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Ciao, Luigi Salvatore Vadacchino. Volevo farvi sapere che sto proponendo un articolo che hai iniziato, Diego Casalis, per l'eliminazione perché è una biografia di una persona vivente che manca di riferimento — Preceding unsigned comment added by 106.206.146.46 (talk) 13:34, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

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April 2015 Wikification drive.[edit]

Greetings! Just spreading a message to the members of WikiProject Wikify that the April drive has been started. Come on, sign up! :) One hand on the mouse, one hand on the keyboard... and the feet can do the rest! Hee-hee! (talk) 03:48, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 01 April 2015[edit]

VisualEditor News #2—2015[edit]

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Today's articles for improvement[edit]

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Happy Easter![edit]

All the best! "Carry me down, carry me down; carry me down into the wiki!" (talk) 23:20, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 15, 2015)[edit]

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The wheel is one of the most famous and useful inventions in the history of technology

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The Signpost: 08 April 2015[edit]

A new reference tool[edit]

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Today's articles for improvement[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 16, 2015)[edit]

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A saxophone is an example of an aerophone.

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hello this is Dfrr i know that you like Cartoon Network. well i will tell you something about me i am a adult lot older then you but not 40 years old and i like old Tv shows 50's 60's 70's 80's and sometimes 90's now here are a list of tv shows you may have never heard of but i am sure you will like and want to edit.

  • Happy Days (1974-1984) (a spin-off of LAS this is where the phrase jump the shark came from in 1977 it takes place in the 50's)
  • Love, American Style (1969-1974) (spun-off Happy Days)
  • Full House (1987-1995) ( a show about a man named Danny Tanner played by Bob Saget whos wife Pam dies in a car crash)
  • Family Matters (1989-1998) (spun off from Perfect Strangers about a Black Family called the Winslows next door friend Steve Urkel becomes thier break-out character in 1989 it has been called the Black Happy days)
  • Perfect Strangers (1986-1993) (spun-off Family Matters the show is about two cousins named Balki and Larry)
  • Step By Step (1991-1998) (a show about two people who get married and become large heads of a blended family. Cody Lambert is the break-out character it has been called the 90s Brady Bunch)
  • All in the Family (1971-1979) (the most watched show of the 70s aside from Happy Days it is about Archie Bunker who hates black people and anything non-white AITF spun-off Maude and The Jeffersons and was retooted into Archie Bunker's Place)
  • Maude (1972-1978) (the first spin-off from AITF the show is about Maude Findlay played by Bea Arthur who supports Womens libs and is the cousin of Edith Baines-Bunker (Archies wife)Maude hates Archie Bunker. Maude spun-off Good Times).
  • Good Times (1974-1979) a spin-of of Maude about Maude's Maid Florida Evans She now lives in chicago with her husband James (Henry in Maude) Evans and her three kids Thelma Michael and J.J. the shows break-out character. it is the
  • The Jeffersons (1975-1985) (the 2th spin-off from AITF it is about Geroge and Louis Jefferson a couple who became rich after George's Dry cleaning Stores maude him rich. so they moved from Archie Buncker's street 704 Houser (they lived next door to each other) to a delxue apartment in the sky.

i will list other shows laterDfrr (talk) 22:26, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

@Dfrr: I liked that. But I need more info about them, cause every show ended before my birth. No worry I'll make contribution to them. I like CN shows.--Pratyya (Hello!) 14:23, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Thank You There is also a show calledDfrr (talk) 01:03, 18 April 2015 (UTC) (Talk to me:-)

April 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors April 2015 Newsletter
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March drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's backlog-reduction drive. Of the 38 people who signed up, 18 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

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The Signpost: 15 April 2015[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 17, 2015)[edit]

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Geography of Niger


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The Signpost: 22 April 2015[edit]

Today's articles for improvement[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 18, 2015)[edit]

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Hydroelectric dams use hydropower to generate electricity

Hello, Pratyya Ghosh.

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Hydropower


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The Signpost: 29 April 2015[edit]

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WikiCup 2015 May newsletter[edit]

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is a long-period comet discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy; and is one of several Featured Pictures worked up by India The Herald (submissions) during the second round.

