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Citizendium porting[edit]

See User_talk:Rich_Farmbrough#Mark_project_defunct.3F. Also the lists at Wikipedia:WikiProject Citizendium Porting and All the best: Rich Farmbrough05:37, 30 July 2014 (UTC).



All the best: Rich Farmbrough14:13, 5 October 2014 (UTC).


Hi, I recently kick started this project. I think we could do the same with this one, but many of the missing articles we're targeting at Intertranswiki are beyond ones to be translated. I've started a stub focus every month with 10 articles to start for a given topic. We could also feature old encyclopedia ones from here to be started too to generate interest. If there is support, in fact, I can see a lot of reasons why merging the two wiki projects into one to provide better coordination with overall missing content might be a positive one, although I have expressed my feelings on the matter at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Intertranswiki#Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles. Although I do think it would be nice to have a highly organized directory of 50 million missing articles I think we have to be practical and look at what can really be achieved in the short term.There's not much point in creating vast banks of red links if nobody is really going to blue linked them in short term. Generally I think it's more productive to take small chunks of a topic and put 10 up on a board for people to tackle without the task seeming too big and putting people off it. So if I could also encourage members here to get involved with the transwiki project and we could select some of the older ones to be started regularly in with other transwiki stuff in one we might get more results. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:26, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Thoughts User:John Carter, User:Ser Amantio di Nicolao and User:ThaddeusB?♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:34, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

I think merging both projects is a good idea. Both have the same goal, Intertranswiki works in the specific region of creating articles from other Wikipedias.--Skr15081997 (talk) 02:41, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

The problem is I don't want people to be expected to have to plough through any big lists and regular contribute. I do think the Intertranswiki project supporting this one with content at times though would be a good thing.♦ Dr. Blofeld 08:35, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

This project has many lists of missing articles. An example is Wikipedia:Find a Grave famous people subproject. Many foreign languages WPs have articles that are missing from the English one. I understand that this project is much wider in scope but, just like you I also do realise that together these two projects can do a lot.--Skr15081997 (talk) 09:15, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
I can see the merits of merging the one project with the other; I'm sure the two will be working in complementary fashion on many occasions - merging them might make it easier to describe and create one broader set of goals. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 13:21, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
I think merging the two projects is a great idea Blofeld. Maybe one of the articles in this list will be the 5 millionth! Be bold and do it. :) Calaka (talk) 03:53, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
Maybe a more pragmatic solution would simply be to include a number of the red links from the lists available here in the future focus assignments of Intertranswiki.--Ipigott (talk) 09:56, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
If anyone wanted to do so, there are a rather largish number of pages at Category:WikiProject prospectuses and Category:WikiProject lists of encyclopedic articles (the pages in the latter should be moved to the former category, but I haven't gotten to that in all cases yet), which I think could at least have the articles of real length (2 pages or more) made a priority of some projects. Exactly how to do that would be in some cases problematic though, because they might exist under other titles or be the bulk of some extant article on a closely related but different subject. But, in general, I would support a project merger of both of the projects mentioned above, and if this discussion is sufficient for those purposes, I would support it. John Carter (talk) 14:42, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Copyright Violation Detection - EranBot Project[edit]

A new copy-paste detection bot is now in general use on English Wikipedia. Come check it out at the EranBot reporting page. This bot utilizes the Turnitin software (ithenticate), unlike User:CorenSearchBot that relies on a web search API from Yahoo. It checks individual edits rather than just new articles. Please take 15 seconds to visit the EranBot reporting page and check a few of the flagged concerns. Comments welcome regarding potential improvements. These likely copyright violations can be searched by WikiProject categories. Use "control-f" to jump to your area of interest.--Lucas559 (talk) 22:29, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Discussion of interest[edit]

Please see here: Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#How_to_populate_some_requested_articles_lists. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:44, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

US TV stations, genome glossary and mammals added back from retirement![edit]

I added the 3 lists back to the list. US TV stations and genome glossary I want someone to double check because the last person who edited the page is now a blocked and banned user so not sure why the redlinks remaining are still there (he also did some redirects to tv stations which I am not sure if appropriate). Mammals I looked through the original list and there are still mammal species to be added to Wikipedia (there are probably more than the few that I found but this would do for now). Kind regards. Calaka (talk) 04:28, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

