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Welcome![edit]

Hello, The Herald, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!  --BatteryIncluded (talk) 13:40, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

Wanna go for FPC

These are some pics which are wanting a FP star. I would like to nominate them and if you are doing it, please ping me to have a support !vote for them..Ṫ Ḧ the joy of the LORDmy strength

The Pics[edit]

Season's Greetings[edit]

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The Signpost: 22 December 2016[edit]

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Herald,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Apollo 17 Moon Panorama.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on January 16, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-01-16. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:13, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-02[edit]

19:12, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-03[edit]

23:24, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 January 2017[edit]

Books and Bytes - Issue 20[edit]

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Issue 20, November-December 2016
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  • Partner resource expansions
  • New search tool for finding TWL resources
  • #1lib1ref 2017
  • Wikidata Visiting Scholar

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Tech News: 2017-04[edit]

20:15, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-05[edit]

18:45, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 6 February 2017[edit]

Tech News: 2017-06[edit]

19:45, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-07[edit]

18:06, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-08[edit]

19:25, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Herald,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Epilobium hirsutum - Seed head - Triptych.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on February 25, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-02-25. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:11, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-09[edit]

19:56, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 27 February 2017[edit]

March 2017 WikiCup newsletter[edit]

And so ends the first round of the competition, with 4 points required to qualify for round 2. It would have been 5 points, but when a late entrant was permitted to join the contest in February, a promise was made that his inclusion would not result in the exclusion of any other competitor. To achieve this, the six entrants that had the lowest positive score of 4 points have been added to the 64 people who otherwise would have qualified. As a result, some of the groups have nine contestants rather than eight. Our top four scorers in round 1 were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber, last year's winner, led the field with two featured articles on birds and a total score of 674.
  • European Union Iry-Hor, a WikiCup newcomer, came next with a featured article, a good article and a tally of 282 bonus points for a score of 517. All these points came from the article Nyuserre Ini, an Ancient Egyptian pharaoh,
  • Japan 1989, another WikiCup newcomer, was in joint third place at 240. 1989 has claimed points for two featured lists and one good article relating to anime and comedy series, all of which were awarded bonus points.
  • South Australia Peacemaker67 shared third place with five good articles and thirteen good article reviews, mostly on naval vessels. He is also new to the competition.

The largest number of DYKs have been submitted by Vivvt and The C of E, who each claimed for seven, and MBlaze Lightning achieved eight articles at ITN. Carbrera and Peacemaker67 each claimed for five GAs and Krishna Chaitanya Velaga was well out in front for GARs, having reviewed 32. No featured pictures, featured topics or good topics yet, but we have achieved three featured articles and a splendid total of fifty good articles.

So, on to the second round. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is a good article candidate, a featured process, or anything else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help 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! 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 and Cwmhiraeth 13:52, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-10[edit]

23:23, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-11[edit]

15:25, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Herald,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Vincent van Gogh - Self-Portrait - Google Art Project (454045).jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on March 30, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-03-30. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:41, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-12[edit]

22:03, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-13[edit]

14:46, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-14[edit]

17:53, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 21[edit]

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Issue 21, January-March 2017
by Nikkimaria (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), UY Scuti (talk · contribs), Samwalton9 (talk · contribs), Sadads (talk · contribs)

  • #1lib1ref 2017
  • Wikipedia Library User Group
  • Wikipedia + Libraries at Wikimedia Conference 2017
  • Spotlight: Library Card Platform

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Tech News: 2017-15[edit]

18:35, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

AIM RL revert[edit]

Hi. I'm not sure what your rationale for this revert was, but it might have been a good idea to explain using the edit summary, since it wasn't obviously vandalism. Cordless Larry (talk) 20:40, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

@Cordless Larry: Alrighty.. Mistake from my part.. Anyway its deleted. Thanks for dropping by..-The Herald (Benison)the joy of the LORDmy strength 17:44, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-16[edit]

19:32, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-17[edit]

16:40, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

May 2017 WikiCup newsletter[edit]

The second round of the competition has now closed, with just under 100 points being required to qualify for round 3. YellowEvan just scraped into the next round with 98 points but we have to say goodbye to the thirty or so competitors who didn't achieve this threshold; thank you for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. Our top scorers in round 2 were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber, led the field with five featured articles, four on birds and one on astronomy, and a total score of 2049, half of which came from bonus points.
  • Japan 1989 was in second place with 826 points, 466 of which were bonus points. 1989 has claimed points mostly relating to anime and Japanese-related articles.
  • South Australia Peacemaker67 took third place with two FAs, one GA and seven GARs, mostly on naval vessels or military personnel, scoring 543 points.
  • Other contestants who scored over 400 points were Freikorp, Carbrera, and Czar. Of course all these points are now wiped out and the 32 remaining contestants start again from zero in round 3.

