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Transhumanist's Canada coverage chart[edit]

Note to self: This chart indicates possible holes in articles covering Canadian topics. PKT(alk) 12:21, 17 April 2011 (UTC)


Robin Schmidt[edit]

Hi PKT, I was just sticking in some references. Even had an edit conflict with your message while inserting these. I usually get a little window of opportunity by some status that someone once assigned to me. I'm writing and editing here forever, never bother much with rights. I know there are vast amounts of folks who just dump stories that cannot and will not be seriously referenced. Just thought that my experience could also be helpful for your continued success! gidonb (talk) 18:41, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Coordinates for Telus Garden article[edit]

Hi PKT. Thank you for adding coordinates to the Tsawwassen Mills article. It would be great if you could add coordinates to the infobox of the Telus Garden article. I tried using the tool from WMF Labs, but was a couple of blocks off the correct location. Thank you! Daylen (talk) 21:10, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Done, but there's a problem with the article infobox. It says the building's at Robson and Seymour, but the map and the building's website both indicate that it's at West Georgia and Richards. I used coordinates from the latter - the article should be updated to match. PKT(alk) 21:58, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! I fixed the address. Daylen (talk) 22:35, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Hasty tagging[edit]

Please note that you can't hastily tag A1 or A3 after 5 minutes of creation. Thanks. KGirlTrucker81 huh? what I've been doing 15:22, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

You are Welcome[edit]

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No problem. I dislike 'undoing' someone's honest edits, but I thought in this case it was the easiest way to correct things. :) Juve2000 (talk) 16:55, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Robert Mackenzie[edit]

Okay you changed Robert Mackenzie to Robert Mackenzie (film sound), the correct link was actually Robert Mackenzie (sound engineer) (which has a page for some reason the creator never linked it to the dab. Wgolf (talk) 05:56, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Auston Matthews[edit]

Leave the changes alone Brian C Butcher 14:12, 4 February 2017 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by GypsySlide (talkcontribs)

Ha. PKT(alk) 17:57, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

Smile![edit]

Thanks! I try my best :) ...PKT(alk) 20:40, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

longshot[edit]

council/shire arts are never anything to do with bioregions - maybe you might think more Bulloo-Bancannia_drainage_basin ?? JarrahTree 01:45, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

Your edit is probably more correct - the main thing is to define "Bulloo" better than it was. Thanks for following up!! PKT(alk) 02:37, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
one of the most neglected collections of red links in the Oz strylian project - IBRA JarrahTree 02:43, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

Guild of Copy Editors February 2017 News[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors February 2017 News
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Hello everyone, and welcome to the February 2017 GOCE newsletter. The Guild has been busy since the last time your coordinators sent out a newsletter!

December blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 11 through 17 December; the themes were Requests and eliminating the November 2015 backlog. Of the 14 editors who signed up, nine editors completed 29 articles. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all who took part.

January drive: The January drive was a great success. We set out to remove December 2015 and January and February 2016 from our backlog (195 articles), and by 22 January we had cleared those and had to add a third month (March 2016). At the end of the month we had almost cleared out that last month as well, for a total of 180 old articles removed from the backlog! We reduced our overall backlog by 337 articles, to a low of 1,465 articles, our second-lowest month-end total ever. We also handled all of the remaining requests from December 2016. Officially, 19 editors recorded 337 copy edits (over 679,000 words).

February blitz: The one-week February blitz, focusing on the remaining March 2016 backlog and January 2017 requests, ran from 12 to 18 February. Seven editors reduced the total in those two backlog segments from 32 to 10 articles, leaving us in good shape going in to the March drive.

Coordinator elections for the first half of 2017: In December, coordinators for the first half of 2017 were elected. Jonesey95 stepped aside as lead coordinator, remaining as coordinator and allowing Miniapolis to be the lead, and Tdslk and Corinne returned as coordinators. Thanks to all who participated!

Speaking of coordinators, congratulations to Jonesey95 on their well-deserved induction into the Guild of Copy Editors Hall of Fame. The plaque reads: "For dedicated service as lead coordinator (2014, 1 July – 31 December 2015 and all of 2016) and coordinator (1 January – 30 June 2015 and 1 January – 30 June 2017); exceptional template-creation work (considerably streamlining project administration), and their emphasis on keeping the GOCE a drama-free zone."

