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Do you feel that a rewrite is needed for the weekly schedule section of newsroom? Though we still follow roughly the same thing, a better presentation will do I mean some table or something like that..-The Herald the joy of the LORDmy strength 16:33, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

@The Herald: What's there right now seems fine. There's a lot of thinking that I've had to do in terms of organization—the SP has a lot of cruft. It's still not ideal, but workable. A more visually appealing schedule would bump into the problem of the sidebar being there, and can't be centered; it's also not something I'm too interested in working on at the moment. There may be a metics page later on. ResMar 17:37, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

selected quote[edit]

Hi. I need help for this quote . What should I do next? Munifi3nt (talk) 19:15, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Pong ball in flight.svg Munifi3nt: Yes check.svg Done here. Thanks. ResMar 19:23, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
Oh! how quickly! thank you very much. Munifi3nt (talk) 19:48, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Wiktionary hits 4 mill[edit]

Hi, as a follow-up to Wiktionary's 4 millionth, would it be worth mentioning that the article's creator is apparently a sockpuppet of User:Wonderfool? --Type56op9 (talk) 12:17, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the sentiment, and smell ya later! :-)[edit]

I appreciate the sentiment, Resident Mario.

If I do return, I will most definitely pick up where I left off.

By the way, I did try to contact HaeB in addition to my own efforts, but they never got back to me. I just wanted to let you know that for future recommendation purposes.

The archives were quite helpful, however.

In addition, I shall still try to read the Signpost when I can, so that I can stay up to date on what is going on on Wikipedia. But I will have a variable counter listed on my userpage that says the last time I've edited (as I will still, like I said, on the nonce check back to read the Signpost or check my watchlist. But even that will be fairly haphazard and inconsistent in manner). Additionally, I will probably be somewhat active on Wiktionary, as I was before I became particularly active on Wikipedia in the first place.

As such, it's less "retirement" than "semi-retirement", I'd reckon.

In any case, I thank you very much for all of the help that you have been! Tharthandorf Aquanashi (talk) 23:32, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Yes; noted; thank you. ResMar 23:36, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

sign post Graphs[edit]

Nice graphs intro!!! I have made a few additions, please review, and possibly fix grammar/text/style, i'm not so good with those :) --Yurik (talk) 11:13, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

June 10: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting[edit]

Wednesday June 10, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our next evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month will also feature on our agenda: recent and upcoming editathons, the organization's Annual Meeting, and Chapter board elections.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

After the main meeting, pizza and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

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Featuring a keynote talk this month to be determined! We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 17:09, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

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question on irc[edit]

For your question on irc, you can do something like {{#time:F j, Y|January 4 + {{#time:W|-2 Week}} Weeks}} combined with #ifexist, but it will break at the end of the year. But I imagine its possible to come up with something more robust that wouldn't. Bawolff (talk) 20:06, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

@Bawolff: I should have specified that I need to do this in code (Python, specifically). I was hoping that I could just do a subpage search and grab the most recent date-string but after looking through a few queries that approach doesn't immediately strike me as practical. ResMar 23:37, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
If you're running this on tool labs, you can do an sql query to get it (e.g. will give the subpage that was most recently created). Bawolff (talk) 18:44, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
Pong ball in flight.svg Bawolff: I solved the problem using a brute-force approaching: checking if the page exists going back fourteen days, and returning the one that does. I first need to make sure that what's there now works and works well...then I can start looking into getting a bot, getting a lab account, associating the two, and finally, rewriting the script so that it is in the simplest and most reliable possible form, given the platform (Labs) it is deployed on. One thing at a time! :) Thank you though, I wonder if there aren't other queries as well that I can much more easier run via Labs than via what I have now. Several times I have to fall back on scrubbing raw HTML to get the data I want, a terrible thing to have to do and a huge breakage pressure point. ResMar 19:41, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
That really depends on what sort of data you're after. You don't need a labs account to run (short) queries on, so you can play with the data without getting an account (if you know sql). However, usually the sort of thing requiring actually looking at wikitext or raw html, isn't that available from sql queries. Bawolff (talk) 20:07, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

