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Garth Brooks[edit]

I want to start an RFC on Garth Brooks about including country in the lead, but I'm going to be on mobile for the foreseeable future, and I find it very hard to start RFC on mobile. Since you started RFC on other pages about this topic, I was hoping that you would start one there as well. Even if you make it clear when starting that you oppose (if you happen to feel that way) and are only starting it at my behalf, that would be great! Thanks! JDDJS (talk) 17:20, 25 December 2017 (UTC)

@JDDJS: Thanks for letting me know! Regards. I might get to it a bit later. If you start it, I'm happy to comment. Happy Holidays! - CHAMPION (talk) (contributions) (logs) 23:59, 25 December 2017 (UTC)

New Years new page backlog drive[edit]

Hello Champion, thank you for your efforts reviewing new pages!
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Announcing the NPP New Year Backlog Drive!

We have done amazing work so far in December to reduce the New Pages Feed backlog by over 3000 articles! Now is the time to capitalise on our momentum and help eliminate the backlog!

The backlog drive will begin on January 1st and run until January 29th. Prize tiers and other info can be found HERE.

Awards will be given in tiers in two categories:

  • The total number of reviews completed for the month.
  • The minimum weekly total maintained for all four weeks of the backlog drive.

NOTE: It is extremely important that we focus on quality reviewing. Despite our goal of reducing the backlog as much as possible, please do not rush while reviewing.


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New Page Reviewer Newsletter[edit]

Hello Champion, thank you for your efforts in reviewing new pages!
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The NPP backlog at the end of the drive with the number of unreviewed articles by creation date. Red is older than 90 days, orange is between 90 and 30 days old, and green is younger than 30 days.

Backlog update:

  • The new page backlog is currently at 3819 unreviewed articles, with a further 6660 unreviewed redirects.
  • We are very close to eliminating the backlog completely; please help by reviewing a few extra articles each day!

New Year Backlog Drive results:

  • We made massive progress during the recent four weeks of the NPP Backlog Drive, during which the backlog reduced by nearly six thousand articles and the length of the backlog by almost 3 months!

General project update:

  • ACTRIAL will end it's initial phase on the 14th of March. Our goal is to reduce the backlog significantly below the 90 day index point by the 14th of March. Please consider helping with this goal by reviewing a few additional pages a day.
  • Reviewing redirects is an important and necessary part of New Page Patrol. Please read the guideline on appropriate redirects for advice on reviewing redirects. Inappropriate redirects can be re-targeted or nominated for deletion at RfD.

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Hi Champ[edit]

I am new at this so I am telling you about this in case my writing is not clear.

I think Trump should be redirected to Donald Trump. I have gone to the Trump article by mistake before. I am not looking for some Trump card game. I started a RM (requested move) under the talk page (under October 2017) and also in the RM page.

Let me know if you see something glaringly wrong. I think I tagged stuff so it looks well formed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Move_review

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Trump#Requested_move_3_October_2017 New2018Year (talk) 18:10, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:New land cover 62.jpg[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:National anthem of North Korea.ogg[edit]

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in section F5 of the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 10:42, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

New Page Review Newsletter No.10[edit]

Hello Champion, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

ACTRIAL:

  • ACTRIAL's six month experiment restricting new page creation to (auto)confirmed users ended on 14 March. As expected, a greatly increased number of unsuitable articles and candidates for deletion are showing up in the feed again, and the backlog has since increased already by ~30%. Please consider reviewing a few extra articles each day.

Paid editing

  • Now that ACTRIAL is inoperative pending discussion, please be sure to look for tell-tale signs of undisclosed paid editing. Contact the creator if appropriate, and submit the issue to WP:COIN if necessary.

Subject-specific notability guidelines

Nominate competent users for Autopatrolled

  • While patrolling articles, if you find an editor that is particularly competent at creating quality new articles, and that user has created more than 25 articles (rather than stubs), consider nominating them for the 'Autopatrolled' user right HERE.

News

  • The next issue Wikipedia's newspaper The Signpost has now been published after a long delay. There are some articles in it, including ACTRIAL wrap-up that will be of special interest to New Page Reviewers. Don't hesitate to contribute to the comments sections. The Signpost is one of the best ways to stay up date with news and new developments - please consider subscribing to it. All editors of Wikipedia and associated projects are welcome to submit articles on any topic for consideration by the The Signpost's editorial team for the next issue.

