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AfD discussion for Imperialist Competitve Algorithm[edit]

Hi Ruud! Thaks for your work on making Weikipedis better. I saw your AfD and added my comments. Actually, what you are doing is basically right for the majority of these algorithms. However, we should note that there are many algorithms that their problem is not being inspired from nature. There is a deeper problem. The source of inspiration actually is not an optimization process in nature. It is like getting inspiration from cats to design airplanes that fly. The problem is not the inspiration and metaphor itself. The problem is forcing a fake metaphor that actually does not do optimization itself. So if you are addressing the issue, it should not be just calling anything inspired as "nature-inspired cruft" and deleting it. Because with this labeling, it seems that the problem is inspiration from nature, not the ignorance of people who use birds as a model to design cars and cats to design the airplanes.

If you work in the area of evolutionary computation, you will easily notice that majority of the so-called "nature-inspired" algorithms are not really based on a correct and valid metaphor. The problem is NOT that they are using a metaphor. The bigger problem is that they are not based on a right (remarkable) metaphor, and this is the main problem. If we attack every work just because it is "nature-inspired" then we will create a dark situation where good and bad inspirations will be inseparable. So the attack code should be "fake-inspiration" and "wrong-inspiration" not the phrase "nature-inspired". Take the so-called "Cuckoo search" as an example. Is the process described a real optimization process indeed in nature that can be used to design an algorithm? Or the Water Drops. What kind of optimization is behind the Water drops in nature that can be used to create an optimization algorithm? Not at all, and the problem is exactly at this point. The same story with Harmony Search which is using something that has closed-form mathematical solution (Wave Equation) as the source of inspiration. In the majority of these papers, the metaphors are fake (forced) or are just renaming of previously proposed ones.

I added my ideas to the AfD page of Imperialist Competitive Algorithm, where by defining a set of criteria, I oppose the deletion of the article, exactly for the same reasons I explained here. Please take a look at the discussion and add your comments and reasons behind your suggestion.

Thank you for your work. I believe what you do is great and is something that needed to be done even a few years ago. But we just need to make sure that a good measure is defined to make sure that being "nature-inspired" is not the reason these papers are deleted. The reason is that they are NOT truly inspired from nature. --66.75.251.213 (talk) 10:17, 30 July 2016 (UTC)


The Language Links on the AVL Trees Page[edit]

Ok Ruud, why are you repeatedly removing links from the AVL Page without first discussing it.

For someone studying for a PHD in Computer Science you seem to have a strange aversion to code.

Please don't remove these links again Ruud. They were requested by Wikipedia.NNcNannara (talk) 02:21, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

Coalescing[edit]

Dear Ruud Koot,

Thank you for improving Wikipedia in many ways.

I invite you to join the discussion at Talk:Memory management#Coalescing Merger complete as to whether coalescing (computer science) should be merged into memory management.

Thank you again. --DavidCary (talk) 02:39, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

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You're being socked![edit]

Hey! Nice to meet you. In case it wasn't already obvious, your AfD is being mobbed by sockpuppets. I've submitted an investigation that will hopefully put an end to this. I've seen several of your AfDs and I think you're doing a great job kicking out WP:OR disguised as verified academic papers. Wikipedia needs more editors like you; there aren't a lot of people who will recognize these circularly-cited promo pages for what they really are. Thank you for your service. Jergling (talk) 20:21, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Yeah, I noticed. I semi-protected the page to stop them. The IPs seem to come from several different Chinese and Australian universities, so I'm doubtful a SPI will turn up anything useful.
I had hoped to save myself some work by first getting most of those articles deleted, before adding in any criticism to remaining ones, but without that criticism it's genuinely very difficult to see what is going on here... —Ruud 20:23, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

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Deleting AVL[edit]

Why do you want to delete the golden AVL pages Ruud? You didn't say.NNcNannara (talk) 11:38, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

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Reverts without explanation[edit]

Wikipedia:WIKIHOUNDING 1 my edits everywhere at Wikipedia is not very WP:CIVIL. Ushkin N (talk) 05:17, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

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Users with multiple accounts[edit]

Hi, you blocked Waterfall mg (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), who appears to do strongly coordinated edits with Mehr86 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) (not blocked). The edits are the same citation spam, all for ~3 articles by the same author. Both accounts insert and edit the same sections and add the same references everywhere. I hope I have reverted all of it.

