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Women in Red April 2024[edit]

Women in Red | April 2024, Volume 10, Issue 4, Numbers 293, 294, 302, 303, 304

Online events:


  • The second round of "One biography a week" begins in April as part of #1day1woman.

Tip of the month:

Other ways to participate:

Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter

--Lajmmoore (talk 19:43, 30 March 2024 (UTC) via MassMessaging[reply]

Women in Red #1woman1week January to March 2024[edit]

Thank you, Rosiestep, for creating at least one biography of a woman per week from 1 January to 31 March 2024. I hope you will continue to participate from April to June.--Ipigott (talk) 07:00, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – April 2024[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2024).

Administrator changes


Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • The Toolforge Grid Engine services have been shut down after the final migration process from Grid Engine to Kubernetes. (T313405)



  • Editors are invited to sign up for The Core Contest, an initiative running from April 15 to May 31, which aims to improve vital and other core articles on Wikipedia.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:48, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

New Pages Patrol newsletter April 2024[edit]

Hello Rosiestep,

New Page Review queue January to March 2024

Backlog update: The October drive reduced the article backlog from 11,626 to 7,609 and the redirect backlog from 16,985 to 6,431! Congratulations to Schminnte, who led with over 2,300 points.

Following that, New Page Patrol organized another backlog drive for articles in January 2024. The January drive started with 13,650 articles and reduced the backlog to 7,430 articles. Congratulations to JTtheOG, who achieved first place with 1,340 points in this drive.

Looking at the graph, it seems like backlog drives are one of the only things keeping the backlog under control. Another backlog drive is being planned for May. Feel free to participate in the May backlog drive planning discussion.

It's worth noting that both queues are gradually increasing again and are nearing 14,034 articles and 22,540 redirects. We encourage you to keep contributing, even if it's just a single patrol per day. Your support is greatly appreciated!

2023 Awards

Onel5969 won the 2023 cup with 17,761 article reviews last year - that's an average of nearly 50/day. There was one Platinum Award (10,000+ reviews), 2 Gold Awards (5000+ reviews), 6 Silver (2000+), 8 Bronze (1000+), 30 Iron (360+) and 70 more for the 100+ barnstar. Hey man im josh led on redirect reviews by clearing 36,175 of them. For the full details, see the Awards page and the Hall of Fame. Congratulations everyone for their efforts in reviewing!

WMF work on PageTriage: The WMF Moderator Tools team and volunteer software developers deployed the rewritten NewPagesFeed in October, and then gave the NewPagesFeed a slight visual facelift in November. This concludes most major work to Special:NewPagesFeed, and most major work by the WMF Moderator Tools team, who wrapped up their major work on PageTriage in October. The WMF Moderator Tools team and volunteer software developers will continue small work on PageTriage as time permits.

Recruitment: A couple of the coordinators have been inviting editors to become reviewers, via mass-messages to their talk pages. If you know someone who you'd think would make a good reviewer, then a personal invitation to them would be great. Additionally, if there are Wikiprojects that you are active on, then you can add a post there asking participants to join NPP. Please be careful not to double invite folks that have already been invited.

Reviewing tip: Reviewers who prefer to patrol new pages within their most familiar subjects can use the regularly updated NPP Browser tool.


MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:27, 2 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

April music[edit]

story · music · places

A few more pics, now from back home, a bird family ;) - listened live to a fascinating woman conducting "her" orchestra which now has an article --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:39, 3 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Wow, Gerda Arendt: "Lyniv is the first female conductor to be named music director of an Italian opera house."! --Rosiestep (talk) 11:48, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
yes, and the first to conduct at the Bayreuth Festival possibly even more sensational, and then she comes and speaks in lovely German on the cause of her youth orchestra, and conducts with great economy of movements, - not a show but serving the music, - did you look at a video? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:21, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I like to see Appalachian Spring on the Main page today (not by me, just interested and reviewed, - and the woman behind it pictured, not the man, and I'm proud of that little bit), and I also made it my story. - How do you like the statue (look up places - no cat) - I was undecided so show three versions ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:18, 6 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Today I see Marian Anderson as my top story (by NBC, 1939), and below (on my talk) three people with raised arms, - and the place is the cherry blossom in Frauenstein. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:32, 9 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I have never listened to Marian Anderson previously, but now I shall. Cherry blossoms are so beautiful! --Rosiestep (talk) 17:26, 9 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
now plum tree blossom for Kalevi Kiviniemi in the snow - see my talk --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:05, 11 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Gerda Arendt, such an accomplished organist. May he RIP. --Rosiestep (talk) 12:16, 12 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
thank you! - My story today is about a piece composed for the Second Sunday after Easter 300 years ago, and I just returned from a (long) opera about the same age, with soprano Pretty Yende --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:18, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Nice! I've been in the Bay Area this weekend at 2 conferences. Yesterday's cat was looking up; today's is looking down. As for me, I'll be looking straight ahead and side-to-side as I make the drive home shortly. --Rosiestep (talk) 14:38, 16 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Hope you made it home safely! - relief: the last of six RD articles in one week is now on the Main page - yesterday I went to a great recital with many anti-war songs by Jewish composers whose music was banned by the Nazis. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:51, 18 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
That must have been a very moving recital. --Rosiestep (talk) 09:00, 19 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
It was, and I sat first row (see my pic, taken standing where I sat), and he sang it all from memory. Schönberg Op. 1, sooo expressive, and has no article ... Positive review. And here we are rehearsing for our next concert, to be very moving. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:48, 19 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I could see the 'here we are' photo for a split second before a German-language message popped up, but that was long enough to capture it in my brain. Wishing you a wonderful 'next concert'. --Rosiestep (talk) 09:54, 19 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
In my browser, the message comes below the pic, and requests subscription. Perhaps foreigners are treated differently - unfairly. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:06, 19 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
ps: your cat today looks colour-coordinated not only with the carpet of flowers but also with our concert poster (in print even closer than in the online version) ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:59, 19 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Wikifunctions & Abstract Wikipedia Newsletter #150 is out: Product Update on Diff and Upcoming API Improvements[edit]

