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Your GA nomination of MAUD Committee[edit]

The article MAUD Committee you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:MAUD Committee for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Krishna Chaitanya Velaga -- Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk) 13:40, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of British logistics in the Normandy Campaign[edit]

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Your GA nomination of MAUD Committee[edit]

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October to December 2017 Milhist article reviewing[edit]

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On behalf of the Milhist coordinators, you are hereby awarded the WikiChevrons for reviewing a total of 20 Milhist articles at PR, GAN, ACR or FAC during the period October to December 2017. Thank you for supporting Wikipedia's quality content processes. AustralianRupert (talk) 02:12, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Assessment/Bougainville counterattack[edit]

G'day, Hawkeye, Happy New Year. Sorry to bother you. Krishna tried to close the Bougainville counterattack ACR on 02 Jan, per [1]; however, Milhistbot doesn't seem to have been triggered. Would you mind taking a look? Cheers, AustralianRupert (talk) 21:59, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

The backup version was missing a special fix. Corrected. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 23:47, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, Hawkeye. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 23:48, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

Milhistbot not updating Template:WPMILHIST Announcements for GANs[edit]

G'day Hawkeye, sorry to bother you, but Milhistbot hasn't updated the GANs on Template:WPMILHIST Announcements since 29 Dec? Cheers, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 05:11, 5 January 2018 (UTC)

I have to run it manually until I return, and it takes a long while to run, so I was only running it weekly. I have started a run. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 06:00, 5 January 2018 (UTC)
Ah. No worries. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 06:34, 5 January 2018 (UTC)

Created eligibility tracking page for ACCs[edit]

G'day Hawkeye, I thought that we needed a page for tracking eligibility for ACCs, as you already have one article going towards getting one. I figured given the different eligibility criteria (five articles instead of three), we'd need a new page rather than keep using the ACM one. So I created Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Awards/ACC/Eligibility tracking and transferred you and your article there. Feel free to revert, tweak, or let me know if that isn't how you thought it would work? Cheers, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:07, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

I'll have to adjust the Bot to let it know about it. I can do this next week. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 01:42, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
Great. Thanks, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:43, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXLI, January 2018[edit]

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Tech News: 2018-02[edit]

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Your GA nomination of British logistics in the Normandy Campaign[edit]

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Tech News: 2018-3[edit]

18:45, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Canberra meetup[edit]

Hi, I've moved the time for the meetup in Canberra on the 20 January 2018 from 6pm to 7pm. Bidgee (talk) 21:50, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Okay. Hope you can make it. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 21:51, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 16 January 2018[edit]

Your GA nomination of Quebec Agreement[edit]

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DYK for British logistics in the Normandy Campaign[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Quebec Agreement[edit]

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Thanks for your contributions![edit]

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Thank you for reviewing one of my articles, your contributions are appreciated! Plantlady223 (talk) 22:59, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Randle Feilden[edit]

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Landings at Cape Torokina[edit]

G'day, Hawkeye, hope you are well. I've nominated the Landings at Cape Torokina article for Milhist ACR now, per our conversation late last year (the library has sent me a copy of Morison now. It arrived in record time, apparently there was a service air flight that needed ballast!). I've added you as a co-nom. The review can be found here: Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Assessment/Landings at Cape Torokina. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 06:57, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

Mistake[edit]

Hello, in regards to something you left on my talk page, no, that page is not a test page. PLEASE DO NOT DELETE! IT IS CRITICAL FOR THE GA NOMINATION. One of the links goes to that page, I will fix it when I figure it out. Thank you, Ral 33 (talk) 00:26, 20 January 2018 (UTC) Ral 33 (talk) 00:26, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

I've already figured it out for you. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 00:27, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

Thank you. Nice to meet you Ral 33 (talk) 20:47, 21 January 2018 (UTC) Ral 33 (talk) 20:47, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

Two tweaks?[edit]

Hi Hawkeye7, Happy new year! I'm out of my depth so over to you...

