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I reserve the right to screw up any edits I make - If you think I've done something wrong, please fix it. I really won't object to my edits being reverted, chances are I won't even notice. LukeSurl 13:11, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

The Signpost: 16 January 2018[edit]

2018 Aktobe bus fire[edit]

I'm just curious why you changed the image of the accident to a map. The image is from the government of Kazakhstan, and probably fits the PD-Kazakhstan-exempt tag (but put under fair use to be safe). I can't imagine there being any Wikipedians taking photos at the scene taking photos. I can;t imagine the Kazakh government having commericial interests in using using the image, and it has been republished all across the internet by many for-profit newspapers, how would non-profit Wikipedia hurt? It's for information about a major disaster, and a goal of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan is for advancing awareness of such disasters, which the photo does. What was wrong, can you explain?--PlanespotterA320 (talk) 17:38, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

The article is currently being discussed at Wikipedia:In_the_news/Candidates#2018_Aktobe_bus_fire where two editors (Masem and The Rambling Man) have raised concerns about the status of this image. I am not an expert on free use myself, so I removed it to be cautious. I would suggest inviting these editors to a discussion at File talk:2018_Aktobe_bus_fire.jpg to resolve this. If you are confident PD-Kazakhstan-exempt applies here I suggest adding such tags to File:2018_Aktobe_bus_fire.jpg. --LukeSurl t c 17:51, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
I'm about 90% sure, so I used "fair use" just to be extra safe but noted that it may be PD in the notes section.--PlanespotterA320 (talk) 17:59, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

WP Biography[edit]

Hey, will remember that, thanks for the heads up. Kante4 (talk) 16:41, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Hugh Masekela[edit]

Gnome globe current event.svgOn 24 January 2018, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Hugh Masekela, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Coffee // have a ☕️ // beans // 02:15, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

Bowser Junior's Robot Reactor listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Bowser Jr's Robot Reactor listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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The Signpost: 5 February 2018[edit]

The Signpost: 20 February 2018[edit]

ITN recognition for 2018 Winter Paralympics[edit]

Gnome globe current event.svgOn 9 March 2018, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article 2018 Winter Paralympics, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Black Kite (talk) 20:36, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Dead heat (racing)[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Dead heat (racing) at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 22:27, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Dead heat (racing)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 26 March 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Dead heat (racing), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that dead heats between two or even three racehorses (example pictured) were more common before the introduction of the photo finish? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Dead heat (racing). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Dead heat (racing)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:01, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

Signpost issue 4 – 29 March 2018[edit]

New Page Reviewer Flag[edit]

Hi, LukeSurl.
I've noticed that you are an AfC reviewer but don't yet have the New Page Reviewer flag. Would you please consider heading over to PERM and requesting it? (check the flag requirements HERE)
As part of a larger plan to increase cooperation between New Page Patrol and Articles for creation, we are trying to get as many of the active AfC reviewers as possible under the NPR user flag (per this discussion). Unlike the AfC request list, the NPR flag carries no obligation to review new articles, so I'm not asking you to help out at New Page Patrol if you don't want to, just to request the flag.
Of course, if it is something you would be interested in, you can have a look at the NPP tutorial. Please mention that you are an active AfC reviewer in your application.
Cheers and thanks for helping out at AfC, — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 06:33, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

New page reviewer granted[edit]

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Hello LukeSurl. Your account has been added to the "New page reviewers" user group, allowing you to review new pages and mark them as patrolled, tag them for maintenance issues, or in some cases, tag them for deletion. The list of articles awaiting review is located at the New Pages Feed. New page reviewing is a vital function for policing the quality of the encylopedia; if you have not already done so, you must read the new tutorial at New Pages Review, the linked guides and essays, and fully understand the various deletion criteria. If you need more help or wish to discuss the process, please join or start a thread at page reviewer talk.

  • URGENT: Please consider helping get the huge backlog down to a manageable number of pages as soon as possible.
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The Signpost: 26 April 2018[edit]

ITN recognition for Alfie Evans case[edit]

Gnome globe current event.svgOn 28 April 2018, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Alfie Evans case, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Pawnkingthree (talk) 12:38, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 May 2018[edit]

The Signpost: 24 May 2018[edit]

NPR Newsletter No.11 25 May 2018[edit]

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

ACTRIAL:

  • WP:ACREQ has been implemented. The flow at the feed has dropped back to the levels during the trial. However, the backlog is on the rise again so please consider reviewing a few extra articles each day; a backlog approaching 5,000 is still far too high. An effort is also needed to ensure that older unsuitable older pages at the back of the queue do not get automatically indexed for Google.

Deletion tags

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Backlog drive:

  • A backlog drive will take place from 10 through 20 June. Check out our talk page at WT:NPR for more details. NOTE: It is extremely important that we focus on quality reviewing. Despite our goal of reducing the backlog as much as possible, please do not rush while reviewing.

Editathons

  • There will be a large increase in the number of editathons in June. 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.

Paid editing - new policy

  • Now that ACTRIAL is ACREQ, please be sure to look for tell-tale signs of undisclosed paid editing. Contact the creator if appropriate, and submit the issue to WP:COIN if necessary. There is a new global WMF policy that requires paid editors to connect to their adverts.

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  • The box at the right contains each of the subject-specific notability guidelines, please review any that are relevant BEFORE nominating an article for deletion.
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Not English

  • A common issue: Pages not in English or poor, unattributed machine translations should not reside in main space even if they are stubs. Please ensure you are familiar with WP:NPPNE. Check in Google for the language and content, tag as required, then move to draft if they do have potential.

News

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Go here to remove your name if you wish to opt-out of future mailings. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:34, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Slovenian parliamentary election, 2018[edit]

Gnome globe current event.svgOn 6 June 2018, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Slovenian parliamentary election, 2018, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Stephen 03:30, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

NPP Backlog Elimination Drive[edit]

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

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel: there are currently 2900 unreviewed articles, and 4000 unreviewed redirects.

Announcing the Backlog Elimination Drive!

  • As a final push, we have decided to run a backlog elimination drive from the 20th to the 30th of June.
  • Reviewers who review at least 50 articles or redirects will receive a Special Edition NPP Barnstar: Special Edition New Page Patroller's Barnstar. Those who review 100, 250, 500, or 1000 pages will also receive tiered awards: 100 review coin, 250 review coin, 500 review coin, 1000 review certificate.
  • Please do not be hasty, take your time and fully review each page. It is extremely important that we focus on quality reviewing.

Go here to remove your name if you wish to opt-out of future mailings. — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 06:57, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 June 2018[edit]

NPR Newsletter No.12 30 July 2018[edit]

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

Hello LukeSurl, 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
  • 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)

NPR[edit]

Hi. We noticed that you removed yourself from the New Page Reviewers' mailing list. If you prefer not to be a member of this user group, please let us know and an admin can remove your account from it. It will help keep the numbers accurate and you can always reapply if you decide again you would like to be an active reviewer. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 06:42, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 July 2018[edit]

A barnstar for you![edit]

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I thank you immensely for reforming the article Atal Bihari Vajpayee. You have made the article more reliable and also making it more copyright friendly. I appreciate your hard work. Adithya Pergade (talk) 12:55, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 August 2018[edit]