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St. Brendan's College[edit]

"Edmund Ignatius Rice died in 1844, how could he be founder in 1939?". Ah, that would be the extra miracle he needs for sainthood! Thanks for pointing it out :-) Kerry (talk) 07:22, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

Copyright problem on See You in Valhalla[edit]

Plot descriptions cannot be copied from other sources, including official sources and IMDb, unless these can be verified to be public domain or licensed compatibly with Wikipedia. They must be written in original language to comply with Wikipedia's copyright policy. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 14:28, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

I did edit that text, although I suppose not enough...... PKT(alk) 14:33, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Communities Project, Canada, problem[edit]

Good afternoon, PKT. You had given me some useful tips at the Community project Talk page WP:Canadian communities. Would you agree to take a look at the lead for another one? West Montrose, Ontario.

I have been working to improve many articles about small towns and cities in Southern Ontario, Canada including West Montrose, Ontario. When I first got involved (March 29) there was not a single citation. I added new content and added citations. Suddenly, we have a long, ongoing argument at the Talk page about the very short lead. Because the Talk content is so extensive, and hence confusing, it's tough to get anyone from the Feedback Service involved to try to cut through all that and help us get a Consensus.

The only real issues (as I see them) are:

1. Does this community have Old Order Mennonites who drive horse and buggies. (That content has been in the article since 2007 and I did not change it. I just added citations.) Very recently however, this became a huge item of contention.

2. Is West Montrose, Ontario just a small core with a bridge and a few houses or is it a more extensive area. (The citations confirm that this rural farming region with a few small villages has many Old Order Mennonites but because West Montrose is tiny, they do not specifically discuss this community.)

3. There were also debates as to what is, or is not, a reliable source, although I believe we have a consensus (though definitely not unanimous!) as to which are reliable sources.

The actual content of the lead is very short but the Talk section goes on and on and on with debates. (Admittedly, some of those are my posts.) Cheers! Peter K Burian (talk) 18:32, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Why did you request a speedy deletion of my article on the BMW B57 engine?[edit]

Please explain FC2016 (talk) 00:43, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

It had no content. It was just a heading - no description, references or anything else. PKT(alk) 11:29, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Speedy deletion converted to PROD: Batcore[edit]

Hello PKT. I am just letting you know that I have converted the speedy deletion tag that you placed on Batcore to a proposed deletion tag, because I do not believe CSD applies to the page in question. Thank you. Adam9007 (talk) 17:01, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

Fair enough, I thought it could go one way or the other....... PKT(alk) 17:06, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
I ultimately made it a redirect to Batkor (the same subject I believe), though whether that's notable is questionable. Adam9007 (talk) 17:56, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

Quick question out of curiosity[edit]

Hi PKT,

Thanks for this edit. I saw it come by on my watchlist. However, it also triggered my curiosity - why did you change "[[Colombia|Colombian]]" to "[[Colombia]]n"? What's bad about the previous situation? Thanks for explaining, maybe I'm just not aware of something. effeietsanders 21:45, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Hello @effietsanders - There's really nothing *bad* about the older piped link, but WikiPedia's preference is to avoid piped links if possible. Please see Wikipedia:NOPIPEDLINK for a few more details. Thanks for your question! ......... PKT(alk) 12:59, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

Refrain...[edit]

Caution Hi {{subst:BASEPAGENAME}}. Please stop patrolling articles now – your patrolling does not appear to be in accordance with the instructions at New Page Patrol. Specifically, in your patrol of Visorhead you tagged it with WP:BLPPROD which was not at all suitable.It is not a biography.. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask me on my talk page. ~~~~

That's a matter of opinion - according to what was posted, Visorhead was an alias for two people who did some travelling to several countries on motorcycles. I would have tagged it for speedy deletion, but wasn't sure that db-person was appropriate (they apparently did something semi-notable); however the article certainly has no references so I used BLP prod instead, anticipating that other editors would notice and change it to a speedy deletion if they thought it deserved it. I will continue to patrol newpages from time to time, as I have done in the past. Thanks for your note, PKT(alk) 17:50, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

Deletion of Page[edit]

Hi PK, I created a page for my friend as I thought he had earned it. Why has it been deleted? I am confused by this situation. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vineadar (talkcontribs) 08:51, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Response was posted on Vineadar's talk page. PKT(alk) 14:25, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Assessment for WikiProject Canada[edit]

Hi! I noticed your name at Wikipedia:WikiProject Canada/Assessment and also at The 10,000 Challenge. The challenge is coming up to its one-year anniversary in November, and I'm looking for editors who do assessment and who might be willing to check the quality of improvements for the challenge. – Reidgreg (talk) 22:17, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

Downsview[edit]

The perception that Downsview extends to Steeles is common. I've heard it quite a lot. Lots of businesses in particular do. For example:

http://www.academyoflearning.com/locations_ontario_toronto_downsview.html
http://mail.toronto-restaurants.com/restaurant-applejacksjunior-8376-90%20Signet%20DriveNorth%20York
http://www.werbar.com/properties/855-877-alness-street-downsview-ontario/
http://www.martinrosspianos.ca/location.htm Transportfan70Transportfan70 (talk) 19:21, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy[edit]

