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Women in Red World Contest[edit]

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!

Bradford Shellhammer[edit]

Hello:

The copy edit you requested from the Guild of Copy Editors of the article Bradford Shellhammer has been completed.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Best of luck with the GAN.

Regards,

April editathons at Women in Red[edit]

ITN recognition for Hevrin Khalaf[edit]

Ambox current red.svgOn 16 October 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Hevrin Khalaf, which you nominated and updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 07:32, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

November 2019 at Women in Red[edit]

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November 2019, Volume 5, Issue 11, Numbers 107, 108, 140, 141, 142, 143


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New Page Review newsletter November 2019[edit]

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Hello TJMSmith,

This newsletter comes a little earlier than usual because the backlog is rising again and the holidays are coming very soon.

Getting the queue to 0

There are now 712 holders of the New Page Reviewer flag! Most of you requested the user right to be able to do something about the huge backlog but it's still roughly less than 10% doing 90% of the work. Now it's time for action.
Exactly one year ago there were 'only' 3,650 unreviewed articles, now we will soon be approaching 7,000 despite the growing number of requests for the NPR user right. If each reviewer soon does only 2 reviews a day over five days, the backlog will be down to zero and the daily input can then be processed by every reviewer doing only 1 review every 2 days - that's only a few minutes work on the bus on the way to the office or to class! Let's get this over and done with in time to relax for the holidays.
Want to join? Consider adding the NPP Pledge userbox.
Our next newsletter will announce the winners of some really cool awards.

Coordinator

Admin Barkeep49 has been officially invested as NPP/NPR coordinator by a unanimous consensus of the community. This is a complex role and he will need all the help he can get from other experienced reviewers.

This month's refresher course

Paid editing is still causing headaches for even our most experienced reviewers: This official Wikipedia article will be an eye-opener to anyone who joined Wikipedia or obtained the NPR right since 2015. See The Hallmarks to know exactly what to look for and take time to examine all the sources.

Tools
  • It is now possible to select new pages by date range. This was requested by reviewers who want to patrol from the middle of the list.
  • It is now also possible for accredited reviewers to put any article back into the New Pages Feed for re-review. The link is under 'Tools' in the side bar.
Reviewer Feedback

Would you like feedback on your reviews? Are you an experienced reviewer who can give feedback to other reviewers? If so there are two new feedback pilot programs. New Reviewer mentorship will match newer reviewers with an experienced reviewer with a new reviewer. The other program will be an occasional peer review cohort for moderate or experienced reviewers to give feedback to each other. The first cohort will launch November 13.

Second set of eyes
  • Not only are New Page Reviewers the guardians of quality of new articles, they are also in a position to ensure that pages are being correctly tagged for deletion and maintenance and that new authors are not being bitten. This is an important feature of your work, especially while some routine tagging for deletion can still be carried out by non NPR holders and inexperienced users. Read about it at the Monitoring the system section in the tutorial. If you come across such editors doing good work, don't hesitate to encourage them to apply for NPR.
  • Do be sure to have our talk page on your watchlist. There are often items that require reviewers' special attention, such as to watch out for pages by known socks or disruptive editors, technical issues and new developments, and of course to provide advice for other reviewers.
Arbitration Committee

The annual ArbCom election will be coming up soon. All eligible users will be invited to vote. While not directly concerned with NPR, Arbcom cases often lead back to notability and deletion issues and/or actions by holders of advanced user rights.

Community Wish list

There is to be no wish list for WMF encyclopedias this year. We thank Community Tech for their hard work addressing our long list of requirements which somewhat overwhelmed them last year, and we look forward to a successful completion.


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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:33, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

Pending changes reviewer granted[edit]

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Hello. Your account has been granted the "pending changes reviewer" userright, allowing you to review other users' edits on pages protected by pending changes. The list of articles awaiting review is located at Special:PendingChanges, while the list of articles that have pending changes protection turned on is located at Special:StablePages.

Being granted reviewer rights neither grants you status nor changes how you can edit articles. If you do not want this user right, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time.

See also:

Barkeep49 (talk) 15:45, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Hevrin Khalaf[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 19 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Hevrin Khalaf, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Kurdish civil engineer and politician Hevrin Khalaf, who worked for tolerance among Christians, Arabs, and Kurds, was killed in the 2019 Turkish offensive into Syria? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Hevrin Khalaf. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Hevrin Khalaf), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

valereee (talk) 00:03, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

I put her on my talk today: Hevrin Khalaf - protest pictured --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:59, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

ArbCom 2019 election voter message[edit]

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Moved message from your userpage[edit]

HI TJMSmith! Thank you for the encouragement on the Trans Lifeline page! It put a smile on my face. =) I think we share a lot of similar goals on Wikipedia. It's great to know there are like-minded folks on here. =) Also, apologies for the edit here; I didn't know how to find your talk page. Anyway, keep rockin' and see ya around. Warmly, Caterpillar84

@Caterpillar84: Hello! Thanks for your valuable LGBTQ+ related contributions; I've enjoyed reading your articles. Keep it up! TJMSmith (talk) 03:34, 24 November 2019 (UTC)

Thanks so much! And I will. Sincerely,--Caterpillar84 (talk) 04:00, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

December events with WIR[edit]

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December 2019, Volume 5, Issue 12, Numbers 107, 108, 144, 145, 146, 147


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Shelby Starner[edit]

Hello:

The copy edit you requested from the Guild of Copy Editors of the article Shelby Starner has been completed.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Best of luck with your GAN.

