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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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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Women in Red World Contest[edit]

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!

WikiProject Anatomy newsletter (#6)[edit]

Released January 2018  · Previous newsletter

Hello WikiProject Anatomy participant! This is our sixth newsletter, documenting what's going on in WikiProject Anatomy, news, current projects and other items of interest.

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.

Yours truly, --Tom (LT) (talk) 10:48, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

What's new[edit]

Good article new good articles since last newsletter include Thyroid, Hypoglossal nerve, Axillary arch, Human brain, Cerebrospinal fluid, Accessory nerve, Gallbladder, and Interventricular foramina (neuroanatomy)
Essay I write an Introduction to Anatomy on Wikipedia in the Journal of Anatomy [3]
Peer review Vagina receives a lot of attention on its way to good article status.
Before the featured portal process ceased in 2017, this had been designated as a featured portal. We reach two projects goals of 20 good articles, and less than half of our articles as stubs, in July 2017. [4]
Project page A discussion about two preferred section titles takes place here.

Introduction to WikiProject Anatomy and Anatomy on Wikipedia[edit]

We welcome all those interested in anatomy!

Seeing as we have so many new members, and a constant stream of new editors to our articles, I would like to write in this issue about how our project and articles are arranged.

The main page for WikiProject Anatomy is here. We are a WikiProject, which is a group of editors interested in editing and maintaining anatomy articles. Our editors come from all sorts of disciplines, from academically trained anatomists, students, and lay readers, to experienced Wikipedia editors. Based on previous discussions, members of our project have chosen to focus mainly on human anatomy ([5]), with a separate project for animal anatomy (WP:ANAN). A WikiProject has no specific rights or abilities on Wikipedia, however it does allow a central venue for discussion on different issues where interested editors can be asked to contribute, collaborate, and perhaps reach a consensus.

Project and article structure

Wikipedia has about 5,500,000 articles. Of these, about 20,000 fall under our project, about 5,000 of which are text-containing articles. Articles are manually assigned by editors as relating to our project (many using the rater tool). As well as articles, other Wikipedia pages in our project include, lists, disambiguation pages, and redirects. Our articles are improving over time, and you can have a look at our goals and progress, or last newsletter, to get a better idea about this.

Our articles are structured according to the manual of style, specifically here. The manual of style is a guideline, which "is a generally accepted standard that editors should attempt to follow, though it is best treated with common sense, and occasional exceptions may apply", and prescribes the layout of anatomy articles, most of which follow it.

Our articles are organised in a particular way. Most articles have a infobox in its lead, describing key characteristics about the article. Because we have so many articles, articles are often linked together in different ways. An article tends to focus on the primary topic it is written about. Further information can be linked like this, or piped (like this). We use navboxes, which are the boxes at the bottom of articles providing links to similar topics, as well as hatnotes. Typical hatnotes in articles include {{main}}, {{see also}} and {{further}}. This lets us link to relevant and related articles. The bottom of articles also shows categories, which store groups of related articles.

Tools

For interested editors, our project offers a number of additional tools to help edit our articles. On our main page appears a log of the most edited recent articles. An automatic list of recent changes to all our articles is here. We have a list of the most popular pages (WP:ANAT500). To keep abreast of news and discussions, it is best to monitor our talk page, newsletters, and our article alerts, which automatically lists deletion, good article, featured article, and move proposals. We also have a open tasks page for editors to create lists of tasks that other editors can collaborate with. Articles are also manually assigned to a "discipline", so interested editors in for example, gross anatomy, histology, or embryology can easily locate articles via here.

Our project has all sorts of smaller items that editors may or may not know about, including a barnstar, user box ({{User WPAnatomy}}), welcoming template ({{WPANATOMY welcome}}) and fairly comprehensive listing of templates (here).

Invitation

We are always happy to help out, and I invite new editors, or for those with any questions relating to how to get around the confusing environment that is Wikipedia, to post on our talk page or, for a kind introduction to questions, at the WP:TEAHOUSE.

How can I contribute?[edit]

  • Ask questions! Talk with other editors, collaborate - and if you need help, ask!
  • Continue to add content (and citations) to our articles
  • Collaborate and discuss with other editors - many hands make light work!
  • Find a space, task or type of article that you enjoy editing - there are lots of untended niches out there

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Hey, I am trying to create a Wikipedia page for Lucy Sarah (Atkins) Wilson and I saw that you had her listed as the mother of Edward Francis Wilson. The 1851 and 1861 England Census does not list him as one of her children. What is your source that lists Lucy Atkins Wilson as one of his parents? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 143.215.58.115 (talk) 13:50, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

Incomplete DYK nomination[edit]

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ArbCom 2018 election voter message[edit]

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