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A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg So i injoy my self with coffee Adriano gabriel (talk) 08:54, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 22 July 2015[edit]

Orphaned non-free image File:DDR Winx Club cover.jpg[edit]

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Please comment on Wikipedia:Administrators/RfC for BARC - a community desysoping process[edit]

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Wikipedia Connection[edit]

Please I do not have any connection at Ohio State.Regrads--Rberchie (talk) 21:27, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

@Rberchie: Thanks for the reply! The course is currently set up mainly for university students, so I'll go ahead and remove you from the course. If you ever do need help, however, feel free to reach out to me. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 01:04, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

No problem sorry for the inconvenience regards.--Rberchie (talk) 10:54, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

@Rberchie: Not a problem! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 13:18, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

User:Jenniferrubin7[edit]

Note that I declined the CSD on User:Jenniferrubin7. Users are allowed to say a little about themselves in their user page. All it needed was a removal of the spam links, which I did. User already has a note about spam. -- Alexf(talk) 15:30, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

@Alexf: Thanks for the heads up - though it looks like another admin tackled the page and deleted it. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 16:27, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
I see. That came after. I did not think it was overly promotional. Just needed to have the spam removed. Thanks. -- Alexf(talk) 17:10, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Finding Book[edit]

Thanks for the quick response. I either missed that instruction or it is missing from help. Would certainly help if you could add it to help page. I've made a copy of your response and put it in several places so I won't have to ask again. You saved me a ton of work by not having to re-create the book. Again my thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by GLipsig (talkcontribs) 16:11, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

@GLipsig: No problem! Could you tell me which particular help page you'd like me to help improve? Thanks! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 13:52, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Error[edit]

Super hamster,

Any idea what happened here and how I fix: Generation of the document file has failed. Status: Rendering process died with non zero code: 1 Return to Special:Book

My book has 34 topics and I am sure several hundred pages long.

Thanks in advance for your assistance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.37.58.116 (talk) 17:44, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Hi there! Just a note that you're logged out, so remember to log back in before editing. I'm not too familiar with Wikipedia books, but it looks like the error you describe is a known bug. It doesn't look like there's one single fix unfortunately, but it has been noticed and will hopefully be fixed eventually...though the bug has existed for several months already.
It might be strenuous, but you may end up having to remove articles one-by-one until you find which article is the one causing the error. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 13:56, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

The Last Door[edit]

The Last Door. I didn't change much. But I added all the quotes. Too many quotes?

Wonderfl (reply) 11:24, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Hey @Wonderfl: Yea, I'd say so! It's usually best to integrate quotations within paragraphs, and to give context for each quotation. Ideally you'd give a mix of summarizing, paraphrasing and quotations, and I wouldn't expect more than one or two block quotes per article. The rule I like to go by is that each section should not just be a list of quotations; it should have its own text, which is supported by quotes. Check out Super_Mario_Galaxy_2#Reception_and_legacy for an example of how a review section should be laid out: a summary of each review, with short quotations here and there that support what's stated about each review. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 13:53, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
Is it better now? Quotes only in Gameplay and Reception. Wonderfl (reply) 14:04, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
@Wonderfl: Getting better! Still, though, I would avoid listing long block quotes back-to-back in the Gameplay and Review sections. Integrate the quotations in paragraphs, and aim for one or two block quotes max. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 14:10, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the tips! I'll checkup tomorrow and do what I can. Regards. Wonderfl (reply) 19:35, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
No problem! :) ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 19:35, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
I could use some help with the rationale of File:The-Last-Door-Header.jpg. Its released by the authors with CC-BY-4.0 and so I tried to find a suitable tag. I'm sure I messed up the rationale though. What rationale is needed for CC images? -- Wonderfl (reply) 19:41, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
@Wonderfl: Rationale is used to describe how we're using a copyrighted image under our fair use standards. If an image is freely licensed (by our standards), there's no need for rational since we're free to use it. You should replace the non-free data and rationale templates with Template:Information, and fill it in like you would other free images (a summary, author, source, etc.). Note that the source of the image needs to show that the image is freely licensed as you describe. If permission was emailed to OTRS for the image, let me know and I can help with that. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 19:45, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 July 2015[edit]

This Month in Education: July 2015[edit]

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The Signpost: 05 August 2015[edit]

Wikimedia Highlights from July 2015[edit]

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The Signpost: 12 August 2015[edit]

XenMobile orphan tag[edit]

Hi! Thanks again for accepting my draft for XenMobile last week. I was hoping you might have a few moments to help me address the orphan tag on the article. I found two places to link to the entry.

The first is the main Citrix Systems article. XenMobile can be linked in either:

The second is in the HP Networking entry, which mentions XenMobile in the third paragraph of the Mobility/BYOD/WLAN section.

