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Hello. This is my talk page. Feel free to leave me a message. 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 feel like it. ~ ONUnicorn (Talk / Contribs)

Thank you[edit]

Hello ONUnicorn, thank you for your help and suggestions for the David Mobley wiki. I will make the revisions you suggested to achieve the article being completed, thank you again. Ihelptocontribute (talk) 15:02, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

You're welcome. If you need more help or want me to review your edits, let me know. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 15:09, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Userbox removed by me[edit]

You have discovered that I removed, some four months ago, a userpage from your userpage. This was, as I trust you realized, not a vandalism removal; the userbox was, at that time, itself a vandalism which inserted speedy deletion notices onto pages which contained it. I lack the software knowledge to understand how this was done, but I found the same userbox on several other userpages which, like yours, were clearly not speedy deletion material. The speedy tags vanished when the box was removed. I see that you have now replaced the userbox without harmful effect; someone therefore, with greater software knowledge than mine, has been able to clean it.----Anthony Bradbury"talk" 21:56, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

It looks like with this edit someone placed the speedy on the template. Some two hours later they self-reverted with an edit summary amounting to "whoops". ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 02:50, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

Hi ONUnicorn! No, my delete wasn't a test. I intentionally wanted to delete my page. (Aaeefffhjnnoprt (talk) 18:53, 13 December 2018 (UTC))

WikiCup 2018 September newsletter[edit]

The fourth round of the 2018 WikiCup has now come to an end. The eight users who made it to the final round had to score a minimum of 422 points to qualify, with the top score in the round being 4869 points. The leaders in round 4 were:

  • South Carolina Courcelles scored a magnificent 4869 points, with 92 good articles on Olympics-related themes. Courcelles' bonus points alone exceeded the total score of any of the other contestants!
  • Hel, Poland Kees08 was second with 1155 points, including a high-scoring featured article for Neil Armstrong, two good topics and some Olympics-related good articles.
  • Scotland Cas Liber, with 1066 points, was in third place this round, with two featured articles and a good article, all on natural history topics.
  • Other contestants who qualified for the final round were Marshall Islands Nova Crystallis, Republic of Texas Iazyges, Cascadia (independence movement) SounderBruce, Wales Kosack and United States Ceranthor.

During round four, 6 featured articles and 164 good articles were promoted by WikiCup contestants, 13 articles were included in good topics and 143 good article reviews were performed. There were also 10 "in the news" contributions on the main page and 53 "did you knows". Congratulations to 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. 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. Good luck, and let the best editor win! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13, Sturmvogel 66, Vanamonde and Cwmhiraeth. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:31, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – September 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2018).

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Administrator changes

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Interface administrator changes

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Guideline and policy news

  • Following a "stop-gap" discussion, six users have temporarily been made interface administrators while discussion is ongoing for a more permanent process for assigning the permission. Interface administrators are now the only editors allowed to edit sitewide CSS and JavaScript pages, as well as CSS/JS pages in another user's userspace. Previously, all administrators had this ability. The right can be granted and revoked by bureaucrats.

Technical news

  • Because of a data centre test you will be able to read but not edit the wikis for up to an hour on 12 September and 10 October. This will start at 14:00 (UTC). You might lose edits if you try to save during this time. The time when you can't edit might be shorter than an hour.
  • Some abuse filter variables have changed. They are now easier to understand for non-experts. The old variables will still work but filter editors are encouraged to replace them with the new ones. You can find the list of changed variables on mediawiki.org. They have a note which says Deprecated. Use ... instead. An example is article_text which is now page_title.
  • Abuse filters can now use how old a page is. The variable is page_age.

Arbitration

  • The Arbitration Committee has resolved to perform a round of Checkuser and Oversight appointments. The usernames of all applicants will be shared with the Functionaries team, and they will be requested to assist in the vetting process. The deadline to submit an application is 23:59 UTC, 12 September, and the candidates that move forward will be published on-wiki for community comments on 18 September.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:23, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

AfroCine: Join us for the Months of African Cinema in October![edit]

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Greetings!

