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Request for Protection on My talkpage.[edit]

@CWmhiraeth: Hello , please protect my user page from vandalism now i am very upset , not once it has been vandalized before i have already requested to protect , but the admin does not listen to me , I will be grateful to you if you protect for a few months. Best Regards. Maniik 🇮🇳Any Help🇮🇳? Contact Me. 06:49, 4 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Maniik: I have protected your talk page for 3 days. If the vandalism resumes after that, please get in touch and we can take further action. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:16, 4 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Cwmhiraeth: Thanks for this Action. Can you set move protection on my Userpage and talk page so that only the manager can move the page.Best Regards. Maniik 🇮🇳Any Help🇮🇳? Contact Me. 10:41, 4 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Maniik: Has someone moved your user page without your permission in the past? I think you should ask a more experienced admin, as I am unclear of the criteria for move protecting user pages. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:09, 4 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ya! but by The Global Renamer.Best Regards. Maniik 🇮🇳Any Help🇮🇳? Contact Me. 12:24, 4 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Cwmhiraeth: my usertalk has started again vandalism.because protection is expired before 1 day I requested to you please protect again my talk as infinte semi protect , I am very sad for about that.this is my humble resquest to you.Best Regards.Maniik 🇮🇳Any Help🇮🇳? Contact Me. 12:36, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The IP has been blocked, but only temporarily. I have protected your talk page for a month. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 13:00, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK nomination of Giuseppe Scarabelli[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Giuseppe Scarabelli at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) at your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Alex2006 (talk) 18:20, 7 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

update[edit]

https://www.the-aiff.com/competitions/hero-i-league-qualifiers

Please revert outdated i league 2nd division logo and if can add new, also user report needed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.140.191.29 (talk) 00:06, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Holothuria impatiens[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 12 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Holothuria impatiens, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the impatient sea cucumber readily expels sticky white cuvierian tubules when handled? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Holothuria impatiens. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Holothuria impatiens), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:03, 12 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You've got mail![edit]

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DYK for Holothuria glaberrima[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 13 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Holothuria glaberrima, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the brown rock sea cucumber has been used in regeneration research? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Holothuria glaberrima. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Holothuria glaberrima), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Schwede66 00:03, 13 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Spatangus purpureus[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 15 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Spatangus purpureus, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the tiny bivalve mollusc Montacuta substriata attaches to the spines of the purple heart urchin, where it resembles a grain of sand? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Spatangus purpureus. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Spatangus purpureus), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:03, 15 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Montacuta substriata[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 15 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Montacuta substriata, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the tiny bivalve mollusc Montacuta substriata attaches to the spines of the purple heart urchin, where it resembles a grain of sand? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Spatangus purpureus. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Montacuta substriata), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:03, 15 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

the mop[edit]

Hi, Cwmhiraeth! I have a rather awkward question. I think that some time in the distant future, if i'm still around DYK (which seems likely, but with my adhd you never know), i'd want to seek adminship to help out with queue promotion. I know I'm nowhere close, experience-wise, but is there anything you think i should be doing differently as an editor? Any and all advice is welcome. Thanks in advance! theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/them) 04:04, 15 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Theleekycauldron: You are certainly doing a great job at DYK, filling a void that was left after Yoninah's departure. The DYK work is quasi-administrative, and that would be in your favour at an RfA, as would the featured list and good article that you have worked on, plus several articles I have seen at DYK. You always come across as helpful and pleasant. However, I don't know what else you do around the place. Do you take part in AfD discussions (apart from Erynn Chambers)? What about requested moves, new page patrolling, recent changes patrolling, articles for creation, and everything else? Participating in these activities demonstrates that you understand policy. Why don't you take an Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Optional RfA candidate poll to get some other views? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:54, 15 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for the feedback! I used to take part in pending changes and AfD (my stats on the latter aren't great, but they are what they are), and I'm probably going to go back to those, as well as looking for positions in AfC and new pages. One new thing at a time, though—jumping back into AfD is probably the best choice for now. Definitely going to get advice from the optional candidate poll—thank you so much! theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/them) 16:11, 15 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Secret Number[edit]

Hi there. I saw you pp lock Secret Number so I was wondering if you could also pp lock the Indonesian article since many people try to vandalize the page. Thank you BaaBaaTheSheep(talkctb) 09:10, 18 October 2021 (UTC) BaaBaaTheSheep(talkctb) 09:10, 18 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@BaaBaaTheSheep: I am an administrator on the English language Wikipedia, you would have to ask an administrator on the Indonesian Wikipedia to do that. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:26, 18 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Alright then. Thank you so much for the answer BaaBaaTheSheep(talkctb) 10:47, 18 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

/* Later years */ Chairman of National Committee on Calendar Simplification[edit]

Good day! Thanks for seeing this copyright violation. I guess this is because the webpage info is cr? So in order to get this historical info added to wiki I would have to rewrite the few sentences in such a way as to still convey the info and have it not look like the original? Marcwalt (talk) 14:39, 21 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Marcwalt: That is correct, almost everything you find on the web is copyright. When you have written the information in your own words, you should provide a citation to the source. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:02, 22 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Ziziphus nummularia[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 22 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ziziphus nummularia, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the wild jujube can be planted on sand dunes to provide erosion control? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ziziphus nummularia. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Ziziphus nummularia), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 12:02, 22 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Euphorbia caducifolia[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 23 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Euphorbia caducifolia, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the desert plant Euphorbia caducifolia is commonly known as the "leafless milk hedge", while Euphorbia nivulia is the "holy milk hedge"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Euphorbia caducifolia. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Euphorbia caducifolia), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 23 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Euphorbia nivulia[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 23 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Euphorbia nivulia, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the desert plant Euphorbia caducifolia is commonly known as the "leafless milk hedge", while Euphorbia nivulia is the "holy milk hedge"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Euphorbia caducifolia. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Euphorbia nivulia), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 23 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for Unprotect Battle of Montese[edit]

@Cwnhiraeth: Hi, I Requested to you Please unprotected Battle of Montese because I've Accpected Submission of Draft:Battle of Montese . This Article is Very NotableTopic ;I my Opinion this Topic Article of Are not Exist in Wikipedia. When I Accepted Submission of this Draft than I see This Page is Fully Protected and I did not moving this Draft to Article Namespace. Best Regards. ---✨LazyManiik✨ 12:16, 23 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Lazy Maniik: I think you should ask the administrator who did the protection and the previous deletion, Drmies. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:46, 23 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Cwmhiraeth, I think the draft's creator will be blocked soon. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 17:30, 23 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Cwmhiraeth: But you are also an administrator, if you remove his Protection then it will be good because no one will ask you questions and give reasons to you (User request),Even if I tell her that she is doing some important work, then I will have to wait for her reply. This is my humble Request to you.Best Regards. ---✨LazyManiik✨ 12:57, 23 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It is true that I could remove the protection but admins are not meant to reverse other admins' actions without discussing the matter with them first. Anyway, it is better to ask the original administrator, Drmies, who knows the history of the article and the reasons behind fully protecting it in the first place. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:02, 23 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Giuseppe Scarabelli[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Giuseppe Scarabelli, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that archaeologist Giuseppe Scarabelli made the only complete excavation of a Bronze Age village in Italy? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Giuseppe Scarabelli. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Giuseppe Scarabelli), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Schwede66 12:02, 24 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

November 2021 backlog drive[edit]

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(t · c) buidhe 01:58, 25 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

help needed[edit]

I-League attacked again (still level 1 and few grammar errors), so please if can unlock and ban registered vandals as best solution — Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.137.5.224 (talk) 05:50, 25 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Heterotermes aureus[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 26 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Heterotermes aureus, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that inside a building, the desert subterranean termite can form free-standing tubes descending from the ceiling? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Heterotermes aureus. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Heterotermes aureus), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 26 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Ancistrocladus korupensis[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 28 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ancistrocladus korupensis, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the liana Ancistrocladus korupensis contains a substance able to inhibit HIV viral replication? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ancistrocladus korupensis. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Ancistrocladus korupensis), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:02, 28 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Homalanthus nutans[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 29 October 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Homalanthus nutans, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the small tree Homalanthus nutans is a pioneer species, readily colonising disturbed ground? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Homalanthus nutans. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Homalanthus nutans), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Hog Farm Talk 00:02, 29 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