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Category:Educational organisations in the Czech Republic has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Educational organisations in the Czech Republic, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. Rathfelder (talk) 11:23, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Zou Xi Kou[edit]

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The article Zou Xi Kou has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

No content, no references, no claim of notability, fails WP:NSONG and WP:GNG.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, pages may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the page to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Richhoncho (talk) 12:18, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Syskey screenshot on Windows XP.jpg[edit]

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in section F5 of the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 16:15, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

Invitation to the Portals WikiProject...[edit]

You are invited to join the effort to revitalize and improve the Portal system.

The Portals WikiProject was rebooted on April 17th, and is going strong. Sixty-six editors have joined so far, with more joining daily. We're having a blast, and excitement is high...

Our goal is to update, upgrade, and maintain portals.

In addition to working directly on portals, we are developing tools to make portals more dynamic (self-updating), and to make building and maintaining portals easier. We've finished two tools so far, with more to come. They are Template:Transclude lead excerpt and Template:Transclude random excerpt.

Discussions are underway about how to further upgrade portals, and what the portals of the future will be.

There are plenty of tasks (including WikiGnome tasks too).

With more to come.

We may even surprise ourselves and exceed all expectations. Who knows what we will be able to accomplish in what may become the biggest Wikicollaboration in years.

See ya at the WikiProject!

Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   06:53, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:HUMOR listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Wikipedia:HUMOR. Since you had some involvement with the Wikipedia:HUMOR redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. Thryduulf (talk) 12:34, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.11 25 May 2018[edit]

Hello Champion, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

ACTRIAL:

  • WP:ACREQ has been implemented. The flow at the feed has dropped back to the levels during the trial. However, the backlog is on the rise again so please consider reviewing a few extra articles each day; a backlog approaching 5,000 is still far too high. An effort is also needed to ensure that older unsuitable older pages at the back of the queue do not get automatically indexed for Google.

Deletion tags

  • Do bear in mind that articles in the feed showing the trash can icon may have been tagged by inexperienced or non NPR rights holders. They require your further verification.

Backlog drive:

  • A backlog drive will take place from 10 through 20 June. Check out our talk page at WT:NPR for more details. NOTE: It is extremely important that we focus on quality reviewing. Despite our goal of reducing the backlog as much as possible, please do not rush while reviewing.

Editathons

  • There will be a large increase in the number of editathons in June. Please be gentle with new pages that obviously come from good faith participants, especially articles from developing economies and ones about female subjects. Consider using the 'move to draft' tool rather than bluntly tagging articles that may have potential but which cannot yet reside in mainspace.

Paid editing - new policy

  • Now that ACTRIAL is ACREQ, please be sure to look for tell-tale signs of undisclosed paid editing. Contact the creator if appropriate, and submit the issue to WP:COIN if necessary. There is a new global WMF policy that requires paid editors to connect to their adverts.

Subject-specific notability guidelines

  • The box at the right contains each of the subject-specific notability guidelines, please review any that are relevant BEFORE nominating an article for deletion.
  • Reviewers are requested to familiarise themselves with the new version of the notability guidelines for organisations and companies.

Not English

  • A common issue: Pages not in English or poor, unattributed machine translations should not reside in main space even if they are stubs. Please ensure you are familiar with WP:NPPNE. Check in Google for the language and content, tag as required, then move to draft if they do have potential.

News

  • Development is underway by the WMF on upgrades to the New Pages Feed, in particular ORES features that will help to identify COPYVIOs, and more granular options for selecting articles to review.
  • The next issue of The Signpost has been published. The newspaper is one of the best ways to stay up to date with news and new developments. between our newsletters.

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Thank you very much[edit]

The RfC discussion to eliminate portals was closed May 12, with the statement "There exists a strong consensus against deleting or even deprecating portals at this time." This was made possible because you and others came to the rescue. Thank you for speaking up.

By the way, the current issue of the Signpost features an article with interviews about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

I'd also like to let you know that the Portals WikiProject is working hard to make sure your support of portals was not in vain. Toward that end, we have been working diligently to innovate portals, while building, updating, upgrading, and maintaining them. The project has grown to 80 members so far, and has become a beehive of activity.

