User talk:Visviva

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Contents

Reference Errors on 8 January[edit]

Hello, I'm ReferenceBot. I have automatically detected that an edit performed by you may have introduced errors in referencing. It is as follows:

Please check this page and fix the errors highlighted. If you think this is a false positive, you can report it to my operator. Thanks, ReferenceBot (talk) 00:27, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Your article count code[edit]

Hi, I just wanted to mention that I'll try looking at your article-count code when I can get time. So far I've managed to set up Python 3 on my machine and have made the necessary syntax changes, i.e, no useful progress but an interesting exercise for me. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 00:27, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks; I've just updated the code page to reflect what I'm currently running (slower than my older version, but I guess there's no help for it, since the oldest revisions aren't reliably placed first in the XML files). -- Visviva (talk) 00:36, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
I don't know if you want to upgrade to Python 3, but since I made the conversion and a list of the necessary changes, fwiw those are here. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 15:52, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Damyang[edit]

Hi, Visviva ! I don't know how to find the Korea-group page (As in almost all Wik. things organizational, I have no idea how to find it -- I must think totally differently from the organizers of Wik.), so I am sending this comment to You in the hopes that You can either take up the cudgel or send the missive on. The Damyang page is written in quaint English. While, endearing, it is not appropriate for Wik. Maybe some-one can change it a bit. Kdammers (talk) 08:32, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

I see what you mean; I've done a quick slash-and-burn, but it could probably use more work. I imagine you're looking for Wikipedia:WikiProject Korea. -- Visviva (talk) 07:21, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Back in the day . . .[edit]

Hello Visviva -- I happened notice your name attached to an edit made earlier today. So, old friend, here we are, neither of us bothering much with Wiktionary any more, but still a couple of not fully recovered wikiholics. Good to know you're out and about. -- WikiPedant (talk) 06:58, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Hey hey! Great to see you again. -- Visviva (talk) 07:15, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Sexual difference article[edit]

Hello, Visviva. I see that you created the Sexual difference article; I first came across it by seeing this edit in WP:STiki. Looking at this link, you redirected the term to Sex differences in humans, and then you decided to create the Sexual difference article. From my viewpoint, your creation of the article is unneeded WP:Content forking. We already have the Sex differences in humans and Sex and gender distinction articles for this content; we don't need another article to address what you've added on the topic. Since WP:Anatomy recently got through working out how to cover sexual differentiation and sex difference topics on Wikipedia (see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Anatomy/Archive 7#Sexual differentiation articles), I will take this matter there for more opinions. Flyer22 (talk) 17:53, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

I would have thought the hatnote would address any possibility of confusion; the topic of sexual difference, especially as developed by Irigaray et al., is well-known and has very little to do with anatomical characteristics. The sex differences in humans article doesn't deal with philosophical or normative aspects, and it's hard to see how it could without becoming entirely unmanageable. I created the article because when I first linked to sexual difference I was astounded to find it a redlink, and even more astounded to find that there was no article on the actual topic at all; I therefore redirected temporarily to the least bad alternative, but that article's coverage really has only the remotest connection to the topic. Would a move to something like "sexual difference in philosophy" be satisfactory? FR has Différence des sexes en psychanalyse, which is basically on the same topic, but it seems a bit narrow; one doesn't generally think of Irigaray et al. as psychoanalysts. The sexual difference and gender difference could then direct to a dab page, which they probably should in any case... -- Visviva (talk) 18:06, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
In addition to philosophy, the terms sexual difference and gender difference refer to topics that are covered by the Sex differences in humans article, and that article has a Medicine, Physiology, Psychology and Sociology section; the Sociology section has subsections. Of course, that article deals with normative aspects. And a Philosophy section to address your content could easily be added to that article. I'm not in favor of unneeded WP:Content forking or creating unneeded WP:Spinout articles. Per WP:Content fork, we should strive to keep aspects of a topic in one article instead of causing readers to go to multiple articles...unless necessary. And like WP:Spinout states, there is no need for haste. A WP:Spinout article should ideally only be created when needed; I don't see that there is yet a need for a Sexual difference in philosophy article. That topic can fit fine in the Sex differences in humans article until, if ever, a Sexual difference in philosophy article is needed. Look at the other topics in that article that don't have their own Wikipedia articles. And when it comes to redirects and disambiguation pages, WP:Primary topic is a good guideline to follow.
On a side note: Do you mind if I transport our latest replies to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Anatomy#Sexual difference article, and that we continue this discussion there instead of here at your talk page? I prefer to keep discussions centralized (WP:TALKCENT). Flyer22 (talk) 18:28, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
I see that you replied there; I'll link to your latest reply there, and repeat my "18:28, 14 January 2015 (UTC)" reply there. Flyer22 (talk) 18:33, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
On a closer look: All the subsections in the Sex differences in humans article have a Wikipedia article for those topics; so I struck through part of my post above. Keeping the fact that those topics have Wikipedia articles in mind, creating a Sexual difference in philosophy article could be fine, but your content is barely more than a WP:Stub; in fact, it can be categorized as a WP:Stub. If we are going to have a Sexual difference in philosophy article, the topic should still be mentioned in the Sex differences in humans article (WP:Summary style). And then the terms sexual difference and gender difference should redirect to the Sex differences in humans article. Gender difference previously redirected there, as it should per WP:Primary topic, until you changed it. Anyway, I'll repeat this at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Anatomy#Sexual difference article, so that we can continue the discussion in one place. Flyer22 (talk) 18:48, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Reference Errors on 19 January[edit]

