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Hello! Welcome to my talk page. Feel free to leave me a message by clicking the "new section" button above. I am an administrator, and I will do my best to help you. I will respond on this page to keep the discussion in one place. I archive when I think this page is getting long, or if all the discussions are old to the point of irrelevance, or after a long absence on my part. ~ ONUnicorn (Talk / Contribs)

WikiCup 2023 May newsletter[edit]

The second round of the 2023 WikiCup has now finished. Contestants needed to have scored 60 points to advance into round 3. Our top five scorers in round 2 all included a featured article among their submissions and each scored over 500 points. They were:

Other notable performances were put in by Sammi Brie, Thebiguglyalien, MyCatIsAChonk, Chicago PCN02WPS, and London AirshipJungleman29.

So far contestants have achieved thirteen featured articles between them, one being a joint effort, and forty-nine good articles. The judges are pleased with the thorough reviews that are being performed, and have hardly had to reject any. As we enter the third round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed in round 3. Remember too that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:15, 2 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – May 2023[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2023).

Guideline and policy news

  • A request for comment about removing administrative privileges in specified situations is open for feedback.

Technical news

Arbitration

Miscellaneous


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DYK for Adam Bobrow[edit]

On 5 May 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Adam Bobrow, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that table tennis commentator Adam Bobrow's nickname "Snakeman" comes from a trick shot called "the snake"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Adam Bobrow. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Adam Bobrow), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. 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.

BorgQueen (talk) 00:02, 5 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]

You're invited! Indiana Politics & Government Editathon on Saturday, May 13[edit]

Upcoming Indianapolis event - May 13: Indiana Politics & Government 2023

It's been an eventful state legislative session in Indiana, and local elections took place this week, so we have lots to cover! You are invited to The AMP at 16 Tech in Indianapolis for a Politics & Government editathon to improve write articles about local political and government topics of interest and improve information about local officials, candidates, elections, and legislation. Come join us at this fun venue, with free parking and refreshments provided!

11am–4pm The AMP at 16 Tech in Indianapolis, IN.

We hope to see you there! Sincerely, Wikimedians in Indiana User Group

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M.CC.I. redirect[edit]

Hi, please can you show me where the evidence is for this term being an abbreviation, as I can't see it? The official abbreviation seems to be MCCJ, if the infobox is anything to go by (and MCCJ is already a DAB with this listed). It's also formatted in a peculiar way which makes it less credible as a redirect. Bungle (talkcontribs) 16:13, 8 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@Bungle From the first line of Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus: "(Latin: Missionarii Comboniani Cordis Iesu)" - that would be abbreviated MCCI. I agree that the formatting (location of dots) is a little odd. However, it is abbreviated like that in our article on Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 16:20, 8 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]
I disagree with your view on declining the csd on this, to be honest, but even more that it should remain as-is. The organisation does not seem to be typically known by the abbreviation MCCI. Furthermore, and on the same point, we already have a DAB at MCCI (which includes the target article, I assume on the basis of your response), so why should this redirect, which is bizarrely formatted, point to an organisation where the only link seems to be a Latin initialism, instead of the existing DAB? If it were M.C.C.I. then it would not be unreasonable to point this to MCCI instead, as at least in that format it would be useable, but this to me does fall under the "implausible typo or misnomer" criteria. Bungle (talkcontribs) 17:36, 8 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Speedy deletion is only supposed to be used in the most obvious cases. If it is less than obvious, a deletion discussion is the proper forum. In this case redirects for discussion. I suggest you nominate it there. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 17:40, 8 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]

The Beauty Myth: Revisited[edit]

Whoops, looks like we both hit that one at the same time. Sorry about that.

BTW, I saw your initial take was to move it to User:Desiraewiki/The Beauty Myth (i.e., w/o the "Revisited" part of the title). Note that The Beauty Myth and The Beauty Myth: Revisited are two different works. TJRC (talk) 20:17, 17 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]

