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GA reviewing[edit]

Kingsif, I noticed your very generous offer to take on GA reviews by request under certain circumstances, and I was wondering whether that might extend to nominations that have been effectively abandoned by their original reviewers and need someone to take over. Some of these are quite old, and may need what amounts to a complete new review; some are old but progress had been made on addressing issues before the reviewer disappeared.

If you're willing, I can post links to a few of the oldest ones below, along with a summary of their current situation; if any strike your fancy, it would be great if you could take them on when you have time. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:18, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

@BlueMoonset: Sure! I'm happy to help, I might not take up some longer articles for a little while to prevent a headache, but I've tried to pluck some old ones out of the pile recently and will happily review some more :) Kingsif (talk) 19:28, 17 December 2019 (UTC)
Kingsif, that's wonderful. Here are a couple of the oldest that have lost reviewers:
  • Talk:Trench (album)/GA1: nominated last year on December 30, and review opened on April 12 of this year (over eight months ago), it has been abandoned by both nominator and reviewer (nothing since September), but one of the major contributors has offered to take on the task of responding to issues raised by a new reviewer. I put out a call a while ago for a second opinion/reviewer, but no response.
  • Talk:History of Tobago/GA1: nominated back in March, and review opened on August 23. The reviewer has abandoned it, and while Aircorn offered to put it on their list, said list is long. I'm sure no one would mind if you were interested and able to get to it soon. This is a long one.
Thanks again! BlueMoonset (talk) 20:10, 17 December 2019 (UTC)
Adding another that's been abandoned by its reviewer since August (it's another long one, but you did so well wth the first two that I'm hoping you'll have time for this one as well):
  • Talk:Zoroastrianism/GA2: nominated back in July and review opened on August 1 and last posted to by the reviewer on August 2. I asked for a second opinion/review a week ago, but no one has stepped up. Thanks again. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:47, 19 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Talk:The Life of Pablo/GA1: nominated back in September and reviewed-and-passed a month later by a first-time reviewer who didn't know what they were doing; ultimately, they agreed that the review should be reopened after I pointed out a number of issues with the article and criteria, and it's been waiting for a new reviewer ever since. I hope you can take care of this one; I had even left a place at the bottom for the new review. Thanks yet again. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:03, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Ah, my gift, a whole new review! Haha, thanks :) Kingsif (talk) 02:12, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
  • You're very welcome. ;-) In the spirit of a Happy New Year, I'm proposing a new one that's also been shamefully neglected:
  • Talk:Goodbye (Spice Girls song)/GA1 was nominated last January. The review was opened and one suggestion made on September 7, the only post from the reviewer since was on November 21, promising an immediate return. I have posted reminders on the reviewer's talk page to no avail, and am just about to post a final one saying that a new reviewer will be taking over; I'm hoping you'll be willing to be that reviewer. I've just added a new section for whatever reviewer comes along. Thank you so much. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:13, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Talk:Self-managed social centres in the United Kingdom/GA1: this is another review abandoned by the same reviewer as Zoroastrianism; the original nomination was on June 30 and review opened on August 2. The nominator had gone looking for a new reviewer four months ago, and I just discovered that fact and was hoping you might be able to take this on one sometime this month. Thanks again! BlueMoonset (talk) 19:03, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Kingsif, it's wonderful that you've taken these all on. There are one or two more that I'm waiting to see whether they'll need a replacement reviewer, and another that just came open:
  • Talk:Elizabethan Religious Settlement/GA1 was nominated back in August, and opened by a first-time reviewer on November 29 who started with "Opposed" rather than actually reviewing against the GA criteria because they thought it was a just-perm-blocked editor who made the nomination, when it wasn't anything of the sort. They haven't returned since. I've just gotten permission from said reviewer on their talk page to hand this off to someone else, and I'm hoping you can do the honors. Thank you. BlueMoonset (talk) 06:23, 9 January 2020 (UTC)

New Albion GAN[edit]

Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol

Hello Kingsif. I have addressed some of the items on the New Albion GAN which you may see HERE. I appreciate your assistance, and will be working further on the article. How soon that will be is uncertain as my travel preparations are taking much of my time.

Please know that I made the proper notation on the Talk page regarding British English and have inquired to the Teahouse how I might find one who is better versed than I who can read the article for the correct nuances.