Here is an example: [1] [2] or look at these two edits: [3] [4]

I'm contacting you directly instead of going through the noticeboard, because you blocked Waterfall mg, and edited Nonlinear_programming just a few days ago because of this user (but you only reverted the very last edit). Thanks for your work! HelpUsStopSpam (talk) 23:06, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Done. —Ruud 23:18, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
He has created at least a two at least three several new accounts: Mathlover 1962 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) and Statistician 91 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) and Stephaninewzland (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) AdamWillfor (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) AndrewMoroso (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) Ohio2121 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) EmanuelMandes (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), restoring the same references again. HelpUsStopSpam (talk) 20:42, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
@HelpUsStopSpam: Blocked. You can try sending him a polite mail to his @stanford.edu address. That tend to get these people to stop. —Ruud 23:01, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:REP[edit]

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Barnstar[edit]

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Your idea of creating List of metaphor-inspired metaheuristics was itself an inspired solution to problems in this area – Epipelagic (talk) 21:46, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
  • I withdraw my objections to deleting this material elsewhere. --Epipelagic (talk) 21:40, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

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Blocking while involved[edit]

I have just done something which I almost never do, namely unblocked an editor without first consulting the blocking administrator. there are several reasons why I disagree with your block of Aheedar, which I have explained at User talk:Aheedar. However, despite my disagreement, I would have consulted you, rather than unilaterally unblocking, if it weren't for the fact that the block was a blatant violation of WP:INVOLVED. The block was in part for criticisms of your editing (which you called "personal attacks") and partly for editing of an article where you are involved in disputed editing. Even if you were convinced that a block was justifiable, in that situation for you to block the editor was unacceptable; you should instead have sought one or more independent opinion, whether by posting to WP:AN/I or by consulting an independent and uninvolved administrator directly. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 11:14, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

@JamesBWatson: No problem. —Ruud 11:47, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

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4,927 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: B, Predicted class: B Artificial intelligence (talk) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Expand
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50 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Start Complex data type (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Expand
161 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: NA, Predicted class: Start Physical address (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Expand
1,035 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: C Backpropagation (talk) 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Expand
156 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: C Virtual address space (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Unencyclopaedic
201 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: NA, Predicted class: C Skype protocol (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Unencyclopaedic
1,338 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: C Diffie–Hellman key exchange (talk) 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Unencyclopaedic
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58 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: C Compiler-compiler (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Merge
202 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: C Eiffel (programming language) (talk) 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Wikify
762 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: C Media type (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Wikify
82 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: C Compatibility (mechanics) (talk) 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Wikify
23 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: NA, Predicted class: C Antisaccade task (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Orphan
4 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: NA, Predicted class: Stub Andes physics tutor (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Orphan
7 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Afrapia (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Orphan
16 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Successive linear programming (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
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21 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Greedy randomized adaptive search procedure (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
27 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Start Elimination theory (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
55 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Start Forage (honey bee) (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
11 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: NA, Predicted class: Stub Lemke's algorithm (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Stub

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This Month in GLAM: September 2016[edit]

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Editing News #3—2016[edit]

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Recent changes[edit]

  • You can now set text as small or big.[5]
  • Invisible templates have been shown as a puzzle icon. Now, the name of the invisible template is displayed next to the puzzle icon.[6] A similar feature will display the first part of hidden HTML comments.[7]
  • Categories are displayed at the bottom of each page. If you click on the categories, the dialog for editing categories will open.[8]
  • At many wikis, you can now add maps to pages. Go to the Insert menu and choose the "Maps" item. The Discovery department are adding more features to this area, like geoshapes. You can read more on MediaWiki.org.[9]
  • The "Save" button now says "Save page" when you create a page, and "Save changes" when you change an existing page.[10] In the future, the "Save page" button will say "Publish page". This will affect both the visual and wikitext editing systems. More information is available on Meta.
  • Image galleries now use a visual mode for editing. You can see thumbnails of the images, add new files, remove unwanted images, rearrange the images by dragging and dropping, and add captions for each image. Use the "Options" tab to set the gallery's display mode, image sizes, and add a title for the gallery.[11]

Future changes[edit]

The visual editor will be offered to all editors at the remaining 10 "Phase 6" Wikipedias during the next month. The developers want to know whether typing in your language feels natural in the visual editor. Please post your comments and the language(s) that you tested at the feedback thread on mediawiki.org. This will affect several languages, including Thai, Burmese and Aramaic.