I moved it there as that was the original location, in the user's userspace. I was putting it back where they had moved it from. Also, is The Beauty Myth: Revisited a separate work? I'm not finding any indication of it other than a talk Naomi Wolf gave on the 20th anniversary of the publication of The Beauty Myth. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 20:22, 17 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]
You know what? Looking more closely, I don't think it really amounts to a new work; If I'm reading it correctly (now) it's seems to be just a republication of the old one with a new introduction. If that's the case, a separate article really wouldn't be warranted at all; a (small) section in the existing article would be sufficient. TJRC (talk) 21:27, 17 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Hello, ONUnicorn. I see that you have restored and userfied the deleted article The Beauty Myth: Revisited, which I had deleted. I happened to discover that by accident, and if I had not done so I would not have been aware that you had done so, as you did not inform me. Neither, as far as I can see from your editing history, did you inform UtherSRG, who had subsequently re-deleted the same article after it was re-created. You may have had excellent reasons for restoring the page, but, as I expect an administrator of several years' standing such as yourself to know, Wikipedia:Administrators#Misuse of administrative tools recommends first undertaking "a brief discussion with the administrator whose action is challenged" before reverting another administrator's action, if there is any chance of disagreement. There is, of course, room for differing opinions as to when reverting another administrator's action is so obvious as to justify doing so without consultation, but when you are overturning the actions of not just one administrator but two, there is ipso facto evidence that your decision is likely to be to some extent controversial, and that consensus may not be in favour of your decision, so I would think that quite exceptionally good reasons would be required for a single administrator to unilaterally overturn the agreed actions of two administrators without consultation. However, even if you feel you have excellent reasons for regarding this as a case where it was justified to overturn an administrative action without consulting the administrators concerned, I am very surprised that you did not at least do the courtesy of informing us of your decision to unilaterally overturn our decisions after having done so. Perhaps you would like to comment. JBW (talk) 14:28, 19 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@JBW I apologize, I probably should have consulted you. I will note that I was the one who placed the speedy tag you were responding you when you deleted it to begin with. When I placed the tag instead of deleting it myself, I was considering that, given my earlier actions on the article (of moving it back to userspace) and conversations with the user, it was better to tag it and allow someone else to take the action of deleting it. When the user engaged and asked for it restored to userspace, I did not even think about the fact that I was not the one who deleted it. I do apologize for not extending you the courtesy of at least notifying if not consulting you. I just didn't think about the fact that I was not the deleting admin. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 18:21, 19 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]
OK, thanks very much for the explanation, which makes what you did much more comprehensible. JBW (talk) 19:23, 19 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Precious anniversary[edit]

Precious
Six years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:57, 30 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – June 2023[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (May 2023).

Guideline and policy news

  • Following an RfC, editors indefinitely site-banned by community consensus will now have all rights, including sysop, removed.
  • As a part of the Wikimedia Foundation's IP Masking project, a new policy has been created that governs the access to temporary account IP addresses. An associated FAQ has been created and individual communities can increase the requirements to view temporary account IP addresses.

Technical news

  • Bot operators and tool maintainers should schedule time in the coming months to test and update their tools for the effects of IP masking. IP masking will not be deployed to any content wiki until at least October 2023 and is unlikely to be deployed to the English Wikipedia until some time in 2024.

Arbitration

  • The arbitration case World War II and the history of Jews in Poland has been closed. The topic area of Polish history during World War II (1933-1945) and the history of Jews in Poland is subject to a "reliable source consensus-required" contentious topic restriction.

Miscellaneous


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New Pages Patrol newsletter June 2023[edit]

Hello ONUnicorn,

New Page Review queue April to June 2023

Backlog

Redirect drive: In response to an unusually high redirect backlog, we held a redirect backlog drive in May. The drive completed with 23851 reviews done in total, bringing the redirect backlog to 0 (momentarily). Congratulations to Hey man im josh who led with a staggering 4316 points, followed by Meena and Greyzxq with 2868 and 2546 points respectively. See this page for more details. The redirect queue is steadily rising again and is steadily approaching 4,000. Please continue to help out, even if it's only for a few or even one review a day.

Redirect autopatrol: All administrators without autopatrol have now been added to the redirect autopatrol list. If you see any users who consistently create significant amounts of good quality redirects, consider requesting redirect autopatrol for them here.

WMF work on PageTriage: The WMF Moderator Tools team, consisting of Sam, Jason and Susana, and also some patches from Jon, has been hard at work updating PageTriage. They are focusing their efforts on modernising the extension's code rather than on bug fixes or new features, though some user-facing work will be prioritised. This will help make sure that this extension is not deprecated, and is easier to work on in the future. In the next month or so, we will have an opt-in beta test where new page patrollers can help test the rewrite of Special:NewPagesFeed, to help find bugs. We will post more details at WT:NPPR when we are ready for beta testers.

Articles for Creation (AFC): All new page reviewers are now automatically approved for Articles for Creation draft reviewing (you do not need to apply at WT:AFCP like was required previously). To install the AFC helper script, visit Special:Preferences, visit the Gadgets tab, tick "Yet Another AFC Helper Script", then click "Save". To find drafts to review, visit Special:NewPagesFeed, and at the top left, tick "Articles for Creation". To review a draft, visit a submitted draft, click on the "More" menu, then click "Review (AFCH)". You can also comment on and submit drafts that are unsubmitted using the script.