Merry Christmas,Hu Nhu (talk) 05:45, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

@Hu Nhu: Thank you, I'll look over it and get back to you whenever you're free! Kingsif (talk) 13:59, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
@Kingsif:Happy New Year. Please know that I am currently at a time when my attention to the article is uncertain. I truly appreciate your assistance to date. I do not know when I will be able to get onto Wikipedia again, and it may be a few weeks. Most kind regards, Hu Nhu (talk) 16:48, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
No problem, let me know when you're back! Kingsif (talk) 17:37, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

Season's Greetings[edit]

200px FWiW Bzuk (talk) 01:07, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

Season's Greetings[edit]

Hallaca navidad (cropped).jpg Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Best wishe! Jamez42 (talk) 12:28, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
Best wishes from Montevideo, Uruguay, and thank you for your wishes to me! :) --Fadesga (talk) 13:37, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays[edit]

Xmastreenewyork06.jpg Merry Christmas, Kingsif!
Or Season's Greetings or Happy Winter Solstice! As the year winds to a close, I would like to take a moment to recognize your hard work and offer heartfelt gratitude for all you do for Wikipedia. And for all the help you've thrown my way over the years. May this Holiday Season bring you nothing but joy, health and prosperity.CAPTAIN RAJU(T) 18:14, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
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Season's Greetings[edit]

Hallaca navidad (cropped).jpg Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2020!

Hello Kingsif, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2020.
Happy editing,

Naturista2018 (talk) 12:05, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

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Caracas Metro route diagram templates[edit]

Hello Kingsif, I see you reverted my edit at Caracas Metro line 1 RDT, however it's the common practice for these diagrams to use the blue set of BSicons for urban rail transit - light rail and rapid transit, regardless of whether they're underground or not - and the red set for main railway lines. The five metro lines in Metro de Caracas's system are full fledged rapid transit, all operating with an homogeneous technological standard (ROW, rolling stock, signalling, etc.): using the color of the icons to differentiate them in the diagrams because of one being actual underground and the other ones are not, is rather incongruous - as well as quite arbitrary, since AFAIK also line 4 lies entirely under the ground. In order to point out that this specific line run partly above ground (although, to be fair, it mostly doesn't: a couple of stations out of 22 in total is less than 10%), there are specific icons for tunnel ( ,  ,  , etc.) that can be used to describe this feature. Regards and best wishes for happy Holidays, Yak79 2.0 (talk) 12:08, 26 December 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for updating again - sorry, after seeing this I would have, but I started editing other things and forgot. Are you able to do the others and/or check if all the symbols are accurate? Kingsif (talk) 16:41, 5 January 2020 (UTC)
Fine, it happens to be busy! I plan to check, do the same and make other minor upgrades to the other templates of Metro Caracas in the coming days/weeks. Have a great 2020! Yak79 2.0 (talk) 18:21, 5 January 2020 (UTC)
You too! Kingsif (talk) 18:32, 5 January 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Floating Clouds (artwork)[edit]

The article Floating Clouds (artwork) you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Floating Clouds (artwork) for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Sainsf -- Sainsf (talk) 21:22, 27 December 2019 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

"Best Wishes for The New Year.".jpg Happy New Year! Kingsif

Hi Kingsif
I hope that by 2020 I will achieve everything that is proposed and be a spectacular year for you.
Thanks for all your contributions to the 'pedia this past year,
 Bradford  (Talk) 05:43, 31 December 2019 (UTC)

LGBT+ content in Venezuelan television[edit]

Hey! You speak Spanish? In case you do, please write me to this email: danieldealba99@gmail.com I want to talk about the possible creation of a wikipedia article about LGBT+ content in Venezuelan television, particullary in soap-operas or telenovelas Hope you can answer this message. Cheers — Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:{{|Danieldealba99]] (talkcontribs) 21:19, 31 December 2019 (UTC)

