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This is the Signpost central hub. To learn more about the Signpost, see our about page. To subscribe, see our subscriptions. To suggest coverage, see suggestions. For general feedback, see our talk page.

Submission deadline: 3 days' time!  Publication scheduled for late Wednesday, September 2, 2015.
Once all tasks are complete, editor(s)-in-chief Gamaliel or Go Phightins! will complete the publication process.

Weekly schedule[edit]

Our current standard weekly schedule:

  1. Thursday–Sunday: start. Start all pages that are to be included in the next edition, either on-wiki or in Google Docs.
  2. Monday: draft. A rough outline of topics to be covered should be in place by the middle of Monday, so that if a regular reporter is unavailable, the editor can find a replacement for that week.
  3. Tuesday, early Wednesday: mature versions. Aim to have reasonably mature drafts of all pages for comments by the managing editors, fellow journalists, and other interested editors.
  4. Wednesday: finish! Last-minute tweaks and copy-editors go through the drafts; publication in the evening.

Current discussion[edit]

Ideas for Signpost features can be pitched and discussed by any interested parties here. Items should be listed directly at the opinion desk or the special desk, submissions from which are automatically transcluded here.

From the opinion desk[edit]

The following proposals have been transcluded from the opinion desk.

From the special desk[edit]

The following proposals have been transcluded from the special desk.

From the review desk[edit]

The following proposals have been transcluded from the review desk.

Note from editor(s)-in-chief[edit]

Hey everybody, when you start a new article, please do it from the Newsroom or a particular Desk. That will put in the templates we need for every article. Please don't try to add them manually, you will miss some. Gamaliel (talk) 01:36, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Huh. The more you know. GamerPro64 01:45, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
Don't worry, you weren't the only one this week. I've done it plenty of myself in the past. Gamaliel (talk) 01:47, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Help for new contributors can be found in our recently updated style guide: Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Newsroom/Style. Gamaliel (talk) 13:13, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Article status[edit]

Irregular articles

See current proposals Add irregular article

News and notes

Not started

In the media

Not started

Discussion report

In progress

WikiProject report

Not started

Featured content

In progress

Arbitration report

Not started

Traffic report

Not started

Technology report

Not started


Not started


Not started

Regular responsibilities[edit]


WikipediaSignpostIcon.svg For more on the responsibilities of being a regular writer see our content guidelines.
Feature Lead editor(s) Contributing writer(s)
News and notesR Resident Mario Tony1, Go Phightins!
In the mediaR Gamaliel Jayen466, (Josve05a: finding articles)
WikiProject reportRD Rcsprinter123 Buffbills7701, Mabeenot
Discussion reportR Josve05a (open)
Featured contentR Xanthomelanoussprog and The ed17
Arbitration reportR Tony Sidaway, GamerPro64 (open)
Technology reportR (open) Jarry1250, Edokter, Rcsprinter123 and Godisgood737
Traffic report Serendipodous, Milowent (open)
Recent research In collaboration with the Wikimedia Research Newsletter.
Copy-editors (open) Graham87, Wavelength
Backup writer YOU (sign-up to the right, adding a section if desired) (open)


WikipediaSignpostIcon.svg For more on project administration see our coordination guidelines.
Task User Backup
Editors-in-chief Gamaliel and Go Phightins! Resident Mario (associate editor)
Editorial board Gamaliel, Go Phightins!, Resident Mario, Tony1
Publication manager
Responsibility shared by editorial board
Jarry1250 (publication tool engineer)
Social media coordinator
Responsibility shared by editorial board
Designer Resident Mario Ebe123, Matthewrbowker, Pretzels
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