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27 December 2019

Tech News: 2019-49[edit]

16:58, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-50[edit]

16:38, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]


To cheer you up! from a new Wikipedian with love

Sabaybayin (talk) 02:58, 12 December 2019 (UTC)


I shall feel grateful if you could let me know which part of the edit was promotional. Undid revision 930777321 by GermanJoe (talk) This edit is very essential and it is not promotional. This is about an organisation which is approved by the government and works on cultural heritage of India. All mentioned points are pertinent to for one who would want to know about SPIC MACAY. if any point is objectionable, kindly write to us and the necessary explanations can be furnised. This update was done by an appointed member

Hello, as a member of this organization you should not edit the article yourself to begin with. Please read WP:COI for more information. I have added some more details and tips on the article's talkpage - please feel free to join the new thread to discuss this issue at Talk:SPIC MACAY. And you can also suggest policy-compliant sourced content on the article talkpage aswell, however Wikipedia is no PR platform for organizations to present themselves. GermanJoe (talk) 13:49, 15 December 2019 (UTC)

Talk page access revocation[edit]

Hello GermanJoe, hope all is well. You might need to revoke talk page access for ScrõtumButt. They are creating bogus unblock requests. Thanks! -- LuK3 (Talk) 14:49, 15 December 2019 (UTC)

@LuK3: - already done. But thank you for keeping an eye out for such issues. GermanJoe (talk) 14:55, 15 December 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-51[edit]

00:16, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLXIV, December 2019[edit]

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Tech News: 2019-52[edit]

20:05, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – January 2020[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (December 2019).

Guideline and policy news


  • The fourth case on Palestine-Israel articles was closed. The case consolidated all previous remedies under one heading, which should make them easier to understand, apply, and enforce. In particular, the distinction between "primary articles" and "related content" has been clarified, with the former being the entire set of articles whose topic relates to the Arab-Israeli conflict, broadly interpreted rather than reasonably construed.
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Tech News: 2020-02[edit]

21:20, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

Smart city: Tel Aviv[edit]

Could you please elaborate how the removed materials are promotional from you point of view? There are two paragraphs which both are factual and relevant to the subject matter. Why do you see both as promotional? --Alexey.chalimov (talk) 12:41, 8 January 2020 (UTC)

As I have noted in my message, content should not be based solely on self-published or involved PR publications, but should be based on independent secondary sources from uninvolved parties. The mere mention of such activities is promotional unless a truely independent 3rd-party source has already covered it. GermanJoe (talk) 12:49, 8 January 2020 (UTC)

To add a neobank in the Neobank List[edit]


I was trying to update the neobank list with a Indian neobank startup. Name of the neobank is Open. Ref; and

Kindly do the needfulAnji mba (talk) 13:28, 8 January 2020 (UTC)

Please provide an independent non-promotional source with some significant coverage about this neobank. Their own website and a routine announcement are not sufficient. GermanJoe (talk) 13:29, 8 January 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-03[edit]

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Live streaming[edit]

Hi there, I've recently added a section on Stream Yard to the Live Streaming article. I saw it was moved to applications, which is fine, but then it was completely removed by you on Dec 14th. In the edit summary, in which you also trimmed the section on Restream, you wrote "trim - notable, but undue weight (excessive details already in main article), blatant advertising based on self-published and PR sources". There's a difference between trimming and removing altogether. That section did not use blatant advertising nor self-published / PR sources. It simply used the website of the company and I did my best to stick to the facts. Could it be that you deleted the whole section on Stream Yard by mistake, thinking that you're editing the Restream section? And if not, could you please explain why? They are notable, and I have no agenda in adding this section, other than informing the public of a good service that exists. Thanks very much for all your work and for rechecking. I appreciate it. Best, Shani Evenstein. (talk) 03:26, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

Hello @Esh77:, thank you for asking to clarify the issue. Restream is Wiki-"notable" (in English Wiki's special usage of the term) because it has a stand-alone article including independent sources. The part about StreamYard on the other hand was solely based on a promotional YouTube video and on self-published company information. Neither of these types of sources counts as independent. On English Wikipedia most information should be based on independent secondary, non-promotional sources. If you can provide such a source for StreamYard, a brief mention would probably be possible. Otherwise such details should not be added (there are literally dozens or hundreds of products that we do not mention in broad topical articles). I hope I could clarify the background for my reasoning a bit, but please feel free to ask if you have any further questions. Best regards. GermanJoe (talk) 08:23, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks much, GermanJoe . I know our policies for notability and references quite well, but somehow felt in this case it was so obvious that the references I brought would be enough. I'll look for additional external references of others reporting on their work (which are not promotional, of course). Should I find them I'll re-add the section, in a briefer version. Thanks again, Shani Evenstein. (talk) 00:07, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLXV, January 2020[edit]

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Tech News: 2020-04[edit]

19:41, 20 January 2020 (UTC)