Hello PKT, I missed seeing your message yesterday about Philip of Burgundy and Charles VII on this page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_(1986_TV_series) I have now added his correct name Philip the Good. With so many Dukes, it really needs the correct name I agree with you. Thanks again, best Laramie1960 (talk) 20:15, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

Cool! I'm very glad you could clear up the confusion! PKT(alk) 00:49, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

Conservative government and Liberal government[edit]

Hi PKT. Are you sure these pages are dabs and not set-index articles? Per WP:SETNOTDAB, I find it likelier that they are the latter.--Nevéselbert 19:16, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

I had not heard of "set index articles" in 11 years of editing here on WP. Having read through WP:SETNOTDAB, I think the delineation between "set" vs "dab" to be quite a fine line. In any case, you're referring to the WikiProject classifications I applied to the two articles, and whether they're marked as "class=dab" or "class=list" is a minor nit. If you'd like to change them to "class=list", please feel free, as long as they're the same class for all WikiProjects. PKT(alk) 20:09, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

Your contributed article, Parbati rai dancer[edit]

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Not my article. There is already an appropriate message on the talk page of the article's creator: Iunc2 (talk · contribs). PKT(alk) 23:52, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

Help Me[edit]

Hello, please see this page and comment on it Hamed Baradaran Thank you. Mahsa Tehrani 92 (talk) 12:57, 8 October 2017 (UTC) Mahsa Tehrani 92 (talk) 12:57, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

Leary Field[edit]

Your change to the link to "CF" is reasonable; however, nearby, "LF" links to Left fielder and "RF" links to Right fielder, an inexplicable difference. Spike-from-NH (talk) 04:33, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

I made the change you suggested, for the sake of consistency - and it's a slightly better link. PKT(alk) 10:57, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

Your signature[edit]

Please be aware that your signature uses deprecated <font> tags, which are causing Obsolete HTML tags lint errors.

You are encouraged to change

'''[[User:PKT|<font color="#880088">PK</font>]][[User talk:PKT|<font color="#449900">T<small>(alk)</small></font>]]''' PKT(alk)

to

'''[[User:PKT|<span style="color: #880088;">PK</span>]][[User talk:PKT|<span style="color: #449900;">T<small>(alk)</small></span>]]''' PKT(alk)

Respectfully, Anomalocaris (talk) 20:00, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Oh! I had no idea. Change has been made now - thanks for this! ... PKT(alk) 20:05, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! —Anomalocaris (talk) 20:14, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

I appreciate the help over at List of Pro Bowl players. It's been mostly a solo project thusfar, so any contributions from experienced Wikipedians are gladly accepted! Thanks! caknuck ° needs to be running more often 19:29, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

New Page Reviewing[edit]

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Hello, PKT.

As one of Wikipedia's most experienced Wikipedia editors,
Would you please consider becoming a New Page Reviewer? Reviewing/patrolling a page doesn't take much time but it requires a good understanding of Wikipedia policies and guidelines; currently Wikipedia needs experienced users at this task. (After gaining the flag, patrolling is not mandatory. One can do it at their convenience). But kindly read the tutorial before making your decision. Thanks. — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 01:33, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

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New Page Reviewer granted[edit]

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Hello PKT. Your account has been added to the "New page reviewers" user group, allowing you to review new pages and mark them as patrolled, tag them for maintenance issues, or in some cases, tag them for deletion. The list of articles awaiting review is located at the New Pages Feed. New page reviewing is a vital function for policing the quality of the encylopedia, if you have not already done so, you must read the new tutorial at New Pages Review, the linked guides and essays, and fully understand the various deletion criteria. If you need more help or wish to discuss the process, please join or start a thread at page reviewer talk.

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Wikipedia Visiting Scholars at Windsor[edit]

Hi there,

I work on the Wikipedia Visiting Scholars program in my role with Wiki Education. I've been talking to someone at the University of Windsor about sponsoring a Visiting Scholar and hope to get your thoughts about the subject. The basic idea of the program is that a university gives remote library access (ebooks, databases, etc.) to an experienced Wikipedian capable of using those resources to improve articles in an area of mutual interest. In other words, it's a pretty easy-going relationship intended to empower a Wikipedian in their editing while increasing the impact of a library's holdings. UWindsor would like to support someone interested to write about the history of southwestern Ontario. In my experience, it can be challenging to find the right person given a geographically limited topic scope, but I wanted to get your take. The first question would be whether this sort of program would be interesting to you personally. Second question is what your sense is of how many editors actively contribute to such articles? The opportunity hasn't been formally announced yet -- I'm just doing some advance research at this point. :) Thanks for your time. --Ryan (Wiki Ed) (talk) 22:49, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Very important tags[edit]