Our two main goals at this time are to automate portals (in terms of refreshing, rotating, and selecting content), and to develop a one-page model in order to make obsolete and eliminate most of the 150,000 subpages from the portal namespace by migrating their functions to the portal base pages, using technologies such as selective transclusion. Please feel free to join in on any of the many threads of development at the WikiProject's talk page, or just stop by to see how we are doing. If you have any questions about portals or portal development, that is the best place to ask them.

If you would like to keep abreast of developments on portals, keep in mind that the project's members receive updates on their talk pages. The updates are also posted here, for your convenience.

Again, we can't thank you enough for your support of portals, and we hope to make you proud of your decision. Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   23:31, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

P.S.: if you reply to this message, please {{ping}} me. Thank you. -TT

A note[edit]

AfD discussions aren't ballot-polls and this was a bad-close.Mass-participation by clueless editors/spammers without a whiff of understanding of of WP:ADD leaves us with two weak keep argument(s) by Azowie and Nosebagbear with an equally good rebuttal by Dufferbeedome.We call that a NC.~ Winged BladesGodric 13:48, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

NPP Backlog Elimination Drive[edit]

Hello Champion, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel: there are currently 2900 unreviewed articles, and 4000 unreviewed redirects.

Announcing the Backlog Elimination Drive!

  • As a final push, we have decided to run a backlog elimination drive from the 20th to the 30th of June.
  • Reviewers who review at least 50 articles or redirects will receive a Special Edition NPP Barnstar: Special Edition New Page Patroller's Barnstar. Those who review 100, 250, 500, or 1000 pages will also receive tiered awards: 100 review coin, 250 review coin, 500 review coin, 1000 review certificate.
  • Please do not be hasty, take your time and fully review each page. It is extremely important that we focus on quality reviewing.

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Languages of South Korea listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Languages of South Korea. Since you had some involvement with the Languages of South Korea redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. Thryduulf (talk) 13:28, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

North Korean languages listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect North Korean languages. Since you had some involvement with the North Korean languages redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. Thryduulf (talk) 13:54, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Portal:Donald Trump/Intro[edit]

Ambox warning orange.svg Portal:Donald Trump/Intro, a page which you created or substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; you may participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Donald Trump/Intro and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Portal:Donald Trump/Intro during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 20:19, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Welcome to WP:STiki![edit]

Hello, Champion, and welcome to STiki! Thank you for your recent contributions using our tool. We at STiki hope you like using the tool and decide to continue using it in the future. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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We hope you enjoy maintaining Wikipedia with STiki! If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions don't hesitate to drop a note over at the STiki talk page and we'll be more than happy to help. Again, welcome, and thanks! West.andrew.g (talk) 09:54, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

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Discussion about The Sun[edit]

There is a discussion about retargeting The Sun from Sun to a disambiguation page. Because you have participated in the previous discussion, I am inviting you to participate in the current discussion here - Wikipedia:Redirects_for_discussion/Log/2018_July_25#The_Sun. The editor whose username is Z0 07:06, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

@Z0: Done. Thanks for the notification. - CHAMPION (talk) (contributions) (logs) 07:17, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

About Asaf Zippor wrong redirect[edit]

Hello,

Unfortunately you reverted my edits, probably thinking I made a mistake or tried to start a dispute, which is definitely not my goal.

If you pay attention to the old redirect and my edit commentaries, you may find that Asaf Zippor/Asaf Tzipor (no matter how you transliterate אסף צפור [he]) is not the same person as Ari Folman (different names & birthdates).
There is no reason to keep the old wrong redirect (no article links to it anymore). Please consider using any valid process you may be aware of to make it so that the wrong and unused redirect will be no more. Thanks you.

Sincerely yours,

149.154.221.57 (talk) 06:42, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

@149.154.221.57: Please follow the procedure at WP:RFD to deal with the redirect as what you did was inappropriate (as you have not provided a valid speedy deletion reason). Apologies if any inconvenience was caused. Cheers. - CHAMPION (talk) (contributions) (logs) 07:16, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
The reason was provided in several previous edits commentaries, but to please you I followed the slow and relatively painful process you gave me (including warning the redirect creator about all this, despite he haven’t made any edition to WP under that account name for at least five years). IMHO speedy deletion would have burned far less energy either for you, the community and myself, but well... apparently you wanted it to be followed. So be it! Cheers and have a nice day/night. 149.154.221.57 (talk) 08:12, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.12 30 July 2018[edit]

Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months. (Purge)

Hello Champion, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

June backlog drive

Overall the June backlog drive was a success, reducing the last 3,000 or so to below 500. However, as expected, 90% of the patrolling was done by less than 10% of reviewers.
Since the drive closed, the backlog has begun to rise sharply again and is back up to nearly 1,400 already. Please help reduce this total and keep it from raising further by reviewing some articles each day.

