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Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic)[edit]

The Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic) has recently been created, a challenge for editors from this project and other Nordic area nations to demonstrate 1000 improvements and creations on English wikipedia. Sign up and add your articles there if interested!


On the article Järntorgsbrunnen, I removed {{Category:Gothenburg}}, which was apparently placing said article in several inappropriate categories (apparently the sames ones as Category:Gothenburg was in), most notably Category:Wikipedia categories named after populated places in Sweden, and added several appropriate categories. Okay? Articles should not be placed directly in eponymous categories, that is, categories titled “Wikipedia categories named after...”--Solomonfromfinland (talk) 23:00, 14 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   07:57, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Help in correcting two articles about Cochrane Rivers at Swedish Wikipedia[edit]

There are two articles created by bots about rivers called the Cochrane River at the Swedish Wikipedia: w:sv:Cochrane River (vattendrag i Kanada, Saskatchewan) and w:sv:Cochrane River (vattendrag i Kanada, Manitoba). This is because of a quirk of the Canadian geographic names system: there are two entries for the same river, one entry only for the portion of the river in Saskatchewan, and the other for the full course of the river in both provinces to its mouth in Manitoba. The single English Wikipedia article for the river is Cochrane River (Canada). The bot created articles cause confusion at Wikidata too, as the two articles (along with identical bot-created articles at the Cebuano Wikipedia, w:ceb:Cochrane River (suba sa Manitoba) and w:ceb:Cochrane River (suba sa Saskatchewan) ) have been imported to create errant entries there (the Manitoba article was imported as d:Q22517891 and the Saskatchewan article as d:Q22517908; the correct English article is at Wikidata as d:Q18150029). Could someone merge the two articles at Swedish Wikipedia? The simplest solution would be to merge the Saskatchewan article into the Manitoba one and update the Manitoba article with information from the English Wikipedia article. Alternately, one could create a new article and merge both old ones into it. Although I speak two West Germanic languages, my skills in North Germanic languages like Swedish are not sufficient for me to do the work myself! Face-smile.svg --papageno (talk) 00:56, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Done. If you find further errors, you can report them at w:sv:Wikipedia:Anmäl ett fel. It's OK to write in English.
Andejons (talk) 07:07, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
 Done Many thanks for your help, and for the tip for next time. --papageno (talk) 00:34, 13 July 2018 (UTC)