Hello, I'm ReferenceBot. I have automatically detected that an edit performed by you may have introduced errors in referencing. It is as follows:

Please check this page and fix the errors highlighted. If you think this is a false positive, you can report it to my operator. Thanks, ReferenceBot (talk) 00:22, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Male and female poets[edit]

I remember some of it. However, two points:

1.) I think the fact that the male categories exist and are being (somewhat) populated, whereas they didn't at the time of the last controversy, puts a different spin on things.
2.) This is just the first step - Category:American poets is definitely depreciated. I'm doing what I can to start cleaning it up, which is going to be a mountain of a task. Whatever can be done easily first, and all...

Thanks for your note. I'm still considering some future angles of attack for dealing with the issue. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 04:20, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Jinny Osborn[edit]

Thanks for the grammar catch after my "peacock" edit. Tapered (talk) 21:38, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Adam Kotsko[edit]

If this is the first article that you have created, you may want to read the guide to writing your first article.

You may want to consider using the Article Wizard to help you create articles.

A tag has been placed on Adam Kotsko requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a person, organization (band, club, company, etc.), web content or organised event, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please read more about what is generally accepted as notable.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, then please contact the deleting administrator, or if you have already done so, you can place a request here. Spshu (talk) 23:46, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Hillary Rodham Clinton - Move Discussion[edit]

Hi,

This is a notification to let you know that there is a requested move discussion ongoing at Talk:Hillary_Rodham_Clinton/April_2015_move_request#Requested_move. You are receiving this notification because you have previously participated in some capacity in naming discussions related to the article in question.

Thanks. And have a nice day. NickCT (talk) 18:57, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Afghanistan[edit]

Ambox warning orange.svg Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Afghanistan, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Afghanistan and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Afghanistan 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. RES2773 (talk) 00:23, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Vitruvian Barnstar Hires.png The Technical Barnstar
Thank you for your hard work on the Wikipedian's by article count list! Best of luck in your other endeavours. Regards, FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 15:39, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

What happened?[edit]

To User:Visviva/Pagecount experimental? It seems to be showing VERY old information as of today. Regards, FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 14:43, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

A cascade of foolishness (starting with my failure to account for the non-ISO date format in the dump RSS feed). Re-running it now. -- Visviva (talk) 16:51, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
Ha ha, we all make mistakes when we're overworked. Face-wink.svg Best, FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 17:13, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • It seems to be happening again. Best, FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 16:25, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Think I have deglitched it now. It's a definite problem with this approach -- the download and scan of the dump takes > 24 hours, so troubleshooting becomes a very slooowwww process. -- Visviva (talk) 18:20, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
      • Ha ha, looks like it wants us to give it a little loving. It's at it again. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 16:06, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
        • Well, I guess we can safely say this operation isn't ready for prime time. Am re-running it manually to try to figure out what's going wrong, but it's going to take a while. (Prediction: it will run perfectly, and then fail again when I switch it back to automatic.) -- Visviva (talk) 02:26, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians by article count[edit]

Hi. Sorry for kind of stealing your thunder re: Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians by article count. I maintained the report for a number of years. It had been broken for about a year, but much like the edit count report, it has enough visibility that users were a bit anxious to see it updated.

