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5.18 RPM according to EnterpriseyBot 15:01, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

Arctic Zero follow-up[edit]

Just wanted to say that the polices and guidelines on COI editing are perfectly OK and make sense, it's their implementation that is screwed up. -- Bbarmadillo (talk) 17:38, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

ORCP Comments[edit]

Just a brief explanation - I checked out Yourmistake's contributions and was able to AGF they were trying to work out where their article went. Jarmusic2, conversely, has engaged in disruptive editing, vandalism and personal attacks, and while responding in kind wasn't big and clever (let alone bad practice for an admin) I decided the issue needed knocking on the head. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:17, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

Duly noted, fair enough! talk to !dave 11:58, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

I had a look through your contributions to see how likely a successful RfA would go. There's nothing particularly amiss in the usual areas (content, AfD, CSD, admin page contributions) aside from a couple of suggestions to dial back on the non-admin AfD relists a bit, one article you created that was then deleted (Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Life of Boris) and of course that block. I think you stopped hammering the Huggle button like you're playing Daley Thompson's Decathlon after that and realised you needed to slow down a bit. I think communication is the one area you might want to look into a bit - most of your user talk contributions are the standard Twinkle boilerplate. As an admin you have to be able to respond to complaints in a calm and reasoned manner. I don't mind you being a low-rent version of Martinevans123 (if that's what you really want); it's important to have a laugh around here and enjoy yourself, but when the circumstances require you to be serious, you've got to do it. As you can see from Cordless Larry's RfA in particular, the intelligent and thought-out answers to the questions have drawn a substantial amount of support; without that, he could have been in trouble.

I would say keep doing what you're doing and maybe a year after the block (which'll be in about October / November) we'll see where we are. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 21:22, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

Will email you back. talk to !dave 21:35, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

New Page Review Newsletter No.10[edit]

Hello My name is not dave, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

ACTRIAL:

  • ACTRIAL's six month experiment restricting new page creation to (auto)confirmed users ended on 14 March. As expected, a greatly increased number of unsuitable articles and candidates for deletion are showing up in the feed again, and the backlog has since increased already by ~30%. Please consider reviewing a few extra articles each day.

Paid editing

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Help with edits...[edit]

Hello! It's P135860. I am not here to rant about you removing my edit, as I have seen your standings and agree with them on my talk page. What I WOULD like to ask though is how I remove an edit, as in, completely erasing it from Wikipedia history. It has nothing to do with the edit itself, more the fact that my IP address is visible. I created this account to recreate the edit done when I did NOT have one, thus showing my IP. Yes, I was aware it would be showed in the audit logs, but now, considering I have an account, I'd like someone to remove my edit completely to avoid my IP being visible. You seem to know a lot more about Wikipedia than me, as I have practically no knowledge about editing, so help is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!P135860 (talk) 22:05, 31 March 2018 (UTC)

Ah bollocks, I forgot to say that I emailed an admin to get him to remove your IP address from public view. Meet Oshwah. He'll be around soon to remove it. Thanks, talk to !dave 22:06, 31 March 2018 (UTC)

Check[edit]

this and the note on the ticket.Best,~ Winged BladesGodric 10:55, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

Yeah I replied. talk to !dave 15:12, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Womble bond dickinson.svg[edit]

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@ShakespeareFan00: It was removed randomly. Primefac restored it. talk to !dave 14:25, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg talk to !dave 14:27, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
There's a lot of that going around (250 to be precise). I made it through 20 files (saving about 8) before quitting. Primefac (talk) 14:52, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
Well that is odd. talk to !dave 15:08, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

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DYK nomination of Anvar Artykov[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Anvar Artykov 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) 21:30, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

Please see new note on your DYK nomination. Yoninah (talk) 15:03, 27 April 2018 (UTC)

Anvar Artykov[edit]

Hi, I tweaked your hook in prep because I thought it was interesting/important to mention he was elected as a "people's governor". Hope that's okay with you. Yoninah (talk) 23:09, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

@Yoninah: Yeah I'm fine with anything here, go ahead :) talk to !dave 17:59, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
@My name is not dave: thanks. You get the Easy to Please Award! Yoninah (talk) 20:23, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Anvar Artykov[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 2 May 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Anvar Artykov, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in 2005, Kyrgyz politician Anvar Artykov was elected as a "people's governor" of Osh Region, only to be detained a day later by the police? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Anvar Artykov. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Anvar Artykov), 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.11 25 May 2018[edit]

Hello My name is not dave, 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

  • Do bear in mind that articles in the feed showing the trash can icon may have been tagged by inexperienced or non NPR rights holders. They require your further verification.

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.

Subject-specific notability guidelines

  • 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.
  • Reviewers are requested to familiarise themselves with the new version of the notability guidelines for organisations and companies.

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

  • Development is underway by the WMF on upgrades to the New Pages Feed, in particular ORES features that will help to identify COPYVIOs, and more granular options for selecting articles to review.
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NPP Backlog Elimination Drive[edit]

Hello My name is not dave, 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.

