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WikiCup 2013 September newsletter[edit]

In 30 days, we will know the identity of our 2013 WikiCup champion. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) currently leads; if that lead is held, she will become the first person to have won the WikiCup twice. Canada Sasata (submissions), Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions)—who has never participated in the competition before—and New South Wales Casliber (submissions) follow. The majority of points in this round have come from a mix of good articles and bonus points. This final round is seeing contributions to a number of highly important topics; recent submissions include Phoenix (constellation) (FA by Casliber), Ernest Lawrence (GA by Hawkeye7), Pinniped, and red fox (both GAs by Sasata).

The did you know (DYK) eligibility criteria have recently changed, meaning that newly passed good articles are accepted as "new" for did you know purposes. However, in the interests of not changing the WikiCup rules mid-competition, please note that only articles eligible for DYK under the old system (that is, newly created articles or 5x expansions) will be eligible for points in this year's WikiCup. We do, however, have time to discuss how this new system will work for next year's competition; a discussion will be opened in due course. On that note, thoughts are welcome on changes you'd like to see for next year. What worked? What didn't work? What would you like to see more of? What would you like to see less of? All Wikipedians, new or old, are also warmly invited to sign up for the 2014 WikiCup.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to reduce the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 23:19, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Taleem-o-Tarbiat[edit]

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The article Taleem-o-Tarbiat has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

No reliable sources. Website moribund, seems to have produced only a few issues. Does not meet WP:GNG.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Randykitty (talk) 15:06, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Mikaal Zulfiqar[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 Mikaal Zulfiqar requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a person or group of people, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please read more about what is generally accepted as notable.

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 "Click here to 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, you can place a request here. James (TC) • 4:05pm 05:05, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

  • @Bgwhite: For what reason did this user tagged the article for speedy, is there any issue? -- Assassin! No, Captain Assassin! ( T - C - G ) 17:55, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
    • I already declined the speedy. It was very obvious that the article didn't meet the requirements. Zulfiqar had acted in numerous TV and film roles. Bgwhite (talk) 19:04, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

thrs some copyright issue regardin this page cn u fix it b4 its deletion ? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numm

VisualEditor newsletter on 16 October 2013[edit]

VisualEditor is still being updated every Thursday. As usual, what is now running on the English Wikipedia had a test run at Mediawiki during the previous week. If you haven't done so already, you can turn on VisualEditor by going to your preferences and choosing the item, "Enable the visual editor. It will be available in the following namespaces: $1".

The reference dialog for all Wikipedias, especially the way it handles citation templates, is being redesigned. Please offer suggestions and opinions at mw:VisualEditor/Design/Reference Dialog. (Use your Wikipedia username/password to login there.) You can also drag and drop references (select the reference, then hover over the selected item until your cursor turns into the drag-and-drop tool). This also works for some templates, images, and other page elements (but not yet for text or floated items). References are now editable when they appear inside a media item's caption (bug 50459).

There were a number of miscellaneous fixes made: Firstly, there was a bug that meant that it was impossible to move the cursor using the keyboard away from a selected node (like a reference or template) once it had been selected (bug 54443). Several improvements have been made to scrollable windows, panels, and menus when they don't fit on the screen or when the selected item moves off-screen. Editing in the "slug" at the start of a page no longer shows up a chess pawn character ("♙") in some circumstances (bug 54791). Another bug meant that links with a final punctuation character in them broke extending them in some circumstances (bug 54332). The "page settings" dialog once again allows you to remove categories (bug 54727). There have been some problems with deployment scripts, including one that resulted in VisualEditor being broken for an hour or two at all Wikipedias (bug 54935). Finally, snowmen characters ("☃") no longer appear near newly added references, templates and other nodes (bug 54712).

Looking ahead: Development work right now is on rich copy-and-paste abilities, quicker addition of citation templates in references, setting media items' options (such as being able to put images on the left), switching into wikitext mode, and simplifying the toolbar. A significant amount of work is being done on other languages during this month. If you speak a language other than English, you can help with translating the documentation.

