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not you...[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 04:57, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 January 2017[edit]

Category:2000 births[edit]

I know its not for user articles but I like it on mine. I don't go around and edit your User Page. Caleb Woods (talk) 15:29, 26 January 2017 (UTC)Caleb Woods

The Signpost: 6 February 2017[edit]

if you'd like...[edit]

WikiProject Scouting Philippines.pngThis user is or was involved in Scouting in the Philippines.

--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 10:53, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your wonderful work in updating infoboxes. Magioladitis (talk) 17:18, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Help requested[edit]

Maybe you could help with Category:United States articles with deprecated tags? I can even provide you a script if needed. -- Magioladitis (talk) 14:25, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Magioladitis I don't understand how this category is filled. For the political articles, I know that I'm working from one template (or its children (which are a pain)) and that the articles that have a problem are at Category:Pages using infobox political party with unknown parameters and/or Category:Political party articles using deprecated parameters. This seems to be *much* wider and from looking at the first article, the category is on the talk page with no indication when the article is edited as to what is the problem.

Example. The category in fact contains all wrap templates of {{WikiProject United States}}. User:Magioladitis/WikiProjects provides a custom module to bypass redirects to WikiProjects. If this is run to the category it should fix 90-95% of them. There is a chance that new redirects were created recently. -- Magioladitis (talk) 14:34, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Magioladitis, I'm still not quite sure on how this is run, I'll take more of a look after I go through the article infobox fixes.Naraht (talk) 15:43, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Logo removals[edit]

Hi. Edits like this get the logo removed, which leads to deletions of Fair Use image. --Soman (talk) 07:26, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

Wikiproject![edit]

Hello, Naraht! I saw you recently edited a page related to the Green party and green politics. There is a new WikiProject that has been formed - WikiProject Green Politics and I thought this might be something you'd be interested in joining! So please head on over to the project page and take a look! Thanks for your time. Me-123567-Me (talk) 20:54, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

Me-123567-Me , thanks, but not at this time. I'm currently working on a WikiGnome-like project fixing the depreciated and unused fields in infoboxes.Naraht (talk) 21:00, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

Left Party (France)[edit]

Hey. The seat counts of the party can be added in manually, in the standard party infobox. Neither PS nor LR use the French-specific infobox, so if that's your main concern, then you could easily copy-paste the code from those articles, and modify it to suit PG's seat count. The reason why I reverted your edit is that it removed the party's logo, and the colored lines in the infobox. Μαρκος Δ (talk) 17:52, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Now I've added the seats to the standard infobox. Cheers :) Μαρκος Δ (talk) 17:59, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 27 February 2017[edit]

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Profess[edit]

this is wrong Profess = Professional students, not faculty! Frietjes (talk) 16:33, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Frietjes OK. What *should* they be counted as in the infoboxes, because there are infoboxes with both profess and graduate students. Just nuke them?Naraht (talk) 16:35, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
yes, just nuke them or use |other_students=. hopefully you kept track of all the pages you changed. Frietjes (talk) 16:36, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
Frietjes I do keep track, also, I was at one point turning faculties into faculty, but undid those since it appears to be closer to "constitutent colleges", agreed?Naraht (talk) 16:37, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
yes, faculties is probably constituent colleges. by the way, this one was probably okay. the problem is that without context, it's difficult to know what "profess" means. Frietjes (talk) 16:38, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
Agreed. And if I don't know, then deletion is probably best. (Trying to clean out the Category:Pages using infobox university with unknown parameters)
I would say either (1) inspect it to make sure the transformation makes sense, or (2) just comment it out. and, you appear to be adding many articles to Category:Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls, which is another sign that there could be a problem, since the parameter may already exist. Frietjes (talk) 16:41, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
FrietjesFor the transformation, I did try to look to see if faculty already existed, but apparently not well enough. I need to back through the dup pages to check. Thanx.Naraht (talk) 16:43, 13 March 2017 (UTC)Naraht (talk) 16:43, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Help desk: How to flip tables[edit]

I tried doing that and it worked, but you have to link everything again. Excel also formats the records as dates, turning 12-4 into Dec. 4. WikiOriginal-9 (talk) 22:00, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

WikiOriginal-9 Yup. Not perfect. I'd also drop the entire text into a UNIX file and use a unix command that outputs the results in reverse order of lines. I'd had tables that have gone back and forth between Excel and UNIX/with vi several times before I've gotten them working. See List of Alpha Phi Omega chapters (geographical)Naraht (talk) 23:24, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Giannena[edit]

Hello ΠΑΕ is an economic term. AE (Anonymos etaireia) means "private company". P is for Podosferikos (football) So PAE means football private company. It is used for football teams to show that they are professional

Now abt a possible mix of greek and latin letters, it may happens because of their similarity

Greco22 (talk) 16:17, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

What were you trying to do here?[edit]

With this edit, your replaced all the categories on this page with links to the categories, breaking the category tree, and your edit summary seems to be completely unrelated to what you were doing. Was this an automated edit? If so, you might want to go back and make sure you haven't done the same thing to any other pages. —swpbT 19:33, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

swpb It was part of an effort to eliminate polluted categories (by doing that to the userspace pages in such categories rather than to the categories themselves). I thought that I had cleaned up my mistakes from that effort, thank you for catching that one.Naraht (talk) 20:15, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Edge is not Explorer[edit]

You said "Edge (or whatever they are calling Internet Explorer now)". Ever since I got my new computer, I don't get to use Explorer. Actually, Explorer will come up in certain situations, but it performed very poorly until my phone company upgraded my speed without charging me more.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 20:54, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:Craig Anderson (2)[edit]

Hello, Naraht. It has been over six months since you last edited your Articles for Creation draft article submission, "Craig Anderson".