There is a new update for Abstract Wikipedia and Wikifunctions. Please, come and read it!

In this issue, we discuss our latest blog post on Diff, and we take a look at the latest software developments.

Want to catch up with the previous updates? Check our archive!

Also, we remind you that if you have questions or ideas to discuss, the next Volunteers' Corner will be held on April 8, at 22:30 UTC (link to the meeting).

Enjoy the reading! -- User:Sannita (WMF) (talk) 10:23, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

This Month in GLAM: March 2024[edit]

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Guild of Copy Editors April 2024 Newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors April 2024 Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the April 2024 newsletter, a quarterly digest of Guild activities since December. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below. We extend a warm welcome to all of our new members. We wish you all happy copy-editing.

Election results: In our December 2023 coordinator election, Zippybonzo stepped down as coordinator; we thank them for their service. Incumbents Dhtwiki and Miniapolis were reelected coordinators, and Wracking was newly elected coordinator, to serve through 30 June. Nominations for our mid-year Election of Coordinators will open on 1 June (UTC).

Drive: 46 editors signed up for our January Backlog Elimination Drive, 32 of whom claimed at least one copy-edit. Between them, they copy-edited 289 articles totaling 626,729 words. Barnstars awarded are here.

Blitz: 23 editors signed up for our February Copy Editing Blitz. 18 claimed at least one copy-edit and between them, they copy-edited 100,293 words in 32 articles. Barnstars awarded are here.

Drive: 53 editors signed up for our March Backlog Elimination Drive, 34 of whom claimed at least one copy-edit. Between them, they copy-edited 300 articles totaling 587,828 words. Barnstars awarded are here.

Blitz: Sign up for our April Copy Editing Blitz, which runs from 14 to 20 April. Barnstars will be awarded here.

Progress report: As of 23:17, 11 April 2024 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors have processed 109 requests since 1 January 2024, and the backlog stands at 2,480 articles.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from Baffle gab1978 and your GOCE coordinators Dhtwiki, Miniapolis and Wracking.

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Wikifunctions & Abstract Wikipedia Newsletter #151 is out: New API for calling Wikifunctions and celebrating 1000 functions[edit]

There is a new update for Abstract Wikipedia and Wikifunctions. Please, come and read it!

In this issue, we discuss the new API for calling Wikifunctions, we celebrate our first 1,000 functions, and we take a look at the latest software developments. Also, there's a job opening for joining our team!

Want to catch up with the previous updates? Check our archive.

Enjoy the reading! -- User:Sannita (WMF) (talk) 09:57, 12 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

New Pages Patrol[edit]

Hi, thank you for your work on New Pages Patrol, including my last couple of new articles. It is a valuable contribution to maintaining the quality of the encyclopedia. TSventon (talk) 15:33, 15 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

TSventon, you're welcome. I really enjoy participating on NPP. I learn so much. --Rosiestep (talk) 17:30, 15 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

New page patrol May 2024 Backlog drive[edit]

New Page Patrol | May 2024 Articles Backlog Drive
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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:15, 17 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Affiliations Committee News (January-March 2024)[edit]

Group photo of the 2023 EduWiki Conference in Belgrade, organized by Wikipedia & Education User Group

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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:56, 18 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Would you mind taking a look at the new page that I have created and possibly mark it as reviewed? Jeraxmoira appears to be dragging his feet about finishing the work he started. Also, take a look at the talk page, that will give you some background. I believe that I have made the necessary changes to address all of his concerns and feel that the article qualifies for publication otherwise I am at a loss as to how to proceed. Thank you. BuffaloBob (talk) 13:21, 18 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

  • Hi BuffaloBob. Thanks for reaching out. I think it's fine and I've marked it as reviewed. --Rosiestep (talk) 13:51, 18 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]