User talk:Iselilja

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Welcome to my talk page. Hopefully we can have polite, pleasant and constructive discussions here.

Contents

You've got mail![edit]

Mail-message-new.svg
Hello, Iselilja. Please check your email; you've got mail!
Message added 04:07, 1 April 2015 (UTC). It may take a few minutes from the time the email is sent for it to show up in your inbox. You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{ygm}} template.

Nikkimaria (talk) 04:07, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

User:Sju hav sockpuppets[edit]

Regarding this edit [1] of mine - I intended to copy an edited version of the sockpuppet tag to User:Habilemonkac. Somehow, I ended up saving that edited tag to User:Creambreek. Thank you for fixing my mistake. Too little caffeine this morning, I think! JoeSperrazza (talk) 13:44, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Yes; thank you for helping with this user. It's an obvious sock of Sju hav; which you can see creates an awful lot of socks; and can be a big problem because he mainly edits Norway-related articles which few editors watchlist or care about. There is a special problem with HabileMonkac since a CU found him technically unrelated, but I agree with you that he should clearly be indeffed based on behavioral evidence; he has all the characteristics of a Sju hav sock. Regards, Iselilja (talk) 13:57, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:2015 University of Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon racism incident[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:2015 University of Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon racism incident. Legobot (talk) 00:05, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Happy Easter![edit]

All the best! "Carry me down, carry me down; carry me down into the wiki!" (talk) 01:05, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

A new reference tool[edit]

Hello Books & Bytes subscribers. There is a new Visual Editor reference feature in development called Citoid. It is designed to "auto-fill" references using a URL or DOI. We would really appreciate you testing whether TWL partners' references work in Citoid. Sharing your results will help the developers fix bugs and improve the system. If you have a few minutes, please visit the testing page for simple instructions on how to try this new tool. Regards, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:47, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for S.A.S. v. France[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:46, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Elizabeth Warren[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Elizabeth Warren. Legobot (talk) 00:02, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Christopher Hornsrud[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Christopher Hornsrud 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! w.carter-Talk 23:51, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK: Waldemar Hammenhög[edit]

Hello: Thanks for your review! I tried to clarify the issues you've brought up regarding the DYK nomination here: Template:Did you know nominations/Waldemar Hammenhög. --Bruzaholm (talk) 14:03, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks again! No, I wasn't aware that I also had to review other nominations. Surely, I'm glad to do it, but is it too late now, as regards to the Hammenhög article? --Bruzaholm (talk) 10:45, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
Well, I wasn't quite aware that additional revisions were required, but I'm currently reviewing the Arikamedu article for the DYK. Thanks again, --Bruzaholm (talk) 08:46, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Christopher Hornsrud[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 15:17, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CIX, April 2015[edit]

Full front page of The Bugle
Your Military History Newsletter

The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 06:31, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:02, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:State of Florida v. George Zimmerman[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:State of Florida v. George Zimmerman. Legobot (talk) 00:02, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Maria Quisling[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 08:02, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for A.D. Roy[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:03, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Steeve Briois[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:03, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 May newsletter[edit]

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is a long-period comet discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy; and is one of several Featured Pictures worked up by India The Herald (submissions) during the second round.

The second round one has all wrapped up, and round three has now begun! Congratulations to the 34 contestants who have made it through, but well done and thank you to all contestants who took part in our second round. Leading the way overall was Belarus Cas Liber (submissions) in Group B with a total of 777 points for a variety of contributions including Good Articles on Corona Borealis and Microscopium - both of which received the maximum bonus.

Special credit must be given to a number of high importance articles improved during the second round.

The points varied across groups, with the lowest score required to gain automatic qualification was 68 in Group A - meanwhile the second place score in Group H was 404, which would have been high enough to win all but one of the other Groups! As well as the top two of each group automatically going through to the third round, a minimum score of 55 was required for a wildcard competitor to go through. We had a three-way tie at 55 points and all three have qualified for the next round, in the spirit of fairness. The third round ends on June 28, with the top two in each group progressing automatically while the remaining 16 highest scorers across all four groups go through as wildcards. Good luck to all competitors for the third round! Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · email) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email) 16:34, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 11[edit]

