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Previous conversations about newbies, all in one place, so we can harvest ideas for solutions and not re-hash them[edit]

An un-opened gift from User:Penyulap

This is a library of sorts. Open 24/7. No library card is required and no fines will be levied.

Back on July 1, 2012, Dennis Brown said: "I'm seeing a lot of discussion in a lot of place regarding editor retention, but not a coordinated effort. This is that coordinated effort, a way for us to actually do something beside speak out in random venues."

Women in Red November contest open to all[edit]

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Announcing Women in Red's November 2017 prize-winning world contest
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Contest details: create biographical articles for women of any country or occupation in the world: November 2017 WiR Contest

Read more about how Women in Red is overcoming the gender gap: WikiProject Women in Red

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--Ipigott (talk) 15:58, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

OUTCOMES as a means to prevent editor frustration at AfD/MfD[edit]

Hi. I've been burned at AfD plenty of times and I think unintended results hurt editor retention. (No one wants "their article" deleted. Some people favor specific types of articles.) I think that OUTCOMES can help prevent needless head-on collisions between editors. I want to craft a nutshell for that essay so we can share a common understanding and stop the headaches and editor alienation. Please chime in at Wikipedia talk:Articles for deletion/Common outcomes#Second effort for a nutshell. Chris Troutman (talk) 17:52, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

It's not so much 'their' articles, as the needless sprees of serial listing at AfD of absolutely non toxic articles for which a clear precedent has been established. Some articles are listed at AfD by relatively clueless newbies who think it's cool to join Wikipedia and start patrolling new articles without any experience. Some are listed by established editors with a vengeance for some kinds of articles they just don't like. Either way, the people who get hurt are new users who have created non toxic articles in good faith. That's what has to stop. Many people still fail to realise (or pretend not to) that Outcomes is neither a policy, a guideline, nor an essay. It's just a factual report on how some types of harmless articles have traditionally been handled - sometimes in their 1,000s. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 05:06, 1 December 2017 (UTC)