Your solution using XML dumps obviously works, but downloading the full XML dump files, even keeping them compressed on the filesystem, is a heavy lift. Using the metadata from the MariaDB replicated databases on Tool Labs is probably the way to go. This is the model used by a number of database reports.

Please let me know if you have any questions about Tool Labs, Wikimedia Labs, etc. I'll likely know the answer or know who to ping. There are also forums such as WP:VPT and WP:BOTN, of course. --MZMcBride (talk) 23:02, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

No worries; thanks for stepping in. I'm keeping mine running for now as an exercise (always need to sharpen my data liberation skills), but the Tool Labs approach seems approximately infinitely better. -- Visviva (talk) 18:25, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
Although it still counts redirects... FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 19:31, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Present tense[edit]

Hi there, I was surprised when you reverted my edits to PLoS ONE with the explanation that one should avoid present tense. Every sentence in the lede was present tense, yet you opted to change only mine. I would appreciate an explanation to a relatively inexperienced editor. Thank you, BlackSoxFan2015 (talk) 00:13, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

I don't believe I reverted anything, but I made the change because 2014 is already in the past, and will only become more so in the future. I guess an alternative would be to use {{update after}}, if you happen to know when the next JIFs will come out. If you spend much time poking around the dustier corners of the wiki, especially articles about colleges or small towns, you'll find an awful lot of statements in the present (or even future) tense about events that unfolded 5-10 years ago. Hence the general principle that "editors should avoid using statements that will date quickly." Approaches to this problem vary, but personally I prefer to use something like "As of [year]" + past tense for these kinds of statements, so that the sentence will remain well-formed even if that ends up being the last substantive edit to the article for a decade or two.
(On another topic, it would be good to have a citation or two for the specific assertions in that sentence.) -- Visviva (talk) 00:50, 13 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Present tense is correct here. IFs are always published with one year delay and the 2014 IFs were published just a few weeks ago and are the latest IFs available. Hence, these are the "current" IFs. As for referencing, there's an article cited on the talk page of Mega journal that can be used to source the claim that PLOS ONE is the largest such journals whereas the IF can be sourced to the Journal Citation Reports (a preformatted reference is on my userpage). Hope this helps. --Randykitty (talk) 07:40, 13 July 2015 (UTC)
I strenuously disagree with using present tense to describe inherently dated and temporary information, but as long as y'all are going to maintain the article I don't much care. -- Visviva (talk) 07:50, 13 July 2015 (UTC)
Would you also object if the text said: "has a journal impact factor of 3.234." Because the 2014 IF is the current IF. All the "2014" does is informing the reader that this is, indeed, the latest IF. If any earlier IF would be mentioned, that would of course need the past tense. --Randykitty (talk) 08:08, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Reference errors on 29 July[edit]

Hello, I'm ReferenceBot. I have automatically detected that an edit performed by you may have introduced errors in referencing. It is as follows:

Please check this page and fix the errors highlighted. If you think this is a false positive, you can report it to my operator. Thanks, ReferenceBot (talk) 00:19, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Shinsi[edit]

Deletion of Shinsi has been requested by User:Ogress for being a "a random place-name from Korean mythistory". You have partaken on this subject in the past, and I ask that you partake on the current discussion of its deletion here[1]. Thank you. Cydevil38 (talk) 11:44, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from WikiProject Military history! As a member of the project, you are invited to take part in our annual project coordinator election. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 29 September. Yours, Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 05:21, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

MOS:IDENTITY is being revisited: How should Wikipedia refer to transgender individuals before and after their transition?[edit]

You are being contacted because you contributed to a recent discussion of MOS:IDENTITY that closed with the recommendation that Wikipedia's policy on transgender individuals be revisited.