For other questions or suggestions, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting problem reports at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback and other ideas at Wikipedia talk:VisualEditor. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:40, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

GOCE September 2013 drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors September 2013 backlog elimination drive wrap-up newsletter
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The September 2013 drive wrap-up is now ready for review.
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Frankenstein (2014 film) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Frankenstein (2014 film). Since you had some involvement with the Frankenstein (2014 film) redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). BOVINEBOY2008 10:51, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Survivor (film) for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Survivor (film) 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/Survivor (film) until a consensus is reached, and anyone 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. BOVINEBOY2008 13:57, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Notability issue[edit]

Hi Captian, Your Article Raja Muhammad Anwar Doesn't Comply With GNG, To make it worse: unreferenced articles about living people will always be removed. You article is unreferenced or using primary sources, as primary sources don't count as references. So, please, can you please fix these issues to save this article? Thanks in advance! --Foodie (talk) 11:43, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

GOCE Blitz wrap-up; join us for the November drive[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors October Blitz wrap-up
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Participation: Out of eleven people who signed up for this blitz, eight copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: During the seven-day blitz, we copy edited 42 articles from WikiProject Film's backlog, reducing it by a net of 34 articles. Hope to see you at the November drive in a few days! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Torchiest, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95 and The Utahraptor.

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Operation 021[edit]

Aoa bro! I currently started an upcoming Pakistan'i movie article and I need you to add refrences at the end as i am bit confused adding refrences. Thanks. UBS (talk) 11:46, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

  • @Umais Bin Sajjad: W.Slam, good work but the article needs a little experienced user's attention. I'm glad to help you but I'm blocked right now. For now I can simply refer you to some good users like @Smsarmad: and @Mar4d:, they can surely help you in this. -- Assassin! No, Captain Assassin! ( T - C - G ) 17:22, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
Ok thank you :) UBS (talk) 07:19, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 October newsletter[edit]

The WikiCup is over for another year! Our champion, for the second year running, is Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions). Our final nine were as follows:

  1. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions)
  2. Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions)
  3. Canada Sasata (submissions)
  4. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions)
  5. New South Wales Casliber (submissions)
  6. Scotland Adam Cuerden (submissions)
  7. London Miyagawa (submissions)
  8. Poland Piotrus (submissions)
  9. Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions)

All those who reached the final win prizes, and prizes will also be going to the following participants:

  • New South Wales Casliber (submissions) wins the FA prize, for four featured articles in round 4, worth 400 points.
  • Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) wins the GA prize, for 20 good articles in round 3, worth 600 points.
  • Portland, Oregon Another Believer (submissions) wins the FL prize, for four featured lists in round 2, worth 180 points.
  • Scotland Adam Cuerden (submissions) wins the FP prize, for 23 featured pictures in round 5, worth 805 point.
  • Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) wins the FPo prize, for 2 featured portals in round 3, worth 70 points.
  • Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) wins the topic prize, for a 23-article featured topic in round 5, worth 230 points.
  • Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) wins the DYK prize, for 79 did you know articles in round 5, worth 570 points.
  • Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions) wins the ITN prize, for 23 in the news articles in round 4, worth 270 points.
  • United States Ed! (submissions) wins the GAR prize, for 24 good article reviews in round 1, worth 96 points.
  • The judges are awarding the Oddball Barnstar to British Empire The C of E (submissions), for some curious contributions in earlier rounds.
  • Finally, the judges are awarding Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) the Geography Barnstar for her work on sea, now a featured article. This top-importance article was the highest-scoring this year; when it was promoted to FA status, Cwmhiraeth could claim 720 points.

Prizes will be handed out in the coming weeks. Please be patient!

Congratulations to everyone who has been successful in this year's WikiCup, whether you made it to the final rounds or not, and a particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup who have achieved this year. Thanks to all who have taken part and helped out with the competition. While it has been an excellent year, errors have opened up the judges' eyes to the need for a third judge, and it is with pleasure that we announce that experienced WikiCup participant Miyagawa will be acting as a judge from now on. We hope you will all join us in welcoming him to the team.