The team is working on a modern wikitext editor. The 2017 wikitext editor will look like the visual editor and be able to use the citoid service and other modern tools. This new editing system may become available as a Beta Feature on desktop devices in October 2016. You can read about this project in a general status update on the Wikimedia mailing list.

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Wikidata weekly summary #233[edit]

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (November 2016)[edit]


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548 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: C Class (computer programming) (talk) 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
87 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Start Cross-entropy method (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
9 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: NA, Predicted class: Start Guided Local Search (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
178 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: C Algebraic data type (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
6 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Start Enrique Alba (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
104 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: NA, Predicted class: C Type class (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Add sources
55 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: C Watcom C/C++ (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Cleanup
713 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: B Shell script (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Cleanup
432 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: B Time-based One-time Password Algorithm (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Cleanup
197 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: NA, Predicted class: B Cross compiler (talk) 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Expand
375 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: C Scope (computer science) (talk) 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Expand
225 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Start Null-terminated string (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Expand
756 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: C Abstract data type (talk) 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Unencyclopaedic
48 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: NA, Predicted class: C PearPC (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Unencyclopaedic
116 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: C Decompiler (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Unencyclopaedic
404 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: C Strong and weak typing (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Merge
111 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Start Programming language implementation (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Merge
134 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: B, Predicted class: B Kademlia (talk) 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Merge
534 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: C Just-in-time compilation (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Wikify
379 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: C, Predicted class: B QEMU (talk) 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Wikify
2,134 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: B, Predicted class: C Git (talk) 2.0 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Wikify
10 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: NA, Predicted class: C System virtual machine (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 2.0 0.0 Please add more sources Orphan
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4 2.0 Quality: Medium, Assessed class: NA, Predicted class: B HeuristicLab (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Orphan
75 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Stub Truncated Newton method (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
207 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Start Ahead-of-time compilation (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
34 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Start, Predicted class: Stub Basilisk II (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
78 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Start Source routing (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 2.0 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
14 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: Stub, Predicted class: Start Q (emulator) (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Stub
50 1.0 Quality: Low, Assessed class: NA, Predicted class: Stub Crt0 (talk) 0.0 Please add more content 0.0 Please create proper section headings 0.0 Please add more images 0.0 Please add more wikilinks 0.0 Please add more sources Stub

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Wikidata weekly summary #234[edit]

Europe 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Europe/The 10,000 Challenge has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more countries than they might otherwise work on. There's also the possibility of establishing smaller country or regional challenges for places like Germany, Italy, the Benelux countries, Iberian Peninsula, Romania, Slovenia etc, much like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of countries regularly contributing. If you would like to see masses of articles being improved for Europe and your specialist country like Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon, sign up today and once the challenge starts a contest can be organized. This is a way we can target every country of Europe, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant and also sign under any country sub challenge on the page that you might contribute to! Thank you. --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:09, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: October 2016[edit]

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

Hello,

Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:32, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #235[edit]

Indef block of User:DavidGreens[edit]

Hi Ruud Koot, I happened to see you indef blocked User:DavidGreens, but I cannot find any notice from you on the users talkpage about it. Just curious what led to this unusual blocking? I would appreciate a response on my talk-page if possible, Thanks in advance, Ottawahitech (talk) 21:04, 14 November 2016 (UTC)please ping me

@Ottawahitech: The notices are still on his talk page: [12] [13]. The account also seems to have been globally locked at a later point, but that wasn't my doing, nor do I know who did or why. —Ruud 21:31, 14 November 2016 (UTC)
The account was globally locked by User:Tegel on Meta, see Special:CentralAuth/DavidGreens. —Ruud 21:35, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Ruud Koot.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #236[edit]

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Ruud Koot. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

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 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #237[edit]

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