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Women in Red World Contest[edit]

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale! — Preceding unsigned comment added by MediaWiki message delivery (talkcontribs) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ser Amantio di Nicolao (talkcontribs)

April editathons at Women in Red[edit]

November 2019 at Women in Red[edit]

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The Signpost: 31 October 2019[edit]

Please comment on Talk:International Brigades[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:International Brigades. Legobot (talk) 04:23, 1 November 2019 (UTC)

Dick Willebrandts, jazz band leader[edit]

Dear Joe Roe, you have helped me in the past with new English articles such as the one on Constant Cornelis Huysmans. Now I would like to request once again your assistance. I have submitted as a draft a new English article on the Dutch jazz band leader Dick Willebrandts. The Dutch version of this article which I also wrote is available on the Dutch Wikipedia. Now the Engllish article on Dick Willebrandts seems to be accepted as a draft, but I am not sure how to submit it for review, link Please help. Best regards, Hanengerda (talk) 07:35, 1 November 2019 (UTC)

Hello again Hanengerda. You just need to click "Submit this draft for review" in the grey box at the top of the article. – Joe (talk) 07:46, 2 November 2019 (UTC)
Thanks very much! I just clicked on the grey box which I initially was afraid to do and it is now a draft for review. Thanks again, best regards, Hanengerda (talk) 07:55, 2 November 2019 (UTC)

WikiProject Yorkshire Newsletter - November 2019[edit]

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New Page Review newsletter November 2019[edit]

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Hello Joe Roe,

This newsletter comes a little earlier than usual because the backlog is rising again and the holidays are coming very soon.

Getting the queue to 0

There are now 726 holders of the New Page Reviewer flag! Most of you requested the user right to be able to do something about the huge backlog but it's still roughly less than 10% doing 90% of the work. Now it's time for action.
Exactly one year ago there were 'only' 3,650 unreviewed articles, now we will soon be approaching 7,000 despite the growing number of requests for the NPR user right. If each reviewer soon does only 2 reviews a day over five days, the backlog will be down to zero and the daily input can then be processed by every reviewer doing only 1 review every 2 days - that's only a few minutes work on the bus on the way to the office or to class! Let's get this over and done with in time to relax for the holidays.
Want to join? Consider adding the NPP Pledge userbox.
Our next newsletter will announce the winners of some really cool awards.


Admin Barkeep49 has been officially invested as NPP/NPR coordinator by a unanimous consensus of the community. This is a complex role and he will need all the help he can get from other experienced reviewers.

This month's refresher course

Paid editing is still causing headaches for even our most experienced reviewers: This official Wikipedia article will be an eye-opener to anyone who joined Wikipedia or obtained the NPR right since 2015. See The Hallmarks to know exactly what to look for and take time to examine all the sources.

  • It is now possible to select new pages by date range. This was requested by reviewers who want to patrol from the middle of the list.
  • It is now also possible for accredited reviewers to put any article back into the New Pages Feed for re-review. The link is under 'Tools' in the side bar.
Reviewer Feedback

Would you like feedback on your reviews? Are you an experienced reviewer who can give feedback to other reviewers? If so there are two new feedback pilot programs. New Reviewer mentorship will match newer reviewers with an experienced reviewer with a new reviewer. The other program will be an occasional peer review cohort for moderate or experienced reviewers to give feedback to each other. The first cohort will launch November 13.

Second set of eyes
  • Not only are New Page Reviewers the guardians of quality of new articles, they are also in a position to ensure that pages are being correctly tagged for deletion and maintenance and that new authors are not being bitten. This is an important feature of your work, especially while some routine tagging for deletion can still be carried out by non NPR holders and inexperienced users. Read about it at the Monitoring the system section in the tutorial. If you come across such editors doing good work, don't hesitate to encourage them to apply for NPR.
  • Do be sure to have our talk page on your watchlist. There are often items that require reviewers' special attention, such as to watch out for pages by known socks or disruptive editors, technical issues and new developments, and of course to provide advice for other reviewers.
Arbitration Committee

The annual ArbCom election will be coming up soon. All eligible users will be invited to vote. While not directly concerned with NPR, Arbcom cases often lead back to notability and deletion issues and/or actions by holders of advanced user rights.

Community Wish list

There is to be no wish list for WMF encyclopedias this year. We thank Community Tech for their hard work addressing our long list of requirements which somewhat overwhelmed them last year, and we look forward to a successful completion.

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Please comment on Talk:Map projection[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Map projection. Legobot (talk) 04:24, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

Peder Mortensen[edit]

I , by this, dicussion cite that the year regarding the book was correctly cited but this book was published and influenced only due Mortensen's views based on the research on web.

But I too consider your advise.

Regards SHISHIR DUA (talk) 12:50, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

A survey to improve the community consultation outreach process[edit]


The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking to improve the community consultation outreach process for Foundation policies, and we are interested in why you didn't participate in a recent consultation that followed a community discussion you’ve been part of.

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A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Thanks for your help - great to e-meet you! Lajmmoore (talk) 14:25, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
@Lajmmoore: Thank you for writing so many nice articles in such a short time! If you're interested, we have a small working group working on biographies of women archaeologists at WP:ARCHAEO/WOMEN. It's not been particularly active lately, but you might find some of the resources there helpful. – Joe (talk) 14:39, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Maps[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Maps. Legobot (talk) 04:24, 17 November 2019 (UTC)