User talk:Calaka

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Spartacus Educational[edit]

I recently updated Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles/MadMax List/24 and submitted several requested lists. One of these submissions, Draft:Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles/MadMax List/24/Radicals and Reformers, has been declined as a copyright violation and blanked. I'm not really clear on how these lists differ from the rest of the WP:MISSING lists (especially when there's already existing Spartacus Educational lists). I've stopped for now until this issue can be resolved. 72.74.205.23 (talk) 15:57, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

@72.74.205.23: I don't understand why an IP editor is trying to create a bunch of sub-page indexes that a long-gone user had been working on. If you had an account previously please log back in. Those of us reviewing drafts at AfC are looking at articles. You're not creating articles. Chris Troutman (talk) 01:16, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

I've been volunteering my time to WP:MISSING by creating requested lists and redirects. The Spartacus Educational list is the only one that's incomplete and no one has worked on it in at least five years from what I could tell. I only continued contributing to Wikipedia because Calaka left me a friendly message. If my assistance isn't wanted then I'll leave. 72.74.205.23 (talk) 01:44, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

@72.74.205.23: Ok. On second thought I've moved all those pages as you've requested. Please do not continue to use AfC for this. Registering an account would help you do this sort of housekeeping. For the pages tagged as COPYVIO I'm leaving alone. The issue is that you've apparently copied these lists word-for-word from another website. I don't buy that lists without other content can really be copyrighted but I'm not going to go against a CSD tag. I'll leave that to admins. Your contributions are valuable but AfC isn't designed for this sort of thing. Chris Troutman (talk) 02:17, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
Hey @72.74.205.23: and @Chris troutman:, sorry about that, I should have told you if you wanted to create lists from other websites, if there are lists on that website then to avoid copy vio then maybe you can combine a few of the lists into a 'Hotlist', which is in fact what happened with Wikipedia:WikiProject_Missing_encyclopedic_articles/Hot so maybe you can copy paste the lists into one list and have them on one page. That would avoid the copy vio. I hope that clarifies the process.Calaka (talk) 02:24, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
Hey @72.74.205.23:, I think a good workaround to you not being able to create these articles is for me to create all of the subpages in the spartacus list and then you may add the lists! This will make it so you don't have to make requests to the AfC page. Good job on expanding the list on page 24! And of course if pages need to be consolidated or combined in the future then we can do so if necessary. Kind regards, Calaka (talk) 07:28, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
Hey @72.74.205.23:, I feel it would be best if 27, 30, and 5 subpages can be combined in the three lists: WW1, WW2, and Other respecively, and as you can see how it fits in with the Russian section already added. Now all those other lists can be added under their respective subheadings. I think once the blue links get prunned, the list wont end up being too long.Calaka (talk) 10:49, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Not a problem. I've added all the "British history" lists at Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles/MadMax List/24/Second World War (USA). That particular list could probably be included in the "Second World War" section. 72.74.197.5 (talk) 16:01, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Thank you @72.74.197.5:! I ended up moving that list in the British History section and now all that is left is American section. I will create a big page for all of those American sections and then they can be all combined in one. I envision once the blue links are removed, potentially all can be combined in one page, but for now, the 5 pages will have to do. Note if there were any other pages I think I should create to make lists just let me know and I will be happy to do so. Thank you again for all your help!Calaka (talk) 09:44, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
@72.74.197.5:I added a page for american history as well, so that list can be populated with all the above pages.

Adding images[edit]

Hi Calaka,

How can I add a new picture in a Wikipedia article? I noticed that in my favorite brands page the stores are very old and there are newer pictures available. rgs

Frits Fritsvandewereld (talk) 12:21, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

New deal for page patrollers[edit]

Hi Calaka,

In order to better control the quality of new pages, keep out the spam, and welcome the genuine newbies, the current system we introduced in 2011 is being updated and improved. The documentation and tutorials have also been revised and given a facelift. Most importantly a new user group New Page Reviewer has been created.

Under the new rule, you may find that you are temporarily unable to mark new pages as reviewed. However, this is nothing to worry about - most current experienced patrollers are being accorded the the new right without the need to apply, and if you have significant previous experience of patrolling new pages, we strongly encourage you to apply for the new right as soon as possible - we need all the help we can get, and we are now providing a dynamic, supportive environment for your work.

Find out more about this exiting new user right now at New Page Reviewers and be sure to read the new tutorial before applying. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:29, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

WikiProject Anatomy newsletter #5[edit]

WP:Anatomy newsletter (#5)

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Released: November 2016
Editor: Tom (LT)

Hello WP:Anatomy participant! This is our fifth newsletter, documenting what's going on in WikiProject Anatomy, news, current projects and other items of interest. There hasn't been too much worthy of news, and I have less time to dedicate to this project, so I've slowed down the release of this newsletter.

I value feedback, and if you think I've missed something, or don't wish to receive this again, please leave a note on my talk page, or remove your name from the mailing list

What's new
How can I contribute?
  • Participate in discussions - a number of discussions such as those on our talk page or about our infobox would benefit from your opinion!
  • Continue to add content to our articles
  • Collaborate and discuss with other editors - many hands make light work!
Focus - how far we've come

How far have we come since our first newsletter... the answer is quite a lot! Here goes:

  • Hundreds to thousands of articles improved and standardised by many, many editors.
  • 14 new good articles created or added to our project [2]
  • Improved quality of our articles - subjectively and objectively. GAs quadrupled from 5 to 16, B-class articles doubles from 62 to 115, C-class article well on the way to trebling from 219 to 611, Start-class increased from 1,082 to 1,570.
  • Tens to hundreds of mergers performed between tiny, unedited articles - a remnant of our Gray's Anatomy (1918) heritage.
  • Layout guidelines changed and layout standardised for the majority of our articles
  • In the project space:
  • Active integration with wikidata in our infoboxes
  • Overhaul of all of our navboxes
  • Review and integration of all of our templates
  • External link templates reviewed to ensure they all work
  • To help improve anatomical literacy:

These are substantial improvements and my thanks go out to our many editors who played a part in this. These improvements are almost always the result of consensus, compromise, collaboration and discussion between multiple editors.

I hope we can continue to improve in the future. How can you help? Continue to edit, add content, and create a welcoming atmosphere so that new editors will join us.

Well done to us all, and the many anonymous editors who've helped along the way!

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Message delivered on behalf of WikiProject Anatomy by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:21, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Calaka. 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.

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