The second round one has all wrapped up, and round three has now begun! Congratulations to the 34 contestants who have made it through, but well done and thank you to all contestants who took part in our second round. Leading the way overall was Belarus Cas Liber (submissions) in Group B with a total of 777 points for a variety of contributions including Good Articles on Corona Borealis and Microscopium - both of which received the maximum bonus.

Special credit must be given to a number of high importance articles improved during the second round.

The points varied across groups, with the lowest score required to gain automatic qualification was 68 in Group A - meanwhile the second place score in Group H was 404, which would have been high enough to win all but one of the other Groups! As well as the top two of each group automatically going through to the third round, a minimum score of 55 was required for a wildcard competitor to go through. We had a three-way tie at 55 points and all three have qualified for the next round, in the spirit of fairness. The third round ends on June 28, with the top two in each group progressing automatically while the remaining 16 highest scorers across all four groups go through as wildcards. Good luck to all competitors for the third round! Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · email) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email) 16:41, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 11[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 11, March-April 2015
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  • New donations - MIT Press Journals, Sage Stats, Hein Online and more
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The food industry is a complex, global collective of diverse businesses that supply much of the food and food energy consumed by the world population.

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Some codes![edit]

Hello Prattya! Can I use your banner codes (For example, The guestbook and userpage tab) for my userpage?

Very much appreciated!

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Gibboboy777 I don't have any problem. But please say that (in some corner of your page) you've taken the idea from my page. Thanks. --Pratyya (Hello!) 16:25, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

Hey Pratyya[edit]

What is your birthday? --182.191.189.167 (talk) 06:56, 14 May 2015 (UTC) The 182 anon of Wikipedia

And why do you need that information? ""The 182 anon of Wikipedia"" --Pratyya (Hello!) 14:18, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

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TAFI week 22, 2015 update[edit]

Please note that Personality is also an article for improvement for week 22, 2015. Thank you.

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2015 GA Cup[edit]

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Greetings, all!

We would like to announce the start of the 2nd GA Cup, a competition that seeks to encourage the reviewing of Good article nominations! Our inaugural competition, which ran from October 2014 to April 2015, was such a resounding success that we'd like to do it again. Currently, there are over 500 GANs ready to be reviewed; competitors in the previous GA Cup reviewed about 570 GAs, so we can again make a huge impact in helping editors improve articles in Wikipedia and decrease the traditionally long queue at GAN.

The 2nd GA Cup will begin on July 1, 2015. As last time, five rounds are currently scheduled (which will bring the competition to a close on November 28, 2015), but this may change based on participant numbers. The judges learned a lot during the 1st GA Cup which exposed weaknesses in its system. Using both the feedback from last year's participants and the weaknesses discovered, we've revised the scoring system to make it more fair. The sign-up and submissions process will remain the same.

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The term Buggy is generally used to refer to any lightweight automobile with off road capabilities and sparse bodywork.

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A cupcake for you![edit]

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June 2015 Wikification drive.[edit]

Greetings! Just spreading a message to the members of WikiProject Wikify that the June drive has been started. Come on, sign up! :) "A wiki of beauty is a joy forever." Seriously. That's how long it'd take to read! (talk) 04:50, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

GOCE June 2015 newsletter[edit]

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May drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's backlog-reduction drive. Of the 38 people who signed up, 29 copyedited at least one article, and we got within 50 articles of our all-time low in the backlog. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Coordinator elections: Nominations are open through June 15 for GOCE coordinators, with voting from June 16–30. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged.

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VisualEditor News #3—2015[edit]

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The link tool has been re-designed:

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The user guide has more information about how to use VisualEditor.

Since the last newsletter, the Editing Team has created new interfaces for the link and citation tools, as well as fixing many bugs and changing some elements of the design. Some of these bugs affected users of VisualEditor on mobile devices. Status reports are posted on Mediawiki.org. The worklist for April through June is available in Phabricator.

A test of VisualEditor's effect on new editors at the English Wikipedia has just completed the first phase. During this test, half of newly registered editors had VisualEditor automatically enabled, and half did not. The main goal of the study is to learn which group was more likely to save an edit and to make productive, unreverted edits. Initial results will be posted at Meta later this month.