Formatting issue with the FC setup[edit]

The title of the noms are meant to be in bold. Also, it's grabbing the name of the nominations of FPs from the string at the end of their nomination, when ideally it will be taking them from the relevant subpage of WP:GO, as that includes italics and is also reformatted to be descriptive in cases where the bit after "Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/" is, say, "Sun 2" or "File:Campilhas March 2015-1a.jpg", or, worse, the jokey titles of nominations I tend to use. It's also alphabetizing the nominations, a step which probably should be skipped, honestly, because it has a good chance of putting images in a set in different parts of the list. Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:49, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Obviously, it's still far better than what we had, though! Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:43, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

As a note, File:Jane Addams - Bain News Service.jpg will be a good test of the script when it comes up next week: I think it's the first with slightly more complex attribution; I'm hoping it'll either fail in an obvious way, do it correctly, or do it mostly-correctly (e.g. needing a little formtatting tweak), the worst case scenario for these kind of images would be the illusion of having been done right, as we don't want to accidentally strip credit. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:54, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
Pong ball in flight.svg Adam Cuerden:
The title of the noms are meant to be in bold. Fixed.
...ideally it will be taking them from the relevant subpage of WP:GO Eh...I'd rather you push WP:FP to use sane, standardized nomination titles; the utter lack of standardization, especially with featured pictures, caused me all sorts of nightmares in preparing the script. I can work around this problem with yet more code, but it'll make it harder to maintain the future, and I can't necessarily guarantee I'll still be here a year from now to fix things when they break.
Honestly? That's not possible. No-one has succeeded to this point; it's unlikely to happen just because we might want it to. Adam Cuerden (talk) 20:07, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
It's also alphabetizing the nominations This I can't fix. The script uses the nomination order returned by an API query, which is alphabetized; it does not dip into the raw WP:GO page.
Jane Addams Here you are. ResMar 16:29, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
Hmm. "created by Bain News Service" class="mw-redirect; " - think you could catch for those things, and just replace it with "created by <font color=red>ERROR: Complete manually&lgt;/font>"? Adam Cuerden (talk) 20:07, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
Pong ball in flight.svg Adam Cuerden: Um—not immediately, no. There is an almost infinite amount of things that can go wrong here so I can't really quantify what is a break and what isn't. ResMar 20:18, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
Hmm. Could you take it from the nomination page instead of the file? It's usually better formatted there. Adam Cuerden (talk) 20:21, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
Pong ball in flight.svg Adam Cuerden: Nomination information is taken from the nomination page. In this sub-case the script finds a wikilink in the raw code and retrieves it. If there are multiple wiki-links in the nomination string, the script returns something garbled. It came up the way that I wrote it and I kept it, because if there is more than one wikilink in the nomination information there's no way for me to know anything about the contribution of the second or third or fourth or what have you wikilink. It could be the agency of the photographer, or their geographic nation, or what have you. In those cases I saw that it broke in a predictable way, and kept the output, because that predictability makes it a useful flag for FC writing. ResMar 20:33, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
Eh.. I'd rather it just threw an error, honestly. It's less likely to result in mistaken lack of credit Adam Cuerden (talk) 20:35, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
Pong ball in flight.svg Adam Cuerden: In this case I don't think it's such a big deal because the poor formatting makes it obvious that something is amiss. The trouble with specifically returning an error string is two-fold. First, how do I classify particular strings as errors or as successes, and distinguish between them? Second, if I start returning specific error messages, will the editors using the script know to keep an eye out for garbled output, or will they be trained to only hunt for red text? Because it's impossible, in this case, to know and account for every possible error that could be returned.
As for the problem of attribution: because of a total lack of standardization in featured topics and featured portals, co-nominations in either featured topics (rare) or portals (plausible) will not be picked up: only the first user-name link the script finds on the page will be returned. This is a much bigger failure point then the FP string troubles. Perhaps it would be worthwhile for you to go through the templates for this process and/or speak with the delegates and fix up the way nominations are done so that it is more obvious? ResMar 20:43, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
Hm. I have talked about that at FPO. Shoul d do something. Wouldn't be too hard to template it. Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:26, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Fix to the FC setup[edit]