Two threads have been opened at the Village Pump:Policy. The first addresses how the Manual of Style should instruct editors to refer to transgender people in articles about themselves (which name, which pronoun, etc.). The second addresses how to instruct editors to refer to transgender people when they are mentioned in passing in other articles. Your participation is welcome. Darkfrog24 (talk) 02:33, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Religion and philosophy listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

Information.svg

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Religion and philosophy. Since you had some involvement with the Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Religion and philosophy redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. -- Tavix (talk) 03:59, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

MfD nomination of User:Visviva/University of Chicago Law School[edit]

Ambox warning orange.svg User:Visviva/University of Chicago Law School, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Visviva/University of Chicago Law School and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of User:Visviva/University of Chicago Law School 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. Ricky81682 (talk) 20:50, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

Hi,
You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:52, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Nominations for the Military history WikiProject historian and newcomer of the year awards now open![edit]

On behalf of the Military history WikiProject's Coordinators, we would like to extend an invitation to nominate deserving editors for the 2015 Military historian of the year and Military history newcomer of the year awards. The nomination period will run from 7 December to 23:59 13 December, with the election phase running from 14 December to 23:59 21 December. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:05, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

WIR A+F[edit]

AF Mark 3.jpg
Love Heart KammaRahbek.SVG

Hoping you enjoyed the recently-held in-person Art+Feminism meetup,
we cordially invite you continue your participation by joining the
virtual worldwide online event
hosted by Women in Red.
March 2016 (Women's History Month)

(To subscribe, Women in Red/Invite list. Unsubscribe, Women in Red/Opt-out list) --Rosiestep (talk) 19:48, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

User:Visviva/Pagecount experimental/Data[edit]

@I dream of horses: - Hi Visviva, Just a heads-up. Something seems to have gone awry with your experimental counter User:Visviva/Pagecount experimental/Data as of yesterday and again today. Example: Until two days ago my page creation count showed as 508, yesterday it was about 150 and today it's down to 128. Even Dr. Blofeld is down from 99,000-something to 66,122 today. -- André Kritzinger (talk) 13:03, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

Sorry for the late response; looks like it must have glitched when downloading the stub files from the latest DB dump; re-running that part of the process now. -- Visviva (talk) 19:09, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
No sweat! Thank you! -- André Kritzinger (talk) 20:12, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
@I dream of horses: No change, it's still not working right. -- André Kritzinger (talk) 12:26, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
Turns out the problem was actually upstream of me -- the April database dump mangled a whole bunch of the stub-meta-history files. Running again on the March data, so I can merge that data back in (and hopefully end up back where things should be), but each run takes a couple days to complete.  :-/ -- Visviva (talk) 19:38, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. May is not too far off, maybe it will right itself then... - André Kritzinger (talk) 19:49, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
Now back on track at last -- or at least, as close as it can be until the next dump. -- Visviva (talk) 04:19, 24 April 2016 (UTC)
Better, but not quite there yet. To give an idea of when the problem may have started, if that might help: My count is down by 22, and 22 new articles ago was 18 March this year. It's most likely too much of a hassle to try to fix since the problem was not on your side. May as well just wait for the next dump and if that's still FUBAR, refer it to the "dumpster" to sort out. Keep well! -- André Kritzinger (talk) 13:23, 24 April 2016 (UTC)
Well, cusses. I guess I'll wait this out, and if they're still borked next month I'll look for some way to restore that data via the API. Now that the horse is thoroughly gone, I've patched up the barn door by setting the script not to delete its daily files until they're at least 60 days older than the DB dump, so the data will be easier to restore if this happens again. -- Visviva (talk) 17:41, 24 April 2016 (UTC)
Update: I believe we're back in business. Let me know if things seem off. -- Visviva (talk) 00:07, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
Looks like it's werking again. Thank you! -- André Kritzinger (talk) 00:32, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

HTTP, HTTPS and bots[edit]

Hi! Soon (June 12) all traffic to Wikimedia sites and API:s will need to go over https:// instead of http://. I've already written on your talk page on Commons regarding Walled gardener, but this also seems to affect Vis vitalis Bot.