New technology, new rules
  • New features are shortly going to be added to the Special:NewPagesFeed which include a list of drafts for review, OTRS flags for COPYVIO, and more granular filter preferences. More details can be found at this page.
  • Probationary permissions: Now that PERM has been configured to allow expiry dates to all minor user rights, new NPR flag holders may sometimes be limited in the first instance to 6 months during which their work will be assessed for both quality and quantity of their reviews. This will allow admins to accord the right in borderline cases rather than make a flat out rejection.
  • Current reviewers who have had the flag for longer than 6 months but have not used the permissions since they were granted will have the flag removed, but may still request to have it granted again in the future, subject to the same probationary period, if they wish to become an active reviewer.
Editathons
  • Editathons will continue through August. Please be gentle with new pages that obviously come from good faith participants, especially articles from developing economies and ones about female subjects. Consider using the 'move to draft' tool rather than bluntly tagging articles that may have potential but which cannot yet reside in mainspace.
The Signpost
  • The next issue of the monthly magazine will be out soon. The newspaper is an excellent way to stay up to date with news and new developments between our newsletters. If you have special messages to be published, or if you would like to submit an article (one about NPR perhaps?), don't hesitate to contact the editorial team here.

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Proposal for a "Simple Chinese Wikipedia"[edit]

Hi, Champion. I've been working through the backlog of unaddressed Requests for new languages on Meta, and found your 2012 proposal for a Simple Chinese Wikipedia. According to current policy, the following two things would need to happen to get such a project approved, and with respect to each one I've appended a question for you:

  1. New simple projects cannot be approved unless there is a well-established simple form of the language that can be used as the basis for the project. The examples cited at the time were (a) the varieties of Basic English and (b) Français fondamental. We may have identified a similar simple version of German. Otherwise, LangCom is not familiar with any other such established "simple" language. Question:Are you aware of one in Chinese?
  2. Generally, these simple projects will not be incubated at Incubator. Instead, they should be incubated as subprojects within a larger project in the same language. Thus, a Simple Chinese Wikipedia would need to be incubated within Chinese Wikipedia—meaning that its community has to be willing to host it. Question: If the answer to question #1 above is "yes", are you willing to take the lead to try to get community buy-in for #2?

Please respond one way or the other. Thanks. StevenJ81 (talk) (clerk to the WMF Language Committee) 14:38, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

@StevenJ81: Sorry, I don't remember that, ity must have been a long time, please kindly discard that proposal. Thanks. - CHAMPION (talk) (contributions) (logs) 03:25, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

Relay Ball sport[edit]

Why a quick deletion notice it is to a sport ZanerG20 (talk) 07:53, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

@ZanerG20: Please note that Wikipedia is not for things made up one day, and hence it will get deleted per policy. For further guidance on creating articles, please read WP:Your first article. Happy editing. - CHAMPION (talk) (contributions) (logs) 08:01, 1 August 2018 (UTC)


When I Found You (Jasmine Rae Song)[edit]

Please allow me to proceed with factual corrections I have made re the song When I Found You. The song was produced by Luke Wooten, not Sean Carey. The chart position is incorrect and the information re the lawsuit is an allegation and subject to a legal dispute that is unresolved.

Here is the source I have used to make the producer correction which demonstrates that I am correct: https://www.jasminerae.com/product-page/heartbeat-cd-signed-personalized

Here is a reference re the purpose of the song was to write a song for her best friends wedding only https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/favourite-wedding-song-written-in-a-heartbeat/2761277/

Please help me be able to make these corrections :) Here is the source I have used to make the producer correction which demonstrates that I am correct: https://www.jasminerae.com/product-page/heartbeat-cd-signed-personalized

Here is a reference re the purpose of the song was to write a song for her best friends wedding onlyhttps://www.northernstar.com.au/news/favourite-wedding-song-written-in-a-heartbeat/2761277/

Please help me be able to make these corrections :)

