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If you wish to place a request for feedback, please click here. This page is for discussion about the "request for feedback" project and how to improve it. --J.L.W.S. The Special One 13:48, 1 May 2006 (UTC)


I've been wondering about this for a while. Why isn't the RFF page structured like the Help Desk? i.e. We don't get alerted when a new request has been made even if the page is in our watchlists? I get notifications but only for the specific subpage I posted a reply to, any new pages for new dates are ignored.

That probably explains why this page has little traffic when it comes to helpers.-- Obsidin Soul 13:07, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Yes, something is lacking, isn't it? The project page is on my watchlist (have zero recollection of adding it, mind) but I've seen nothing until you raised this here and I can see the project page is quite busy. So, I second Obsidian's call for action: I don't have the first clue as to what need be done to change things). --bodnotbod (talk) 15:25, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
The problem is, a very sophisticated system has been created which allows this page to build itself. No human or bot is necessary. I think there are two ways that can fix this. First, rather than use the sophisticated system, at the start of every new day a bot could be designed to transclude one new day and remove one old day. In that manner, there would be a minor notification in that a new day was started. The second, easier way would be to get rid of the subpages and post everything on the main project page. I think doing so could help considerably. In addition, I think that it should run in a way that messages are not archived unless they have received a comment. Editor review does something similar. Ryan Vesey Review me! 15:30, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
I have no idea where to start fixing this as well, like Bodnotbod. But yeah I'm more in favor of the second option (no transclusion, only archiving) as it would also get rid of the necessity of protecting the main index page, of which I've had two complaints on already. I'd also prefer that people who watchlisted the project page get updated with every new post and thus can answer on demand rather than simply be updated on daily page turnovers. It keeps this visible in the watchlist. The Help Desk and the Reference Desk pages use the same system, yeah? And they all work very well imo, even with comparably high traffic.-- Obsidin Soul 17:02, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Instructions re: request for response to feedback[edit]

While trying out the RFF page for the first time, I came on one element of the page I think could be improved. The editor who provided feedback to my original request clarified for me how to meet the request for response in the "After Receiving Feedback" introductory section of the main RFF page. In order to respond, one has to click on the date of the original posting, in "The previous few days of requests are transcluded below" section at the bottom of the introductory sections. Then and only then are "edit" buttons made available. I would suggest that the "After Receiving ..." section have added to it, to point #2, something like "Click on the date of the original request below to initiate a response." I think it could save future editors some time and/or perhaps improve response rates. Thanks. Swliv (talk) 23:59, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Sky Jessica Powell[edit]

Sky Jessica Powell

Sky Jessica Powell (born June 12, 1993) is an British model. Sky Jessica Powell is best known for her amazing photo's that can be found all over the web. In 2010 Sky began her Modeling career by signing a contract with the "Eden Haven's Modeling Agency" in the lovely Cayman Islands, but it wasnt working out for her at all. Sky left gladly, "This Agency wasn't, and isnt doing anything for me, i need jobs!" She twittered. Sky is now working with the Model and Talent Management of John Casablancain Miami florida. John Casablancas is the founder of Elite Model Management International, the largest and most prestigious modeling agency in the world. Sky has walked many runways, and has done a lot of promotions for popular places. This chick is definitely living the life of a celebrity; she has the best of both worlds. In 2011, Sky walked the Red Carpet in the Cayman Islands at Island Air. This young super-star has made it in music videos such as 'KMNITE - MY FAVORITE' and many more. Sky Jessica Powell Also plays the piano, writes songs and sings. She is very popular on YouTube. Before Sky was in music videos, she started to get many hits on her first single "Chase After Me" that was released on YouTube and Radio Stations. "One day i will release my first album and its going to be a BIG hit" she said LIVE. She is looking forward into doing Movies with Lionsgate, and commercials for other places.


