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Maintenance

As part of routine maintenance, can an administrator please delete all the temporary monthly clean-up categories that have been emptied at User:Pkbwcgs/Wikipedia maintenance/Monthly cleanup categories for deletion. To make the admin's life easier, I have gone and found all the empty categories with automatic tagging for deletion. Help from an admin would be very much appreciated and all the empty temporary monthly clean-up categories I have compiled is at User:Pkbwcgs/Wikipedia maintenance/Monthly cleanup categories for deletion. Thanks. Pkbwcgs (talk) 20:33, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

 Done Ronhjones  (Talk) 21:26, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
@Ronhjones: Thank you!!! Pkbwcgs (talk) 07:38, 22 August 2018 (UTC)
@Ronhjones: I have added three more empty categories for deletion at User:Pkbwcgs/Wikipedia maintenance/Monthly cleanup categories for deletion. Can you please delete those three. Thanks. Pkbwcgs (talk) 08:52, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
 Done Ronhjones  (Talk) 14:13, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks again. Pkbwcgs (talk) 14:14, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
Tilt angles parameters geometric definition with coordinate frames.pdf

PDFs

I agree with you that a PDF which is a crude scan of a twelve page act of parliament should be deleted. However, I found recently that a PDF consisting of just one image can actually be used in an article as in this example. So I suggest keeping such PDFs. On the other hand if the image has a massive border as with file:Subduation model for the spreading of the South China Sea.pdf, it is almost useless and perhaps should be deleted. — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 08:56, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

@RHaworth: I agree. I am going through this whole list of PDFs which date back to 2006 and older and tagging them. However, the use of File:Subduation model for the spreading of the South China Sea.pdf doesn't look good in Geological history of Borneo and as it is a duplicate of File:Continental rift model for the spreading of the South China Sea.png, I will tag File:Subduation model for the spreading of the South China Sea.pdf for deletion. Thanks. Pkbwcgs (talk) 09:01, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
Actually, it isn't a duplicate. However, the use of the file in Geological history of Borneo doesn't look good. Pkbwcgs (talk) 09:03, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
Actually, I will crop it myself to get rid of the massive border. Pkbwcgs (talk) 09:11, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
It is a PDF so I can't crop it and I can't upload it as a new file. Pkbwcgs (talk) 09:14, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
@RHaworth: Thanks for deleting the files. I am going to look carefully next time as to what meets the criteria. Pkbwcgs (talk) 09:36, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
File:SRS energy levels scheme.pdf has the potential to be used somewhere so I won't tag it for deletion. Pkbwcgs (talk) 10:03, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

PDFs can be converted to proper images and then cropped. Compare and contrast File:Continental rift model for the spreading of the South China Sea.pdf with File:Continental rift model for the spreading of the South China Sea.png. I thought I was going mad today because I could not replicate the way in which I had done the conversion. Eventually in my version of Adobe Reader I noticed an anonymous pull down list with options including "Paste", "Find" and "Advanced search". Among these is "Take Snapshot". Turn that on and you can use your mouse to select the required area of the image. Copy it and paste into your image edit program. The magnification in your PDF viewer does affect the result but using 100% is probably OK. — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 20:17, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

WPCleaner 2.0

Hello Pkbwcgs.

I would like to inform you that a new version of WPCleaner is available replacing the old version (v1.43) dating back to almost a year. Unfortunately, going from version 1.43 to 2.0 automatically isn't possible and will require a new installation. It's necessary to install version 2.0 to take advantage of updates and bug fixes. Version 1.43 will have to be uninstalled manually, as there are no more updates for it.

Installation tutorial under Windows 10

The installation procedure is described at Wikipedia:WPCleaner/Installation.

