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Congrats on the GA, just noticed!♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 15:40, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Thank you. Onwards and upwards ... :) --Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 17:06, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

GA/DYK RfC drafting

Thanks for undertaking to do this and for letting me know. I doubt I can be of much help in the drafting - I gather my wording for the Gibraltar DYK special procedure has caused problems down the road, which is a worthwhile reminder that I don't think like a lawyer. I believe Prioryman had a multi-part RfC drafted; I hope he will work with you because that struck me at the time as well thought out. Yngvadottir (talk) 15:10, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Ok thank you very much. Would you like me to ask another prominent DYK user who opposed my proposal to keep a balance or would you like to select one?--Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 15:17, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
I'm waiting for Prioryman's input, really :-) I'm hoping I can be of some use critiquing his wording and that of anyone else who comes on board. But I think getting a framework that allows people to express all sorts of opinions in a logical sequence will be more important than having it drafted by equal numbers from both sides on the original idea - particularly since there was more than one "side". Yngvadottir (talk) 15:49, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks...

... for correcting my oversight here. AutomaticStrikeout (TC) 00:23, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

No problem :) --Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 00:35, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

Newsletter

Computer modem went bonko for longer than I would have wanted, making connection impossible. Having said that, if you would want to take over the newsletter, by all means do so. I've kind of run out of ideas about what to do new with it, and think that any input from anyone else would be more than useful, and would very likely make it more interesting and useful to those who would read it. John Carter (talk) 18:33, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Ok well I would be happy to do that and collaborate in the production of Icthus.--Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 19:08, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

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DYK-GA RFC

Stumbled upon User:Gilderien/GA-DYKRFC. Just wanted to say that in contrast to your opening paragraph I don't think there was anything wrong with the wording of your original proposal. It was just very successfully stonewalled by some experienced editors. A good indication of this is that only those that were adamantly opposed to its success started bringing up the structure of the RFC after it looked like it might succeed. Anyway, if you do go ahead and bring this one live can you drop a note at WT:GAN. Before it was closed I started making a table of the oppose !votes in preparation for starting a new RFC.

You can use it if you want. The main complaints that could possibly be addressed are worries about flooding the process with Good articles and that the two processes shouldn't be mixed. AIRcorn (talk) 23:23, 20 March 2013 (UTC)


That looks really useful actually thanks. I agree about what you said with the proposal failing, but since I was the original proposer I wanted to make it as NPOV as I can.--Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 19:49, 21 March 2013 (UTC)
The reason that the last proposal did not get implemented was because it failed to get the local consensus of the DYK community. While theoretically that shouldn't matter, unless you are willing to get down and dirty over this it will not pass until you get at least some of the core members of that project onside. One of the other problems you face is that there is a large division Wikiwide over DYK, with some editors adamant that no changes should occur and others that think it should be completely eliminated. My general feeling is that there is a siege mentality among some members of that project as it has been attacked (rightly and wrongly) so many times that any suggestion for change is automatically looked upon as a further attack. I don't know how you overcome that.
My editing here is predominately focused on the Good article process and the reason I don't like your proposal as written is because it takes control of main page coverage of Good articles away from the project. As soon as we start putting articles labeled as good front and centre we are going to get scrutinised to the nth degree over the articles quality. This will be a worry as many editors misunderstand what a Good article is (mainly that it is not necessarily a "good" article, but just one that meets some rather simple quality requirements). Any valid criticism of the project would most likely be welcomed, the project has flown under the radar for a while now so some fresh eyes critically evaluating it would ultimately be beneficial. However, we can't do much if we are not having a say before the article is posted. In an ideal world I would rather a single slot was reserved for a Good article. The selection process, hook design and double checking of standards could then become the responsibility of that project and any criticism that comes with it. That way the DYK process isn't flooded, it can be separated from the new DYKs and it should not increase the workload of DYK regulars. Some cooperation would be needed when it comes to putting the hooks in the templates, but I don't see how that would be an issue. It won't appease the "DYK is only for new articles" or the "DYK needs to be completely overhauled" !voters, but then again nothing proposed would.
Saying that I don't want to highjack your proposal. I was seriously thinking about making this one myself if the other failed, but did not feel strongly enough about it to go through the same fight yours went through. Selfishly I am also quite content with the status quo, even though I think this would benefit Wikipedia better as a whole. Since the first one succeeded it should have been moot anyway. Anyway the bottom line from me is that if you make your proposal as written I will support it, partly because I believe that community consensus should always trump local consensus (especially as 150 people commented) and because despite my personal reservations what you propose is likely to be a net benefit. I noticed this because you had asked for input on some editors talk pages. If you wish for further input I would recommend asking Wizardman (talk · contribs) and Pyrotec (talk · contribs) from the GA project. I don't think they were involved in the previous discussion, but they have been involved in good articles a lot longer than me and are predominately reviewers so do so for very little personal gain. I would also contact BlueMoonset (talk · contribs) and SilkTork (talk · contribs) as they gave the most convincing oppose rationals (got the most per such and such !votes at least) and in my experience they are both very easy to work with. I don't really know who the movers and shakers behind the DYK project are, but again I would be more inclined to ask for advice from those that are more concerned with reviewing submissions than nominating them. Good luck. AIRcorn (talk) 01:07, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

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WikiProject Christianity Newsletter April 2013

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ICHTHUS

April 2013

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 357 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, Thomas Cranmer, Mr.Oglesby, and Sneha Priscilla. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. We would be able to achieve nothing here without the input of all of you. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor

We apologise for the hiatus in the publication of this newsletter due to unforseen circumstances leading to the wikibreak of John Carter, and so I have taken over as acting editor, and have taken this opportunity to move the publication date to the start of each month as planned, to better reflect on the previous month and look ahead to the next. This issue covers the period of time from mid-January to the end of March.