In the bits where it has text that outputs in the form "10 featured pictures were promoted this week" could you wrap the number in {{subst:numtext|10}} (where "10" is whatever the output is) so it's converted into words? Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:03, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Pong ball in flight.svg Adam Cuerden: Done, though without substitution, because these magic words actually now call Lua modules! ({{#invoke | ...}} is worse than the unsubstituted statement). How time flies. ResMar 16:22, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
By the way, Adam, if you want to further improve the robustness of the script you should talk the people handling the various featured content processes into including obvious metadata string in their nominations. For instance, instead of:

<small>(Nominators: [[Some guy]])</small>

You'd have:

<small><span id="nominators">(Nominators: [[Some guy]])</span></small>


<small><!--n-->(Nominators: [[Some guy]])<!--n--></small>

As it is written now the script still occasionally breaks, this would largely fix that. ResMar 16:27, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Hmm. Will see what I can do. FP will be the awkward one in that respect. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:34, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
Pong ball in flight.svg Adam Cuerden: Relevant, I have now produced a full write-up of the script's capabilities, dos, and don'ts, available here. Working on getting it up as a cluster. ResMar 23:11, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Hey, could you add the images into the pre-setup? I think the last issue ended up under-illustrated because it didn't suggest that images should be added. They should be as per Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Templates/Story-preload/FC - one or two besides each section, one at the top, one at the bottom. Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:34, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Graphs Templates[edit]

Hi, thanks for the doc on Graphs! I think we should host all graph-related templates on mw:Extension:Graph/Guide, or similar, and have some bot auto-copy it to the subscribed languages. This way we can standardise from early on on the templates and approaches. --Yurik (talk) 20:40, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Pong ball in flight.svg Yurik: I wish I could take credit for that, but I can't! The descriptions were actually taken from a buried sub-page of the module on the German Wikipedia which contained the English-language description. ResMar 22:17, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
Oh! You are right; as a stopgap measure until truly interwiki transclusion is enabled, that is the best approach. Do we have any infrastructure to do that with? ResMar 22:18, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
Pong ball in flight.svg Resident Mario: - no idea, guess we should bring it up with bot running people... @Anomie:? --Yurik (talk) 22:38, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

We have a problem[edit]

Um... Mario? Remember how you said that the error made it obvious things needed checked?
You yourself buggered up the attribution for Addams. It's not a problem, but it's really not a good sign. Also, File:Seth_Rollins_holds_Money_in_the_Bank_briefcase_at_a_WWE_house_show_in_January_2015.jpg (which named Crisco 1492 as the creator, which is not at all correct) is another problematic case.

I think that the bot, in situations like these, needs to just fail, and give a note saying "Manual checking of creator needed" without trying to fill in the information. Plausible-but-incorrect information is far worse than nothing, as plausible doesn't get fixed. Adam Cuerden (talk) 03:28, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