Recent improvements[edit]

Auto-fill features for citations are available at a few Wikipedias through the citoid service. Citoid takes a URL or DOI for a reliable source, and returns a pre-filled, pre-formatted bibliographic citation. If Citoid is enabled on your wiki, then the design of the citation workflow changed during May. All citations are now created inside a single tool. Inside that tool, choose the tab you want (⧼citoid-citeFromIDDialog-mode-auto⧽, ⧼citoid-citeFromIDDialog-mode-manual⧽, or ⧼citoid-citeFromIDDialog-mode-reuse⧽). The cite button is now labeled with the word "⧼visualeditor-toolbar-cite-label⧽" rather than a book icon, and the autofill citation dialog now has a more meaningful label, "⧼Citoid-citeFromIDDialog-lookup-button⧽", for the submit button.

The link tool has been redesigned based on feedback from Wikipedia editors and user testing. It now has two separate sections: one for links to articles and one for external links. When you select a link, its pop-up context menu shows the name of the linked page, a thumbnail image from the linked page, Wikidata's description, and/or appropriate icons for disambiguation pages, redirect pages and empty pages. Search results have been reduced to the first five pages. Several bugs were fixed, including a dark highlight that appeared over the first match in the link inspector (T98085).  

The special character inserter in VisualEditor now uses the same special character list as the wikitext editor. Admins at each wiki can also create a custom section for frequently used characters at the top of the list. Please read the instructions for customizing the list at mediawiki.org. Also, there is now a tooltip to describing each character in the special character inserter (T70425).

Several improvements have been made to templates. When you search for a template to insert, the list of results now contains descriptions of the templates. The parameter list inside the template dialog now remains open after inserting a parameter from the list, so that users don’t need to click on "Add more information" each time they want to add another parameter (T95696). The team added a new property for TemplateData, "Example", for template parameters. This optional, translatable property will show up when there is text describing how to use that parameter (T53049).

The design of the main toolbar and several other elements have changed slightly, to be consistent with the MediaWiki theme. In the Vector skin, individual items in the menu are separated visually by pale gray bars. Buttons and menus on the toolbar can now contain both an icon and a text label, rather than just one or the other. This new design feature is being used for the cite button on wikis where the Citoid service is enabled.

The team has released a long-desired improvement to the handling of non-existent images. If a non-existent image is linked in an article, then it is now visible in VisualEditor and can be selected, edited, replaced, or removed.

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This week's article for improvement (week 24, 2015)[edit]

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An example of sport – a view of the 1906 unofficial Olympic Games

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This week's article for improvement (week 25, 2015)[edit]

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People enjoying the nightlife at a nightclub in Cape Town, South Africa

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The amounts of fat types in selected foods

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Books and Bytes - Issue 12[edit]

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Issue 12, May-June 2015
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The Signpost: 15 July 2015[edit]

Jerry Mahony[edit]

Hi Pratyya. Please be mindful of what you are reverting even if it looks like vandalism. Here the IP was attempting to remove some obviously inappropriate material that was added by a previous vandal. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 17:47, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Hi FreeRangeFrog, thanks for showing my mistakes. Yes I made a mistake there and I'll try to be more mindful in future. --Pratyya (Hello!) 11:55, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 22 July 2015[edit]

oceania world heritage sites change[edit]

hi what change of mine did you delete exactly?

Hi there. I reverted this edit of yours. Anyway please sign with ~~~~ after your message. --Pratyya (Hello!) 14:56, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

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Used some codes[edit]

Hi, I used some codes to decorate my edit notice + my other userpages. I just thought I would let you know, kind regards --EurovisionNim (talk to me)(see my edits) 04:43, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello EurovisionNim, thanks for letting me know. But I would really appreciate it, if you kindly state at some visible corner of your page that you've taken the idea/code from my page. Actually it cost me almost 30 days to design this one so I would want you to give the courtesy. Thank you. Face-smile.svg --Pratyya (Hello!) 12:57, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

This week's articles for improvement (week 31, 2015)[edit]

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The Signpost: 29 July 2015[edit]

2015 GA Cup - Round 2[edit]

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The Signpost: 05 August 2015[edit]

VisualEditor News #4—2015[edit]

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TAFI List of articles purge, part II[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 33, 2015)[edit]