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. —MRD2014 talk contribs 00:53, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 9 June 2017[edit]

Help with a link[edit]

Hi Naraht. I've a puzzle for you. Do you know why this link: New York wouldn't show up properly on this page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Phi_Sigma_Kappa_chapters#List_of_Chapters
I've recently adjusted it from [[New York (state)|New York]] to [[New York]], but either way, the wikilink doesn't show up properly within the table for any of the 15 or so times it is used. I cut-and-pasted the letters directly and am using what appears to be the right format for that template, but to no avail. Hmmm? Jax MN (talk) 21:07, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

Jax MN. 1) The issue is that you were using lowercase state rather than upper case state. But 2) You should change it back, I think. See Talk:New_York#Proposed_action_to_resolve_incorrect_incoming_links Naraht (talk) 21:18, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

Re: Golden Key[edit]

Well, if I find positive press coverage, I'm willing to add it, but none of the independent sourcing is written from the standpoint that they're doing much of anything good these days. I have university access to the full Chronicle article, and I did actually include some backstory about the original vision, which, at least in theory, sounds rather noble - an antidote to the old-boy elitism of Ye Olde Honoure Societies, by basing membership strictly on merits. I think all I have to do is state nom withdrawn and the AfD regulars will take care of the rest - sometimes it takes a day or so. Chubbles (talk) 19:41, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 23 June 2017[edit]

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hi Naraht,
    Just want to thank you so much, for your help.  Wow! After 53,000 edits!  Yikes!  That is most impressive. Trying to interact w/Wikipedia seems "pretty Greek to me!" I am still basically clueless, but should I go directly to source and ask for permission to include part of article on a Wikipedia page? Eapanus (talk) 21:42, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 15 July 2017[edit]

12:19:13, 17 July 2017 review of submission by Idastorehaug[edit]


As you will se from references used in the article, the SppS is defined as a distinct infrastructure at CERN, and not equivalent to the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS). The article is justified, I think, because Carlo Rubbia wan the 1984 Nobel Prize in Physics on the conception and construction of the new CERN collider in itself. If I were to give justice to the collider in the SPS-article, it would mean substantially changing, and in my opinion degrading – because it might confuse the reader regarding how SPS is run now vs. in the 80s, the article. I think it would be much more orderly to create one article about the collider (1981-1990), and keep the article on the synchrotron, and link between the two of them. Idastorehaug (talk) 12:33, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Elizabeth Hemmerdinger[edit]

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Not completely sure what happened. I moved Elizabeth Hemmerdinger to Draft:Elizabeth Hemmerdinger since it had AFC type templates on it.Naraht (talk) 21:01, 17 July 2017 (UTC)
Robert McClenon Naraht (talk) 21:01, 17 July 2017 (UTC)
You moved it leaving a redirect. The redirect was then blanked, leaving an empty page. If you have the Page Mover privilege, then a page that is moved from article space to draft space should be moved without leaving a redirect. As it is, either a redirect or a null page has to be deleted. Oh well. Robert McClenon (talk) 21:12, 17 July 2017 (UTC)
Robert McClenon You are right, it should have been moved without redirect.Naraht (talk) 21:38, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Iota Tau Kappa[edit]

Hello Naraht,

I'm writing in regards to the Wikipedia page titled 'Iota Tau Kappa' that I have created and invested countless hours into in order to refine the content so it may be deemed "notable" by editors such as yourself. Being that Iota Tau Kappa is a fairly young fraternity as well as a strictly local organization there is limited source material available online as well as in local library systems. The page was created as a tribute to Iota Tau Kappa's alumni that were active during strenuous times in United States history as well as to our brothers that gave their lives in the service of their country. With that being said I was hoping that you could allow fair passage for Iota Tau Kappa's Wikipedia page so that our alumni may reflect on the origins of our fraternity and the years of past. It would mean the world to the families of Robert D. Cicio and Kevin P. Coulman to see that their lives and their service is remembered as well as known to the public. Thank you.


Regards,

MP Mau5 (talk) 18:33, 21 July 2017 (UTC)MP Mau5

MP Mau5 I appreciate your efforts to attempt to collect information in one place. As I indicated in my message on your talk page, the issue is that only a few of the references are *about* Iota Tau Kappa and show its notability. References that talk about the Blacklist that don't relate directly to Iota Tau Kappa should be on a page of their own, and alumni whose references don't show that they are Iota Tau Kappa brothers don't belong either. In terms of places to check for further notability, I'd suggest tracking down the archives of the campus newspaper (The State Times, I believe), the yearbook (Oneontan?) and the city of Oneonta newspaper (The Daily Star). The records do *not* (repeat *NOT*) have to be online and I'd suggest the Milne Library as a starting point and possibly Sean Gallagher as well (since I'm sure his research into the blacklist is probably superior to that of the Milne Library).
Drafts are only deleted if they go six months without editing, so there isn't much of a deadline here. I'm quite happy to help with research suggestions and for references found to help improve the article based on them. I like seeing articles about Greek Letter Organizations be added, but *this* one, if created and then proposed for deletion, I couldn't argue to keep. So rather than have that happen, I'd like to keep it in draft form as additional notability references are looked for.
Another option in the mean time is to have a website separate from wikipedia, wiki software based or not with the information that you've found so far on it. 20:08, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Black people and Mormonism[edit]

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Sorry![edit]

Hey there! My laptop had to be sent off for repairs, and unfortunately I've discovered mobile editing is rather clumsy in my opinion. However, I'm back and will be responding to all of your messages shortly. Thanks for your help on Tau Sigma Delta, the page could really use it. Don't help me, help the bear. 23:55, 2 August 2017 (UTC)

HelpTheBear, you let Real Life get in the way of Wikipedia? Horrors. :)Naraht (talk) 10:21, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 5 August 2017[edit]

Nomination of Cardinal Newman High School (Columbia, South Carolina) for deletion[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Black people and Mormonism[edit]

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Your help desk question[edit]

I create a lot of redirects too. I couldn't quite understand what you were asking, but it would be nice for me to see what articles, as opposed to redirects, I have created. It may be whatever you're trying to do would benefit me too.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 20:33, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

VchimpanzeeI was trying to find out how I could turn redirects off, so (as an example) that I would go to the Phi Beta Kappa page rather than being redirected to Phi Beta Kappa Society.
  1. Click on a link to Phi Beta Kappa
  2. Put Phi Beta Kappa in the search box and hit return
  3. Type in https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Phi_Beta_Kappa into the bar and *stay* there.

