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Recruit new editors for the project?[edit]

Hi! We have our system ready, and we can start recommending editors to your project now. We'd like to invite some of project organizers to our study. Participants will receive two batches of recommendations. If you think the recommended editors are good candidates for your project, we'd like you to invite them to the project.

Please let me know if you'd be interested in participating, add your WikiProject and username to the table on my user talk page. Thanks! Bobo.03 (talk) 15:23, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

@Bobo.03: which study are you referring to? Nick-D (talk) 08:38, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi, @Nick-D:. Sorry for the lack of context. Our study is to build a recommender system to help projects identify/recruit more editors to contribute. We want to understand how effective our system would be, and how that will effect editors' editing behaviors. Here are the discussions we had previously in WPMH talk page: thread1 and thread2. Bobo.03 (talk) 15:54, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Also, here is a quick summary about what our system has been improved based on the discussion last time (see the link to previous threads for more details).

  • We only select editors who were active in the past week (comparing to the time the list generated) as the recommendation candidates, and remove editors who are blocked.
  • Currently, for the purpose of our study, we will send a recommendation list to our study participants to understand how different algorithms work, and how the invitation (sent by our study participants) will affect these candidate editors. If it goes well, we may start to post a monthly list to the project page in a regular basis.
  • We will create semi-auto template for you when you post on a new editor's talk page. You will see how it looks like when you are reaching those new editors.

We really appreciate your suggestions, and thank the members who have signed up for your study :) Please let me know if these sounds reasonable to you, and thank you for your interest in our study again! Bobo.03 (talk) 17:02, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

For info, there are a couple of invitation templates we use. They can be seen at Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Coordinators/Handbook. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 23:18, 18 August 2017 (UTC)
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:WikiProject_Recommendation is one link that some would be looking to find in the above. Personally I think that it all looks OK. MPS1992 (talk) 23:39, 18 August 2017 (UTC)
OK, that's helpful. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:27, 20 August 2017 (UTC)

Long-standing problems with chronology at Siege of Jerusalem (587 BC)[edit]

I don't know what to do about this but if anyone has an interest, their help would be welcome. Doug Weller talk 09:42, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Missing articles about Confederate monuments and memorials[edit]

Not everyone appreciates that I created these redirects, but regardless, I'm working to identify potentially missing Wikipedia articles about Confederate monuments and memorials. If any project members are interested in helping, here's a list of articles for consideration: Talk:List_of_monuments_and_memorials_of_the_Confederate_States_of_America#Articles_to_create. ---Another Believer (Talk) 01:25, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

Am I correct in thinking that some of these statues and memorials are being removed or likely to be removed soon, better to reflect modern views of the world? If so, would it not be more efficient to wait until the removal process is complete, and then document the memorials which remain, thereby creating articles about monuments and memorials that have stood the test of time? MPS1992 (talk) 23:45, 18 August 2017 (UTC)
I thought the idea was to catalogue them while they still existed. Hawkeye7 (talk) 01:03, 19 August 2017 (UTC)
Why? Surely if they are of note, then they will have been mentioned in independent reliable sources already? And if so mentioned, then nothing is to be lost?
If they are not of note, then we do not need to include them in this encyclopedia.
The exception is that for monuments of note that are to be removed, we might miss the opportunity to photograph them in their original locations, which I encourage everyone to pursue. MPS1992 (talk) 01:43, 19 August 2017 (UTC)
"wait until the removal process is complete" doesn't work. It is not a process, and it will not be complete. And the actual removals will probably be of note. Sammy D III (talk) 17:13, 19 August 2017 (UTC)
Most of these monumrnts easily pass GNG.Icewhiz (talk) 17:24, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

Operation Red Hat[edit]

Editors may be interested in a WP:MfD about a long-userfied, disputed version of an article that was originally deleted back in June 2013. The discussion is at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/OpRedHat. Buckshot06 (talk) 02:34, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

Vella Lavella articles[edit]

G'day, there has been a proposal to rename the articles on the Land Battle of Vella Lavella and the Naval Battle of Vella Lavella. A few more opinions are needed to determine consensus. If anyone has an opinion, please join the discussion at Talk:Land Battle of Vella Lavella. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 03:46, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

ANI: Confederate monuments list[edit]

Please join the discussion at ANI: Confederate monuments list. — Maile (talk) 21:55, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

Vimy Ridge maps 1916[edit]

Unternehmen Schleswig-Holstein I can find plenty of maps of Vimy Ridge 1917 but nothing for 1916, does anyone know of any? Thanks Keith-264 (talk) 19:32, 20 August 2017 (UTC)