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- 1 April 2010 GAN backlog elimination drive
- 2 GA review for Chrissie Watts
- 3 GA review for Alpha Phi Omega
- 4 GAN backlog elimination drive - 1 week to go
- 5 Thank you for your participation in the April 2010 GAN backlog elimination drive
- 6 An update from adopt a user
- 7 Lucas North GAN
- 8 Outline of Saskatchewan has gone live
- 9 Trapped in the Sky GAN
- 10 GA Mentor Request
- 11 Audio theatre an article to audio dramas
- 12 Reviewer permission
- 13 March 2011 GAN backlog elimination drive a week away
- 14 Adoption?
- 15 Help with categorization
- 16 A cup of tea for you!
- 17 Adopt-a-user
- 18 WikiProject Good articles (Participant Clean-Up)
- 19 Update for: WikiProject Good articles (Participant Clean-Up)
- 20 WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter - October 2012
- 21 WikiProject Good Articles - Participant Clean-up (Second Call)
- 22 WikiProject Good Articles - Participant Clean-up (Final Call)
- 23 The GAN Newsletter (November 2012)
- 24 The WikiProject: Good Articles Newsletter (December 2012)
- 25 The WikiProject: Good Articles Newsletter (January 2013)
- 26 WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter - February 2013
- 27 Good Article Nominations Request For Comment
- 28 WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre
- 29 WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre
- 30 Hello Weebiloobil!
- 31 DYK RfC
- 32 GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive
- 33 GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive
- 34 March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive
- 35 GAN March 2014 Backlog Drive
- 36 WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive
- 37 GA Cup
- 38 WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup
- 39 ArbCom elections are now open!
April 2010 GAN backlog elimination drive
|WikiProject Good Articles will be running a GAN backlog elimination drive for the entire month of April. The goal of this drive is to bring the number of outstanding Good Article nominations down to below 200. This will help editors in restoring confidence to the GAN process as well as actively improving, polishing, and rewarding good content. If you are interested in participating in the drive, please place your name here. Awards will be given out to those who review certain numbers of GANs as well as to those who review the most. Hope we can see you in April.|
GA review for Chrissie Watts
Hi Weebiloobil. Thank you for your review of the Chrissie Watts article. I have addressed all the issues you have raised, and hopefully have rectified the problems. On the matter of the images, I have consulted with another editor who has strengthened the justification for the profile picture; however your critique may still be valid. See our comments on the review page: we have suggested that a possible counter arguement is that the other two images on the page do not provide of sufficiently identifiable view of "Chrissie", with her being rather blurred in the green dress image, and bending down in the image where she kills Den. However, it is a priority that the profile picture be kept, so if you still feel that there is a problem, the removal of the third image from the article would strengthen the need for the profile picture (as there would only be 2 in the article, and one rather blurry). Please see the comments on the review page. I hope all other matters are fixed. I am willing to delete the third image from the article in order to pass the GA review. Thanks again for your time. ✽ Juniper§ Liege (TALK) 17:29, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
GA review for Alpha Phi Omega
I'm a regular contributer to the Alpha Phi Omega wikipedia page (*way* too involved to review it), but I will try to answer any questions you might have. I do have a COI, I'm an Alpha Phi Omega alumnus and I'm on the National History and Archives Committee.Naraht (talk) 05:42, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
- No recent progress has been made on this article. You might want to close the review soon. Regards, hamiltonstone (talk) 00:02, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
GAN backlog elimination drive - 1 week to go
|First off, on behalf of myself and my co-coordinator Wizardman, I would like to thank you for the efforts that you have made so far in this GAN backlog elimination drive. It has been nothing short of a success, and that is thanks to you. See this Signpost article about what this drive has achieved so far.
We're currently heading into the final week of the drive. At this time, if you have any GANs on review or on hold, you should be finishing off those reviews. Right now, we have more GANs on review or on hold than we do unreviewed. If you're going to start a GA review, please do so now so you can complete it by the end of the month and so that the nominator has a full 7-day window to address any concerns.
See you at the finish!
