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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Enjoy the star! ReaperDawn (talk) 07:37, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

Things seem going smoothly in the Sasuke Uchiha review. Is it possible if you could do a source review there one of these days? Cheers.Tintor2 (talk) 19:40, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

New Page Reviewer Newsletter[edit]

Hello ZappaOMati, thank you for your efforts in reviewing new pages!
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The NPP backlog at the end of the drive with the number of unreviewed articles by creation date. Red is older than 90 days, orange is between 90 and 30 days old, and green is younger than 30 days.

Backlog update:

  • The new page backlog is currently at 3819 unreviewed articles, with a further 6660 unreviewed redirects.
  • We are very close to eliminating the backlog completely; please help by reviewing a few extra articles each day!

New Year Backlog Drive results:

  • We made massive progress during the recent four weeks of the NPP Backlog Drive, during which the backlog reduced by nearly six thousand articles and the length of the backlog by almost 3 months!

General project update:

  • ACTRIAL will end it's initial phase on the 14th of March. Our goal is to reduce the backlog significantly below the 90 day index point by the 14th of March. Please consider helping with this goal by reviewing a few additional pages a day.
  • Reviewing redirects is an important and necessary part of New Page Patrol. Please read the guideline on appropriate redirects for advice on reviewing redirects. Inappropriate redirects can be re-targeted or nominated for deletion at RfD.

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Speedy deletion nomination of Backmarker[edit]

A tag has been placed on Backmarker requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done for the following reason:

The article meets criteria G6 for speedy deletion; see WP:CSD.

Under the criteria for speedy deletion, pages that meet certain criteria may be deleted at any time.

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 "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 deleted 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. Centibyte(talk) 18:54, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Sorry; just realized that the article shouldn't be deleted. My bad. :) Centibyte(talk) 18:57, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

You've got mail![edit]

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Table talk (again!)[edit]

This came up after a user changed the IndyCar tables a bit without explanation, and it led to another user making this case for another table change. It makes sense to me (the Formula One tables are formatted like this, just without a collapsible option), but of course, it would be extremely tedious to make this change for all of the IndyCar and NASCAR drivers and their results tables. Do you feel strongly enough to make a case one way or the other? --Bcschneider53 (talk) 23:22, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

WikiCup 2018 March newsletter[edit]

And so ends the first round of the competition, with 4 points required to qualify for round 2. With 53 contestants qualifying, the groups for round 2 are slightly smaller than usual, with the two leaders from each group due to qualify for round 3 as well as the top sixteen remaining users.

Our top scorers in round 1 were:

  • United States Aoba47 led the field with a featured article, 8 good articles and 42 GARs, giving a total of 666 points.
  • Germany FrB.TG , a WikiCup newcomer, came next with 600 points, gained from a featured article and masses of bonus points.
  • India Ssven2, another WikiCup newcomer, was in third place with 403 points, garnered from a featured article, a featured list, a good article and twelve GARs.
  • United States Ceranthor, India Numerounovedant, Minnesota Carbrera, Netherlands Farang Rak Tham and Romania Cartoon network freak all had over 200 points, but like all the other contestants, now have to start again from scratch. A good achievement was the 193 GARs performed by WikiCup contestants, comparing very favourably with the 54 GAs they achieved.

Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews.

If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Cwmhiraeth (talk) and Vanamonde (talk) 15:27, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day LA, March 31[edit]

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New Page Review Newsletter No.10[edit]

Hello ZappaOMati, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

ACTRIAL:

  • ACTRIAL's six month experiment restricting new page creation to (auto)confirmed users ended on 14 March. As expected, a greatly increased number of unsuitable articles and candidates for deletion are showing up in the feed again, and the backlog has since increased already by ~30%. Please consider reviewing a few extra articles each day.

Paid editing

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Subject-specific notability guidelines

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News

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Chad Finchum[edit]

Hi Zappa, I was poking through the edit history of Chad Finchum recently. I was surprised to see that there was another iteration of the page before the one I created because when I created the page, I didn’t get the “this page has been previously deleted” message, as I did (four of them) when I created Austin Hill. Looking through the different versions, I saw that the PROD tag was placed but I can’t find at all when the page was deleted. I also couldn’t find Draft:Chad Finchum or a user sub page by the creator. Since you have vastly more experience than me, I was wondering if you could shed some light on the situation. Thanks, Willsome429 (talk) 15:45, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

