Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Apple Inc./iOS task force

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template:WikiProject iOS Invite[edit]

You might want to update {{WikiProject iOS Invite}} -- (talk) 06:10, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

(late response) Since that template seems to be for the iOS task force with WikiProject Apple Inc., I think we should just leave it alone and continue to use our own Wikipedia:WikiProject iOS/Invite (at least for now). The Anonymouse (talk | contribs) 05:35, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

WP:KIS label[edit]

Your WP:Keep It Simple label, {{User label WikiProject iOS}}, which makes

, is in danger of being deleted. See (Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2013 February 6#Template:User_label.) If you still want it, you may wish to move it to a project subpage. Feel free to review my planning page, User:PC-XT/KIS, and talk there if you have questions. PC-XT (talk) 11:00, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Since nobody is using it, it can be deleted if the community decides to delete all of the KIS templates. By the way, thanks for the notification! The Anonymouse (talk | contribs) 05:38, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
Ok, you're welcome. ;) PC-XT (talk) 23:03, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
The result of the discussion was move, so I'm updating the location on the project's main page. ;) PC-XT (talk) 04:33, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Apps Proposal[edit]

A proposal for a WikiProject Apps has been made at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Apps. As WikiProject iOS is a related WikiProject, members of this WikiProject are invited to join the discussion. Thank you. XapApp (talk) 02:56, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

iOS 7[edit]

Hi! I'd appreciate a little extra input into what is now becoming an edit war on the iOS 7 article regarding the inclusion of a proportionally large criticism section. I have opened a talk discussion there, yet IP editors keep re-adding the section despite a lack of reliable sources, and the fact that it causes extreme bias. I don't know whether semi-protection is warranted, but it'd be good if some people could help back me up; I don't want to fall foul of 3RR, so I can't protect it myself any more. Thanks!  drewmunn  talk  10:23, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

WP:DR could be of advice. But from the history, I think you're right. -- (T) Numbermaniac (C) 12:36, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
Cheers. I tried opening sensible channels of communication, but the editors in question didn't take the opportunity to be civil. I don't like whining for help, but at the same time feel that the content being added isn't in line with our policies and don't want it to get nasty or end up on DRN unnecessarily.  drewmunn  talk  12:49, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Stuff is getting a little silly at the article now, with a massive section unecessarily transcluded from the iOS version history, and the critisism section being reader without the cleanup tag. Could we have some more, constructive input please? If I do anything else there I'm going to fall foul of 3RR and the assembled hoards of IPs will no doubt just carry on as if nothing had happened if I get blocked. I'm seriously considering asking for semi-protection just to give it time to settle and the people trying to useful things to it an oppotunity to get work done.  drewmunn  talk  19:50, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
When things haven't been released, speculatopi and lies tend to follow. I suggest semi protection. -- (T) Numbermaniac (C) 23:57, 14 June 2013 (UTC)


Hello again! Following yesterday's Beta 2 release of iOS 7, the screenshot has been updated to show the software running on iPad. This image was taken from an online source (Softpedia), and depicts the home screen. However, unlike the shot previously used, it includes a number of icons for 3rd party software. This would require extra disclosure on the image description, but more importantly, how do people feel about using a such a shot as our sole depiction? Do we risk confusion over why Dropbox etc are shown as part if iOS 7? Thanks!  drewmunn  talk  06:50, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Requested move 5 December 2015[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page moved. Aervanath (talk) 11:31, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject iOSWP:WikiProject Apple Inc./iOS task force – To better merge with the Apple inc. project. — 2002:43F4:3ABB:1234:6599:A678:D07E:B60A (talk) 17:20, 5 December 2015 (UTC) Relisted. Jenks24 (talk) 12:57, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

  • Based on the lack of action on this talk page, I think work has stopped on this project, and similarly for any renamed taskforce. I would suggest mark it historical and direct people to WP:WikiProject Apple Inc. instead. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 11:39, 6 December 2015 (UTC)
    • There are three active users and I have invited a fourth. It is semi active. It's not "dead". Also I would not base these things on talk page activity I would base it on the project. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2002:43f4:3abb:1234:a4ed:4387:1b01:30cc (talkcontribs) 13:30, 6 December 2015 (UTC)
      • The standard action is to merge inactive projects as taskforces in overarching more active projects, per WP:MFD recommendations. Marking it historical won't help editors coming to the project to request help, while merging inactive projects to more active ones with a larger scope in the same area will. -- (talk) 05:55, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
        • Similar to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Optics, I would recommend marking this as historical and simply adding a pointer to Wikipedia:WikiProject Apple Inc.. It doesn't look like anyone is interested in maintaining this project, even as a task force, so it should not be foisted onto the folks at WikiProject Apple Inc. who have given no indication they want it. Jenks24 (talk) 12:06, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
          • If we merge it, it will become more active. I know it. It's semi active. A bunch of users maintain it. 2002:43F4:3ABB:1234:8414:C5C3:563B:8A4 (talk) 18:10, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
          • Similar to WP:MILHIST their task forces all redirect their talk pages to the main talk page, so that automatically improves watchers. That can be done here after this is moved. -- (talk) 10:25, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
            • Who are these users? Where are they? Surely if there were even some semi-active members of this project they would have participated in the several weeks this has been open. The last post on this talk page is from 2013 so I doubt that there are any even semi-active project members willing to maintain it, even as a task force. And regarding the suggestion to redirect the talk page, what is the benefit compared to just placing a big notice at the top of this page? At least that way WikiProject Apple Inc. doesn't get foisted with a task force (that will require maintenance) that they do not want. Jenks24 (talk) 10:47, 29 December 2015 (UTC)
              • This wikiproject started out as a taskforce of WP:APPLE, returning it to WP:APPLE hardly seems like foisting it on WPApple, since it started there in the first place in 2009 it was only converted to a WikiProject in 2012. That taskforce page now redirects here because of the conversion. -- (talk) 12:29, 29 December 2015 (UTC)
                • Seeing as Graeme Bartlett appears to be the only WP:APPLE member who has come to this discussion (and that project has been notified of the discussion for almost a month now), I think it is clear that WP:APPLE do not want it. Jenks24 (talk) 11:32, 2 January 2016 (UTC)
                  • Its clear that the Apple project does not "not" want it, in fact it would help people more than you think. Also the status template now reads active. 2002:43F4:3ABB:1234:C50F:C27B:E495:354C (talk) 22:54, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
                    • Support. IOS supported languages. (talk) 16:31, 9 January 2016 (UTC)
                      • Support. New title makes sense. BlueBirdo (talk) 14:51, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
                        • Commnet if this is moved, the existing page histories at the destination should be archived (both project page and project talk page) -- (talk) 06:48, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
                          • Oppose. Title wikiproject archive. --Uncyclomusic (talk) 13:30, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
                            • Support It makes sense to do it. (talk) 19:42, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

Old subpages[edit]

There are two subpages of the old task force that I renamed to avoid creating issues. They now reside at:

Cheers, --Aervanath (talk) 11:56, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

IPad (2nd generation) listed at Requested moves[edit]


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IPad (2nd generation) listed at Requested moves[edit]


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Proposal to create a new mobile games task force[edit]

I've started a discussion here on the subject of creating a new "mobile games task force" of WikiProject Video Games. I'm posting about it here because I feel that it may interest those watching this page. Thanks! Omni Flames let's talk about it 06:58, 5 June 2016 (UTC)