Wikipedia Library owl.svg The Wikipedia Library

Bookshelf.jpg

Books & Bytes
Issue 11, March-April 2015
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), Sadads (talk · contribs), Nikkimaria (talk · contribs)

  • New donations - MIT Press Journals, Sage Stats, Hein Online and more
  • New TWL coordinators, conference news, and new reference projects
  • Spotlight: Two metadata librarians talk about how library professionals can work with Wikipedia

Read the full newsletter



MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:23, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:The Federalist (website)[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:The Federalist (website). Legobot (talk) 00:04, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Political positions of Lincoln Chafee[edit]

It looks to me as if the nominator, responding to your request that a certain section be cited for the nomination to satisfy the DYK criteria, instead deleted the section, though he failed to note this fact on the nomination template. Even though, all paragraphs appear to be cited now, though it doesn't appear that the hook facts are cited by the end of the sentence that contains them. Can you please revisit this review? Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 05:44, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Paul Singer (businessman)[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Paul Singer (businessman). Legobot (talk) 00:04, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CX, May 2015[edit]

Full front page of The Bugle
Your Military History Newsletter

The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 23:19, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Richie Farmer[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Richie Farmer. Legobot (talk) 00:07, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of James W. Fifield Jr.[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of James W. Fifield Jr. 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! BlueMoonset (talk) 05:25, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:French colonial empire[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:French colonial empire. Legobot (talk) 00:03, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library needs you![edit]

Wikipedia Library owl.svg The Wikipedia Library

Bookshelf.jpg
Call for Volunteers

The Wikipedia Library is expanding, and we need your help! With only a couple of hours per week, you can make a big difference in helping editors get access to reliable sources and other resources. Sign up for one of the following roles:

  • Account coordinators help distribute research accounts to editors.
  • Partner coordinators seek donations from new partners.
  • Outreach coordinators reach out to the community through blog posts, social media, and newsletters or notifications.
  • Technical coordinators advise on building tools to support the library's work.
Sign up to help here :)

Delivered on behalf of The Wikipedia Library by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:16, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

DYK for James W. Fifield Jr.[edit]

Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:34, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Hillary Clinton[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Hillary Clinton. Legobot (talk) 00:09, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXI, June 2015[edit]

Full front page of The Bugle
Your Military History Newsletter

The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 13:38, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Military of ISIL[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Military of ISIL. Legobot (talk) 00:01, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library needs you![edit]

Wikipedia Library owl.svg

We hope The Wikipedia Library has been a useful resource for your work. TWL is expanding rapidly and we need your help!

With only a couple hours per week, you can make a big difference for sharing knowledge. Please sign up and help us in one of these ways:

  • Account coordinators: help distribute free research access
  • Partner coordinators: seek new donations from partners
  • Communications coordinators: share updates in blogs, social media, newsletters and notices
  • Technical coordinators: advise on building tools to support the library's work
  • Outreach coordinators: connect to university libraries, archives, and other GLAMs
  • Research coordinators: run reference services


Sign up now


Send on behalf of The Wikipedia Library using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:31, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg

Norwegian personalities in history
Thank you, Iselilja, for quality articles on the history and people of Norway, such as Fredrikke Marie Qvam, for creating Category:Sachsenhausen concentration camp prisoners, for supporting that "Wikipedia ought to be a fun hobby (although seriously done)", for thanks, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:13, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 913th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:40, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were recipient no. 913 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:39, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 12[edit]

Wikipedia Library owl.svg The Wikipedia Library

Bookshelf.jpg

Books & Bytes
Issue 12, May-June 2015
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), Sadads (talk · contribs), Nikkimaria (talk · contribs)

  • New donations - Taylor & Francis, Science, and three new French-language resources
  • Expansion into new languages, including French, Finnish, Turkish, and Farsi
  • Spotlight: New partners for the Visiting Scholar program
  • American Library Association Annual meeting in San Francisco

Read the full newsletter

The Interior 15:23, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXII, July 2015[edit]

Full front page of The Bugle
Your Military History Newsletter

The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 22:35, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:United States presidential election, 2016/Remodeling of major party candidate areas[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:United States presidential election, 2016/Remodeling of major party candidate areas. Legobot (talk) 00:02, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

LGBT Rights opposition discussion[edit]

Hey Iselilja, I just wanted to ask if you could drop a comment on the talk page about the use of bigotry as a reason for opposition? Just thought I'd ask while you seem partly interested in the article. Thanks and have a good day/night, Dr Crazy 102 (talk) 11:13, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXIII, August 2015[edit]

Full front page of The Bugle
Your Military History Newsletter

The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 11:47, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Quds Day[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Quds Day. Legobot (talk) 00:03, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 September newsletter[edit]

The finals for the 2015 Wikicup has now begun! Congrats to the 8 contestants who have survived to the finals, and well done and thanks to everyone who took part in rounds 3 and 4.