@Danieldealba99: Hi, sí - creo que un artículo sobre los temas LGBT+ en televisión venezolana es una buena idea, pero por qué no lo conversamos en wikipedia? Kingsif (talk) 01:57, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
(Talk page watcher) Sorry for jumping in, but I wanted to comment that I'd be happy to help as well. I'd only ask care with original research. Best wishes and happy new year :) --Jamez42 (talk) 13:14, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
@Kingsif: Hola, feliz año! En realidad yo no sé manejar muy bien Wikipedia, y en parte, es por ello que solicito un poco de ayuda para la creación del articulo. Incluso no sabia que esta podría ser una vía para enviar mensajes. Pero si te es cómodo por aquí comunicarnos y manejar la investigación y el contenido que pueda incluirse en el articulo, me parece excelente, no tengo ningún problema. Un saludo!
@James42: Hey, Happy New Year! Yes, of course you can, we need all the help possible. I've been doing some research about the theme, by myself. I imagine you don't speak Spanish, right? Cheers! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Danieldealba99 (talkcontribs)
@Danieldealba99: I do :) It is my native language, but I'm writing in English since I gather it isn't Kingsif's, even though they speak it well. Are we talking about a translation to the Spanish Wikipedia? Happy New Year and cheers! --Jamez42 (talk) 17:13, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
@Jamez42: Mine too, Jamez, I'm from Venezuela. Well, I think it's a good idea have an article in both languages, so that more Venezuelans could read the information we could get.
@Danieldealba99 and Jamez42: (Thanks, Jamez, very kind) Yes, if Daniel wants to start the page on either English or Spanish, I'm sure we can do some research. @Daniel, have you thought of joining the Venezuela Wikiproject? /Si Daniel quiere empezar a un articulo en wikipedia (ingles o espanol), creo que nos podemos investigar. @Daniel, se pense en participar en el wikiproject venezuela? Kingsif (talk) 22:01, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
Well, I haven't think about that. Actually, it's the first time I heard about it. If you could explain me, it will be great, Kingsif Danieldealba99 (talk) 22:17, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
Wikipedia:WikiProject Venezuela is a group of editors who work to improve coverage of Venezuela-related articles. You can share ideas and collaborate with others, there! Kingsif (talk) 22:20, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
@Kingsif: Thanks, Kingsif! I'll read about it later
@Danieldealba99 and Jamez42: So where do we start? I would like to first plan the structure of the article, see what points we can touch, to finish it according to my opinion, with a list of television productions that have included LGBT plots and the characters+actors that have represented these stories.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Danieldealba99 (talkcontribs)
@Danieldealba99: I would recommend to use a similar structure to the Venezuelan LGBT+ cinema article, and I would suggest a division of sections with decades, depending on how much content there is. I assume the main difference is that this article would be focused merely on television, while the former only deals with cinema. --Jamez42 (talk) 10:28, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
@Danieldealba99 and Jamez42: I agree with Jamez, if you want to look at similar articles. We could also consider merging the two into an LGBT+ culture in Venezuela article, if you think it's appropriate? Kingsif (talk) 15:36, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
también encontré este [1] Kingsif (talk) 16:02, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
@Kingsif and Jamez42: I recently read your article, Kingsif, and it seemed very cool... You did an excellent job. I also think that if we merge them into a single article, we would have to include other elements of LGBT culture in the country, such as Daniel Arzola's artistic work against homophobia and other things I hope we could research.--Danieldealba99 (talk) 18:04, 3 January 2020 (UTC)
@Kingsif: I can't open the link you sent, Kingsif. What is it about?--Danieldealba99 (talk) 18:04, 3 January 2020 (UTC)
@Danieldealba99: this might work - it's a link to a specific page, so it has a time out. It can be downloaded and saved. It's "Después de Piero: la representación gay en la televisión venezolana" by Noelia Depaoli in Latinoamérica Libre y Multicultural: Memorias del XVI FELAA - it is also available here. Another journal article may be this. Kingsif (talk) 18:22, 3 January 2020 (UTC)
@Kingsif: Okay, I could download the first article. I'm going to read it and see what I can extract that can be used. The second, on the other hand, I tried to get to read it, but it is difficult for me.
@Kingsif and Jamez42: By the way, I've been researching LGBT content on the most recent Venezuelan soap operas, watching them properly. I have a list with the name of the productions and the actors who played each roles of people from the community. --Danieldealba99 (talk) 01:02, 4 January 2020 (UTC)
@Kingsif and Jamez42: Hi everyone. I could read the first article. Basically, it says that the first Latin American gay character appeared in a Venezuelan soap opera; He mentions that this character had no major influence on the general plot, and that his inclusion was either to reaffirm the masculinity of the male protagonist, or to include an element produced by the zeitgeist in the soap opera (it should be noted that the production was Cristal, released in 1985)
In addition, it makes a review of the character of a program of Venezuelan sketches Radio Rochela. The character, Charly Mata, could contribute to perpetuating a heterosexistic image of the homosexual man (the character did innuendos about his sexuality, had exaggerated feminine mannerisms and used to make sounds alluding to penetration). This character was very popular, and I find it interesting that he could include the article, by recounting it as the negative image that the Venezuelan citizen has in his collective imagination about someone who belongs to the LGBT community, and how this can generate a judgment on any character LGBT that is included in a Venezuelan production, which can eventually generate a rejection of the character or the soap opera or television series. --Danieldealba99 (talk) 15:46, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
@Danieldealba99: That's a useful article then? And you've done a great job summarizing it; did you want to start a draft we could work on? Then we could have a discussion whether to merge the pages into a culture one, you made some good suggestions there, too. Kingsif (talk) 17:47, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
@Kingsif: Yes, I think it's a useful article. We could use its content in the introductory aspect; a kind of background about the first characters associated with the LGBT community. And yes! I want to start a draft so we could work on. What other info you think it would be necessary to search to add in the article? Thank you very much, Kingsif, I do what I can.--Danieldealba99 (talk) 19:41, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
@Danieldealba99: The most important thing to get on is the history, I think. A list of shows, too. You can start it at Draft:Venezuelan LGBT+ television to match the cinema article, if you like, and we can contribute whatever we find! Kingsif (talk) 20:56, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
@Kingsif: Good, thank you so much! Hope we can do it together.--Danieldealba99 (talk) 22:16, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Battle of Mulroy[edit]

