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Ruby Andrews[edit]

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The edit which you have linked to, claiming that she is trying to add false information, dates from 2014. Her only recent edit was to remove one mention of her correct birth date, which was unnecessary anyway as it is mentioned elsewhere in the article. However, your edit removed reliably referenced information - her birth name. I think that an "Oops, sorry!" might be required, along with removing the unjustified new warning on her talk page.... Ghmyrtle (talk) 22:44, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

A WP:SPA here only to edit her own biography, using multiple accounts and adding incorrect autobiographical information. Me thinks not. Toddst1 (talk) 23:45, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
That doesn't explain why you thought it was appropriate to give her a 'final warning' now, for something she hasn't done since 2015. Ghmyrtle (talk) 07:35, 24 October 2018 (UTC)
It absolutely does. If she uses Wikipedia to publish phony info about herself (or anything else) again, she should be blocked site banned. Toddst1 (talk) 17:11, 24 October 2018 (UTC)
But she didn't, and hasn't since 2015. So, why slap a 'final notice' on her now? Ghmyrtle (talk) 19:04, 24 October 2018 (UTC)
"She didn't and hasn't since 2015" are two contradictory statements. To be explicit, she did. I put that link in the warning so even the folks not paying attention could find the previous offense. There is no statute of limitation for using Wikipedia as a platform for propaganda and was never warned for that BS. It's clear that she is WP:NOTHERE to do anything other than promote herself. Toddst1 (talk) 20:45, 24 October 2018 (UTC)
Your link is to an edit from 2014 - over four years ago. After that, she received two warnings on her talk page, in 2014 (by me) and in 2015, and since that time has done nothing worthy of a further or 'final warning'. You claimed that she had "vandalize[d] Wikipedia by deliberately introducing incorrect information". But, she hasn't vandalized or introduced any incorrect information since she was last warned in 2015. All regular editors occasionally make mistakes - we all do and it's nothing to be ashamed of. But you should simply accept that, on this occasion, you made a mistake in misinterpreting what she had done (i.e. removing a duplicate mention of her birth date), and remove the 'final warning'. Ghmyrtle (talk) 22:03, 24 October 2018 (UTC)
Ok, time for you to move on. I'm done discussing this with you. Toddst1 (talk) 22:28, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

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Savina Petrilli is not a redlink, and he did die in 1923. Why should I have not accepted the revision? HarryKernow (talk to me) 20:29, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

All new additions to WP:DOY articles require direct sources, which is a reason to reject. There is no source in the linked biography that could be added to the article. Toddst1 (talk) 20:32, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
Would this or this work as a source? And none of the other additions have sources, to be fair. HarryKernow (talk to me) 20:33, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
I'm going to re-add it with both citations, this should be fine. HarryKernow (talk to me) 20:54, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
Thumbs up. Toddst1 (talk) 20:55, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – November 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (October 2018).

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • Partial blocks is now available for testing on the Test Wikipedia. The new functionality allows you to block users from editing specific pages. Bugs may exist and can be reported on the local talk page or on Meta. A discussion regarding deployment to English Wikipedia will be started by community liaisons sometime in the near future.
  • A user script is now available to quickly review unblock requests.
  • The 2019 Community Wishlist Survey is now accepting new proposals until November 11, 2018. The results of this survey will determine what software the Wikimedia Foundation's Community Tech team will work on next year. Voting on the proposals will take place from November 16 to November 30, 2018. Specifically, there is a proposal category for admins and stewards that may be of interest.


  • Eligible editors will be invited to nominate themselves as candidates in the 2018 Arbitration Committee Elections starting on November 4 until November 13. Voting will begin on November 19 and last until December 2.
  • The Arbitration Committee's email address has changed to Other email lists, such as functionaries-en and clerks-l, remain unchanged.

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Additions to DOTY articles[edit]

Someone started adding a lot of new entries to DOTY articles without references and I undid most of these. I would be grateful if you could take a look at these recent additions and tell me what you think of the sources used. Reliable? Deb (talk) 09:08, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

@Deb: Yeah, that is a heavyweight addition, but I didn't see any sources that do not seem reliable. Thumbs up both to the editor and you for your diligence. Toddst1 (talk) 23:53, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
What do you think of this as a reference? Personally, I don't think it's good enough. Deb (talk) 12:31, 11 November 2018 (UTC)


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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 Toddst1,

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.

Go here to remove your name if you wish to opt-out of future mailings. Insertcleverphrasehere (or here)18:37, 16 November 2018 (UTC)