In round 3, we had a three-way tie for qualification among the wildcard contestants, so we had 34 competitors. The leader was by far Scotland Casliber (submissions) in Group B, who earned 1496 points. Although 913 of these points were bonus points, he submitted 15 articles in the DYK category. Second place overall was Philadelphia Coemgenus (submissions) at 864 points, who although submitted just 2 FAs for 400 points, earned double that amount for those articles in bonus points. Everyone who moved forward to Round 4 earned at least 100 points.

The scores required to move onto the semifinals were impressive; the lowest scorer to move onto the finals was 407, making this year's Wikicup as competitive as it's always been. Our finalists, ordered by round 4 score, are:

  1. Belarus Cas Liber (submissions), who is competing in his sixth consecutive Wikicup final, again finished the round in first place, with an impressive 1666 points in Pool B. Casliber writes about the natural sciences, including ornithology, botany and astronomy. A large bulk of his points this round were bonus points.
  2. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (FP bonus points), second place both in Pool B and overall, earned the bulk of his points with FPs, mostly depicting currency.
  3. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), first in Pool A, came in third. His specialty is natural science articles; in Round 4, he mostly submitted articles about insects and botany. Five out of the six of the GAs he submitted were level-4 vital articles.
  4. Somerset Harrias (submissions), second in Pool A, took fourth overall. He tends to focus on articles about cricket and military history, specifically the 1640s First English Civil War.
  5. Washington, D.C. West Virginian (submissions), from Pool A, was our highest-scoring wildcard. West Virginia tends to focus on articles about the history of (what for it!) the U.S. state of West Virginia.
  6. Somerset Rodw (submissions), from Pool A, likes to work on articles about British geography and places. Most of his points this round were earned from two impressive accomplishments: a GT about Scheduled monuments in Somerset and a FT about English Heritage properties in Somerset.
  7. United States Rationalobserver (submissions), from Pool B, came in seventh overall. RO earned the majority of her points from GARs and PRs, many of which were earned in the final hours of the round.
  8. England Calvin999 (submissions), also from Pool B, who was competing with RO for the final two spots in the final hours, takes the race for most GARs and PRs—48.

The intense competition between RO and Calvin999 will continue into the finals. They're both eligible for the Newcomers Trophy, given for the first time in the Wikicup; whoever makes the most points will win it.

Good luck to the finalists; the judges are sure that the competition will be fierce!

Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Miyagawa (talk · contribs) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs) 11:48, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:United States[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:United States. Legobot (talk) 00:04, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Charas[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Charas. Legobot (talk) 00:03, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXIV, September 2015[edit]

Full front page of The Bugle
Your Military History Newsletter

The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 05:08, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:United Nations[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:United Nations. Legobot (talk) 00:04, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 13[edit]

Wikipedia Library owl.svg The Wikipedia Library

Bookshelf.jpg

Books & Bytes
Issue 13, August-September 2015
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), Sadads (talk · contribs), Nikkimaria (talk · contribs)

  • New donations - EBSCO, IMF, more newspaper archives, and Arabic resources
  • Expansion into new languages, including Viet and Catalan
  • Spotlight: Elsevier partnership garners controversy, dialogue
  • Conferences: PKP, IFLA, upcoming events

Read the full newsletter

The Interior via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:30, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Volkswagen emissions violations[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Volkswagen emissions violations. Legobot (talk) 00:02, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXV, October 2015[edit]

Full front page of The Bugle
Your Military History Newsletter

The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 21:47, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Elizabeth II[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Elizabeth II. Legobot (talk) 00:02, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

Possible DYK?[edit]

I think about translating the article about Margit Johnsen into english, could it be a candidate for DYK? Ulflarsen (talk) 06:56, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