Hi, how will I know when this article is going to appear on the DYK ? section of the main page ? will I be notified ? QuintusPetillius (talk) 11:39, 2 January 2020 (UTC)

@QuintusPetillius: You will get a notification on your talk page. Kingsif (talk) 15:33, 2 January 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Baralt Theatre[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 3 January 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Baralt Theatre, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Baralt Theatre (pictured) in Maracaibo, the location of Venezuela's first film screenings, now hosts the country's short-film festival? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Baralt Theatre. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Baralt Theatre), 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 3 January 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Miquel Bauçà[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 3 January 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Miquel Bauçà, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that although he was a renowned writer, Miquel Bauçà was so reclusive that his body was not discovered until the year after he died? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Miquel Bauçà. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Miquel Bauçà), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:01, 3 January 2020 (UTC)

Prior discussion[edit]

Did you get my response on my talk page? Scorpions13256 (talk) 19:10, 3 January 2020 (UTC)

You posted it 5 minutes before this message. You do not need to prod people if they don't reply to you in 5 minutes. Kingsif (talk) 19:18, 3 January 2020 (UTC)

Welcome to the 2020 WikiCup![edit]

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Changing direct quotes[edit]

Hi Kingsif. I see you undid my recent change to Don't I Know You? Please be aware that making minor changes to quotes is acceptable. Firstly you will see that the original editor has replaced 'Weberwiese Station' with '[platform]'. You will also find information here as to when quotes may be corrected. I quote; Note that MOS:QUOTE says that "trivial spelling and typographic errors should simply be corrected without comment..." In this case I have changed your 'sic' entry to encapsulate the word in question. This helps tools with their functional processing. Regards Neils51 (talk) 21:37, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

Hola[edit]

No puedes colocar a Parra como presidente de la AN, él no es legal ni legítimo, fue juramentado en un autogolpe por los diputados del chavismo y un grupo de ex-opositores vendidos. Saludos, Tropoplus (talk) 22:29, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

@Tropoplus: Hola, habrá guerras de editar en la pagina si solo representar la historia de Guaidó, porque era la misma en el ano pasado. Hay diversas opiniones, y diversas fuentes, que son lo mas importante aqui. Kingsif (talk) 22:53, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

Incomplete DYK nomination[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Template:Did you know nominations/Cieneguillas prison riots at the Did You Know nominations page is not complete; if you would like to continue, please link the nomination to the nominations page as described in step 3 of the nomination procedure. If you do not want to continue with the nomination, tag the nomination page with {{db-g7}}, or ask a DYK admin. Thank you. DYKHousekeepingBot (talk) 10:02, 9 January 2020 (UTC)

Kingsif, if you could please tag the page with the {{db-g7}} template (since it's no longer eligible for DYK now that it has been running at ITN), it will be deleted—there's no need for it to be closed if it never was transcluded in the first place. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:17, 10 January 2020 (UTC)
Ah, done that. Kingsif (talk) 04:35, 10 January 2020 (UTC)