Since the last issue we have seen the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis. This has received much coverage both in the world media and on Wikipedia. While there is still much work to do, several quality articles have been written and the editors involved are thanked for their efforts.


This month we look ahead to Easter and the celebration of God's love for mankind through the crucifixion and resurrection of his Son Jesus Christ. With that, I wish you all happy reading!

P.S. Please click here to add the new Christianity noticeboard to your watchlist to follow the latest discussions relevant to WikiProject Christianity and subprojects.

By Gilderien


Church of the month

Iglesia de San Ildefonso, Oporto, Portugal, 2012-05-09, DD 01.JPG

This image of the Church of Saint Ildefonso, Portugal by Poco a poco was recently promoted to Featured Image. Thank you and congratulations for the great image!


Contest of the month
No particular contest this month. I am however getting rather close to getting together a more or less complete set of articles relating to different areas of Christianity which can be found in recent reference sources on the broad topic of Christianity, and about various subtopics, which I hope to have finished in the next few weeks. I wonder what the rest of you might think of, maybe, making the contests of future months be basically directed at filling in the gaps of our existing coverage of topics, like those topics given significant coverage in specialized reference works which we don't yet have content on, and giving the thanks, and rewards, whatever they might be, to those who create and develop such content. I am starting a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Christianity noticeboard#Future contests, and would very much welcome any input from interested parties in how to set it up, determine winners including how many winners, etc.

By John Carter




Featured content and GA report
Since the last report;

Grade I listed churches in Cumbria was promoted to Featured List status, thanks to Peter I. Vardy, and the image above of the Church of Saint Ildefonso was promoted to featured picture status.

Martin Luther King, Jr., by Khazar2, was promoted to GA status, as well Third Epistle of John by Cerebellum.

Also these past months, the DYKs on the main page included St Mary's Church, Cleobury Mortimer by Peter I. Vardy; Marion Irvine by Giants2008; Margaret McKenna by Guerillero; Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity by Epeefleche; St Edith's Church, Eaton-under-Heywood by Peter I. Vardy; Vester Egesborg Church by Ipigott, Rosiestep, Nvvchar, and Dr. Blofeld; Undløse Church by Ipigott, Rosiestep, Nvvchar, and Dr. Blofeld; St Martin's Church, Næstved by Ipigott, Rosiestep, Nvvchar, and Dr. Blofeld; St. Peter, Syburg by Gerda Arendt and Dr. Blofeld; Østre Porsgrunn Church by Strachkvas; Church of Our Saviour (Mechanicsburg, Ohio) by Nyttend; Dami Mission by Freikorp; Mechanicsburg Baptist Church by Nyttend; Acheiropoietos Monastery, by Proudbolsahye; T. Lawrason Riggs, by Gareth E Kegg; McColley's Chapel, by Mangoe; Oświęcim Chapel, by BurgererSF; Second Baptist Church (Mechanicsburg, Ohio), by Nyttend; Church of the Holy Ghost, Tallinn, by Yakikaki; Old Stone Congregational Church, by Orladyl Heath Chapel, by Peter I. Vardy; St. Joseph's Church, Beijing, by Bloom6132; Church of St Bartholomew, Yeovilton, by Rodw; and St. Michael's Catholic Church (Mechanicsburg, Ohio) also by Nyttend. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

Christian art

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Complete recording

Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe, BWV 22, a cantata by the German composer J.S. Bach, was promoted to GA this month and was written by Gerda Arendt. Many thanks for her continuing work in the area of early 18th Century Church music.

Spotlight

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The Spotlight this month turns to the the Jesus work group. The scope of this project includes the life and teachings of the central figure of Christianity, Jesus Christ and aims to write about them in a non-denominational encylopædic style. Top-priority articles include Jesus, Christ, Resurrection of Jesus, and Holy Grail, whereas High-priority articles include Aramaic Language, a former FA, as well as Sermon on the Mount, Lamb of God, and Passion (Christianity). The workgroup has also published two books, covering Christ's final days and the Parables of Jesus. The workgroup has two GAs, Nativity scene, and Jesus in Islam, but unfortunately the flagship article, Jesus was delisted in 2009. It is also responsible for three WP:1.0 articles, and the WikiWork of the project is 4.56, which indicates the "average" article is between Start and C class.


By Gilderien


Calendar
This coming month (end-March through end-April) includes Easter Sunday in Western Christianity and both Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday for the Eastern Orthodox Church. Other major feasts in the next month include those of Saint George, Saint Mark the Evangelist, Saint Stanislaus, James, son of Zebedee, and Benedict the Moor.


Help requests
Please let us know if there are any particular areas, either individual articles or topics, which you believe would benefit from outside help from a variety of other editors. We will try to include such requests in future issues.

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cough

Hi, did you intend to do this? if not, or if it was some sort of edit conflict I'd appreciate it if you reverted yourself. If it was intentional may I have an explanation? Thanks. ϢereSpielChequers 11:37, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

Hmm no I didn't do that intentionally I must have clicked rollback on my watchlist by accident as I remember it opening your contributions which I didn't mean to. Sorry :/ --Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 11:48, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
Oh that's OK then, thanks for fixing it. Happy Editing. ϢereSpielChequers 21:06, 29 March 2013 (UTC)