The addition to my common.js done in https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Naraht/common.js&diff=prev&oldid=798031132 accomplished the first.Naraht (talk) 11:03, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 6 September 2017[edit]

Speedy deletion nomination of Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha[edit]

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I moved the infobox (which you expressed an interest in using in future iterations) to this page. Feel free to copy/paste it back to its original location. Primefac (talk) 14:21, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

for getting me started on fixing the references at World's Columbian Exposition . On another plane I am just back from the eye doctor where they filled my eyes with stuff that made them go VA-VOOM, so my first attempt to work at it was a dismal failure. However I will get lunch and have at it as my eyes get back to being themselves. Thanks again, Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 20:08, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

Carptrash There is at least one other method as well, having the Book and its info in a bibliography and then having the references refer to the book with pages in the ref. See Robert E. Lee for an example. I prefer the method that I did, others prefer the second. The only thing is make sure you're only using one of the two methods in an article.Naraht (talk) 20:18, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, I would prefer NOT to have a choice. it's like riding in the car with my wife and asking, "Which why do I turn here?" And getting back , "Well you could go this way or that way or . . ." One is plenty, thank you. Carptrash (talk) 21:05, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
OK, it is your choice not to have a choice. :)Naraht (talk) 21:18, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

Motto as a username[edit]

Re Andpizesoe (talk · contribs): Just for comparison, do you think "Finger Lickin Good" would be an acceptable username for somebody editing the KFC article? "I'm a Pepper", "Always One of a Kind", or "Larry Culpepper" for the Dr Pepper article? —C.Fred (talk) 21:22, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

I'd say that they had COI, but do *not* think they rise to a bad username. A bad username should be a bad username regardless of what articles they edit.Naraht (talk) 21:30, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

Hell's Kitchen[edit]

Hi, long time no speak. If you're still following Hell's Kitchen, I would appreciate your input at Talk:Hell's Kitchen (U.S. season 8)#Recaps where there is a discussion about removal of the links to episode recaps that were added in 2013. Thanks. --AussieLegend () 04:10, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

The recaps seem OK to me.Naraht (talk) 12:29, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
The other editor has seen fit to post at the discussion now. Could you please post your comments there so we can have some more input? --AussieLegend () 20:02, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

Epsilon Tau Pi[edit]

Hi, just saw your message on my page asking about the ETPi chairmen in 2001 and 2003. I'll ask around in the NEB and try to find out. Perhaps our current chairman remembers.

216.47.201.26 (talk) 16:35, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

Thanx!Naraht (talk) 21:11, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

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Sigma Pi page question[edit]

Long time, no talk. Hope you are well. Would you mind taking a look at the last edit done to the Sigma Pi page in the Controversies section? I'm concerned about the amount of times the accuser's name is mentioned, or whether it needs to be mentioned at all. The user making the edit only has two edits to their credit.Gooseneck41 (talk) 1:54, 16 October2017 (UTC)

I may want to take more of a deep dive into it, but I'm going to start by saying I don't consider totalfratmove to be a reliable source. The article prior to that has two reliable sources (and the school newspaper seems to be the primary source *for* totalfratmove and seems to cover things adequately. I'm going to revert.Naraht (talk) 14:33, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for taking a look at it. Another question, in my opinion the controversies at the University of Missouri and Illinois Wesleyan are not notable since they were only covered by local news outlets and aren't that important. Would it be appropriate for me to delete them or should that be left up to another user since I am a member of the organization? Thanks again for your time.Gooseneck41 (talk) 12:55, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Wimp_Factor_14[edit]

Hi Randolph,

I am writing in regards to a Wikipedia entry for a Pittsburgh folk-pop group. Our band write-up has been declined by Wikipedia 3 times this year. The most recent decline on October 6 had your name (Naraht) attached to it, and it said that no changes had been made, when there had been.

We’ve noticed that your alma mater is Carnegie Mellon University, hooray! The bandname is Wimp Factor 14, and between years 1989-1994 most of the band attended Carnegie Mellon. Could you please lend a hand to your fellow CMU Tartans, and make it possible for us to be accepted into the Wiki catalogue? You can do this I believe either by letting our (what seems to be) very well written and referenced entry pass through your editing, or could you please provide SPECIFIC ways that we can re-word our sources in the document?

The notices I get back with Wiki's rejection are all over the map with a wide variety of suggestions; I am not sure onto which specifics there is to be focus, if there actually needs to be.

Thank you for your time,

Garrett

Catalinamoreno88 (talk) 01:47, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

Catalinamoreno88 My rejection was because there had been nothing added to the article other than a resubmission since Drewmutt had rejected it. See the history (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Draft:Wimp_Factor_14&action=history )
As for helping, we can work together, but then someone else would need to review. The references are actually pretty good for the band, the issue isn't the references, it is Notability. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Notability_(music). Unfortunately, the Harvard Crimson article counts as a school newspaper (albeit a fairly well known one) and should be kept but https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/91039834/ or https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/89930636/ from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette might count for notabilbity. (The OCR isn't great, but if we can find better), but not sure if http://www.post-gazette.com/frontpage/2004/03/26/Local-Scene-3-26-04/stories/200403260159 would. (googling for "Wimp Factor 14", Pittsburgh and gazette brought up probably your best bets). You don't need the newspaper to be accessible online, just know which one it is.

