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Support request with team editing experiment project[edit]

Dear tech ambassadors, instead of spamming the Village Pump of each Wikipedia about my tiny project proposal for researching team editing (see here:, I have decided to leave to your own discretion if the matter is relevant enough to inform a wider audience already. I would appreciate if you could appraise if the Wikipedia community you are more familiar with could have interest in testing group editing "on their own grounds" and with their own guidance. In a nutshell: it consists in editing pages as a group instead of as an individual. This social experiment might involve redefining some aspects of the workflow we are all used to, with the hope of creating a more friendly and collaborative environment since editing under a group umbrella creates less social exposure than traditional "individual editing". I send you this message also as a proof that the Inspire Campaign is already gearing up. As said I would appreciate of *you* just a comment on the talk page/endorsement of my project noting your general perception about the idea. Nothing else. Your contribution helps to shape the future! (which I hope it will be very bright, with colors, and Wikipedia everywhere) Regards from User:Micru on meta.

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Proposed deletion of Genital insert[edit]


The article Genital insert has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

We don't even have an article on anatomical models. I can't find any indication that this feature of some models is so notable that it requires its own article.

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. ♠PMC(talk) 22:07, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

Delete away. We should have an article on anatomical models, though. -- The Anome (talk) 22:24, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
But the Preece reference has now placed this inside my head, and I can't get it out. — Ched (talk) 14:09, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Editing News #2 – Mobile editing and talk pages – October 2019[edit]

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Inside this newsletter, the Editing team talks about their work on the mobile visual editor, on the new talk pages project, and at Wikimania 2019.


What talk page interactions do you remember? Is it a story about how someone helped you to learn something new? Is it a story about how someone helped you get involved in a group? Something else? Whatever your story is, we want to hear it!

Please tell us a story about how you used a talk page. Please share a link to a memorable discussion, or describe it on the talk page for this project. The team would value your examples. These examples will help everyone develop a shared understanding of what this project should support and encourage.

Talk Pages[edit]

The Talk Pages Consultation was a global consultation to define better tools for wiki communication. From February through June 2019, more than 500 volunteers on 20 wikis, across 15 languages and multiple projects, came together with members of the Foundation to create a product direction for a set of discussion tools. The Phase 2 Report of the Talk Page Consultation was published in August. It summarizes the product direction the team has started to work on, which you can read more about here: Talk Page Project project page.

The team needs and wants your help at this early stage. They are starting to develop the first idea. Please add your name to the "Getting involved" section of the project page, if you would like to hear about opportunities to participate.

Mobile visual editor[edit]

The Editing team is trying to make it simpler to edit on mobile devices. The team is changing the visual editor on mobile. If you have something to say about editing on a mobile device, please leave a message at Talk:VisualEditor on mobile.

Edit Cards[edit]

What happens when you click on a link. The new Edit Card is bigger and has more options for editing links.


The editing toolbar is changing in the mobile visual editor. The old system had two different toolbars. Now, all the buttons are together. Tell the team what you think about the new toolbar.
  • In September, the Editing team updated the mobile visual editor's editing toolbar. Anyone could see these changes in the mobile visual editor.
    • One toolbar: All of the editing tools are located in one toolbar. Previously, the toolbar changed when you clicked on different things.
    • New navigation: The buttons for moving forward and backward in the edit flow have changed.
    • Seamless switching: an improved workflow for switching between the visual and wikitext modes.
  • Feedback: You can try the refreshed toolbar by opening the mobile VisualEditor on a smartphone. Please post your feedback on the Toolbar feedback talk page.


The Editing Team attended Wikimania 2019 in Sweden. They led a session on the mobile visual editor and a session on the new talk pages project. They tested two new features in the mobile visual editor with contributors. You can read more about what the team did and learned in the team's report on Wikimania 2019.

Looking ahead[edit]

  • Talk Pages Project: The team is thinking about the first set of proposed changes. The team will be working with a few communities to pilot those changes. The best way to stay informed is by adding your username to the list on the project page: Getting involved.
  • Testing the mobile visual editor as the default: The Editing team plans to post results before the end of the calendar year. The best way to stay informed is by adding the project page to your watchlist: VisualEditor as mobile default project page.
  • Measuring the impact of Edit Cards: The Editing team hopes to share results in November. This study asks whether the project helped editors add links and citations. The best way to stay informed is by adding the project page to your watchlist: Edit Cards project page.