Next year's competition begins on 1 January. You are invited to sign up to participate; it is open to all Wikipedians, new and old. Brainstorming and discussion remains open for how next year's competition will work, and straw polls will be opened by the judges soon. Those interested in friendly competition may also like to keep an eye on the stub contest, being organised by Casliber. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2014 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 01:02, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Pakistan User Group[edit]

Wikimedia Community User Group Pakistan
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Hi Captain Assassin!!

We are currently in the process of establishing a User Group for Pakistani Wikimedians with the following objectives;

  • act as a hub for Pakistani editors working across the Wikimedia projects,
  • act as a voice and representative for the Pakistani Wikimedian community,
  • organize meet-ups,
  • establish a Wikimedia Pakistan Chapter,
  • acquire funding for various on-wiki and off-wiki activities including photo competitions, workshops and other public outreach events, and
  • collaborate with the wider Wikimedia community.

As an approved User Group, we will be recognised by the Wikimedia Foundation and officially supported by the Wikimedia movement.

If you reside in Pakistan or actively work on Pakistan-related topics and can help in functional activities of the Pakistani User Group, please join the official planning group mailing list. For more details about the proposed user group, please visit the official page at http://pk.wikimedia.org.

Together we can promote free knowledge in Pakistan!

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VisualEditor newsletter for November 2013[edit]

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor team has worked on some feature changes, major infrastructure improvements to make the system more stable, dependable and extensible, some minor toolbar improvements, and fixing bugs.

A new form parsing library for language characters in Parsoid caused the corruption of pages containing diacritics for about an hour two weeks ago. Relatively few pages at the English Wikipedia were affected, but this created immediate problems at some other Wikipedias, sometimes affecting several dozen pages. The development teams for Parsoid and VisualEditor apologize for the serious disruption and thank the people who reported this emergency at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback and on the public IRC channel, #mediawiki-visualeditor.