Melani Olivares pictures[edit]

The picture of Melani Olivares in Template:Did you know nominations/Welcome to the Family (2018 TV series) was bothering me as a little dark, so I thought I would lighten it; then I realized it was from a video, and I thought I might be able to find a better frame. I am afraid I went a bit nuts; but I do think at least one of these will be better than the original. Your choice! --GRuban (talk) 17:44, 10 January 2020 (UTC)

@GRuban: Thanks! The original image of her was very dark and I tried to brighten it without distortion, but I don't have Illustrator on this computer :( Any of those are great, whichever looks most natural per MOS:IMAGES (perhaps not the thoughtful one, as she's looking away) Really nice job, too, thanks. Kingsif (talk) 18:08, 10 January 2020 (UTC)

Elite[edit]

I think it is more meaningful to use the screenshot, than a logo cutout. Neither of the two images really has an exceptional quality. But it happens, that the screenshot really shows what the series logo looks like. Which in this case is red and with capital letters.BRADFORD talk 09:55, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

I kind of agree, but the title card isn't in the commons folder - it's a free image, but I'd wait until it was on commons (if you're able to move it or otherwise upload to commons, that would be great!) - this is also my preference, wanting it on commons, so you can still use it. Kingsif (talk) 00:02, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
In fact it is already available in Commons.BRADFORD talk 00:22, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

Ana Lucrecia Taglioretti[edit]

Hi! I haven't had the chance to thank you for your insight in the AN/I. :) Thanks.

I just translated the Ana Lucrecia Taglioretti article, a blind Paraguayan violinist, from Spanish into English after learning that Women in Red had "Women who died in 2019" as a theme this month.

Taglioretti died his year and I'm not sure if it is still in the scope of the month, but I was wondering if you were interested with doing some proofreading as well as one of your delightful DYK nominations.

Best regards and many thanks in advance! --Jamez42 (talk) 15:18, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

Of course! I'm sure WIR will appreciate it - I'm still looking for sources for Karla Luzbel, amazing who doesn't have an article. Kingsif (talk) 17:57, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Thank you so much :) I've also read that Taglioretti was victim of domestic abuse, but I haven't found sources about it. If you'd like to start the article before January ends, let me know so I can try finding more sources. Best wishes! --Jamez42 (talk) 21:06, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
I haven't found anything about that, either. I'm currently looking through archive news, to see if there's anything else unusual. Kingsif (talk) 21:24, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
@Jamez42: como asi? Kingsif (talk) 21:35, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Yes, precisely. Thanks! I wasn't sure if it was appropriate to add it, but it's interesting nonetheless, perhaps for the hook of the DYK. --Jamez42 (talk) 22:18, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
I've added it :) It's interesting, but I think the Carlos Vives stories is a bit more ...uplifting... for a DYK? Kingsif (talk) 22:23, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
I couldn't agree more. If I recall correctly this articles talks more in detail about her relationship with Vives. As always, let me know if I can help :) --Jamez42 (talk) 22:26, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

Venezuela articles[edit]

Thanks for your note on my talk page and interest in cooperative WP:NPOV work that improves the articles when we are both there. Yes, I might join the Venezuela project and try to post messages at the noticeboard there when there are disagreements and we need more eyes.

I think it is only fair to let you know that at times I have had similar concerns about your ability to summarize WP:RS neutrally when it comes to articles related to Juan Guaido, Nicholas Maduro, Crisis in Venezuela, etc. I noticed this early on when I put an neutrality issue on Juan Guaido. In trying to understand how the article got to be the way it was at the time, I saw edits from you like this that seemed to me to show a pro-Guaido bias not representative of the WP:RS, particularly writing in Wiki voice that "he was sworn in" when the RS says that he swore himself in at a public rally--to the surprise of some people on the stage with him--and that few Venezuelan's knew who he was when he did this, because he never ran for President and was only recently elevated to the be head of the Assembly. I think that article and many others about the politics have a pro-Guaido bias, and I believe that your edits have contributed to that to some extent.

That said, I don't think your edits compare to my concerns I expressed in the recent AN/I case I filed about another editor.