You can review the AFC workflow at WP:AFCR. It is up to you if you also want to mark your AFC accepts as NPP reviewed (this is allowed but optional, depends if you would like a second set of eyes on your accept). Don't forget that draftspace is optional, so moves of drafts to mainspace (even if they are not ready) should not be reverted, except possibly if there is conflict of interest.

Pro tip: Did you know that visual artists such as painters have their own SNG? The most common part of this "creative professionals" criteria that applies to artists is WP:ARTIST 4b (solo exhibition, not group exhibition, at a major museum) or 4d (being represented within the permanent collections of two museums).

Reminders

You're invited! Wiki Loves Pride in Indianapolis[edit]

Upcoming Indianapolis event - June 24, 2023: Wiki Loves Pride Indy

You are invited to join us at Spades Park Branch Library for a Wiki Loves Pride editathon—hosted by the Wikimedians of Indiana User Group with support from the Central Indiana Community Foundation. Together, new and experienced Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on LGBTQ+ topics, individuals, organizations, and legislation in Indiana.

2 pm to 5 pm at the Spades Park Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library.

We hope to see you there! Sincerely, Wikimedians of Indiana User Group

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The Core Contest winners announced[edit]

The winners of the 2023 The Core Contest are announced 🎉. We had an amazing set of improvements this year, and the judges (Femke, Aza24 and Casliber) would like to thank everybody who joined and congratulate the winners.

  • First place goes to Buidhe for improving The Holocaust; very core, highly relevant; their work on bringing geographical balance to the article puts the topic in a whole different light. We also commend improvements to sourcing and prose
  • A close second place goes to Phlsph7 for improving Education from an unstructured jumble into a well-sourced piece of instruction
  • Third prize goes to Johnbod for improving Donatello, a near five-fold expansion with great sourcing and fantastic imagery
  • A tie for fourth place goes to Thebiguglyalien for improving Crime, for a strong improvement in sourcing
  • A tie for fifth place goes to Sammielh for International law, improved by converting contextless listicles into a proper sourced prose

If you wish to start or stop receiving news about The Core Contest, please add or remove yourself from the delivery list. —Femke 🐦 (talk) 20:07, 21 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]

New pages patrol needs your help![edit]

New pages awaiting review as of June 30th, 2023.

Hello ONUnicorn,

The New Page Patrol team is sending you this impromptu message to inform you of a steeply rising backlog of articles needing review. If you have any extra time to spare, please consider reviewing one or two articles each day to help lower the backlog. You can start reviewing by visiting Special:NewPagesFeed. Thank you very much for your help.

Reminders:

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Administrators' newsletter – July 2023[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (June 2023).

Administrator changes

added Novem Linguae
removed

Bureaucrat changes

removed MBisanz

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

Arbitration

  • Two arbitration cases are currently open. Proposed decisions are expected 5 July 2023 for the Scottywong case and 9 July 2023 for the AlisonW case.

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WikiCup 2023 July newsletter[edit]

The third round of the 2023 WikiCup has come to an end. The 16 users who made it to the fourth round had at least 175 points. Our top scorers in round 3 were:

Contestants achieved 11 featured articles, 2 featured lists, 47 good articles, 72 featured or good article reviews, over 100 DYKs and 40 ITN appearances. As always, any content promoted after the end of round 3 but before the start of round 4 can be claimed in round 4. Please also remember that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them. When doing GARs, please make sure that you check that all the GA criteria are fully met. Please also remember that all submissions must meet core Wikipedia policies, regardless of the review process.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:18, 8 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]

You're invited! Indiana State Fair Wiknic on Sunday, July 30[edit]

Upcoming Indianapolis event - July 30, 2023: Indiana State Fair Wiknic

We are partnering with the Indiana State Fair to offer FREE tickets to the fair for Wikipedians! We will be meeting on July 30th at 10am to pass out tickets and have a quick info session before we attend the fair (feel free to branch off and share your accomplishments on the Meetup page later!) Detailed instructions on how the day will go is available on the Meetup page! We hope you'll join us to edit about things related to fair (historic buildings, foods, animals, activities, and the fair itself).

All levels of experience are welcome! Please RSVP so we know who is coming. We hope you'll join us!

10 am to ? at the Indiana State Fairgrounds; meet at the Deaf School Gateway

We hope to see you there! Sincerely, Wikimedians of Indiana User Group

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Hey there! I know you've registered your regrets on this and a few other past events. We'd definitely love to have you some time! In any case, as I wrote on the event page, we've been gifted a bunch of free fair tickets to distribute to Wikipedians. Even if you can't make it at the time we scheduled the event, let me know if you'd still like to use a free ticket, and maybe you can participate in the event asynchronously, if you can upload some photos or do other edits (or even a new article). I already have the tickets in my possession, so I'd be happy to find a way to get them to you! Dominic·t 18:58, 25 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – August 2023[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2023).

