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HTTP to HTTPS[edit]

Why is KolbertBot changing the HTTP link to HTTPS on this and the Simple English Wikipedia? Angela Maureen (talk) 17:01, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

@September 1988: Hi there, KolbertBot modifies links for domains that supports HTTPS for a few reasons. It improves data integrity and user privacy. You can read a bit more about the reasons why it is done on KolbertBot's userpage. Thanks for your message. Jon Kolbert (talk) 17:30, 29 July 2018 (UTC)[edit]

Why we need user privacy for --Ans (talk) 05:54, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

@Ans: Having a secured connection on any website is preferable to having a non-secured connection. Jon Kolbert (talk) 14:23, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.12 30 July 2018[edit]

Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months. (Purge)

Hello Jon Kolbert, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

June backlog drive

Overall the June backlog drive was a success, reducing the last 3,000 or so to below 500. However, as expected, 90% of the patrolling was done by less than 10% of reviewers.
Since the drive closed, the backlog has begun to rise sharply again and is back up to nearly 1,400 already. Please help reduce this total and keep it from raising further by reviewing some articles each day.

New technology, new rules
  • New features are shortly going to be added to the Special:NewPagesFeed which include a list of drafts for review, OTRS flags for COPYVIO, and more granular filter preferences. More details can be found at this page.
  • Probationary permissions: Now that PERM has been configured to allow expiry dates to all minor user rights, new NPR flag holders may sometimes be limited in the first instance to 6 months during which their work will be assessed for both quality and quantity of their reviews. This will allow admins to accord the right in borderline cases rather than make a flat out rejection.
  • Current reviewers who have had the flag for longer than 6 months but have not used the permissions since they were granted will have the flag removed, but may still request to have it granted again in the future, subject to the same probationary period, if they wish to become an active reviewer.
  • Editathons will continue through August. Please be gentle with new pages that obviously come from good faith participants, especially articles from developing economies and ones about female subjects. Consider using the 'move to draft' tool rather than bluntly tagging articles that may have potential but which cannot yet reside in mainspace.
The Signpost
  • The next issue of the monthly magazine will be out soon. The newspaper is an excellent way to stay up to date with news and new developments between our newsletters. If you have special messages to be published, or if you would like to submit an article (one about NPR perhaps?), don't hesitate to contact the editorial team here.

Go here to remove your name if you wish to opt-out of future mailings. Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 00:00, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

HTTP to HTTPS / new suggestions[edit]

Dear Jon, does KolbertBot edit links in all Wikipedia versions (for example nl, de, zh)? If yes, is it allowed to suggest new resources and where? Best regards, Reto (talk) 23:52, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

Hello there. KolbertBot is only active on four wikis at the moment, enwiki, simplewiki, frwiki and commons. If local communities desire to have the bot active on other wikis, they can certainly request it and I would be happy to expand the bots work to other projects. You can for sure suggest new resources or links right here. I periodically add them once I have the chance to do some checking on them to make sure they work properly with HTTPS. Thanks for the message! Jon Kolbert (talk) 06:21, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

Dear Jon, I have to thank you for the offer. French is an asset and I for sure have omitted some links in the English version. I hope that and subpages could be covered (once) by your bot! Best regards Reto (talk) 08:18, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

Hello again, I have added the URL to the bot and run it through Wikipedia. Thanks for your contribution and feel free to make more suggestions for URL additions! Jon Kolbert (talk) 03:10, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

Dear Jon, that's great! I have to thank you! I will contact you, as soon as I have a suggestion! Best regards Reto (talk) 22:21, 1 August 2018 (UTC)