@JRFangirl2018: Please discuss this on the article's talk page before making the changes, if you believe that the currently sourced content is wrong, please explain that and do not remove the sources until there is consensus. - CHAMPION (talk) (contributions) (logs) 09:20, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Ok, can you please remove the statement re Jasmine Rae reason for not being involved in the case. She has not indicated why she is not involved. The Plaintiffs have made that allegation and it is not proven, but this statement implies otherwise. Can you please add "alleged" or take it out? — Preceding unsigned comment added by JRFangirl2018 (talkcontribs) 09:33, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @JRFangirl2018: This discussion belongs on the article's talk page, not here. Jim1138 (talk) 09:47, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.13 18 September 2018[edit]

Hello Champion, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

The New Page Feed currently has 2700 unreviewed articles, up from just 500 at the start of July. For a while we were falling behind by an average of about 40 articles per day, but we have stabilised more recently. Please review some articles from the back of the queue if you can (Sort by: 'Oldest' at Special:NewPagesFeed), as we are very close to having articles older than one month.

Project news
As part of this project, the feed will have some larger updates to functionality next month. Specifically, ORES predictions will be built in, which will automatically flag articles for potential issues such as vandalism or spam. Copyright violation detection will also be added to the new page feed. See the projects's talk page for more info.
Other
Moving to Draft and Page Mover
  • Some unsuitable new articles can be best reviewed by moving them to the draft space, but reviewers need to do this carefully and sparingly. It is most useful for topics that look like they might have promise, but where the article as written would be unlikely to survive AfD. If the article can be easily fixed, or if the only issue is a lack of sourcing that is easily accessible, tagging or adding sources yourself is preferable. If sources do not appear to be available and the topic does not appear to be notable, tagging for deletion is preferable (PROD/AfD/CSD as appropriate). See additional guidance at WP:DRAFTIFY.
  • If the user moves the draft back to mainspace, or recreates it in mainspace, please do not re-draftify the article (although swapping it to maintain the page history may be advisable in the case of copy-paste moves). AfC is optional except for editors with a clear conflict of interest.
  • Articles that have been created in contravention of our paid-editing-requirements or written from a blatant NPOV perspective, or by authors with a clear COI might also be draftified at discretion.
  • The best tool for draftification is User:Evad37/MoveToDraft.js(info). Kindly adapt the text in the dialogue-pop-up as necessary (the default can also be changed like this). Note that if you do not have the Page Mover userright, the redirect from main will be automatically tagged as CSD R2, but in some cases it might be better to make this a redirect to a different page instead.
  • The Page Mover userright can be useful for New Page Reviewers; occasionally page swapping is needed during NPR activities, and it helps avoid excessive R2 nominations which must be processed by admins. Note that the Page Mover userright has higher requirements than the NPR userright, and is generally given to users active at Requested Moves. Only reviewers who are very experienced and are also very active reviewers are likely to be granted it solely for NPP activities.
List of other useful scripts for New Page Reviewing

  • Twinkle provides a lot of the same functionality as the page curation tools, and some reviewers prefer to use the Twinkle tools for some/all tasks. It can be activated simply in the gadgets section of 'preferences'. There are also a lot of options available at the Twinkle preferences panel after you install the gadget.
  • In terms of other gadgets for NPR, HotCat is worth turning on. It allows you to easily add, remove, and change categories on a page, with name suggestions.
  • MoreMenu also adds a bunch of very useful links for diagnosing and fixing page issues.
  • User:Equazcion/ScriptInstaller.js(info): Installing scripts doesn't have to be complicated. Go to your common.js and copy importScript( 'User:Equazcion/ScriptInstaller.js' ); into an empty line, now you can install all other scripts with the click of a button from the script page! (Note you need to be at the ".js" page for the script for the install button to appear, not the information page)
  • User:TheJosh/Scripts/NewPagePatrol.js(info): Creates a scrolling new pages list at the left side of the page. You can change the number of pages shown by adding the following to the next line on your common.js page (immediately after the line importing this script): npp_num_pages=20; (Recommended 20, but you can use any number from 1 to 50).
  • User:Primefac/revdel.js(info): Is requesting revdel complicated and time consuming? This script helps simplify the process. Just have the Copyvio source URL and go to the history page and collect your diff IDs and you can drop them into the script Popups and it will create a revdel request for you.
  • User:Lourdes/PageCuration.js(info): Creates a "Page Curation" link to Special:NewPagesFeed up near your sandbox link.
  • User:Writ Keeper/Scripts/deletionFinder.js: Creates links next to the title of each page which show up if it has been previously deleted or nominated for deletion.
  • User:Evad37/rater.js(info): A fantastic tool for adding WikiProject templates to article talk pages. If you add: rater_autostartNamespaces = 0; to the next line on your common.js, the prompt will pop up automatically if a page has no Wikiproject templates on the talk page (note: this can be a bit annoying if you review redirects or dab pages commonly).