There's more information here. If you need help updating your bot, maybe that mailing list or w:en:Wikipedia:Bot owners' noticeboard might be good places. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 22:42, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Sunchang logo.jpg[edit]

⚠

Thanks for uploading File:Sunchang logo.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. --B-bot (talk) 18:00, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of Early entrance at Shimer College for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Early entrance at Shimer College is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Early entrance at Shimer College until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. DGG ( talk ) 04:58, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Lt user[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Lt user has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:42, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

Military history WikiProject coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from the Military history WikiProject! Elections for the Military history WikiProject Coordinators are currently underway, and as a member of the WikiProject you are cordially invited to take part by casting your vote(s) for the candidates on the election page. This year's election will conclude at 23:59 UTC 23 September. For the Coordinators, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:00, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

Padlock-blue.svg Hello, Visviva. This message is intended to notify administrators of important changes to the protection policy.

Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

  • Extended confirmed protection may only be used in cases where semi-protection has proven ineffective. It should not be used as a first resort.
  • A bot will post a notification at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard of each use. MusikBot currently does this by updating a report, which is transcluded onto the noticeboard.
Please review the protection policy carefully before using this new level of protection on pages. Thank you.
This message was sent to the administrators' mass message list. To opt-out of future messages, please remove yourself from the list. 17:49, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

Hello,

Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:32, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Visviva.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:48, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Visviva. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Voting for the Military history WikiProject Historian and Newcomer of the Year is ending soon![edit]

US-O11 insignia.svg 6 Star.svg
Milhist coordinator emeritus.svg

Time is running out to voting for the Military Historian and Newcomer of the year! If you have not yet cast a vote, please consider doing so soon. The voting will end on 31 December at 23:59 UTC, with the presentation of the awards to the winners and runners up to occur on 1 January 2017. For the Military history WikiProject Coordinators, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:01, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

This message was sent as a courtesy reminder to all active members of the Military History WikiProject.

Administrators' newsletter - February 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2017). This first issue is being sent out to all administrators, if you wish to keep receiving it please subscribe. Your feedback is welcomed.

Admin mop.PNG Administrator changes

Gnome-colors-list-add.svg NinjaRobotPirateSchwede66K6kaEaldgythFerretCyberpower678Mz7PrimefacDodger67
Gnome-colors-list-remove.svg BriangottsJeremyABU Rob13

Green check.svg Guideline and policy news

Octicons-tools.svg Technical news

  • When performing some administrative actions the reason field briefly gave suggestions as text was typed. This change has since been reverted so that issues with the implementation can be addressed. (T34950)
  • Following the latest RfC concluding that Pending Changes 2 should not be used on the English Wikipedia, an RfC closed with consensus to remove the options for using it from the page protection interface, a change which has now been made. (T156448)
  • The Foundation has announced a new community health initiative to combat harassment. This should bring numerous improvements to tools for admins and CheckUsers in 2017.

Scale of justice 2.svg Arbitration

Nuvola apps knewsticker.png Obituaries

  • JohnCD (John Cameron Deas) passed away on 30 December 2016. John began editing Wikipedia seriously during 2007 and became an administrator in November 2009.

13:38, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Chicago Meetup at Sulzer Regional Library![edit]

Conrad Sulzer Regional Library.jpg
Flag of Chicago, Illinois.svg

Hey there! I'm hosting a meetup at the at the Sulzer Regional Library on Saturday March 25th from 12 PM to 4:30 PM. You're welcome to come and work together with other editors on articles or other contributions, get to know other editors around Chicago, and ask any questions you might about using or contributing to Wikipedia. Food will be available, and we'll likely go out for dinner afterwards as a group. If you're interested in joining us, please RSVP at the event page here! Thanks, I JethroBT drop me a line 20:23, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

(Opt-out Instructions) This message was sent by I JethroBT through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:23, 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)

Orphaned non-free image File:Landscape Nature Body Politic cover from UW Press.jpg[edit]

⚠

Thanks for uploading File:Landscape Nature Body Politic cover from UW Press.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

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. --B-bot (talk) 17:45, 17 March 2017 (UTC)