There have been dozens of changes since the last newsletter. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Accidental deletion of infoboxes and other items: You now need to press the Delete or ← Backspace key twice to delete a template, reference or image. The first time, the item becomes selected, and the second time, it is removed. The need to press the delete key twice should make it more obvious what you are doing and help avoid accidental removals of infoboxes and similar (bug 55336).
  • Switch from VisualEditor to the wikitext editor: A new feature lets you make a direct, one-way editing interface change, which will preserve your changes without needing to save the page and re-open it in the wikitext editor (bug 50687). It is available in a new menu in the action buttons by the Cancel button (where the "Page Settings" button used to be). Note that this new feature is not currently working in Firefox.
  • Categories and Languages are also now directly available in that menu. The category suggestions drop-down was appearing in the wrong place rather than below its input box, which is now fixed. An incompatibility between VisualEditor and the deployed Parsoid service that prevented editing categories and language links was fixed.
  • File:, Help: and Category: namespaces: VisualEditor was enabled for these namespaces the on all wikis (bug 55968), the Portal: and Viquiprojecte: namespaces on the Catalan Wikipedia (bug 56000), and the Portal: and Book: namespaces on the English Wikipedia (bug 56001).
  • Media item resizing: We improved how files are viewed in a few ways. First, inline media items can now be resized in the same way that has been possible with block ones (like thumbnails) before. When resizing a media item, you can see a live preview of how it will look as you drag it (bug 54298). While you are dragging an image to resize it, we now show a label with the current dimensions (bug 54297). Once you have resized it, we fetch a new, higher resolution image for the media item if necessary (bug 55697). Manual setting of media item sizes in their dialog is nearly complete and should be available next week. If you hold down the ⇧ Shift key whilst resizing an image, it will now snap to a 10 pixel grid instead of the normal free-hand sizing. The media item resize label now is centered while resizing regardless of which tool you use to resize it.
  • Undo and redo: A number of improvements were made to the transactions system which make undoing and redoing more reliable during real-time collaboration (bug 53224).
  • Save dialogue: The save page was re-written to use the same code as all other dialogs (bug 48566), and in the process fixed a number of issues. The save dialog is re-accessible if it loses focus (bug 50722), or if you review a null edit (bug 53313); its checkboxes for minor edit, watch the page, and flagged revisions options now layout much more cleanly (bug 52175), and the tab order of the buttons is now closer to what users will expect (bug 51918). There was a bug in the save dialog that caused it to crash if there was an error in loading the page from Parsoid, which is now fixed.
  • Links to other articles or pages sometimes sent people to invalid pages. VisualEditor now keeps track of the context in which you loaded the page, which lets us fix up links in document to point to the correct place regardless of what entry point you launched the editor from—so the content of pages loaded through /wiki/Foobar?veaction=edit and /w/index.php?title=Foobar&veaction=edit both now have text links that work if triggered (bug 48915).
  • Toolbar links: A bug that caused the toolbar's menus to get shorter or even blank when scrolled down the page in Firefox is now fixed (bug 55343).
  • Numbered external links: VisualEditor now supports Parsoid's changed representation of numbered external links (bug 53505).
  • Removed empty templates: We also fixed an issue that meant that completely empty templates became impossible to interact with inside VisualEditor, as they didn't show up (bug 55810).
  • Mathematics formulae: If you would like to try the experimental LaTeX mathematics tool in VisualEditor, you will need to opt-in to Beta Features. This is currently available on Meta-wiki, Wikimedia Commons, and Mediawiki.org. It will be available on all other Wikimedia sites on 21 November.
  • Browser testing support: If you are interested in technical details, the browser tests were expanded to cover some basic cursor operations, which uncovered an issue in our testing framework that doesn't work with cursoring in Firefox; the Chrome tests continue to fail due to a bug with the welcome message for that part of the testing framework.
  • Load time: VisualEditor now uses content language when fetching Wikipedia:TemplateData information, so reducing bandwidth use, and users on multi-language or multi-script wikis now get TemplateData hinting for templates as they would expect (bug 50888).
  • Reuse of VisualEditor: Work on spinning out the user experience (UX) framework from VisualEditor into oojs-ui, which lets other teams at Wikimedia (like Flow) and gadget authors re-use VisualEditor UX components, is now complete and is being moved to a shared code repository.
  • Support for private wikis: If you maintain a private wiki at home or at work, VisualEditor now supports editing of private wikis, by forwarding the Cookie: HTTP header to Parsoid ($wgVisualEditorParsoidForwardCookies set to true) (bug 44483). (Most private wikis will also need to install Parsoid and node.js, as VisualEditor requires them.)

Looking ahead:

  • VisualEditor will be released to some of the smaller Wikipedias on 02 December 2013. If you are active at one or more smaller Wikipedias where VisualEditor is not yet generally available, please see the list at VisualEditor/Rollouts.
  • Public office hours on IRC to discuss VisualEditor with Product Manager James Forrester will be held on Monday, 2 December, at 1900 UTC and on Tuesday, 3 December, at 0100 UTC. Bring your questions. Logs will be posted on Meta after each office hour completes.
  • In terms of feature improvements, one of the major infrastructure projects affects how inserting characters works, both using your computer's built-in Unicode input systems and through a planned character inserter tool for VisualEditor. The forthcoming rich copying and pasting feature was extended and greater testing is currently being done. Work continues to support the improved reference dialog to quickly add citations based on local templates.

If you have questions or suggestions for future improvements, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting a note at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) 22:05, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

GOCE newsletters[edit]

Hi Captain Assassin. I am removing your name from the WP:GOCE mailing list for now. There's no point inviting you to join our drives while you are blocked! Please re-add your name to the mailing list if you wish to resume receiving our newsletters when your block expires. -- Diannaa (talk) 23:55, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

No problem Diannaa, I'll add my name again, thanks. -- Assassin! No, Captain Assassin! ( T - C - G ) 18:04, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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Unblock request[edit]

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This user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who accepted the request.