@Willsome429: Looking at the page log, looks like it was deleted on January 31, 2017 for failing WP:BIO at the time (after all, he hadn't made a national series start yet). When you recreated the page, the original article's history was merged back a while later. ZappaMati 16:06, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
Never thought to look in the logs, thought it would show up in the edit history. Thanks again.Willsome429 (talk) 18:17, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

Arts Datathon![edit]

LA County Civic Arts Datathon!
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WikiCup 2018 May newsletter[edit]

The second round of the 2018 WikiCup has now finished. Most contestants who advanced to the next round scored upwards of 100 points, but two with just 10 points managed to scrape through into round 3. Our top scorers in the last round were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber, our winner in 2016, with three featured articles
  • Republic of Texas Iazyges, with nine good articles and lots of bonus points
  • India Yashthepunisher, a first time contestant, with two featured lists
  • Cascadia (independence movement) SounderBruce, a finalist last year, with seventeen good topic articles
  • United States Usernameunique, a first time contestant, with fourteen DYKs
  • San Francisco Muboshgu, a seasoned competitor, with three ITNs and
  • South Carolina Courcelles, another first time contestant, with twenty-seven GARs

So far contestants have achieved twelve featured articles between them and a splendid 124 good articles. Commendably, 326 GARs have been completed during the course of the 2018 WikiCup, so the backlog of articles awaiting GA review has been reduced as a result of contestants' activities. As we enter the third round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed in round 3. Remember too that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them. When doing GARs, please make sure that you check that all the GA criteria are fully met; most of the GARs are fine, but a few have been a bit skimpy.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:10, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:2015 Verizon IndyCar Series logo.png[edit]

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Image permissions[edit]

I saw BrandonHightowerCar.jpg on Brandon Hightower's page recently. I became interested in the file's origins and upon realization that it is his and it was released via Twitter DM, I didn't know if that would be a fair-use violation or not. My experience level with pictures and fair-use is next to zero, and I'm looking for some guidance if at all possible. Thanks, Willsome429 (say hey or see what I’ve worked on!) 17:42, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

@Willsome429: The main problem with Twitter DMs is that we don't have access to someone else's so we can't confirm the picture's site legality for ourselves. I'm not too familiar with fair use for situations like this, but I would probably contact the person who uploaded the file and ask them if they know who took the picture (since Hightower obviously couldn't have taken the picture since he was, you know, driving). If so, get in touch with the photographer and see if they're fine with the image being used on Wikipedia. If not, then it's likely a copyright violation. ZappaMati 21:09, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks much. Will do. Willsome429 (say hey or see my edits!) 23:52, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.11 25 May 2018[edit]

Hello ZappaOMati, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

ACTRIAL:

  • WP:ACREQ has been implemented. The flow at the feed has dropped back to the levels during the trial. However, the backlog is on the rise again so please consider reviewing a few extra articles each day; a backlog approaching 5,000 is still far too high. An effort is also needed to ensure that older unsuitable older pages at the back of the queue do not get automatically indexed for Google.

Deletion tags

  • Do bear in mind that articles in the feed showing the trash can icon may have been tagged by inexperienced or non NPR rights holders. They require your further verification.

Backlog drive:

  • A backlog drive will take place from 10 through 20 June. Check out our talk page at WT:NPR for more details. NOTE: It is extremely important that we focus on quality reviewing. Despite our goal of reducing the backlog as much as possible, please do not rush while reviewing.

Editathons

  • There will be a large increase in the number of editathons in June. Please be gentle with new pages that obviously come from good faith participants, especially articles from developing economies and ones about female subjects. Consider using the 'move to draft' tool rather than bluntly tagging articles that may have potential but which cannot yet reside in mainspace.

Paid editing - new policy

  • Now that ACTRIAL is ACREQ, please be sure to look for tell-tale signs of undisclosed paid editing. Contact the creator if appropriate, and submit the issue to WP:COIN if necessary. There is a new global WMF policy that requires paid editors to connect to their adverts.

Subject-specific notability guidelines

  • The box at the right contains each of the subject-specific notability guidelines, please review any that are relevant BEFORE nominating an article for deletion.
  • Reviewers are requested to familiarise themselves with the new version of the notability guidelines for organisations and companies.

Not English

  • A common issue: Pages not in English or poor, unattributed machine translations should not reside in main space even if they are stubs. Please ensure you are familiar with WP:NPPNE. Check in Google for the language and content, tag as required, then move to draft if they do have potential.