While I realize these are pretty minor, uncontroversial edits, I'm a stickler about not making any edits myself because of my COI. Would you be able to create these links? Thanks! Heatherer (talk) 17:58, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

@Heatherer: Yes check.svg Done Thanks for bringing this up! I've added the links to both articles, and have removed the orphan tag. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 00:47, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
Awesome! Lightning fast too. Thank you! Heatherer (talk) 13:07, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 19 August 2015[edit]

Please comment on Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals). Legobot (talk) 00:08, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 26 August 2015[edit]

hi[edit]

-- Aryan hindustan (talk) ,Aryan from Hindustan 11:07, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

@Aryan hindustan: Thanks for the invite, though I don't have the time or interest right now to join. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 18:21, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Begging for help[edit]

can you pls help me editind the picture at this page. -- Aryan hindustan (talk) ,Aryan from Hindustan 11:10, 30 August 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aryan hindustan (talkcontribs)

Hi @Aryan hindustan: I've removed the picture for now. A new section of an article should have some text to it, too, not just an image. That being said, you can add an image in the future with the following syntax: [[File:FILENAME|thumb|CAPTION]]. Just replace "FILENAME" with the name of the file, and "CAPTION" with the image caption.
Also: Did you take the picture yourself? I ask because the file does not have proper information about its source or authorship. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 18:25, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
Ok @SuperHamster: thanks-- Aryan hindustan (talk) ,Aryan from Hindustan 09:31, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
AnD ,I want to know what sanbox are-- Aryan hindustan (talk) ,Aryan from Hindustan 09:31, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
and @SuperHamster: I almost foget to get you that the image is clicked by me.-- Aryan hindustan (talk) ,Aryan from Hindustan 09:37, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

fyi[edit]

You tagged File:Quarterbacks_Angela_Rypien_and_Mark_Rypien.png with a {{di-replaceable fair use}} I left a {{di-replaceable fair use disputed}}.

I also tagged the instances where the image was used: [1], [2] -- a step I think you forgot.

Do you mind if I ask -- before you tagged the image, did you read the articles where it was used? Geo Swan (talk) 16:04, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Hey @Geo Swan: Sorry for the late response, been busy these last few days. I've never actually seen the caption template before, and am surprised it isn't documented at WP:CSD. I figure it's not required, but thanks for tagging them! I'll also do so in the future.
I did read the articles. I suppose that, yes, that exact scene could not be easily duplicated. It looks like the disagreements comes in with our takeaway of WP:NFCCP, and the fact that I don't see how the image is necessary to help our readers' understanding of the subject. Is the image valuable? I'd say so, and it certainly fits some of the themes you take from the article. I don't see how the image needed, however, as readers can entirely grasp the relationship between the Rypiens through text. The primary purpose of biographical portraits is for identification, and for that, there's still the possibility that it can be done with a free alternative.
That beings said, just a note that it looks like the image was deleted earlier by an admin. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 01:51, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

This Month in Education: August 2015[edit]

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WikiCup 2015 September newsletter[edit]

The finals for the 2015 Wikicup has now begun! Congrats to the 8 contestants who have survived to the finals, and well done and thanks to everyone who took part in rounds 3 and 4.

In round 3, we had a three-way tie for qualification among the wildcard contestants, so we had 34 competitors. The leader was by far Scotland Casliber (submissions) in Group B, who earned 1496 points. Although 913 of these points were bonus points, he submitted 15 articles in the DYK category. Second place overall was Philadelphia Coemgenus (submissions) at 864 points, who although submitted just 2 FAs for 400 points, earned double that amount for those articles in bonus points. Everyone who moved forward to Round 4 earned at least 100 points.

The scores required to move onto the semifinals were impressive; the lowest scorer to move onto the finals was 407, making this year's Wikicup as competitive as it's always been. Our finalists, ordered by round 4 score, are:

  1. Belarus Cas Liber (submissions), who is competing in his sixth consecutive Wikicup final, again finished the round in first place, with an impressive 1666 points in Pool B. Casliber writes about the natural sciences, including ornithology, botany and astronomy. A large bulk of his points this round were bonus points.
  2. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (FP bonus points), second place both in Pool B and overall, earned the bulk of his points with FPs, mostly depicting currency.
  3. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), first in Pool A, came in third. His specialty is natural science articles; in Round 4, he mostly submitted articles about insects and botany. Five out of the six of the GAs he submitted were level-4 vital articles.
  4. Somerset Harrias (submissions), second in Pool A, took fourth overall. He tends to focus on articles about cricket and military history, specifically the 1640s First English Civil War.
  5. Washington, D.C. West Virginian (submissions), from Pool A, was our highest-scoring wildcard. West Virginia tends to focus on articles about the history of (what for it!) the U.S. state of West Virginia.
  6. Somerset Rodw (submissions), from Pool A, likes to work on articles about British geography and places. Most of his points this round were earned from two impressive accomplishments: a GT about Scheduled monuments in Somerset and a FT about English Heritage properties in Somerset.
  7. United States Rationalobserver (submissions), from Pool B, came in seventh overall. RO earned the majority of her points from GARs and PRs, many of which were earned in the final hours of the round.
  8. England Calvin999 (submissions), also from Pool B, who was competing with RO for the final two spots in the final hours, takes the race for most GARs and PRs—48.

The intense competition between RO and Calvin999 will continue into the finals. They're both eligible for the Newcomers Trophy, given for the first time in the Wikicup; whoever makes the most points will win it.

Good luck to the finalists; the judges are sure that the competition will be fierce!

Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Miyagawa (talk · contribs) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs) 11:48, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 02 September 2015[edit]

Response[edit]

Hello SuperHamster -- I found your message just now. Thank you for your word of welcome -- I am trying to get my bearings, working my way through a jungle of links containing directions and rules and admonishments and definitions. Initially I just wanted to add some information to my later father's Wiki page, but I now gather that this is no child's play, haha. Mabel Amber (talk) 21:59, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

Hey @Mabel Amber: I received your email and responded there :) ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 00:01, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Honestly, I would never ever have thought of scrolling ALL the way down to the bottom of that very long page, never. I don't think I can ever accomplish anything on this website. This is too complicated for a simple IQ like I have. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mabel Amber (talkcontribs) 00:31, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

@Mabel Amber: For future reference, new messages go at the bottom of pages. I did have a very long talk page, but I've now archives a few of them so the page is shorter. Don't get too discouraged - Wikipedia's site is definitely be harder to use than most. Takes some getting used to. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 01:43, 6 September 2015 (UTC)
@SuperHamster: Hello SuperHamster, thank you so much for your confirmation and encouraging words, I really appreciate your trouble and time. I shall dedicate myself to put in some work, likely the end result is rewarding. Thank you again, enjoy your weekend. Mabel Amber (talk) 10:35, 6 September 2015 (UTC) Sep 6 12.35 CEST

Wikimedia Highlights from August 2015[edit]

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Email[edit]

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It may take a few minutes from the time the email is sent for it to show up in your inbox. You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{ygm}} template.

--AddisWang (talk) 14:29, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

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Please comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Video games/Article guidelines[edit]

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Wikipedia Asian Month[edit]

Hi Kevin. I just set up the Wikipedia Asian Month page on English Wikipedia, and want to invite you to be a organizer of this event.--AddisWang (talk) 20:50, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

Hey @AddisWang: Thanks for the invite! What sort of responsibilities does an organizer have? Sounds like a great opportunity, but I've got a lot on my plate and I'd hate to sign up for something I don't have the time to put towards! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 05:09, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
A few things, check the articles if fulfill the criteria. I will do this job as well, as well as other organizers. No need to do it until the ending of event. And also try to spread the information about the event and get more people involves. I'm not familiar with enwp and where could be great place for having more people interested.--AddisWang (talk) 05:28, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the grammar check btw, just updated those improvement on meta sample page.--AddisWang (talk) 05:33, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
@AddisWang: No problem re. the copyedits. That all sounds good to me, I'll be happy to help! I've got a few places in mind to help promote the event in the meantime. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 05:37, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
👍 Like--AddisWang (talk) 05:41, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
Enwp could be the only place that led controversial if use CentralNotice (Banner), I'm not sure about the such kind of policy on enwp. While we can talk about it maybe in todays workshop~--AddisWang (talk) 05:48, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
@AddisWang: For sure - never really thought of the idea that other language Wikipedias would be less restrictive on central notices. We'll definitely talk about it in the workshop - until then, I'm headed to bed. Night! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 05:50, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Helping out[edit]

Hey, I added myself as a volunteer for your fall course. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help, as this sounds pretty darn cool. Makes me wish that I was an Ohio State student, to have a Wikipedia-themed student organization nearby. But alas, I'm in Virginia and no such luck, as the closest group that does edit-a-thons is about 1-2 hours away in any given direction. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 06:29, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Hey @Tokyogirl79: Thanks so much! It's awesome to have some extra help when needed - I'll let our members know you're an available resource :) Things are pretty quiet for now, but we've got a few events we'll be planning for next year that I'll keep you updated on.
On a sidenote, I attended your COI speech at WikiConference USA. Great presentation! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 05:18, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Really? (blushes) Thanks! That really was a Murphy's Law kind of speech (since my computer didn't want to work and somewhere along the line the computer ate my last two slides), but I had a great crowd there! Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 05:46, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg With this ever dramatic world and winter coming, here's a cup of tea to alleviate your day! Face-smile.svgThis e-tea's remains have been e-composted SwisterTwister talk 05:39, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks @SwisterTwister: great end to my day as I head to sleep :) ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 05:41, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Re[edit]

Thank you! It looks nice! I'm thinking the WP:GN instead of CentralNotice, what you think is the best message we can put on that Notice? We use "November 2015 will be Wikipedia Asian Month, will welcome your participation!" currently on CentralNotice--AddisWang (talk) 22:40, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 21 October 2015[edit]

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Non-free content[edit]

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The Signpost: 28 October 2015[edit]

Demo video for judging tool[edit]

Hi, here is the demo video that you can see how the tool works and how to judge the articles during the Wikipedia Asian Month. The template we use is here en:Template:WAM user. -- m:User:AddisWang

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:04, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 04 November 2015[edit]

WikiCup 2015: The results[edit]

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WikiCup 2015 is now in the books! Congrats to our finalists and winners, and to everyone who took part in this year's competition.

This year's results were an exact replica of last year's competition. For the second year in a row, the 2015 WikiCup champion is Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (FP bonus points). All of his points were earned for an impressive 253 featured pictures and their associated bonus points (5060 and 1695, respectively). His entries constituted scans of currency from all over the world and scans of medallions awarded to participants of the U.S. Space program. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) came in second place; she earned by far the most bonus points (4082), for 4 featured articles, 15 good articles, and 147 DYKs, mostly about in her field of expertise, natural science. Belarus Cas Liber (submissions), a finalist every year since 2010, came in third, with 2379 points.