Thank you for your participation in the April 2010 GAN backlog elimination drive
On behalf of my co-coordinator Wizardman, I'd like to especially thank you for your efforts over this past month's GAN backlog elimination drive. It has been nothing short of a complete success, which hopefully results in more expedient good article reviews, increasing users' confidence in the good article nomination processes. Even if you made just a small contribution, it still helped contribute to the success of this drive. Here is what we have accomplished this last month in this drive.
For those who have accomplished certain objectives in the drive, awards will be coming shortly. Again, thank you for your help in the drive, and I hope you continue to help review GA nominations and overall improve the quality of articles here on Wikipedia.
An update from adopt a user
Hi there Weebiloobil! You may be wondering, what have I done to sound the alarm this time? Nothing. I'm messaging you in regards to the adopt-a-user program, which currently has a backlog of users wishing to be adopted. This doesn't make much sense, as we have a considerable list of users offer adoption, so there shouldn't be any backlog. I've begun to eliminate this backlog myself through a matching program, but I need your help to make it work. Of course, adoptees and adopters don't have to go through there, but I believe it helps eliminate the backlog because someone is actively matching pairs.
On the list of adopters, I have modified the middle column to say "Interests." It's easier working with other users that have similar interests, so if it's not too much to ask, could you add your interests in the middle column? For example, if I was interested in hurricanes, computers, business, and ... reptiles? I would place those in the middle column. Counter-vandalism and the like can also be included (maintenance should be used as the general term). The more interests, the better, since adoptees can learn more about you and choose the one they feel most comfortable working with. The information about when you're most active and other stuff can go into the "Notes" section to the right.
Finally, I've gone around and asked adoptees (and will in the future) to fill in a short survey so adopters can take the initiative and contact users they feel comfortable working with. We all know that most adoptees just place the adopt me template on their user page and leave it - so it's up to us to approach them and offer adoption. So, please take a look at the survey, adopt those that fit your interests, and maybe watchlist it so you can see the interests of adoptees and adopt one that fits your interests in the future.
Once again, thank you for participating in the adopt-a-user program! If you wish to respond to this post, please message me on my talk page.
Lucas North GAN
Outline of Saskatchewan has gone live
Hi! Thanks for reviewing this article. Having gone through each section one to the next and tweaked the prose where appropriate, I believe that the points highlighted in your review have been addressed (e.g. the definite article preceding "Hood" is now in lower case throughout). Thanks once again! SuperMarioMan 03:33, 24 October 2010 (UTC)
GA Mentor Request
I saw you were on the list of mentors for GAs and I was wondering if you would like to help me review Green Day. I have never done this before and I don't fully know what to do. cheers --Guerillero | My Talk 00:40, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
Audio theatre an article to audio dramas
Please if you have time and you know anything to it (I have seen that you have made edits in the article area which owns relations on it) , please look on the article Audio theatre, somebody placed a erase discussion on it. after we have had a merge discussion. It would be interesting what you would say to the merge and the delete discussion. And possibly it could help to contact other people that they should help also. )-: Merry Xmas --Soenke Rahn (talk) 04:54, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
Can you help me please?
I have asked several people to help me and they have been really helpful but I need real editorial guidance to make the article on Mdvanii better. I am slowly learning the process to add all the appropriate citations, but it very hard for me for the moment as it's all very technical, therefore adding them is very slow for the moment. I have written it with an associate in NY who iniitated the article (I am in Switzerland)...the subject is a controversial artwork/doll which has a few stalkers so we already had a major vandalism which was corrected.....several of the one time (new to wiki) people who edited and left comments have usurped the artists names (BillyBoy* & Lala) and have made comments about the authors of the article (myself and my asociate in NY) as being "too close to the subject" which is absolutely not true. Infact, I think these comments are biased as they be detractors of the artists work, for which there are a few. I think it is biased to say we are biased.
I want to make the article completely neutral. The history is very rich however and we have all the citations, documentation and tv appearance set to back up each and every statement within the article ...all of it is just needing to be inserted correctly.
If you can help me, or guide me to someone will to really work on it with us, I'd be really grateful. The subject is fascinating and really has alot to be said for it there is so much information, but it is our express goal to make it be a completely wikipedian encyclopedic article (neutral) and not seem in any way a "puff piece" as it was called at the beginning (I have since really cleaned it up considerably)....
I hope to hear from you, directly on mytalk page if possible...