TFA[edit]

Thank you for another Manhattan project: "This article is about the S-50 Project. It was an effort to produce enriched uranium using by liquid thermal diffusion. Pilot plants were built at the Anacostia Naval Air Station and the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and a production facility at the Clinton Engineer Works in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. This was the only production-scale liquid thermal diffusion plant ever built. It could not enrich uranium sufficiently for use in an atomic bomb, but it could provide slightly enriched feed for the Y-12 calutrons and the K-25 gaseous diffusion plants. It was estimated that the S-50 plant had sped up production of enriched uranium used in the Little Boy bomb employed in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima by a week."! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:34, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

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Tech News: 2018-04[edit]

23:56, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

ACR[edit]

G'day, Hawkeye, sorry to bother you on a school night, but if you get a chance would you mind taking a look at Nick's comments on the Landings at Cape Torokina ACR and seeing if you would like to add to or amend what I've already added? Cheers, AustralianRupert (talk) 09:06, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

(Slightly) Belated Congratulations on TFA for S-50_Project[edit]

Nice job on the S-50_Project article: I see your ongoing upgrade of Manhattan Project articles continues. I occasionally have flashbacks from our work getting the article on Stan Ulam up to GA quality, but it's still a very good article, and I'm glad to see you're still at it. Best wishes for the New Year! Dictioneer (talk) 00:05, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Much Sounding of Bugles: The Siege of Chitral 1895[edit]

Hello Hawkeye7. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Much Sounding of Bugles: The Siege of Chitral 1895, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: A7 cannot be applied to books. Thank you. SoWhy 13:22, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

My apologies. To head off a possible future AfD, some indication of notability would help. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 23:16, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Frisch–Peierls memorandum[edit]

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See edit, which leaves 'Bush' as an isolated mention giving no indication who 'Bush' is. Perhaps put back "Oliphant also met with Conant and Vannevar Bush." as V.B. is a very important figure in all this.
Also,
The chemistry of uranium was not well known at the time, and Frisch believed that it was 15 grams per cubic centimetre (0.54 lb/cu in);[44] the true value is more like 19 grams per cubic centimetre (0.69 lb/cu in).
does not make sense. Perhaps "The density of uranium..."? Shenme (talk) 01:12, 27 January 2018 (UTC)
That's right. Thanks for this. I have corrected the article accordingly. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 02:37, 27 January 2018 (UTC)

British logistics in the Normandy Campaign[edit]

Hi, I've found the reference to a British corps being 'grounded' during the pursuit phase of the breakout from Normandy: please see page 3 of Victory in the West Vol II. David French also notes this in his Raising Churchill's Army [26]. Neither source says which corps it was though, but this and this book say it was the VIII Corps (though it also seems that the corps had first been reduced in size, so the number of 'grounded' units may not have been large). Regards, Nick-D (talk) 21:55, 27 January 2018 (UTC)

I think that I've seen other mentions of that as well. Perhaps in van Creveld's Supply in War? IIRC, it seems to have some sort of stupid maintenance problem with the 3-ton truck's engine.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 22:12, 27 January 2018 (UTC)
I found it in Ellis. The article read: ""During the advance from the Seine, the Second Army employed only two of its eight infantry divisions so the transport of two could be used to help maintain the other six divisions." Added: "grounding the VIII Corps". Hawkeye7 (discuss) 22:27, 27 January 2018 (UTC)
The US did much the same to create the Red Ball Express, IIRC, but I'd strongly suggest that you hunt down van Creveld and check to see if there was a maintenance issue with the 3-tonners as that was apparently at least partially responsible for the delays getting up to the Scheldt.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 23:17, 27 January 2018 (UTC)
I have a copy of the 1977 edition of his Supplying War (which I presume is the book you're referring to?), and I can't see any discussion of British trucks. He does make an interesting argument about the oft-discussed logistical problems during the breakout being overblown though (mainly in reference to the US forces). His basic argument is that the Allied logisticians kept under-estimating their ability to supply combat units and operations which were on paper impossible to supply were successfully executed in practice. He notes though that Montgomery's desire to make a concentrated advance into Germany in 1944 was reckless from a logistical perspective. Nick-D (talk) 23:32, 27 January 2018 (UTC)
I have a copy of van Crevald too. The maintenance issue with the K5s is summed up in the 21st Army Group Administrative History:

The most notable maintenance issue came from the Austin 3 Ton K5, 1400 of which were rendered unusable, along with all the spare engines, as faulty manufacture had resulted in piston trouble.