You are receiving this message because your username or portal was listed as a participant of a WikiProject that is related to Africa, the Carribean, Cinema or theatre.

This is to introduce you to a new Wikiproject called AfroCine. This new project is dedicated to improving the Wikipedia coverage of the history, works, people, places, events, etc, that are associated with the cinema, theatre and arts of Africa, African countries, the carribbean, and the diaspora. If you would love to be part of this or you're already contributing in this area, kindly list your name as a participant on the project page here.

Furthermore, In the months of October and November, the WikiProject is organizing a global on-wiki contest and edit-a-thon tagged: The Months of African Cinema. If you would love to join us for this exciting event, also list your username as a participant for this event here. In preparation for the contest, please do suggest relevant articles that need to be created or expanded in different countries, during this event!

If you have any questions, complaints, suggestions, etc., please reach out to me personally on my talkpage! Cheers!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 20:50, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.13 18 September 2018[edit]

Hello ONUnicorn, 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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Welcome to the Months of African Cinema![edit]

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Greetings!

The AfroCine Project welcomes you to October, the first out of the two months which has been dedicated to improving contents that centre around the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.

This is a global online edit-a-thon, which is happening in at least 5 language editions of Wikipedia, including the English Wikipedia! Join us in this exciting venture, by helping to create or expand articles which are connected to this scope. Also remember to list your name under the participants section, if you haven't done so already.

On English Wikipedia, we would be recognizing Users who are able to achieve the following:

  • Overall winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd places)
  • Country Winners
  • Diversity winner
  • High quality contributors
  • Gender-gap fillers
  • Page improvers
  • Wikidata Translators
For further information about the contest, the recognition categories and how to participate, please visit the contest page here. For further inquiries, please leave comments on the contest talkpage or on the main project talkpage. See you around :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 22:50, 03 October 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – October 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2018).

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Administrator changes

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Interface administrator changes

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Oversight changes

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Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • Partial blocks should be available for testing in October on the Test Wikipedia and the Beta-Cluster. This new feature allows admins to block users from editing specific pages and in the near-future, namespaces and uploading files. You can expect more updates and an invitation to help with testing once it is available.
  • The Foundations' Anti-Harassment Tools team is currently looking for input on how to measure the effectiveness of blocks. This is in particular related to how they will measure the success of the aforementioned partial blocks.
  • Because of a data centre test, you will be able to read but not edit the Wikimedia projects for up to an hour on 10 October. This will start at 14:00 (UTC). You might lose edits if you try to save during this time.

Arbitration

  • The Arbitration Committee has, by motion, amended the procedure on functionary inactivity.
  • The community consultation for 2018 CheckUser and Oversight appointments has concluded. Appointments will be made by October 11.
  • Following a request for comment, the size of the Arbitration Committee will be decreased to 13 arbitrators, starting in 2019. Additionally, the minimum support percentage required to be appointed to a two-year term on ArbCom has been increased to 60%. ArbCom candidates who receive between 50% and 60% support will be appointed to one-year terms instead.
  • Nominations for the 2018 Arbitration Committee Electoral Commission are being accepted until 12 October. These are the editors who help run the ArbCom election smoothly. If you are interested in volunteering for this role, please consider nominating yourself.

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Thanks for the undeletion of my sandbox.[edit]

Cheers. nepaxt 23:26, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

No problem. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 23:29, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

Bizarro[edit]

Hi. Bizarro is a strange artist that leaves paintings all around Braunstone Town and all over Leicestershire. Draft:Bizarro (artist) has never been caught or rarely ever been seen. Wears a hood in the moonlight around midnight. Strange legendary tales are spreading. Was mentioned in newspapers in Leicester Mercury and Braunstone Life since this year. DannyGurr (talk) 16:38, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi DannyGurr. I would recommend you add some sources to your draft, so that people know that Bizarro is a real thing that other publications (besides Wikipedia) have noticed and written about, and so that we can verify the information contained in your draft. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 17:07, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Sure thing! ;) DannyGurr (talk) 20:21, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

The article is a hoax and this sock has been blocked.--Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 18:06, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. I had my suspicions that it was a hoax. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 19:02, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

