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Anyone here with views on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Grodzinski Bakery?[edit]

Keep/delete, whatever, but some debate would be good. I'm sadly occupied IRL with horrible stuff, so unable to throw myself in as I'd like. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 10:27, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

Automated assessment of article importance[edit]

Hello everyone! I'm currently working on a project with Aaron Halfaker where we are studying how to do automated classification of article importance. In case you're wondering who I am and why I'm the one working on this, I've added a short explanation of that at the end of this post.

One of our project's goals is to make article importance predictions for articles within a specific WikiProject, and we have been making good progress towards that goal. We are now reaching out to a handful of WikiProjects to learn more about how useful and accurate our models are. These projects were chosen because almost all of them mention what the "average Wikipedia reader" is likely to look up as a criterion when determining article importance, a concept that corresponds to our usage of article views as input in our model, and because they have a large number of articles rated as "unknown importance", something we can build tools to assist with. WikiProject Judaism is one of these projects, which is why I'm posting here.

During the past week I have been working on building a model that predicts the importance ratings of articles within the scope of WikiProject Judaism. The model uses data such as number of article views, number of inlinks from other articles (and what proportion of those come from within the WikiProject), as well as information from the clickstream dataset. I have created a page listing almost 100 articles where our model believes the importance rating of a given article should change, you can find that list here: User:SuggestBot/WikiProject Judaism#Candidates for re-rating

We'd love to know whether our predictions are accurate or useful. For instance, you might find that a prediction is not spot on, but enough to warrant changing the rating of a given article (e.g. we might predict Top-importance for an article that should be High-importance, but if it is currently rated Low-importance both cases warrant an update of that rating). If our predictions are wrong, please let us know about that too! There might be aspects of importance that our model does not catch and we want to understand what those are so we can see if there are ways to fix them.

While working on building this model, I also identified many pages within the scope of WikiProject Judaism that appear to need an update of their importance rating. These pages are also listed on the page linked above. For example there are many redirects and disambiguation pages that do not have an NA ("not an article") rating, and I've updated the rating of some of them. I have also identified some articles that do not appear to have a matching Wikidata item, or where the Wikidata item is labelled a "Wikimedia disambiguation page".

As I mentioned in the introduction, in case you’re wondering who I am and why I'm the one working on this: as part of my PhD I studied using machine learning to predict article quality, and I helped develop parts of ORES to enable it to make article quality predictions. Besides doing research I also run SuggestBot, a bot which recommends you articles to edit, currently available in seven languages. Thanks for your time, and I’m looking forward to your thoughts and questions! Regards, Nettrom (talk) 16:34, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

So as not to clutter the current page, may I suggest we comment at User talk:SuggestBot/WikiProject Judaism? StevenJ81 (talk) 18:04, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
From what I could tell this talk page is fairly busy, so I have no problem with having the discussion elsewhere, both pages are on my watchlist. I went ahead and created the talk page with a reference to this discussion. Looking forward to your feedback! Regards, Nettrom (talk) 16:36, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Pronunciation help[edit]

I've just added two Hebrew pronunciations to Rachel Bluwstein, but, while I am a linguist and Jewish, I don't know Hebrew nearly well enough to be confident of the pronunciation of המשוררת‎. The article would also (IMHO) benefit from the pronunciation of her last name, which of course is not Hebrew. See Talk:Rachel Bluwstein#Pronunciation. Please {{Ping}} me to discuss. --Thnidu (talk) 02:58, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Please comment on Rfc at Judaism and sexuality[edit]

Please comment on the Rfc at Talk:Judaism_and_sexuality#RfC:_Attitude_towards_Sexuality. Please also notice the extensive discussion on the subject in the sections above the Rfc. Debresser (talk) 19:52, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Popular pages report[edit]

We – Community Tech – are happy to announce that the Popular pages bot is back up-and-running (after a one year hiatus)! You're receiving this message because your WikiProject or task force is signed up to receive the popular pages report. Every month, Community Tech bot will post at Wikipedia:WikiProject Judaism/Popular pages with a list of the most-viewed pages over the previous month that are within the scope of WikiProject Judaism.

We've made some enhancements to the original report. Here's what's new:

  • The pageview data includes both desktop and mobile data.
  • The report will include a link to the pageviews tool for each article, to dig deeper into any surprises or anomalies.
  • The report will include the total pageviews for the entire project (including redirects).

We're grateful to Mr.Z-man for his original Mr.Z-bot, and we wish his bot a happy robot retirement. Just as before, we hope the popular pages reports will aid you in understanding the reach of WikiProject Judaism, and what articles may be deserving of more attention. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at m:User talk:Community Tech bot.

Warm regards, the Community Tech Team 17:15, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Relationship mitzvot and halahkha[edit]

Please comment on this question at Talk:613_commandments#Relationship_to_halakha. Debresser (talk) 09:19, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

After Rfc still need for input[edit]

Your input is needed at Talk:Jewish diaspora regarding the question whether the diaspora was the result of "expulsion" or "mass expulsion", and whether those who disagree with that are "historians", "some" historians" or "leading historians". Debresser (talk) 15:54, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

Links to Midrashim on Sefaria[edit]

I'm still trying to get links to CC versions of texts hosted on Sefaria. I'm finding that without editors "in the domain", the changes will not happen. In particular, links to CC versions of Sifra and Sifre and bogged down, waiting for subject matter experts to weigh in. LevEliezer (talk) 13:05, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

The bigger question is: Are the people active at WikiProject Judaism willing to allow free inclusion of links to Sefaria? I am; I think it's a fantastic resource, and one highly appropriate for use here. But others need to weigh in. If this WikiProject favors the idea, we can probably make it stick on pages we're interested in. StevenJ81 (talk) 20:44, 19 June 2017 (UTC)