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- 1 WikiProject Article Rescue Squadron Newsletter
- 2 Governor General's Literary Awards
- 3 Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins
- 4 A new user right for New Page Patrollers
- 5 Nomination of Beechwood Avenue for deletion
- 6 ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!
- 7 ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!
WikiProject Article Rescue Squadron Newsletter
Governor General's Literary Awards
Dear SimonP, thanks for initiating Wikipedia's numerous entries about Canada's Governor General's Literary Awards. If this is a topic you are still interested in pursuing, you might like to have a look at a series of articles that a colleague and I have published in the peer-reviewed academic journal, _Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada_. In these articles (http://unit8.ok.ubc.ca/__shared/assets/2014irvineggawards48741.pdf) we have done our best to correct the numerous errors contained in the original list of Governor General's Award winners released by the Canada Council. (You will see that the list has now been removed from the Canada Council website.) Thanks again for your interest in this topic. Sincerely, Andrew Irvine
Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins
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)
A new user right for New Page Patrollers
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.
Nomination of Beechwood Avenue for deletion
The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Beechwood Avenue until a consensus is reached, and anyone 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. MB 04:48, 16 November 2016 (UTC)