QPQ[edit]

How long do nominators have to do a QPQ? Template:Did you know nominations/Joe Youssefi was nominated for DYK on October 17 and I reviewed it on October 24, but a QPQ still hasn't been completed. I can't think of any valid excuse to not do one in a timely manner if the nominator has been active on Wikipedia. SL93 (talk) 05:53, 29 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@SL93: Well, DYK is a friendly place isn't it (?), so I should suggest pinging the nominator again after say a week, but if after a further week there is still no QPQ, marking the nomination for closure. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:01, 29 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In this case, more frustrating than friendly. I just found a 2020 RFC that was marked as resolved about how long someone has to complete a QPQ, but apparently nothing was resolved since nothing was added to even the supplementary guidelines. SL93 (talk) 06:06, 29 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's annoying, but time will probably resolve this instance in one way or another, and I find the best thing to do in such circumstances is to move on to something else. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:17, 29 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Signpost: 31 October 2021[edit]

GA promotion within 24 hours of competition close[edit]

Hi Cwm

A quick query about the WikiCup rules - I finished all the fixes asked for at my Talk:1998 FIFA World Cup Final/GA1 GA last night before midnight, but the reviewer didn't formally promote it until this morning. Is it still allowed under the 24-hour rule? Cheers  — Amakuru (talk) 10:22, 1 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Amakuru: That is debatable, the rules do not make any specific reference to the final round. I suggest you submit it in the normal way pending a decision. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:30, 1 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK thanks, done. I don't think it will make any difference to the placings either way, but worth knowing if it should be included or not anyway. CHeers  — Amakuru (talk) 10:34, 1 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Amakuru: Be warned that there was a flurry of last minute activity and the bot stopped processing the submissions four hours before midnight. I'm working on the adjustments needed now. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:38, 1 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Indeed, I appear to be in second place right now, but the last-minute changes definitely pushed me back to third, no doubt about that!  — Amakuru (talk) 10:48, 1 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'd just like to register my apologies to Amakuru, I was feeling unwell last night and managed to do the review but not the closure, which I enacted pretty much as the first action upon waking this morning. While it might not matter, it would be a pity to deny the points given the circumstances. This is, after all, about the "fun" and not "the rules".... The Rambling Man (Keep wearing the mask...) 11:01, 1 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

can he be warned for reverting vandalism by guessing ip edits[edit]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:MobileDiff/1053175286 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.140.183.172 (talk) 19:03, 2 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Note that this is a sock of perma banned user who was blocked so many times over the last two years for making racist, nationalistic, ethnical slurs and even posting death threats to at least two users, on top of disrupting articles with some weird obsessions over things like empty spaces in infoboxes between "=" symbol etc. Snowflake91 (talk) 19:51, 2 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiCup 2021 November newsletter[edit]

The WikiCup is over for another year and the finalists can relax! Our Champion this year is Botswana The Rambling Man (submissions), who amassed over 5000 points in the final round, achieving 8 featured articles and almost 500 reviews. It was a very competitive round; seven of the finalists achieved over 1000 points in the round (enough to win the 2019 contest), and three scored over 3000 (enough to win the 2020 event). Our 2021 finalists and their scores were:

  1. Botswana The Rambling Man (submissions) with 5072 points
  2. England Lee Vilenski (submissions) with 3276 points
  3. Rwanda Amakuru (submissions) with 3197 points
  4. New York (state) Epicgenius (submissions) with 1611 points
  5. Standard of Oliver Cromwell (1653–1659).svg Gog the Mild (submissions) with 1571 points
  6. Zulu (International Code of Signals) BennyOnTheLoose (submissions) with 1420 points
  7. Bennington Flag.svg Hog Farm (submissions) with 1043 points
  8. Republic of Venice Bloom6132 (submissions) with 528 points

All those who reached the final round will win awards. The following special awards will be made based on high performance in particular areas of content creation and review. Awards will be handed out in the next few days.

Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year's WikiCup, whether they made it to the final round or not, and particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup, some of whom did very well. Wikipedia has benefitted greatly from the quality creations, expansions and improvements made, and the numerous reviews performed. Thanks to all who have taken part and helped out with the competition, not forgetting User:Jarry1250, who runs the scoring bot.

If you have views on whether the rules or scoring need adjustment for next year's contest, please comment on the WikiCup talk page. Next year's competition will begin on 1 January. You are invited to sign up to participate; the WikiCup is open to all Wikipedians, both novices and experienced editors, and we hope to see you all in the 2022 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:55, 3 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Microberlinia bisulcata[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 5 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Microberlinia bisulcata, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the African zebrawood is in danger of becoming extinct? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Microberlinia bisulcata. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Microberlinia bisulcata), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 5 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Purple Star Hook update
Your hook reached 14,122 views (568.7 per hour), making it one of the most viewed hooks of November 2021—nice work!

theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/them) 07:16, 9 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Taraxacum arcticum[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 6 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Taraxacum arcticum, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that flowers of the arctic dandelion do not need to be pollinated in order to set seed? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Taraxacum arcticum. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Taraxacum arcticum), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:53, 6 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sounds fantastic![edit]

Cwmhiraeth, Let's try for the same basic format - let me know if you want somthing a bit different - in "WikiCup report". Publication will be Sunday November 28 - after the US holiday on Thursday. If you could get me the copy the previous Wednesday the 24th, I'd appreciate it. Though a couple of days later would be ok. Thanks. Smallbones(smalltalk) 19:50, 6 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cwmhiraeth[edit]

I initially wondered why you hadn't contributed to this. I then realised you likely had a COI :) AleatoryPonderings (???) (!!!) 01:55, 7 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I watched from the sidelines! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:17, 7 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
November songs
Sunrays in foggy forest, Ehrenbach.jpg
Love it! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:58, 7 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks Gerda, keep up your spirits! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:48, 7 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I try. The memory of SlimVirgin is pictured again, in the context about my dangerous thoughts about arbcom. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:54, 29 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I was going to congratulate you on this, but I am too late. Scorpions13256 (talk) 23:51, 7 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Amazing! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:30, 8 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Berthellina edwardsii[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 15 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Berthellina edwardsii, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the sea slug Berthellina edwardsii secretes a white acidic fluid that is distasteful to fish? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Berthellina edwardsii. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Berthellina edwardsii), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Ritchie333 (talk) 12:03, 15 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Cola verticillata[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 18 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Cola verticillata, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that although the fruits of Cola verticillata are considered inedible, they contain caffeine and are used to make a beverage? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Cola verticillata. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Cola verticillata), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 18 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Halimeda opuntia[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 18 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Halimeda opuntia, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that when watercress algae grows on degraded coral reefs, coral larvae settle on the seaweed as readily as they do on the rubble substrate? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Halimeda opuntia. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Halimeda opuntia), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:02, 18 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Oscarella tuberculata[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 19 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Oscarella tuberculata, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Oscarella tuberculata can reproduce by budding in a process unique among sponges? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Oscarella tuberculata. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Oscarella tuberculata), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 00:02, 19 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

quick question[edit]

you've got wikipedia's green thumb in a box somewhere, so I've got a question: I'm trying to write an article on Puccinia porri, but I'm not sure where to start on finding sources—where should I look? is there something in the wikipedia library that can help? theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/them) 21:46, 19 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

also, I came across User:Bilorv/Challenges this morning and I thought it'd be interesting to see if you had done a few of the things—i realize I probably should have asked you about that first. I can remove what I put in, if you'd like? theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/them) 23:30, 19 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Theleekycauldron: About Puccinia porri, Google produces 44,700 search results so I don't think you will find a problem. Although some journal articles may be useful for the sort of information you will be including, a lot of them are too technical. I use Google Scholar to see what is available. I look forward to seeing your article on DYK.
I had not heard of Bilorv's challenge before, but I will take a look, as I may qualify for one or two more categories. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:31, 20 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
thank you so much! I created the article Puccinia allii, and hopefully the reviewer will walk me through any glaring mistakes i've made. thanks for the point in the right direction, it really helped! :) theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/them) 08:15, 28 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Philinopsis depicta[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 22 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Philinopsis depicta, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the sea slug Philinopsis depicta has no radula or jaws, and is thought to protrude its foregut and suck up its prey whole? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Philinopsis depicta. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Philinopsis depicta), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:03, 22 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Annotated[edit]