I should also point out that I have been concerned about the systematic elimination of WP:RS that is critical of Guaido and supportive of Maduro. (I believe others have said it was elimination of sources that are anti-war--which may also be true.) I explained at WP:RS/N:

I agree we need to stop these RfC's that are eliminating all WP:RS that is critical of U.S. regime change efforts in Venezuela. The same group of editors who dominate the Venezuela pages (e.g. [2]) have been eliminating these sources one-by-one with their !iVotes and often citing a connection to or supportive views of Maduro, e.g. Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR),TeleSUR, Venezuelanalysis, Grayzone, HispanTV. * * * --David Tornheim (talk) 13:48, 31 December 2019 (UTC)

When I wrote that, although I did not identify any specific editors, you were one of the editors I was concerned about because of your early !votes against Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) (vote #4), TeleSUR (vote #4), HispanTV (vote #4). All of your edits to RS/N are limited to these sources: TeleSURTeleSURTeleSurHispanTVCEPRCEPRCEPR, except FOIA request. Although your reasoning may be otherwise, it gives me the impression that you (and some of the others who are active on Venezuelan politics) might have voted that way because you do not like the reporting that is critical of Guaido or supportive of Maduro or might be "too leftist". I find this reasoning for declaring a source completely or mostly unreliable a big problem not just for the Venezuela articles but for all of the project, especially if we want to be WP:NPOV and present all significant points of view. A number of other editors agreed with me that those RfC's declaring sources unreliable are a big problem. --David Tornheim (talk) 01:08, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

@David Tornheim: Thanks for replying, and for an open one, too. I can see where your concerns come from, don't worry. Of course, on at least one page someone accused me of writing up entirely pro-Maduro biases, and I try to be neutral within what I think are RS - I've recently been stopping IPs from removing info about Luis Parra in the AN election, too - it can be challenging. I also acknowledge that RS can have a Western bias. I don't partake much at RfC but I find it is a big problem with Venezuelan sources, not least because when I stumble on an unfamiliar website/newspaper I often have no idea if it will be torn apart as awful. So I look to fact checking and editorial process, which is why some of those sources (all, I think, actually) I wouldn't use and suggest others don't. For my personal views on the issues, if it helps, I have said before that my only investment is it would be really nice if Venezuela finds stability, for the security of people I know who are across the political spectrum: I disagree with the US tactics because they seem invested in the opposite, and I don't have much of an opinion on the claimants to President. When the news mentions human rights abuses and similar, I try to write it accurately, and I think I've certainly got better - that's what I hope for, at least. You specifically mention the phrasing on Guaidó's swearing in, and for this please take the explanation that I thought it sounded better than 'swore himself in', which is awkward phrasing, and not an attempt to make it sound more or less anything than the truth (note that you link a change to that phrasing by SandyGeorgia, but I think I will have done the same somewhere in that history). As for anything about discarding sources by political affiliation, I recognize everything and everyone has different, mostly legitimate, views and it would be wrong to say 'no left/right news' in the same way it would with countries, etc. And I'm politically left, albeit in the West, take your views on that however you like.
As said, and if you've looked through my edits you'll have seen, I've been pushing to get discussion going or back up. I can't and don't want to be making edits that are too bold, and discussions die quickly, especially when no sides budge. If you're happy to contribute, that's great. I'll take it there are no specific issues with the US intervention articles? With them being both very broad and very political, it wouldn't be the first place I'd want to jump into editing. Kingsif (talk) 02:58, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

More GA reviewing[edit]

Kingsif, thanks again for taking on all of the reviews I've passed along to you. I thought it was time to let that one archive and start a new one, if that's okay.

I'm just requesting one at the moment, and it's a bit of an awkward one. We have a new reviewer (who is also a new editor altogether) who bit off more than they could chew (for background see WT:GA#New reviewer); they've passed a number of nominations in reviews with very little commentary, or that miss basic issues. Their first review was summarily reversed, this was their second review, which was opened and passed in just under an hour and subsequently nominated at DYK. The DYK reviewer marked this as problematic due to the kerfuffle regarding the GA reviewer, which I hadn't seen because I check the GAN talk page (where this discussion should have gone) and when I went to check the article a few hours ago I found the prose anything but "clear and concise" with clear grammatical issues. Under the circumstances, I reversed the pass and reopened the nomination. I'm hoping you'll be willing to take it on; I couldn't tell whether the problems were fixable with a good copyedit (a GOCE request, perhaps), or more fundamental, but I thought it needed an experienced reviewer regardless.