Caste sourcing[edit]

Hi, I am afraid that this series of edits is useless because Wikeley was a soldier writing during the British Raj era. No Raj era sources are reliable for caste or Indian history, per a very longstanding consensus. - Sitush (talk) 08:33, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

Oh well, I tried. I did have some concerns about that source. Thank you. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 00:19, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.14 21 October 2018[edit]

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

Hello ONUnicorn, 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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Question[edit]

Hi, I just wanted to ask; are you really locking this page with that ridiculous blurb for a plot summary? - wolf 23:45, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

Yep. See The Wrong Version. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 01:27, 25 October 2018 (UTC)
Also, might I suggest you and User:Amisom try to work together to create a draft with a succinct yet informative plot summary, and some sourced content beyond the plot summary to demonstrate notability? One you've agreed on a draft I'd be happy to merge the draft's history into the article and unprotect it. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 03:03, 25 October 2018 (UTC)
Riiiight... 'cuz I'm sure you noticed just how super-cooperative they are, not to mention just how much content they've added to the project (outside of AfD tags). You've been a great help (and that link you provided to that out-dated essay page, that should be wikify'd as "How not to be funny"... that was super-helpful). I noticed that admins seem to whine and cry alot about how thankless their job is and how everyone dumps on them. But not me, I think you're awesome! Good work ;-) - wolf 19:49, 25 October 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the sarcasm. The Wrong Version essay has a point; which is that no matter which version is protected, the person on the other end of the dispute is going to think you protected the wrong version. Therefore the admin should protect the page as they found it, and not impose their own preferences on the page. (There is an argument to be made for reverting to the last stable version, but it's at the admin's discretion and I didn't think that would help in this case.) Frankly, if you want my opinion about the article, both versions are in need of substantial improvement. At no point has that article been supported by sources to provide verifiable content about the book and to demonstrate its notability. Instead of fighting about which lousy plot summary to use, why not draft up some decent content that's supported by sources? If you don't think Amisom will actually work on the draft, so what? If what you ultimately end up with is halfway decent I'm sure they would support it. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 20:59, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Parwaaz Hai Junoon[edit]

Hi admin! Thanks for your response on WP:RPP for the subject. I don't know how to warn an anonymous user, who comes up with different IPs (of same initial digits 39.35…) and make similar edits without any proof. The similar IPs (starting with 39.35…) are vandal and socks of blocked User:Qayyum Ansari. See his edits on other film pages like Azaadi and Load Wedding; the latter one is protected because of his edits under IPs.

Well, I can't report these properly using my mobile device, I request you to please kindly look into this matter and check these IPs whether they match or not. Hope for your kind response, Thanks! M. Billoo 14:46, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

@M.Billoo2000: as far as warning them goes, just use their user talk page, just as if they were registered. If you catch them within a few minutes of making the edit they're more likely to see it. If it's a few days it might not be worth it as their IP may have changed. As far as a sock puppet investigation, let me see what I can do. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 14:53, 25 October 2018 (UTC)
@M.Billoo2000: I'm not seeing why you think they're a sock of User:Qayyum Ansari; from what I can tell User:Qayyum Ansari's obsessed with adding himself to film articles and somehow engaging in self promotion. This user seems to be changing statistics mostly relating to box office revenue. Perhaps there's something I'm missing? At any rate, I took another look at the edit history of Parwaaz Hai Junoon and semi-protected it for a month due to the sheer volume of problematic edits. If it starts back up after a month, let me know and I'll protect it for longer. Also, if you have specific difs that more clearly show why you think it's Qayyum Ansari, let me know. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 15:08, 25 October 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for your response! I don't have any specific diffs, the IP editing at Parwaaz only made box office changes, while at Load Wedding the IP wrote his name. Maybe we can check a looooo…ng edit history at: Please check:
  • List of highest-grossing Pakistani films; maybe I have never edited this page (or probably too few times that I've forgot, so neglect), just because this page has mostlyyy unsourced edits and the mentioned IP also edits Parwaaz's box office figures
  • List of Pakistani films of 2018; I am not able to edit this page any more due to again unsourced edits... Both the mentioned similar IPs have edited this, with one writing his name and other only editing numbers. I am not sure on it, but you can check the latest revision.
Thanks again! M. Billoo 15:26, 25 October 2018 (UTC) Face-smile.svg