Looks very fine Ulflarsen. Just notice me when you're finished and I'll nominate it and try to avoid the hook problem that delayed the last nomination. Iselilja (talk) 16:55, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
Good, will try to do it this week, I'll upload it when I have translated all and then notice you. Ulflarsen (talk) 17:26, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

I have translated the article, see this link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Ulflarsen/Draft01#D.C3.B8dskonvoiene_til_Malta_1942

Feel free to correct any mistakes before I move it to mainspace. Ulflarsen (talk) 11:56, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

I have now uploaded the article about Margit Johnsen, the language have been checked by several other contributors, so I hope it will be ok. Thanks a lot for nominating it for DYK. Ulflarsen (talk) 12:31, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

Guess you have been busy, but the article about Margit Johnsen is translated in full from Norwegian Bokmål/Riksmål, if its possible to nominate it for DYK that would be nice. Ulflarsen (talk) 15:25, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

Orphan few[edit]

Template:Orphan#few — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gizmocorot (talkcontribs) 21:10, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Political correctness[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Political correctness. Legobot (talk) 00:03, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:War in Donbass[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:War in Donbass. Legobot (talk) 00:04, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015: The results[edit]

Flag of the Smithsonian Institution.svg
Flag of Wales.svg
Flag of Belarus (1918, 1991-1995).svg

WikiCup 2015 is now in the books! Congrats to our finalists and winners, and to everyone who took part in this year's competition.

This year's results were an exact replica of last year's competition. For the second year in a row, the 2015 WikiCup champion is Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (FP bonus points). All of his points were earned for an impressive 253 featured pictures and their associated bonus points (5060 and 1695, respectively). His entries constituted scans of currency from all over the world and scans of medallions awarded to participants of the U.S. Space program. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) came in second place; she earned by far the most bonus points (4082), for 4 featured articles, 15 good articles, and 147 DYKs, mostly about in her field of expertise, natural science. Belarus Cas Liber (submissions), a finalist every year since 2010, came in third, with 2379 points.

Our newcomer award, presented to the best-performing new competitor in the WikiCup, goes to United States Rationalobserver (submissions). Everyone should be very proud of the work they accomplished. We will announce our other award winners soon.

A full list of our award winners are:

We warmly invite all of you to sign up for next year's competition. Discussions and polls concerning potential rules changes are also open, and all are welcome to participate. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2016 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send.

Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · logs), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · logs) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · logs) 18:39, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Wikicup Award[edit]

Awarded to Iselilja for participating in the 2015 WikiCup. Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 18:50, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Legobot (talk) 00:03, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXVI, November 2015[edit]

Full front page of The Bugle
Your Military History Newsletter

The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 03:26, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

Hi,
You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:49, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Hillary Clinton email controversy[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Hillary Clinton email controversy. Legobot (talk) 00:04, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:List of military occupations[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:List of military occupations. Legobot (talk) 00:07, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 14[edit]

Wikipedia Library owl.svg The Wikipedia Library

Bookshelf.jpg

Books & Bytes
Issue 14, October-November 2015
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), Sadads (talk · contribs), Nikkimaria (talk · contribs)

  • New donations - Gale, Brill, plus Finnish and Farsi resources
  • Open Access Week recap, and DOIs, Wikipedia, and scholarly citations
  • Spotlight: 1Lib1Ref - a citation drive for librarians

Read the full newsletter

The Interior, via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:12, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Cold War II[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Cold War II. Legobot (talk) 00:01, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2016 is just around the corner...[edit]

Hello everyone, and we would like to wish you all a happy holiday season. As you will probably already know, the 2016 WikiCup begins in the new year; there is still time to sign up. There are some changes we'd like to announce before the competition begins.

After two years of serving as WikiCup judge, User:Miyagawa has stepped down as judge. He deserves great thanks and recognition for his dedication and hard work, and for providing necessary transition for a new group of judges in last year's Cup. Joining Christine (User:Figureskatingfan) and Jason (User:Sturmvogel 66) is Andrew (User:Godot13), a very successful WikiCup competitor and expert in Featured Pictures; he won the two previous competitions. This is a strong judging team, and we anticipate lots of enjoyment and good work coming from our 2016 competitors.

