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The Signpost: 6 February 2017[edit]

The Bugle: Issue CXXX, February 2017[edit]

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"User:Doosan Fuel Cell America"[edit]

Shouldn't blocks marked with {{usernameblock}} have autoblock disabled because their username is the only reason for the block? DASL51984 (talk | contribs) 01:14, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

March Madness 2017[edit]

G'day all, please be advised that throughout March 2017 the Military history Wikiproject is running its March Madness drive. This is a backlog drive that is focused on several key areas:

  • tagging and assessing articles that fall within the project's scope
  • updating the project's currently listed A-class articles to ensure their ongoing compliance with the listed criteria
  • creating articles that are listed as "requested" on the project's various task force pages or other lists of missing articles.

As with past Milhist drives, there are points awarded for working on articles in the targeted areas, with barnstars being awarded at the end for different levels of achievement.

The drive is open to all Wikipedians, not just members of the Military history project, although only work on articles that fall (broadly) within the military history scope will be considered eligible. More information can be found here for those that are interested, and members can sign up as participants at that page also.

The drive starts at 00:01 UTC on 1 March and runs until 23:59 UTC on 31 March 2017, so please sign up now.

For the Milhist co-ordinators. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) & MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:24, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Parkes Observatory[edit]

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Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:CSIRO ScienceImage 4350 CSIROs Parkes Radio Telescope with moon in the background.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Armbrust The Homunculus 04:56, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 27 February 2017[edit]

Administrators' newsletter – March 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (February 2017).

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXI, March 2017[edit]

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A cup of coffee for you![edit]

Cup-o-coffee-simple.svg Thanks for knocking out those clarifications. I would have tried tonight, I simply ran out of time last night and had to save what I had. Thank you for the Barnstar! It is my first and I don't think it could have been presented to me for a more important article, battleships, and US military ships in general, are important to me and helping make these articles better is my desire. Pennsy22 (talk) 03:21, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Eugene Holman[edit]

I've just requested Eugene Holman for creation but realized that you deleted it. Was this a PROD, in which case it could simply be restored?Zigzig20s (talk) 23:05, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

I came across his name while working on Paul A. Gompers. But actually I would rather you restored and improved the article yourself, as I have no idea if this is covered by my topic ban and I don't want to spend time on the Wikidrama. That's really Wikipedia's loss.Zigzig20s (talk) 06:11, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – April 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2017).

Administrator changes

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Guideline and policy news

  • Following a discussion on the backlog of unpatrolled files, consensus was found to create a new user right for autopatrolling file uploads. Implementation progress can be tracked on Phabricator.
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Technical news

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Mauricio Toro Bermúdez[edit]

It doesn't appear to me that the strict criteria of CSD A7 applies for this article. Prod or an AfD would be a better way to go. I am not finding sufficient items in google scholar, google news, HighBeam, etc. to establish notability per GNG or for a research professor.–CaroleHenson (talk) 12:36, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

Jan to Mar 17 Milhist article reviewing[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXII, April 2017[edit]

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Investigation of potential copyright issue[edit]

Dear TomStar81 I wrote an article about NetMan to introduce this software publicly. It is one of the products of Edco company (https://www.edco.ir/netman/) in Iran. And I wrote the article based on this website. Also, I wrote the reference in the article... what should I do now? Please remove the copyright violation tag, so I could edit the article... — Preceding unsigned comment added by MegaNetIRAN (talkcontribs) 06:20, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – May 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2017).

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  • Following an RfC, the editing restrictions page is now split into a list of active restrictions and an archive of those that are old or on inactive accounts. Make sure to check both pages if searching for a restriction.