Invitation to New AI-Labelling Campaign for Newcomer Sessions[edit]

Hello, I'm reaching out to you because I saw that you signed up as a labelling volunteer at Wikipedia:Labels/Edit quality. I'm starting a new project that builds on Edit quality, to predict Newcomer quality. That is, to predict the damagingness and goodfaithness of "sessions" (multiple related edits) of users within 1 day of their registration. With this AI trained, we could help automatically distinguish betewen productive and unproductive new users. If you wouldn't mind taking a look at this new labelling campaign and label a few sessions I would be very grateful. In addition if you have any feedback or discover any bugs in the process I would appreciate that too. You can find the project page at Wikipedia:Labels/Newcomer_session_quality or go directly to labels.wmflabs.org/ui/enwiki/ and look for the campaign titled "Newcomer Session quality (2018)". Thanks so much!

Maximilianklein (talk) 20:14, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

The Irish Brigade[edit]

Are you sure this band is notable? I was looking into when you marked it as reviewed and it seemed like maybe they weren't. Please ping me as I'm not watching your talk page. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 22:23, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

Barkeep49 whenever someone adds a tag using page curation it's automatically marked as reviewed. I was still looking for sources and doing my own assessment of notability - I haven't decided if it's notable yet. They do have at least one notable song, but notability is not inherited. If you think it's not notable, feel free to tag it for deletion. revert back to the redirect. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 22:26, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
Yeah I tend not to tag an article until I'm finished with it (or I use Twinkle) for just that reason. I stopped by searching about them (and instead fixed some other stuff) once you marked it reviewed. I will do some more looking as well and we can see what both of us come up with :). Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 22:29, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
My assessment is the band is not notable and so should be redirected to the song as an AtD. I have taken no action given your work on this as well. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 22:38, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
Barkeep49 Yeah, I'm not finding much either; lots of stuff about the one song, some tour dates, albums, but no major reviews or awards, nothing about the band's history that could be used as a source to flush out the article. I've reverted back to a redirect. If something comes up it can always be added later. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 22:45, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Thanks for reviewing The Irish Brigade (band), ONUnicorn.

Unfortunately Barkeep49 has just gone over this page again and unreviewed it. Their note is:

Per our previous discussion. If you conclude it is notable please feel free to mark again as reviewed.

To reply, leave a comment on Barkeep49's talk page.

Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 22:30, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

WikiCup 2018 November newsletter[edit]

The WikiCup is over for another year! Our Champion this year is South Carolina Courcelles (submissions), who over the course of the competition has amassed 147 GAs, 111 GARs, 9 DYKs, 4 FLs and 1 ITN. Our finalists were as follows:

  1. South Carolina Courcelles (submissions)
  2. Wales Kosack (submissions)
  3. Hel, Poland Kees08 (submissions)
  4. Cascadia (independence movement) SounderBruce (submissions)
  5. Scotland Cas Liber (submissions)
  6. Marshall Islands Nova Crystallis (submissions)
  7. Republic of Texas Iazyges (submissions)
  8. United States Ceranthor (submissions)


All those who reached the final win awards, and awards will also be going to the following participants:

Awards will be handed out in the coming weeks. Please be patient!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year's WikiCup, whether you made it to the final rounds or not, and particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup who have achieved much this year. Thanks to all who have taken part and helped out with the competition.

Next year's competition begins on 1 January. You are invited to sign up to participate; it is open to all Wikipedians, new and old. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2019 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Godot13 (talk · contribs · email), Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email) and Vanamonde93 (talk · contribs · email).

Administrators' newsletter – November 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (October 2018).

