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Invitation to participate in study[edit]

Hello,

I am E. Whittaker, an intern at Wikimedia with the Scoring Team to create a labeled dataset, and potentially a tool, to help editors deal with incivility when they encounter it on talk pages. A full write-up of the study can be found here: m:Research:Civil_Behavior_Interviews. We are currently recruiting editors to be interviewed about their experiences with incivility on talk pages. Would you be interested in being interviewed? I am contacting you because of your involvement in Wikipedia’s Women in Red project. The interviews should take ~1 hour, and will be conducted over BlueJeans (which does allow interviews to be recorded). If, so, please email me at ewhit@umich.edu in order to schedule an interview.

Thank you Ewitch51 (talk) 20:26, 20 June 2018 (UTC)


AfroCine: Join us for the Months of African Cinema in October![edit]

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Greetings!

You are receiving this message because your username or portal was listed as a participant of a WikiProject that is related to Africa, the Carribean, Cinema or theatre.

This is to introduce you to a new Wikiproject called AfroCine. This new project is dedicated to improving the Wikipedia coverage of the history, works, people, places, events, etc, that are associated with the cinema, theatre and arts of Africa, African countries, the carribbean, and the diaspora. If you would love to be part of this or you're already contributing in this area, kindly list your name as a participant on the project page here.

Furthermore, In the months of October and November, the WikiProject is organizing a global on-wiki contest and edit-a-thon tagged: The Months of African Cinema. If you would love to join us for this exciting event, also list your username as a participant for this event here. In preparation for the contest, please do suggest relevant articles that need to be created or expanded in different countries, during this event!

If you have any questions, complaints, suggestions, etc., please reach out to me personally on my talkpage! Cheers!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 20:50, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Year stages in England and Wales[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Year stages in England and Wales has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Frietjes (talk) 19:57, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Crosfield Electronics[edit]

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The article Crosfield Electronics has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

The coverage (references, external links, etc.) does not seem sufficient to justify this article passing Wikipedia:General notability guideline and the more detailed Wikipedia:Notability (companies) requirement. If you disagree and deprod this, please explain how it meets them on the talk page here in the form of "This article meets criteria A and B because..." and ping me back through WP:ECHO or by leaving a note at User talk:Piotrus. Thank you.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, pages may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the page to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 10:46, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Pieter_Abbeel[edit]

I assume "suck" is a typo for "such". Bearian (talk) 00:05, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Yes, thanks! All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 10:47, 11 September 2018 (UTC).

Nomination of Crosfield Electronics for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Crosfield Electronics is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Crosfield Electronics until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 06:53, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #330[edit]

Category:Awareness weeks has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Awareness weeks, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. Rathfelder (talk) 08:34, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

Omkar Rai[edit]

Hi Rich Farmbrough,

I am a new Wikipedia editor and have made a contribution recently (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Omkar_Rai). I think this contribution is notable enough as this is widely covered and fit for Wikipedia Article.

Please have a look and suggest me if you see any improvement to help me make my contribution worthy for wikipedia.

Looking forward to learn and contribute.

KankP (talk) 06:54, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #331[edit]

October 2018 at Women in Red[edit]

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Please join us... We have four new topics for Women in Red's worldwide online editathons in October!



New: Clubs Science fiction + fantasy STEM The Mediterranean

Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative

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The Signpost: 1 October 2018[edit]

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Welcome to the Months of African Cinema![edit]

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Greetings!

The AfroCine Project welcomes you to October, the first out of the two months which has been dedicated to improving contents that centre around the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.

This is a global online edit-a-thon, which is happening in at least 5 language editions of Wikipedia, including the English Wikipedia! Join us in this exciting venture, by helping to create or expand articles which are connected to this scope. Also remember to list your name under the participants section, if you haven't done so already.

On English Wikipedia, we would be recognizing Users who are able to achieve the following:

  • Overall winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd places)
  • Country Winners
  • Diversity winner
  • High quality contributors
  • Gender-gap fillers
  • Page improvers
  • Wikidata Translators
For further information about the contest, the recognition categories and how to participate, please visit the contest page here. For further inquiries, please leave comments on the contest talkpage or on the main project talkpage. See you around :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 22:50, 03 October 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of Amanda Parris for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Amanda Parris is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Amanda Parris until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Bearcat (talk) 05:39, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – October 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2018).