News

  • Development is underway by the WMF on upgrades to the New Pages Feed, in particular ORES features that will help to identify COPYVIOs, and more granular options for selecting articles to review.
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Brad Keselowski[edit]

I had already updated the top 10 results before . I was watching the race live. I have reverted your edit. Kpgjhpjm (talk) 04:39, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

@Kpgjhpjm: No biggie, but it's hard for me to notice smaller changes like infobox edits since the general procedure would be to update that and the results table. ZappaMati 16:30, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

@ZappaOMati: You can update them from now . Kpgjhpjm (talk) 17:02, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Which is Correct ?[edit]

In the article Stratosphere 200 , it states that the 2009 race was called Las Vegas 350 . But in the article 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series , it is called Qwik Liner Las Vegas 350. Which is correct ? Kpgjhpjm (talk) 05:39, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

@Kpgjhpjm: According to Racing-Reference, it was the Las Vegas 350. I'm guessing the person who wrote the 2009 Truck article used the 2008 race name and never changed it back (editing NASCAR pages a decade ago was pretty different than it is today, after all). ZappaMati 17:01, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Jay Sommers (racing driver)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 1 June 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Jay Sommers (racing driver), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after winning the lottery, Jay Sommers used the money to fund a career in NASCAR? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Jay Sommers (racing driver). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Jay Sommers (racing driver)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 05:34, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

How[edit]

@ZappaOMati: In the article 2009 Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 it states that Jimmie Johnson after winning matched Aryton Senna on 41 wins . When did Senna race in NASCAR ?? Kpgjhpjm (talk) 15:16, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
@Kpgjhpjm: Well, Senna has 41 F1 wins, while that win was Johnson's 41st in the Cup Series. Guess whoever added it was trying to compare the two for some reason. ZappaMati 20:25, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for helping . Kpgjhpjm (talk) 02:05, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you !!![edit]

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Thanks for updating NASCAR articles .
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Redirect[edit]

I have seen that on your main sandbox, 1986 ARCA Racing series ATL redirectso to Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 , which is a Cup race . The same is with the other ATL , so I request you to fix that. Regards, (Kpgjhpjm 's alternative account ) Clockist (talk) 15:21, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

NPP Backlog Elimination Drive[edit]

Hello ZappaOMati, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel: there are currently 2900 unreviewed articles, and 4000 unreviewed redirects.

Announcing the Backlog Elimination Drive!

  • As a final push, we have decided to run a backlog elimination drive from the 20th to the 30th of June.
  • Reviewers who review at least 50 articles or redirects will receive a Special Edition NPP Barnstar: Special Edition New Page Patroller's Barnstar. Those who review 100, 250, 500, or 1000 pages will also receive tiered awards: 100 review coin, 250 review coin, 500 review coin, 1000 review certificate.
  • Please do not be hasty, take your time and fully review each page. It is extremely important that we focus on quality reviewing.

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WikiCup 2018 July newsletter[edit]

The third round of the 2018 WikiCup has now come to an end. The 16 users who made it to the fourth round had at least 227 points. Our top scorers in round 3 were:

  • South Carolina Courcelles, a first time contestant, with 1756 points, a tally built largely on 27 GAs related to the Olympics
  • Scotland Cas Liber, our winner in 2016, with two featured articles and three GAs on natural history and astronomy topics
  • Cascadia (independence movement) SounderBruce, a finalist last year, with a variety of submissions related to transport in the state of Washington

Contestants managed 7 featured articles, 4 featured lists, 120 good articles, 1 good topic, 124 DYK entries, 15 ITN entries, and 132 good article reviews. Over the course of the competition, contestants have completed 458 GA reviews, in comparison to 244 good articles submitted for review and promoted. As we enter the fourth round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 3 but before the start of round 4 can be claimed in round 4. Please also remember that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them. When doing GARs, please make sure that you check that all the GA criteria are fully met. Please also remember that all submissions must meet core Wikipedia policies, regardless of the review process; several submissions, particularly in abstruse or technical areas, have needed additional work to make them completely verifiable.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Cwmhiraeth (talk), Vanamonde (talk) 04:55, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Happy Birthday[edit]

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<small> tags[edit]

Just a heads up: as of the beginning of this month, the Wikipedia software is more strict about closing HTML tags. I noticed you made a series of edits (such as Special:Diff/851110548 and Special:Diff/850169492) that added a <small><small> instead of <small></small>. Make sure to double-check these in the future (you can also install WP:LINTHINT to help identify these errors). --Ahecht (TALK
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@Ahecht: Crap, I'm an idiot. Appreciate the heads-up on that, I'll be sure to take a closer look. ZappaMati 20:34, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.12 30 July 2018[edit]

Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months. (Purge)

Hello ZappaOMati, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

June backlog drive

Overall the June backlog drive was a success, reducing the last 3,000 or so to below 500. However, as expected, 90% of the patrolling was done by less than 10% of reviewers.
Since the drive closed, the backlog has begun to rise sharply again and is back up to nearly 1,400 already. Please help reduce this total and keep it from raising further by reviewing some articles each day.

