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New Page Review - newsletter No.2[edit]

Hello Blackguard SF,
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A HUGE backlog

We now have 412 New Page Reviewers!
Most of us requested the user right at PERM, expressing a wish to be able to do something about the huge backlog, but the chart on the right does not demonstrate any changes to the pre-user-right levels of October.

Hitting 17,000 soon

The backlog is still steadily growing at a rate of 150 a day or 4,650 a month. Only 20 reviews a day by each reviewer over the next few days would bring the backlog down to a managable level and the daily input can then be processed by each reviewer doing only 2 or 3 reviews a day - that's about 5 minutes work!
It didn't work in time to relax for the Xmas/New Year holidays. Let's see if we can achieve our goal before Easter, otherwise by Thanksgiving it will be closer to 70,000.

Second set of eyes

Remember that we are the only guardians of quality of new articles, we alone have to ensure that pages are being correctly tagged by non-Reviewer patrollers and that new authors are not being bitten.

Abuse

This is even more important and extra vigilance is required considering Orangemoody, and

  1. this very recent case of paid advertising by a Reviewer resulting in a community ban.
  2. this case in January of paid advertising by a Reviewer, also resulting in a community ban.
  3. This Reviewer is indefinitely blocked for sockpuppetry.

Coordinator election[edit]

Kudpung is stepping down after 6 years as unofficial coordinator of New Page Patrolling/Reviewing. There is enough work for two people and two coords are now required. Details are at NPR Coordinators; nominate someone or nominate yourself. Date for the actual suffrage will be published later.


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New Page Review-Patrolling: Coordinator elections[edit]

Your last chance to nominate yourself or any New Page Reviewer, See Wikipedia talk:New pages patrol/Coordination. Elections begin Monday 20 February 23:59 UTC. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:17, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review - newsletter No.3[edit]

Hello Blackguard SF,
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Voting for coordinators has now begun HERE and will continue through/to 23:59 UTC Monday 06 March. Please be sure to vote. Any registered, confirmed editor can vote. Nominations are now closed.

Still a MASSIVE backlog

We now have 412 New Page Reviewers but despite numerous appeals for help, the backlog has NOT been significantly reduced.
If you asked for the New Page Reviewer right, please consider investing a bit of time - every little helps preventing spam and trash entering the mainspace and Google when the 'NO_INDEX' tags expire.


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Notability of Lakesha Woods[edit]

Greetings Blackguard, I'd like to address your request to delete my article on Lakesha Woods. There were over 25 citations listed and in my opinion, when a public figure has the attention of the media and they are contributing to society in a positive way, they are newsworthy and worth remembering. Granted most people in today's society become famous with little or no effort and without doing anything positive at all.

The citations are not promotion, but they are references to show where Lakesha Woods has been mentioned in news as one or all of the following:

An author Editor of a magazine Spoken Word Artist and Entertainment Journalist

Lakesha Woods has interviewed, musicians, entertainers, and reality TV stars who are very relevant in television and urban entertainment and media. The citations are to published interviews from secondary sources that have no ties to me or Lakesha Woods. Lakesha Woods does not own those radio broadcasts or The Miami Herald and after investigating the other journalist, I found out that Lakesha was requested to be on their shows. These were not paid promotions. With all due respect, if Wikipedia reviewers are going to be fair they shouldn't just skim an article with the thought in mind that you haven't personally heard of the person. There are hundreds of thousands of people who are on Wikipedi that I have never heard of and I could easily read there pages and concluded that they are not newsworthy because they aren't relevant in my community or to my way of life. However, to arrive at that thought as a final conclusion would be an unfair consensus.

Lakesha Woods has cover stories on famous people such is Tyrese, Calvin Richardson, Momma Dee (a reality star included in Wikipedia) celebrity chef Charles Mattocks who was also on Dr. OZ and he has a show coming to Discover Life. Are you aware of that? I wasn't and would have never known about some people if I wasn't following writings and interview of Lakesha Woods work. I humbly beg to differ when you say the my references are incidental. Lakesha Woods has an identity of her own and when people from Paris are seeking interviews with her, artists and entertainers that have a lot more presence than her - that says a lot about the quality of her work and why she is rapidly being sought after.

What would you suggest to improve this article? I don't think deletion is the answer. I'm just one person contributing and the page hasn't been up 24 hours. Rather than delete it I think we should give other users a chance to contribute to improve it. I do believe that if her page is deleted it will continue to be added over and over again. I stepped up to created it because I follow her work, I enjoyed urban entertainment and urban publications. I also follow DJs and saw DJ RWAN on MTV and noticed that Woods interviewed him too. She is continuously gaining recognition in urban media all over the US.

Any feedback you have on improving would be nice. Mediasource (talk) 00:27, 14 April 2017 (UTC)Mediasource

Writing about a famous person does not make the writer famous. Blackguard 08:00, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

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Anna Frodesiak (talk) 07:04, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

AFd for Julianne Aguilar[edit]

That article was already prodded once, so it should actually be going to AfD. it's a total biography hype piece. Not notable in the least. i'd do the AfD process but I cannot complete it as I am an IP editor (which I prefer to be).96.127.244.11 (talk) 04:40, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

OK. Blackguard 06:33, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

Your revert at Agnodice[edit]

What was this revert about? I can't see what tumblr has to do with it: the text added to the lead is a reasonably accurate summary of the article, and tumblr isn't cited at all in the article. Caeciliusinhorto (talk) 08:42, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

The new addition was a rephrasing of this Tumblr post, which went viral yesterday. It's a clumsy summary of what's already covered, but I don't have strong feelings about expanding lede. Blackguard 18:43, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
It's a clumsy summary of what's already covered, but it's a summary of things which are already in the article and are on the whole sourced – at least, better sourced than simply to tumblr. At best the edit summary was confusing, and considering that the article has been tagged for expansion of the lead for a year now, it seems like tidying up some of the clumsy phrasing would have been more productive than just reverting on sight. Caeciliusinhorto (talk) 19:10, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
You're right. Thank you for fixing. Blackguard 20:01, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review - Newsletter No.4[edit]

Hello Blackguard SF,
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Since rolling out the right in November, just 6 months ago, we now have 412 reviewers, but the backlog is still mysteriously growing fast. If every reviewer did just 55 reviews, the 22,000 backlog would be gone, in a flash, schwoop, just like that!

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