Our newcomer award, presented to the best-performing new competitor in the WikiCup, goes to United States Rationalobserver (submissions). Everyone should be very proud of the work they accomplished. We will announce our other award winners soon.

A full list of our award winners are:

We warmly invite all of you to sign up for next year's competition. Discussions and polls concerning potential rules changes are also open, and all are welcome to participate. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2016 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send.

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WikiCup Award[edit]

Awarded for participating in the 2015 WikiCup. Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 19:33, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

1st week of WAM[edit]

Hi

I'm very excited that Wikipedia Asian Month has many great articles already in the first ten days. To better help us understand how we are we doing on Wikipedia Asian Month, here are some small tasks:

  1. Please update the data of your Wikipedia at m:Wikipedia Asian Month/Data, it does not need to be accurate.
  2. A few Wikipedia has join the WAM, you can update it on the local page. Azerbaijani Wikipedia, Bulgarian Wikipedia, Cantonese Wikipedia, French Wikipedia, Latvian Wikipedia, Sindhi Wikipedia, Spanish Wikipedia and Vietnamese Wikipedia.
  3. Try to get some media coverage on your local medias. Report the media coverage and find resources at here.
  4. There is a user box that you can encourage participants to put on their user page. m:Template:User Asian Month‎

Addis Wang via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:11, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Wikimedia Highlights from October 2015[edit]

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The Signpost: 11 November 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 18 November 2015[edit]

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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One Week Left![edit]

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Hi there!

Thank you for volunteering to organize Wikipedia Asian Month - we are doing something amazing! We are expecting to have 1,000 participants improving over 1,500 articles, possibly making Wikipedia Asian Month the largest long-term edit-a-thon ever. Here are a few tasks that need to be completed at the end of the event, as well as some tips you can take to achieve greater success.
Requirements:

  1. Check all submitted articles before 15th December, 2015, and send me a data set that includes: total number of submitted articles, number of qualified articles, total number of participants, and articles selected for DYK. For the few Wikipedias that allow article expansions, please also send me the number of new articles vs. improved articles. Use this page to submit results.
  2. List all qualified organizers, up to five on each Wikipedia. Qualified organizers are ones who work actively; those who only have their name on the page or just made a few constructive edits for the event (less than, say, 5-10 edits) will not be counted. Due 20th December, 2015. Use this page to submit organizers.
  3. List all qualified editors who can receive a postcard on here at meta. Also, please determine the Wikipedia Asian Ambassador of this year. For some Wikipedias, we are also honoring the second greatest contributor as an ambassador, as long as they have created at least 30 articles. Please talk with me about these potential additional Ambassadors. Due 25th December, 2015. Use this page to submit Ambassadors.
  4. Create a local results page. A sample page will be provided soon. Due 30th December, 2015.

Tips and Extras:

  1. Place {{WAM talk 2015}} on talk pages of qualified articles to record that it was created as a part of Wikipedia Asian Month. If your Wikipedia does not have an equivalent template, make one! See this talk page example to see the template in action.
  2. Translate the message at this page. This message will be sent to all participants on your local Wikipedia to encourage their participation. Let me know when you finish the translation. For some Wikipedias that have fewer editors, you can send it by yourself.
  3. If you haven't started to check articles, try to give at least one result to each participant to let them know their contribution are qualified, or why they do not qualify.
  4. If you find out that some editors on your local Wikipedia are editing Asian Content but haven't sign up yet, send them a short invitation to ask them join. All edits made in November will be counted regardless of when the editor signed up.

Rules Clarification:

  • Since it is hard for organizers to keep the checking process very quickly, and may cause some editors who submit five articles being told one of their article does not qualified after the end November. We will still send postcards to those who submit five articles but one of those does not qualified with a minor problem. Minor problems include:
    1. Needs a few words to reach 300 words.
    2. Has a less-important issue tag.
    3. Needs to count one or two edits in the end of October or beginning of December to be qualified.

Best Wishes,
Addis Wang

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Please comment on Wikipedia talk:In the news[edit]

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WAM[edit]

Hi there Kevin. I'm going to be direct here. I have 2 queries.

  1. How do I know that my article fulfills the requirements. (There hasn't been any review from 24 November). Is there any way I can check that?
  2. Is this in Simple English Wikipedia alive?

Thanks in advance and please, notify me/use a talkback message after you reply this.--Pratyya (Hello!) 13:33, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Notifying @Titodutta: here. --Pratyya (Hello!) 13:43, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi @Pratyya Ghosh: Thanks for your questions. I use Dr pda's prosesize tool to calculate page sizes and word counts. I recommend that you install it and use the tool yourself to easily see if your contributions meet WAM's requirements. It's a useful gadget to have for general use after WAM, too. As for WAM on the Simple English Wikipedia: I didn't even know that was going on! I didn't sing up as an organizer there (it looks like the page was simply copied over from the English Wikipedia), and I've removed myself from the list there. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like it's active there either. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 01:42, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Pratyya, I have checked your lone article. Your article is tagged with copyvio template, it might be a Wikipedia>>Mirror>>Wikipedia's sub article issue. Please check it. --Tito Dutta (talk) 11:49, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
    Tito da, that copyvio is not actually my creation but it was previously at 2014 ICC World Twenty20 Finals. I moved that to 2014 ICC World Twenty20 Knockouts to create a free space for 2014 ICC World Twenty20 Final. Rather than this I don't know if there's a problem with my other works. Though the 2007, 2014 and 2013 CT is not my creation but it was under 4K bytes and didn't have 300 words. I actually increased these articles to 4K+ bytes and 300+ words.
    PS: what did you mean by "lone article"? --Pratyya (Hello!) 14:29, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 25 November 2015[edit]

Wrap-up[edit]

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Hi there!