Vivvt submitted the largest number of DYKs (30), and MBlaze Lightning achieved 13 articles at ITN. Carbrera claimed for 11 GAs and Argento Surfer performed the most GARs, having reviewed 11. So far we have achieved 38 featured articles and a splendid 132 good articles. Commendably, 279 GARs have been achieved so far, more than double the number of GAs.

So, on to the third round. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed in round 3. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help 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! 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 and Cwmhiraeth 13:16, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-18[edit]

19:50, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-19[edit]

02:25, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-20[edit]

21:48, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-21[edit]

22:14, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-22[edit]

12:18, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-23[edit]

19:04, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 9 June 2017[edit]

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Herald,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:NGC 4414 (NASA-med).jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on June 20, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-06-20. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 12:39, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-24[edit]

15:29, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-25[edit]

15:44, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 22[edit]

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Issue 22, April-May 2017

  • New and expanded research accounts
  • Global branches update
  • Spotlight: OCLC Partnership
  • Bytes in brief

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The Signpost: 23 June 2017[edit]

Tech News: 2017-26[edit]

15:38, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

WikiCup 2017 July newsletter[edit]

The third round of the competition has finished in a flurry of last minute activity, with 288 points being required to qualify for round 4. It was a hotly competitive round with all but four of the contestants exceeding the 106 points that was necessary to proceed to round 4 last year. Coemgenus and Freikorp tied on 288, and both have been allowed to proceed, so round 4 now has one pool of eight competitors and one of nine.

Round 3 saw the achievement of a 26-topic Featured topic by MPJ-DK as well as 5 featured lists and 13 featured articles. PanagiotisZois and SounderBruce achieved their first ever featured articles. Carbrera led the GA score with 10, Tachs achieved 17 DYKs and MBlaze Lightning 10 In the news items. There were 167 DYKs, 93 GARs and 82 GAs overall, this last figure being higher than the number of GAs in round 2, when twice as many people were taking part. Even though contestants performed more GARs than they achieved GAs, there was still some frustration at the length of time taken to get articles reviewed.

As we start round 4, we say goodbye to the fifteen or so competitors who didn't quite make it; thank you for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 3 but before the start of round 4 can be claimed in round 4. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them (some people have fallen foul of this rule and the points have been removed).

If you are concerned that your nomination, whether it be for a good article, a featured process, or anything else, 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! 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 and Cwmhiraeth 05:38, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-27[edit]

15:32, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

There's room in the newsroom[edit]

Hi, I saw your offer to help at The Signpost's newsroom earlier this year. If still interested, there's plenty of work and a writing deadline just over 5 days away. - Bri (talk) 08:19, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-28[edit]

15:07, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 15 July 2017[edit]

Tech News: 2017-29[edit]

22:59, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Regarding deletion of the page MUSHTAQ PAHALGAMI[edit]

Hi there, this is to seek your intervention and advice on how to have my page MUSHTAQ PAHALGAMI restored/re-created. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:SoWhy#Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion.2FMUSHTAQ_PAHALGAMI

This is a page you helped survive in July 2014, and it got accidentally deleted by me as single creator (through db-author) on the 9th of July, 2017, after having run for 3 years, while I was trying to copy/mrege information between this page and another. I wrote to Wikipedia admin, fro restoration but to no avail, following which I re-created a page called MUSHTAQ PAHALAGMI, which has now been deleted through discussion, despite over a 111 supporting references, including local, national and international news-links.

Could you please take a look at the following and advise.

Please see, the following news paper, journal and television links for the subject's notability.