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Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • Partial blocks should be available for testing in October on the Test Wikipedia and the Beta-Cluster. This new feature allows admins to block users from editing specific pages and in the near-future, namespaces and uploading files. You can expect more updates and an invitation to help with testing once it is available.
  • The Foundations' Anti-Harassment Tools team is currently looking for input on how to measure the effectiveness of blocks. This is in particular related to how they will measure the success of the aforementioned partial blocks.
  • Because of a data centre test, you will be able to read but not edit the Wikimedia projects for up to an hour on 10 October. This will start at 14:00 (UTC). You might lose edits if you try to save during this time.

Arbitration

  • The Arbitration Committee has, by motion, amended the procedure on functionary inactivity.
  • The community consultation for 2018 CheckUser and Oversight appointments has concluded. Appointments will be made by October 11.
  • Following a request for comment, the size of the Arbitration Committee will be decreased to 13 arbitrators, starting in 2019. Additionally, the minimum support percentage required to be appointed to a two-year term on ArbCom has been increased to 60%. ArbCom candidates who receive between 50% and 60% support will be appointed to one-year terms instead.
  • Nominations for the 2018 Arbitration Committee Electoral Commission are being accepted until 12 October. These are the editors who help run the ArbCom election smoothly. If you are interested in volunteering for this role, please consider nominating yourself.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:13, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

Slight mistake![edit]

I’ve just noticed that when you expanded Private Members' Bills in the Parliament of the United Kingdom 2 years ago, it looks like you duplicated the bills passed in 1989-90 (in reverse order), while the ones passed in 1988-89 were omitted. Don’t suppose you’ve still got the info, have you? Regards, — Arwel Parry (talk) 23:07, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

The source is here,in either pdf or spreadsheet format. There is an error which combines 87-88 and 88-89 in both formats to 87-88, which presumably threw me at the time. I have split these on a best efforts basis. "Common Land (Rectification of Registers)" does not have a "Type" entry for some reason, so I have placed it for now in the later year.
The act is "The Common Land (Rectification of Registers) Act 1989 (c. 18)" which seems to support this.
All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 23:47, 5 October 2018 (UTC).

Wikidata weekly summary #333[edit]

Get ready for November with Women in Red![edit]

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Three new topics for WiR's online editathons in November, two of them supporting other initiatives



New: Religion Deceased politicians Asia

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Latest headlines, news, and views on the Women in Red talkpage (Join the conversation!):

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--Megalibrarygirl (talk) 18:40, 14 October 2018 (UTC) via MassMessaging

Wikidata weekly summary #334[edit]

Merger discussion for DMZ_(computing)[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing—DMZ_(computing)—has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. Stephen Charles Thompson (talk) 19:46, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

I posted an update to the discussion, a summary conclusion based on the research that you helped to contribute. I'd like to get your opinion or vote on the subject. Will you contribute again? Stephen Charles Thompson (talk) 21:44, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #335[edit]

Precious anniversary[edit]

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Four years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:55, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 28 October 2018[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #336[edit]

Nomination for deletion of Template:Fossil taxa by year/core[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Fossil taxa by year/core has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page.   ~ Tom.Reding (talkdgaf)  14:17, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Fossil taxa by year/outer core[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Fossil taxa by year/outer core has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page.   ~ Tom.Reding (talkdgaf)  14:17, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

List of towns and cities with 100,000 or more inhabitants: Template help requested[edit]

Hello. I am coming to you as I notice you are the creator of the template {{City 100000 index}}, which is used on subpages of the article above. I recently created a template intended for use on this page as well as its subpages called {{City 100000}}, which is supposed to act as the lead paragraph for each of the pages as well as transclude a right-hand table of contents, however I have run into a problem, and it pertains to its current transclusion on the subpage listing cities by countries beginning with C. Would you happen to know what I might be doing wrong here, specifically with parameters? (Please ping me with your reply as I am not watching your Talk page.) Thanks in advance! jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk • contribs) 22:43, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – November 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (October 2018).

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • Partial blocks is now available for testing on the Test Wikipedia. The new functionality allows you to block users from editing specific pages. Bugs may exist and can be reported on the local talk page or on Meta. A discussion regarding deployment to English Wikipedia will be started by community liaisons sometime in the near future.
  • A user script is now available to quickly review unblock requests.
  • The 2019 Community Wishlist Survey is now accepting new proposals until November 11, 2018. The results of this survey will determine what software the Wikimedia Foundation's Community Tech team will work on next year. Voting on the proposals will take place from November 16 to November 30, 2018. Specifically, there is a proposal category for admins and stewards that may be of interest.