You created Template:POTD/2021-11-28. It says "The picture is annotated; move the mouse pointer over the image to identify the persons shown." That feature doesn't work for me. When I mouse over one of the faces, or anything else in the picture, it shows the title "A Meeting in the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters", but it doesn't identify the person. Windows 10. I tried Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome, and the problem occurs both places. Art LaPella (talk) 06:29, 22 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Art LaPella: It seems to work here, but doing things with POTD templates is beyond my capabilities. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:39, 22 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
When I move my mouse over that picture, it shows nothing but a hand (a usual icon for something that can be clicked). Beyond my capabilities too. Art LaPella (talk) 06:47, 22 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We might ask Ravenpuff. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:54, 22 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Art LaPella: Actually, I have explained in the caption that right-clicking the image accesses the annotations. Does that work for you? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:27, 22 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Morning here. No, right clicking shows a list of 18 browser choices starting with "Open link in new tab", but nothing identifying anyone. Art LaPella (talk) 14:58, 22 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Same result on Chrome (except the 18 choices became 12). Same on my wife's Windows 10 computer. Art LaPella (talk) 15:09, 22 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If necessary, I can just remove the mention of it being annotated. @Ravenpuff: Are you able to help? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:01, 22 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Cwmhiraeth and Art LaPella: The annotation function seems to be something unique to the Commons file page, and doesn't appear in a thumbnail or the Wikipedia file page. We could perhaps add a link below the blurb to the annotated version (i.e. Commons) or include the link in the blurb itself (I would prefer the former since it makes it more discreet). In any case, right-clicking on the image won't do anything special here. — RAVENPVFF · talk · 00:33, 24 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ravenpuff:And even the Commons version only works if I wait a few seconds before moving the mouse into the image. It doesn't work if I move the mouse into the image too early and then wait. Art LaPella (talk) 06:39, 24 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Cwmhiraeth and Art LaPella: As suggested above, I've (BOLDly) removed the sentence about right-clicking and added a link to the Commons annotated version. The results of this can be seen here. Feel free to remove or tweak this if desired. — RAVENPVFF · talk · 00:15, 27 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Luidia maculata[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 23 November 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Luidia maculata, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the starfish Luidia maculata eats its prey whole, and often leaves behind inedible fragments in the hollow in which it was lying? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Luidia maculata. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Luidia maculata), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:03, 23 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Revdel request: potential libel[edit]

See this edit. I have reverted but I don't know if that is enough? Thanks.--John Maynard Friedman (talk) 19:25, 24 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. The IP is a menace. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:29, 24 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Signpost: 29 November 2021[edit]

DYK for Thromidia catalai[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 1 December 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Thromidia catalai, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the starfish Thromidia catalai (pictured) can weigh as much as 6 kilograms (13 lb)? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Thromidia catalai. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Thromidia catalai), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 1 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Thuridilla vataae[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 2 December 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Thuridilla vataae, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the sea slug Thuridilla vataae collects and stores its worn-out teeth in a sac in its mouth? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Thuridilla vataae. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Thuridilla vataae), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:03, 2 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Administrators will no longer be autopatrolled[edit]

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DYK for Walkeria tuberosa[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 8 December 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Walkeria tuberosa, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the bryozoan Walkeria tuberosa is sometimes referred to as Valkeria tuberosa despite being named after the Scottish natural historian John Walker? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Walkeria tuberosa. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Walkeria tuberosa), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 8 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sarah Schkeeper[edit]

On Sarah Schkeeper, I have checked the sources, looked also for others which would confirm her notability, but was not really successful. [This] is what comes when I search for Schkeeper. Facebook Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and a patient of the month mention in a therapeutical facility etc. The article that seems to have her mentioned more than once is a 404. The actual author of the article seems to be against, that her personal information is on wikipedia. The personal info is unsourced, but there has been a lot of rollback (also by myself) admin action, so I thought I'd ask what to do? I suggest if he unnotability is confirmed we could do the author a favor and delete the page as wished.:) Paradise Chronicle (talk) 07:16, 8 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I found something now, she seems to be an active member of the Richmond Black Widows but Sarah Schkeeper seems to be the only player with an own Wikipedia article so far. Paradise Chronicle (talk) 07:26, 8 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Paradise Chronicle: I think she meets the notability criteria for sportspeople, so even if the references given are rubbish, the article should be retained. I think the policy is that as an encyclopaedia, Wikipedia can include articles on all notable individuals, whether they like it or not. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 07:28, 8 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Walkeria uva[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 12 December 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Walkeria uva, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the colonial bryozoan Walkeria uva is sometimes only detectable by accident? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Walkeria uva. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Walkeria uva), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 12 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question[edit]

Hi, Cw!! Long time, no exchanges and I'm missing that since you've become an admin. Hope all is well. Anyway...I vaguely remember something about adding or not including information in taxoboxes, but I don't recall what consensus agreed to relative to IUCN Red List. Did we agree to not include the status in the taxobox if the species is LC? Atsme 💬 📧 16:56, 12 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Atsme: Indeed, our paths have not crossed for some time. As an admin, I have mostly helped at RFPP, done revision deletion requests and helped at DYK. My blocking rate is about one per month, and those are mostly vandals who continue vandalising after a final warning. I don't remember any discussion about taxoboxes and the IUCN Red List status. Personally I would include the information whatever the status. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:57, 12 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Paratachardina lobata[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 14 December 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Paratachardina lobata, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that on a wax-myrtle plant, 42 mature lobate lac scales were recorded on a 1 cm (0.4 in) section of twig? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Paratachardina lobata. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Paratachardina lobata), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:03, 14 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Starfish[edit]

Hello. Would you be able to find a source(s) for the first two sentences of the "Sexual reproduction" section? They don't seem to be supported by cite 29. Thanks. 21:37, 14 December 2021 (UTC)

 Done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:41, 15 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

James Bond[edit]

You protected List of James Bond films from a disruptive IP-hopper, who resumed edit-warring as soon as the protection expired. Could you take another look? Thanks - wolf 22:06, 17 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:57, 18 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:POTD/2021-12-28[edit]

Hi. That file was recently posted on Template:POTD/2021-12-15. (CC) Tbhotch 05:20, 19 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Tbhotch: So it was. The editor who added it for the 15th failed to follow the proper procedure and mark the fact on the file's local description page. I will replace the 28th December POTD. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:10, 19 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy holidays[edit]

Everlasting Fireworks looped
Bring on the cheer!

Hi Cwmhiraeth, Thank you for your help with the DYK process and everything you do for the community!
May you have a bright and beautiful holiday season

and a happy and healthy 2022!

Netherzone (talk) 17:02, 20 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Netherzone (talk) 17:02, 20 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks, Netherzone. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:33, 20 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merry Christmas[edit]

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Or Season's Greetings or Happy Winter Solstice! As the year winds to a close, I would like to take a moment to recognize your hard work and offer heartfelt gratitude for all you do for Wikipedia. May this Holiday Season bring you nothing but joy, health and prosperity. Onel5969 TT me 22:55, 21 December 2021 (UTC)
Reply[reply]
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Merry Christmas[edit]

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Merry Christmas 2021[edit]

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The Signpost: 28 December 2021[edit]

GAN Backlog Drive – January 2022[edit]

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Merchandise giveaway nomination[edit]

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Happy New Year + WikiCup[edit]

Hi Cwmhiraeth

First of all, wishing you and yours a very happy new year and hoping it's a great 2022 for you!