Pong ball in flight.svg Adam Cuerden: With regards to the first case, that of Jane Addams. I told you that it would gum it up that way and that was the way that it gummed up. my edit was a correction, but I think that it's one that's reasonable to expect you to be able to make. I was a little surprised, in fact, that you haven't made it yet, given that that case was precisely what we had discussed earlier. Again, I will take no action here for the reasons I described earlier—you have not convinced me that this is something I can classify and fix.
With regards to the second issue, Seth Rollins. In this case the issue is one of precedence: the script looks for wikilinks in the creator field, and if it finds one it fills it in. It will then looks for URL links, and only do so if it fails to find a username link. This is a design shortfall involving my ordering of if: [...] elif: [...] statements, because I believe that it is much more normal to return a URL first, if it exists. I will swap the positions of the two in the code, and that will fix this particular issue. However, I think that it is reasonable to also append a (check) to the field's output if the script detects multiple types of links or multiple instances of links in the "creator" field; I believe that my guess will be right 95% of the time, but it won't hurt to have another eyeball.
That being said, you are again underestimating the complexity of the problem. You say that "in situations like these", but what situations do you mean, precisely? I can't wave a magic wand and determine each and every case when the script returns output that is wrong, you know that. You have to specify and classify precisely what situations you mean.
And finally, I am unconvinced that occasional mis-attribution is something to fret about too much. That's my personal opinion, though. ResMar 03:42, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
Aye, but the thing is, the Jane Addams case was fixed incorrectly, whereas a person clicking to the image instead of trying to fix it based on what the bot pasted in - would see both names, and presumably know well enough that both should appear. Hmm. I suppose the thing is, I think it's relatively easy to fix issues if you know an issue exists. As the vast majority of situations are unambiguous - one name in the creator field - where any ambiguity exists, the bot can still fill in nomination and nominator (I'm honestly not very concerned about co-nominators in FP, as FP is the one featured content process where nominators and creators quite often aren't the same), and that saved most of the work. Adam Cuerden (talk) 04:13, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
Pong ball in flight.svg Adam Cuerden: Ah, so you mean to say that you think it should be able to pick up and add a "restorer" field (you, in this case?). Well, from a technical perspective it's definitely not something the script can pick up—trying to write that capacity in would also mess with the pickup system I have written now. From a writer's perspective, well, not to belittle your contribution, but does it really matter who the restorer was? I thought that information was encoded in the "nominator" string, because presumably the same person who did the restoration is the one who's nominating it. FPs have the unique problem of "found noms", common there but vanishingly rare in the other featured content processes, and this does somewhat dilute the importance of being the nominator—but not severely, AFAIK. ResMar 04:41, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
How often does someone show up and nominate an image that someone else did all the work on? ResMar 04:42, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
Fsirly often, actually. It's part of the collegial environment - if you find a good image, you're encouraged to nominate it. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:43, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
Pong ball in flight.svg Adam Cuerden: I have changed the output again to add another exception, to handle cases like this. What will happen now is that if the script finds that there are multiple links in the "Creator" field, it will simply return '???'. It will not attempt to guess at who's who, and will leave that part to the writer. ResMar 17:06, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
I've also added filler images to the draft generation. ResMar 17:24, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! And sorry to be difficult. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:43, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
Pong ball in flight.svg Adam Cuerden: Not at all, the thing needs to work after all. ResMar 18:03, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
It's a fantastic bit of code. Just that we'll be using it for years, so a little extra time won't hurt.
Oh, one other usage case: How does it handle File:Rosette,_Titles_of_Sha_Jahan.jpg? Adam Cuerden (talk) 21:39, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
Pong ball in flight.svg Adam Cuerden: Oh that's easy, it'll return Creator: Unknown. If it can't find any links in the creator field it'll return the text itself. ResMar 21:55, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

SP N&N header[edit]

Thx for this; should it be in noinclude? John Vandenberg (chat) 03:48, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Pong ball in flight.svg John Vandenberg: Yeah, it's the second template inside of the noinclude tag. I should adjust that incidentally: makes this operation, which we have to do for each part of each issue after all, a little harder for no good reason. ResMar 15:04, 20 June 2015 (UTC)


