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Portal[edit]

Hmmm. We have about 3000+ articles tagged by WikiProject Equine (WPEQ). The portal is included on the wikiproject tag at each talk page and we also have it in the {{Equine}} navbox. Generally it's not been included in the articles otherwise. Not opposed to the concept, but trying to figure out if there is a way to do so consistently and elegantly... Montanabw(talk) 20:46, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Montanabw: An improvement would be to include the image in the Equine navbox that's used in {{portal|Horses}} portal link (right), to make it more noticeable. It presently has the generic portal puzzle image. It may not be noticed there much, due to the tiny point size and generic image. Regarding using the portal link box on article pages, I'm for it because this informs users about an area to read related articles and attain new knowledge, improves traffic at the Horses portal and brings its existence to people's attention. Of note is that people often don't view talk pages, so they may never learn about the portal without it being present on article pages. For example, compare the page views for Mustang in April 2015:
North America1000 15:33, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
I thought the portal link DID have the Finnhorse image - certainly welcome to add it as needed! Or else the horse head we use for the userbox, {{User WikiProject Equine}}. I think you can just boldly add one or the other and no one will kick! I see your point about the portal on the article image, but we do have over 3,000 articles tagged for the project (and over 9000 for Wikiproject horse racing, which also has a portal, though not as good of one and not maintained.) The equine navbox is not in every WPEQ article, not sure... maybe post the idea at the WPEQ talk and see if anyone has ideas. I'm open to adding, but I think discussion would be good first. Montanabw(talk) 00:56, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Montanabw: I added content below to the {{Equine}} navbox. The Finnhorse image stands out much more than the horse head image at this small size. North America1000 09:06, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
Finnhorse stallion.jpg Horses portal

DYK for Multigrain bread[edit]

Harrias talk 07:31, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Bean chips[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 07:03, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Car wash copyvio[edit]

Hi Northamerica, Copyvio cleanup is not my area, so I was wondering if you could help with this. If not, do you know somebody who might have a free hand to help? I know you do a lot, so I don't want to burden you with anything extra. I think the edits were in good faith made by a new editor. Thank you! --Bananasoldier (talk) 03:46, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Bananasoldier: Pictogram voting keep.svg Cleaned. Copyright violations in Car wash have been removed. Of note is that upon further inspection, this Earwig's copyvio search denotes another initial potential copyvio with http://www.transformia.info/pages/seminar_reports/2_automatic_car_washing_system.pdf, but upon further inspection, the transformia.info appears to use information copied from the Wikipedia article. The content in question was in the article prior to the content at transformia.info being published in May 2010 (e.g. [1]).
For future reference, such requests for editors to investigate potential copyvio problems can be posted at Wikipedia:Copyright problems. North America1000 07:04, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! --Bananasoldier (talk) 14:02, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Hey North - found more issues with the same editor. Could you consider revdels at Mahboob Chowk Clock Tower, CD180, and Uranium zirconium hydride? I believe the only conflict might lie with Mahboob Tower, since another editor has contributed a copyedit since the violation. Thanks, ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 17:21, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Also Cierva W.5. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 17:25, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

...and also Di(propylene glycol) methyl ether. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 19:57, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Updates[edit]

Thanks![edit]

Hey! Thanks for reminding me with that one, I didn't actually know it has that rule, however, may I otherwise, like for example, can I modify a version of the original text from other sources? Will it still be validated as a copyright to add or exclude more facts for the texts? Like the car wash's history dated back to 1946, and under that is full of facts, but I changed some of it, and mixed it with other more infos, will it still be a copyrighted text? Thanks for the reminder by the way. Face-smile.svg CryOceD (talk) 06:59, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Hello CryOCed. I recommend that you please read Wikipedia:Plagiarism, WP:COPYVIO and WP:PARAPHRASE in entirety, which will answer most of your questions. Essentially, Wikipedia content needs to be written in one's own words, with inline citations to the sources used. North America1000 07:14, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
I'm on it North America! Thanks. CryOceD (talk) 15:30, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Wait, I managed to make it in time again, but I am using my own words for this, I used a few words with the same meaning as of the old history, would you please give your compliment, if this is eligible on the Car Wash's history? Check it out in my sandbox. (My Sandbox). CryOceD (talk) 15:30, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
CryOCed: As per this comparison using Earwig's Copyvio Detector, the version at your sandbox is acceptable, in my opinion. North America1000 16:39, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
@North America So can I add it back? I'll add the 3 references I got from that research. CryOceD (talk) 16:43, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