Hi and thank you for putting a warning at the top of Khai khrop alerting readers that the citation style used therein might be unclear to them. But the article contains a sum total of five citations, so my understanding of you action was that in choosing not to undertake the trivial task of fixing them and instead opting to put a big sign at the top of the article you were simply being too polite and wary of imposing your own citation style. I removed the tag with an indication that any style you choose will be accepted. But you seem to have foregone the opportunity to make the changes you deem necessary and have simply put the tag back on. Now I am perplexed and I am wondering whether I might not have misconstrued your intention. – Uanfala (talk) 01:26, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

I responded to this on User talk:Uanfala ............. PKT(alk) 16:44, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/IncidentArchive971#User:The Train Master continuously editing without sources[edit]

 You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/IncidentArchive971#User:The Train Master continuously editing without sources. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk • contribs) 21:03, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Hi, I'm Onel5969. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, John Gibbons (DJ), and have un-reviewed it again. If you have any questions, please ask them on my talk page. Thank you.

Onel5969 TT me 16:19, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Don't know why you would do so, and the article shows as reviewed again, so......OK.......PKT(alk) 16:57, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

New Page Reviewer Newsletter[edit]

Hello PKT, thank you for your efforts reviewing new pages!
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Guild of Copy Editors December 2017 News[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors December 2017 News
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Hello copy editors! Welcome to the December 2017 GOCE newsletter, which contains nine months(!) of updates. The Guild has been busy and successful; your diligent efforts in 2017 has brought the backlog of articles requiring copy edit to below 1,000 articles for the first time. Thanks to all editors who have contributed their time and energy to help make this happen.

Our copy-editing drives (month-long backlog-reduction drives held in odd-numbered months) and blitzes (week-long themed editing in even-numbered months) have been very successful this year.

March drive: We set out to remove April, May, and June 2016 from our backlog and all February 2017 Requests (a total of 304 articles). By the end of the month, all but 22 of these articles were cleared. Officially, of the 28 who signed up, 22 editors recorded 257 copy edits (439,952 words). (These numbers do not always make sense when you compare them to the overall reduction in the backlog, because not all editors record every copy edit on the drive page.)

April blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 16 through 22 April; the theme was Requests. Of the 15 who signed up, 9 editors completed 43 articles (81,822 words).

May drive: The goals were to remove July, August, and September 2016 from the backlog and to complete all March 2017 Requests (a total of 300 articles). By the end of the month, we had reduced our overall backlog to an all-time low of 1,388 articles. Of the 28 who signed up, 17 editors completed 187 articles (321,810 words).

June blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 18 through 24 June; the theme was Requests. Of the 16 who signed up, 9 editors completed 28 copy edits (117,089 words).

2017 Coordinator elections: In June, coordinators for the second half of 2017 were elected. Jonesey95 moved back into the lead coordinator position, with Miniapolis stepping down to remain as coordinator; Tdslk and Corinne returned as coordinators, and Keira1996 rejoined after an extended absence. Thanks to all who participated!

July drive: We set out to remove August, September, October, and November 2016 from the backlog and to complete all May and June 2017 Requests (a total of 242 articles). The drive was an enormous success, and the target was nearly achieved within three weeks, so that December 2016 was added to the "old articles" list used as a goal for the drive. By the end of the month, only three articles from 2016 remained, and for the second drive in a row, the backlog was reduced to a new all-time low, this time to 1,363 articles. Of the 33 who signed up, 21 editors completed 337 articles (556,482 words).

August blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 20 through 26 August; the theme was biographical articles tagged for copy editing for more than six months (47 articles). Of the 13 who signed up, 11 editors completed 38 copy edits (42,589 words).

September drive: The goals were to remove January, February, and March 2017 from the backlog and to complete all August 2017 Requests (a total of 338 articles). Of the 19 who signed up, 14 editors completed 121 copy edits (267,227 words).

October blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 22 through 28 October; the theme was Requests. Of the 14 who signed up, 8 editors completed 20 articles (55,642 words).

November drive: We set out again to remove January, February, and March 2017 from the backlog and to complete all October 2017 Requests (a total of 207 articles). By the end of the month, these goals were reached and the backlog shrank to its lowest total ever, 997 articles, the first time it had fallen under one thousand (click on the graph above to see this amazing feat in graphical form). It was also the first time that the oldest copy-edit tag was less than eight months old. Of the 25 who signed up, 16 editors completed 159 articles (285,929 words).