Also excited to see the WikiCup back, not sure if I'll be able to replicate my podium finish from last time, but it's certainly fun to take part. On a technical point, I see you've set up a table at Wikipedia:WikiCup/History/2021 but wondering if you meant to do that at Wikipedia:WikiCup/History/2022? Cheers  — Amakuru (talk) 11:00, 1 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Amakuru: Happy New Year to you too. I should have set it up for 2022. Would you be able to move it? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:50, 1 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sure, no problem. I've rectified it by copying your table over from the 2021 page to the 2022 page and then restoring the final table from the 2021 competition on its page for posterity, since that's what has been done in previous years. Cheers  — Amakuru (talk) 12:51, 1 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Amakuru: Thanks. I find moves are very unforgiving, no preview available, and its easy to find you've forgotten the subpages or got the first part of the string wrong. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 14:00, 1 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiCup + Happy New Year[edit]

Hi! I am new to WikiCup, and have few queries:

  • Are articles nominated for FA or GA days/months before January 1, but promoted on/after January 1 eligible?
  • I might be a little foolish here, but, can I use the GA reviews I am doing for January backlog drive for claiming points in the WikiCup as well. I am presuming the answer to be 'no', but ...

Thanks! and Happy New Year! – Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 15:32, 1 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Kavyansh.Singh: The answer to both these queries is yes. Happy New Year to you and I hope you enjoy taking part in the WikiCup. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 16:19, 1 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! definitely! – Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 16:24, 1 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Stolonica socialis[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 3 January 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Stolonica socialis, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that orange sea grapes contain substances that have a cytotoxic effect? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Stolonica socialis. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Stolonica socialis), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 3 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How we will see unregistered users[edit]

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Welcome to the 2022 WikiCup![edit]

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Welcome to the 2022 WikiCup![edit]

Happy New Year and Happy New WikiCup! The 2022 competition has just begun and all article creators, expanders, improvers and reviewers are welcome to take part. Even if you are a novice editor you should be able to advance to at least the second round, improving your editing skills as you go. If you have already signed up, your submissions page can be found here. If you have not yet signed up, you can add your name here and the judges will set up your submissions page. Any questions on the rules or on anything else should be directed to one of the judges, or posted to the WikiCup talk page. Signups will close at the end of January, and the first round will end on 26 February; the 64 highest scorers at that time will move on to round 2. The judges for the WikiCup this year are: Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email) and Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email). Good luck! MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:02, 5 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Barn owl[edit]

Would you be able to add cites for the "Synonyms" in the taxonomy box and add a "how" to the sentence "The shape of the tail is a means of distinguishing the barn owl from typical owls when seen in the air."? LittleJerry (talk) 22:58, 5 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done the synonyms reference, but not the second request, as the sentence is good as it is. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 07:07, 6 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry I met the subspecies synonyms. LittleJerry (talk) 13:20, 6 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I do not have access to suitable sources, you could try Jimfbleak. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 16:08, 6 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiCup question[edit]

Hi Cwmhiraeth. Can I claim points for stuff promoted/featured on the MP in january but before I signed up for the WC? Eddie891 Talk Work 14:19, 6 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Eddie891: Yes you can. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 16:03, 6 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ineligible Cup submissions[edit]

If I'm not mistaken, these ITN submission (on this contestant's page) are ineligible. They were promoted before January 1, and were also merely nominated (and not updated) by the contestant. —Bloom6132 (talk) 01:50, 9 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Also applies to the GAR submission. —Bloom6132 (talk) 01:52, 9 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am working through the log and have rejected a few already. There are a tremendous number of submissions at the start of the contest. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 07:14, 9 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
My email can be ignored. Should have come to your talk page first lol. SpencerT•C 07:02, 11 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Luidia savignyi[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 11 January 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Luidia savignyi, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the starfish Luidia savignyi feeds on sea urchins and starfish, swallowing its prey whole? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Luidia savignyi. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Luidia savignyi), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 12:02, 11 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Aglaja tricolorata[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 16 January 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Aglaja tricolorata, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the sea slug Aglaja tricolorata wraps its egg string around its body, forming a tangled skein? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Aglaja tricolorata. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Aglaja tricolorata), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:03, 16 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Regarding the WikiCup[edit]

Hey there, Cwh—Chwhm—Chrwm—Chwem—Chemw—Wcmrcw—Cmrwr—Cwmwre—cWmrth—Cthrmr—Chrtmr—Cwmrthr—Mrcthr—Cmthrth—Creatrh—Chrtmt—ah, forget it.

I would ask this at the WikiCup talk page but it's getting pretty cluttered with large discussions. Does this count towards 5 points? Like, it's a super small review, but there's nothing to review. It's a super obscure video game with little commentary written by an experienced editor. I also didn't review it with WikiCup intention, I just did a quid pro quo and then thought, "Oh right. Points!" Panini!🥪 16:57, 20 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Panini!: That will be fine. Claim away. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:58, 20 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Revdel request: potential libel[edit]

See this diff. Named person being described as a paedo. I have reverted for now but it should be expunged.

As a general principle, should there not be a "duty administrator" box for such requests? I suggest that WP has grown too much to depend on readers being able to identify a friendly local admin and hope that they are 'in'. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 10:41, 21 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. You are probably right about having a duty administrator, but perhaps reporting it at AN would suffice. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:46, 21 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you. I guess I see ANI as the place where a judgement call is required, with possibly some discussion and evidence of 'due process'. Reports like this one, a blatant BLP vio, just need a dispassionate eye to decide "is it obviously true? if yes, RD; if not, advise reference to ANI". I'll leave the idea with you to brew. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 11:04, 21 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

And again (diff). Might be wise to put a temporary IP block for a few days? --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 16:12, 21 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done, and I've protected Almere and Ali B for a week. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:09, 21 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kumeko Urabe[edit]

Hi Cwmhiraeth. I hope this finds you well - and thank you for all the hard work you have been doing on DYK and elsewhere. It is much appreciated. I'm wondering if you can help me. The above article appeared on DYK today, and the bot has attempted to put the DYK tag for that on the article's talk page. However its markup hasn't worked, and the tag does not appear. Please could you sort that for us? Thank you. Storye book (talk) 22:59, 22 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Storye book: Thank you for your kind words. Actually, I am pretty incompetent technically and you would do better to ask BlueMoonset or theleekycauldron. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:46, 23 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Dendrodoa grossularia[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 27 January 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Dendrodoa grossularia, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that larvae of the baked bean ascidian settle onto the tunics of adult individuals? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Dendrodoa grossularia. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Dendrodoa grossularia), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 27 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikicup history log[edit]

My FA pass at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/It's Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School/archive1 didn't appear in the Wikicup log - not sure if you need to know that. Oddly enough, the same article wasn't added to that log when it became a GA in the last Wikicup. SL93 (talk) 14:29, 28 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • @SL93: I review the submissions when they appear in the log, but do not if they don't appear there. There was a problem with FAs appearing there in last year's contest, but I thought it had been sorted out. Apparently not. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:27, 28 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Signpost: 30 January 2022[edit]

Hello mistake[edit]

I messaged theLeekyCauldron but this may require an admin. I screwed up a DYK and cannot figure how to fix. When I revert, I cannot enter the project a second time, it says already entered.

Can you help me with my jumbled nomination on DYK. {{Template:Did you know nominations/Louis Micheels House}} Bruxton (talk) 16:44, 1 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I envisioned this entry: Bruxton (talk) 16:51, 1 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm glad it is sorted. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:23, 1 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK[edit]

Hello Cwmhiraeth I do not know where to go with an issue regarding an article I started. I saw that you are active in DYK and I was hoping you could look at this issue. I had an article at DYK yesterday and someone used a {{WP:G6}} to delete the article and then recreate it. I put a message on the editor's page, and they have ignored the message. I say ignored because I have waited almost a full day and they are active on Wikipedia but not answering my question. Thanks in advance. And thanks for being a part of DYK-it has been fun to participate in the process. Bruxton (talk) 00:01, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Bruxton: I am not the best person to deal with this as I am pretty useless with regards to technical matters. I first thought the deleter had made a mistake and reversed his action, but on further thoughts, I see the article was moved to a new title, and deleting the old page may just have been part of the move process. I see the article now exists and has a DYK tag on its talk page, so what further action do you require? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:19, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Thanks for the reply. It is likely an improper use of a speedy deletion. The editor endorses the use of speedy with a banner on their talk page. In my short time here I have made many page moves and none have required a speedy deletion. I have used the G7 tag twice to remove items that I had created. A normal page move does not require a deletion. What I do not like is a deleted page showing up in my articles created and the editor has made no attempt to engage in dialogue after I posted my concern on their talk page. Bruxton (talk) 14:48, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Agreed, the move process should not have involved a speedy deletion. As for your articles created record, I'm afraid I do not know what, if anything, can be done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:45, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Thanks for all you do. I have enjoyed working on the encyclopedia so far. The fact that anyone can edit is incredible - and it also comes with some chaff. Bruxton (talk) 20:05, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oregon POTD[edit]