I was at CMU from 1986 to 1990. Go Tartans! Naraht (talk) 02:30, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

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Re:Golden Key[edit]

Hi! Yeah, like I predicted at the AfD, I would need to watch this page like a hawk for the rest of my life, and sure enough, four months later...It's up to you if you want to take any direct action (I don't want to end up at 3RR), but this is a total snow job; every single sentence of critique or even mildly unfavorable portrayal has been stripped from the article and replaced with bloated wording. The new editor only seems to want to talk on his own user talk page, and has had very little to say so far. Chubbles (talk) 18:18, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

Chubbles. I originally misread the first line as you having to watch this page for the rest of your life and four months after you died. (Having a coffin with access to Wikipedia would be interesting :)) Fully agree. We wait for a day or so for the response... We may want to reach out to the person who first remarked on the COI.Naraht (talk) 18:30, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

Delta Lambda[edit]

Hello Naraht,

To respond to your question earlier, and about all the edits and switches, Yes both institutions are one in the same. I have been in close contact with members from the University Of the East that have passed the baton to us after the Fraternity/ Sorority has more or less "died out" at U.E. They were overwhelmed when they were told new life would be brought into Delta Lambda, or DELTAN. The coat of arms was also resurrected after a long search, and remastered. Delta Lambda's new home is now at MSU. Thank you. Responding to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Beexj#Delta_Lambda

Naraht, I saw that you posted on my proposed page, Delta Lambda's deletion page. I would just like to ask why? This wikipedia page was a surviving wikipedia page for years, that was outdated, minimally sourced (with outdated, non-credible sources), and not frequently visited. Now I understand this is more or less of a new organization, but the fact it is based on an older organization that was grounded should allow this page to remain up. This organization is legitimate, and sources are minimal as of now to prove its legitimacy, but nonetheless, the page has many more components the page prior did not have. Help me out Naraht. Appreciate it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Beexj (talkcontribs) 19:09, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

Beexj The question is notability. The page as it was when you first posting didn't meet Wikipedia's standards of referenced notability and would have been unlikely to pass an AFD, none of the changes in regards to Michigan State have changed that. The only thing that I have seen as a reference that directly referenced Delta Lambda is a facebook page, and facebook doesn't count as a reliable source.Naraht (talk) 19:18, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

Naraht I understand there is little credibility for this organization but it is little known to the public because it has been dormant for so long, with nobody putting effort into updating the information of the organization. I noted this in the AfD page[1]. Why is this page now being brought into question after no life has been brought into it until this week? The page lacked primary sources and much legitimacy for much time without receiving any scrutiny. I just want to wonder why you or KylieTastic have not intervened with the page until this point? I've proposed to bring forward more sources as they are brought forward, but for now the sources that exist are all that are readily available. I would see it that I would not be fighting this issue tooth and nail if it weren't legitimate, I have plenty of other time consuming tasks I could be dealing with. Thank you for hearing me out. JJII (talk) 20:33, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

Beexj Why didn't it have scrutiny? Because frankly nobody noticed. There may be *thousands* of wikipedia pages which without additional secondary references would be suitable for consideration at an AFD. In fact, if you find a page lacking references or whose only reference is a facebook page, you can nominate it for an AFD. In many cases that leads to someone actually looking for references and improving the page. I've personally created more than a dozen pages for Greek Letter Organizations, and spent days looking for references in Philippine sources for Hazing Deaths in the Philippines and time working on other Philippines GLOs. For example for UP Sigma Rho, http://www.philstar.com/metro/107649/3-sigma-rhoans-charged would be a suitable reference for the existance and notability. While it is unfortunate that Hazing and other issues with RA8049 are likely to be what creates references that show notability, they do.

Naraht (talk) 21:07, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

°Naraht This is unfortunate this is the only way such things get noticed. I appreciate your passion for greek life and the components of the pages' legitimacy, that is nice. So let me ask you for some words of advice. If I have written studies pertaining to law and political societies in NCR, Philippines, but little academic journal entries are available for the sources, what should I do? This is a relatively unknown society forming into a fraternity so I can understand why there is little information on the topic. This is a real legitimate (new) fraternity in the United States and Michigan State, but how should I maintain the legitimacy of the page label? I really want to keep this in circulation on Wikipedia, as it would mean a lot to not only myself as the curator of this U.S. chapter (Alpha) but also those who are also co-founders, and pledges to come in future generations. Thank you. JJII (talk) 21:15, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

For the original group in the Philippines, see Aquila Legis (a fellow Law Fraternity (also not at a UP school) as an example. Sources do *not* have to be online, but merely have to be available without having to pay for them (and even then, there are also reference behind electronic paywalls which can be used).
I'm not sure what you mean by the legitimacy of the page label. And on a completely separate (wikipedia unrelated) question... With a change in emphasis away from specifically Law, a move across the ocean and a change (apparently) Coat of Arms, why tie the new group to Delta Lambda's history as opposed to starting fresh?Naraht (talk) 21:42, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
BeexjNaraht (talk) 21:42, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
(Comment from a passer-by.) Beexj: it appears you have confounded the difference between the "legitimacy" (as you call it) of sources, and the notability of topics. Sources must be reliable (see WP:RS for details), and, for the most part, comments on Facebook are not considered reliable, and therefor not "legitimate". On the other hand, topics must be notable. That a topic (e.g., Delta Lambda) is in some way "legitimate" (because they have proper incorporation papers?) is not significant. As Naraht said: "The question is notability." Your "it is little known to the public" – up to but not including the "because" – is, in essence, the answer: it is little known to the public. Why this is so is not significant. And trying to make it more significant by polishing the Wikipedia page is quite improper; WP is not a means of promotion.
By the way, as "curator" this chapter (and possibly co-founder?) it appears you have an interest in the topic such as might conflict with a neutral point-of-view. Check the WP:COI guidelines. ~ J. Johnson (JJ) (talk) 23:09, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

