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New articles on narrow gauge railways[edit]

I am looking for new Wikipedia articles on railways or in particular on narrow gauge railways. Are there any search engines, which can filter those that are let's say less than a month old? --NearEMPTiness (talk) 18:40, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Not exactly, but something like User:AlexNewArtBot/MedicineSearchResult (created by a bot) might work for you in the future. WhatamIdoing (talk) 17:15, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

m:Requests for comment/Global ban for Tobias Conradi[edit]

Per m:Global bans, I am notifying the project of this proposal. Everyone is welcome to go and voice their opinion of the proposal and about the user in general.--GZWDer (talk) 09:39, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requested moves[edit]

Hi all, there is a backlog of moves that are very quiet with little input. If anyone has any opinion at all on any then comment away. cheers, Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:10, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Deletion of photo[edit]

Dhakuri is on the way to Pindari glacier(you have to reach Pindary by trek and Dhakuri is next stop when one trek from Loharkhet side.) Why my photo of Dhakuri is deleted from here.Pls explain me. Thanks and regards. Sumita Roy Dutta (talk) 10:15, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

This is not a good place to discuss content disputes. I have replied to your comments at Talk:Pindari Glacier. ―Mandruss  10:37, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Heavy metal music....RfC on whether the guitar solo should be mentioned in the 2nd paragraph of the Characteristics section[edit]

There is an RfC on the Heavy metal music talk page regarding whether the guitar solo should be mentioned in the 2nd paragraph of the Characteristics section. To participate, see hereOnBeyondZebraxTALK 20:46, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Heavy metal music....RfC on whether the lyrical themes section should identify the Parents Music Resource Center as the organization that criticized heavy metal lyrics[edit]

There is an RfC on the Heavy metal music article talk page on whether the Lyrical themes section should identify the Parents Music Resource Center as the organization that criticized heavy metal lyrics for their allegedly misogynist and occult content. To participate, follow this link.OnBeyondZebraxTALK 01:46, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Improving Wikipedia#RfC: WikiProject name?[edit]

I started an RfC regarding the old WikiProject Wikipedia's move to Wikipedia:WikiProject Improving Wikipedia about a day ago, and seeing as only one other user has commented there, I've decided to come here to try to attract more community input. Everyone is welcome to voice their opinions there. CabbagePotato (talk) 06:20, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Gradual availability of VisualEditor for new users is now complete[edit]

Over the last few months, we have been slowly expanding the availability of VisualEditor as an option for editors. At first we ran an A/B test, and then a slow ramp-out for new accounts (A/B test announcement in May, proposal at WP:VPPR from June, note about it starting in August). This is now complete, which means that all accounts registered now will get the choice to use VisualEditor.

As always, if you have question or encounter problems, please feel free to reach out to us at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback.

Jdforrester (WMF) (talk), Product Manager, VisualEditor – 16:19, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Example news image wanted[edit]


Suggestions, please - I'm looking for an example of an iconic image, uploaded to Commons under an open licence, of a recent, unplanned, newsworthy event, to illustrate an article asking people to donate such images in future. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:53, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

File:2015 Tianjin explosion - Crop.jpg seems like a prime candidate. --MASEM (t) 17:03, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
Just the job; thank you. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:40, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Come see the New WikiProject Wikipedia![edit]

WikiProject Wikipedia
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You are invited to join WikiProject Wikipedia! WikiProject Wikipedia is all about editing the core wikipedia namespace pages in order to update their design both aesthetically and navigation wise and to update their content. All are welcome to join and anyone who joins by September 7, 2015 will gain Charter Member status and the first 15 members will have reviewer status. See ya there.

Contacting socks off-Wikipedia[edit]

Why doesn't WMF or someone at Wikipedia contact LTA socks who have a website and tell them to stop? Anna Frodesiak (talk) 23:43, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Between legal and CA this has happened on numerous occasions. If you have any specific examples I encourage you to email with them. Jalexander--WMF 00:07, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
Splendid. Thank you kindly, Jalexander. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 01:13, 2 September 2015 (UTC)