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List of most viewed online videos in the first 24 hours[edit]

I am gonna add 5 more videos the list (I am gonna expand the list from 20 to 25 videos). Sergioca369 (talk) 15:58, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.


On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

If you would like to keep abreast of what is happening with portals, see the newsletter archive.

If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   07:40, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Merger discussion[edit]

The articles Pixel (smartphone) and Pixel 2 could potentially be merged onto the Google Pixel article. Any feedback is welcome and encouraged. The area for discussion can be found here. Plantduets (talk) 16:28, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

Extracting Paper ID from Google Scholar at scale[edit]

On Wikidata, (at least) one bot is creating entries for academic journal articles (e.g., Q38917924). While DOI and often PMID are included, a paper's Google Scholar ID is not because scraping the information from the Google Scholar website directly is being blocked when done at high frequency. This being the WP Google, I wondered if anyone here is aware of something like an API for Google Scholar, that would allow Wikipedia bots to extract the Google Scholar ID for any given paper? --bender235 (talk) 13:52, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

Notability of Pixel Slate[edit]

I created a Draft:Pixel Slate article just before the new year which was declined based on product notability. Is this an example of a Google product not considered notable? If not, it may be worth weighing in here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lengau (talkcontribs) 02:57, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

A new newsletter directory is out![edit]

A new Newsletter directory has been created to replace the old, out-of-date one. If your WikiProject and its taskforces have newsletters (even inactive ones), or if you know of a missing newsletter (including from sister projects like WikiSpecies), please include it in the directory! The template can be a bit tricky, so if you need help, just post the newsletter on the template's talk page and someone will add it for you.

– Sent on behalf of Headbomb. 03:11, 11 April 2019 (UTC)