We would also like to announce one change in how this year's WikiCup will be run. In the spirit of sportsmanship, Godot13 and Cwmhiraeth have chosen to limit their participation. See here for the announcement and a complete explanation of why. They and the judges feel that it will make for a more exciting, enjoyable, and productive competition.

The discussions/polls concerning the next competition's rules will be closed soon, and rules changes will be made clear on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring and talk pages. The judges are committed to not repeating the confusion that occurred last year and to ensuring that the new rules are both fair and in the best interests of the competition, which is, first and foremost, about improving Wikipedia.

If you have any questions or concerns, the judges can be reached on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, on their talk pages, or by email. We hope you will all join us in trying to make the 2015 WikiCup the most productive and enjoyable yet. You are receiving this message because you are listed on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Figureskatingfan (talk), and Godot13 (talk).--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXVII, December 2015[edit]

Full front page of The Bugle
Your Military History Newsletter

The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 05:06, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:PolitiFact.com[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:PolitiFact.com. Legobot (talk) 00:04, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2016: Game On![edit]

We are about to enter the second week of the 2016 WikiCup. The most recent player to sign up brings the current total to 101 contestants. Signups close on 5 February. If you’re interested, you can join this year's WikiCup here.

We are aware that in some areas the scoring bot’s numbers are a little bit off (i.e., overly generous) and are working to have that corrected as soon as possible.--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:04, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup 2016: Game On![edit]

We are about to enter the second week of the 2016 WikiCup. The most recent player to sign up brings the current total to 101 contestants. Signups close on 5 February. If you’re interested, you can join this year's WikiCup here.

We are aware that in some areas the scoring bot’s numbers are a little bit off (i.e., overly generous) and are working to have that corrected as soon as possible.--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:08, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Polish constitutional crisis, 2015[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Polish constitutional crisis, 2015. Legobot (talk) 00:07, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

Nuvola apps edu languages.svg
Hello, Iselilja. You have new messages at Template:Did you know nominations/Wided Bouchamaoui.
Message added 07:08, 10 January 2016 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Request to revisit the discussion. North America1000 07:08, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Katrina Pierson[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 22:19, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Wided Bouchamaoui[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:01, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Treaty of Versailles[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Treaty of Versailles. Legobot (talk) 04:26, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

WP:DYKSTATS[edit]

Hi, thanks for adding Katrina Pierson to the statistics page. Since the hook did not appear with an image, one should not be added to this chart. Best, Yoninah (talk) 23:43, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXVIII, January 2016[edit]

Full front page of The Bugle
Your Military History Newsletter

The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 11:23, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Johan Ludvig Holstein[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Freedom Caucus[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Freedom Caucus. Legobot (talk) 04:30, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for supporting my RfA[edit]

Thank-you-word-cloud.jpg Hawkeye7 RfA Appreciation award
Thank you for participating in and supporting my RfA. It was very much appreciated. Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:52, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Hadith of Jesus Praying Behind Mahdi[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Hadith of Jesus Praying Behind Mahdi. Legobot (talk) 04:27, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Mariusgenser[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Mariusgenser 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! Jolly Ω Janner 08:17, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

Over a week has passed, and there are still outstanding concerns. Please address these within the next few days, otherwise the nomination will - unfortunately - have to be rejected.—♦♦ AMBER(ЯʘCK) 10:17, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Australian head of state dispute[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Australian head of state dispute. Legobot (talk) 04:30, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 15[edit]

Wikipedia Library owl.svg The Wikipedia Library

Bookshelf.jpg

Books & Bytes
Issue 15, December-January 2016
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), Sadads (talk · contribs), Nikkimaria (talk · contribs), UY Scuti (talk · contribs)

  • New donations - Ships, medical resources, plus Arabic and Farsi resources
  • #1lib1ref campaign summary and highlights
  • New branches and coordinators

Read the full newsletter

The Interior via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:20, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXIX, February 2016[edit]

Full front page of The Bugle
Your Military History Newsletter

The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 14:14, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of Adam Cuerden’s several quality restorations during round 1

That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. Forty-seven competitors move into this round (a bit shy of the expected 64), and we are roughly broken into eight groups of six. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups.