There is a detailed discussion of the subject here. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 23:42, 27 January 2018 (UTC)
OK, I read all 25 pages(!) of the discussion and it appears to be far overblown in effects.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:49, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Miles Graham[edit]

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I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

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Tech News: 2018-05[edit]

17:07, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

NPP Backlog Drive Appreciation[edit]

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Battle of Cape Gloucester[edit]

G'day, Hawkeye, just letting you know I've nominated Battle of Cape Gloucester for a peer review. It can be found here: Wikipedia:Peer review/Battle of Cape Gloucester/archive1. I'm hoping to take it to GA a bit later (maybe March or April depending on whether I have to go away in late Februrary for work). Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 01:39, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

Engvar Au vs Engvar Gb[edit]

Expect a response from the gb mafia on that one,  :( JarrahTree 23:01, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 5 February 2018[edit]

Tech News: 2018-06[edit]

20:51, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Brian Robertson, 1st Baron Robertson of Oakridge[edit]

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Elliot See[edit]

Hawkeye,

Elliot See's article recently passed GA, and prior to submitting for A, it will need substantial expansion. Would you be able to expand out his military history section? I can work to expand out the rest of it (though if you want to work on any particular section, feel free). Kees08 (Talk) 07:47, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

New Page Reviewer Newsletter[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXLII, February 2018[edit]

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TFA[edit]

This is to let you know that the Douglas MacArthur's escape from the Philippines article has been scheduled as today's featured article for March 11, 2018. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/March 11, 2018. Hope you're doing well.--Wehwalt (talk) 20:27, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

Yes, I am doing well. @Dank: I have rewritten the blurb to reduce it to 1,147 characters. I strongly recommend that the article be protected. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 20:58, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
Hi Hawkeye, John and I already had a blurb for this one, but I'm glad you trimmed it a bit ... we didn't want it to be quite that long, even though it's fine to go up to 1175 if the storyline is complicated. I'm not sure about your first two sentences ... we'll have another look at it later tonight. - Dank (push to talk) 21:22, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
Looking again, my first reaction is that I like what John and I did ... not because we don't like your text, but because we do. We thought the article lead was very well written, and we tried to pack as many of your phrases into the TFA as we could. Your blurb version has less of what made the lead great, I think. I think I'll revert ... take another look, and there are still things in there that you don't want, feel free to take them out. - Dank (push to talk) 21:33, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
It's your call, and I respect that. And I happy to leave it there. But since you were going to write an article on blurbs, I thought I would record some comments about why I arranged what is mostly the same text this way. There are only two differences in information:
  • I wanted to mention John D. Bulkeley because he was awarded the Medal of Honor. He also wrote a best-seller, which was made into the movie.
  • "and members of his family and staff" To me it is very important that he took these people with him. Crucially, he didn't have to; the President only told him to take Sutherland
However, this is a major difference in organisation:
  • MOS:LEADPARAGRAPH Wants us to put the most important stuff up the top. That means that the lead is rarely in chronological order, but is more like a news item. So my version has similar words, but in chronological order. Telling people that he was a symbol first explains the presidents order. Most of all, I wanted to end the blurb with the dramatic "I shall return".
Hawkeye7 (discuss) 22:45, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for "one of the more dramatic actions of World War II"! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:58, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

Thank you. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 09:00, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-07[edit]

21:59, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

Just a note that I removed the active sanctions banner from Talk:Russian interference in the 2018 United States elections, as no one has put specific page-level sanctions on it. I put the generic DS talk warning on it, and have it watchlisted and will place it under page-level sanctions if things get out of hand there. TonyBallioni (talk) 20:53, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Thank you! Hawkeye7 (discuss) 20:55, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Ronald Forbes Adam[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Ronald Forbes Adam[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Ronald Forbes Adam[edit]

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Tech News: 2018-08[edit]

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The Signpost: 20 February 2018[edit]

Bot approval request[edit]

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Tech News: 2018-09[edit]

19:52, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

WikiCup 2018 March newsletter[edit]

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Neil Armstrong[edit]

Hi Hawkeye7, as discussed I have prepared some notes for possible tweaks. Where do you want them? Regards, JennyOz (talk) 23:13, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for that. Much appreciated. Put them on Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Assessment/Neil Armstrong. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 23:15, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
Eek, too late. Do you want me to move them or will you? JennyOz (talk) 01:29, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
No worries. I'll do it. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 04:24, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

John Glenn A-class[edit]

Hey Hawkeye, I am having some editor's block on the John Glenn article for addressing the comments in the review. Do you have time to try to hit that up? If not, I will get to it. Thanks! Kees08 (Talk) 04:28, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