Mad Max list change[edit]

I find the seperation of lists created by Mad Max into a distinct page to be thoughtless and unhelpful. Previously we could see all of the list-subject headings on a single page. Now they are split onto two pages. Users of this page have to visit a second page to see the lists, even presuming they're attracted by the single link (Mad Max lists), which I tend to doubt. So. Wholly counterproductive. Could we have a revert, please. --Tagishsimon (talk) 11:28, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

Apologies that you think that. I felt all the subpages on the main page to be getting a bit cluttered and hence why I decided to consolidate them all into one subpage. They can easily be added back if you wish. Go for it.Calaka (talk) 23:13, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

WikiProject requests at WP:AFC[edit]

Hello. I went through a few missing topics lists last month and found a number of requests that either existed under different titles or were sufficiently covered in main articles. Under this criteria, I submitted them to WP:AFC. While most of them were approved, a few were rejected for various reasons.

I was first going to suggest it be redirected to film studio, however, Category:Film company stubs states "This category is for stub articles relating to companies involved in film production, distribution, or promotion (not film studios)."

Gives a brief overview of Cook Islands as a British colony.

I submitted the redirect under the "alternate capitalization" criteria listed at the AFC creation wizard. The link was changed to a lower case "horse" and declined since the link already existed. A Google book search shows the capitalized title is used in multiple books and encyclopedias. (talk) 11:38, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Hello, I made a redirect for the last one, as for the Reginald Drax, not sure if Draz and Drax are equivalent/alternative spellings? Didn't see anything in the article. For the first 2 I am not sure, I will leave for others to double check. If you see any other articles on this project that can be redirects, feel free to suggest them here, or to me, and we will be happy to consider them. You may of course create redirects yourself but if you are not sure how to, then you can ask us to help you. Kind regards,Calaka (talk) 01:01, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

Requested lists at WP:AFC[edit]

Just wanted to inform the project that I've submitted several requested Sparticus Educational lists at WP:AFC: (talk) 14:44, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

  • At least one submission has been declined as a copyright violation and blanked. I'm stopping for now until this issue can be resolved. (talk) 15:46, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
The above is now all sorted, with all pages consolidated into 5 pages. Wikipedia:WikiProject_Missing_encyclopedic_articles/MadMax_List/24. After all the verified blue links are removed (which there is a lot), it may be possible to put all 5 pages into one big list on page 24. If anyone has time to look over the blue links and remove them as appropriate, it would be kindly appreciated. :)Calaka (talk) 10:52, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Redirects for the American history section:

  1. Liberia Settlement > Liberia#Early settlement
  2. Reconstruction Plans > Reconstruction Era
  3. John Kinser > John Douglas Kinser (redirect)
  4. House Select Committee on Intelligence Activities > United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
  5. Child Labour in the United States > Child labor laws in the United States
  6. Child Labor in the United States > Child labor laws in the United States
  7. Lynching of Emmett Till > Emmett Till#Murder
  8. March on Washington: 1941 > March on Washington Movement
  9. James B. McNamara > James and John McNamara
  10. The Fred Sweet Case > Ossian Sweet
  11. Camera Club > The Camera Club of New York (The Camera Club redirects to Bruce Woolley#The Camera Club)
  12. In Fact Newsletter > In Fact
  13. Woman Citizen > The Woman Citizen
  14. W.I.L.P.F. > Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF already redirects there so this may not be necessary)
  15. 2nd Battle of Albert > First day on the Somme (This is the redirect suggested by Wikipedia. The SE article refers to Battle of Albert (1918).)
  16. Slave branding > Human branding

Redirects for the British history section:

  1. University Settlements > Toynbee Hall
  2. Board Schools > School boards in England and Wales
  3. Chartist Newspapers > Chartism#Press
  4. 1833 Factory Act > Factory Act 1833
  5. 1844 Factory Act > Factories Act 1847#1844 - inconsistent votes on the ten-hour day; a twelve-hour Act is passed
  6. 1846 Corn Law Act > Corn Laws
  7. 1850 Factory Act > Factory Acts#Factory Act 1850 (the 'Compromise' Act)
  8. 1864 Contagious Diseases Act > Contagious Diseases Acts
  9. 1867 Factory Act > Factory Acts#Factories Act Extension Act 1867
  10. Factory Act 1867 > Factory Acts#Factories Act Extension Act 1867
  11. 1874 Factory Act > Factory Acts#Factory Act 1874
  12. 1891 Factory Act > Factory Acts#Factory Act 1891
  13. Factory Act 1891 > Factory Acts#Factory Act 1891
  14. 1938 Emergency Powers (Defence Act) > Emergency Powers (Defence) Act 1939 - different years?
  15. 1799 & 1800 Combination Acts > Combination Act 1799 - two articles?
  16. 1824 Repeal of Combination Acts ?
  17. Evangelical Movement > Evangelicalism - UK specific?
  18. 1831 Reform Riots > Bristol riots#Queen Square riots, 1831
  19. Charing Cross Pilory > Charing Cross#Civil war removal
  20. The Blucher > Killingworth locomotives#Blücher
  21. Pentridge Rising > Jeremiah Brandreth
  22. Elizabeth Jones (criminal) > Cleft chin murder

Redirects for the WWI history section:

  1. Railway Station to City Hall > Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria#Motorcade
  2. City Hall to Sarajevo Hospital > Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria#Fatal shooting
  3. Milan Ciganovic > Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria#Milan Ciganović
  4. South Africa in World War I > Military history of South Africa#World War I
  5. Montenegro in World War I > History of Montenegro#World War I
  6. French Air Service in World War I > History of the Armée de l'Air (1909–42)#World War I
  7. French Navy in World War I > French Navy#20th century
  8. Newfoundland Army in World War I > Royal Newfoundland Regiment
  9. Romanian Army in World War I > Romanian Land Forces#World War I
  10. Austro-Hungary in World War I > Austria-Hungary during World War I
  11. Austria-Hungary in World War I > Austria-Hungary during World War I
  12. Bulgarian Army in World War I > Bulgarian Land Forces#World wars
  13. French Army Air Service > History of the Armée de l'Air (1909–42)
  14. Anti-Aircraft Artillery in World War I > Anti-aircraft warfare#First World War
  15. Anti-Aircraft Artillery in the First World War > Anti-aircraft warfare#First World War
  16. Zeppelin Air Raids > Zeppelin#During World War I
  17. Bombing Raids on Britain in World War I > German strategic bombing during World War I
  18. Dogfights in World War I > Dogfight#World War I
  19. The Schliefffen Plan > Schliefffen Plan
  20. Creeping Barrage > Creeping barrage
  21. Chlorine Gas > Chlorine gas
  22. Food Rationing > Food rationing
  23. The Trench System > Trench warfare
  24. Horses & Mules in World War I > Horses in World War I
  25. Casualties in the Trenches > Trench warfare#World War I: Death in the trenches
  26. Mark I (Mother) > British heavy tanks of World War I#Mark I

Redirects for the WWII history section:

  1. Algeria in World War II > Military history of Algeria#World War II
  2. Austria in World War II > Anschluss
  3. Borneo in World War II > Japanese occupation of British Borneo
  4. Burma in World War II > Japanese occupation of Burma
  5. Chile in World War II > Radical Governments of Chile
  6. Eritrea in World War II > Eritrea#British administration
  7. Ethiopia in World War II > East African Campaign (World War II)
  8. Gilbert Islands in World War II > Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign
  9. Hong Kong in World War II > Japanese occupation of Hong Kong
  10. Israel in World War II > Mandatory Palestine#World War II
  11. Malaya in World War II > Japanese occupation of Malaya
  12. Manchuria in World War II > Manchukuo
  13. Marshall Islands in World War II > Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign
  14. Pakistan in World War II > India in World War II
  15. Palestine in World War II > Mandatory Palestine#World War II
  16. Somalia in World War II > History of Somalia#World War II
  17. Switzerland in World War II > Switzerland during the World Wars#World War II
  18. Syria in World War II > French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon
  19. Turkey in World War II > History of the Republic of Turkey#World War II
  20. French Navy in World War II > French Navy#Second World War
  21. Red Army in World War II > Red Army#Second World War ("The Great Patriotic War")
  22. Red Air Force in World War II > Soviet Air Forces#World War II
  23. Red Navy in World War II > Soviet Navy#World War II: The Great Patriotic War
  24. Pershing M26 Tank > Pershing M26
  25. Panzer Tanks > Panzer
  26. Dorsetshire (warship) > HMS Dorsetshire (40)
  27. Anderson Shelters > Air-raid shelter#Anderson shelter
  28. Morrison Shelters > Air-raid shelter#Morrison shelter
  29. BBC in World War II > BBC#1939 to 2000
  30. Firewatching > Fire lookout
  31. Germans in Britain during World War II > Enemy alien#United Kingdom
  32. Phosphorous Bombs > Phosphorus bomb
  33. Mustang P-51B > North American P-51 Mustang variants#P-51B and P-51C