Bible and Violence[edit]

I reverted the Christopher Hitchins quote because, popularity not withstanding, he is not a scholar and is known to have frequently gotten facts wrong. Find a qualified Bible scholar or sociologist or historian that says this instead. Jenhawk777 (talk) 00:17, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Jenhawk777 not sure what you are talking about, my edit on the article was "John Hopkins" to "Johns Hopkins"Naraht (talk) 00:47, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
[[1]] This says you edited the Bible and Violence article. Was it not you? It should be reported that someone is using your name then. Jenhawk777 (talk) 03:54, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
Jenhawk777 Yes, that's mine. And all I did was add one character, an 'S' as I said. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Bible_and_violence&diff=prev&oldid=811324479 Naraht (talk) 08:37, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
Okay, that's decidedly weird--it showed up in my notifications that you had added a paragraph! Sorry to have bothered you! I will figure it out--I must have misread something. I should just go get some sleep! Jenhawk777 (talk) 09:35, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
Jenhawk777NP. You may want to talk to User:Can't sleep, clown will eat me about this. :)Naraht (talk) 09:39, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

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Caught by an open proxy block but this host or IP is not an open proxy. Trying to edit Wikipedia while logged in at a Starbucks. Not sure what the issue is.. Naraht (talk) 16:03, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

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FLC nomination review[edit]

Hello,

I know you're very active with the fraternity and sorority project, so I wanted to reach out and ask for a review on my FLC with List of Tau Kappa Epsilon brothers. It's been listed for awhile and needs additional reviews.

Thanks, Jmnbqb (talk) 13:24, 4 March 2018 (UTC) Jmnbqb

Thanks! I responded to comments. Jmnbqb (talk) 14:42, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

Editing info box on Disability Rag Entry[edit]

You offered to help with the infobox at The Disability Rag. I would like your help. I created one (see my talk page) but it had errors and I am not sure why. I put up the coding on my talk page. Could you please check it and fix it and add it to the entry? Thank you! Mjohnson145 (talk) 20:02, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

Sure.Naraht (talk) 20:16, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
Mjohnson145 What is on the left has to *exactly* match the entry in the template doc. If you pluralize it generally doesn't recognize it. (though some templates will have the plural as a separate entry which may do the same thing or not, for example citation templates that accept either page= or pages=) .Naraht (talk) 20:22, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

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Caught by an open proxy block but this host or IP is not an open proxy. Message: Editing from 69.174.87.0/24 has been blocked (disabled) by GeneralizationsAreBad for the following reason(s): "The IP address that you are currently using has been blocked because it is believed to be an open or anonymizing proxy. To prevent abuse, these proxies may be blocked from editing Wikipedia." I'm editing from home on my own wifi, and was able to edit 14 minutes ago. (I edited Sigma Sigma Sigma at 03:11 EDT, this message showed up at 03:25) and haven't changed my connection. whatsmyip.com says I'm at 69.174.87.132 Naraht (talk) 07:25, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

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problem seems to have resolved o its own. --Dlohcierekim (talk) 10:33, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

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ipquality score says proxy/vpn--Dlohcierekim (talk) 08:08, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Whatmyip says it belong]s to ScanSafe.--Dlohcierekim (talk) 08:12, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

jeez. This happened in February.--Dlohcierekim (talk) 08:18, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Dlohcierekim OK, so why does this happen only *some* of the times I'm connecting from my work laptop? As I indicated, with a gap of 14 minutes without a reconnection on my laptop, I went from being able to edit, not to? And yes, it happened in February, not sure if that indicates more of a problem or less and to what.Naraht (talk) 08:28, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
You got me there. I have no idea why this happens sometimes and then it stops. It's weird. Someone who has a greater understanding of the ip range/proxy/vpn technicalities will need to figure this out. Wish I could help, but I'm as dumbfounded as you. --Dlohcierekim (talk) 09:18, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the ping. I'm glad. --Dlohcierekim (talk) 10:31, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
Dlohcierekim and now I can edit again.Naraht (talk) 10:23, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

March 2018[edit]

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List of Alpha Phi Omega members[edit]

Hi Naraht. If you use a citation template and don't add a title the page gets flagged up in the Category "Pages with citations using unnamed parameters" and an error message appears in the reference section. You'll find that some people will attempt to fix the problem, myself included. I suggest you have a quick look at the link and you'll see that it is a PDF of a magazine called "Torch & Trefoil" which has as its main heading "National Convention in ’98". If you think there is a better heading, feel free to add it, but simply removing the title has resulted in the error returning. If you need help with referencing please feel free to ask, either directly to me or else in the Tea House. People there do not bite and (well most) are friendly and helpful. Regards, Martin of Sheffield (talk) 16:52, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

Martin of Sheffield immediately after I reverted, I edited and added in the title from the page of the Torch and Trefoil that actually contained that information (rather than to the article on the front page. I found that I added Coach Wooden to the list back in 1997 (Yes, I've been here that long), but I don't know who added the reference to the current location on apoarchive.org.
OK, I just saw the revert and the error back and assumed a rather shorter editing career. There are a couple of other errors on that page that I didn't get around to fixing at lunch time - would you like to sort them out? Regards, Martin of Sheffield (talk) 17:22, 3 May 2018 (UTC)
I'll give it a try.Naraht (talk) 17:24, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Hi, Thanks for the welcome and letting me know about things! I was actually semi-active on wiki a decade ago! However, I was approximately 11 years old and just trying to fix the wiki page for one of my favorite cartoons so we probably didn't remotely interact, but that is cool. I have a couple friends in APO, absolutely great service org. I'll stop by the project. Thanks again! originalmesshow u doin that busta rhyme? 15:44, 11 May 2018 (UTC)

Yes, I'm an Alpha Gam, although I have a couple Pi Phi friends. I know about the conflict of interest thing, but I'm pretty sure my additions have made the article more neutral, or at least I'd hope. :) Also, do you know if there's a standardized or general template for GLO article structure? originalmesshow u doin that busta rhyme? 15:51, 11 May 2018 (UTC)

