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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) 15:14, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia Visiting Scholars[edit]

Hi WikiProject Philosophy,

There are two Wikipedia:Visiting Scholars positions open that may be of interest to participants: McMaster University is looking for someone to improve articles related to Bertrand Russell and the University of Pittsburgh would like someone to improve articles relevant to philosophy of science.

Through the Visiting Scholars program, educational institutions provide experienced Wikipedians with remote access to their libraries' research resources. The Wikipedian is given an official university login and agrees to create/improve articles on Wikipedia in a subject area of mutual interest. The positions are unpaid, remote, and usually go for 6 or 12 months. If you have at least 1000 edits, an account at least 1 year old, and experience improving content, you're eligible.

If the open positions do not overlap with your interests but you like the idea of a Visiting Scholarship, you're welcome to apply any time. The program is administered in the United States and Canada by the Wiki Education Foundation. We talk to a whole lot of professors and librarians and would like to start trying to connect good candidates with institutions directly, without waiting for the institution to issue an open call. In other words, if you're interested in a particular subject, fill out an application, describe the subject you're interested in, and we'll try to make it happen. --Ryan (Wiki Ed) (talk) 15:37, 28 July 2015 (UTC)


The usage and primary topic of Thus is under discussion, see talk:Thus (company) -- (talk) 06:56, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement![edit]

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Please note that Social change, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning Monday 03 August 2015. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by North America1000 23:40, 4 August 2015 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

RfC: Are personal pronouns (including "who") to be avoided for fictional characters?[edit]

Please take part in the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style#RfC: Are personal pronouns (including "who") to be avoided for fictional characters? Curly Turkey ¡gobble! 23:09, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

reauest on being religious or philosophic of an argument[edit]

there is a challenge on the talk page[[1]], on the subject that does the seddiqin Argument is philosophical or religious. I know this argument as philosophical argument because it is deal with philosophical concepts such as contingency, necessary and existence. though this argument used by those who are theistic, it does not follow that it is religious. we need urgently to someone who can judge about this problem.--m,sharaf (talk) 16:54, 27 August 2015 (UTC)