Redirects for the Football section:

  1. Wages in Football > Football player#Wages
  2. History of Women's Football > Women's association football#History

Redirects for the Spanish Civil War section:

  1. Canada in the Spanish Civil War > Foreign involvement in the Spanish Civil War#Canada
  2. Britain in the Spanish Civil War > Foreign involvement in the Spanish Civil War#United Kingdom and France
  3. Italy in the Spanish Civil War > Foreign involvement in the Spanish Civil War#Italy
  4. Portugal in the Spanish Civil War > Foreign involvement in the Spanish Civil War#Portugal
  5. Soviet Union in the Spanish Civil War > Foreign involvement in the Spanish Civil War#USSR
  6. France in the Spanish Civil War > Foreign involvement in the Spanish Civil War#United Kingdom and France
  7. United States in the Spanish Civil War > Foreign involvement in the Spanish Civil War#United States

Redirects for the American Indian/Winning the West list:

  1. Thomas Wildcat Alford > Shawnee language (Thomas 'Wildcat' Alford redirects here)

Redirects for the Civil War/Military history/Bio/WW1 list:

  1. Confederate Prisoners of War > American Civil War prison camps
  2. Union Prisoners of War > American Civil War prison camps

Redirects for the Robberies, Heists, and Capers/USA/World Crime/Mafia list:

  1. Ida the Goose War > Ida Burger#Ida the Goose War
Comment: I have a pruned version for the section but I can't update the it since the website is apparently blacklisted. Do I need to remove the weblinks to the individual articles or should the whole section go? (talk) 07:04, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
Ah yes, I am not sure why it is blacklisted but if its possible, maybe add a link to the webiste without the link (i.e. instead of "[]", then replace it with ""). No need to remove the whole section, only remove the articles that already exist. While the website is blacklisted the potential articles (criminals or other people) may possibly be notable and so it would be good to keep the list here, with or without the links. I hope that helps.Calaka (talk) 08:17, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

Redirects for the Slam wrestling list:

  1. Robbie McAllistair > The Highlanders (professional wrestling)
  2. Rory McAllistair > The Highlanders (professional wrestling)
Comment. I'm thinking a few of these might be typos instead of alternate spellings. Bronko Nargurski (Bronko Nagurski), for example, doesn't appear on a Google Book search. (talk) 08:41, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
Are the misspellings on the source or on the list? If they are misspellings in the source, then maybe they can be potential redirects (as it shows it is a common misspelling as another book or website that talks about these topics then it has potential to be mispelled when someone is searching for it. However, if they were mispelled when the person who compiled the lists mispelled then its up to you to make a judgement as to whether the typo is a likely typo that many other people would make and hence a redirect would be helpful. If the typo is unlikely then you can remove the item from the list after checking to make sure the correct spelling is already covered on wikipedia. Hope this helps.Calaka (talk) 11:24, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
The links that were possible typos were those from 1-9 originally listed on User:MPJ-DK/references#The Hall of Fame: The Canadians, a pro wrestling book. I did double check the names but only Bronko Nargurski and Eduardo Carpentier were the ones that stood out. Normally, I'd fix an obvious typo but I wasn't sure if I was allowed to edit private pages. (talk) 23:56, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
Yeah editing other's pages shouldn't be a problem, as long as you tell them in the edit summary why. Thank you so much for all your hard work!Calaka (talk) 06:55, 28 August 2016 (UTC)
I made redirects for one I could confirm and removed them. I will leave others to double check if a redirect is appropriate.Calaka (talk) 09:20, 21 July 2016 (UTC)