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Berries for sale at a farmers' market

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Berry

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Adoption class.[edit]

You are free to provide me adoption classes on Bollywood related topics. JazzStewart मला चर्चा? 05:11, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

All right @Jazz Stewart:. But before everything, I should mention you one thing. You stated that;
I want an Indian adopter who majored on contributing to Bollywood related articles. They should have the full knowledge in Bollywood and fully updated with daily dose of Bollywood as well.
Now I'm NOT an Indian but a Bangladeshi. Plus, I know about Bollywood (almost everything), but I haven't done too much work with Bollywood articles in other word Bollywood is not my major editing or contribution area.
SO what is your comment now? --Pratyya (Hello!) 14:24, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
It is not an issue. I had precised an Indian editor who majored in Bollywood articles, because i believed that these editors are updated with daily buzz of Bollywood. They knew in the milk how much quantity of water is available—″When we make a choice we always choose the best right!″—I don't have any issue of you being a Bangladeshi. The thing that only concern me is that you know about Bollywood as i had joined Wikipedia to contribute to Bollywood. I really thank you for your gesture and really looking forward for some constructive lesson from you. JazzStewart मला चर्चा? 05:02, 12 August 2015 (UTC)
Okay then, I'll start the lesson from tomorrow. By the way sorry for the delayed reply. I was busy yesterday. --Pratyya (Hello!) 13:27, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

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YesY saw and replied. --Pratyya (Hello!) 15:36, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

GOCE August 2015 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors August 2015 Newsletter
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August 2015[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm Pratyya Ghosh. I wanted to let you know that I undid one or more of your recent contributions to Peshmerga because it did not appear constructive. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Pratyya (Hello!) 15:39, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

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Hi Pratyya Ghosh. It seems that there have been some unintended keyboard touches, but I meant to remove the second note. No source mentioned in the article supports it, and the statement is very ambiguous. (Many Kurds? WP:WEASEL) Probably someone just added his opinion there. I would be happy if you reinstated my edit (without the erroneous keyboard touches), or add some sources to the statement and clarify it.--172.56.23.204 (talk) 15:47, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
Dear IP 172.56.23.204 I reverted that edit. Maybe your intention was right. But you made a mistake removing that and that looked like one vandalism. You see after your revision it was like this.
Peshmerga (Kurdish: پێشمەرگە Pêşmerge, Kurdish pronunciation [pɛʃmærˈɡæ]; literally "one who confronts death") are the military forces of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan.[1]tw The overall formal head of the peshmerga is the President of Iraqi Kurdistan. (I made the flaw bold and I took the first para).
This is why I reverted that one. --Pratyya (Hello!) 13:42, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

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Three plates of soufflés

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This week's article for improvement (week 35, 2015)[edit]

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Blenheim Palace, a famous English historic house

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This week's article for improvement (week 36, 2015)[edit]

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A Old Colony Mennonite family observing the practice of plain dress

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WikiCup 2015 September newsletter[edit]

The finals for the 2015 Wikicup has now begun! Congrats to the 8 contestants who have survived to the finals, and well done and thanks to everyone who took part in rounds 3 and 4.

In round 3, we had a three-way tie for qualification among the wildcard contestants, so we had 34 competitors. The leader was by far Scotland Casliber (submissions) in Group B, who earned 1496 points. Although 913 of these points were bonus points, he submitted 15 articles in the DYK category. Second place overall was Philadelphia Coemgenus (submissions) at 864 points, who although submitted just 2 FAs for 400 points, earned double that amount for those articles in bonus points. Everyone who moved forward to Round 4 earned at least 100 points.