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • Partial blocks is now available for testing on the Test Wikipedia. The new functionality allows you to block users from editing specific pages. Bugs may exist and can be reported on the local talk page or on Meta. A discussion regarding deployment to English Wikipedia will be started by community liaisons sometime in the near future.
  • A user script is now available to quickly review unblock requests.
  • The 2019 Community Wishlist Survey is now accepting new proposals until November 11, 2018. The results of this survey will determine what software the Wikimedia Foundation's Community Tech team will work on next year. Voting on the proposals will take place from November 16 to November 30, 2018. Specifically, there is a proposal category for admins and stewards that may be of interest.

Arbitration

  • Eligible editors will be invited to nominate themselves as candidates in the 2018 Arbitration Committee Elections starting on November 4 until November 13. Voting will begin on November 19 and last until December 2.
  • The Arbitration Committee's email address has changed to arbcom-en@wikimedia.org. Other email lists, such as functionaries-en and clerks-l, remain unchanged.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:19, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.15 16 November 2018[edit]

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

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Hello ONUnicorn,

Community Wishlist Survey – NPP needs you – Vote NOW
  • Community Wishlist Voting takes place 16 to 30 November for the Page Curation and New Pages Feed improvements, and other software requests. The NPP community is hoping for a good turnout in support of the requests to Santa for the tools we need. This is very important as we have been asking the Foundation for these upgrades for 4 years.
If this proposal does not make it into the top ten, it is likely that the tools will be given no support at all for the foreseeable future. So please put in a vote today.
We are counting on significant support not only from our own ranks, but from everyone who is concerned with maintaining a Wikipedia that is free of vandalism, promotion, flagrant financial exploitation and other pollution.
With all 650 reviewers voting for these urgently needed improvements, our requests would be unlikely to fail. See also The Signpost Special report: 'NPP: This could be heaven or this could be hell for new users – and for the reviewers', and if you are not sure what the wish list is all about, take a sneak peek at an article in this month's upcoming issue of The Signpost which unfortunately due to staff holidays and an impending US holiday will probably not be published until after voting has closed.

Go here to remove your name if you wish to opt-out of future mailings. Insertcleverphrasehere (or here)18:37, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

ArbCom 2018 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svgHello, ONUnicorn. Voting in the 2018 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 3 December. All users who registered an account before Sunday, 28 October 2018, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Thursday, 1 November 2018 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

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

If you wish to participate in the 2018 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

User NEDOCHAN[edit]

Since replying to your message you will see I have endured further "needling" from this user; on my talk page, and in this reversion, both minutes after they were made. In regard to the reversion, could you please explain to this user that in MOS:INFOBOXFLAG there is the following exception, However, the infobox may contain the national flag icon of an athlete who competes in competitions where national flags are commonly used as representations of sporting nationality in a given sport. I use as an example, Tiger Woods has nationality =  United States, as do his golfing colleagues, so it makes sense that Lewison should have nationality = United Kingdom British, as do his opponents. My Favourite Account  😊 18:33, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Regarding the issue of the flag; I reccomend you check with Wikiproject Boxing, as I don't see many other boxer infoboxes containing flag icons such as that one. I read MOS:INFOBOXFLAG as applying to people competing in things like the Olympics or the Pan American Games or the Asian Games - events where the athelete is representing their country, but if that's the intention of the exception the MOS needs to be more specific. Then again, I don't know much about boxing or Ian Lewison, and I would defer to people in that Wikiproject who are more familiar with the subject matter, and with applying the MOS to boxing articles. (I'm also far from an expert on the MOS). Regarding that edit itself; I would say (1) stop reverting. Your talkpage post post is good as it brought the issue to the talk page without calling out any one person. (2) Don't try to engage that person directly. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 18:55, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Sorry about this. I know it's abundantly obvious that Tiger Woods, for instance, represents the US in tournaments such as The Ryder Cup. The boxer in question has never represented Britain, hence the clear and explained edit. I have no more to say other than once again to apologise. It shouldn't be this way.NEDOCHAN (talk) 20:16, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

