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WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 11[edit]

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Newsletter • February 2018

Check out this month's issue of the WikiProject X newsletter, with plans to renew work with a followup grant proposal to support finalising the deployment of CollaborationKit!

-— Isarra 21:26, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Seeking feedback on a guide for students who edit articles in science communication[edit]

Hello! The Wiki Education Foundation is developing a guide to help students write about all topics related to science communication. The handout is meant to supplement other resources that they consult, such as an interactive training and basic editing brochures. We’d appreciate any community feedback on the draft, which you can find here: User:Cassidy (Wiki Ed)/Science communication. Ideally, we’ll send this to the printer mid-March, so feedback by March 12, 2018 would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! —Cassidy (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:52, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

John Harrison[edit]

We have an issue with his brithdate, see talk page, our article previously had March 24 (as do several books found with Google (hah!)), but Google Doodle says it's today and so there is now many sources that say today, but maybe its a Gregorian Calendar issue - if you have access to British sources in particular - that might help. Alanscottwalker (talk) 15:43, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

Comment on Proposal for WikiProject STS![edit]

(Reposted from Archive)Hi WikiProject History of Science! I've just proposed WikiProject STS to be a sort of sister group to this very project. I have no idea if it's a good idea to split STS off into its own WikiProject, given the existence of this one, but hey, I thought it was worth a suggestion. I'd appreciate if you took a look at the proposal and commented on it! We'd be a relatively small project, but if we can find 10 or so people who'd be willing to help out, we could get started on organizing the project! I'm also open to the creation of a task force within this WikiProject, or within wikipedia:WikiProject Science or Wikipedia:WikiProject Technology if we thought that'd be better given the scope. Again, let me know what you think! (Originally posted by Mathmitch7 (talk) 04:13, 16 November 2017 (UTC))

I've recently been considering this becoming a WP:Taskforce within WP:SCIHIST, coordinated jointly with WP:Sociology, WP:Technology and WP:Science. I suppose that this would involve creating a sub-page on this project. What do people think?- - mathmitch7 (talk/contribs) 19:08, 9 May 2018 (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   07:41, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Arthur Gobineau[edit]

Members of this project may be interested in this discussion. Beyond My Ken (talk) 02:54, 4 June 2018 (UTC)