Arbitration

  • Eligible editors will be invited to nominate themselves as candidates in the 2018 Arbitration Committee Elections starting on November 4 until November 13. Voting will begin on November 19 and last until December 2.
  • The Arbitration Committee's email address has changed to arbcom-en@wikimedia.org. Other email lists, such as functionaries-en and clerks-l, remain unchanged.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:19, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

West Africa Ebola virus epidemic[edit]

Hi this is to inform you that West African Ebola virus epidemic which you edited will be submitted for WikiJournal of Medicine...The objective of this message is to invite the contributors to collaboratively submit the article for review through Wiki.J.Med, and if possible, to help in further betterment of the article in accordance to the suggestions of the reviewers. Wikipedia articles are collaboratively authored. So, it is very important to make the authors aware of such a process that the article is currently undergoing[1] thanks--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:47, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #337[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #338[edit]

ArbCom 2018 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svgHello, Rich Farmbrough. Voting in the 2018 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 3 December. All users who registered an account before Sunday, 28 October 2018, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Thursday, 1 November 2018 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2018 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #339[edit]

Nomination for deletion of Template:EmptyMonths[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:EmptyMonths has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. UnitedStatesian (talk) 14:43, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #340[edit]

December 2018 at Women in Red[edit]

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The WiR December editathons provide something for everyone.



New: Photography Laureates Countries beginning with 'I'

Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative

Latest headlines, news, and views on the Women in Red talkpage (Join the conversation!):

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--Rosiestep (talk) 13:55, 27 November 2018 (UTC) via MassMessaging

The Signpost: 1 December 2018[edit]

Administrators' newsletter – December 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (November 2018).

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Administrator changes

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Guideline and policy news

  • Following a request for comment, the Mediation Committee is now closed and will no longer be accepting case requests.
  • A request for comment is in progress to determine whether members of the Bot Approvals Group should satisfy activity requirements in order to remain in that role.
  • A request for comment is in progress regarding whether to change the administrator inactivity policy, such that administrators "who have made no logged administrative actions for at least 12 months may be desysopped". Currently, the policy states that administrators "who have made neither edits nor administrative actions for at least 12 months may be desysopped".
  • A proposal has been made to temporarily restrict editing of the Main Page to interface administrators in order to mitigate the impact of compromised accounts.

Technical news

Arbitration

Miscellaneous

  • In late November, an attacker compromised multiple accounts, including at least four administrator accounts, and used them to vandalize Wikipedia. If you have ever used your current password on any other website, you should change it immediately. Sharing the same password across multiple websites makes your account vulnerable, especially if your password was used on a website that suffered a data breach. As these incidents have shown, these concerns are not pure fantasies.
  • Wikipedia policy requires administrators to have strong passwords. To further reinforce security, administrators should also consider enabling two-factor authentication. A committed identity can be used to verify that you are the true account owner in the event that your account is compromised and/or you are unable to log in.

Obituaries


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:36, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #341[edit]

Question[edit]

Hi, i just wanted to see if you received the ping to the message I posted to you at Template talk:Inflation#update req'd? Thanks - wolf 20:33, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Yes I did, I had a quick look. Not totally sure how it works, so will need some quiet time to look in more detail. All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 20:34, 8 December 2018 (UTC).

Template:Ctie book listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Template:Ctie book. Since you had some involvement with the Template:Ctie book redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. UnitedStatesian (talk) 14:46, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #342[edit]

Proposed Deletion of Action Deafness[edit]

I noticed you've done some work on Action Deafness. Just to let you know, I've nominated it for deletion. You can see the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/December 2018#Action Deafness.CircleGirl (talk) 02:06, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

PROD Deaf Side Story[edit]

I noticed you have done some work on Deaf Side Story. Just to let you know, I have proposed it for deletion.CircleGirl (talk) 17:38, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Wikipedia:Interesting Times Gang[edit]

Ambox warning orange.svg Wikipedia:Interesting Times Gang, a page which you created or substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; you may participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:Interesting Times Gang and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Wikipedia:Interesting Times Gang during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. UnitedStatesian (talk) 21:44, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Wikipedia:Interesting Times Gang[edit]

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute to Wikipedia, introducing inappropriate pages, such as Wikipedia:Interesting Times Gang, is not in accordance with our policies. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Under section G3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, the page has been nominated for deletion.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Legacypac (talk) 21:54, 13 December 2018 (UTC)