Hey, Mario,
It was interesting to read your article in the upcoming Signpost because I have spend so much time categorizing the archives. I categorized every article that the Signpost issued from 2011-2015, every single one, none of which had any assigned categories. Now, I've started back at 2005 and am going forward to 2010.
It's not like I'm expecting a thank you from Signpost staff for spending weeks doing this, I offered to do this. But when you discuss how difficult the archives are to navigate, an acknowledgement of what I've contributed would be nice.
I realize that you are envisioning some new form of tagging but, right now, you can go and read all of the arbitration reports from 2011, all of the research reports from 2014, all of the articles that came out in August 2013 or all of the editorials from 2015. It might be nice to mention this categorization currently exists in case an editor wants to find an article in the archives. Thanks. Liz Read! Talk! 20:12, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Pong ball in flight.svg Liz:, I continue to be amazed that you are continuing to put so much effort into HotCating Signpost archival articles, frankly not in a positive way. I feel like I have told you several times that your effort is perfunctory, for several reasons.
The first reason is that as an entity archives are mostly useless unless they are complete or mostly complete, and you are nowhere near that point yet. Not do I expect it to be possible for you to ever reach it, because even with the herculean effort you have demonstrated so far I doubt you have the wherewithal to navigate to and category over a decade's worth of content. There are over 5,000 Signpost articles. Do you really intend to go through and categorize every single one? I suppose you do feel that you can and will do so; but I do I personally think you will go through and do it? No. Because it is madness.
And besides, it's futile. It would take me an unknown but not nearly as lengthy amount of time to code, test, BOTREQ, and fully run a bot to handle all of these tasks—maybe five hours of effort altogether, maybe less. That bot would get that task done and get it done automatically in a few hours. Everyone would be free to move on with their lives. If you really feel so strongly about this issue I suggest that instead of spending still more time rubbing sticks together, you get out the propane torch.
Second and more importantly, your work is being made redundant even as you are doing it by a much more sophisticated system. You have named several categories that you have assembled through manual sweat of the brow; very good. I will now return the contents of these categories back to you without using categories at all, but through the use of the tagging system. Here we go:

all of the arbitration reports from 2011:

all the articles that came out in August 2013:

all the editorials for 2015 so far:

My immediate advice to you would be to stop this madness at once.

My next advice would be to, if you're still interested in this, go help put together the list here: [1]. ResMar 01:42, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Minor FC setup fixes[edit]

Things I've noticed keep needing to be fixed. Minor things:

  • Noinclude wrappers, exactly as in this diff (it fixes single page view)
  • {{-}} just before the last, centred image.
Yes check.svg Done
  • The starter images for FAs/FLs/FPs should come after the "[Number] Featured [X] were promoted this week.", not before the headers for each. (The "after the header") is a manual of style thing; it makes the context clearer for blind readers, which we have a few of.)
Yes check.svg Done
  • Most minor of all, can you leave out, say, the FL image if no FLs were promoted that week?
Yes check.svg Done

Minor, minor things, but may as well do them, right? Adam Cuerden (talk) 20:52, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Pong ball in flight.svg Adam Cuerden: Noted, I'll work on it tomorrow or on Monday. ResMar 15:41, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! It's about the only issues left that I can see, so... =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:51, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
Pong ball in flight.svg Adam Cuerden: Ok all of these tasks are now Yes check.svg Done. Here is the output. ResMar 18:08, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Great! I'll let you know if there's anything after next issue, but think we've got it. Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:29, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

July 8: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday July 8, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month will also feature on a review of past and upcoming editathons, including Black Lunch Table Editathon @ MoMA on July 13.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

After the main meeting, pizza and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

Featuring a keynote talk this month to be determined! We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 05:45, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

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FC setup - last tweak.[edit]

I'm happy to code it, but in the bit that reads

<center>'''''This ''Signpost'' "Featured content" report covers material promoted from START-END MONTH.'''''</center>

Can you tell me what date info you have, so I can give you a template that can accept that data, and spew out a formatted one-week date range? E.g 14 to 21 June 2015, 28 June to 4 July 2015, or whatever's appropriate for the range? Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:51, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Pong ball in flight.svg Adam Cuerden: Done. ResMar 19:27, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Just Gamaliel was complaining about having to do it. Quite a lot, actually. Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:38, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