  1. ^ sky jessica powell

--Ebanks 17:47, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

This is one of the most extreme examples of fanboy puffery I have ever seen. Was it written by her publicist? For Seventeen? (Aren't their standards higher?) For a start, why is she notable? (Pictures on the Web don't qualify. Neither does YouTube.) The tone is atrocious. ("Chick"? This isn't the '70s, or "The Good Guys". And using her first name is way too familiar.) Inline external links are a bad idea. If she actually recorded for an acual label, which was it? What "songs" did she actually record, if any? Have any of them actually charted? (Again, YouTube doesn't count.) And BTW, does qualify as a reliable source? TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 23:43, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

FYI userspace draft[edit]

If somebody is wondering why the rate of the requests were "minimalized" the last few days: I changed the {{userspace draft}} so that the users automatically move there pages to WP:AFC. (request a review, a bot moves them) and thus we have ~50 - 100 submissions more a day. Feel free to help us. If somebody needs help/tools or whatever, ask at WT:AFC or come to the IRC channel at #wikipedia-en-afc connect. Regards, mabdul 15:21, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

When did this get shut down?[edit]

Can someone point me to the community discussion that ended this process and redirected it to WP:HD? I am unclear on what discussion ended this. --Jayron32 00:03, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Ditto that. I recall seeing, somewhere a while back, the claim that the page was worse than useless since it wasn't generating sufficient responses. If that's true, fine, although another approach would be a campaign to get more people involved. Also, is it not arguably possible that the redirect should instead be somewhere else (Wikipedia:Article development maybe) or be a menu options. Not sure, but was this discussed? --Herostratus (talk) 17:20, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
The people who had worked here are (mostly) the same like the ones at WP:AFC and WP:HD and thus totally overworked since the backlog i really big everywhere. WP:FEED was shut down since the last two weeks nobody responded to the actual requests. It is def. so that the last and only contributor here was User:Chzz. Maybe we shold redirect that project page to his talkpage :/ mabdul 18:22, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
Hey, Jayron. Briefly, for right-now... -the page was failing to provide feedback to a large number of new users. They were just falling off the end, with nothing. I have tried very very hard, for years, to make it work; it kinda worked for a bit, but only due to massive efforts from fantastic users like SPhilbrick and others; they worked their collective arses off, trying to make it work... but it didn't. I begged, cajoled, grovelled, and tried SO HARD to get more folks to make it work. So hard. I do care, you know that. But, right now, with the resources we have, the users are better-served on HD. There's much more I could write about this... I could get into the fact that WP:AFC is heading the same way, that WMF rejection of WP:ACTRIAL was a fucking disaster, and that things need to change. But not right now.
There was no big debate here; it was redirected BOLDly; and I support the redirection. And I'm the dude who redesigned it. If it could be made to work, I'd be absolutely in favour; please, feel free to chat with me, personally, if you want.  Chzz  ►  18:33, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
Yes, that's fine then. Right, having a board which doesn't work is less than useless. I appreciate your work, a lot, and I trust that what you did was best. Herostratus (talk) 19:15, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
I absolutely appreciate the work that had been done here; which is why I send people here from the help desk. Imagine my surprise when they get sent right back to the help desk. Somewhat embarassing. It'd have been nice to know, is all I am saying. --Jayron32 21:56, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Trenzalore article restoration[edit]


I need another administrator to review a collaborative article call Trenzalore. It has been redirected to the [[Doctor Who] planets list by Tom Morris. I have serviced his requests to provide all of my resources and other supporting material. He says that where i retrieved my information was unreliable. To which i responded that has been around much longer than wikipedia and was designed to be a repository of knowledge before the idea caught on to the public. I would like to make note that the Trenzalore does not exist to prove whether or not aliens exist. It is for those with an esoteric understanding of future events in the doctor who universe to add their input. Which is the purpose of wikipedia. I will happily answer any question you may have. To reach the article please view the history of trenzalore. I have place a copy of the most current version. There is also other post that may help you understand the material.

Have a good day, Jerrydeanrsmith (talk) 16:03, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

It's being discussed at wp:DRV. What you are doing here is known as wp:FORUMSHOPPING and considered highly disruptive. Yoenit (talk) 22:52, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Lachlan Macquarie[edit]

I noticed in this article that the clan name of this gentleman is spelled differently than his last name. It is spelled: MacQuarrie. Is this correct? Thank you Ms Dale Gallaway — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:16, 30 March 2014 (UTC)