Regards,

Twofingered Typist (talk) 21:08, 30 November 2019 (UTC)

Constance Kies[edit]

Hello:

The copy edit you requested from the Guild of Copy Editors of the article Constance Kies has been completed.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Best of luck with the GAN.

Regards,

Twofingered Typist (talk) 15:23, 6 December 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Sara Braun[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 14 December 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Sara Braun, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that along with her business partners, philanthropist Sara Braun (pictured), one of the first businesswomen in Punta Arenas, Chile, was involved in the genocide of the Selk'nam people? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Sara Braun. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Sara Braun), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 05:08, 14 December 2019 (UTC)

New Page Review newsletter December 2019[edit]

A graph showing the number of articles in the page curation feed from 12/21/18 - 12/20/19

Reviewer of the Year
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This year's Reviewer of the Year is Rosguill. Having gotten the reviewer PERM in August 2018, they have been a regular reviewer of articles and redirects, been an active participant in the NPP community, and has been the driving force for the emerging NPP Source Guide that will help reviewers better evaluate sourcing and notability in many countries for which it has historically been difficult.

Special commendation again goes to Onel5969 who ends the year as one of our most prolific reviewers for the second consecutive year. Thanks also to Boleyn and JTtheOG who have been in the top 5 for the last two years as well.

Several newer editors have done a lot of work with CAPTAIN MEDUSA and DannyS712 (who has also written bots which have patrolled thousands of redirects) being new reviewers since this time last year.

Thanks to them and to everyone reading this who has participated in New Page Patrol this year.

Top 10 Reviewers over the last 365 days
Rank Username Num reviews Log
1 Rosguill (talk) 47,395 Patrol Page Curation
2 Onel5969 (talk) 41,883 Patrol Page Curation
3 JTtheOG (talk) 11,493 Patrol Page Curation
4 Arthistorian1977 (talk) 5,562 Patrol Page Curation
5 DannyS712 (talk) 4,866 Patrol Page Curation
6 CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk) 3,995 Patrol Page Curation
7 DragonflySixtyseven (talk) 3,812 Patrol Page Curation
8 Boleyn (talk) 3,655 Patrol Page Curation
9 Ymblanter (talk) 3,553 Patrol Page Curation
10 Cwmhiraeth (talk) 3,522 Patrol Page Curation

(The top 100 reviewers of the year can be found here)

Redirect autopatrol

A recent Request for Comment on creating a new redirect autopatrol pseduo-permission was closed early. New Page Reviewers are now able to nominate editors who have an established track record creating uncontroversial redirects. At the individual discretion of any administrator or after 24 hours and a consensus of at least 3 New Page Reviewers an editor may be added to a list of users whose redirects will be patrolled automatically by DannyS712 bot III.

Source Guide Discussion

Set to launch early in the new year is our first New Page Patrol Source Guide discussion. These discussions are designed to solicit input on sources in places and topic areas that might otherwise be harder for reviewers to evaluate. The hope is that this will allow us to improve the accuracy of our patrols for articles using these sources (and/or give us places to perform a WP:BEFORE prior to nominating for deletion). Please watch the New Page Patrol talk page for more information.

This month's refresher course

While New Page Reviewers are an experienced set of editors, we all benefit from an occasional review. This month consider refreshing yourself on Wikipedia:Notability (geographic features). Also consider how we can take the time for quality in this area. For instance, sources to verify human settlements, which are presumed notable, can often be found in seconds. This lets us avoid the (ugly) 'Needs more refs' tag.

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January 2020 at Women in Red[edit]

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January 2020, Volume 6, Issue 1, Numbers 146, 148, 149, 150, 151, 153


Happy Holidays from all of us at Women in Red, and thank you for your support in 2019. We look forward to working with you in 2020!

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Your submission at Articles for creation: Mary L. Gray has been accepted[edit]

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Mary L. Gray, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
The article has been assessed as Start-Class, which is recorded on the article's talk page. You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

You are more than welcome to continue making quality contributions to Wikipedia. If your account is more than four days old and you have made at least 10 edits you can create articles yourself without posting a request. However, you may continue submitting work to Articles for Creation if you prefer.

Thank you for helping improve Wikipedia!

TJMSmith (talk) 19:53, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

Transformative Studies Institute[edit]

Thanks for taking a look at the merge of Transformative Studies Institute into John Asimakopoulos! I did have one part that I'm considering reverting, and that I wanted to check in with you on: WP:MOSBOLD suggests bolding the first occurrence of a term that redirects to a subsection of an article, particularly when it is a substantial part of the article. So it seems to me that bolding the first occurrence of "Transformative Studies Institute" in the subsection is indicated. What do you think?

Anyway, I do appreciate you taking a look through. I found it hard to cut down the sea of words in the old article to a short NPOV description. A 2nd set of eyes is good. Russ Woodroofe (talk) 19:32, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

@Russ Woodroofe: Interesting! I've never seen MOS:BOLDREDIRECT before nor have I come across many articles that seem to use it. You're more familiar with the contents of the TSI article than I am, so I'm fine what you think is best in this case. TJMSmith (talk) 21:07, 19 January 2020 (UTC)