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools Accreditation[edit]

Please check out the link to Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) website with accreditation confirmation for Virginia International University: http://personify.acics.org/Default.aspx?TabId=204 Hope you find it helpful. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Virintuni (talkcontribs) 00:04, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

Virintuni, whether I find it helpful or not, that information needs to be in the article as a reference to a mention that it is accredited to ACICS. See Brookline College for an example.Naraht (talk) 00:09, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

Userficiation of National APIA Panhellenic Association[edit]

Done. Steve Smith (talk) 00:03, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

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NPP Backlog Elimination Drive[edit]

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Barnstar[edit]

FSBarnstar Hires.png The Fraternity/Sorority Barnstar
I think I saw your name in the history of almost every related article. I think you've earned it! Dolotta (talk) 02:12, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

Template:Same-sex unions[edit]

OK, I see my mistake.

I had added it to the main section because it looked that footnote 8 did not have a link to it.

On a second look, there is a link to it in the Civil unions and registered partnerships section. I did not see it because the section is collapsed by default.

Thanks for catching it. JoelRabinovitch (talk) 15:31, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of List of Alpha Phi Omega chapters (geographical) for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article List of Alpha Phi Omega chapters (geographical) 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/List of Alpha Phi Omega chapters (geographical) until a consensus is reached, and anyone 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. Dolotta (talk) 22:56, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

List of Kappa Alpha Order chapters[edit]

Please do not undo automatic edits that remove links to this deleted list. Such links serve no purpose because there will not be an article there. Thanks, Sandstein 18:59, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

Sandstein The article is still here, the *talk* page has been deleted, the AFD is listed as closed but the article is still there. Note in current discussion with original proposer about the article, which means that he should have withdrawn during discussion, but *that* is a separate issue.Naraht (talk) 19:01, 28 June 2018 (UTC)
Because of a technical problem, the article was not immediately deleted, but it is now. Sandstein 19:01, 28 June 2018 (UTC)
Sandstein Request userspacing it to me while I deal with the original proposer? (User:Naraht/List of Kappa Alpha Order chapters, please.Naraht (talk) 19:02, 28 June 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, I don't do undeletions, but somebody at WP:REFUND might. Sandstein 19:05, 28 June 2018 (UTC)
Sandstein seems odd that a user level has delete but not undelete permissions, but that's an issue for another time.Naraht (talk) 19:17, 28 June 2018 (UTC)
Naraht: Sandstein can undelete just like any other admin; he just doesn't as a matter of choice, and he is not required to do so.
@Sandstein: Those of us who work at WP:REFUND won't unilaterally overturn an AFD without the administrator giving a go-ahead. Simply referring users to WP:REFUND doesn't help us much. Should we assume that your referral of users to WP:REFUND constitutes your acceptance of userfying or draftifying an article you deleted? ~Anachronist (talk) 17:50, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
Yes, if admins here consider it prudent to do so (which I generally never do, hence the referral). Sandstein 17:58, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
@Sandstein: & @Anachronist: Things just hit my watchlist. I find it interesting that a deleted article was moved into draft space when it appears that Naraht already has a copy of the article in question in their user space here. I will probably be stepping WAY back from this issue (probably no more discussion from me on the article in question any time soon). No need to ping me with any response. I've said my two bits and I'm moving on to other things. -- Dolotta (talk) 23:43, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
@Sandstein:, @Anachronist: and @Dolotta: gotten from Deletionpedia during the back and forth here so that the discussion that I was having with Sandstein could have something to reference. During the AFD, I was trying to get from him (unsuccessfully) what he felt represented enough added material that it no longer met his original reason for the AFD.Naraht (talk) 01:33, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
My views have been made known as clearly, as I am able, on Draft talk:List of Kappa Alpha Order chapters. I have nothing to add. If the article in question had been changed, I would have been more than happy to change my views. I ask, again, that I be left out of this. I asked that I not be pinged because, quite frankly I am tired of discussing this. Naraht, I wish you the best of luck. -- Dolotta (talk) 01:57, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Draft:Francisco Reynés[edit]

Hi Naraht. Some days ago, we talked about this: draft. I've been working on it... Could you review it? This businessman is important because he is Chairman and CEO of one of the top 2,000 public companies in the world by Forbes (#287), and the references show the subject's notability. --ImTheSpaceman (talk) 08:53, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

ImTheSpacemanLooks better, have you reached out to either of those who declined you? (First one would probably be better.)Naraht (talk) 09:40, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
Really? Oh, thank you! I have talked with you because you're the only who has helped me. I'll write the first one, but could you approve or accept the Draft?--ImTheSpaceman (talk) 10:33, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 June 2018[edit]

USERNOCAT[edit]

I am working from Wikipedia:Database reports/Polluted categories, but there's no way to quickly turn the whole list into an AWB batch except by manually processing each category one by one. The one you thanked me for was part of a batch of 14 or 15 userpages that were all in the same category, so I created an AWB batch for it so I could power through it more quickly — there were enough pages to deal with in that instance that it was worth taking a few minutes to make an AWB batch for it, but the only way to make it AWBable is to do the manual "load the category in AWB and then filter the results for page type" thing. So it's only worth going that route if you come across a category with a lot of userpages to clean up — the report doesn't really offer a way to generate a downloadable list of all the misfiled content apart from checking each category one by one, and if you find a category with only one or two userpages it's much less efficient to follow all the steps needed to make an AWB batch than it is to just HotCat it. Bearcat (talk) 20:25, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