Hi Cwmhiraeth

Just curious about this one: Template:POTD/2022-02-14 - where did you get the text from? I can't see the part from "the upper panel represents commerce" onwards anywhere in the linked article, or in the picture description. Following your request to help out, I've been trying to look through a few of them to make sure the texts are cited in the articles, but not sure where to look for this one! Cheers  — Amakuru (talk) 10:56, 12 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Amakuru: It comes from the Seal of Oregon. I think it is helpful to the POTD viewer to know what the symbols represent. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 14:06, 12 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh I see, thanks. Given that some of the text is found in that article, I've added it as a second bolded blurb so that we remain compliant with the guidelines we agreed last year at WP:POTD/G#Writing the blurb. I guess it's a bit unusual to have to targets at a POTD, but since we do it at DYK and OTD already I wouldn't think it too problematic. If you object, we can discuss it further I guess. Cheers and enjoy your weekend.  — Amakuru (talk) 15:38, 12 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK, that seems good. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 07:18, 13 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Horse-fly at WP:URFA/2020[edit]

You are invited to URFA/2020, a working group reviewing featured articles promoted between 2004 and 2015. An article that you nominated for FA status, Horse-fly, has been marked as "Satisfactory" by two editors, meaning that they believe the article meets the featured article criteria. Can you check the article and determine if the article meets the FA criteria? If it does, please mark it as "Satisfactory" on WP:URFA/2020B. If you have concerns about the article, we hope that you will fix it up or post your concerns on the article's talk page. If you have any questions, please go to the URFA/2020 talk page or ping me. Thanks for your help and happy editing! Z1720 (talk) 15:16, 13 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for marking horse-fly as satisfactory. I noticed that there are other articles on URFA/2020 that you nominated. Can you also look at some of the other ones and ensure they are also satisfactory? Feel free to post on the URFA/2020 talk page or ping me if you have any questions. Thanks for your help and happy editing! Z1720 (talk) 15:43, 14 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
They are all on my watch list and I do keep an eye on them, but there's always a tendency to go downhill I suppose. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:20, 14 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Reviewers at URFA/2020 are always excited when an editor indicates that they watchlist their nominations, as those articles are less likely to have deteriorated. A goal of URFA/2020 is to determine which FAs have been abandoned because their nominator doesn't edit anymore and no one is taking care of them. If you indicate that you are watchlisting your nominations at URFA/2020, it lets future reviews know that they are probably in good shape and also who to ping if there are concerns or questions about the article. Z1720 (talk) 22:11, 14 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks![edit]

... for this change. I agree it might have been my mistake; apologies for that. On another note, it is amazing how much work needs to be done by an admin while making that final prep-to-queue move! – Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 12:56, 22 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ultimately, the admin is responsible for the accuracy of what appears on the main page, while the prep builder does not have the same responsibilities. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 07:26, 23 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikipedia Asian Month 2021 Postcard[edit]

Dear Participants,

Congratulations!

It's Wikipedia Asian Month's honor to have you all participated in Wikipedia Asian Month 2021, the seventh Wikipedia Asian Month. Your achievements were fabulous, and all the articles you created make the world can know more about Asia in different languages! Here we, the Wikipedia Asian Month International team, would like to say thank you for your contribution also cheer for you that you are eligible for the postcard of Wikipedia Asian Month 2021. Please kindly fill the form, let the postcard can send to you asap!

This form will be closed at March 15.

Cheers!

Thank you and best regards,

Wikipedia Asian Month International Team, 2022.02

The Signpost: 27 February 2022[edit]

Thank you ...[edit]

February songs
Creek frozen.jpg
in friendship

... for improving our knowledge of creatures! - One of my choirs has music by Stainer planned for 13 March (only I'll not be there then): final chorale of his Crucifixion. - stand and sing Prayer for Ukraine --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:29, 28 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nice picture. We have hardly had any frosts this winter, certainly nothing worth photographing like yours. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:37, 1 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
this was last year, taken in memory of Flyer22 Frozen - same here about the weather, and now March is up on my user pages - 2023 February will be snowdrops, probably --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:41, 1 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I took a pic in 2009 that was on the German MP yesterday, with the song from 1885, in English Prayer for Ukraine. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:53, 6 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Da iawn, as we say in Wales. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:00, 6 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Round 1 scores[edit]

… appears to have glitched like last year. Hopefully this can be fixed. —Bloom6132 (talk) 11:29, 1 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It would be good to have it fixed, but Jarry1250 last edited in November. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:43, 1 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiProject Tree of Life Newsletter – 018[edit]

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February 2022—Issue 018


Tree of Life


Welcome to the Tree of Life newsletter!
Newly recognized content

Black-and-yellow broadbill by AryKun
Papuan mountain pigeon by AryKun
List of leporids by PresN
Algerian nuthatch by 2001:4455:364:A800:C13C:8A64:1CEF:F186, reviewed by AryKun
Jungle bush quail by AryKun, reviewed by Jens Lallensack
Lycorma imperialis by Etriusus, reviewed by Ealdgyth
Harry Allan by Dracophyllum, reviewed by Esculenta
Banded bullfrog by DanCherek, reviewed by GhostRiver

Newly nominated content

Queen angelfish by LittleJerry
Red panda by LittleJerry and BhagyaMani
List of lagomorphs by PresN
Corsican nuthatch by 2001:4455:364:A800:39A6:A5D8:C903:5E1D
Firefly by Chiswick Chap
Mountain pigeon by AryKun
Bonacynodon by Trilletrollet
Golden eagle by Vaco98

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New message from Kavyansh.Singh[edit]

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DYK for Elysia timida[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 2 March 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Elysia timida, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the sea slug Elysia timida (example pictured) absorbs its colouration from its algae-based diet? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Elysia timida. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Elysia timida), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:02, 2 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

March thanks[edit]

March songs
Scharbockskraut, Geilnau.jpg

Thank you for this beauty, for working last-minute-miracles in queues, and all-helpfulness! Music if you like. Prayer for Ukraine continued. We plan the Stainer piece scheduled and cancelled in 2020 again, but now the conductor has COVID. So also the other, - as soon as rehearsals resumed, they are interrupted. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:35, 20 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I see celandines here, but is the pinkish flower which I don't recognise called pilewort? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:22, 21 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The yellows are called "lesser celandines or pilewort", says the article (and I chose the shorter one), the pinkies are corydalis solida.
The Prayer is on the Main page, finally + new flowers (well, new white, same yellow) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:09, 23 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Bach's No. 1 today - will sing Stainers chorale 3 April --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:55, 25 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Gerda Arendt: Could you deal with the IPA tags before Eleonore Schönborn appears on the main page? Thanks. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:49, 25 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't have the slightest idea, sorry. My one and only attempt was to fix Buxtehude's , and after some edit warring we realised I was trying German and the other Danish. The must be other people Eleonore, Schön (cantata title! - I think it's in the hymn) and Born (which rhymes with Dorn and Zorn). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:54, 25 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiCup 2022 March newsletter[edit]

And so ends the first round of the WikiCup. Last year anyone who scored more than zero points moved on to Round 2, but this was not the case this year, and a score of 13 or more was required to proceed. The top scorers in Round 1 were:

  • New York (state) Epicgenius, a finalist last year, who led the field with 1906 points, gained from 32 GAs and 19 DYKs, all on the topic of New York buildings.
  • Christmas Island AryKun, new to the contest, was second with 1588 points, having achieved 2 FAs, 11 GAs and various other submissions, mostly on the subject of birds.
  • Kingdom of Scotland Bloom6132, a WikiCup veteran, was in third place with 682 points, garnered from 51 In the news items and several DYKs.
  • Philadelphia GhostRiver was close behind with 679 points, gained from achieving 12 GAs, mostly on ice hockey players, and 35 GARs.
  • United Nations Kavyansh.Singh was in fifth place with 551 points, with an FA, a FL, and many reviews.
  • Flag of Provo, Utah (1989–2015).svg SounderBruce was next with 454 points, gained from an FA and various other submissions, mostly on United States highways.
  • United Nations Ktin, another WikiCup veteran, was in seventh place with 412 points, mostly gained from In the news items.

