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New Page Review needs your help[edit]

Hi Foxj,

As an AfC reviewer you're probably aware that a new user right has been created for patrolling new pages (you might even have been granted the right already, and admins have it automatically).

Since July there has been a very serious backlog at Special:NewPagesFeed of over 14,000 pages, by far the worst since 2011, and we need an all out drive to get this back down to just a few hundred that can be easily maintained in the future. Unlike AfC, these pages are already in mainspace, and the thought of what might be there is quite scary. There are also many good faith article creators who need a simple, gentle push to the Tea House or their pages converted to Draft rather than being deleted.

Although New Page Reviewing can occasionally be somewhat more challenging than AfC, the criteria for obtaining the right are roughly the same. The Page Curation tool is even easier to use than the Helper Script, so it's likely that most AfC reviewers already have more than enough knowledge for the task of New Page Review.

It is hoped that AfC reviewers will apply for this right at WP:PERM and lend a hand. You'll need to have read the page at WP:NPR and the new tutorial.

(Sent to all active AfC reviewers) MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:33, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Get to Heaven[edit]

Hello:

The copy edit that you requested from the Guild of Copy Editors of the article Get to Heaven has been completed.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

I thought the article was very well written and you will see that I made very few changes. When you submit it for FA review the reviewer might suggest that the quote in the Lyrics section is too long. I'd wait and see. Personally I think its enlightening and would leave it as it is.

You will notice that I archived one of the article’s citations (#2). I suggest that you archive the rest of the article’s URLs as time allows. This ensures that the article's references are available "forever" and that it doesn’t develop “dead links” over time. The site I use is https://archive.org/web/. Simply copy the URL in the citation and paste it in the “Save Page Now” box on the archive.org site and click save. This creates a copy of the original page and provides you with a new URL to add to the original citation. If you look at the URL I've archived you'll see the syntax. You add the new URL to the end of the original citation like this: |archiveurl=http etc|archivedate=17 November 2016}}. Not all websites allow archiving - CBS TV news and the NY Times are two I've come across, so there's not much you can do about that unless there is an alternate citation you could use.

Also, I noticed that the format of the citations varies throughout the article. You will want to fix any that do not follow the standard WP order. I've provided samples below (which also show the archive format) - how they display is at the bottom of this note:

A citation that will only be used once.

[1]

Or if you were going to name the citation NME it would look like this:

[2]

I hope this is useful and could luck with your FA review.

Regards,

Twofingered Typist (talk) 23:05, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

@Twofingered Typist: Thanks so much for the pointers (and for the copyedit)! :) — foxj 07:13, 18 November 2016 (UTC)
@Foxj: I realize that I should have mentioned that you have to click edit on this message to see the actual structure of the citations! Apologies. Twofingered Typist (talk) 13:17, 18 November 2016 (UTC)
@Twofingered Typist: Not a problem! Worked it out. :) — foxj 23:08, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Foxj. 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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If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for blocking that IP. They were really starting to get on my nerves. JudgeRM (talk to me) 05:16, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

  1. ^ Khomami, Nadia (16 February 2015). "Everything Everything announce new album 'Get To Heaven'". NME.COM. Archived from the original on 17 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Khomami, Nadia (16 February 2015). "Everything Everything announce new album 'Get To Heaven'". NME.COM. Archived from the original on 17 November 2016.