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Seasons' Greetings[edit]

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...to you and yours, from the Great White North! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 17:48, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

LaMont "ShowBoat" Robinson[edit]

Hello, I received a message saying the article I started for LaMont "ShowBoat" Robinson was proposed for deletion because it's a biography of a living person that lacks references. I looked at it today and I now see there are references listed so I'm wondering if it's still proposed for deletion? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jehof — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jehof (talkcontribs) 22:56, 27 December 2017 (UTC)

WP Canada scope[edit]

Hello, I had a question about an edit you did recently, mostly for my own knowledge so I do not repeat any past mistakes! I noticed that you deleted WikiProject Canada from Alice Merton and her works. Would she be covered by the scope of WikiProject Canadian music? I am asking be cause she has ties to Canada. She was raised in Ontario. I am not sure if she has Canadian citizenship but she does have a Canadian accent. Cheers! Thsmi002 (talk) 14:27, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

@Thsmi002: Hi Thsmi002 - I removed the WPCanada banner from her talk page because she doesn't identify as Canadian, and while she appears to have lived in Canada (Oakville) for a while it clearly wasn't for a lot of time, so in my opinion she's not in scope. There are a lot of WikiProject banners on her talk page, so it's not like her article is orphaned :). I definitely don't see how her music would be in scope for WikiProject Canadian music - from what I can see, her work was recorded and produced in Europe. It's my opinion that people who worked or resided in Canada for a small portion of their lives would usually not identify as Canadian and therefore would be out of scope for WPCanada. BTW, there's nothing wrong with applying the WPCanada banner per se, but this is Wikipedia and other editors are able to make changes if they see fit. Happy new year! PKT(alk) 15:55, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for the insights! I can see why Merton's case is unique and how opinions can vary. I came across several sources that list her as a variety of nationalities...German-English, Canadian-English, Canadian-German...etc. I believe WPCanada is relevant in this instance because her Canadian upbringing and subsequent moves are a focal part of her career and identity which she wrote about in her debut single "No Roots." FWIW, while obviously not a RS, she mentions her Canadian accent/upbringing across her social media pages. Happy New Year! Thsmi002 (talk) 02:43, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

New Years new page backlog drive[edit]

Hello PKT, thank you for your efforts reviewing new pages!
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Announcing the NPP New Year Backlog Drive!

We have done amazing work so far in December to reduce the New Pages Feed backlog by over 3000 articles! Now is the time to capitalise on our momentum and help eliminate the backlog!

The backlog drive will begin on January 1st and run until January 29th. Prize tiers and other info can be found HERE.

Awards will be given in tiers in two categories:

  • The total number of reviews completed for the month.
  • The minimum weekly total maintained for all four weeks of the backlog drive.

NOTE: It is extremely important that we focus on quality reviewing. Despite our goal of reducing the backlog as much as possible, please do not rush while reviewing.


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NPP Backlog Drive Appreciation[edit]

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Thank you for reviewing articles during the 2018 NPP New Year Backlog Drive. Always more to do, but thanks for participating. — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 05:43, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
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For maintaining a streak of at least 10 reviews per week during the 2018 NPP New Year Backlog drive, you are awarded the worm gear. Thanks for your contributions and keep up the good work! — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 05:43, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Category:Wikipedians who like Black Mirror[edit]

Hey! I saw that you edited the article Black Mirror and thought maybe you would be interested in this new user category I created?-🐦Do☭torWho42 () 10:42, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

No thanks - I've never seen Black Mirror. PKT(alk) 12:33, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

New Page Reviewer Newsletter[edit]

Hello PKT, thank you for your efforts in reviewing new pages!
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The NPP backlog at the end of the drive with the number of unreviewed articles by creation date. Red is older than 90 days, orange is between 90 and 30 days old, and green is younger than 30 days.

Backlog update:

  • The new page backlog is currently at 3819 unreviewed articles, with a further 6660 unreviewed redirects.
  • We are very close to eliminating the backlog completely; please help by reviewing a few extra articles each day!

New Year Backlog Drive results:

  • We made massive progress during the recent four weeks of the NPP Backlog Drive, during which the backlog reduced by nearly six thousand articles and the length of the backlog by almost 3 months!

General project update:

  • ACTRIAL will end it's initial phase on the 14th of March. Our goal is to reduce the backlog significantly below the 90 day index point by the 14th of March. Please consider helping with this goal by reviewing a few additional pages a day.
  • Reviewing redirects is an important and necessary part of New Page Patrol. Please read the guideline on appropriate redirects for advice on reviewing redirects. Inappropriate redirects can be re-targeted or nominated for deletion at RfD.