These contestants, like all the others who qualified for Round 2, now have to start scoring points again from scratch. Between them, contestants completed reviews of a large number of good articles as the contest ran concurrently with a GAN backlog drive. Well done all! To qualify for Round 3, contestants will need to finish Round 2 among the top thirty-two participants.

Remember that any content promoted after the end of Round 1 but before the start of Round 2 can be claimed in Round 2. Anything that should have been claimed for in Round 1 is no longer eligible for points. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed.

Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk) MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:06, 3 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Russian National Unity[edit]

Is it possible for you to unprotect this page? On the talk page, there are 3 editors who have agreed that one editor is committing WP:OR and I have alerted this user of the WP:AC/DS of this area.

There are many edits that are necessary to make given the discovery of lots of information for fixing this inaccurate article.

If disruption resumed after unprotection, then I can file a report on WP:ARE. Thanks. TolWol56 (talk) 10:43, 10 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have not removed the protection, which is for one week, but I have removed the disputed sentence. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:53, 10 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Amphibian and bivalvia[edit]

Hello. Cite 67 only supports the last sentence of nervous system of amphibian. Same issue with cite 9 for bivalvia. Should find cites for the rest of the paragraph. LittleJerry (talk) 15:20, 21 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:15, 22 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wiki-cup question![edit]

Hi Cwmhiraeth! I have a question regarding List of international goals scored by Ian Rush. I was not the FL nominator, but I did "adopt" the nomination after the nominator requested someone to take over (Special:Diff/1076144460/1076292003). I now have 69.4% authorship in the list ([1]). It has been promoted as a FL. Would it be fine for me to claim points, or would it be against the spirit of the game WikiCup? Thanks! – Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 10:00, 23 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Kavyansh.Singh: It will be fine for you to claim for it as you have done significant work in bringing it to featured list status. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:24, 23 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! – Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 11:27, 23 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Signpost: 27 March 2022[edit]

WikiProject Tree of Life/Newsletter/019[edit]

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March 2022—Issue 019


Tree of Life


Welcome to the Tree of Life newsletter!
Newly recognized content

Queen angelfish by LittleJerry
Alaska marmot by An anonymous username, not my real name, reviewed by Ealdgyth
Firefly by Chiswick Chap, reviewed by Ealdgyth
Afrolychas braueri by OnlyFixingProse, reviewed by An anonymous username, not my real name
Mountain pigeon by AryKun, reviewed by Ealdgyth
Dracopristis by Fossiladder13, reviewed by Ealdgyth
Bonacynodon by Trilletrollet, reviewed by AryKun
Lichexanthone by Esculenta, reviewed by Szmenderowiecki
Yellowtail flounder by Eviolite, reviewed by RecycledPixels
Sexual selection by Chiswick Chap, reviewed by AryKun

Newly nominated content

White-headed fruit dove by AryKun
Mountain pigeon by AryKun
Florence Merriam Bailey by GhostRiver
Agelenopsis pennsylvanica by Kline
Hypericum aegypticum by Fritzmann
Guadeloupe woodpecker by OnlyFixingProse

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to answer your comment[edit]

You commented out my DYK submission for How Civil Wars Start—I received credit from DYKUpdateBot for the article after I, umm, completely blew up the defunct article and rewrote it from scratch adopted the failed nomination. Does that not count? theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (she/they) 06:35, 4 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes it does. It's not apparent from the talk page of the article that you were going to receive a credit for it, although I do agree that the credit was merited. Anyway, I'll comment it in again. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:18, 5 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiCup[edit]

Hi, Cwmhiraeth-- I'm afraid I'm just not feeling up to editing as of late, and will have to withdraw from the WikiCup. Not sure how to go about doing it. Could you advise? Thanks, Eddie891 Talk Work 22:56, 10 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm sorry to hear that and hope things will improve soon. I will mark you as withdrawn. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:05, 11 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question for you[edit]

Hi, Cw - it's been a while!! Do you think the following tags in the lead are warranted? I need a 3rd opinion from an editor I trust as having a good understanding of tree of life stuff, a bit of common sense relative to genetics, and the differences between ancestral breeds with no documented pedigrees vs recognized modern breeds. I will add that almost every single sentence in the article is cited. The article was promoted to GA back in 2019 by FunkMonk, but it has since been challenged, and I subsequently made substantial updates.

The ancestral crosses of bulldogs and terriers were known by different aliases, such as the Patched Fighting Terrier, Staffordshire Pit-dog, Brindle Bull, and Bull-and-Terrier, which can be confusing relative to the modern Staffordshire Bull Terrier's brief history.[1][verification needed] Those same crosses were also called half-and-halfs and half-breds but were more commonly known as the bull and terrier, which was not a breed but the beginning of several breeds.[2][disputed ]

An article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) states that the early history of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier "is identical to the Bull Terrier which was a cross between a Bulldog and a Black and Tan Terrier".[3] [disputed ] It describes the breed as the result of deliberately crossing "a Bull Terrier (itself a mix of a Bulldog and a Black and Tan Terrier) and a smaller terrier (possibly a Manchester Terrier or a White Terrier)."

Thanks in advance! Atsme 💬 📧 23:24, 10 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Atsme: As you say, long time no see. For a start, what article are we discussing here? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:12, 11 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and Bull and terrier which is directly related. A merge was proposed last year - B&t into SBT. Atsme 💬 📧 08:42, 11 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I removed one unnecessary tag. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:41, 11 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you, CW. I would very much appreciate your opinion for validation purposes, (totally not designed to trick you into a collaboration that I know your time won't allow). I'm of the mind that Purebred dogs, formerly a stand alone article that was informally merged into Dog breed, should have remained a standalone article, so I asked another admin to help me with the round-robin move (scered I'd screw something up). Science has brought so much more information to light relative to genetics and ancestral origins that it warrants a stand alone article, IMO. As several of our oldest and largest dog breed registries have opined, there is confusion about the ancestral beginnings of modern purebred dogs, much of which is conflated and taken out of context. The more one digs into the research, the easier it is to see how things are misinterpreted, and taken out of context relative to the era vs modern times. We are also dealing with the occasional Use-mention distinction issues that crop up, and CIR issues that arise when dog breed enthusiasists pick-up a book or two from Pets Mart or Amazon and perpetuate the misinformation cycle. There are also far too many people who rely on visual identification of dogs which explains part of the issues we're facing with BSL. Atsme 💬 📧 23:22, 11 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It seems reasonable to have the purebred dogs as a separate article. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:09, 12 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sources

  1. ^ "Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog Breed Information". ACK.org. American Kennel Club. 6 November 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  2. ^ Flaim, Denise (2020-10-08). "Bull Terrier History: Behind the Breed – American Kennel Club". American Kennel Club. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  3. ^ Larson, Greger; Karlsson, Elinor K.; Perri, Angela; Webster, Matthew T.; Ho, Simon Y. W.; Peters, Joris; Stahl, Peter W.; Piper, Philip J.; Lingaas, Frode; Fredholm, Merete; Comstock, Kenine E.; Modiano, Jaime F.; Schelling, Claude; Agoulnik, Alexander I.; Leegwater, Peter A.; Dobney, Keith; Vigne, Jean-Denis; Vilà, Carles; Andersson, Leif; Lindblad-Toh, Kerstin (2012-05-21). "Rethinking dog domestication by integrating genetics, archeology, and biogeography". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109 (23): 8878–8883. doi:10.1073/pnas.1203005109. ISSN 0027-8424.

Ineligible Cup submission[edit]

If I'm not mistaken, the Bjarni Tryggvason ITN submission (on this contestant's page) is ineligible. They were correctly credited for nominating the article for ITN, but they did not make a single edit to update the article for ITN (which the article history shows). —Bloom6132 (talk) 05:28, 13 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This has happened a couple of times before, with people nominating news items but not editing the article. I usually allow the submission as being within the spirit of the rules, not wanting to discourage people from nominating articles. The points they score this way are not usually important in the overall run of things. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:31, 13 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Given that this contestant is currently occupying the second-last qualifying place, with few points separating those who will barely qualify and those who will be eliminated, this is likely to have a major impact on the "overall run of things". —Bloom6132 (talk) 16:24, 13 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New administrator activity requirement[edit]

The administrator policy has been updated with new activity requirements following a successful Request for Comment.