Hey again. I am rewriting his whole political career; that section was just hot garbage. I should be done in a few days. I think in an effort to keep it succinct, we did not have enough detail to explain why anything happened. Would you be able to work on his legacy section? It might have some of the same issues you uncovered at the Armstrong article. Kees08 (Talk) 06:41, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-10[edit]

17:12, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

Your BRFA[edit]

Hi Hawkeye7, your BRFA (Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/MilHistBot 2) has been approved. Happy editing, — xaosflux Talk 03:26, 10 March 2018 (UTC)

This is great Hawkeye! Thanks for enhancing Milhistbot to do this laborious task. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 05:14, 10 March 2018 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue CXLIII, March 2018[edit]

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Tech News: 2018-11[edit]

19:44, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

DYK nomination of 116th Infantry Regiment (United States)[edit]

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Lorna Arnold entry in the ODNB[edit]

Hi, I notice that Lorna Arnold, whose article I gather you took to GA status, has now got an entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography; I thought you might be interested to know this. Cheers, —Noswall59 (talk) 19:41, 18 March 2018 (UTC).

Thanks for that. I have incorporated some details from the ODNB into the article. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 21:17, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of We choose to go to the Moon[edit]

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Tech News: 2018-12[edit]

15:03, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of We choose to go to the Moon[edit]

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DYK for Ronald Forbes Adam[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 21 March 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ronald Forbes Adam, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that during the Second World War, General Ronald Forbes Adam instituted aptitude tests for new recruits to the British Army? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ronald Forbes Adam. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ronald Forbes Adam), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of We choose to go to the Moon[edit]

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"We choose to go to the Moon" EL cite-web templates[edit]

Hi. WP:ELCITE says "Because citation templates were not designed for use in the External links section, editors who use citation templates in this section should be careful to ensure the resulting description is appropriate for an external link."

I think the templates are inappropriate. At the very least the term "entire" is redundant; furthermore, there are no audio files on that page, only video files. I don't think link-rot is a sufficient reason to retain such unsightly templates. — Hugh (talk) 00:20, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

What's unsightly about the templates? They look the same as if they are not used. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 00:32, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/2018 AFL Women's Grand Final transclusion[edit]

Hawkeye7, I just moved this transclusion from March 26, the date you nominated it, to March 23, the day the 5x expansion began. (Nominations go under date created/moved to mainspace, 5x expanded, or GA listed.)

I also had to delete the asterisk you inserted before the transclusion, which causes problems down the road, including preventing the nomination from being moved to the approved page when it gets the tick; this can delay promotion to prep. Please keep this in mind for future nominations. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:39, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

Well there you go. I have always filed them on the day they reached the 5x expansion rather than when it commenced. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 06:43, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for March 26[edit]

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Tech News: 2018-13[edit]

20:04, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

April 2018 Milhist Backlog Drive[edit]

G'day all, please be advised that throughout April 2018 the Military history Wikiproject is running its annual backlog elimination drive. This will focus on several key areas:

  • tagging and assessing articles that fall within the project's scope
  • adding or improving listed resources on Milhist's task force pages
  • updating the open tasks template on Milhist's task force pages
  • creating articles that are listed as "requested" on the project's various lists of missing articles.

As with past Milhist drives, there are points awarded for working on articles in the targeted areas, with barnstars being awarded at the end for different levels of achievement.

The drive is open to all Wikipedians, not just members of the Military history project, although only work on articles that fall (broadly) within the scope of military history will be considered eligible. This year, the Military history project would like to extend a specific welcome to members of Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red, and we would like to encourage all participants to consider working on helping to improve our coverage of women in the military. This is not the sole focus of the edit-a-thon, though, and there are aspects that hopefully will appeal to pretty much everyone.

The drive starts at 00:01 UTC on 1 April and runs until 23:59 UTC on 30 April 2018. Those interested in participating can sign up here.

For the Milhist co-ordinators, AustralianRupert and MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:53, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

BAGBot: Your bot request MilHistBot 3[edit]

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DYK nomination of Clifford E. Charlesworth[edit]

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Signpost issue 4 – 29 March 2018[edit]

New Page Review Newsletter No.10[edit]

Hello Hawkeye7, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

ACTRIAL:

  • ACTRIAL's six month experiment restricting new page creation to (auto)confirmed users ended on 14 March. As expected, a greatly increased number of unsuitable articles and candidates for deletion are showing up in the feed again, and the backlog has since increased already by ~30%. Please consider reviewing a few extra articles each day.