New technology, new rules
  • New features are shortly going to be added to the Special:NewPagesFeed which include a list of drafts for review, OTRS flags for COPYVIO, and more granular filter preferences. More details can be found at this page.
  • Probationary permissions: Now that PERM has been configured to allow expiry dates to all minor user rights, new NPR flag holders may sometimes be limited in the first instance to 6 months during which their work will be assessed for both quality and quantity of their reviews. This will allow admins to accord the right in borderline cases rather than make a flat out rejection.
  • Current reviewers who have had the flag for longer than 6 months but have not used the permissions since they were granted will have the flag removed, but may still request to have it granted again in the future, subject to the same probationary period, if they wish to become an active reviewer.
Editathons
  • Editathons will continue through August. Please be gentle with new pages that obviously come from good faith participants, especially articles from developing economies and ones about female subjects. Consider using the 'move to draft' tool rather than bluntly tagging articles that may have potential but which cannot yet reside in mainspace.
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You are invited to WikiProject YouTube[edit]

WikiCup 2018 September newsletter[edit]

The fourth round of the 2018 WikiCup has now come to an end. The eight users who made it to the final round had to score a minimum of 422 points to qualify, with the top score in the round being 4869 points. The leaders in round 4 were:

  • South Carolina Courcelles scored a magnificent 4869 points, with 92 good articles on Olympics-related themes. Courcelles' bonus points alone exceeded the total score of any of the other contestants!
  • Hel, Poland Kees08 was second with 1155 points, including a high-scoring featured article for Neil Armstrong, two good topics and some Olympics-related good articles.
  • Scotland Cas Liber, with 1066 points, was in third place this round, with two featured articles and a good article, all on natural history topics.
  • Other contestants who qualified for the final round were Marshall Islands Nova Crystallis, Republic of Texas Iazyges, Cascadia (independence movement) SounderBruce, Wales Kosack and United States Ceranthor.

During round four, 6 featured articles and 164 good articles were promoted by WikiCup contestants, 13 articles were included in good topics and 143 good article reviews were performed. There were also 10 "in the news" contributions on the main page and 53 "did you knows". Congratulations to all who participated! It was a generally high-scoring and productive round and I think we can expect a highly competitive finish to the competition.

Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 4 but before the start of round 5 can be claimed in round 5. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them. If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. It would be helpful if this list could be cleared of any items no longer relevant. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck, and let the best editor win! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13, Sturmvogel 66, Vanamonde and Cwmhiraeth. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:31, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

AfroCine: Join us for the Months of African Cinema in October![edit]

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Greetings!

You are receiving this message because your username or portal was listed as a participant of a WikiProject that is related to Africa, the Carribean, Cinema or theatre.

This is to introduce you to a new Wikiproject called AfroCine. This new project is dedicated to improving the Wikipedia coverage of the history, works, people, places, events, etc, that are associated with the cinema, theatre and arts of Africa, African countries, the carribbean, and the diaspora. If you would love to be part of this or you're already contributing in this area, kindly list your name as a participant on the project page here.

Furthermore, In the months of October and November, the WikiProject is organizing a global on-wiki contest and edit-a-thon tagged: The Months of African Cinema. If you would love to join us for this exciting event, also list your username as a participant for this event here. In preparation for the contest, please do suggest relevant articles that need to be created or expanded in different countries, during this event!

If you have any questions, complaints, suggestions, etc., please reach out to me personally on my talkpage! Cheers!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 20:50, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

7th Annual Los Angeles Wiknic[edit]

It's the 7th Annual Los Angeles Wiknic!