Beginning January 1, 2023, administrators who meet one or both of the following criteria may be desysopped for inactivity if they have:

  1. Made neither edits nor administrative actions for at least a 12-month period OR
  2. Made fewer than 100 edits over a 60-month period

Administrators at risk for being desysopped under these criteria will continue to be notified ahead of time. Thank you for your continued work.

22:52, 15 April 2022 (UTC)

What a treat![edit]

It was good to see American paddlefish on the main page today. I was reminded of it by the lovely, hard working Gerda Arendt. It also reminded me of the now-extinct Chinese paddlefish, so I started updating some of the information on that article, and in doing so discovered some contradictory information in the IUCN status. I vaguely recall a discussion about the IUCN Red List in the taxo-box and was hoping your memory was much better than mine, or if such a discussion even existed. The Chinese paddlefish was declared extinct in 2019 (published in 2020) but the IUCN Red List has it listed as Critically Endangered and has not updated their assessment of the species status since 24 October 2009. I'm not sure how the IUCN template is structured and was wondering if it would prove helpful to add a line to include the last assessment date? It seems odd to include the extinct declaration in the lead with an outdated contradictory IUCN Red List status in the infobox. And then I came across this controversial study, and this review article. Your thoughts? Atsme 💬 📧 12:50, 23 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I will look at it tomorrow. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:35, 23 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have had a look and think the lead paragraphs deal adequately with its status. One can see why the IUCN would not wish to list it as extinct when a possibility remained that there might be surviving populations. Critically endangered is better under these circumstances. I'm surprised they haven't reassessed it since 2009 however. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:55, 24 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
April songs
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thank you, - sang the Stainer with expression - now: dance and singing, peace doves and icecream --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:25, 23 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks Gerda. I like the glories of the snow. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:12, 24 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
did you see the one in snow, for resilience? - updated with a more prominent link to how to listen to the concert: Freiheit! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:21, 24 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Resilient indeed. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:48, 24 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Dove sono (Where are those happy moments ...?) - concert with Kyiv orchestra and Aleksey Semenenko (quite a story!) tonight, Symphony with war and peace in the subtitle --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:10, 28 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Interesting. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 13:14, 28 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Signpost: 24 April 2022[edit]

Africa[edit]

Why does your Template:POTD/2022-04-26 mention Africa? I didn't find it in the bolded article. Art LaPella (talk) 02:37, 25 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't know. It must have come from somewhere but I am now not clear where. I have removed it, and removed it from the protected version. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:12, 25 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sandbox[edit]

Hi! I got a ping to your sandbox for the upcoming WikiCup newsletter. Just a note that it says on there to denote FAC reviews when you are claiming them, but that requirement was removed, was it not? Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 13:34, 2 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks. I'm working on the newsletter but I did not intend to ping anyone. It is based on a previous one with appropriate alterations. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 13:45, 2 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiCup scoring question[edit]

Hi there! Quick question regarding WikiCup scoring - are thorough GA reassessments, which provide the same amount of detail as regular GA reviews, eligible for points under the GAR category? Thanks! PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 14:54, 2 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

They are not mentioned in the rules, but I would probably accept one if it was submitted. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:39, 3 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Preview of new military article[edit]

Hi, thanks for the DYK on Operation Ivory Soap. I've got a related article in my sandbox I'm about to push out. Thought you might like an advance peek. See Operation Flat Top. Thanks. — btphelps (talk to me) (what I've done) 07:44, 3 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's looking good! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:45, 3 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiProject Tree of Life Newsletter – 020[edit]

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April 2022—Issue 020


Tree of Life


Welcome to the Tree of Life newsletter!
Newly recognized content

Red panda by LittleJerry and BhagyaMani
White-headed fruit dove by AryKun
List of ochotonids by PresN
Guadeloupe woodpecker by OnlyFixingProse, reviewed by Ealdgyth
Magnetoreception by Chiswick Chap, reviewed by Mover of molehills
Macauley Island by Jo-Jo Eumerus, reviewed by Ealdgyth
Black-breasted buttonquail by Casliber, reviewed by Ealdgyth
Florence Merriam Bailey by GhostRiver, reviewed by SquareInARoundHole

Newly nominated content

Black-breasted buttonquail by Casliber
List of birds of Tuvalu by AryKun
List of cingulates by PresN
List of didelphimorphs by PresN
Stegotherium by Larrayal
Resplendent quetzal by SadAttorney613
Electroreception and electrogenesis by Chiswick Chap
Muja (alligator) by Amanuensis Balkanicus
Punctelia graminicola by Esculenta
Siegfried Huneck by Esculenta
Abiogenesis by Chiswick Chap

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WikiCup 2022 May newsletter[edit]

The second round of the 2022 WikiCup has now finished. It was a high-scoring round and contestants needed 115 points to advance to round 3. There were some very impressive efforts in round 2, with the top seven contestants all scoring more than 500 points. A large number of the points came from the 11 featured articles and the 79 good articles achieved in total by contestants.

Our top scorers in round 2 were:

  1. New York (state) Epicgenius, with 1264 points from 2 featured article, 4 good articles and 18 DYKs. Epicgenius was a finalist last year but has now withdrawn from the contest as he pursues a new career path.
  2. Christmas Island AryKun, with 1172 points from two featured articles, one good article and a substantial number of featured article and good article reviews.
  3. Kingdom of Scotland Bloom6132, with 605 points from 44 in the news items and 4 DYKs.
  4. Transgender Pride flag.svg Sammi Brie, with 573 points from 8 GAs and 21 DYKs.
  5. Vexilloid of the Roman Empire.svg Ealdgyth, with 567 points from 11 GAs and 34 good and featured article reviews.
  6. United States Panini!, with 549 points from 1 FA, 4 GAs and several other sources.
  7. England Lee Vilenski, with 545 points from 1 FA, 4 GAs and a number of reviews.

The rules for featured and good article reviews require the review to be of sufficient length; brief quick fails and very short reviews will generally not be awarded points. Remember also that DYKs cannot be claimed until they have appeared on the main page. As we enter the third round, any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed now, and anything you forgot to claim in round 2 cannot! Remember too, that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them. When doing GARs, please make sure that you check that all the GA criteria are fully met.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anything else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 (talk) and Cwmhiraeth Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:39, 1 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Distomus variolosus[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 7 May 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Distomus variolosus, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the sea squirt Distomus variolosus colonises both fronds of kelp and the shells of crustaceans such as the spider crab Maja brachydactyla? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Distomus variolosus. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Distomus variolosus), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:02, 7 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Always precious[edit]

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Ten years ago, you were found precious. That's what you are, always, pointing at these little creatures. - see my talk for performances. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:09, 11 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ten years eh! Doesn't time fly? Thanks Gerda more your precious motivational messages. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:11, 11 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy Adminship Anniversary![edit]

Thank you. Doesn't a year pass quickly! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:35, 16 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Withdrawal from WikiCup[edit]

Greetings, I am not sure how to go about doing this: would you mind marking me withdrawn from the WikiCup? Thanks, 𓃦LunaEatsTuna (💬) 01:25, 16 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@LunaEatsTuna: We are sorry to lose you, I hope you've enjoyed participating. I will mark your name as withdrawn. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:35, 16 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New Page Patrol newsletter May 2022[edit]

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New Page Review queue March 2022

Hello Cwmhiraeth,

At the time of the last newsletter (No.26, September 2021), the backlog was 'only' just over 6,000 articles. In the past six months, the backlog has reached nearly 16,000, a staggering level not seen in several years. A very small number of users had been doing the vast majority of the reviews. Due to "burn-out", we have recently lost most of this effort. Furthermore, several reviewers have been stripped of the user right for abuse of privilege and the articles they patrolled were put back in the queue.

Several discussions on the state of the process have taken place on the talk page, but there has been no action to make any changes. The project also lacks coordination since the "position" is vacant.