Administrator changes

added Firefangledfeathers
removed

Interface administrator changes

added Novem Linguae

Technical news

Arbitration


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"The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save for Sacnoth"[edit]

I just got a notification that the DYK has been published. Thank you for motivating me to submit it! CohenTheBohemian (talk) 13:27, 15 August 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Congratulations! I'm glad it was published. :) ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 15:04, 15 August 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – September 2023[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2023).

Guideline and policy news

  • Following an RfC, TFAs will be automatically semi-protected the day before it is on the main page and through the day after.
  • A discussion at WP:VPP about revision deletion and oversight for dead names found that [s]ysops can choose to use revdel if, in their view, it's the right tool for this situation, and they need not default to oversight. But oversight could well be right where there's a particularly high risk to the person. Use your judgment.

Technical news

Arbitration

  • The SmallCat dispute case has closed. As part of the final decision, editors participating in XfD have been reminded to be careful about forming local consensus which may or may not reflect the broader community consensus. Regular closers of XfD forums were also encouraged to note when broader community discussion, or changes to policies and guidelines, would be helpful.

Miscellaneous

  • Tech tip: The "Browse history interactively" banner shown at the top of Special:Diff can be used to easily look through a history, assemble composite diffs, or find out what archive something wound up in.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 09:22, 1 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]

WikiCup 2023 September newsletter[edit]

The fourth round of the competition has finished, with anyone scoring less than 673 points being eliminated. It was a high scoring round with all but one of the contestants who progressed to the final having achieved an FA during the round. The highest scorers were

  • New York (state) Epicgenius, with 2173 points topping the scores, gained mainly from a featured article, 38 good articles and 9 DYKs. He was followed by
  • Sammi Brie, with 1575 points, gained mainly from a featured article, 28 good articles and 50 good article reviews. Close behind was
  • Thebiguglyalien, with 1535 points mainly gained from a featured article, 15 good articles, 26 good article reviews and lots of bonus points.

Between them during round 4, contestants achieved 12 featured articles, 3 featured lists, 3 featured pictures, 126 good articles, 46 DYK entries, 14 ITN entries, 67 featured article candidate reviews and 147 good article reviews. Congratulations to our eight finalists and all who participated! It was a generally high-scoring and productive round and I think we can expect a highly competitive finish to the competition.

Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 4 but before the start of round 5 can be claimed in round 5. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them and within 24 hours of the end of the final. If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. It would be helpful if this list could be cleared of any items no longer relevant. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send.

I will be standing down as a judge after the end of the contest. I think the Cup encourages productive editors to improve their contributions to Wikipedia and I hope that someone else will step up to take over the running of the Cup. Sturmvogel 66 (talk), and Cwmhiraeth (talk)

New page patrol October 2023 Backlog drive[edit]

New Page Patrol | October 2023 Backlog Drive
  • On 1 October, a one-month backlog drive for New Page Patrol will begin.
  • Barnstars will be awarded based on the number of articles and redirects patrolled.
  • Barnstars will also be granted for re-reviewing articles previously reviewed by other patrollers during the drive.
  • Articles will earn 3x as many points compared to redirects.
  • Interested in taking part? Sign up here.
You're receiving this message because you are a new page patroller. To opt-out of future mailings, please remove yourself here.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 09:13, 9 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Please help adding the Chiragh Baloch article[edit]

Hello dear ONUnicorn!

Chiragh Baloch is one of famous baloch actors who worked in this area for a long time. I wanted to add an article in name of Chiragh Baloch, but it semes, it protected from creation. If passible please create this article using this information, thanks in advance. Ibrahim khashrowdi (talk) 17:46, 13 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Hi @Ibrahim khashrowdi, thanks for reaching out about that draft.
When you are dealing with a title that has been salted, as that one has, it's a really good idea to go through the artiles for creation process. I've looked over the draft you've created, and I notice it only cites two sources, one of which (the surkhiyn one) gives me an error message ("This site can’t be reached"). The other one (from the Daily Times) looks like a good source, but before the article is accepted, it needs to demonstrate he is notable by reference to multiple reliable sources (such as the Daily Times one seems to be) that are not affiliated with him.
At this point I recommend finding 2-3 more sources and adding information from them to the article and citing them before clicking the button that says "Submit the draft for review!" at the bottom of the box I've added to the draft. If an AFC reviewer accepts the draft, I or any other admin will be happy to unprotect the title so it can be moved to article space. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 18:40, 13 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you dear @ONUnicorn for your quick reply and useful instructions.
Sure, I will add other reliable sources as you said.
Regards -- Ibrahim khashrowdi (talk) 17:39, 14 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Dear @ONUnicorn!
Could you please look on this draft article page to reviewing.
Thank you -- Ibrahim khashrowdi (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 14:15, 16 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]

New pages patrol newsletter[edit]

Hello ONUnicorn,

New Page Review article queue, March to September 2023

Backlog update: At the time of this message, there are 11,300 articles and 15,600 redirects awaiting review. This is the highest backlog in a long time. Please help out by doing additional reviews!