Sunday, September 30, 11:00-4:00 PM
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Hang out. Consume crowd-sourced BBQ! Bask in the glory of late September in Los Angeles (and the glory
of our new user group, Wikimedians of Los Angeles).
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We hope to see you there! JSFarman (talk) 02:50, 9 September 2018 (UTC)
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Help with Waymo CEO article[edit]

Hi Zappa! After your thoughtful reviews of my proposals at Kevin Plank, I wanted to see if you'd be interested in another biographical article that I've been working on: Waymo CEO John Krafcik. While I have prepared a full updated draft for the article (which you can see in my user space), to start off with something simple I'm suggesting the addition of an Early life and education section, as is common in biography articles. You can see my request on the article's Talk page. Compared with Plank, my suggestions for Krafcik are (I hope!) a lighter lift to review. In full disclosure, I am offering the updates behalf of Waymo as part of my work with Beutler Ink. Since I do have a financial conflict of interest, I won't edit the article myself and am looking for uninvolved editors to review and make changes as appropriate. If you get a few moments, could you look at this request? It would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance! 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 16:49, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

Hi again! Just wanted to let you know that another editor reviewed this request, so I'm all set on this one for now. If you do happen to have a few minutes this week, I would love your input on the Wednesday Martin (author of Primates of Park Avenue) article, as I have a short request there about updating her list of works. Thanks! 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 21:20, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
@16912 Rhiannon: Sorry for the late reply and not being able to get to the Krafcik edit, haven't had much time to check the site over the weekend. I've gone ahead and added the changes to Martin's page as you requested. If there are any more planned for Martin's page, feel free to ping me on that talk page. ZappaMati 21:54, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks you, I really appreciate it and no worries at all! I do have some other requests for Wednesday, I'll go through them a couple at a time, since they're mostly smaller edits, but ones that need a bit of explanation. I'll ping you back on the Talk page for those. Thanks so much for offering to review. 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 15:38, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.13 18 September 2018[edit]

Hello ZappaOMati, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

The New Page Feed currently has 2700 unreviewed articles, up from just 500 at the start of July. For a while we were falling behind by an average of about 40 articles per day, but we have stabilised more recently. Please review some articles from the back of the queue if you can (Sort by: 'Oldest' at Special:NewPagesFeed), as we are very close to having articles older than one month.

Project news
As part of this project, the feed will have some larger updates to functionality next month. Specifically, ORES predictions will be built in, which will automatically flag articles for potential issues such as vandalism or spam. Copyright violation detection will also be added to the new page feed. See the projects's talk page for more info.
Other
Moving to Draft and Page Mover
  • Some unsuitable new articles can be best reviewed by moving them to the draft space, but reviewers need to do this carefully and sparingly. It is most useful for topics that look like they might have promise, but where the article as written would be unlikely to survive AfD. If the article can be easily fixed, or if the only issue is a lack of sourcing that is easily accessible, tagging or adding sources yourself is preferable. If sources do not appear to be available and the topic does not appear to be notable, tagging for deletion is preferable (PROD/AfD/CSD as appropriate). See additional guidance at WP:DRAFTIFY.
  • If the user moves the draft back to mainspace, or recreates it in mainspace, please do not re-draftify the article (although swapping it to maintain the page history may be advisable in the case of copy-paste moves). AfC is optional except for editors with a clear conflict of interest.
  • Articles that have been created in contravention of our paid-editing-requirements or written from a blatant NPOV perspective, or by authors with a clear COI might also be draftified at discretion.
  • The best tool for draftification is User:Evad37/MoveToDraft.js(info). Kindly adapt the text in the dialogue-pop-up as necessary (the default can also be changed like this). Note that if you do not have the Page Mover userright, the redirect from main will be automatically tagged as CSD R2, but in some cases it might be better to make this a redirect to a different page instead.
  • The Page Mover userright can be useful for New Page Reviewers; occasionally page swapping is needed during NPR activities, and it helps avoid excessive R2 nominations which must be processed by admins. Note that the Page Mover userright has higher requirements than the NPR userright, and is generally given to users active at Requested Moves. Only reviewers who are very experienced and are also very active reviewers are likely to be granted it solely for NPP activities.
List of other useful scripts for New Page Reviewing