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Peter Adriaens tag[edit]

Hi, I've left a message on the talk page of a page you've previously editing, the Peter Adriaens article, which my COI prevents me from editing about having the tag removed from the page. I'd love your input. Thanks! Alex Thermopolis —Preceding undated comment added 15:37, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Hello Alex - I'm not much help for an issue like that. Hopefully one or more of the other editors who have touched the article. PKT(alk) 15:50, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

GOCE February 2018 news[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors February 2018 News
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Welcome to the February 2018 GOCE newsletter in which you will find Guild updates since the December edition. We got to a great start for the year, holding the backlog at nine months. 100 requests were submitted in the first 6 weeks of the year and were swiftly handled with an average completion time of 9 days.

Coordinator elections: In December, coordinators for the first half of 2018 were elected. Jonesey95 remained as lead coordinator and Corrine, Miniapolis and Tdslk as assistant coordinators. Keira1996 stepped down as assistant coordinator and was replaced by Reidgreg. Thanks to all who participated!

End of year reports were prepared for 2016 and 2017, providing a detailed look at the Guild's long-term progress.

January drive: We set out to remove April, May, and June 2017 from our backlog and all December 2017 Requests (a total of 275 articles). As with previous years, the January drive was an outstanding success and by the end of the month all but 57 of these articles were cleared. Officially, of the 38 who signed up, 21 editors recorded 259 copy edits (490,256 words).

February blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 11 through 17 February, focusing on Requests and the last articles tagged in May 2017. At the end of the week there were only 14 pending requests, with none older than 20 days. Of the 11 who signed up, 10 editors completed 35 copy edits (98,538 words).

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators: Jonesey95, Miniapolis, Corinne, Tdslk, and Reidgreg.

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Saif Nabel(Signer) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Saif Nabel(Signer). Since you had some involvement with the Saif Nabel(Signer) redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. --Animalparty! (talk) 21:04, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

New Page Review Newsletter No.10[edit]

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

ACTRIAL:

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

Paid editing

  • Now that ACTRIAL is inoperative pending discussion, please be sure to look for tell-tale signs of undisclosed paid editing. Contact the creator if appropriate, and submit the issue to WP:COIN if necessary.

Subject-specific notability guidelines

Nominate competent users for Autopatrolled

  • While patrolling articles, if you find an editor that is particularly competent at creating quality new articles, and that user has created more than 25 articles (rather than stubs), consider nominating them for the 'Autopatrolled' user right HERE.

News

  • The next issue Wikipedia's newspaper The Signpost has now been published after a long delay. There are some articles in it, including ACTRIAL wrap-up that will be of special interest to New Page Reviewers. Don't hesitate to contribute to the comments sections. The Signpost is one of the best ways to stay up date with news and new developments - please consider subscribing to it. All editors of Wikipedia and associated projects are welcome to submit articles on any topic for consideration by the The Signpost's editorial team for the next issue.

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April 2018[edit]

Information icon Hello. Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia.

When editing an article on Wikipedia, you will see a small field labeled "Edit summary" shown under the main edit box. It looks like this:

Edit summary (Briefly describe your changes)

 

I noticed your recent edit to Talk:Doug Thompson does not have an edit summary. Please be sure to provide a summary of every edit you make, even if you write only the briefest of summaries. The summaries are very helpful to people browsing an article's history.

Edit summary content is visible in:

Please use the edit summary to explain your reasoning for the edit, or a summary of what the edit changes. You can give yourself a reminder to add an edit summary by setting Preferences → Editing → check Prompt me when entering a blank edit summary. Thanks! Me-123567-Me (talk) 02:52, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes, after 150K+ edits, I know. I generally don't bother on talk pages when rating articles, after having rated thousands of them. I almost always use edit summaries on article-space edits. PKT(alk) 21:22, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Help needed[edit]

Hi Could you help me with corrections of "my poor English writing". I am actually busy with updating and creation of pages: 1974 FIFA World Cup and it's attached group's pages. I'm convicted that my sentences construction is false. Thanks in advance. Frienldy. Shanon11 (talk · contribs) 19 May 2018, 13h24 CET

OK. I had a go at the main article and will look at the related articles as time permits. Cheers, PKT(alk) 12:10, 19 May 2018 (UTC)
Here's an issue - how many countries/teams took part in the qualification process? It was 99 according to 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification, but 98 in the 1974 FIFA World Cup article. You should try to figure out the right number - the difference might be due to whether or not West Germany is counted. PKT(alk) 12:54, 19 May 2018 (UTC)
I will control that with my personal archives. You are probably right. Host nations are sometime telling with, sometime not. FriendlyShanon11 (talk · contribs) 19 May 2018, 15h07 CET

NPR Newsletter No.11 25 May 2018[edit]

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

ACTRIAL:

  • WP:ACREQ has been implemented. The flow at the feed has dropped back to the levels during the trial. However, the backlog is on the rise again so please consider reviewing a few extra articles each day; a backlog approaching 5,000 is still far too high. An effort is also needed to ensure that older unsuitable older pages at the back of the queue do not get automatically indexed for Google.