Note: for usage in Bot mode, I strongly advise to check the modifications to be sure that the tasks run correctly

--NicoV (Talk on frwiki) 09:22, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

@NicoV: It doesn't look as easy to install the new version of WPCleaner. I can't even get my head round the instructions. Can you please help me out. Thanks. Pkbwcgs (talk) 09:27, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
Hi. I didn't manage to find an easy way to install the new version, sorry... What's your operating system ?
First, create a new folder and download both files (getdown.txt and getdown.jar) into it. Next steps are more dependent on your operating system. --NicoV (Talk on frwiki) 09:30, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
@NicoV: I can't able to download getdown.txt. Pkbwcgs (talk) 09:33, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
 Done Understood the instructions at last. Pkbwcgs (talk) 09:41, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
(edit conflict) It seems some browsers will try to display getdown.txt instead of downloading it (I have to see if I can make this easier) : try right clicking on the link to see if you have an option like "Save link as...".
If you think the instructions can be made more understandable, tell me ! --NicoV (Talk on frwiki) 09:43, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
I tried to make a video tutorial for the installation, hope it's easier. --NicoV (Talk on frwiki) 13:14, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
@NicoV: Thanks, but I have already managed to install it. Thanks anyway. Pkbwcgs (talk) 13:15, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

Why did I delete all the other nominations?

[1]. That's an interesting question. It's not unusual for me to take some time when doing an edit - I am easily distracted! Looking at the page history, the stuff that was removed with my edit was fairly recent - within about half an hour of my edit. I don't recall how long I took, but I have had edits open for longer than that, so it is likely I opened the edit over half an hour before I pressed Publish changes. Now, what usually happens when two people edit simultaneously, is that the last person to press Publish changes gets an Edit conflict notice. On this occasion that did not happen. But my edit wiped out the two edits that had been done since I opened the page for editing. Both of those edits had been made with XFDcloser. I shall drop a note to User:Evad37, the creator of XFDcloser to see if that makes sense. SilkTork (talk) 02:00, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

HMM. Just noticed this on the XFDcloser talkpage: User_talk:Evad37/XFDcloser.js#XFDCloser_doesn't_detect_edit_conflicts?. I wonder if that is related? SilkTork (talk) 02:03, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

I've left a note: User_talk:Evad37/XFDcloser.js#Silent_edit_conflict?. I'll keep that page on my watchlist for a few days in case Evad37 has any questions, but I won't be watching this page, so if you have any further questions, please ping me. SilkTork (talk) 02:15, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.13 18 September 2018

Hello Pkbwcgs, 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).

Go here to remove your name if you wish to opt-out of future mailings. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:11, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Deletion of Template:Nursery rhymes and Template:Children's Games

Hi, I noticed you closed both of these discussions with one keep and two delete, without notifying Wikipedia:WikiProject Children's Literature. Template:Nursery Rhymes in particular was a very useful template and I'm very surprised it was deleted. I'd like to re-open. Thanks! Mvolz (talk) 15:42, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

@Mvolz: Sorry, but I don't understand. What would you like me to do in terms of re-opening? Pkbwcgs (talk) 17:24, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
In fact, if you notice under the keep vote, a user commented that it doesn't address the concerns. Pkbwcgs (talk) 17:27, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
I'm not exactly sure what the protocol here is for getting things undeleted, but the undeletion page mentioned commenting on the talk page of the deleter first, so that's the step I'm doing. Those are all concerns I'd be happy to address if the discussion was re-opened, although it's a little difficult without referencing the template as it's already been deleted. But they were grouped by type (i.e. counting games, etc.) This is really useful if you're a playgroup, nursery, library, and trying to come up with curricula and you want, for instance, good counting out games, or are simply a parent that wants to find other similar rhymes. One person commented that they didn't think the organisation of the template was useful but that's a matter of opinion and, in my opinion, they're simply wrong. What would be the next step here for a contested deletion? Mvolz (talk) 18:30, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
@Mvolz: If you would like deletion to overturn, you can post a request at Wikipedia:Deletion review. Then, if your appeal is successful, deletion will be overturned. Pkbwcgs (talk) 18:51, 22 September 2018 (UTC)