Paid editing

  • Now that ACTRIAL is inoperative pending discussion, please be sure to look for tell-tale signs of undisclosed paid editing. Contact the creator if appropriate, and submit the issue to WP:COIN if necessary.

Subject-specific notability guidelines

Nominate competent users for Autopatrolled

  • While patrolling articles, if you find an editor that is particularly competent at creating quality new articles, and that user has created more than 25 articles (rather than stubs), consider nominating them for the 'Autopatrolled' user right HERE.

News

  • The next issue Wikipedia's newspaper The Signpost has now been published after a long delay. There are some articles in it, including ACTRIAL wrap-up that will be of special interest to New Page Reviewers. Don't hesitate to contribute to the comments sections. The Signpost is one of the best ways to stay up date with news and new developments - please consider subscribing to it. All editors of Wikipedia and associated projects are welcome to submit articles on any topic for consideration by the The Signpost's editorial team for the next issue.

To opt-out of future mailings, go here. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:06, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

Signpost interview[edit]

MHIST is being featured again. You are welcome to respond here. Eddie891 Talk Work 22:43, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

DYK nomination of 2018 AFL Women's Grand Final[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of 2018 AFL Women's Grand Final at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! SounderBruce 21:53, 31 March 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Polaris (UK nuclear programme)[edit]

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Don't feel obligated, but I've got Riot shield nominated for GA if you've got the time. :) Freikorp (talk) 00:29, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Polaris (UK nuclear programme)[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Polaris (UK nuclear programme)[edit]

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Tech News: 2018-14[edit]

19:28, 2 April 2018 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXLIIV, April 2018[edit]

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Tech News: 2018-15[edit]

18:08, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

DYK nomination of 2018 AFL Women's Grand Final[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of 2018 AFL Women's Grand Final at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 22:15, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Clifford E. Charlesworth[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 10 April 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Clifford E. Charlesworth, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Clifford E. Charlesworth was a NASA Flight Director during the Apollo 11 Moon landing mission? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Clifford E. Charlesworth. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Clifford E. Charlesworth), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:03, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

ok[edit]

so you ignore me at the best of times, fair enough - but thanks for your portal defence - appreciated JarrahTree 07:05, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

I don't remember ignoring you. Were you at that HOPAU meetup in Perth? Hawkeye7 (discuss) 08:19, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
hey no issue - really - nope not at that meeting - (it was a more or less obscure talk itemsome time back) - no big deal.
what concerns me is the whole australian project goes caput with loss of portals as far as i am concerned - cannot believe how thick the support gang are - pull away that fabric and things go very wrong imho JarrahTree 08:26, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

DYK nomination of 116th Infantry Regiment (United States)[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of 116th Infantry Regiment (United States) at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 08:58, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-16[edit]

15:20, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

DYK for 2018 AFL Women's Grand Final[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 17 April 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 2018 AFL Women's Grand Final, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that at the conclusion of the 2018 AFL Women's Grand Final, acting captain Ellie Blackburn called upon her suspended skipper Katie Brennan to help hoist the team's trophy? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/2018 AFL Women's Grand Final. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 2018 AFL Women's Grand Final), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:02, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Neil Armstrong[edit]

Hi, I just noticed this award - please add at Legacy if you deem notable enough - 2001 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy. Regards, JennyOz (talk) 10:16, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

 Done Hawkeye7 (discuss) 11:23, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Your BRFA[edit]

Hello Hawkeye7, your recent BRFA (Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/MilHistBot 3) has been approved. Happy editing, — xaosflux Talk 12:59, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Clean Wehrmacht discussion[edit]

Hi, I would appreciate a clarification in this discussion:

--K.e.coffman (talk) 02:25, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Upcoming changes to wikitext parsing[edit]

Hello,

There will be some changes to the way wikitext is parsed during the next few weeks. It will affect all namespaces. You can see a list of pages that may display incorrectly at Special:LintErrors. Since most of the easy problems have already been solved at the English Wikipedia, I am specifically contacting tech-savvy editors such as yourself with this one-time message, in the hope that you will be able to investigate the remaining high-priority pages during the next month.

There are approximately 10,000 articles (and many more non-article pages) with high-priority errors. The most important ones are the articles with misnested tags and table problems. Some of these involve templates, such as infoboxes, or the way the template is used in the article. In some cases, the "error" is a minor, unimportant difference in the visual appearance. In other cases, the results are undesirable. You can see a before-and-after comparison of any article by adding ?action=parsermigration-edit to the end of a link, like this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Foss?action=parsermigration-edit (which shows a difference in how {{infobox ship}} is parsed).