The article is MDVANII....
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March 2011 GAN backlog elimination drive a week away
Hello, Weebiloobil - I'm an experienced Wiki user but newcomer to Wikipedia, and so far have only done grammar editing here. I saw your name on the Wikipedia: Adopt-a-user/Adoptee's Area/Adopters page. I'd like to be adopted! I'm interested in improving an article, Sociology_and_complexity_science, but would like to learn more about standards and "encyclopedic style" before I contact the original poster Bcastel3 and begin work on the page. For the moment, I can only work on it occasionally, maybe once or twice a week. Please let me know on my talk page if you'd be interested in adopting me. In any case, thank you for your work on Wikipedia and for being willing to adopt newbies! - Regards, Mary Lee
Meclee (talk) 18:46, 1 November 2011 (UTC) http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Weebiloobil&action=edit
Weebiloobil - Thanks for adopting me! I actually understand most of your comments! I've already read some of the background material you recommended, and thank you for the additional info links! I've also found another page related to the Sociology_and_complexity_science that also needs some editing and may be a candidate for merger (I failed to "watch" it and need to find it again). I know there is a process on that as well. Right now, my time is limited, but I will get back to you soon with more questions! Thanks again! Meclee (talk) 06:03, 3 November 2011 (UTC)
Weebiloobil - The first step I'd like to take is to propose a merge of Sociology and complexity science into the article Social complexity. Both are the same topic. It appears the rules allow this without making a formal proposal, but I did find a process for tagging and using 'merger' templates, which I think I've followed. I've also notified the Sociology portal talk page and placed a note on Bcastel3's talk page. I've started the outline and definition of basic concepts in a personal sandbox. When you have a moment, I'd appreciate it if you would look at what's there to see if I'm proceeding in the right vein. Thanks again. Meclee (talk) 22:26, 4 November 2011 (UTC)
Weebiloobil - I've been BOLD! The article Social_complexity was a stub so meager as to be more confusing than helpful, so I've now replaced it with an early version for later further merger with Sociology_and_complexity_science. I suppose bots will be around to inspect the change (as well as some of the users interested in sociology). Meclee (talk) 01:38, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
Social_complexity is now a 'final draft' for consideration before merging with Sociology and complexity science. The article may be 'overlinked', and I think I've broken some other rules, so general feedback is welcome.Meclee (talk) 14:22, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
Hello, Weebiloobil! My apologies as well, end-of-semester is always busy! Thank you for the cookie
! I'll do some 'wrap-up' on the Social_complexity article taking your suggestions and some others, then I will do the redirect. After that, I'm going to work on the Social_network article. All beginning next week. Hope your holidays are merry & bright!Meclee (talk) 17:05, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
Help with categorization
Hi! Hope you had great holidays and your new year is going well. I've been being bold, doing major overhauls and creating articles. Now I've gotten myself into working on some Sociology project backlog tasks, such as trying to create some subcategories to diffuse the main cat. Have read what I can find on categorization, but most seems to assume you already know what you're doing. Does one create a category or subcategory page the same way one creates an article, but named with 'category'? Does one add the main cat to the subcat page to link it to the main cat? All terribly vague... Will experiment a bit, but when you have time would appreciate some guidance. Thanks! Meclee (talk) 21:36, 11 February 2012 (UTC)
A cup of tea for you!
|Thanks for the info on categories! :) Meclee (talk) 21:46, 20 February 2012 (UTC)|
Hi Weebiloobil. I'm leaving you this message because you have previously been involved as an adopter with Wikipedia's Adopt-a-user program. A clean-up of this program is currently underway, and as part of the process I am trying to find out who is and isn't still interested in remaining an adopter.
If you would prefer not to be part of the adoption program anymore, you need do nothing; when the overhaul of the project is completed your name will be removed from the list of active adopters. However, if you have current adoptees, an active adoption school or an interest in adopting in the near future, then please let us know by signing here.