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Signpost Tech News setup[edit]

FYI. I noticed that in the initial Tech news setup the first <noinclude> was not matched by a corresponding </noinclude>. While not apparent on proofreading, this would cause the report to be omitted from editions of Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Single.  --Lambiam 21:36, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

Pong ball in flight.svg Lambiam: Good catch; I will fix it now, thanks. ResMar 04:33, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
I was unable to trace the issue, there's something strange going on—noinclude is being erased from the output in this one instance only. Hmm. ResMar 04:46, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
There was also this erasure the week before: Moreover, the same phenomenon occurred two weeks ago in a different Signpost section also initiated by you: (started out at Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Newsroom/Special desk/Proposals/Tagging initiative).  --Lambiam 07:00, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
Pong ball in flight.svg Lambiam: Never mind it after a good night's rest I spotted and fixed the issue. Thanks! ResMar 14:24, 9 July 2015 (UTC)


The next FC is ready at,_2015 I'm not quite sure what you're waiting on?

Pong ball in flight.svg Adam Cuerden: Script is set to use the GO page of the most recent Sunday minus 14 days, so, it will not return the correct content until the Sunday page is archived. Hmm. May need to think about how to more flexibly set up the timetable. That being said: I wrote this importer to make setting up and writing FC easier for you. Please tell the others not to compensate for the reduced workload by lengthening the already extremely wordy FC descriptions even further: there needs to be a 100 word firm length limit, and fewer than 75 words would be preferable. The longest of those descriptions was 241 words. At that point readers would be better off just going to the article and reading the lead themselves. ResMar 05:08, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
@WPPilot and Xanthomelanoussprog:. ResMar 05:10, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
Okay, fewer than 75 words. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 06:31, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
@Resident Mario and Xanthomelanoussprog: I tried to keep the FC/FP all at 75 to 100, and in the current issue we were able to do just that. For the sake of organization I try to start on the FP section, at the bottom and work up so as to not cross paths with Xanthomelanoussprog, who does a great job with the FA's... LMK if I can be of any further assistance. Cheers! talk→ WPPilot  10:03, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
A barnstar for your even-handed editorial in the July 8, 2015 Signpost and general efforts on behalf of the Signpost. kosboot (talk) 00:33, 13 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! ResMar 02:34, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Sunday August 2: WikNYC Picnic[edit]

Sunday August 2, 1-7pm: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1pm–7pm - come by any time! @ Bartel-Pritchard Square entrance (Prospect Park West and 15th St), immediately on the lawn to your left as you walk through the lovely lotus columns.
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We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 03:32, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

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FC error[edit]

The template at the bottom of the page (Wikipedia:Signpost/Template:Signpost-article-comments-end) needs two dates: one week before the current edition and one week after it. For example at Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2015-07-01/Featured content it should have been {{Wikipedia:Signpost/Template:Signpost-article-comments-end||2015-06-24|2015-07-08}} instead of {{Wikipedia:Signpost/Template:Signpost-article-comments-end||2015-06-24|2015-07-01}} Regards, Armbrust The Homunculus 08:10, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Pong ball in flight.svg Armbrust: Thank you; this issue should now been addressed going forward. ResMar 22:46, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Stub Contest[edit]

Right, where shall I write a blurb...I forgot about this and it's about to start....Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:50, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Casliber: RM is on a (hopefully) brief hiatus from writing news and notes, leaving me as the backup ... if you want to go ahead and write it directly as the second lead story for NAN, you can find the draft in the newsroom. Thanks! Go Phightins! 13:29, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Ok cool - will bookmark it and get it done in next 72 hrs Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 14:27, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Ah—good to see this moving forward. ResMar 22:46, 27 July 2015 (UTC)