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Modern clock chris kemps 01.svg Chris troutman uses the Wikibreak Switch template, and plans to update this notice if a wikibreak is taken.
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Today's Events

August 22, 2018

Adolphus79, Clockery
Adminship Anniversary
Choess, Grandiose
First Edit Day

Edit | Purge

Other events:
Depiction of WMF destroying Wikipedia with Visual Editor and flow.

Women in Red's April+Further with Art+Feminism 2018[edit]

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Please join us as Women in Red and Art+Feminism continue our collaboration in April 2018. Continue the work you've done in March and pledge to help close the gender gap in April! All you need to do is sign up on the Meet-Up page below and list any articles you create in the month of April.
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April+Further with Art+Feminism

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can you please reply on my talkpage –noahhoetger 9:14 AM, 4/16/2018 (UTC)

Sourcing ? Which sources ?[edit]

Hi. Why threading me ??? I just add a (small) "logical and mathematical information": "Rocheteau becomes the 1st French player to score in 3 different world cup editions". All information are yet in Wikipedia in former and concerned pages in this case (I write also: '78, '82', '86) Sourcing with what ? Wiki itself. It's non-sense. Apparently contributors in the place does'nt want that a French spoken make her shadow. In place to thread good will person read again "your toy": it's FULL of mistakes !!!! : False player in Lines ups, missing or miss attributed yellow cards, False comment "First game of the world cup" (It's was at least one before the concerned game), and a lot of others ! I prefer to stop wasting time with unfair people. I will finish my work concerning (FIFA) World Cup History (6 books, thousands pages, complete database,...). 20 years searching work ! You could always buy it to could correct your own Wikipedia-toy. Shanon11 (talk) 21:50 (09:50 PM), 26 May 2018 (CET) - Belgium.

August and New Achievements at Women in Red[edit]

Meetups #87, #88, #89, #90[edit]

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An exciting new month for Women in Red!

August 2018 worldwide online editathons:
New: Indigenous women Women of marginalized populations Women writers Geofocus: Bottom 10
Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative
Notable women, broadly-construed!

For the first time, this month we are trying out our Monthly achievement initiative

  • All creators of new biographies can keep track of their progress and earn virtual awards.
  • It can be used in conjunction with the above editathons or for any women's biography created in August.
  • Try it out when you create your first biography of the month.

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--Megalibrarygirl (talk) 17:33, 19 July 2018 (UTC) via MassMessaging

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:No original research[edit]

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Publishing Signpost[edit]

Vroom – issue 8 off the line

Hi Chris, just checking in to see that you will be OK publishing The Signpost. Our target is between 48 and 72 hours away; I think one or two sections are still being composed and checked. ☆ Bri (talk) 01:38, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

@Bri: Yup, I've been watching the dialogue at the newsroom; standing by, accordingly. Chris Troutman (talk) 14:29, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
Awesome, thanks for the upcoming assist. ☆ Bri (talk) 14:56, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
As far as I'm concerned , we're ready to go, unless Bri has noticed som last minute snags - he's better at layout than I am but he's not around to check my op-ed..Please do a print proof before running the distribution script. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 12:19, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
Nøkkenbuer has formatted the op-ed, and the Christmas tree is 100% green. I think everything is ready. Let's release the clutch. In other words, publish when you see this, Chris; steer straight and don't forget to pop the chute. ☆ Bri (talk) 15:03, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
@Bri and Kudpung: Published; masssmessages went out locally and globally; notification out on Gmail and Twitter, too. I look forward to reading it. Chris Troutman (talk) 00:41, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, Chris. I don't do Facebook; is there a notification there, as well? ☆ Bri (talk) 00:50, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

Thanks Chris. We really ought to thank Nøkkenbuer for all his work copy editing these issues. Perhaps he should be part of the team. He has a truly excellent eye for detail. His work is indispensable. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 02:02, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

I appreciate the appreciation, Kudpung. I don't mind contributing in an unofficial capacity, so long as that is acceptable, but my immediate concern with being "part of the team" is that I am frankly too unreliable an editor. My interests and activities tend to change frequently, as does my editing schedule, so I wouldn't want anyone at The Signpost to be filled with a false sense of confidence that I will be active and available for each issue. How much longer until I wend and wander my way away? Anyway, attribution in the history pages is already more than I prefer; I don't need any more than that. Of course, the decision is up to you and the rest. I'll continue to contribute however best I think I can, regardless of where and whether I am in the team. —Nøkkenbuer (talkcontribs) 17:09, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Adolf Hitler[edit]

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NPR Newsletter No.12 30 July 2018[edit]

Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months. (Purge)

Hello Chris troutman, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

June backlog drive

Overall the June backlog drive was a success, reducing the last 3,000 or so to below 500. However, as expected, 90% of the patrolling was done by less than 10% of reviewers.
Since the drive closed, the backlog has begun to rise sharply again and is back up to nearly 1,400 already. Please help reduce this total and keep it from raising further by reviewing some articles each day.