1. http://www.jknni.com/2017/03/12/mushtaq-pahalgami-is-a-social-environmentalist-and-trade-union-leader-who-has-made-a-credible-name-for-himself-among-the-youth-in-a-relatively-short-span-of-time-in-pahalgam/
2. http://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/is-environment-finding-a-voice-in-conflict-ridden-kashmir--55615
3. http://www.millenniumpost.in/is-environment-finding-a-voice-in-kashmir-161286?NID=324516
4.  https://web.archive.org/web/20160504121401/http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/kashmir/tourism-ministry-honours-mushtaq-pahalgami/184695.html 
5. https://www.upstreamjournal.org/2016/07/le-cachemire/

and

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF2PEYXWAKw

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm1CXYd7W5I

Please also consider the following two links, one published in a leading newspaper called Kashmir reader (http://archive.li/TPbiR), the other an article on him, published in a daily called precious kashmir, which has now been closed down due to political reasons, something not very un-common in Kashmir. The article can however be found at archive.is (http://archive.is/vevUc)

Besides this there's the complete list of 111 references that I had uploaded on the page over the course of teh last 3 year and can be found on the deletion discussion of the page.

Thanks, regards Samar khurshid (talk) 09:46, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Hi, this link about Mushtaq Pahalgami was published by the Press Trust of Kashmir today. Hope this helps, thanks

http://presstrustofkashmir.com/creating-awareness-about-plastic-pollution-one-mans-crusade-to-save-the-environment/ Samar khurshid (talk) 10:54, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Benison,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Simeis 147.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on July 29, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-07-29. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 05:36, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-30[edit]

15:58, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Herald,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Chocolatebrownie.JPG is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on August 5, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-08-05. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 08:11, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-31[edit]

21:45, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 5 August 2017[edit]

Tech News: 2017-32[edit]

21:45, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-33[edit]

23:29, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Herald,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Bryum capillare leaf cells.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on August 30, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-08-30. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:35, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-34[edit]

18:01, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 23[edit]

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Issue 23, June-July 2017

  • Library card
  • User Group update
  • Global branches update
  • Spotlight: Combating misinformation, fake news, and censorship
  • Bytes in brief

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Tech News: 2017-35[edit]

22:10, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

WikiCup 2017 September newsletter[edit]

Round 4 of the WikiCup has ended and we move forward into the final round. In round 4, a total of 12 FAs, 3 FLs, 44 GAs, 3 FLs, 79 DYKs, 1 ITN and 42 GARs was achieved, with no FPs or FTs this time. Congratulations to Peacemaker67 on the Royal Yugoslav Navy Good Topic of 36 items, and the 12 featured articles achieved by Cas Liber (5), Vanamonde93 (3), Peacemaker67 (2), Adityavagarwal (1) and 12george1 (1). With a FA scoring 200 points, and bonus points available on top of this, FAs are likely to feature heavily in the final round. Meanwhile Yellow Evan, a typhoon specialist, was contributing 12 DYKs and 10 GAs, while Adityavagarwal and Freikorp topped the GAR list with 8 reviews each. As we enter the final round, we are down to eight contestants, and we would like to thank those of you who have been eliminated for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. The lowest score needed to reach round 5 was 305, and I think we can expect a highly competitive final round.

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 Needed. 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 reduce 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 man (or woman) 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 and Cwmhiraeth 06:26, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-36[edit]

22:14, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 6 September 2017[edit]

Tech News: 2017-37[edit]

19:16, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-38[edit]

15:32, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Benison,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Gorakhpur Junction railway station.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on October 6, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-10-06. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 03:44, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Benison,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Messier 106 visible and infrared composite.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on October 10, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-10-10. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:00, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 25 September 2017[edit]

Tech News: 2017-39[edit]

16:00, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Benison,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:President Barack Obama with full cabinet 09-10-09.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on October 16, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-10-16. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:05, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-40[edit]

23:25, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-41[edit]

14:21, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-42[edit]

15:31, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 24[edit]

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Issue 24, August-September 2017

  • User Group update
  • Global branches update
    • Star Coordinator Award - last quarter's star coordinator: User:Csisc
  • Wikimania Birds of a Feather session roundup
  • Spotlight: Wiki Loves Archives
  • Bytes in brief

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