Captain Assassin! (block logactive blocksglobal blocksautoblockscontribs deleted contribscreation log change block settingsunblockfilter log)


Request reason:

I was blocked for creating disruption to the encyclopedia by creating poor redirects and pages contrary to policies such as WP:CRYSTAL and WP:NFF. I am really sorry for creating disruption to the encyclopedia and it was unfair of me to waste everyone's time with my mistakes. I will not create another redirect or new article (without permission) for the foreseeable future. I'd appreciate being given another chance. This is my first and only block (except a '12 hours' block in last November). Due to user name policies, I was also known as User:Assassin's Creed and User:Captain Wikipedia!, thank you. Assassin! No, Captain Assassin! ( T - C - G ) 03:55, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Accept reason:

Accepted. See my comments down below. Nyttend (talk) 22:34, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Unblocking administrator: Please check for active autoblocks on this user after accepting the unblock request.

I have been chatting with Captain Assassin! off-wiki about this and he shows understanding of what he did wrong and we also spoke to Bgwhite and he agreed to help out/"mentor" Captain Assassin! as needed. The last sentence about his only other blocks and username changes show that besides the issues on film articles, he was creating good content. Perhaps may I suggest to reduce activity at film articles and perhaps share some of your knowledge about Pakistan and Islam? Either way, I personally strongly support for an unblock. I have pinged Bgwhite and I'd also like to ping Nyttend and let him share his thoughts. Best, Sportsguy17 :) (click to talkcontributions) 18:21, 28 November 2013 (UTC) BTW, check your email Captain Assassin! You've got mail!

Since blocks are preventative, not punitive, I'm happy to unblock you in this situation. I have two things that I'd like you to remember: (1) Please be careful to abide by the promises you've made in the unblock request. Sometimes when people are unblocked, the unblock depends on some formal conditions, and they'll be blocked if they don't abide by those. I'm "officially" saying that this isn't the case here, i.e. you'll not be blocked simply for breaking one of those promises. I'm urging you to abide by those promises because by following them you'll be sure to avoid the issues that led to this block. (2) Please look over the discussion here, both my edit and other people's. As you'll see there, many people called for an indefinite block, thinking basically that you're not redeemable. If you demonstrate that you're editing productively and helpfully (especially by following your promises), we'll be happy to have you back, but if you quickly return to the kind of edits that resulted in the block, you'll probably be reblocked indefinitely, and an unblock will be much less likely. Nyttend (talk) 22:34, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
I echo Nyttend's comments. One last thing mentioned was your signature. I have a new idea for one for you: Captain Assassin! (talk): something fairly simple? Otherwise, follow the advice given by several other experienced editors and you'll be good. Sportsguy17 :) (click to talkcontributions) 22:58, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
I'm so happy to be back with new and good thoughts, thanks @Nyttend: for believing me. Then I'm going to thanks my fellows who helped me a lot in getting unblocked, @Sportsguy17: and @Bgwhite:. By the way Sportsguy17, I'm thinking of removing the exclamation mark (!) from my user name, what do you say? -- Assassin! No, Captain Assassin! ( T - C - G ) 17:07, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
Personally, I'd keep the exclamation mark (!). It kind of adds some emphasis and fun to your name. Let me give an example: Who's that masked man?...I'm Captain Assassin! It's your choice, but that's my thought. I'm glad to see you're willing to help. And yes, my user space was inspired by your pages Face-smile.svg. Best, Sportsguy17 (talkcontribssign) 02:31, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Wikify: November Newsletter and December Drive[edit]

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GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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AFC Backlog Drive[edit]

WikiProject Articles for creation Backlog Elimination Drive[edit]

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WikiProject AFC is holding a two month long Backlog Elimination Drive!
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December 2013[edit]

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VisualEditor newsletter • 19 December 2013[edit]

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor team has worked on some toolbar improvements, fixing bugs, and improving support for Indic languages as well as other languages with complex characters. The current focus is on improving the reference dialog and expanding the new character inserter tool.