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Where u did not find notability[edit]

I have provided you enough references to the artical [swathi naidu(anchor)] They are many sources given to you Besteditor (talk) 13:09, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

The person who rejected it should tell you the problem. talk to !dave 13:10, 16 June 2018 (UTC)


I replied on Dave's talk page only who is dave here. Besteditor (talk) 13:15, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

@Lingalanga: This is my own talk page. You initially posted to your own talk page. I replied to your post. The Mighty Glen will give a further explanation at Draft:Swathi Naidu. Thanks. talk to !dave 13:23, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.12 30 July 2018[edit]

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

Hello My name is not dave, 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
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Nomination of TheReportOfTheWeek for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article TheReportOfTheWeek is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/TheReportOfTheWeek (2nd nomination) until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article.  Velella  Velella Talk   09:30, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.13 18 September 2018[edit]

Hello My name is not dave, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

The New Page Feed currently has 2700 unreviewed articles, up from just 500 at the start of July. For a while we were falling behind by an average of about 40 articles per day, but we have stabilised more recently. Please review some articles from the back of the queue if you can (Sort by: 'Oldest' at Special:NewPagesFeed), as we are very close to having articles older than one month.

Project news
As part of this project, the feed will have some larger updates to functionality next month. Specifically, ORES predictions will be built in, which will automatically flag articles for potential issues such as vandalism or spam. Copyright violation detection will also be added to the new page feed. See the projects's talk page for more info.
Other
Moving to Draft and Page Mover
  • Some unsuitable new articles can be best reviewed by moving them to the draft space, but reviewers need to do this carefully and sparingly. It is most useful for topics that look like they might have promise, but where the article as written would be unlikely to survive AfD. If the article can be easily fixed, or if the only issue is a lack of sourcing that is easily accessible, tagging or adding sources yourself is preferable. If sources do not appear to be available and the topic does not appear to be notable, tagging for deletion is preferable (PROD/AfD/CSD as appropriate). See additional guidance at WP:DRAFTIFY.
  • If the user moves the draft back to mainspace, or recreates it in mainspace, please do not re-draftify the article (although swapping it to maintain the page history may be advisable in the case of copy-paste moves). AfC is optional except for editors with a clear conflict of interest.
  • Articles that have been created in contravention of our paid-editing-requirements or written from a blatant NPOV perspective, or by authors with a clear COI might also be draftified at discretion.
  • The best tool for draftification is User:Evad37/MoveToDraft.js(info). Kindly adapt the text in the dialogue-pop-up as necessary (the default can also be changed like this). Note that if you do not have the Page Mover userright, the redirect from main will be automatically tagged as CSD R2, but in some cases it might be better to make this a redirect to a different page instead.
  • The Page Mover userright can be useful for New Page Reviewers; occasionally page swapping is needed during NPR activities, and it helps avoid excessive R2 nominations which must be processed by admins. Note that the Page Mover userright has higher requirements than the NPR userright, and is generally given to users active at Requested Moves. Only reviewers who are very experienced and are also very active reviewers are likely to be granted it solely for NPP activities.
List of other useful scripts for New Page Reviewing

  • Twinkle provides a lot of the same functionality as the page curation tools, and some reviewers prefer to use the Twinkle tools for some/all tasks. It can be activated simply in the gadgets section of 'preferences'. There are also a lot of options available at the Twinkle preferences panel after you install the gadget.
  • In terms of other gadgets for NPR, HotCat is worth turning on. It allows you to easily add, remove, and change categories on a page, with name suggestions.
  • MoreMenu also adds a bunch of very useful links for diagnosing and fixing page issues.
  • User:Equazcion/ScriptInstaller.js(info): Installing scripts doesn't have to be complicated. Go to your common.js and copy importScript( 'User:Equazcion/ScriptInstaller.js' ); into an empty line, now you can install all other scripts with the click of a button from the script page! (Note you need to be at the ".js" page for the script for the install button to appear, not the information page)
  • User:TheJosh/Scripts/NewPagePatrol.js(info): Creates a scrolling new pages list at the left side of the page. You can change the number of pages shown by adding the following to the next line on your common.js page (immediately after the line importing this script): npp_num_pages=20; (Recommended 20, but you can use any number from 1 to 50).
  • User:Primefac/revdel.js(info): Is requesting revdel complicated and time consuming? This script helps simplify the process. Just have the Copyvio source URL and go to the history page and collect your diff IDs and you can drop them into the script Popups and it will create a revdel request for you.
  • User:Lourdes/PageCuration.js(info): Creates a "Page Curation" link to Special:NewPagesFeed up near your sandbox link.
  • User:Writ Keeper/Scripts/deletionFinder.js: Creates links next to the title of each page which show up if it has been previously deleted or nominated for deletion.
  • User:Evad37/rater.js(info): A fantastic tool for adding WikiProject templates to article talk pages. If you add: rater_autostartNamespaces = 0; to the next line on your common.js, the prompt will pop up automatically if a page has no Wikiproject templates on the talk page (note: this can be a bit annoying if you review redirects or dab pages commonly).

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