We made it! The first edition of Wikipedia Asian Month has successfully ended! While your efforts are still needed since the wrap up stage is another big challenge for us. I understand everyone is busy in December, I will trying to cover everything we need in this message, hopefully can make this easier.
Guideline

  1. Check all submitted articles before 15th December, 2015.
    1. When you do so, please make a category that includes all articles of WAM. My approach is using the {{WAM talk 2015}} on the talk page of all articles, and generate a category for talk page.
    2. If you already submitted result on this page, please take a look that I add another column for articles selected for DYK. It could take a while for DYK process, you can fill that column later.
    3. You don't need to provide bytes column since I'm looking for a easy way to not brother us too much.
    4. When you checking articles, if you ever find an article submitted about Bashkortostan, Russia, please list them out. Bashkortostan community would like to send a postcard to whoever create that article.
  2. List all qualified organizers, up to five on each Wikipedia. Qualified organizers are ones who work actively; those who only have their name on the page or just made a few constructive edits for the event (less than, say, 5-10 edits) will not be counted. Due 20th December, 2015. Use this page to submit organizers.
  3. As you submit the qualified participants on this page, please also use P, O and A to mark them so I can know how many postcards should they receive. P(Participant), O(Organizers), A(Ambassadors). Please review the page if you submitted already. This is due 25th December, 2015 as previously mentioned.
  4. We will make a barnstar for whoever contribute to Wikipedia Asian Month, a user box for whoever accomplish the mission, and a ribbon bar for Ambassadors. It will be distribute after we have all qualified editors.
  5. You can find me on Facebook as Addis Wang, easiest way to talk with me for any questions or need my assistance. Leaving a message on meta is another option.

Further Actions

  1. You are welcome to submit an blog post draft for Wikimedia Blog at here about Wikipedia Asian Month in your local community, a specific story is more welcomed. I will help on that, and maybe integrate stories from different communities together to make a enough length articles. So don't hesitate to submit a short paragraph.
    1. A specific story about WAM. Like how some volunteers contribute in the event makes them special.
    2. A one sentence statement from you or participants about how you feel about Wikipedia Asian Month; why you like the event; what do you think we need to improve next year
    3. A short introduction about your community if it has not been introduced yet on Wikimedia Blog. Goals, current problems, why your community special etc.
  2. Sorry for the rough pages on meta. I will make a more beautiful page for all organizers and Ambassadors to honor their great contribution for Wikipedia.
  3. Next year: Many communities show their interest to hold this event again next year. We want to plan it in advance. If you represent a Wikimedia affiliate in Asia, please considering to include around 100 U.S. dollars in your annual grant application or similar. So Wikipedians around world can have a taste on your country or region next year! A mail list will be set up and inform you in next update. We will definitely make this event easier to participant next year, and improve our tool to give a better experience for both organizers and participants.

My Best Wishes and appreciation,
Addis Wang

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:01, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

That IP[edit]

Can't really do a rangeblock with the two IPs, one of which an IPv6. Do you have a list of IPs that have been used? Did we ever have an SPI, or a registered account? I don't think so but I could be wrong. If there are frequently targeted articles, we can semi-protect, of course. To put it another way, sorry, there's really nothing I can do right now; there's no point in blocking that IP. If you have more (articles, IPs), ping me and we'll see what we can do. Take it easy, Drmies (talk) 03:19, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

@Drmies: Thanks for the quick response! SPI investigations from months ago are here; past ANI reports (that include IPs) are here and here. I'm busy ATM with last minute school things, but I'll keep an eye out for the next few days and will see if page protections are necessary. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 03:43, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
Last-minute school things? A student asked me Tuesday if he could have a conference with me about his paper, for which he had just changed topics. Tuesday was the last day of class; the paper was due the day before. Don't be that student! Drmies (talk) 04:33, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
@Drmies: Wow! I won't be that student. I might be working on this group project until 1:49 tomorrow when it's due at 1:50, but it will not be late, I can promise you that. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 05:02, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

Category:Grand Theft Auto V screenshots[edit]

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The Signpost: 02 December 2015[edit]

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Season's Greetings![edit]

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@Northamerica1000: Thank you! Have a great holiday season yourself :) ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 21:29, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2016 is just around the corner...[edit]

Hello everyone, and we would like to wish you all a happy holiday season. As you will probably already know, the 2016 WikiCup begins in the new year; there is still time to sign up. There are some changes we'd like to announce before the competition begins.