There have been dozens of changes since the last newsletter. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Rich copying and pasting is now available. If you copy text from another website, then character formatting and some other HTML attributes are preserved. This means, for example, that if you copy a pre-formatted suggested citation from a source like this, then VisualEditor will preserve the formatting of the title in the citation. Keep in mind that copying the formatting may include formatting that you don't want (like section headings). If you want to paste plain, unformatted text onto a page, then use Control+⇧ Shift+V or ⌘ Command+⇧ Shift+V (Mac).
  • Auto-numbered external links like [1] can now be edited just like any other link. However, they cannot be created in VisualEditor easily.
  • Several changes to the toolbar and dialogs have been made, and more are on the way. The toolbar has been simplified with a new drop-down text styles menu and an "insert" menu. Your feedback on the toolbar is wanted here. The transclusion/template dialog has been simplified. If you have enabled mathematical formula editing, then the menu item is now called the formula editor instead of LaTeX.
  • There is a new character inserter, which you can find in the new "insert" menu, with a capital Omega ("Ω"). It's a very basic set of characters. Your feedback on the character inserter is wanted here.
  • Saving the page should seem faster by several seconds now.
  • It is now possible to access VisualEditor by manually editing the URL, even if you are not logged in or have not opted in to VisualEditor normally.  To do so, append ?veaction=edit to the end of the page name.  For example, change https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random?veaction=edit to open a random page in VisualEditor.  This is intended to support bug testing across multiple browsers, without requiring editors to login repeatedly.

Looking ahead: The transclusion dialog will see further changes in the coming weeks, with a simple mode for single templates and an advanced mode for more complex transclusions. The new character formatting menu on the toolbar will get an arrow to show that it is a drop-down menu. The reference dialog will be improved, and the Reference item will become a button in the main toolbar, rather than an item in the Insert menu.

If you have questions or suggestions for future improvements, or if you encounter problems, please let everyone know by posting a note at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 20:38, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

GOCE December 2013 Blitz wrap-up and January Drive invitation[edit]

December Notes from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The December blitz ran from December 8–14. The theme for this blitz was articles tied in some way to religion. Seven editors knocked out 20 articles over the course of the week. Our next blitz will be in February, with a theme to be determined. Feel free to make theme suggestions at the Guild talk page!

The January 2014 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on January 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on January 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit all articles tagged in October and November 2012 and complete all requests placed before the end of 2013. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top five in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in October and November 2012", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there!

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Coordinator election: Voting is open for candidates to serve as GOCE coordinators from 1 January through 30 June 2014. Voting will run until the end of December. For complete information, please have a look at the election page.

– Your drive coordinators: Torchiest and Torchiest, Baffle gab1978 and Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95 and Jonesey95, and The Utahraptor and The Utahraptor

To discontinue receiving GOCE newsletters, please remove your name from our mailing list. Message delivered by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:24, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Angry Birds Star Wars II[edit]

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MfD nomination of User:Captain Assassin!/Shaukat Agricultural Industry[edit]

User:Captain Assassin!/Shaukat Agricultural Industry, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Captain Assassin!/Shaukat Agricultural Industry and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of User:Captain Assassin!/Shaukat Agricultural Industry during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Xavier Tyler Gascon 18:27, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Angry Birds Star Wars II[edit]

Mittens Cool wants to delete the article because they want their new article to be the only one shown. I've put it up for speedy. Article was also declined at AFC for being too much of a game guide, which is outside Wikipedia's scope. Their article will be deleted, but make sure Angry Birds Star Wars II is on your watchlist as they might try to edit it. Another editor, Tentinator, is also looking at the article and trying to keep Mittens Cool at bay. Bgwhite (talk) 20:38, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