October backlog elimination drive: A one-month backlog drive for October will start in one week! Barnstars will be awarded based on the number of articles and redirects patrolled. Articles will earn 4x as many points compared to redirects. You can sign up here.

PageTriage code upgrades: Upgrades to the PageTriage code, initiated by the NPP open letter in 2022 and actioned by the WMF Moderator Tools Team in 2023, are ongoing. More information can be found here. As part of this work, the Special:NewPagesFeed now has a new version in beta! The update leaves the NewPagesFeed appearance and function mostly identical to the old one, but updates the underlying code, making it easier to maintain and helping make sure the extension is not decommissioned due to maintenance issues in the future. You can try out the new Special:NewPagesFeed here - it will replace the current version soon.

Notability tip: Professors can meet WP:PROF #1 by having their academic papers be widely cited by their peers. When reviewing professor articles, it is a good idea to find their Google Scholar or Scopus profile and take a look at their h-index and number of citations. As a very rough rule of thumb, for most fields, articles on people with a h-index of twenty or more, a first-authored paper with more than a thousand citations, or multiple papers each with more than a hundred citations are likely to be kept at AfD.

Reviewing tip: If you would like like a second opinion on your reviews or simply want another new page reviewer by your side when patrolling, we recommend pair reviewing! This is where two reviewers use Discord voice chat and screen sharing to communicate with each other while reviewing the same article simultaneously. This is a great way to learn and transfer knowledge.

Reminders:

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Administrators' newsletter – September 2023[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2023).

Guideline and policy news

  • An RfC is open regarding amending the paid-contribution disclosure policy to add the following text: Any administrator soliciting clients for paid Wikipedia-related consulting or advising services not covered by other paid-contribution rules must disclose all clients on their userpage.

Technical news

  • Administrators can now choose to add the user's user page to their watchlist when changing the usergroups for a user. This works both via Special:UserRights and via the API. (T272294)

Arbitration

Miscellaneous


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Upcoming Indianapolis event - October 11, 2023: Indiana Under-represented Artists Edit-a-thon
Herron School of Art and Design
Herron School of Art and Design

You are invited to Herron Art Library in Herron School of Art & Design for an Under-represented Artists of Indiana Edit-a-thon—hosted by the Wikimedians of Indiana User Group with support from the Central Indiana Community Foundation. Together, new and experienced Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on under-represented Indiana based artists and art/artist organizations and groups in Indiana today, and historically.

  • When: Wednesday October 11, 2023 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Eastern
  • Where: Herron Art Library in Herron School of Art & Design 735 W. New York St. Indianapolis, IN 46202
  • Parking: Please park in lot 88 - the visitor parking area in the garage across the surface lot from Herron. We will have parking vouchers available.
  • What to bring: Your preferred editing device and necessary charging cables, and any material you may want to reference. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

All levels of experience are welcome! Please RSVP so we know who is coming. We hope you'll join us!


We hope to see you there! Sincerely, Wikimedians of Indiana User Group

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November Articles for creation backlog drive[edit]

Hello ONUnicorn:

WikiProject Articles for creation is holding a month long Backlog Drive!
The goal of this drive is to reduce the backlog of unreviewed drafts to less than 2 months outstanding reviews from the current 4+ months. Bonus points will be given for reviewing drafts that have been waiting more than 30 days. The drive is running from 1 November 2023 through 30 November 2023.

You may find Category:AfC pending submissions by age or other categories and sorting helpful.

Barnstars will be given out as awards at the end of the drive.

There is a backlog of over 2900 pages, so start reviewing drafts. We're looking forward to your help! MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:24, 31 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]

WikiCup 2023 November newsletter[edit]

The WikiCup is a marathon rather than a sprint and all those reaching the final round have been involved in the competition for the last ten months, improving Wikipedia vastly during the process. After all this hard work, Delaware BeanieFan11 has emerged as the 2023 winner and the WikiCup Champion. The finalists this year were:-

Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year's WikiCup, whether they made it to the final round or not, and particular congratulations to the newcomers to the competition, some of whom did very well. Wikipedia has benefitted greatly from the quality creations, expansions and improvements made, and the numerous reviews performed. All those who reached the final round will win awards. The following special awards will be made based on high performance in particular areas of content creation and review. Awards will be handed out in the next few days.