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  • CryOCed: Feel free to add the content to Car wash. Note that I have performed further copy editing at your sandbox version to further format the content. North America1000 16:56, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
Alright! Thanks! Northamerica1000 CryOceD (talk) 16:58, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Problem with types of chocolate[edit]

184.149.168.84 deleted the entire Japan section and I don't know how to get this back without reverting loads of edits. This is in the revision history. Rubbish computer 16:17, 27 May 2015 (UTC) I've got it back through copying and pasting so never mind. Rubbish computer 16:21, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Actually the section now needs some cleanup. Rubbish computer 16:24, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg For the sharp eye at the reference links in Car Wash, thanks for the help! Face-smile.svg CryOceD (talk) 17:20, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
Chinese tea and pine nut cookies
  • Thanks CryOCed, now I just need some cookies to go with the tea. North America1000 17:29, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Review[edit]

Mughlai paratha

Chicken Lahori --C E (talk) 13:55, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Mutton curry[edit]

Thanks from me and the project Victuallers (talk) 20:47, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

New Category request[edit]

They are taking so much time to review this. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_creation/Redirects#Category_request:_Category:Bengali_fictional_characters

I don't know whether it will be accepted or rejected. Can you take a look?C E (talk) 10:47, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

@CosmicEmperor: Accepted – I have approved your submission, which is located at Category:Fictional Bengali characters. The new category has been titled as such per precedent of category titling at Category:Fictional characters by ethnicity or nationality. Upon a review, I have added most of your listed suggestions at the nomination page to the category. I have not added the following articles from the list, because these articles are about works, rather than characters.
North America1000 09:42, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks.C E (talk) 09:47, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Paximathia[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 21:17, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 23, 2015)[edit]

Buggy RN.jpg

The term Buggy is generally used to refer to any lightweight automobile with off road capabilities and sparse bodywork.

Hello, Northamerica1000.

The following are WikiProject Today's articles for improvement's weekly selections:


Previous selections: Types of chocolate • Deep frying • Food industry


Get involved with the TAFI project! You can...
Posted by: EuroCarGT (talk) 00:18, 1 June 2015 (UTC) using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) on behalf of WikiProject TAFI • Opt-out instructions

How to nominate an article for improvement[edit]

I want to nominate an article but I don't know how to. Rubbish computer 01:12, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi Rubbish computer: Below is a copy of the nomination template, from the instructions section. Fill it in and then add to the most appropriate categorial section on the page. North America1000 01:30, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

To nominate an article, copy and paste the template text below to the top of the nomination section, filling in the name of the article and the class. You nomination text and signature should appear on the next line.

===(Article title)===
{{TAFI nom|article=Article|class=unknown|hits=Number of daily hits}}
*(Nomination text) ~~~~

Thank you. Rubbish computer 11:37, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Today's articles for improvement weekly vote[edit]

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  • Hello Northamerica1000:
This week's voting for TAFI's upcoming weekly collaboration has begun at Week 26 of 2015. Thanks for participating!
Sent by Northamerica1000 using mass messaging on 04:36, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-23[edit]

15:39, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Relisting of Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Shirlee Smith[edit]

As the nominator, I would like to see it go for at least another week to get a consensus and allow any users to comment. SwisterTwister talk 16:24, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

June 2015 Wikification drive.[edit]

Greetings! Just spreading a message to the members of WikiProject Wikify that the June drive has been started. Come on, sign up! :) "A wiki of beauty is a joy forever." Seriously. That's how long it'd take to read! (talk) 04:48, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

TAFI acception/not accepted?[edit]

Hi, how does the system involving accepted/not accepted on WP:TAFI work? Can anyone do it or is it just admins and is there a set amount of votes that must be done before it's accepted/declined? --Anarchyte 10:08, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Rob Schamberger unsourced[edit]

Hi,

Why do you add the unsourced on Rob Schamberger. 4 sources is not enoughth ???--Sismarinho (talk) 17:53, 2 June 2015 (UTC)