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WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

Good Article Recruitment - Completion Award.png
Hello! Now, some of you might be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around (to the right). The answer? WikiProject Good articles will be launching a Recruitment Centre very soon! The centre will allow all users to be taught how to review Good article nominations by experts just like you! However, in order for the Recruitment Centre to open in the first place, we need some volunteers:
  • Recruiters: The main task of a recruiter is to teach users that have never reviewed a Good article nomination how to review one. To become a recruiter, all you have to do is meet this criteria. If we don't get at least 5-10 recruiters to start off with, the Recruitment Centre will not open. If interested, make sure you meet the criteria, read the process and add your name to the list of recruiters. (One of the great things about being a recruiter is that there is no set requirement of what must be taught and when. Instead, all the content found in the process section is a guideline of the main points that should be addressed during a recruitment session...you can also take an entire different approach if you wish!) If you think you will not have the time to recruit any users at this time but are still interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still add your name to the list of recruiters but just fill in the "Status" parameter with "Not Available".
  • Co-Director: The current Director for the centre is me (Dom497). Another user that would be willing to help with some of the tasks would be helpful. Tasks include making sure recruiters are doing what they should be (teaching!), making sure all recruitments are archived correctly, updating pages as needed, answering any questions, and distributing the feedback form. If interested, please contact me (Dom497).
  • Nominators, please read this: If you are not interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still help. In some cases a nominator may have an issue with an "inexperienced" editor (the recruitee) reviewing one of their nominations. To minimize the chances of this happening, if you are fine with a recruitee reviewing one of your nominations under the supervision of the recruiter, please add your name to the list at the bottom of this page. By adding your name to this list, chances are that your nomination will be reviewed more quickly as the recruitee will be asked to choose a nomination from the list of nominators that are OK with them reviewing the article.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing this program bring new reviewers to the Good article community and all the positive things it will bring along.

A message will be sent out to all recruiters regarding the date when the Recruitment Centre will open when it is determined. The message will also contain some further details to clarify things that may be a bit confusing.--Dom497 (talk)

This message was sent out by --EdwardsBot (talk) 01:13, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

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49 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Tanya McQueen (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more images Please add more wikilinks Please add more sources Stub
367 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Start Angry Birds Toons (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more wikilinks Please add more sources Stub
7 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Stub The Larry Sanders Show (season 2) (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more images Please add more wikilinks Please add more sources Stub
56 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Tagbilaran Airport (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more sources Stub
22 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Willoughby Smith (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more images Please add more wikilinks Please add more sources Stub

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We have changed the number of suggested articles and which categories they are selected from. The number of stubs has been greatly reduced, the number of articles needing sources doubled, and two new categories added (orphans and unencyclopaedic articles). We have also modified the layout of the suggestions and added sortable columns with various types of information about each article. The first two columns are:

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Quality 
Predicted article quality on a 1- to 3-star scale. Placing your cursor over the stars should give you a pop-up describing the article's quality (Low/Medium/High), current assessment class, and predicted assessment class.

The method we use to predict article quality also allows us to assess whether an article might need specific types of work in order to improve its quality. The work needed might not correspond to cleanup tags added to the article, since our method is not based on those. We have added five columns reflecting this work assessment, where a red X indicates improvement is needed. Placing your cursor over an X should give you a pop-up with a short description of the work needed. The five columns seek to answer the following five questions:

Content 
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WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

Good Article Recruitment - Completion Award.png
Hello! Now, some of you might have already received a similar message a little while ago regarding the Recruitment Centre, so if you have, there is no need to read the rest of this. This message is directed to users who have reviewed over 15 Good article nominations and are not part of WikiProject Good articles (the first message I sent out went to only WikiProject members).

So for those who haven't heard about the Recruitment Centre yet, you may be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around it (to the right). The answer? WikiProject Good articles will be launching a Recruitment Centre very soon! The centre will allow all users to be taught how to review Good article nominations by experts just like you! However, in order for the Recruitment Centre to open in the first place, we need some volunteers:

  • Recruiters: The main task of a recruiter is to teach users that have never reviewed a Good article nomination how to review one. To become a recruiter, all you have to do is meet this criteria. If we don't get at least 5-10 recruiters to start off with (at the time this message was sent out, 2 recruiters have volunteered), the Recruitment Centre will not open. If interested, make sure you meet the criteria, read the process and add your name to the list of recruiters. (One of the great things about being a recruiter is that there is no set requirement of what must be taught and when. Instead, all the content found in the process section is a guideline of the main points that should be addressed during a recruitment session...you can also take an entire different approach if you wish!) If you think you will not have the time to recruit any users at this time but are still interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still add your name to the list of recruiters but just fill in the "Status" parameter with "Not Available".
  • Co-Director: The current Director for the centre is me (Dom497). Another user that would be willing to help with some of the tasks would be helpful. Tasks include making sure recruiters are doing what they should be (teaching!), making sure all recruitments are archived correctly, updating pages as needed, answering any questions, and distributing the feedback form. If interested, please contact me (Dom497).
  • Nominators, please read this: If you are not interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still help. In some cases a nominator may have an issue with an "inexperienced" editor (the recruitee) reviewing one of their nominations. To minimize the chances of this happening, if you are fine with a recruitee reviewing one of your nominations under the supervision of the recruiter, please add your name to the list at the bottom of this page. By adding your name to this list, chances are that your nomination will be reviewed more quickly as the recruitee will be asked to choose a nomination from the list of nominators that are OK with them reviewing the article.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing this program bring new reviewers to the Good article community and all the positive things it will bring along.

A message will be sent out to all recruiters regarding the date when the Recruitment Centre will open when it is determined. The message will also contain some further details to clarify things that may be a bit confusing.--Dom497 (talk)

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Michael,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Wacht am Rhein map (Opaque).svg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on June 25, 2013. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2013-06-26. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:16, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

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163 Quality: Low, Assessed class: List, Predicted class: Start Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (season 2) (talk) Please create proper section headings Please add more images Please add more sources Expand
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55 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Tagbilaran Airport (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more sources Stub
8 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Start Leave It to Beaver (season 6) (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more images Please add more wikilinks Please add more sources Stub
49 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Ed Sanders (television carpenter) (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more images Please add more wikilinks Please add more sources Stub
9 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Stub The Larry Sanders Show (season 2) (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more images Please add more wikilinks Please add more sources Stub
9 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Unassessed, Predicted class: Stub The Larry Sanders Show (season 6) (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more images Please add more wikilinks Please add more sources Stub
45 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Start Daniel Kucan (talk) Please add more content Please create proper section headings Please add more images Please add more wikilinks Please add more sources Stub

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Views/Day 
Daily average number of views an article's had over the past 14 days.
Quality 
Predicted article quality on a 1- to 3-star scale. Placing your cursor over the stars should give you a pop-up describing the article's quality (Low/Medium/High), current assessment class, and predicted assessment class.

The method we use to predict article quality also allows us to assess whether an article might need specific types of work in order to improve its quality. The work needed might not correspond to cleanup tags added to the article, since our method is not based on those. We have added five columns reflecting this work assessment, where a red X indicates improvement is needed. Placing your cursor over an X should give you a pop-up with a short description of the work needed. The five columns seek to answer the following five questions:

Content 
Is more content needed?
Headings 
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Images 
Is the number of illustrative images about right?
Links 
Does this article link to enough other Wikipedia articles?
Sources 
For its length, is there an appropriate number of citations to sources in this article?

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXVII, June 2013[edit]

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