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NPR Newsletter No.14 21 October 2018[edit]

Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months.

Hello Champion, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

Backlog

As of 21 October 2018, there are 3650 unreviewed articles and the backlog now stretches back 51 days.

Community Wishlist Proposal
Project updates
  • ORES predictions are now built-in to the feed. These automatically predict the class of an article as well as whether it may be spam, vandalism, or an attack page, and can be filtered by these criteria now allowing reviewers to better target articles that they prefer to review.
  • There are now tools being tested to automatically detect copyright violations in the feed. This detector may not be accurate all the time, though, so it shouldn't be relied on 100% and will only start working on new revisions to pages, not older pages in the backlog.
New scripts

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NPR Newsletter No.15 16 November 2018[edit]

Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months.

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Hello Champion,

Community Wishlist Survey – NPP needs you – Vote NOW
  • Community Wishlist Voting takes place 16 to 30 November for the Page Curation and New Pages Feed improvements, and other software requests. The NPP community is hoping for a good turnout in support of the requests to Santa for the tools we need. This is very important as we have been asking the Foundation for these upgrades for 4 years.
If this proposal does not make it into the top ten, it is likely that the tools will be given no support at all for the foreseeable future. So please put in a vote today.
We are counting on significant support not only from our own ranks, but from everyone who is concerned with maintaining a Wikipedia that is free of vandalism, promotion, flagrant financial exploitation and other pollution.
With all 650 reviewers voting for these urgently needed improvements, our requests would be unlikely to fail. See also The Signpost Special report: 'NPP: This could be heaven or this could be hell for new users – and for the reviewers', and if you are not sure what the wish list is all about, take a sneak peek at an article in this month's upcoming issue of The Signpost which unfortunately due to staff holidays and an impending US holiday will probably not be published until after voting has closed.

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ArbCom 2018 election voter message[edit]

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NPR Newsletter No.16 15 December 2018[edit]

Hello Champion,

Reviewer of the Year
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This year's award for the Reviewer of the Year goes to Onel5969. Around on Wikipedia since 2011, their staggering number of 26,554 reviews over the past twelve months makes them, together with an additional total of 275,285 edits, one of Wikipedia's most prolific users.

Thanks are also extended for their work to JTtheOG (15,059 reviews), Boleyn (12,760 reviews), Cwmhiraeth (9,001 reviews), Semmendinger (8,440 reviews), PRehse (8,092 reviews), Arthistorian1977 (5,306 reviews), Abishe (4,153 reviews), Barkeep49 (4,016 reviews), and Elmidae (3,615 reviews).
Cwmhiraeth, Semmendinger, Barkeep49, and Elmidae have been New Page Reviewers for less than a year — Barkeep49 for only seven months, while Boleyn, with an edit count of 250,000 since she joined Wikipedia in 2008, has been a bastion of New Page Patrol for many years.

See also the list of top 100 reviewers.

Less good news, and an appeal for some help

The backlog is now approaching 5,000, and still rising. There are around 640 holders of the NPR flag, most of whom appear to be inactive. The 10% of the reviewers who do 90% of the work could do with some support especially as some of them are now taking a well deserved break.


Really good news - NPR wins the Community Wishlist Survey 2019

At #1 position, the Community Wishlist poll closed on 3 December with a resounding success for NPP, reminding the WMF and the volunteer communities just how critical NPP is to maintaining a clean encyclopedia and the need for improved tools to do it. A big 'thank you' to everyone who supported the NPP proposals. See the results.


Training video

Due to a number of changes having been made to the feed since this three-minute video was created, we have been asked by the WMF for feedback on the video with a view to getting it brought up to date to reflect the new features of the system. Please leave your comments here, particularly mentioning how helpful you find it for new reviewers.


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