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Molly Martin[edit]

Hi TomStar--I see you deleted this article a while ago, after it was tagged as A7. I wish I had been around to disagree: I don't think it's an A7 candidate at all; at the very least it should have had a chance at AfD. As it is, Martin is now more famous as a chef/food person than as a musician (for better or for worse...): there is a LOT of pretty strong local coverage. Will you please consider restoring it? Thanks, Mindy Dirt (talk) 02:58, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

  • I see that Yoninah kindly looked at it (two years ago) and left a note on my talk page. Mindy Dirt (talk) 02:59, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

WW1 timeline[edit]

Hi Tom, Just to check, will you be contributing a WW1 timeline article for the May edition of the Bugle? No dramas at all if you won't be - Ian and I really appreciate all your contributions, and I know that this is often a very busy time of year. Regards, Nick-D (talk) 07:39, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

Thanks Tom :) Nick-D (talk) 22:18, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXXIII, May 2017[edit]

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You've got mail[edit]

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@Cordless Larry: I got it, thanks! I'm looking into this as we speak, but I am beginning to wonder is this should perhaps be bumped to arbcom. I'll get back to you when I have a moment. TomStar81 (Talk) 03:19, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Your help would be appreciated[edit]

The page I am trying to update is my Father-in-law's page. He is Frank J. Breth. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_J._Breth) He has his own page and I wanted to provide a larger photo of him as well as add the Awards section near the bottom of his awards/ribbons. Please let me know if you can help. Also I was trying to add his name to the Vietnam Gallantry Cross "list of awardees" as well. I added it, but not sure it will stick. Please contact me if you can help, I have a list of his awards (MSCUSN (talk) 16:30, 31 May 2017 (UTC)) — Preceding unsigned comment added by MSCUSN (talkcontribs) 16:23, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for your comments. I'm not sure if this is the right avenue of replying to you on this. But please let me know how I need to get you a list of his awards. Also, as mentioned, I was given a higher resolution of his official black and white picture from the Historic branch of Headquarters Marine Corps. So I'm not sure what the rules are on this since the Marine Corps owns it and it's been given to me by them. So please let me know how to get you the list of his awards. And again, thank you very much for your time and support! (MSCUSN (talk) 15:39, 2 June 2017 (UTC))

I'm not sure if you were able to see my response on my talk page but I had listed the awards of General Breth in order. I'm not sure if you could add the section below his history with a Ribbon rack of his awards such as the ones built for other Marine Generals on Wikipedia. (MSCUSN (talk) 14:50, 6 June 2017 (UTC))
Thank you very much. I will look into the academy and learn as much as I can. (MSCUSN (talk) 16:46, 13 June 2017 (UTC))

Administrators' newsletter – June 2017[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXIV, June 2017[edit]

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The Signpost: 9 June 2017[edit]

The Signpost: 23 June 2017[edit]

The Bugle: Issue CXXXV, July 2017[edit]

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Administrators' newsletter – July 2017[edit]

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Apr to Jun 17 Milhist article reviewing[edit]

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On behalf of the Milhist coordinators, you are hereby awarded the WikiChevrons for reviewing a total of 3 Milhist articles at PR, GAN, ACR or FAC during the period April to June 2017. Thank you for supporting Wikipedia's quality content processes. AustralianRupert (talk) 05:37, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

Keep track of upcoming reviews. Just copy and paste {{WPMILHIST Review alerts}} to your user space

The Signpost: 15 July 2017[edit]

Administrators' newsletter – August 2017[edit]

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The Signpost: 5 August 2017[edit]

Timeline[edit]

Hi Tom, did you still want to do the July one for the Bugle? If so I'd like to send out the issue in the next day or so... Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 07:45, 6 August 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXXVI, August 2017[edit]

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Administrators' newsletter – September 2017[edit]

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The Signpost: 6 September 2017[edit]

The Bugle: Issue CXXXVII, September 2017[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Tom,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Vanguard at Faslane 02.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on September 29, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-09-29. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 11:11, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

Invitation to Admin confidence survey[edit]

Hello,

Beginning in September 2017, the Wikimedia Foundation Anti-harassment tool team will be conducting a survey to gauge how well tools, training, and information exists to assist English Wikipedia administrators in recognizing and mitigating things like sockpuppetry, vandalism, and harassment.

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Just checking[edit]

Hi Tom, sorry but could you just check your edits to the MilHist coord election page vs. the tally -- I don't think they were quite consistent but didn't want to assume which one reflected your intentions... Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 16:07, 18 September 2017 (UTC)