OK, thanks. -- Assassin! No, Captain Assassin! ( T - C - G ) 03:08, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Visual template[edit]

AsalamoAlaikum. I am really impressed with the green template you modified for your userpage/talk page. I want same for mine, do you allow me to copy your content? Granting permission will be so much appreciated. UBS 16:31, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

W.Slam Umais Bin Sajjad, sure you can copy whatever you want for your templates. One of my friends, Sportsguy17 has already copied it and I'll be really glad to let you too. -- Assassin! No, Captain Assassin! ( T - C - G ) 16:38, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you so much.
Welcome, anytime :). -- Assassin! No, Captain Assassin! ( T - C - G ) 16:50, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
Can you lead me to the javascript coding for {{Template:UserStatus}}. As currently its showing that "Umais Bin Sajjad is somewhere" status. UBS 04:31, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Happy Holidays![edit]

User:Sportsguy17/Happy Holidays 2013

Question[edit]

Weren't the conditions of your unblock to not get involved with film articles? here, SportsGuy suggests you take on new projects and here you promise to not create new film redirects or articles. Yet your edit history is again chock full of film related edits. You were warned not following your conditions would result in an indef block. Rusted AutoParts 02:21, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Wrong. As long as he is providing reliable content, he's fine. Rusted AutoParts, you are borderline hounding Assassin and you need to get off his back. He's significantly improved and seeing that you were recently blocked for one week for attacking others, so watch yourself. Captain Assassin! is doing well. RAP, I'd recommend giving yourself a voluntary IBAN with CA. Both: enjoy the holidays. Sportsguy17 (TC) 04:21, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
Hounding? It's a simple question. He even stated in his unblock request "I will not create new redirects or articles for the foreseeable future (without permission)". Here we are 25 days later, edit history chock full of film edits sneakily concealed by making redirect requests now. This is only an issue to me because people give him the benefit of the doubt and he immediately starts doing what people asked him not to do. I believe fully in owning up to whatever someone promises. He said he wouldn't, yet here we are. Rusted AutoParts 05:28, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
Rusted AutoParts, as part of Assassin's unblock, no promise was given to stay away from film articles. He is under no obligation to stay away from film articles. Both Sportsguy and I have cautioned him against doing film articles. He has not created any new article nor asked for any redirect without permission. Every new article created was done in his sandbox. They were moved *after* someone had reviewed the article or was given approval to create.
The "simple question" was not hounding. If I were in your shoes, I be asking the question too. However, it was the combative tone that made it hounding. I have no problems with you asking valid questions, but please, keep it calm and to the point. Bgwhite (talk) 06:26, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
Alright, I apologize. I just thought he was at least supposed to take a break from that area of editing. Rusted AutoParts 06:51, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
No problem RAP, you're totally free to ask anything but as Bgwhite said that I wasn't creating articles without permission or directly on article space. If someone had problem with that they wouldn't review it or move it. I thought you would understand not to hound someone after this weekly blocked. I hope good for you, enjoy holidays, cheers. -- Assassin! No, Captain Assassin! ( T - C - G ) 07:37, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
I got after Rusted, I'll get after you now... sigh. Assissin, "I thought you would understand not to hound someone after this weekly blocked." is also hounding. Rusted had a very valid question. Assissin, keep calm and to the point. You of you have to behave too. Bgwhite (talk) 07:44, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
Sorry Bgwhite, I don't know if it's "hounding". But I know he has a valid question I would've asked too if I were him. I'll take care next time B. -- Assassin! No, Captain Assassin! ( T - C - G ) 07:52, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
I decided to quickly check in today. Bgwhite, the issue with RAP's first post was his combative attitude in it, not asking a question, albeit this was a textbook example of the blind (RAP) leading the blind (CA!). Enjoy your holidays. Assassin will continue to go to Bgwhite for guidance and RAP should leave Assassin alone. Best, Sportsguy17 (TC) 18:08, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
"Weren't the conditions of your unblock to not get involved with film articles?" Literally the first sentence is a question. Also, bad faith much? Rusted AutoParts 16:58, 26 December 2013 (UTC)
Asked and answered. He promised to not create new film redirects or articles. I see nothing to indicate a ban from film articles. Time to move along. - SummerPhD (talk) 01:06, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
I understand, I'm just addressing Sportsguy's accusation of me just barging in here and hounding Captain, which wasn't the case. I have my answer, I shall now move along. Rusted AutoParts 02:58, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks to all Bgwhite, Sportsguy17, Rusted AutoParts and SummerPhD, for your time to help me and make me straight. Now I just want to ask Bgwhite and SummerPhD, am I allow to create film-less articles freely or without asking/permission??? You all know I've created 800+ articles and never got any complaints without these latest film articles issues. -- Captain Assassin! ( T - C - G ) 15:56, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
No, you are not allowed to create any articles on your own. You haven't been unblocked for a month yet. Let's wait atleast another month, then get approval from Nyttend (admin who unblocked you) and Rusted. 22:37, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
OK Bgwhite, you're the "BOSS" here :). -- Captain Assassin! ( T - C - G ) 11:19, 28 December 2013 (UTC)
Feel free to run your proposed articles by me if you want. Also, please cut down your signature. That is a wall of text. I have an example one you could do. Captain Assassin! (TC) It still uses green, but follows WP:SIGLEN. Happy editing Captain Assassin! and feel free to contact me if you need help with something. Sportsguy17 (TC) 02:23, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
I'll ask you Sportsguy17 for articles next time. And I've made some adjustments in your given signature suggestion, your was "242 bytes" and after adjustments it is "326 bytes". My old signature was "475 bytes" so it's good now. So what do you think now? I want to use Assassin default font style in my signature :). --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 03:32, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
I updated your signature (the one right above mine) to be HTML5 compliant. You were using both HTML4 and HTML5. It probably made it smaller by a fewer bytes too. I have to agree with Sportsguy, your old one was to big. Bgwhite (talk) 06:44, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
@Bgwhite: Done, I updated it and made a correction, replaced "text-size" with "font-size". Thanks. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 09:55, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Want to be your friend, invite you to cup of tea ;-) UBS 06:29, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Umais Bin Sajjad, you're welcome to be friend :). -- Assassin! No, Captain Assassin! ( T - C - G ) 07:39, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Compulsion 2013 film[edit]