  • Twinkle provides a lot of the same functionality as the page curation tools, and some reviewers prefer to use the Twinkle tools for some/all tasks. It can be activated simply in the gadgets section of 'preferences'. There are also a lot of options available at the Twinkle preferences panel after you install the gadget.
  • In terms of other gadgets for NPR, HotCat is worth turning on. It allows you to easily add, remove, and change categories on a page, with name suggestions.
  • MoreMenu also adds a bunch of very useful links for diagnosing and fixing page issues.
  • User:Equazcion/ScriptInstaller.js(info): Installing scripts doesn't have to be complicated. Go to your common.js and copy importScript( 'User:Equazcion/ScriptInstaller.js' ); into an empty line, now you can install all other scripts with the click of a button from the script page! (Note you need to be at the ".js" page for the script for the install button to appear, not the information page)
  • User:TheJosh/Scripts/NewPagePatrol.js(info): Creates a scrolling new pages list at the left side of the page. You can change the number of pages shown by adding the following to the next line on your common.js page (immediately after the line importing this script): npp_num_pages=20; (Recommended 20, but you can use any number from 1 to 50).
  • User:Primefac/revdel.js(info): Is requesting revdel complicated and time consuming? This script helps simplify the process. Just have the Copyvio source URL and go to the history page and collect your diff IDs and you can drop them into the script Popups and it will create a revdel request for you.
  • User:Lourdes/PageCuration.js(info): Creates a "Page Curation" link to Special:NewPagesFeed up near your sandbox link.
  • User:Writ Keeper/Scripts/deletionFinder.js: Creates links next to the title of each page which show up if it has been previously deleted or nominated for deletion.
  • User:Evad37/rater.js(info): A fantastic tool for adding WikiProject templates to article talk pages. If you add: rater_autostartNamespaces = 0; to the next line on your common.js, the prompt will pop up automatically if a page has no Wikiproject templates on the talk page (note: this can be a bit annoying if you review redirects or dab pages commonly).

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Da Bears![edit]

  • The Bears are who we thought they were! Khalil Mack for Mayor! ―Buster7  00:12, 24 September 2018 (UTC)
  • @Buster7: Hell yeah! We are who they thought we were! ZappaMati 04:00, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

Welcome to the Months of African Cinema![edit]

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Greetings!

The AfroCine Project welcomes you to October, the first out of the two months which has been dedicated to improving contents that centre around the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.

This is a global online edit-a-thon, which is happening in at least 5 language editions of Wikipedia, including the English Wikipedia! Join us in this exciting venture, by helping to create or expand articles which are connected to this scope. Also remember to list your name under the participants section, if you haven't done so already.

On English Wikipedia, we would be recognizing Users who are able to achieve the following:

  • Overall winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd places)
  • Country Winners
  • Diversity winner
  • High quality contributors
  • Gender-gap fillers
  • Page improvers
  • Wikidata Translators
For further information about the contest, the recognition categories and how to participate, please visit the contest page here. For further inquiries, please leave comments on the contest talkpage or on the main project talkpage. See you around :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 22:50, 03 October 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.14 21 October 2018[edit]

Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months.

Hello ZappaOMati, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

Backlog

As of 21 October 2018, there are 3650 unreviewed articles and the backlog now stretches back 51 days.

Community Wishlist Proposal
Project updates
  • ORES predictions are now built-in to the feed. These automatically predict the class of an article as well as whether it may be spam, vandalism, or an attack page, and can be filtered by these criteria now allowing reviewers to better target articles that they prefer to review.
  • There are now tools being tested to automatically detect copyright violations in the feed. This detector may not be accurate all the time, though, so it shouldn't be relied on 100% and will only start working on new revisions to pages, not older pages in the backlog.
New scripts

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WikiCup 2018 November newsletter[edit]

The WikiCup is over for another year! Our Champion this year is South Carolina Courcelles (submissions), who over the course of the competition has amassed 147 GAs, 111 GARs, 9 DYKs, 4 FLs and 1 ITN. Our finalists were as follows:

  1. South Carolina Courcelles (submissions)
  2. Wales Kosack (submissions)
  3. Hel, Poland Kees08 (submissions)
  4. Cascadia (independence movement) SounderBruce (submissions)
  5. Scotland Cas Liber (submissions)
  6. Marshall Islands Nova Crystallis (submissions)
  7. Republic of Texas Iazyges (submissions)
  8. United States Ceranthor (submissions)


All those who reached the final win awards, and awards will also be going to the following participants:

Awards will be handed out in the coming weeks. Please be patient!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year's WikiCup, whether you made it to the final rounds or not, and particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup who have achieved much this year. Thanks to all who have taken part and helped out with the competition.

Next year's competition begins on 1 January. You are invited to sign up to participate; it is open to all Wikipedians, new and old. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2019 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Godot13 (talk · contribs · email), Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email) and Vanamonde93 (talk · contribs · email).

Kaepernicking listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Kaepernicking. Since you had some involvement with the Kaepernicking redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. -- Tavix (talk) 22:32, 12 November 2018 (UTC)