Bearcat Thanx, I've worked from the Database reports, but it was rare to see one that large, and so I don't think I ever put together an AWB script. If I had done so, I think it would have simply been a [[Category:Example]] to [[:Category:Example]], using "suppress categories" template for a group seems a fairly difficult. I'm glad to see the report is now down under 1000, I'll try to work from the bottom if I get the chance this week. Also do you have any suggestions that the database report should consider to naturally be polluted and thus report?Naraht (talk) 11:52, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
Bearcat Um. I'll be waiting over .....here waiting for next Friday to see what's left. Looking at your contributions page, it looks like you covered most of them and I picked 30 or 40 to look at which were empty. Well done!Naraht (talk) 14:13, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
I covered #1 to #150 and from about #740 down. I haven't tackled anything between between 150 and 740 yet, so if you want to do some those are still needing to be checked (with, of course, the proviso that some of them might have already been cleaned by other people as well.) I'm also relieved that the list is below 1,000 for the first time in ages. Bearcat (talk) 14:47, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
BearcatThanx, I'll start from 750ish and go up, and let you know how far I get by the end of the day.Naraht (talk) 14:53, 9 July 2018 (UTC) (Oddly enough, in looking at what you wrote, the # 1 is in normal type, the # 150 is in a green backgroupd and the # 740 is in a brown one. Wierd). Agreed on glad it is that low. How do you normally set up the big ones for AWB, just add the colon?Naraht (talk) 14:53, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
Bearcat Ideas on User:Cards84664? The Utah one comes from the UTA template. Not sure on the other one and wrapping a suppress categories around the entire list gives size problems.Naraht (talk) 15:00, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
Naraht UTA had a category outside of the noinclude css parameter. For the other category, noinclude was also the case for this template, this template, and this template. Everything is as it should be now. Cards84664 (talk) 15:15, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
Cards84664, Thanx! just curious how you knew that I had this issue, I didn't make an actual edit, and I didn't use any of the ping templates...Naraht (talk)
I enabled mention alerts in my preferences, under notifications. Cards84664 (talk) 15:53, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
Apparently I do as well, but I didn't know, so apparently not as many people talk about me behind my back on Wikipedia as I thought. :)Naraht (talk) 16:07, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
Bearcat Current Status, worked my way up to the start of the 'T's at 596, *except* for those that start with Category:Templates. I *think* the last 3 need to be allowed to stand (and should be marked as OK to be polluted), but the top 4 have entries that can be fixed, but I wanted your opinion.Naraht (talk) 19:38, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

One other thing I've noticed, for the record, is that even though Category:Living people didn't get picked up on this week's run because I last cleaned it late enough on Friday that it happened to be empty at the time the report updated, it's one of those categories that has a uniquely unfortunate tendency to collect new userspace pages pretty much daily. So it's a category that should always be checked at least once a day regardless of whether it happens to be on the report or not (and since it's rarely the only category that a new userspace page has been added to, it also has the side benefit of clearing up some other newly polluted categories at the same time.) For example, I just searched it and 13 userpages had been added to it since the report ran on Saturday morning. Bearcat (talk) 22:00, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

And for a status update from my end, I've worked down from 150 to 290, but also 290 through 315 should be blown off for now because they're maintenance categories populated by maintenance templates — technically we should be trying to clear those by wrapping the category-transcluding templates in "Suppress categories" too, but that's a longer-term project which can wait until we've got the primary content categories under better control. There's no technical way to mark any category as "okay to be polluted" — the only thing we can do for any category on the list is either buckle down and clean it, or just accept that it's a permanent speed bump that will always be on the list. And I'm not a fan of tool kludge, personally. Bearcat (talk) 22:38, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
Bearcat I'll keep a look out for Category:Living people as well. Note, there does seem to be a way to mark it, see the configuration at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Database_reports/Polluted_categories/Configuration. we can add {{polluted category}} ...Naraht (talk) 03:45, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
Bearcat Current status, bottom up to 444.Naraht (talk) 14:40, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Week of 7/13 version[edit]

Bearcat What section would you like me to work on? Can't tell from your contribution if you are working from top or bottom (or have simply finished)Naraht (talk) 14:58, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
I actually got through the whole list already this weekend — despite the number being in the 600s range, what I actually found this time was an abnormally high proportion of categories that either had already been cleared by somebody else before I got to them or were erroneously picked up despite never actually having been polluted at all, so it was really easy to just blaze through them a lot faster than usual. So what I'd suggest in the meantime is to do the "keeping a daily eye on Category:Living people" thing — but when you do load the living people search, also click the checkbox for "draft" and reprocess the search, because draftspace pages have a bad habit of getting added there as well. Bearcat (talk) 15:05, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Bearcat Cool. Seriously Template:Polluted Categories will help with these that we know are bad and should stay bad. I'll keep an eye on Living people as well. The other thing that we can do is see if we can get a version of the list of the top 1000 for Draft space as well. Also, if we really want our dreams, figure out some way to tell if it is one user page in a normally mainspace cat or the other way around.Naraht (talk) 15:09, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
I asked at VPT if there was a way to add a function whereby each category would be coded for "what type of content is this supposed to contain", but I wouldn't say I got a favourable response from anybody who was eager to work on such a thing. I have learned that sometimes you can tell just by eyeballing the category's name, however — for instance, if a "Wikipedians" or "WikiProject" category shows up in the run, I already know those aren't meant for mainspace pages so I should be checking the "main search" instead of the "user search".
In draftspace we already have a partial tool through Category:AfC submissions with categories — but as far as I know that only catches drafts that have actually been submitted to the AFC review queue, not necessarily unsubmitted drafts that are still being worked on, so a "polluted categories" report for draftspace content (whether a separate one or just an addition of draft namespace to the userpage report) would still be useful). Bearcat (talk) 15:21, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Bearcat, sorry that should have been Template:Polluted category , which does exist and that the weekly generated output *does* look for. I think Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Categories may be a better place to ask for help in a "what type" marking for categories. Still for the draft space a good place to start. Not sure how we can clone the draft version, but the userspace version was improved in the last year, so we can ask that person.Naraht (talk) 16:34, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Status update as of July 21[edit]

On the new run this morning, I've cleared #1-#76 (anything that begins with a number), the music cluster (#379-387), the writers cluster (#594-599) and anything that had the words "Canada" or "Canadian" in it (#174-177 and a couple of isolated "X in Canada" further down the list) — and I've started adding the polluted category template to categories that we don't really need to concern ourselves with, so hopefully they'll drop off next run. I'm not planning to sit here all day continuing with the list, however, so if you want to do some anything I haven't mentioned above still needs checking. Bearcat (talk) 15:11, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

My sandbox[edit]

Good evening,

Please do not edit anything on my profile or sandbox without my permission.

