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27 February 2017

Mack B. Pearsall WP[edit]

Hi Finngall,

I saw a notice where you mentioned my deleted page on the refund location, but can't find the words. Can you direct me to where I can see it? Thank you ITCORPS (talk) 22:49, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

@ITCORPS: I had merely noticed that the template for your undeletion request was broken, and I fixed it along with some other maintenance to other entries on that page. I made no comment regarding the page itself and I have no opinion--I was merely conducting cleanup for the sake of clarity. --Finngall talk 23:31, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

@Finngall: Thanks for the heads up, and on the great work you do (I'm a WP stalker :P) ITCORPS (talk) 23:34, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Your accusations of maleficent editing are outrageous! I absolutely stand by the right to upload information concerning my company to Wikipedia, as several other companies, of comparable, or lesser stature have prominent articles.[edit]

As per subject. You have lack of grounds to both nominate the article I created for deletion, and no grounds to remove mention of my product on a competitors page.

In no way do I hide from the fact that I am posting the article concerning my own company, but I found it outrageous that an important page with information about a limited company that people are searching for can be hidden. If you insist on deleting relevant information from wikipedia, then surely you must delete other articles of lesser companies.

Please desist.

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jjamieallen (talkcontribs) 14:54, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Replied on user talk page. --Finngall talk 15:42, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Syed Chand Patel[edit]

I agree. I would have tagged it for BLPPROD except that it was already tagged for AFD, and tagging an article that is already tagged in a different way can't be done with Twinkle (which aborts the deletion tag) and so has to be done manually, which is work, and, besides, both get rid of the crud after seven days. The tone is enough so that I even considered G11, but go ahead and let the AFD run. Robert McClenon (talk) 15:54, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review - newsletter No.2[edit]

Hello Finngall,
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A HUGE backlog

We now have 413 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.


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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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 Finngall,
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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 413 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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Thank you![edit]

For correcting my sloppy edit [1]. Cheers, 2601:188:1:AEA0:65F5:930C:B0B2:CD63 (talk) 15:28, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

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Don't look now, my friend, but Surprises! got vandalized again by the same user I don't wish to go beyond the three revert limit. — FilmandTVFan28 (talk) 20:58, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

@FilmandTVFan28: Reversion of obvious vandalism, and reversion of socks of blocked/banned users (like our old friend the Teenage Fairytale Dropouts vandal), is explicitly exempt from the restrictions of WP:3RR. No need to worry about running afoul of the rules in this case. Thanks for the help. --Finngall talk 21:25, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Probable sock at WP:REFUND[edit]

While you were making that report I was thinking about making a report myself and was in the midst of looking through the history of the deleted articles, the AfDs, etc. and the two sockpuppet investigations to see if I could find any smoking gun evidence. (In any event, I don't for a second believe this is a "new user".) But my suspicion was that this was a sock of AwardPunjabi or Amitbhb12, or maybe both—with the fact that both were used here making me suspicious that these two sockmasters are actually one and the same, though up to now treated separately. I was not aware of the Joanna Gunadi case. Glad something's been posted on this. Thanks. By the way, note another suspicious "coincidence" in these posts. Best regards.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 23:34, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

@Fuhghettaboutit:) Details aside, they're obviously somebody's sock--I'll leave the rest to the pros. --Finngall talk 01:13, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Please remember to add noticeboard tickets to talk pages[edit]

I happened to see your mention of Nehru College of Engineering and Research Centre on WP:NPOVN and added it to Talk:Nehru College of Engineering and Research Centre. Please add such discussion to the article's talk page to avoid duplication of effort.

There seems to be quite a number of sources on the matter including a long article on Frontline. Given this, it might be DUE. Cheers Jim1138 (talk) 21:09, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

@Jim1138: So noted. Thank you for looking into this. --Finngall talk 21:12, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! Jim1138 (talk) 01:38, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review - Newsletter No.4[edit]

Hello Finngall,
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Since rolling out the right in November, just 6 months ago, we now have 413 reviewers, but the backlog is still mysteriously growing fast. If every reviewer did just 55 reviews, the 22,000 backlog would be gone, in a flash, schwoop, just like that!

But do remember: Rather than speed, quality and depth of patrolling and the use of correct CSD criteria are essential to good reviewing. Do not over-tag. Make use of the message feature to let the creator know about your maintenance tags. See the tutorial again HERE. Get help HERE.

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