Thank you for whatever you can do here. BlueMoonset (talk) 06:42, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

I'll take a look :) Kingsif (talk) 12:17, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
Belated thanks for doing so. I've come across another one that it would be great if you could take a look. Nominated and review opened in November, the reviewer has said this month that they won't be able to continue (Talk:Dangerous (Michael Jackson album)/GA2). The nominator was going to look for a new reviewer, but it's been nearly two weeks without any further posts, so perhaps you'd be interested in become a new reviewer there? There's another review open by the same reviewer, but it was posted to by them as recently as December 15 (Talk:Princess Fiona/GA1). Maybe you could inquire as to whether a new reviewer would be welcome there—this is much older than the other one, having been nominated in March 2019 and the review opened mid-October. Thanks again! BlueMoonset (talk) 08:28, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
You've been so good, being willing to take these on. Here's one more, that was opened five months ago and has been languishing for the last four: Talk:MacGyver (2016 TV series, season 1)/GA1. A possible successor to TRM hasn't been able to get started even after seven weeks (see thread here), so I was hoping you could give it some attention. Many thanks as always. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:14, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
I was just pinged by the reviewer on Talk:Véhicule Blindé Léger/GA1, which was nominated back in July and its review has been open for four months. If at some point you have time to take over on this one, that would be wonderful. Thank you so much. (If you find yourself getting overloaded, just let me know and I'll take a breather from posting here.) BlueMoonset (talk) 03:22, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
No worries, I haven't done one in a few days and should probably get to these soon :) Kingsif (talk) 03:25, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Ana Lucrecia Taglioretti[edit]

Ambox current red.svgOn 14 January 2020, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Ana Lucrecia Taglioretti, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 22:42, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Sangrador[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 16 January 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Sangrador, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Sangrador, Venezuela's submission for the 2003 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, had only 31 box-office attendances in the country that year? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Sangrador. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Sangrador), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Liang Jun (tractor driver)[edit]

Ambox current red.svgOn 16 January 2020, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Liang Jun (tractor driver), which you nominated and updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 12:15, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Welcome to the Family (2018 TV series)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 16 January 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Welcome to the Family (2018 TV series), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the first episode of Welcome to the Family was Catalan network TV3's most watched premiere in over a decade? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Welcome to the Family (2018 TV series). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Welcome to the Family (2018 TV series)), 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.

MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 21:15, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Ana Novella[edit]

The test you just added is impressive. beautifully written. However I need to point out that one of the sources you used, Artepoli, offers artists the chance to publish a paid critical review for around 67 Euros. "ARTEPOLI offers: The possibility of presenting a criticism, review or article about his work (maximum 800 words) for printing with at least 2 photographs of his paintings (or fragment, in the case of one of them, if it is beneficial for design). The article would occupy double page. If the text is smaller (600 words, for example) there is an opportunity to incorporate a third work or to increase its size." So it is clearly not a relaible source. Reliable sources do not offer paid placement of reviews. Also, you deleted a source I had added.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 00:33, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

@ThatMontrealIP: Oh no! I'll rework with just the other source, then. Sorry, I commented out the exhibitions until more sources surfaced. I'll add that one back. Kingsif (talk) 00:35, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
Yeah these predatory art journals are everywhere! Here is the link to the 66 Euro offer. I have fallen for them once or twice.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 00:37, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
Yes, that page outright says "Nada funciona mejor para promocionar tu obra. Anuncia tus próximas exposiciones" - "Nothing works better to promote your work. Announce your next expos" Kingsif (talk) 00:40, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
  • I'll leave you revert of my removal of colectorsomnis.com. However that is the third bad source that you added, so you might want to check sources more carefully before adding them. The first bad source was the paid review site, the second a wiki style artist promotion site, and colectorsomnis.com is an art dealer. I can see the interest in saving an article, but please watch the source quality. Colectorsomnis.com is a commercial enterprise, and it does not help much.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 02:21, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Do you want the rationale for Colector Somnis? Since you've left it, I assume you accept the primary source function, and this is necessary because it's not infrequent that there are debates about Catalan vs. Spanish as nationality. I saw it, was going to discard it as not having much (I fundamentally disagree that art dealers are poor sources - they likely know a lot about artworks as facts, though opinions on them could likely be biased, not that this is sourcing either of those things) and then noticed the nationality and thought it would help. Same with the birthday, since that source looked to have been edited by the subject. Primary sources are still sources. I'm usually the one being pretty harsh on sources, but thanks for taking an interest. Kingsif (talk) 02:34, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