Regards, LuisSantos24 The Commodore (talk) 00:55, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Luis Santos24 While in general users have control over their user pages and sandboxes, there are a few specific limits. One of those is that userspace pages should not be in the same categories at mainspace pages. When the article for the U.S.S. Herald of Morning moves to mainspace, the category should be restored by removing the :. See Wikipedia:Categorization#User_pages (Which is shortcutted to WP:USERNOCAT)Naraht (talk) 10:55, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

User page is not approved[edit]

Hi, May I know why I got the message that my user page is being considered in accordance with Wikipedia's deletion policy. How can I improve my user page.--Mohsin Jameel MJ (talk) 05:11, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

(talk page watcher) @Mohsin Jameel MJ: Read WP:FAKEARTICLE (and WP:NOTPROMOTION and WP:NOTWEBHOST if you are really interested). Essentially, don't format the page to look like an article and keep self-promotion to a minimum. — Godsy (TALKCONT) 05:41, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
@Mohsin Jameel MJ: If you are using the page to draft an actual article: Read Wikipedia:Writing about yourself and then move the page to Draft:Mohsin Jameel, or, personally request the page be deleted. — Godsy (TALKCONT) 05:45, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.12 30 July 2018[edit]

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

Hello Naraht, 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.
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The Signpost: 31 July 2018[edit]

Nomination of SAINT (software) for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article SAINT (software) 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/SAINT (software) 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. — Newslinger talk 13:36, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Gamma Sigma Epsilon[edit]

Notice

The article Gamma Sigma Epsilon has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

pure listcruft with horrible SHOUTING

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, pages may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the page to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 10:47, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Removed citations from Notable Controversies that don't conform to Wikipedia's NPOV requirements[edit]

I've noticed that you've restored sections of a page recently edited the section https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_Phi_Alpha#Notable_controversies which was marked as containing a potential NPOV issue. However, in the restoration of the sections you failed to respond to the Talk section for the page section in question. Would you please mind reviewing your edits, and as well add your comments and rationale for the restoration of the content. I have included the quotes from each of the cited articles that is in controversy with the original authors statement. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rattler98 (talkcontribs) 03:05, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for August 26[edit]

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The Signpost: 30 August 2018[edit]

Your help desk question[edit]

Did you ever find the answer about redlinks and regex? Sorry, I don't know how to answer, and no one responded to your question.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 21:43, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

Vchimpanzee, yes, at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Red_Link_Recovery#Finding_Redlinks_that_meet_Regex? thanx. As I thought, most were from deleted pages, but did get more ideas on groups to make pages for.Naraht (talk) 09:26, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for September 2[edit]

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NPR Newsletter No.13 18 September 2018[edit]

Hello Naraht, 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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A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Thanks for taking time to make the list of the Greek Societies in the Philippines! And for your feedback. DotiAbaya (talk) 15:32, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

Re: Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland)[edit]

For the second time, on the template located at [2], if you click on “Click here for further instructions,” instruction #4 clearly states, "Additionally, you may want to check for Wikimedia projects that use this item and then remove or, if possible, replace with a superior item.”  This deletion nomination is based upon a likely copyright violation.  (See [3]). If the deletion request fails to pass, this file can be restored onto the article immediately. What is the justification, legal or otherwise, to have a possible violation of United States copyright law active/live on Wikipedia, until its status is resolved?

Dcflyer I see the instruction, however this seems to be the only place in wikipedia where action is to take place on locations based on a proposal for deletion rather than actually waiting for the discussion to finish. For articles, we don't automatically delete text which is viewed as potentially a copyvio, until it is confirmed.Naraht (talk) 13:28, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 1 October 2018[edit]

Alpha Sigma Phi[edit]

Ciao. I'm not an admin of this project, make your request on this page. --Buggia (talk) 16:43, 3 October 2018 (UTC)


Gamma Kappa Phi Seal Protected Copyright[edit]

Hi Naraht please don't remove this portion. I need the copyright information to be included, since there are now unauthorized modified versions of the seal being made by some members who are now considered 'breakaway' of our organization; so I have the reference to report from any social media like facebook the source of my claim of infringement. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aajim (talkcontribs) 03:53, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

Aajim. The article does have information on the splits within Gamma Kappa Phi, but I don't think any of it is referenced. Wikipedia should never be used directly as a reference, only what the article does reference. None of the information about the seal is referenced and thus largely useless in that regard. And the article is a Wikipedia article about Gamma Kappa Phi, not controlled by the fraternity or any of its brothers or sisters.Naraht (talk) 14:15, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for October 17[edit]

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NPR Newsletter No.14 21 October 2018[edit]

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

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

Backlog

As of 21 October 2018, there are 3650 unreviewed articles and the backlog now stretches back 51 days.

Community Wishlist Proposal
Project updates
  • ORES predictions are now built-in to the feed. These automatically predict the class of an article as well as whether it may be spam, vandalism, or an attack page, and can be filtered by these criteria now allowing reviewers to better target articles that they prefer to review.
  • There are now tools being tested to automatically detect copyright violations in the feed. This detector may not be accurate all the time, though, so it shouldn't be relied on 100% and will only start working on new revisions to pages, not older pages in the backlog.
New scripts

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