If you want to remain in the project and can currently take on more adoptees, there is a serious backlog at Category:Wikipedians seeking to be adopted in Adopt-a-user; it would be enormously helpful if you could take on one or two of the users there. Please do keep an eye on the project for upcoming changes, we could use your opinions and your help! Yunshui 雲水 09:25, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
WikiProject Good articles (Participant Clean-Up)
Hello, you are receiving this message because you are currently a participant of WikiProject Good articles. Since the creation of the WikiProject, over 200 user's have joined to help review good article nominations and contribute to other sections of the WikiProject. Over the years, several of these users have stopped reviewing articles and/or have become inactive with the project but are still listed as participates. In order to improve communications with other participants and get newsletters sent out faster (newsletters will begin to be sent out monthly starting in October) all participants that are no longer active with the WikiProject will be removed from the participants list.
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Update for: WikiProject Good articles (Participant Clean-Up)
Sorry for having to send out a second message but a user has brought to my attention that a point mentioned in the first message should be clarified. If user's don't sign on this page, they will be moved to an "Inactive Participants" list rather then be being removed from the entire WikiProject. Sorry for any confusion.--Dom497 (talk)15:26, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter - October 2012
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WikiProject Good Articles - Participant Clean-up (Second Call)
|this list. The current deadline to add your name to the list (if you are still active) is November 1, 2012. A third and final message will be sent out during the last week of the clean-up before the deadline. Thank-you.--EdwardsBot|
WikiProject Good Articles - Participant Clean-up (Final Call)
|this list. The deadline to add your name to the list (if you are still active) is November 1, 2012. This will be the last message sent out before the deadline which is in 2 days. Thank-you.--EdwardsBot|
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Good Article Nominations Request For Comment
Request For Comment' for Good Article Nominations is currently being held. We are asking that you please take five to ten minutes to review all seven proposals that will affect Good Article Nominations if approved. Full details of each proposal can be found here. Please comment on each proposal (or as many as you can) here.
At this time, Proposal 1, 3, and 5 have received full (or close to) support.
If you have questions of anything general (not related to one specif proposal), please leave a message under the General discussion thread.Please note that Proposal 2 has been withdrawn and no further comments are needed. Also, please disregard Proposal 9 as it was never an actual proposal.
WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing this program bring new reviewers to the Good article community and all the positive things it will bring along.
A message will be sent out to all recruiters regarding the date when the Recruitment Centre will open when it is determined. The message will also contain some further details to clarify things that may be a bit confusing.--Dom497 (talk)This message was sent out by --EdwardsBot (talk) 01:15, 4 June 2013 (UTC)
WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre
WikiProject Good articles (the first message I sent out went to only WikiProject members).
So for those who haven't heard about the Recruitment Centre yet, you may be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around it (to the right). The answer? WikiProject Good articles will be launching a Recruitment Centre very soon! The centre will allow all users to be taught how to review Good article nominations by experts just like you! However, in order for the Recruitment Centre to open in the first place, we need some volunteers:
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing this program bring new reviewers to the Good article community and all the positive things it will bring along.
A message will be sent out to all recruiters regarding the date when the Recruitment Centre will open when it is determined. The message will also contain some further details to clarify things that may be a bit confusing.--Dom497 (talk)This message was sent out by --EdwardsBot (talk) 14:49, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
It's been awhile since you've heard from me, as I've been getting on OK. Now, I have a question about WP bureaucracy. A couple of days ago, I started a new article in connection to a what would have been a redline in another article. I put in some basic information and saved the article while looking for a particular WikiProject stub tag to use on it. Before I could even find the tag, less than five minutes from the first save, the article was nominated for speedy deletion. I'd like to propose a change to speedy deletion criteria that would require that an article be "up" for a certain amount of time before it could be nominated for speedy deletion. How would I go about introducing such a proposal? Thanks for your ongoiing handholding! Hope you are well. Regards, Meclee (talk) 18:58, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
- As a listed GA participant, you are invited to contribute to a formal Request for Comment on the question of whether Good Articles should be eligible to appear in the Did You Know? slot in future. Please see the proposal on its subpage here, or on the main DYK talk page. To add the discussion to your watchlist, click this link. Thank you in advance. Gilderien Chat|Contributions03:05, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive
GAN Backlog Drive will begin in less than 4 days!
