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The Signpost
26 November 2016



Hi Leutha, Glad you liked the Donna Marianna article. If you are interested in the slave trade, I have just finished another article, Admiral Colpoys (1792 ship), that has a little poignant stuff, and that needs someone other than me to look it over for typos, if you have the time. Still, my main reason for contacting you is that amongst your userboxes I saw one for academic publications. I would like to add that to my user page, but haven't been able to find the template. I would appreciate it if you could you let me know what the template is. Thanks, Acad Ronin (talk) 10:41, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for that, ACAD. I have tidied up Admiral Colpoys (1792 ship) a bit, which i hope you like. I have also started work on Camden, Calvert and King and hope to deal with Thomas King in due course.Leutha (talk) 00:20, 28 October 2016 (UTC)
I did like almost all the changes, especially the bits about the Act, its limitations, and subsequent improvement. I did revert your changes to the two quotes from the Demerara and Esquibo Royal Gazette in order to preserve the quotes exactly, flaws and all, to retain their full flavour. I am glad to hear that you are working on some of the slaving companies. The transatlantic slave trade is under-covered in Wikipedia. I touch on it when I write on vessels involved. (I think Wikipedia really comes into its own, at least as far as shipping is concerned, when one can combine info from different more specialized sources and databases. In the Admiral Colpoys case, slaving and whaling.) Not to nag too much, but do you have the template for the scholarly journals userbox? Anyway, thanks for following up on Admiral Colpoys. Regards, Acad Ronin (talk) 00:32, 28 October 2016 (UTC)
Sorry, I missed the userbox bit: {{User:Scepia/published academic journal}} Leutha (talk) 01:34, 28 October 2016 (UTC)
Got it. Thanks. Also, I will keep an eye out for more info re Camden, Calvert, and King. I know of them mostly through whaling and convict transport to Australia. Do you think it would make sense to add links to some of their vessels, or would it be better to create a category for their vessels? Regards, Acad Ronin (talk) 14:46, 28 October 2016 (UTC)

Invitation to "target countries" discussion[edit]

Hello, Leutha! Since you attended the Global South meeting at Wikimania 2016, we're inviting you to a discussion on "target countries". You can help the product team at the Wikimedia Foundation create a new list of countries and metrics to replace the "global south" concept in our process with something more relevant. Interested? Learn more about this discussion and share your perspective. (This message is available in more languages.) Joe Sutherland (WMF) (talk) 00:16, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

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Beyond the Asylum[edit]

Hi Fabian - thanks for letting me know about the Beyond the Asylum event - I've signed up for it - you might be interested in a blog I published about Beyond the Asylum at — Preceding unsigned comment added by Colinetto (talkcontribs) 19:25, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

Europe 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Europe/The 10,000 Challenge has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more countries than they might otherwise work on. There's also the possibility of establishing smaller country or regional challenges for places like Germany, Italy, the Benelux countries, Iberian Peninsula, Romania, Slovenia etc, much like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of countries regularly contributing. If you would like to see masses of articles being improved for Europe and your specialist country like Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon, sign up today and once the challenge starts a contest can be organized. This is a way we can target every country of Europe, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant and also sign under any country sub challenge on the page that you might contribute to! Thank you. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 09:42, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Ousseina Alidou[edit]

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The article Ousseina Alidou has been proposed for deletion because it appears to have no reliable references. Under Wikipedia policy, this biography of a living person will be deleted after seven days unless it has at least one reference to a reliable source that directly supports material in the article.

If you created the article, please don't be offended. Instead, consider improving the article. For help on inserting references, see Referencing for beginners, or ask at the help desk. Once you have provided at least one reliable source, you may remove the {{prod blp/dated}} tag. Please do not remove the tag unless the article is sourced. If you cannot provide such a source within seven days, the article may be deleted, but you can request that it be undeleted when you are ready to add one. -- HighKing++ 11:39, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

Hi Leutha, I've tagged this article because I don't see enough for "notability". Perhaps there are other reasons/sources? -- HighKing++ 11:40, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

Well, the tag you put on was in appropriate, and the fact that you wish to question her notability despite having received three awards, all referenced, somewhat disturbing.11:50, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

Not sure why you find it disturbing - the article does not explain anything about why she is notable and as it stands, the article looks like her CV to me. The awards don't denote notability. The references are self-published sources or non-independent. I've added a comment to the Talk page and I'll tag the article again but it would be great if you find independent coverage. -- HighKing++ 12:01, 10 November 2016 (UTC)
Article has been expanded, and I've just started one for her twin sister, Hassana Alidou. Edwardx (talk) 12:50, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of Ousseina Alidou for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Ousseina Alidou is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ousseina Alidou until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. -- HighKing++ 14:53, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

Adding some of your Wikipedia entries to graphcommons[edit]

Hi Leutha, this is Orsan.. will try to add some of your Wikipedia endtries to my graphcommon item on Tektology of Global Class Warfare. Thought we could bridge visual network map with hyper-text-network you have been creating here! Hasta la victoria, siempre! — Preceding unsigned comment added by OrsanS (talkcontribs) 19:10, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Proposed deletion of Michael Ramsden[edit]

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The article Michael Ramsden has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

No indication of notability per WP:BIO, outside of his singing on one of the two albums released by the notable graphics group. I can find nothing in WP:RS online supporting his appearance in Mora's short film, just an IMDB entry. Most of what I can find in an online search for the name is about an unrelated Christian apologist.

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The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

1931 Menshevik Trial[edit]

Hello. I edited the 1931 Menshevik Trial again, and I put in a reference to Trotsky's comments. Could you see if it needs more expansion? Best regards,Jeff5102 (talk) 09:57, 27 November 2016 (UTC)