After two years of serving as WikiCup judge, User:Miyagawa has stepped down as judge. He deserves great thanks and recognition for his dedication and hard work, and for providing necessary transition for a new group of judges in last year's Cup. Joining Christine (User:Figureskatingfan) and Jason (User:Sturmvogel 66) is Andrew (User:Godot13), a very successful WikiCup competitor and expert in Featured Pictures; he won the two previous competitions. This is a strong judging team, and we anticipate lots of enjoyment and good work coming from our 2016 competitors.

We would also like to announce one change in how this year's WikiCup will be run. In the spirit of sportsmanship, Godot13 and Cwmhiraeth have chosen to limit their participation. See here for the announcement and a complete explanation of why. They and the judges feel that it will make for a more exciting, enjoyable, and productive competition.

The discussions/polls concerning the next competition's rules will be closed soon, and rules changes will be made clear on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring and talk pages. The judges are committed to not repeating the confusion that occurred last year and to ensuring that the new rules are both fair and in the best interests of the competition, which is, first and foremost, about improving Wikipedia.

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Merry Christmas![edit]

--AmaryllisGardener talk 01:43, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

Wikiclaus' cheer ![edit]

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Michael Q. Schmidt talkback is wishing you the happiest of Wikiclaus' Wikipedian good cheer.
This message is intended to celebrate the holiday season, promote WikiCheer, and to hopefully make your day just a little bit better, for Wikiclaus encourages us all to spread smiles, fellowship, and seasonal good cheer by wishing others a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone with whom you had disagreements in the past, a good friend, or just some random person.
Share the good feelings and the happiest of holiday spirits from Wikiclaus ! Christmas tree.svg Face-smile.svg Christmas tree.svg Face-smile.svg Christmas tree.svg Face-smile.svg Christmas tree.svg

Merry Christmas[edit]

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Merry Christmas!!
Hello, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year,

Thanks for all your help on the 'pedia! Face-smile.svg

   –Davey2010 Merry Xmas / Happy New Year 13:29, 26 December 2015 (UTC)
  • I know Christmas has been & gone (Well it has in the UK anyway) but as you sent me one I thought I'd send you one :), Hope you had a great Christmas and I hope you have a great New Year :) –Davey2010 Merry Xmas / Happy New Year 13:29, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

Rubbish computer (Merry Christmas!: ...And a Happy New Year!) 17:54, 26 December 2015 (UTC)
@Rubbish computer: Thanks! Hope you had a great Christmas and a great 2016 :) ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 19:20, 26 December 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I've had a great 2015, but I can't speak for 2016 yet (sorry). Rubbish computer (Merry Christmas!: ...And a Happy New Year!) 20:10, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

Brownie transparent.png Hey dude, have a great holiday and and a super year ahead. IMO, you are one of the few "last great Wikipedians", and I respect you highly. Have a Merry Christmas! Wonderfl (reply) 07:42, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on User talk:Edmund Patrick[edit]

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Happy New Year SuperHamster![edit]

The Signpost: 30 December 2015[edit]

2016[edit]

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Happy New Year 2016!
Did you know ... that back in 1885, Wikipedia editors wrote Good Articles with axes, hammers and chisels?

Thank you for your contributions to this encyclopedia using 21st century technology. I hope you don't get any unneccessary blisters.
Cullen328 Let's discuss it 22:41, 30 December 2015 (UTC)    –

Thanks Cullen! A great New Year to yourself :) ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 02:04, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year, SuperHamster![edit]

Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.
@Northamerica1000: Thank you! Best wished to you in 2016 :) ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 07:44, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Happy New Year, SuperHamster![edit]

Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.
@Davey2010: Thanks! Have a great and productive 2016 yourself. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 06:09, 2 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks I won't Face-grin.svg, –Davey2010 Merry Xmas / Happy New Year 16:02, 2 January 2016 (UTC)
Rainbow trout transparent.png ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 16:07, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Happy New Year, SuperHamster[edit]

@Pratyya Ghosh: Nice to hear from you! Thanks for the good wishes. Have a great 2016 yourself! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 06:12, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND ALL ! United kingdoms my home (talk) 21:57, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks United kingdoms my home! Have a great New Year too :) ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 06:12, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

HAVE THE BEST 2016 YEAR EVER wait.......... never mind there is only one 2016 well....... HAVE THE BEST YEAR EVER !

Happy New Year, SuperHamster![edit]

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Spread the WikiLove; use {{subst:Season's Greetings}} to send this message
United kingdoms my home has given you a portion of her sunshine! promote WikiLove and hopefully this one has made your day better. Spread the WikiLove by giving someone else sunshine and wikilove, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend.
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Dear sir/mam,

Can you please check my page and tell me what is wrong with it as someone has requested it for speedy deletion while it does NOT contain anything which will break any legal conditions! Abhinay Banker (talk) 18:43, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Happy 2016![edit]

And good luck with your Ohio State Wikipedia 15 celebrations!--Pharos (talk) 21:19, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

Hey @Pharos: Thanks so much, and happy 2016 to you too! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 05:24, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Happy New Year, SuperHamster![edit]

Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.
Thanks @Peppy Paneer: Happy New Year to you too! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 13:29, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 06 January 2016[edit]

WikiCup 2016: Game On![edit]

We are about to enter the second week of the 2016 WikiCup. The most recent player to sign up brings the current total to 101 contestants. Signups close on 5 February. If you’re interested, you can join this year's WikiCup here.