  • Unlimitedlead wins the featured article prize, for 7 FAs in total including 3 in round 2.
  • MyCatIsAChonk wins the featured list prize, for 5 FLs in total.
  • England Lee Vilenski wins the featured topic prize, for a 6-article featured topic in round 4.
  • MyCatIsAChonk wins the featured picture prize, for 6 FPs in total.
  • Delaware BeanieFan11 wins the good article prize, for 75 GAs in total, including 61 in the final round.
  • New York (state) Epicgenius wins the good topic prize, for a 41-article good topic in the final round.
  • Berkelland LunaEatsTuna wins the GA reviewer prize, for 70 GA reviews in round 1.
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News and updates for administrators from the past month (October 2023).

Administrator changes

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Interface administrator changes

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Guideline and policy news

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Your essay[edit]

Good job on your essay! I came across it by chance and it entertained me very much. Thank you for creating it!


Best regards, Shadestar474 (talk) 05:56, 8 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks! I'm glad it entertained. :) ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 16:39, 8 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]

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U5 decline[edit]

Hi ONUnicorn, I noticed you declined my U5 of User:Lison pema with the summary "Decline U5. Userspace drafts are allowed." Would you mind taking another look? From my experience in anti-spam this userpage is obviously an LLM generated promo-piece. Phrases like:

  • "prominent political figure"
  • "he made significant contributions to the development of the region and worked tirelessly to improve the lives of its residents"
  • "Linggi's dedication to public service and his unwavering commitment to the betterment of his community have left a lasting impact"
  • "His legacy continues to inspire future generations of leaders and serves as a testament to the power of perseverance and determination in achieving meaningful change"
  • "His leadership and vision have left an indelible mark on the region, and his legacy will be remembered for years to come"

make this a clear violation of WP:UP#PROMO, which in my opinion makes it exempt from the "plausible drafts and pages" part of U5 since it's violating WP:UPYES. On top of all this, it is violating WP:PROMO, which I think makes it eligible for G11 anyway. I hope you will reconsider given my reasoning. All the best! Schminnte [talk to me] 18:33, 11 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

They have also copy-pasted the promotional page onto their talk, which is further evidence of promotional editing. Schminnte [talk to me] 18:38, 11 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. If your concern is that it is promotional, than it should have been tagged as G11, not U5. I will take another look with G11 in mind. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 18:49, 11 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Schminnte I see they also copy-pasted it into their sandbox. It seems to me like a new user confused as to where it should go. Reading through it, it reads like an obituary, although it does not exactly state that the subject is deceased and I cannot find much information about the subject (a mention in an article from 10 years ago about "Former MLA and HGB of Injonu Sakole Linggi" speaking about the deterioration of water pipelines and flood damage is about all I could come up with, but I bet there are offline sources since he seems to have been MLA in the 1970s). At any rate, it doesn't strike me as promotional enough for G11, especially if the subject is deceased. I have redirected their userpage to their sandbox in the effort to keep the content confined, and left them a message about the appropriateness or lack thereof of having that content in each space they have put it, or at all. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 19:27, 11 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for that opinion. While I may disagree with the promotional nature and the threshold of G11, I really appreciate and respect your opinion and advice. Thank you for dealing with the situation so sensitively. Have a nice day, Schminnte [talk to me] 19:37, 11 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Admin's Barnstar
You have the patience of a saint. AntiDionysius (talk) 22:52, 12 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. :) ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 03:09, 13 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

New pages patrol January 2024 Backlog drive[edit]

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I am interested in NPP school[edit]

Hello ONUnicorn, I saw on the NPP school page that you have one slot available for training. I would like to learn how to become a reviewer, but I would like somebody to show me the ropes before I attempt to request permissions. I have light experience in AfC and AfD but nothing impressive. If you are available, I would like to start training in the new year. Thank you! ❤HistoryTheorist❤ 00:34, 23 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Hi @HistoryTheorist! I look forward to working with you.
When you say you have light experience with AFC, do you mean as a reviewer? Or as someone who has used it to create articles? Or both? ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 03:17, 24 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
When I mean light experience, I mean as a person who has created articles. ❤HistoryTheorist❤ 05:01, 24 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
I've started a dedicated page for our NPP school at User:ONUnicorn/NPPS/HistoryTheorist. Please add it to your watch list and we can do our work there. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 18:20, 24 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
I will ping you on the page you created once I've finished. ❤HistoryTheorist❤ 20:44, 24 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you[edit]

