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Meoncross[edit]

Thank you for your message, the content of which is noted. Do not threaten contributors with 'sanctions'. Note the proposed compromise edit. You are encouraged to take a more substantive interest in these most important topics. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bleaney 2 (talkcontribs) 04:04, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Newnham Middle[edit]

Hi - hope you don't mind, but have reverted your edit to Middle Schools list, as Newnham Middle in Bedford is still a middle school. Although it is part of a federation, its age range remains officially at 9-13. It will become Secondary - practically speaking from 2018 according to the materials on its website. MichaelT1979 (talk) 23:51, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

GWHS Wiki[edit]

Stop removing content on this page, it has been written with reason and is in no way promotional. We are building historic information about the school to add in due course. We will continue to undo any unreasonable changes made. Only a single thanks has been issued out of many edits - take the hint. Cardinal Griffin school wiki has way too much detail including descriptions of courses offered in depth and equipment available in the labs?! How have you allowed this yet not my content??? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Leemurphy100 (talkcontribs) 01:08, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

Another user, Hammersoft, has filed for the logo to be pulled down. User:Leemurphy100

RFAR[edit]

Just a note that I moved your reply to your section. Standard convention at arbitration pages is that replies to other users and the arbs are made in one's own section (I'm not sure why, but probably to reduce clutter or something like that). Personally, I like to use {{re}} to indicate who I'm replying to, but feel free to use whatever option for it you choose. Thanks, Ks0stm (TCGE) 16:50, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks! Bleaney (talk) 16:59, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

Names in lists of notable thingies[edit]

I also sometimes say no article, but that's me being lazy. If there is evidence of notability, and it really looks as though there is, then a couple of links to discussions of her and to show that she attended the school should be sufficient. How about working this out with the new editor? I've told him about COI, school guidelines, ownership, etc. Doug Weller talk 18:00, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

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Arbitration case request declined[edit]

The Great Wyrley High School - notable former pupils arbitration case request, which you were listed as a party to, has been withdrawn and declined. For the Arbitration Committee, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 23:11, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

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Redirect delete[edit]

Hi Bleaney, please can you delete the Winsford E-ACT Academy redirect. The official former name was The Winsford E-ACT Academy which can remain as a redirect to The Winsford Academy. Please let me know, thank you :) - Steven (Editor) (talk) 14:58, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

British international schools[edit]

Bleaney,

I found that Edubase has overseas British schools in its database: http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase/establishment/summary.xhtml?urn=141432 - Do you know how to get a list of overseas British schools recognized as such by the UK Department of Education? WhisperToMe (talk) 03:10, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Heritage School, Cambridge[edit]

I see that all the references in Heritage School, Cambridge are to the school's own website. Wikipedia's definition of a reliable source requires it to be independent of the subject. --David Biddulph (talk) 19:57, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

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2016 Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Search Community Survey[edit]

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British schools with immigrant students?[edit]

Bleaney,

When you go on websites of British government and government-assisted schools do you notice if the school ever posts documents/information in languages other than English? If so, it may help to assemble lists of these schools so that versions of the articles in languages other than English (such as Mandarin Chinese, Punjabi, Polish, Urdu, Bengali, etc.) may be requested from other Wikipedians. For example: If certain Sixth form colleges get a lot of Chinese students it may be helpful to have articles written about them in Chinese. WhisperToMe (talk) 18:38, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

The West Country Challenge[edit]

I presume you have heard about The West Country Challenge?

The The West Country Challenge will take place from 8 to 28 August 2016. The idea is to create and improve articles about Bristol, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

The format will be based on Wales's successful Awaken the Dragon which saw over 1000 article improvements and creations and 65 GAs/FAs. As with the Dragon contest, the focus is more on improving core articles and breathing new life into those older stale articles and stubs which might otherwise not get edited in years. All contributions, including new articles, are welcome though.

Work on any of the items at:

or other articles relating to the area.