We are aware that in some areas the scoring bot’s numbers are a little bit off (i.e., overly generous) and are working to have that corrected as soon as possible.--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:08, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Editnotice about TTR content in the TTO article[edit]

Hey there. This is just a heads up about an editnotice request that I've put up here: Template_talk:Editnotices/Page/Toontown_Online#Template-protected_edit_request_on_8_January_2016. Please feel free to revise this if you have any improvements to make. Also, thanks for contributing to the article over such a long period of time as well - you're doing a great job Face-smile.svg NottNott talk|contrib 20:48, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

@NottNott: Looks good! Good call on implementing it. I see Xaos made some changes and it looks good to me. Thanks for watching over the page too :) ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 17:11, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

Final Stage[edit]

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Happy New Year!

We are now at the final stage of the Wikipedia Asian Month, which means, we are collecting the address and ready to send postcards. There are basically three things left.

  1. The survey of address collecting is ready, please consider to translate the survey at this page if you are not sure all qualified participants have capability to finish this English survey.
  2. After you translate it, or not, please distribute the survey link with, or without, the page of tranlsation to qualifeid particpants on your Wikipedia. Please make sure the list are also in this page so we can know who is the qualified participants who are organizers. Please update this page once you finish the distribution.
  3. We have a barnstar for whoever submit one article in the event. Please consider to distribute this on your Wikipedia if it haven't done yet. And please update this page as well.

Sorry for all the delays and thank you for being part of it. Please subscribe the mail list for future collaboration in Asia, and for Wikipedia Asian Month in 2016.

Best Wishes,

Addis Wang

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Wikipedia Asian Month[edit]

Hi, thank you for participation in Wikipedia Asian Month. Please fill out the survey that we use to collect the mailing address. All personal information will be only used for postcard sending and will be deleted immediately after the postcard is sent. If you have any question, you may contact me at Meta. Hope to see you in 2016 edition of Wikipedia Asian Month.--AddisWang (talk) 14:53, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

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Wikimedia Highlights from December 2015[edit]

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Need help[edit]

We need more neutral opinions here. Please help! Thanx! --SergeWoodzing (talk) 20:46, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 03 February 2016[edit]

How should i mention and describe myself in my userpage? Should I use 1st person or 2nd person. I mean to say how should i write? for example: I am from Nepal Or He is from Nepal.

Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Happy Valentine Day Ghimire Udip (talk) 00:59, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

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Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Reference desk[edit]

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WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of Adam Cuerden’s several quality restorations during round 1

That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. Forty-seven competitors move into this round (a bit shy of the expected 64), and we are roughly broken into eight groups of six. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups.

Twenty-two Good Articles were submitted, including three by Connecticut Cyclonebiskit (submissions), and two each by Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions), Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), Florida 12george1 (submissions), and New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions). Twenty-one Featured Pictures were claimed, including 17 by There's always time for skeletons Adam Cuerden (submissions) (the Round 1 high scorer). Thirty-one contestants saw their DYKs appear on the main page, with a commanding lead (28) by Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions). Twenty-nine participants conducted GA reviews with Lancashire J Milburn (submissions) completing nine.

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WikiCup 2016 March newsletter (update)[edit]

Along with getting the year wrong in the newsletter that went out earlier this week, we did not mention (as the bot did not report) that New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions) claimed the first Featured Article Persoonia terminalis of the 2016 Wikicup. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email).--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:05, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

This Month in Education: [March 2016][edit]





We apologize for an earlier distribution that mistakenly took on the older content. We hope you enjoy the newest issue of the newsletter we are sharing now.--Sailesh Patnaik (Distribution leader) using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:44, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

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Congratulations! You have completed the Wikipedia Connection challenge! Please reply with your favorite candy so I can reward you for your hard work. Keep it up :] Rimmel.Edits Talk 20:37, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Organizer feedback for WAM[edit]

Hi WAM organizers!

Please help us improve our judging tool of the Wikipedia Asian Month, and make it better to use in 2016 Edition. It may take around 5 minutes to Fill The Survey, and you will get an additional postcard if you submit your mailing address already. BTW, if you receive question regarding the postcard questions, here is a small updating page for your reference.

Best Wishes,
Addis Wang

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What?[edit]

Vandalize? This Account's User (talk) 06:53, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

Some stroopwafels for you![edit]

Gaufre biscuit.jpg Have fun! Shftin2gear (talk) 21:28, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
@Shftin2gear: Thanks, squirrel. Though I much prefer celery. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 21:33, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

Good Job[edit]

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Love this Shftin2gear (talk) 21:35, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 02 March 2016[edit]

The Signpost: 09 March 2016[edit]

The Signpost: 16 March 2016[edit]

Building List[edit]

Could you catch the list here and integrated into this page? Thanks--AddisWang (talk) 22:12, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 05:52, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Cheers mate! Chrisw80 (talk) 05:50, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

@Chrisw80: Same to you! Keep up the good work. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 05:52, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 23 March 2016[edit]

Please comment on Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:WWE - ER logo.png[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Milgram obedience study[edit]

Hello SuperHamster,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Milgram obedience study for deletion, because it doesn't appear to contain any encyclopedic content. Take a look at our suggestions for essential content in short articles to learn what should be included.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to work on it, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. Vinod 08:59, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

@Vinodtiwari2608: The page I created was a valid redirect to another article. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 09:01, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

Cites and sources for Count of Mayalde[edit]

I´ve placed cites and sources for the page Count of Mayalde, could you eliminate the notes or advices you put to the respect? ....Can I eliminate them?. I think so.