Deletion tags

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

Backlog drive:

  • A backlog drive will take place from 10 through 20 June. Check out our talk page at WT:NPR for more details. NOTE: It is extremely important that we focus on quality reviewing. Despite our goal of reducing the backlog as much as possible, please do not rush while reviewing.

Editathons

  • There will be a large increase in the number of editathons in June. Please be gentle with new pages that obviously come from good faith participants, especially articles from developing economies and ones about female subjects. Consider using the 'move to draft' tool rather than bluntly tagging articles that may have potential but which cannot yet reside in mainspace.

Paid editing - new policy

  • Now that ACTRIAL is ACREQ, please be sure to look for tell-tale signs of undisclosed paid editing. Contact the creator if appropriate, and submit the issue to WP:COIN if necessary. There is a new global WMF policy that requires paid editors to connect to their adverts.

Subject-specific notability guidelines

  • The box at the right contains each of the subject-specific notability guidelines, please review any that are relevant BEFORE nominating an article for deletion.
  • Reviewers are requested to familiarise themselves with the new version of the notability guidelines for organisations and companies.

Not English

  • A common issue: Pages not in English or poor, unattributed machine translations should not reside in main space even if they are stubs. Please ensure you are familiar with WP:NPPNE. Check in Google for the language and content, tag as required, then move to draft if they do have potential.

News

  • Development is underway by the WMF on upgrades to the New Pages Feed, in particular ORES features that will help to identify COPYVIOs, and more granular options for selecting articles to review.
  • The next issue of The Signpost has been published. The newspaper is one of the best ways to stay up to date with news and new developments. between our newsletters.

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Bob Nicholson[edit]

I recently overhauled the Bob Nicholson (ice hockey) article. I'm wondering if you would be able to provide some constructive criticism for the article. If you could, please post at Talk:Bob Nicholson (ice hockey). Thanks. Flibirigit (talk) 01:21, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

June 2018 GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors June 2018 News
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Welcome to the June 2018 GOCE newsletter, in which you will find Guild updates since the February edition. Progress continues to be made on the copyediting backlog, which has been reduced to 7 months and reached a new all-time low. Requests continue to be handled efficiently this year, with 272 completed by the end of May (an average completion time of 10.5 days). Fewer than 10% of these waited longer than 20 days, and the longest wait time was 29 days.

Wikipedia in general, and the Guild in particular, experienced a deep loss with the death on 20 March of Corinne. Corinne (a GOCE coordinator since 1 July 2016) was a tireless aide on the requests page, and her peerless copyediting is a part of innumerable GAs and FAs. Her good cheer, courtesy and tact are very much missed.

March drive: The goal was to remove June, July and August 2017 from our backlog and all February 2018 Requests (a total of 219 articles). This drive was an outstanding success, and by the end of the month all but eight of these articles were cleared. Of the 33 editors who signed up, 19 recorded 277 copy edits (425,758 words).

April blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 15 through 21 April, focusing on Requests and the last eight articles tagged in August 2017. At the end of the week there were only 17 pending requests, with none older than 17 days. Of the nine editors who signed up, eight editors completed 22 copy edits (62,412 words).

May drive: We set out to remove September, October and November 2017 from our backlog and all April 2018 Requests (a total of 298 articles). There was great success this month with the backlog more than halved from 1,449 articles at the beginning of the month to a record low of 716 articles. Officially, of the 20 who signed up, 15 editors recorded 151 copy edits (248,813 words).

Coordinator elections: It's election time again. Nominations for Guild coordinators (who will serve a six-month term for the second half of 2018) have begun, and will close at 23:59 UTC on 15 June. All Wikipedia editors in good standing are eligible, and self-nominations are encouraged. Voting will take place between 00:01 UTC on 16 June and 23:59 UTC on 30 June.

June blitz: Stay tuned for this one-week copy-editing blitz, which will take place in mid-June.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators: Corinne, Jonesey95, Miniapolis, Reidgreg and Tdslk.

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NPP Backlog Elimination Drive[edit]

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

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel: there are currently 2900 unreviewed articles, and 4000 unreviewed redirects.

Announcing the Backlog Elimination Drive!