PPelberg (WMF) (talk) & Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 16:51, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

2019 US Banknote Contest[edit]

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November-December 2019

There are an estimated 30,000 different varieties of United States banknotes, yet only a fraction of these are represented on Wikimedia Commons in the form of 2D scans. Additionally, Colonial America, the Confederate States, the Republic of Texas, multiple states and territories, communities, and private companies have issued banknotes that are in the public domain today but are absent from Commons.

In the months of November and December, WikiProject Numismatics will be running a cross-wiki upload-a-thon, the 2019 US Banknote Contest. The goal of the contest is to increase the number of US banknote images available to content creators on all Wikimedia projects. Participants will claim points for uploading and importing 2D scans of US banknotes, and at the end of the contest all will receive awards. Whether you want to claim the Gold Wiki or you just want to have fun, all are invited to participate.

If you do not want to receive invitations to future US Banknote Contests, follow the instructions here

Sent by ZLEA at 23:30, 19 October 2019 (UTC) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk)

Tech News: 2019-43[edit]

14:39, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Help in protecting article[edit]

Chera dynasty[edit]

Extended confirmed protection: Needed - High level of deliberate vandalism. StephenPaa (talk) 11:31, 24 October 2019 (UTC)

Category:Universities in Stockholm[edit]

Hi, do you remember creating Category:Universities in Stockholm in 2016? It looks like a near duplicate of Category:Higher education in Stockholm, but only contains three former women's colleges, so I think it could be merged with Category:Defunct universities and colleges in Sweden. TSventon (talk) 10:55, 25 October 2019 (UTC)

@TSventon: Thanks for the heads-up. I've recategorized the articles, and deleted the category. -- The Anome (talk) 13:08, 25 October 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, it is always good to avoid an unnecessary CfD discussion. TSventon (talk) 08:27, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-44[edit]

16:25, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

Relay Ball games[edit]

I seen you add Quidditch I would like to add this sport Relay Ball Relay Ball also known as Relayball is a ball and sports game developed by Zane Gardner and is created in his back yard of DeKalb Junction, New York and it's a non contact sport involves passing. ... Developed as passing game designed for all players with all types of abilities to enjoy the game. Relayball47 (talk) 16:59, 30 October 2019 (UTC)

@Relayball47: Wikipedia is generally not a place to publish original research. If you wanted to add an article about this, you would first need to be able to demonstrate that the game had received coverage in multiple verifiable reliable sources. -- The Anome (talk) 11:06, 31 October 2019 (UTC)

I do have a medium app for use Relayball47 (talk) 00:01, 1 November 2019 (UTC)

Relay Ball Medium[edit] Relayball47 (talk) 00:04, 1 November 2019 (UTC)

Can this happen new and unique sports[edit] Some sports don’t get enough recognition I do believe Relayball47 (talk) 00:24, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-45[edit]

16:48, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

"Computing platform (version 2)" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Computing platform (version 2). Since you had some involvement with the Computing platform (version 2) redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. Shhhnotsoloud (talk) 08:40, 7 November 2019 (UTC)


Please revoke TP access for user:Bussy4life asap. He is posting lewd pics. CLCStudent (talk) 15:24, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

@CLCStudent: I've done so, and indef protected their talk page. -- The Anome (talk) 15:30, 9 November 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! CLCStudent (talk) 15:31, 9 November 2019 (UTC)
You might also want to delete the edit summaries from the edits in the sandbox that got him blocked in the first place for those contain the same image. CLCStudent (talk) 15:32, 9 November 2019 (UTC)
I have just done so, and I've also put the image on the Bad Image List. -- The Anome (talk) 15:46, 9 November 2019 (UTC)
He is back as user:IloveCLCstudent. CLCStudent (talk) 15:51, 9 November 2019 (UTC)
This sounds like a job for WP:AN/I. -- The Anome (talk) 17:54, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-46[edit]

22:04, 11 November 2019 (UTC)


Why have you blocked 4o4NotFoundBot? Wikipedia’s bot policy states that unauthorized bots may still edit their owner’s subpages. Please consider unblocking it. You are making Mr.PHP very sad.

😥, E Super Maker (talk) 00:52, 12 November 2019 (UTC)


I've unblocked User:TTMzero GmbH now User:Opt.Reg.19 after processing the rename. Let me know if I missed something and I shouldn't have unblocked. Maxim(talk) 02:21, 12 November 2019 (UTC)