Thank you. --Siredejoinville (talk) 16:56, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

@Siredejoinville: Done, thanks! In cases where you've obviously met the requirements of the tag, you're free to remove them yourself, too. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 16:58, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

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Wikimedia Highlights from March 2016[edit]

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The Signpost: 2 May 2016[edit]

WikiCup 2016 May newsletter[edit]

FP of Christ Church Cathedral, Falkland Islands by Godot13

Round 2 is over and 35 competitors have moved on to Round 3.

Round 2 saw three FAs (two by New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions) and one by Montana Montanabw (submissions)), four Featured Lists (with three by England Calvin999 (submissions)), and 53 Good Articles (six by Lancashire Worm That Turned (submissions) and five each by Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), and Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions)). Eleven Featured Pictures were promoted (six by There's always time for skeletons Adam Cuerden (submissions) and five by Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions)). One Featured Portal, Featured Topic and Good Topic were also promoted. The DYK base point total was 1,135. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) scored 265 base points, while British Empire The C of E (submissions) and Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions) each scored 150 base points. Eleven ITN were promoted and 131 Good Article Reviews were conducted with Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions) completing a staggering 61 reviews. Two contestants, Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) and New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions), broke the 700 point mark for Round 2.

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This Month in Education: [June 2016][edit]






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Invitation from WAM 2016[edit]

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Hi WAM organizers!

Hope you receive your postcard successfully! Now it's a great time to sign up at the 2016 WAM, which will still take place in November. Here are some updates and improvements we will make for upcoming WAM. If you have any suggestions or thoughts, feel free to discuss on the meta talk page.

  1. We will launch a pre-event, which is new-user exclusive training event, that will help new users get involved in the Wikipedia community and contribute more in the Asian Month.
  2. We want to host many onsite Edit-a-thons all over the world this year. If you would like to host one in your city, please take a look and sign up at this page.
  3. We will largely improve the tool, that participants can directly report their contribution on the tool, and will be easier for judges to use.
  4. We will try to send Ambassador certificate physically this year, as well as awarding second and third participants with a WAM button.
  5. We will pre-made all postcards and souvenirs, so we can send them all immediately after the event.

If you no longer want to receive the WAM organizer message, you can remove your username at this page.

As always, reach me at meta talk page if you have any questions.

Best Wishes,
Addis Wang

12:54, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style[edit]

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You're invited! Great Buckeye Wiknic 2016[edit]

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Hello there! You are invited to attend the Great Buckeye Wiknic in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, July 10th from 1:00 to 5:00 PM! Join us for a day in the park for food and socializing with others from the Wikimedia movement. We'll be meeting up at Fred Beekman Park, a park on Ohio State University's campus.

If you're interested, please take a look at our events page for more information, including parking info, food options, and available activities. If you plan on attending, please add your name to the attendees list. We look forward to seeing you!

If you have any questions, feel free to leave one on my talk page. Thanks! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 05:39, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Meetup/Columbus/Wiknic/2016[edit]

Since there's nowhere on the meetup page to say this — I won't be able to attend, as attendance at the event would prevent me from being at church. Please keep me updated on future meetups, though. Nyttend (talk) 12:32, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

Trust me... a chance to visit hollowed ground (OSU) would be a great opportunity. Unfortunately, this little thing called real life prevents me from making the trek to C-Bus on that date (pesky responsibilities and what not). But I do appreciate the invite. Vjmlhds (talk) 14:59, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
@Nyttend: @Vjmlhds: Sorry you two can't make it! If it makes a difference, you can drop in / leave at any time. Due to seemingly popular demand, I've added a regrets section. Hope to see you at future events! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 15:05, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 04 July 2016[edit]

Inkscape feature table[edit]

Recently a user deleted a feature list from Inkscape, citing WP:CHANGELOG. I improved the format, restricting the content to notable features, and re-added it into the article. The editor insists on deleting it. However the exact kind of table is present in Illustrator, a very similar software. What should be done? Can you add your opinion to the talk page? -- Wonderfl (reply)

Hey @Wonderfl: Nice to hear from you! And I'm glad to see your continuing work on software articles. Let me think on this; WP:CHANGELOG is a valid concern, but limited change logs can still be valuable depending on the case.
On another note, as a tip: pointing to another article and stating bias against something can start fires. It all comes down to discussing the content :) ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 04:26, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

Invitation to participate in Wikipedia mini summer program[edit]

Greetings SuperHamster:

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It appears you have participated in an editathon in the past. We are doing a mini research study involving past editathon participants to transform and improve Wikipedia. If this sounds like something quick you would want to do this summer, please sign up to our mini summer research program.

You can read more about our project here.

Together we can revolutionize Wikipedia!


Thanks & Cheers

Wiki crowdresearch (talk) 15:49, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 21 July 2016[edit]

Please comment on Talk:Bombardier Movia & CNR Changchun C951[edit]

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