@ThatMontrealIP: Are we considering Artepoli completely non-RS; I can't remember if the other article was in the print magazine, but this, with more bio of Novella, as well, was in the print publish version, with an author's name, so seems like this is a proper editorial piece. I only ask because you seem to know about the source. Kingsif (talk) 04:48, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

I would say any publication that published paid critical reviews for $ is suspect. Same as Forbes. I objected to the primary source as it is only the name and the country, and it is published by a dealer. It is not much of a source. We don't need to get too far into this though, as the article is not garnering support at AfD, and, based on my experience there, will be deleted.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 04:52, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Antares, Arizona[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 18 January 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Antares, Arizona, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Antares Point, the part of Route 66 that runs through Antares, Arizona, is the longest continuous curve on any U.S. highway? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Antares, Arizona. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Antares, Arizona), 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 12:01, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
I wanted to thank you for your thorough GA review of Bonanza City, New Mexico and for going above and beyond by finding all of those sources on the town. More generally, I am also awarding the barn star for your large number of good article reviews; anyone who does that many reviews deserves something shiny. Spirit of Eagle (talk) 06:34, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Thank you! It's great improving articles, and being part of the process :) Bonanza also happened to intrigue me a lot! Kingsif (talk) 06:51, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

Looby Loo[edit]

Hi, I removed your proposed deletion notice on Looby Loo. Prod can't be used on redirects. If you think the redirect should be deleted, use WP:RFD. Happy editing! Schazjmd (talk) 00:35, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Georgina Amorós[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 22 January 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Georgina Amorós, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that actress Georgina Amorós has worked in three languages: Catalan, Spanish, and English? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Georgina Amorós. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Georgina Amorós), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:01, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Message from NewAngus[edit]

Excuse me, @Kingsif:. Do not allow editing that false information in the article 2019 Latin American protests is a Wikipedia policy? Maintaining a map with false information is a Wikipedia policy? Pretending that Belize and Guyana is part Latin America is a Wikipedia policy? If it is not a revolution, why does the article have the Revolution banner? It has important contradictions with the Wikipedia information in Spanish, and gives a distorted idea of the phenomenon. I just wanted to be VERY constructive, and contribute to improve and update an article that is unbalanced and does not have a neutral point of view. --NewAngus (talk) 17:55, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

@NewAngus: I cannot understand this message. If your native language is Spanish, I speak it, it might be better if you write in it. Kingsif (talk) 17:58, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Infection (2019 film)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 23 January 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Infection (2019 film), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Infection, the first Venezuelan zombie film, has been banned in the country despite horror being a popular genre there? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Infection (2019 film). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Infection (2019 film)), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Art of Francisco Narváez in University City of Caracas[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 January 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Art of Francisco Narváez in University City of Caracas, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the degradation of a mural (pictured) by Francisco Narváez in the University City of Caracas led to the formation of a group dedicated to preserving his works there? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Art of Francisco Narváez in University City of Caracas. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Art of Francisco Narváez in University City of Caracas), 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.

--valereee (talk) 00:01, 24 January 2020 (UTC)

Reviewing redirects converted to articles[edit]

Hi, this was a bad review: the user had performed a cut-and-paste move, which I have now undone. See history of 6G (disambiguation) and history of 6G. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 00:19, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

DYK nomination of 2020 Venezuelan National Assembly Delegated Committee election[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of 2020 Venezuelan National Assembly Delegated Committee election 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) 00:36, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Ga reviews[edit]

Hi Kingsif,

I noticed you adressed the issues on some of the articles on this discussion NR regarding Minecrafter0271. I was wondering if you could do the same for the others, giving some insight and improves that could be done. Finesse, Punk Rock Girl, George W. Bush 2000 presidential campaign and Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo. I would do it myself but I'm an interested third party on this one.

Kind regards, MarioSoulTruthFan (talk) 21:08, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Venezuela film clapperboard.png The Venezuelan Film Barnstar
I just realized this is an overdue barnstar, given that you're virtually the founder of the Venezuelan cinema task force and all of the effort you have put into the area.

You have done a marvelous work starting the Macu, The Policeman's Wife article, as well as many others about Venezuelan movies and film directors.

Thank you so much for your contributions to Venezuelan culture, at this rate we will turn all those red links blue in no time :) Best regards! Jamez42 (talk) 00:12, 27 January 2020 (UTC)