If you are interested in helping with this project, please see Wikipedia:Linter. There are also some basic instructions (and links to even more information) at https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-ambassadors/2018-April/001836.html You can also leave a note at WT:Linter if you have questions.

Thank you for all the good things you do for the English Wikipedia. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 21:18, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

January to March 2018 Milhist article reviewing[edit]

WikiChevrons.png The WikiChevrons
On behalf of the Milhist coordinators, you are hereby awarded the WikiChevrons for reviewing a total of 20 Milhist articles at PR, GAN, ACR or FAC during the period January to March 2018. Thank you for supporting Wikipedia's quality content processes. AustralianRupert (talk) 07:55, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Invitation to WikiProject Portals[edit]

The Portals WikiProject has been rebooted.

You are invited to join, and participate in the effort to revitalize and improve the Portal system and all the portals in it.

There are sections on the WikiProject page dedicated to tasks (including WikiGnome tasks too), and areas on the talk page for discussing the improvement and automation of the various features of portals.

Many complaints have been lodged in the RfC to delete all portals, pointing out their various problems. They say that many portals are not maintained, or have fallen out of date, are useless, etc. Many of the !votes indicate that the editors who posted them simply don't believe in the potential of portals anymore.

It's time to change all that. Let's give them reasons to believe in portals, by revitalizing them.

The best response to a deletion nomination is to fix the page that was nominated. The further underway the effort is to improve portals by the time the RfC has run its course, the more of the reasons against portals will no longer apply. RfCs typically run 30 days. There are 19 days left in this one. Let's see how many portals we can update and improve before the RfC is closed, and beyond.

A healthy WikiProject dedicated to supporting and maintaining portals may be the strongest argument of all not to delete.

We may even surprise ourselves and exceed all expectations. Who knows what we will be able to accomplish in what may become the biggest Wikicollaboration in years.

Let's do this.

See ya at the WikiProject!

Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   10:21, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

Richard Feynman scheduled for TFA[edit]

This is to let you know that Richard Feynman has been scheduled as today's featured article for 11 May 2018. Please check that the article needs no polishing or corrections. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/May 11, 2018. Ealdgyth - Talk 15:35, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-17[edit]

18:16, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

WAVES[edit]

Your additions to the article properly disclosed how the U.S. Navy Department felt and dealt with race in World War II. Initially, I just scanned the additions. Later, I reread them and came away with some concerns. I’ve cut and pasted the additions as they presently stand, followed by some of my thoughts.

  • The legislation that established the WAVES said nothing about the inclusion or exclusion of people of colour, so the Navy Department decided that it should be, like the SPARS, Navy Nurse Corps and Women Marines, exclusively white.[24]

<> I’ve written about the WAVES, SPARS, and Women Marines (as you know), so I may be too close to the forest to see the trees. In any event, the WAVES were authorized in July 1942, the SPARs in November 1942, and the Women Marines formed in February 1943, although authorized in July 1942. My point is this: the WAVES were not like the SPARS and the Women Marines; they (SPARS and Women Marines) were like the WAVES in respect to the sequence of events. The all (white) female Navy Nurse Corps was formed in 1908, and did not accept women of color until 1945. Its race policies were well established long before Knox was on the scene. Incidentilly, male nurses were not accepted until 1965.

  • Drifting off topic, so tightened the text to say "the Navy Department decided that it should be exclusively white." Hawkeye7 (discuss) 21:34, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

<> Wouldn’t American English be more appropriate for the word color?

  • My spell checker automatically changes to "colour" unless I override it. Changed. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 21:34, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

<> Exclusively white: the first (of several) Native American women to enter the United States Marine Corps Women’s Reserve did so in July 1943, five months after its formation.