In past Backlog Drives, the goal was to reduce the backlog of Good article nominations. In the upcoming drive, another goal will be added - raising as much money as we can for the Wikimedia Foundation. How will this work? Well, its pretty simple. Any user interested in donating can submit a pledge at the Backlog Drive page (linked above). The pledge should mention the amount of money the user is willing to donate per review. For example, if a user pledges 5 cents per review and 100 nominations are reviewed, the total donation amount is $5.00.
At the time this message was sent out, two users have submitted pledges for a total of 8 cents per review. All pledges, no matter how much money, are greatly appreciated. Also, in no way is this saying you must make a pledge.
GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive
GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on December 31, 2013!
If you know anyone outside of the WikiProject that may be interested, feel free to invite them to the drive!
March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive
It's that time again! Starting on March 1, there will be another GAN Backlog Drive! There will be several changes compared to previous drives:
- This drive will introduce a new component to it; a point system. In a nutshell, older nominations are worth more points than newer nominations. The top 3 participants who have the points will be awarded the Golden, Silver, or Bronze Wikipedia Puzzle Piece Trophy, respectively.
- Unlike the December 2013 Backlog Drive, earning an additional barnstar if you reached your goal has been removed.
- The allowance to have insufficient reviews has been lowered to 2 before being disqualified.
- An exception to the rule that all reviews must be completed before the deadline has been created.
Also, something that I thought I would share with all of you is that we raised $20.88 (USD) for the WMF in the December 2013 drive. It may not sound like a lot but considering that that was raised just because we reviewed articles, I would say that's pretty good! With that success, pledges can be made for the upcoming drive if you wish.
More info regarding the drive and full descriptions regarding the changes to this drive can be found on the the drive page. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a message on the drive talk page.
I look forward to your participation and hope that because of it, some day the backlog will be gone!
GAN March 2014 Backlog Drive
WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive
Hello everyone! Hope you've all been having a great summer!
TheQ Editor recently proposed the idea of having another Backlog Drive in either September/October or November/December of this year. For those of you who have participated in the past two drives you know I was the one who organized them, however, come September, this will be my most important year in school so I will not be able to coordinate this drive (if it happens). TheQ Editor has volunteered to be a coordinator for the drive. If any of you would like to co-coordinator, please notify TheQ Editor on his talk page.
If you would be interested in participating in a Backlog Drive sometime before the end of this year, please notify TheQ Editor. Also, make sure to specify what month(s) work best for you.
At the time this message was sent out, the backlog was at 520 nominations. Since May, the backlog has been steadily increasing and we are currently near an all time high. Even though the backlog will not disappear over one drive, this drive can lead to several others which will (hopefully) lead to the day where there is no longer a backlog.
As always, the more participants, the better, and everyone is encouraged to participate!
Hello everyone! We hope you have all been having a great summer!
As we all know, the recent GAN Backlog Drives have not had any big impact on the backlog. Because of that, me (Dom497), Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor have worked on an idea that could possibly finally put a dent into the massive backlog. Now, I will admit, the idea isn't entirely ours as we have took the general idea of the WikiCup and brought it over to WikiProject Good Articles. But anyways, here's what we have in mind:
For all of you that do not know what the WikiCup is, it is an annual competition between several editors to see who can get the most Good Articles, Featured Article's, Did You Know's, etc. Based of this, we propose to you the GA Cup. This competition will only focus on reviewing Good articles.
For more info on the proposal, click here. As a FYI, the proposal page is not what the final product will look like (if you do go ahead with this idea). It will look very similar to WikiCup's page(s).
The discussion for the proposal will take place here. Please let us know if you are interested, have any concerns, things to consider, etc.
--Dom497, Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor
WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup
WikiProject Good articles is holding a new competition, the GA Cup, from October 1, 2014 - March 28, 2015. The Cup will be based on reviewing Good article nominations; for each review, points will be awarded with bonuses for older nominations, longer articles and comprehensive reviews. All participants will start off in one group and the highest scoring participants will go through to the second round. At the moment six rounds are planned, but this may change based on participant numbers.
Some of you may ask: what is the purpose for a competition of this type? Currently, there is a backlog of about 500 unreviewed Good article nominations, almost an all time high. It is our hope that we can decrease the backlog in a fun way, through friendly competition.
Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors! Sign-ups will be open until October 15, 2014 so sign-up now!
If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the four judges.
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