft:The Conjugal Conjecture requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done for the following reason:

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Under the criteria for speedy deletion, pages that meet certain criteria may be deleted at any time.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, then please contact the deleting administrator, or if you have already done so, you can place a request here. Matt14451 (talk) 18:42, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Draft:The Matrimonial Momentum[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Draft:The Matrimonial Momentum requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done for the following reason:

Swapped draft with mainspace redirect, this isn't necessary.

Under the criteria for speedy deletion, pages that meet certain criteria may be deleted at any time.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, then please contact the deleting administrator, or if you have already done so, you can place a request here. Matt14451 (talk) 18:43, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 50, 2018)[edit]

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Nuuk is the capital and largest city of Greenland. Pictured is the Nuussuaq district in Nuuk, with Sermitsiaq mountain in the background.

Hello, Another Believer.

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

Nuuk

Please be bold and help to improve this article!


Previous selections: Lake surfing • Siri


Get involved with the TAFI project. You can: Nominate an article • Review nominations


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This Month in GLAM: November 2018[edit]

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"Shallow" (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper song)[edit]

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Hello:

The copy edit you requested from the Guild of Copy Editors of the article "Shallow" (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper song) has been completed.

In the Development and Composition section this sentence, "A slow-burning, country[19] and folk pop[20] power ballad, "Shallow" features instrumentation mainly from Nelson's acoustic guitar and Cooper's piano with Cooper and Gaga trading verses." In the film, as I recall, Cooper is only shown playing guitar on stage. If so "Cooper's" piano should read "Gaga's" piano. I'll leave this to you.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Regards,

Twofingered Typist (talk) 14:52, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

@Twofingered Typist: Thanks for reviewing the article. ---Another Believer (Talk) 14:53, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
@IndianBio: I just wanted to make sure you saw the above comment. Thanks! ---Another Believer (Talk) 14:53, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Yes AB I saw it. Thanks for submitting it and I do apologize again for the nuisance I created around it. Still feel bad about throwing a fit :( —IB [ Poke ] 21:00, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
@IndianBio: Don't feel bad, we all have our moments of frustration. Just keep in mind, I'm never purposely trying to annoy you, I promise. Consider me a fan of your work, just trying to collaborate and help when I can. :) ---Another Believer (Talk) 00:40, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the kind words AB :) —IB [ Poke ] 13:40, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Take part in a survey[edit]

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Hi Another Believer

We're working to measure the value of Wikipedia in economic terms. We want to ask you some questions about how you value being able to edit Wikipedia.

Our survey should take about 10-15 minutes of your time. We hope that you will enjoy it and find the questions interesting. All answers will be kept strictly confidential and will be anonymized before the aggregate results are published. Regretfully, we can only accept responses from people who live in the US due to restrictions in our grant-based funding.

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Researcher, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy --Avi gan (talk) 05:11, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

One-sentence articles[edit]

Why do these articles have only one sentence? And one entry in the infobox?


Vmavanti (talk) 13:45, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

... because someone hasn't added a second sentence yet? ---Another Believer (Talk) 15:35, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of I Remember Warsaw for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article I Remember Warsaw is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/I Remember Warsaw until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. –eggofreasontalk 20:03, 15 December 2018 (UTC)