  • Knox said that black WAVES would be enlisted over his dead body. So it proved. After his death on 28 April 1944, his successor, Forrestal, immediately moved to reform the Navy's racial policies. He submitted a proposal to accept WAVES on an integrated basis to the president on 28 July 1944. Aware that 1944 was an election year Forrestal attempted to compromise by offering segregated living quarters and mess facilities, but Roosevelt decided to hold it up until after the election, which was to be held on 7 November. His opponent, Thomas E. Dewey, made it an election issue of it when he criticised the administration for discriminating against black women in a speech in Chicago. Roosevelt immediately issued the order to accept African-American on 19 October 1944.[25]

<> …Thomas E. Dewey, made it an election issue of it when he criticised the administration for… (1) made it or of it ? (2) criticized – sp

<> Roosevelt immediately issued the order to accept African-American (?) on October 1944

  • The first two African-American officers, Lieutenant Harriet Ida Pickens and Ensign Frances Wills, graduated from Smith College and were commissioned in the WAVES on 21 December. Enlistment of African-American women commenced the following week. The promise of segregated quarters could not be maintained; each recruit company contained 250 women, and there were insufficient black recruits to form an all-black company. It looked like this would become yet another excuse to exclude black women, but McAfee appealed to Forrestal, and he dropped the segregation requirement. Some 72 African American WAVES were trained by at Hunter College Naval Training School by July 1945. While training was integrated, black WAVES were restricted somewhat in speciality assignments and a certain amount of separate quartering within integrated barracks prevailed at some duty stations.[25] Those that remained in the Navy after the war were employed without discrimination; but there were only five left by September 1946.[26]

<> Some 72 African American WAVES were trained by at Hunter College… by or at?

<> Specialty, sp

  • Hmmmm... the spell checker keeps setting it back. We'll assume it is an American spelling. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 21:34, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

<> Served rather than employed might be more in keeping with the military vernacular.

Employed it is! Pendright (talk) 00:20, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Thank you again for this important piece of hist3ory. Pendright (talk) 19:18, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

Appreciate your edits! Pendright (talk) 00:20, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Levering Smith[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 24 April 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Levering Smith, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Levering Smith, a US Navy officer, was credited with assisting the UK Polaris programme to finish "on time and on budget, an unprecedented feat in British naval history"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Levering Smith. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Levering Smith), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 12:01, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

DYK for 116th Infantry Regiment (United States)[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 12:03, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 26 April 2018[edit]

DYK for Katherine Oppenheimer[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 26 April 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Katherine Oppenheimer, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Katherine Oppenheimer, the wife of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, was a cousin of German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Katherine Oppenheimer. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Katherine Oppenheimer), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 12:01, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

Portals WikiProject heads up, April 27, 2018[edit]

We now have 52 members, and more are joining daily.

New and easier way to handle excerpts[edit]

Attention portal maintainers!

There's a new template to improve existing and new portals, called {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

It is a lot easier to use than copying and pasting text from articles, as it displays the paragraphs you specify automatically for you.

It makes excerpts so that they are always current and never go stale or fork.

It is more powerful than it looks, because it has the Lua Module:Excerpt supporting it.

Be careful, as it is alpha software. Please notify the WikiProject talkpage of any problems you come across.

To give you a sense of the reaction this template is generating, here is an excerpt of a discussion thread from the WikiProject's talk page:

  • This new template is fantastic. I've added it to the intro sections of the portals on Australian cities (eg P:PER) and it works brilliantly. My compliments to its creators. It can probably also be used in other sections of many portals (eg "Selected article" and "Selected biography"), and, for that reason, will probably make the task of maintaining portals a great deal easier. Bahnfrend (talk) 09:02, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
    Thank you for being so brave. Portal:Adelaide/Intro just got a lot simpler! Certes (talk) 10:43, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
Kudos on a wonderful template.    — The Transhumanist   03:27, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
This is amazing stuff. I'm going to get to work on using it on the selected content at most of these portals very soon. WaggersTALK 13:40, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

The RfC[edit]

I wrote a comment in the the April 26 section of the RfC explaining what we are up to. I liked the excerpt above so much, that I went back to my RfC posting, and inserted it.

Please add Wikipedia:WikiProject Portals to your watchlist[edit]

Wish list[edit]

What's this? An old oil lamp. It's so dirty, I think I'll polish it...

*poof*

Whoa! Are you a WikiGenie? In that case, I get 3 wishes!

I wish...

  1. ...that Portal:Contents/Portals becomes up-to-date.   (The missing entries are listed on the talk page, with instructions).
  2. ...the WikiProject to have Article Alerts.   ({{WikiProject Portals}} templates have already been placed on all portal talk pages).
  3. ...that Portal:Cricket becomes a shining example of portal excellence.   (It was the main example of a crappy and unmaintained portal at the RfC).

Please make my wishes come true. See you around the portals!    — The Transhumanist   08:02, 27 April 2018 (UTC)