  • As a final push, we have decided to run a backlog elimination drive from the 20th to the 30th of June.
  • Reviewers who review at least 50 articles or redirects will receive a Special Edition NPP Barnstar: Special Edition New Page Patroller's Barnstar. Those who review 100, 250, 500, or 1000 pages will also receive tiered awards: 100 review coin, 250 review coin, 500 review coin, 1000 review certificate.
  • Please do not be hasty, take your time and fully review each page. It is extremely important that we focus on quality reviewing.

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Arviat South & Arviat North-Whale Cove[edit]

Just kind of curious but do you have sources for the coordinates. Arviat South is the south part of the community of Arviat but the coordinates are a long way inland. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 16:31, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

This Elections Nunavut map is the best source I could work with. I generally try to pick a spot somewhere near the centre of a riding as the point for its geocoordinates, which is why the points I picked are further inland than you might have expected. That having been said, you're free to adjust the coordinates as you see fit. Frankly, I'm not fussy as long as the geocoordinates point is within the bounds of the riding. Cheers! PKT(alk) 19:18, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
OK. Thanks. I'll look through them later or tomorrow. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 19:26, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.12 30 July 2018[edit]

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

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

June backlog drive

Overall the June backlog drive was a success, reducing the last 3,000 or so to below 500. However, as expected, 90% of the patrolling was done by less than 10% of reviewers.
Since the drive closed, the backlog has begun to rise sharply again and is back up to nearly 1,400 already. Please help reduce this total and keep it from raising further by reviewing some articles each day.

New technology, new rules
  • New features are shortly going to be added to the Special:NewPagesFeed which include a list of drafts for review, OTRS flags for COPYVIO, and more granular filter preferences. More details can be found at this page.
  • Probationary permissions: Now that PERM has been configured to allow expiry dates to all minor user rights, new NPR flag holders may sometimes be limited in the first instance to 6 months during which their work will be assessed for both quality and quantity of their reviews. This will allow admins to accord the right in borderline cases rather than make a flat out rejection.
  • Current reviewers who have had the flag for longer than 6 months but have not used the permissions since they were granted will have the flag removed, but may still request to have it granted again in the future, subject to the same probationary period, if they wish to become an active reviewer.
Editathons
  • Editathons will continue through August. Please be gentle with new pages that obviously come from good faith participants, especially articles from developing economies and ones about female subjects. Consider using the 'move to draft' tool rather than bluntly tagging articles that may have potential but which cannot yet reside in mainspace.
The Signpost
  • The next issue of the monthly magazine will be out soon. The newspaper is an excellent way to stay up to date with news and new developments between our newsletters. If you have special messages to be published, or if you would like to submit an article (one about NPR perhaps?), don't hesitate to contact the editorial team here.

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August GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors August 2018 Newsletter
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Hello and welcome to the August 2018 GOCE newsletter. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Guild's June election; your new and returning coordinators are listed below. The next election will occur in December 2018; all Wikipedia editors in good standing may take part.

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Our June blitz focused on Requests and articles tagged for copy edit in October 2017. Of the eleven people who signed up, eight editors recorded a total of 28 copy edits, including 3 articles of more than 10,000 words. Complete results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the July drive. Of the seventeen people who signed up, thirteen editors completed 194 copy edits, successfully removing all articles tagged in the last three months of 2017. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are here.

The August blitz will run for one week, from 19 to 25 August. Sign up now!

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators, Reidgreg, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Tdslk.

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What is Canadian[edit]

Please discuss.

NPR Newsletter No.13 18 September 2018[edit]

Hello PKT, 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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Many thanks for your contribution to Barrio Sésamo article[edit]

Hello! PKT, I'm a contributor to wikipedia since very few time ago interested in history of Film making and Public Television mainly in my country, Spain, looking forward to help improvement of better, documented and neutral point of views. I've visit this your user page and simply want to let you some words of my appreciation for your profile. Although some private information sometimes seem to me dangerous, that also serve as a transparency and human and sensitive portrait to others (your mention about your daughter) I also have one with the same age interested as well in arts and music.I hope we'll coincide for more cooperation. You are an expert for me. Thanks Enrique Nicanor (talk) 07:12, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Hi, I'm PRehse. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, Ravi Prakash, and have un-reviewed it again. If you have any questions, please ask them on my talk page. Thank you.

PRehse (talk) 22:16, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

No probs - I wasn't 100% sure about that one.............. PKT(alk) 00:49, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.14 21 October 2018[edit]

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

Hello PKT, 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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WikiProject Canada 10,000 Challenge award[edit]

CanadaRedBarnstar.png The Red Maple Leaf Award
This maple leaf is awarded to PKT for co-authoring the new article 1114 Arthur Currie Lane during the second year of The 10,000 Challenge of WikiProject Canada. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 00:42, 3 November 2018 (UTC)
Thengyafurrymush........ PKT(alk) 00:52, 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 PKT,

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.

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