If the talkpage post is good as it brought the issue ... without calling out any one person, and deferring to people in the Wikiproject who are more familiar with the subject matter, stopping reverting and not engaging that person directly is the best course of action, how come it only applies the one way? The edit was reverted without prior discussion, without evidence of having checked with Wikiproject Boxing and with direct engagement, or continued "needling" on my Talk Page. Moreover, thanks to their kneejerk reaction in reverting the edit in its entirety, they get to take the credit for redoing the original edit (minus the flag icon). As to the boxer in question having never represented Britain, what is the WBO Asia Pacific title if it is not international? it also affords the winner a world title shot. Just as a point of order, the conventional method of using a flagicon in the infobox is by use of the medaltemplates field, as used in the Anthony Joshua article, however, it can only be used if the sportsperson has won a medal rather than simply represented their country. The Tiger Woods article is an example in which a flagicon is used in the nationality field of the infobox. Can golfers really be the only exception? My Favourite Account  😊 23:45, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

NEDOCHAN, My Favourite Account, really, both of you should try to leave each other alone. MFA may have reverted first, and Nedochan may have had the most recent revert, but at this point things seem to be unconstructive. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 02:49, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
Have you seen my talk page? Can you see what I mean about your advice only applying the one way? How is it, they are allowed to ignore your advice, and now your instruction, write to my talk page, deliberately needling, I'm presuming to invoke a response? Are you going to do anything regarding this, or am I expecting too much? My Favourite Account  😊 05:17, 23 November 2018 (UTC)

Tower House (1962 Hindi film)[edit]

Hello, kindly provide me a copy of above deleted article, which i believe i can improve upon. Thank you.भास्कर् Bhagawati Speak 02:15, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

Sorry; it was deleted as a copyvio. If I restore it the copyvio will remain. I have no objection to you writing an article on the subject, just make sure it's your own words and not copied straight from IMDB or something. (The only non-copyvio content was an infobox).~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 02:42, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – December 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (November 2018).

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Administrator changes

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Interface administrator changes

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Guideline and policy news

  • Following a request for comment, the Mediation Committee is now closed and will no longer be accepting case requests.
  • A request for comment is in progress to determine whether members of the Bot Approvals Group should satisfy activity requirements in order to remain in that role.
  • A request for comment is in progress regarding whether to change the administrator inactivity policy, such that administrators "who have made no logged administrative actions for at least 12 months may be desysopped". Currently, the policy states that administrators "who have made neither edits nor administrative actions for at least 12 months may be desysopped".
  • A proposal has been made to temporarily restrict editing of the Main Page to interface administrators in order to mitigate the impact of compromised accounts.

Technical news

Arbitration

Miscellaneous

  • In late November, an attacker compromised multiple accounts, including at least four administrator accounts, and used them to vandalize Wikipedia. If you have ever used your current password on any other website, you should change it immediately. Sharing the same password across multiple websites makes your account vulnerable, especially if your password was used on a website that suffered a data breach. As these incidents have shown, these concerns are not pure fantasies.
  • Wikipedia policy requires administrators to have strong passwords. To further reinforce security, administrators should also consider enabling two-factor authentication. A committed identity can be used to verify that you are the true account owner in the event that your account is compromised and/or you are unable to log in.

Obituaries


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NPR Newsletter No.16 15 December 2018[edit]

Hello ONUnicorn,

Reviewer of the Year
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This year's award for the Reviewer of the Year goes to Onel5969. Around on Wikipedia since 2011, their staggering number of 26,554 reviews over the past twelve months makes them, together with an additional total of 275,285 edits, one of Wikipedia's most prolific users.

Thanks are also extended for their work to JTtheOG (15,059 reviews), Boleyn (12,760 reviews), Cwmhiraeth (9,001 reviews), Semmendinger (8,440 reviews), PRehse (8,092 reviews), Arthistorian1977 (5,306 reviews), Abishe (4,153 reviews), Barkeep49 (4,016 reviews), and Elmidae (3,615 reviews).
Cwmhiraeth, Semmendinger, Barkeep49, and Elmidae have been New Page Reviewers for less than a year — Barkeep49 for only seven months, while Boleyn, with an edit count of 250,000 since she joined Wikipedia in 2008, has been a bastion of New Page Patrol for many years.

See also the list of top 100 reviewers.