The New Page Patroller's Barnstar

Thank you for being a new page patrol school instructor! There's only a couple instructors left, and people like you are keeping the school alive. We appreciate your hard work. Happy holidays :) –Novem Linguae (talk) 19:56, 23 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

IPBE grant[edit]

I was a bit concerned about the IPBE grant at the user talk page. From WP:IPEC it says that it normally should be confirmed through checkuser or auto block. 0xDeadbeef→∞ (talk to me) 14:32, 29 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@0xDeadbeef - Oops; you're right, I probably should have checked with a checkuser first. I did see that is an active block on a fairly large IP range logged at Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/Best known for IP, and it certainly seemed plausible that that block could be affecting the user in question. Next time I see someone using a {{admin help}} to request that I'll refer them to WP:UTRS. Having already done the wrong thing, what would you suggest I do at this point? ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 06:18, 30 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the fast response! Maybe an email to the checkuser mailing list? 0xDeadbeef→∞ (talk to me) 06:30, 30 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Welcome to the 2024 WikiCup![edit]

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Unreferenced articles February 2024 backlog drive[edit]

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Administrators' newsletter – February 2024[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2024).

CheckUser changes

removed Wugapodes

Interface administrator changes

removed

Guideline and policy news

  • An RfC about increasing the inactivity requirement for Interface administrators is open for feedback.

Technical news

  • Pages that use the JSON contentmodel will now use tabs instead of spaces for auto-indentation. This will significantly reduce the page size. (T326065)

Arbitration

  • Following a motion, the Arbitration Committee adopted a new enforcement restriction on January 4, 2024, wherein the Committee may apply the 'Reliable source consensus-required restriction' to specified topic areas.
  • Community feedback is requested for a draft to replace the "Information for administrators processing requests" section at WP:AE.

Miscellaneous


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WikiCup 2024 February newsletter[edit]

The 2024 WikiCup is off to a flying start, with 135 participants. This is the largest number of participants we have seen since 2017.

Our current leader is newcomer Generalissima (submissions), who has one FA on John Littlejohn (preacher) and 10 GAs and 12 DYKs mostly on New Zealand coinage and Inuit figures. Here are some more noteworthy scorers:

As a reminder, competitors may submit work for the first round until 23:59 (UTC) on 27 February, and the second round starts 1 March. Remember that only the top 64 scoring competitors will make it through to the second round; currently, competitors need at least 15 points to progress. If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAN, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges (Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs), Epicgenius (talk · contribs), and Frostly (talk · contribs)) are reachable on their talk pages. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:58, 11 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

WikiCup 2024 March newsletter[edit]

The first round of the 2024 WikiCup ended at 23:59 (UTC) on 27 February. Everyone with at least 30 points moved on to Round 2, the highest number of points required to advance to the second round since 2014. Due to a six-way tie for the 64th-place spot, 67 contestants have qualified for Round 2.

The following scorers in Round 1 all scored more than 300 points:

In this newsletter, the judges would like to pay a special tribute to Vami_IV (submissions), who unfortunately passed away this February. At the time of his death, he was the second-highest-scoring competitor. Outside the WikiCup, he had eight other featured articles, five A-class articles, eight other good articles, and two Four Awards. Vami also wrote an essay on completionism, a philosophy in which he deeply believed. If you can, please join us in honoring his memory by improving one of the articles on his to-do list.

Remember that any content promoted after 27 February but before the start of Round 2 can be claimed in Round 2. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, feel free to review one of the nominations listed on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:41, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – March 2024[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (February 2024).

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • The mobile site history pages now use the same HTML as the desktop history pages. (T353388)

Miscellaneous


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Hello![edit]

Hello, ONUnicorn,

I just noticed that it's been a few months since you edited and I just wanted to check in. I hope you are well and just busy with off-wiki life. Take care. Liz Read! Talk! 00:09, 12 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for checking in. Yes, I had some health issues and suddenly became very busy with work and off-wiki life. I kind of feel bad for disappearing without putting some sort of away message up. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 19:55, 7 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Signups open for The Core Contest 2024[edit]

The Core Contest—Wikipedia's most exciting contest—returns again this year from April 15 to May 31. The goal: to improve vital or other core articles, with a focus on those in the worst state of disrepair. Editing can be done individually, but in the past groups have also successfully competed. There is £300 of prize money divided among editors who provide the "best additive encyclopedic value". Signups are open now. Cheers from the judges, Femke, Casliber, Aza24. – Aza24 (talk) 02:20, 25 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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New Pages Patrol newsletter April 2024[edit]

Hello ONUnicorn,

New Page Review queue January to March 2024

Backlog update: The October drive reduced the article backlog from 11,626 to 7,609 and the redirect backlog from 16,985 to 6,431! Congratulations to Schminnte, who led with over 2,300 points.