Twenty-two Good Articles were submitted, including three by Connecticut Cyclonebiskit (submissions), and two each by Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions), Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), Florida 12george1 (submissions), and New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions). Twenty-one Featured Pictures were claimed, including 17 by There's always time for skeletons Adam Cuerden (submissions) (the Round 1 high scorer). Thirty-one contestants saw their DYKs appear on the main page, with a commanding lead (28) by Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions). Twenty-nine participants conducted GA reviews with Lancashire J Milburn (submissions) completing nine.

If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Thanks to everyone for participating, and good luck to those moving into round 2. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email) --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:39, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Israel[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Israel. Legobot (talk) 04:26, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup 2016 March newsletter (update)[edit]

Along with getting the year wrong in the newsletter that went out earlier this week, we did not mention (as the bot did not report) that New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions) claimed the first Featured Article Persoonia terminalis of the 2016 Wikicup. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email).--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:06, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Campus sexual assault[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Campus sexual assault. Legobot (talk) 04:24, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Marco Rubio[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Marco Rubio. Legobot (talk) 04:27, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXX, March 2016[edit]

Full front page of The Bugle
Your Military History Newsletter

The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 12:15, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Republican Party presidential primaries, 2016[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Republican Party presidential primaries, 2016. Legobot (talk) 04:28, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for April 4[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Victoria Coates, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Civil War (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 11:05, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Donald Trump[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Donald Trump. Legobot (talk) 04:27, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 16[edit]

Wikipedia Library owl.svg The Wikipedia Library

Bookshelf.jpg

Books & Bytes
Issue 16, February-March 2016
by The Interior (talk · contribs), UY Scuti (talk · contribs)

  • New donations - science, humanities, and video resources
  • Using hashtags in edit summaries - a great way to track a project
  • A new cite archive template, a new coordinator, plus conference and Visiting Scholar updates
  • Metrics for the Wikipedia Library's last three months

Read the full newsletter

The Interior via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:17, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Politics of the United Kingdom[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Politics of the United Kingdom. Legobot (talk) 04:26, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXI, April 2016[edit]

Full front page of The Bugle
Your Military History Newsletter

The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 01:38, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup 2016 May newsletter[edit]

FP of Christ Church Cathedral, Falkland Islands by Godot13

Round 2 is over and 35 competitors have moved on to Round 3.

Round 2 saw three FAs (two by New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions) and one by Montana Montanabw (submissions)), four Featured Lists (with three by England Calvin999 (submissions)), and 53 Good Articles (six by Lancashire Worm That Turned (submissions) and five each by Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), and Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions)). Eleven Featured Pictures were promoted (six by There's always time for skeletons Adam Cuerden (submissions) and five by Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions)). One Featured Portal, Featured Topic and Good Topic were also promoted. The DYK base point total was 1,135. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) scored 265 base points, while British Empire The C of E (submissions) and Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions) each scored 150 base points. Eleven ITN were promoted and 131 Good Article Reviews were conducted with Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions) completing a staggering 61 reviews. Two contestants, Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) and New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions), broke the 700 point mark for Round 2.

If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Thanks to everyone for participating, and good luck to those moving into round 2. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email) -- MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:00, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of Victoria Coates for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Victoria Coates 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/Victoria Coates 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. Yoninah (talk) 21:14, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXII, May–June 2016[edit]

Full front page of The Bugle
Your Military History Newsletter

The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 12:05, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 17[edit]

Wikipedia Library owl.svg The Wikipedia Library

Bookshelf.jpg

Books & Bytes
Issue 17, April-May 2016
by The Interior, Ocaasi, UY Scuti, Sadads, and Nikkimaria

  • New donations this month - a German-language legal resource
  • Wikipedia referals to academic citations - news from CrossRef and WikiCite2016
  • New library stats, WikiCon news, a bot to reveal Open Access versions of citations, and more!

Read the full newsletter

The Interior via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:36, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:2016 Orlando nightclub shooting[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:2016 Orlando nightclub shooting. Legobot (talk) 04:28, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXIII, July 2016[edit]

Full front page of The Bugle
Your Military History Newsletter

The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 12:44, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Singapore[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Singapore. Legobot (talk) 04:26, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:2016 shooting of Dallas police officers[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:2016 shooting of Dallas police officers. Legobot (talk) 04:28, 26 July 2016 (UTC)