Hi Captain,

I have noticed that you created the article for the movie redirected to that of its main actor. I have written an article (see Compulsion (2013 film)). Pls, review it as I guess you interested in the subject.

Cheerz and best regards from Moscow!

Lamro (talk) 13:21, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Lamro for your contributions to Wikipedia, I just added some categories and stub templates to the article, other looks good. Happy holidays :). -- Captain Assassin! ( T - C - G ) 16:47, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

HotCat suggestion[edit]

Hi Captain! Just wanted to make sure you were aware that you can use HotCat to add more than one category at once. Happy editing! GoingBatty (talk) 16:15, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Yes GoingBatty, I'm aware of that. Should I use it once to add more than one category? -- Captain Assassin! ( T - C - G ) 16:20, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I suggest you use that to add more than one category. Also, on The Interview (2014 film) I removed three categories that were parents of Category:American action comedy films per Wikipedia:Categorization#Categorizing pages. GoingBatty (talk) 16:25, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
Got it. -- Captain Assassin! ( T - C - G ) 16:29, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Waar[edit]

Salam, I'm here to inform that Waar film nomination for good article has been started and Wikipedia is to decide within one week, if you can expand this article further then please help me do that, do check film talk page for further info. Thanks! UBStalk 13:41, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

W.Slam Umais Bin Sajjad, I think you shouldn't have nominated it yet. Everyone can see that it was not ready yet, someone should have expanded the plot first, then nominated it. I'll help as far as I can but not with the plot, I haven't seen the film yet :). So I'll check it out with other things and you request someone to fill out the plot. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 16:51, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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