Following that, New Page Patrol organized another backlog drive for articles in January 2024. The January drive started with 13,650 articles and reduced the backlog to 7,430 articles. Congratulations to JTtheOG, who achieved first place with 1,340 points in this drive.

Looking at the graph, it seems like backlog drives are one of the only things keeping the backlog under control. Another backlog drive is being planned for May. Feel free to participate in the May backlog drive planning discussion.

It's worth noting that both queues are gradually increasing again and are nearing 14,034 articles and 22,540 redirects. We encourage you to keep contributing, even if it's just a single patrol per day. Your support is greatly appreciated!

2023 Awards

Onel5969 won the 2023 cup with 17,761 article reviews last year - that's an average of nearly 50/day. There was one Platinum Award (10,000+ reviews), 2 Gold Awards (5000+ reviews), 6 Silver (2000+), 8 Bronze (1000+), 30 Iron (360+) and 70 more for the 100+ barnstar. Hey man im josh led on redirect reviews by clearing 36,175 of them. For the full details, see the Awards page and the Hall of Fame. Congratulations everyone for their efforts in reviewing!

WMF work on PageTriage: The WMF Moderator Tools team and volunteer software developers deployed the rewritten NewPagesFeed in October, and then gave the NewPagesFeed a slight visual facelift in November. This concludes most major work to Special:NewPagesFeed, and most major work by the WMF Moderator Tools team, who wrapped up their major work on PageTriage in October. The WMF Moderator Tools team and volunteer software developers will continue small work on PageTriage as time permits.

Recruitment: A couple of the coordinators have been inviting editors to become reviewers, via mass-messages to their talk pages. If you know someone who you'd think would make a good reviewer, then a personal invitation to them would be great. Additionally, if there are Wikiprojects that you are active on, then you can add a post there asking participants to join NPP. Please be careful not to double invite folks that have already been invited.

Reviewing tip: Reviewers who prefer to patrol new pages within their most familiar subjects can use the regularly updated NPP Browser tool.

Reminders:

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WikiCup 2024 April newsletter[edit]

We are approaching the end of the 2024 WikiCup's second round, with a little over two weeks remaining. Currently, contestants must score at least 105 points to progress to the third round.

Our current top scorers are as follows:

Competitors may submit work for the second round until the end of 28 April, and the third round starts 1 May. Remember that only competitors with the top 32 scores will make it through to the third round. If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAN, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs. As a reminder, competitors are strictly prohibited from gaming Wikipedia policies or processes to receive more points.

If you would like to learn more about rules and scoring for the 2024 WikiCup, please read Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring. Further questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges (Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs), Epicgenius (talk · contribs), and Frostly (talk · contribs)) are reachable on their talk pages. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:06, 12 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

New page patrol May 2024 Backlog drive[edit]

New Page Patrol | May 2024 Articles Backlog Drive
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WikiCup 2024 May newsletter[edit]

The second round of the 2024 WikiCup ended on 28 April. This round was particularly competitive: each of the 32 contestants who advanced to Round 3 scored at least 141 points. This is the highest number of points required to advance to Round 3 since 2014.

The following scorers in Round 2 all scored more than 500 points:

The full scores for Round 2 can be seen here. So far this year, competitors have gotten 18 featured articles, 22 featured lists, and 186 good articles, 76 in the news credits and at least 200 did you know credits. They have conducted 165 featured article reviews, as well as 399 good article reviews and peer reviews, and have added 21 articles to featured topics and good topics.

Remember that any content promoted after 28 April but before the start of Round 3 can be claimed during Round 3, which starts on 1 May at 00:00 (UTC). Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed.

If you would like to learn more about rules and scoring for the 2024 WikiCup, please see this page. Further questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges (Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs), Epicgenius (talk · contribs), and Frostly (talk · contribs)) are reachable on their talk pages. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:38, 29 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – May 2024[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2024).

Administrator changes

readded Nyttend
removed

Bureaucrat changes

removed Nihonjoe

CheckUser changes

readded Joe Roe

Oversight changes

removed GeneralNotability

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • Partial action blocks are now in effect on the English Wikipedia. This means that administrators have the ability to restrict users from certain actions, including uploading files, moving pages and files, creating new pages, and sending thanks. T280531

Arbitration

Miscellaneous


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Reminder to vote now to select members of the first U4C[edit]

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