New technology, new rules
  • New features are shortly going to be added to the Special:NewPagesFeed which include a list of drafts for review, OTRS flags for COPYVIO, and more granular filter preferences. More details can be found at this page.
  • Probationary permissions: Now that PERM has been configured to allow expiry dates to all minor user rights, new NPR flag holders may sometimes be limited in the first instance to 6 months during which their work will be assessed for both quality and quantity of their reviews. This will allow admins to accord the right in borderline cases rather than make a flat out rejection.
  • Current reviewers who have had the flag for longer than 6 months but have not used the permissions since they were granted will have the flag removed, but may still request to have it granted again in the future, subject to the same probationary period, if they wish to become an active reviewer.
  • Editathons will continue through August. Please be gentle with new pages that obviously come from good faith participants, especially articles from developing economies and ones about female subjects. Consider using the 'move to draft' tool rather than bluntly tagging articles that may have potential but which cannot yet reside in mainspace.
The Signpost
  • The next issue of the monthly magazine will be out soon. The newspaper is an excellent way to stay up to date with news and new developments between our newsletters. If you have special messages to be published, or if you would like to submit an article (one about NPR perhaps?), don't hesitate to contact the editorial team here.

Go here to remove your name if you wish to opt-out of future mailings. Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 00:00, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

This Month in Education: July 2018[edit]

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This Month in Education

Volume 4 | Issue 7 | July 2018

This monthly newsletter showcases the Wikipedia Education Program. It focuses on sharing: your ideas, stories, success and challenges. You can see past editions here. You can also volunteer to help publish the newsletter. Join the team! Finally, don't forget to subscribe!

In This Issue

Featured Topic

Wikipedia+Education Conference 2019: Community Engagement Survey

From the Community

Young wikipedian: At WikiClub you get knowledge on your own will

Wikipedia in schools project at the "New Technologies in Education" Conference

Basque Education Program: 2017-2018 school year report

In the News

UNESCO ICT in Education Prize call for nominations opens

An educator's overview of Wikimedia (in short videos format)

About This Month in Education · Subscribe/Unsubscribe · Global message delivery · For the team: Romaine 06:32, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:George Galloway[edit]

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Administrators' newsletter – August 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2018).


Administrator changes

added Sro23
readded KaisaLYmblanter

Guideline and policy news

  • After a discussion at Meta, a new user group called "interface administrators" (formerly "technical administrator") has been created. Come the end of August, interface admins will be the only users able to edit site-wide JavaScript and CSS pages like MediaWiki:Common.js and MediaWiki:Common.css, or edit other user's personal JavaScript and CSS. The intention is to improve security and privacy by reducing the number of accounts which could be used to compromise the site or another user's account through malicious code. The new user group can be assigned and revoked by bureaucrats. Discussion is ongoing to establish details for implementing the group on the English Wikipedia.
  • Following a request for comment, the WP:SISTER style guideline now states that in the mainspace, interwiki links to Wikinews should only be made as per the external links guideline. This generally means that within the body of an article, you should not link to Wikinews about a particular event that is only a part of the larger topic. Wikinews links in "external links" sections can be used where helpful, but not automatically if an equivalent article from a reliable news outlet could be linked in the same manner.

Technical news

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Please comment on Talk:Donald Trump[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Albert Cashier[edit]

You have previously participated in discussions about the use of gendered pronouns in the biography of Albert Cashier. An Rfc about this topic is taking place at Talk:Albert Cashier, and your comments are welcome. Mathglot (talk) 18:27, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/German war effort closed[edit]

An arbitration case regarding German war effort articles has now closed and the final decision is viewable at the link above. The following remedies have been enacted:

  1. For engaging in harassment of other users, LargelyRecyclable is indefinitely banned from the English Wikipedia under any account.
  2. Cinderella157 is topic banned from the history of Germany from 1932 to 1945, broadly construed. This topic ban may be appealed after six months have elapsed and every six months thereafter.
  3. Auntieruth55 is reminded that project coordinators have no special roles in a content dispute, and that featured articles are not immune to sourcing problems.
  4. Editors are reminded that consensus-building is key to the purpose and development of Wikipedia. The most reliable sources should be used instead of questionable sourcing whenever possible, especially when dealing with sensitive topics. Long-term disagreement over local consensus in a topic area should be resolved through soliciting comments from the wider community, instead of being re-litigated persistently at the local level.
  5. While certain specific user-conduct issues have been identified in this decision, for the most part the underlying issue is a content dispute as to how, for example, the military records of World War II-era German military officers can be presented to the same extent as military records of officers from other periods, while placing their records and actions in the appropriate overall historical context. For better or worse, the Arbitration Committee is neither authorized nor qualified to resolve this content dispute, beyond enforcing general precepts such as those requiring reliable sourcing, due weighting, and avoidance of personal attacks. Nor does Wikipedia have any other editorial body authorized to dictate precisely how the articles should read outside the ordinary editing process. Knowledgeable editors who have not previously been involved in these disputes are urged to participate in helping to resolve them. Further instances of uncollegial behavior in this topic-area will not be tolerated and, if this occurs, may result in this Committee's accepting a request for clarification and amendment to consider imposition of further remedies, including topic-bans or discretionary sanctions.

For the Arbitration Committee,

-Cameron11598(Talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:32, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Joseph Tabenkin[edit]

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August GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors August 2018 Newsletter
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Hello and welcome to the August 2018 GOCE newsletter. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Guild's June election; your new and returning coordinators are listed below. The next election will occur in December 2018; all Wikipedia editors in good standing may take part.

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Our June blitz focused on Requests and articles tagged for copy edit in October 2017. Of the eleven people who signed up, eight editors recorded a total of 28 copy edits, including 3 articles of more than 10,000 words. Complete results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the July drive. Of the seventeen people who signed up, thirteen editors completed 194 copy edits, successfully removing all articles tagged in the last three months of 2017. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are here.

The August blitz will run for one week, from 19 to 25 August. Sign up now!

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators, Reidgreg, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Tdslk.

To discontinue receiving GOCE newsletters, please remove your name from our mailing list.

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Please comment on Talk:United States[edit]

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