User talk:Miniapolis

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This is the talk page for Miniapolis, who is proud to be a Wikipedia editor. Although I can be reached by email, I prefer keeping discussions on-wiki as much as possible. Due to time constraints, I no longer accept direct copyedit requests; please list articles requiring copyediting for GAN, FAC and the like on the Guild of Copy Editors request page (and consider pitching in with the GOCE, which can always use more help!). Since I take the occasional wikibreak, feel free to undo any administrative action I've taken as you see fit.
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The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]


Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:33, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Miniapolis.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Miniapolis. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

edit conflict – no bad[edit]

Hi. I like your edits on Nalini Prava Deka. I'd "called dibs" for the article on the drive page a half-hour before you and was working offline (I don't have the best internet connection). But no harm, no foul. I feel your changes are better than mine. And actually, this is kind of ideal for me because I just finished so it's like having you check my work again! If it's okay, please give me a shout when you've finished and I'll add in anything I found that you might have missed. Thanks! – Reidgreg (talk) 22:21, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

Okay. I always check the history before I "claim" an article and remove the {{copy edit}} tag; you may want to do the same, and remove the tag for an article you're interested in copyediting. I'll ping you on your talk page when I'm done. All the best, Miniapolis 00:36, 25 November 2016 (UTC)


Hello, Miniapolis -- I wanted to ask you about something. I thought that, when there are more than one person in a photo, and the caption mentions the names of one (or more) of the people in the image, it is a good idea to indicate which one is which with at least one word, "right" and/or "left". I also thought that normally, those words ("right", "left") are in italics. I thought I remembered seeing that in art books and catalogs. I don't understand the reason for using regular font for "right" and "left". See MOS:CAPTION, the section "Formatting of captions", third bulleted item:

The text of captions should not be specially formatted, except in ways that would apply if it occurred in the main text (e.g., italics for the Latin name of a species).


Albert Namatjira, right, with portraitist William Dargie
Albert Namatjira, right, with portraitist William Dargie

Which looks better to you? An editor removed the italics from "right" that I had added. See [1]. According to MOS:CAPTION, he's right, but I prefer the italics.  – Corinne (talk) 02:37, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

I agree with you; italicizing "right" makes it easy to see that it's a "stage direction" and not part of the caption itself. My interpretation of MOS:CAPTION is that entire captions shouldn't be italicized. These things aren't carved in stone; you could discuss it with the editor who removed the italics or start an RFC on the MOS talk page (if you do, please let me know so I can weigh in). All the best, Miniapolis 03:52, 26 November 2016 (UTC)
Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style#How to indicate which person is which in a caption.  – Corinne (talk) 03:29, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]