Less good news, and an appeal for some help

The backlog is now approaching 5,000, and still rising. There are around 640 holders of the NPR flag, most of whom appear to be inactive. The 10% of the reviewers who do 90% of the work could do with some support especially as some of them are now taking a well deserved break.


Really good news - NPR wins the Community Wishlist Survey 2019

At #1 position, the Community Wishlist poll closed on 3 December with a resounding success for NPP, reminding the WMF and the volunteer communities just how critical NPP is to maintaining a clean encyclopedia and the need for improved tools to do it. A big 'thank you' to everyone who supported the NPP proposals. See the results.


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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:14, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

thanks[edit]

Bless you my.... son? Daughter? Do unicorns even HAVE a gender? Thanks, there was a TON of work in those pages you rescued. NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 22:03, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

No problem. :) ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 14:30, 27 December 2018 (UTC)

Happy New Year, ONUnicorn![edit]

   Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.


Welcome to the 2019 WikiCup![edit]

Hello and Happy New Year!

Welcome to the 2019 WikiCup, the competition begins today. If you have already joined, your submission page can be found here. If you have not yet signed up, you can add your name here and we will set up your submissions page. One important rule to remember is that only content on which you have completed significant work during 2019, and which you have nominated this year, is eligible for points in the competition, the judges will be checking! Any questions should be directed to one of the judges, or left on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup. Signups will close at the end of January, and the first round will end on 26 February; the 64 highest scorers at that time will make it to round 2. Good luck! The judges for the WikiCup are Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Godot13 (talk · contribs · email), Vanamonde93 (talk · contribs · email) and Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:14, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – January 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (December 2018).

Guideline and policy news

  1. G14 (new): Disambiguation pages that disambiguate only zero or one existing pages are now covered under the new G14 criterion (discussion). This is {{db-disambig}}; the text is unchanged and candidates may be found in Category:Candidates for speedy deletion as unnecessary disambiguation pages.
  2. R4 (new): Redirects in the file namespace (and no file links) that have the same name as a file or redirect at Commons are now covered under the new R4 criterion (discussion). This is {{db-redircom}}; the text is unchanged.
  3. G13 (expanded): Userspace drafts containing only the default Article Wizard text are now covered under G13 along with other drafts (discussion). Such blank drafts are now eligible after six months rather than one year, and taggers continue to use {{db-blankdraft}}.

Technical news

  • Starting on December 13, the Wikimedia Foundation security team implemented new password policy and requirements. Privileged accounts (administrators, bureaucrats, checkusers, oversighters, interface administrators, bots, edit filter managers/helpers, template editors, et al.) must have a password at least 10 characters in length. All accounts must have a password:
  1. At least 8 characters in length
  2. Not in the 100,000 most popular passwords (defined by the Password Blacklist library)
  3. Different from their username
User accounts not meeting these requirements will be prompted to update their password accordingly. More information is available on MediaWiki.org.
  • Blocked administrators may now block the administrator that blocked them. This was done to mitigate the possibility that a compromised administrator account would block all other active administrators, complementing the removal of the ability to unblock oneself outside of self-imposed blocks. A request for comment is currently in progress to determine whether the blocking policy should be updated regarding this change.
  • {{Copyvio-revdel}} now has a link to open the history with the RevDel checkboxes already filled in.

Arbitration

Miscellaneous

  • Accounts continue to be compromised on a regular basis. Evidence shows this is entirely due to the accounts having the same password that was used on another website that suffered a data breach. If you have ever used your current password on any other website, you should change it immediately.
  • Around 22% of admins have enabled two-factor authentication, up from 20% in June 2018. If you haven't already enabled it, please consider doing so. Regardless of whether you use 2FA, please practice appropriate account security by ensuring your password is secure and unique to Wikimedia.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:39, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Vellela vellela[edit]

Just to say thank you for deleting the redirect I accidentally made at Vellela vellela! Zumley (talk) 19:47, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

You're welcome! ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 20:52, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

Page "Aldo Busi" and related links[edit]

Thank you for your help. I will follow your suggestions. 109.235.153.213 (talk) 13:07, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

You're welcome. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 13:31, 14 January 2019 (UTC)