The scores required to move onto the semifinals were impressive; the lowest scorer to move onto the finals was 407, making this year's Wikicup as competitive as it's always been. Our finalists, ordered by round 4 score, are:

  1. Belarus Cas Liber (submissions), who is competing in his sixth consecutive Wikicup final, again finished the round in first place, with an impressive 1666 points in Pool B. Casliber writes about the natural sciences, including ornithology, botany and astronomy. A large bulk of his points this round were bonus points.
  2. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (FP bonus points), second place both in Pool B and overall, earned the bulk of his points with FPs, mostly depicting currency.
  3. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), first in Pool A, came in third. His specialty is natural science articles; in Round 4, he mostly submitted articles about insects and botany. Five out of the six of the GAs he submitted were level-4 vital articles.
  4. Somerset Harrias (submissions), second in Pool A, took fourth overall. He tends to focus on articles about cricket and military history, specifically the 1640s First English Civil War.
  5. Washington, D.C. West Virginian (submissions), from Pool A, was our highest-scoring wildcard. West Virginia tends to focus on articles about the history of (what for it!) the U.S. state of West Virginia.
  6. Somerset Rodw (submissions), from Pool A, likes to work on articles about British geography and places. Most of his points this round were earned from two impressive accomplishments: a GT about Scheduled monuments in Somerset and a FT about English Heritage properties in Somerset.
  7. United States Rationalobserver (submissions), from Pool B, came in seventh overall. RO earned the majority of her points from GARs and PRs, many of which were earned in the final hours of the round.
  8. England Calvin999 (submissions), also from Pool B, who was competing with RO for the final two spots in the final hours, takes the race for most GARs and PRs—48.

The intense competition between RO and Calvin999 will continue into the finals. They're both eligible for the Newcomers Trophy, given for the first time in the Wikicup; whoever makes the most points will win it.

Good luck to the finalists; the judges are sure that the competition will be fierce!

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The Signpost: 02 September 2015[edit]

CVUA[edit]

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@Kudpung:, Yes I'm a bit inactive these days because of real life issue, more over my computer is not okay. So for these reasons I'm not editing Wikipedia actively. Well do one thing. Please remove my details to inactives on behalf of me as I've no intention to train anyone now, at least not in this year. Finally thanks for mentioning it to me, I really appreciate it. --Pratyya (Hello!) 15:06, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

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This week's article for improvement (week 37, 2015)[edit]

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WikiProject Good Articles's 2015 GA Cup - Round 3[edit]

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Greetings, all! We hope that everyone had a nice summer.

Saturday saw the end of Round 2. Things went relatively smoothly this month. The top 2 from 4 pools, plus the top participant (the wildcard, or "9th place") of all remaining competitors, moved onto Round 3. We had one withdrawal early in Round 2, so he was replaced by the next-highest scorer from Round 1. Round 2's highest scorer was Pool D's Tomandjerry211, who earned an impressive 366 points; he also reviewed the most articles (19). Close behind was Zwerg Nase, also in Pool D, at 297 points and 16 articles. The wildcard slot went to Good888. Congrats to all!

Round 3 will have 9 competitors in 3 pools. The key to moving forward was reviewing articles with the longest nomination dates, as it has been in every round up to now. For example, 2 competitors only needed to review 2 articles each to win in their pools, and each article were either from the pink nomination box (20 points) or had languished in the queue for over 5 months (18 points). The GA Cup continues to be a success in many ways, even with fewer competitors this time. For some reason, the competitors in the 2015 GA Cup have reviewed fewer articles in Round 2, which has made the judges scratch their head in confusion. We've speculated many reasons for that: the summer months and vacations, our competitors are saving their strength for the final rounds, or they all live in the Pacific Northwest and the heavy wildfire smoke has affected their thinking. Whatever the reason, Round 2 competitors reviewed almost 100 articles, which is a significant impact in the task of reviewing articles for GA status. We've considered that the lower participation this competition is due to timing, so we intend to discuss the best time frame for future GA Cups.

For Round 3, participants have been placed randomly in 3 pools of 3 contestants each; the top editor in each pool will progress, as well as the top 2 of all remaining users. Round 3 will start on September 1 at 0:00:01 UTC and end on September 28 at 23:59:59 UTC. Information about Round 3 and the pools can be found here.

