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A couple of corrections on the current draft[edit]

From this draft page: it's GILBEY, not Gibley. And Philippe Beaudette has remained a community member and administrator throughout the time that he has been a WMF employee; it's not quite right to say that "[b]efore that he had served as an administrator on the English Wikipedia" because he always has done so. Risker (talk) 15:53, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

Thank you. I've fixed both items. Gamaliel (talk) 16:45, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
Apologies for the typo, as for the latter case I did not mean ttho imply that he lost admin rights on joining e WMF, though I can see how it would read that way. ResMar 16:57, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
No worries, ResMar, that's the whole idea behind collaborative editing, that together we make things better. Risker (talk) 17:04, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
(from a public terminal) And I shouldn't edit Wikipedia before coffee (look at those typos!). (talk) 19:25, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

History of WP[edit]

I used to be an active user. Most active around 2006,7. Back then we had a pretty fun inclusionist/deletionist battle. I think it would be fun to have a segment where "famous" deletionists and inclustionists recount that time. It would be a time capsule of that history saved for posterity. What do you think? - Peregrine Fisher (talk) 06:21, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

I like this idea. I wonder if you could find a way to contact some long dormant editors like kappa who were active in those debates. Gamaliel (talk) 13:06, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Before publishing this week[edit]

Gamaliel, Go Phightins!, and Resident Mario please note:

--Pine 06:43, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Has there been an outcome to the WLM debate? It seems to be ongoing AFAIK. ResMar 11:54, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
  • I updated the Discussion Report prior to publication. The Report (Josve05a did a great job there I think) took a strident tone, so I thought the title should mirror the tone.
  • Resident Mario has done an impossible amount of work for the Signpost lately. We are hoping to lessen the weekly burden on him but we hope he will be able to continue contributing in an area where he has a particular strength, covering internal WMF issues. Gamaliel (talk) 03:23, 4 September 2015 (UTC)
I'm sorry. I was planning on writing about the RfC regarding the WLM-thing, but got swamped with school work and could not follow it to the best of my abilities, and for this, I thank Gamaliel! (tJosve05a (c) 06:41, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

Wanting to help[edit]

Hi, I'm interested in helping out. I'm not great at copy editing, but could learn if taught. Not sure where else you're needing help, but would be happy most places. Jerod Lycett (talk) 03:09, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Pong ball in flight.svg Jerodlycett: Yes actually, we need another lead News and notes writer. To read up on what that entails see here and here. To learn how to use Signpost style see here. When you're ready you can jump into the resources and start digging here. ResMar 14:19, 14 September 2015 (UTC)
@Resident Mario: I'm really not sure where to begin on this as it's currently a blank page. Is there anything specific anyone is focusing on? I'd rather not work on the same thing as someone else, it'd be a waste of time. Jerod Lycett (talk) 02:07, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
Pong ball in flight.svg Jerodlycett: What I recommend is going to the resources page and then hitting some of the links there. Read what you find. What are the stories that stick out to you the most? What are the discussions that you think are most interesting or most important? Single those out for writing about, either as lead sections or as notes "in brief". It's definitely intimidating at first but you will get the hang of it quickly. ResMar 04:58, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Correct section for notification update[edit]

I'm sure many of you have noticed by now that the notifications change was reversed. More at [1] I'm wondering what the correct section to cover this is, given it was in the latest issue. Jerod Lycett (talk) 02:38, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Perishable statistics[edit]

Please don't forget that your pages remain accessible for a great deal of time after the "publication date". When including status updates or statistics, please consider noting the "as of" date or that the data is dynamically updated. I just read the article on wikiwork, and found myself constantly wondering how much of what I was reading is now outdated and how much is current. Thank you for your consideration. ~ MD Otley (talk) 19:36, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

Featured pictures[edit]

Thank you so much for making the newly featured pictures section a photo gallery rather than a text list. It's much better as a gallery because it enables readers to quickly see all the images without having to click through, and the gallery format is superior to a stack of images on the side. Keep up the good work! --Albany NY (talk) 02:00, 21 September 2015 (UTC)