There will be sub contests focusing on particular areas:

To sign up or get more information visit the contest pages at Wikipedia:WikiProject England/The West Country Challenge.— Rod talk 16:53, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

New Page Reviewer granted[edit]

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Hello Bleaney. Your account has been added to the "New page reviewers" user group, allowing you to review new pages and mark them as patrolled, tag them for maintenance issues, or in some cases, tag them for deletion. The list of articles awaiting review is located at the New Pages Feed. New page reviewing is a vital function for policing the quality of the encylopedia, if you have not already done so, you must read the new tutorial at New Pages Review, the linked guides and essays, and fully understand the various deletion criteria.

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Pictogram voting info.svg Administrator note: You have been grandfathered to this group based on prior patrolling activity - the technical flag for the group will be added to your account after the next software update. You do not need to apply at WP:PERM. 20:56, 28 October 2016 (UTC)

User group: New Page Reviewr[edit]

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Hello Bleaney.

Based on the patrols you made of new pages during a qualifying period in 2016, your account has been added to the "New page reviewers" user group, allowing you to review new pages and mark them as patrolled, tag them for maintenance issues, or in some cases, tag them for deletion. The list of articles awaiting review is located at the New Pages Feed.

New page reviewing is a vital function for policing the quality of the encylopedia, if you have not already done so, you must read the new tutorial at New Pages Review, the linked guides and essays, and fully understand the various deletion criteria. If you need more help or wish to discuss the process, please join or start a thread at page reviewer talk.

  • Be nice to new users - they are often not aware of doing anything wrong.
  • You will frequently be asked by users to explain why their page is being deleted - be formal and polite in your approach to them too, even if they are not.
  • Don't review a page if you are not sure what to do. Just leave it for another reviewer.
  • Remember that quality is quintessential to good patrolling. Take your time to patrol each article, there is no rush. Use the message feature and offer basic advice.

The reviewer right does not change your status or how you can edit articles. If you no longer want this user right, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. In case of abuse or persistent inaccuracy of reviewing, the right can be revoked at any time by an administrator. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:34, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Bleaney. 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. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

New Page Review - newsletter[edit]

Hello Bleaney,
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Breaking the back of the backlog
We now have 371 New Page Reviewers! Most of you requested the user right to be able to do something about the huge backlog. Now it's time for action.
Mid July to 01 Oct 2016

If each reviewer does only 10 reviews a day over five days, the backlog will be down to zero 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!
Let's get that over and done with in time to relax for the holidays.

Second set of eyes

Not only are New Page Reviewers the guardians of quality of new articles, they are also in a position to ensure that pages are being correctly tagged for deletion and maintenance and that new authors are not being bitten. This is an important feature of your work. Read about it at the new Monitoring the system section in the tutorial.

Getting the tools we need - 2016 WMF Wishlist Survey: Please vote

With some tweaks to their look, and some additional features, Page Curation and New Pages Feed could easily be the best tools for patrollers and reviewers. We've listed most of what what we need at the 2016 WMF Wishlist Survey. Voting starts on 28 November - please turn out to make our bid the Foundation's top priority. Please help also by improving or commenting on our Wishlist entry at the Community Wishlist Survey. Many other important user suggestions are listed at at Page Curation.


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

New Page 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) 23:55, 7 December 2016 (UTC))

New Page Review - newsletter #2[edit]

Hello Bleaney,
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Please help reduce the New Page backlog

This is our second request. The backlog is still growing. Your help is needed now - just a few minutes each day.

Getting the tools we need

ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT TO VOTE


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New Page Review - newsletter No.2[edit]

Hello Bleaney,
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A HUGE backlog

We now have 371 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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Speedy deletion nomination of Create and Craft[edit]

If this is the first article that you have created, you may want to read the guide to writing your first article.

You may want to consider using the Article Wizard to help you create articles.

A tag has been placed on Create and Craft, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G11 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page seems to be unambiguous advertising which only promotes a company, product, group, service or person and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become encyclopedic. Please read the guidelines on spam and Wikipedia:FAQ/Organizations for more information.

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 removed 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. Coderzombie (talk) 17:07, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

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 Bleaney,
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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 371 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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