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This week's article for improvement (week 38, 2015)[edit]

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Transection of a human head

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This week's article for improvement (week 39, 2015)[edit]

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"Boy on white horse" by Theodor Kittelsen

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from WikiProject Military history! As a member of the project, you are invited to take part in our annual project coordinator election. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 29 September. Yours, Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 05:21, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 23 September 2015[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 40, 2015)[edit]

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Personal finance

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Invite[edit]

A Barnstar!
Please comment

There's a afd going on here. It needs to close, but consensus is not certain. More participation is needed. Ibrahim Husain Meraj (talk) 21:53, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 13[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 13, August-September 2015
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), Sadads (talk · contribs), Nikkimaria (talk · contribs)

  • New donations - EBSCO, IMF, more newspaper archives, and Arabic resources
  • Expansion into new languages, including Viet and Catalan
  • Spotlight: Elsevier partnership garners controversy, dialogue
  • Conferences: PKP, IFLA, upcoming events

Read the full newsletter

The Interior via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:30, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

2nd Annual GA Cup - Round 4[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2015 GA Cup - Round 4
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GA Cup competitors and observers: Happy Fall! Get ready, we're about to move into the finals of the second-ever GA Cup!

Monday saw the end of Round 3. Out of the 8 contestants in the semi-finals, 5 have moved to the finals. The semi-finals were competitive. Our semi-finalists reviewed a total of 61 articles, or a grand total of 1,151 points. If you were to lump the top winners from each of the three pools together, it'd be a close horse race; they were within 35 points of each other, which can only mean that the finals will be an exciting race. Tomandjerry211, our top scorer in Round 2, again earned the most points in the semi-finals, with 288 points and 16 articles reviewed. Johanna came in second overall, with 251 points and 13 articles reviewed; Sturmvogel 66 came in third overall, with 221 points and 16 articles. Rounding out our wildcard slots are Zwerg Nase and The Rambling Man. These contestants were very strategic in how they reviewed articles. Like every other round in the history of the GA Cup, success depended upon reviewing oldest-nominated articles. For example, Johanna reviewed 5 articles that were worth the highest possible points. Congrats to all our finalists, and good luck!

Stay tuned to this space for more information about the 2nd GA Cup, including overall statistics and how this competition has affected Wikipedia. We regret to inform you that Dom497, one of our original judges and co-creator of the GA Cup, has stepped down as a judge. Dom, a longtime member of WP:WikiProject Good articles, is responsible for the look of the GA Cup and has been instrumental in its upkeep. We wish him the best as he starts his university education, and are certain that he'll make an impact there as he has in Wikipedia.

The finals started on October 1 at 0:00:01 UTC and will end on Ocober 29 at 23:59:59 UTC with a winner being crowned. Information about the Final can be found here.

Cheers from Figureskatingfan, 3family6 and Jaguar, and MrWooHoo.

To subscribe or unsubscribe to future GA Cup newsletter, please add or remove your name to our mailing list. If you are a participant still competing, you will be on the mailing list no matter what as this is the easiest way to communicate between all participants.

The Signpost: 30 September 2015[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 41, 2015)[edit]

Hello, Pratyya Ghosh.

The following is WikiProject Today's articles for improvement's weekly selection:

Musical composition

Please be bold and help to improve this article!


Previous selections: Personal finance • Scottish mythology


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Posted by: EuroCarGT (talk) 00:07, 5 October 2015 (UTC) using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) on behalf of WikiProject TAFI • Opt-out instructions

VisualEditor update[edit]

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The location of the visual editor's preference has been changed from the "Beta" tab to the "Editing" section of your preferences on this wiki. The setting now says Temporarily disable the visual editor while it is in beta. This aligns en.wiki with almost all the other WMF wikis; it doesn’t mean the visual editor is complete, or that it is no longer “in beta phase” though.

This action has not changed anything else for editors: it still honours editors’ previous choices about having it on or off; logged-out users continue to only have access to wikitext; the “Edit” tab is still after the “Edit source” one. You can learn more at the visual editor’s talk page.

We don’t expect this to cause any glitches, but in case your account no longer has the settings that you want, please accept our apologies and correct it in the Editing tab of Special:Preferences. Thank you for your attention, Elitre (WMF) -16:32, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Award 4 U[edit]

Vjmlhds 9talk) 01:21, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 07 October 2015[edit]

This week's article for improvement (week 42, 2015)[edit]

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Costumed performers from the 2006 Bristol Renaissance Faire

Hello, Pratyya Ghosh.

The following is WikiProject Today's articles for improvement's weekly selection:

Costume

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Previous selections: Musical composition • Personal finance


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Adoption[edit]

will you adopt me?nms642 (talk) 13:46, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

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