In the last 30 days, only 100 reviewers have made more than 8 patrols and only 50 have averaged one review a day. There are currently 725 New Page Reviewers, but about a third have not had any activity in the past month. All 1030 administrators have this permission, but only about a dozen significantly contribute to NPP.

This means we have an active pool of about 450 to address the backlog. We cannot rely on a few to do most of the work as that inevitably leads to burnout. A fairly experienced reviewer can usually do a review in a few minutes. If every active reviewer would patrol just one article per day, the backlog would very quickly disappear.

If you have noticed a user with a good understanding of Wikipedia notability and deletion, do suggest they help the effort by placing {{subst:NPR invite}} on their talk page.

If you are no longer very active on Wikipedia or you no longer wish to be part of the New Page Reviewer user group, please consider asking any admin to remove you from the list. This will enable NPP to have a better overview of its performance and what improvements need to be made to the process and its software.

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POTD[edit]

I've gotten it up to July 1st, scheduling a couple sets to run once a month until done. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.8% of all FPs 16:34, 23 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Adam Cuerden: Excellent. That is really helpful and takes the pressure off POTD. Thank you. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:51, 24 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

June 2022 Good Article Nominations backlog drive[edit]

Good article nominations | June 2022 Backlog Drive
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(t · c) buidhe 04:26, 28 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Signpost: 29 May 2022[edit]

File:The_Mahasattva_of_Truc_Lam_leaves_the_Mountain_竹林大士出山圖.jpg[edit]

I don't suppose you see a good way to set this up for POTD? It's one of those things where I'm definitely feeling a lack of knowledge.

If you're up to setting it up, any free date in November or December will do. I'd say earlier, but... there aren't any free dates before then. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.9% of all FPs 12:34, 1 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Also, if you have any ideas about making Template:POTD/2022-11-08 look good, please do. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.9% of all FPs 13:25, 1 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Adam Cuerden: I think your current arrangement for the Dead Sea Scroll picture works fine. I will do a POTD for Trần Nhân Tông for November. I think you have made an excellent job of setting up POTDs for the next few months. I never expected such a brilliant response when I mentioned on Main Page talk that help was needed. I have a couple of comments which I will add when I have looked further through the more than 100 featured pictures you have listed under POTD. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:09, 2 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sounds good! I'm going to try to finish the year, then I think I should probably not do too much into 2023, as I'm worried that it'll screw with anniversaries and such if I get too far ahead. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.9% of all FPs 06:49, 3 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ineligible Cup submissions[edit]

If I'm not mistaken, these two ITN submissions (on this contestant's page) are ineligible per the rule: "Articles appearing on recent deaths are eligible for in the news points, subject to the normal requirement for substantial work by the nominator." They were merely nominated (and not updated) by the contestant. —Bloom6132 (talk) 11:48, 3 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New Page Patrol newsletter June 2022[edit]

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New Page Review queue June 2022

Hello Cwmhiraeth,

Backlog status

At the time of the last newsletter (No.27, May 2022), the backlog was approaching 16,000, having shot up rapidly from 6,000 over the prior two months. The attention the newsletter brought to the backlog sparked a flurry of activity. There was new discussion on process improvements, efforts to invite new editors to participate in NPP increased and more editors requested the NPP user right so they could help, and most importantly, the number of reviews picked up and the backlog decreased, dipping below 14,000[a] at the end of May.

Since then, the news has not been so good. The backlog is basically flat, hovering around 14,200. I wish I could report the number of reviews done and the number of new articles added to the queue. But the available statistics we have are woefully inadequate. The only real number we have is the net queue size.[b]

In the last 30 days, the top 100 reviewers have all made more than 16 patrols (up from 8 last month), and about 70 have averaged one review a day (up from 50 last month).

While there are more people doing more reviews, many of the ~730 with the NPP right are doing little. Most of the reviews are being done by the top 50 or 100 reviewers. They need your help. We appreciate every review done, but please aim to do one a day (on average, or 30 a month).

Backlog drive

A backlog reduction drive, coordinated by buidhe and Zippybonzo, will be held from July 1 to July 31. Sign up here. WikiProject Barnstar Hires.png Barnstars will be awarded.

TIP – New school articles

Many new articles on schools are being created by new users in developing and/or non-English-speaking countries. The authors are probably not even aware of Wikipedia's projects and policy pages. WP:WPSCH/AG has some excellent advice and resources specifically written for these users. Reviewers could consider providing such first-time article creators with a link to it while also mentioning that not all schools pass the GNG and that elementary schools are almost certainly not notable.

Misc

There is a new template available, {{NPP backlog}}, to show the current backlog. You can place it on your user or talk page as a reminder:

Very high unreviewed pages backlog: 9778 pages according to DatBot as of 10:00, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There has been significant discussion at WP:VPP recently on NPP-related matters (Draftification, Deletion, Notability, Verifiability, Burden). Proposals that would somewhat ease the burden on NPP aren't gaining much traction, although there are suggestions that the role of NPP be fundamentally changed to focus only on major CSD-type issues.

Reminders
  • Consider staying informed on project issues by putting the project discussion page on your watchlist.
  • If you have noticed a user with a good understanding of Wikipedia notability and deletion, suggest they help the effort by placing {{subst:NPR invite}} on their talk page.
  • If you are no longer very active on Wikipedia or you no longer wish to be part of the New Page Reviewer user group, please consider asking any admin to remove you from the list. This will enable NPP to have a better overview of its performance and what improvements need to be made to the process and its software.
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Notes
  1. ^ not including another ~6,000 redirects
  2. ^ The number of weekly reviews reported in the NPP feed includes redirects, which are not included in the backlog we primarily track.

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The Signpost: 26 June 2022[edit]

NPP July 2022 backlog drive is on![edit]

New Page Patrol | July 2022 Backlog Drive
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  • On 1 July, a one-month backlog drive for New Page Patrol will begin.
  • Barnstars will be awarded based on the number of articles patrolled.
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(t · c) buidhe 20:25, 1 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiCup 2022 July newsletter[edit]

The third round of the 2022 WikiCup has now come to an end. Each of the sixteen contestants who made it into the fourth round had at least 180 points, which is a lower figure than last year when 294 points were needed to progress to round 4. Our top scorers in round 3 were:

  • Zulu (International Code of Signals) BennyOnTheLoose, with 746 points, a tally built both on snooker and other sports topics, and on more general subjects.
  • Kingdom of Scotland Bloom6132, with 683 points, garnered mostly from "In the news" items and related DYKs.
  • Transgender Pride flag.svg Sammi Brie, with 527, from a variety of submissions related to radio and television stations.

Between them contestants achieved 5 featured articles, 4 featured lists, 51 good articles, 149 DYK entries, 68 ITN entries, and 109 good article reviews. As we enter the fourth round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 3 but before the start of round 4 can be claimed in round 4. Please also remember that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them. When doing GARs, please make sure that you check that all the GA criteria are fully met. Please also remember that all submissions must meet core Wikipedia policies, regardless of the review process.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is a good article nomination, a featured process, or anything else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. WikiCup judges: Sturmvogel 66 (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk) MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:51, 3 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can GA reassessments be claimed for Cup points?[edit]

Do good article reassessments count as GA nomination reviews for the purposes of claiming WikiCup points? Asking specifically with regards to these additions. —Bloom6132 (talk) 00:03, 10 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No, they are not currently acceptable. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:28, 10 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

July songs[edit]

July songs
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Thank you for your DYK work behind the scenes. - Last Friday, I attended a unique concert - the 18th Thomaskantor after Bach conducting - and with some good luck caught him happy afterwards! Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:41, 10 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good photo, and another nice photo of Alchemilla, with fine water droplets. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:29, 11 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you! - More music on 14 July: Voces8, pictured - I have a FAC open, in case of interest --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:13, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have pics from vacation days to offer Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:55, 31 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Alpheus armatus[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 17 July 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Alpheus armatus, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the snapping shrimp Alpheus armatus clears sand from a sea anemone's lair? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Alpheus armatus. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Alpheus armatus), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 10:38, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request[edit]

Please see Talk:Staffordshire Bull Terrier#General comments which is now over 4-1/2 mos old. It would serve no purpose to rehash why it was nominated in the first place, so let's just look at what we're dealing with today. FunkMonk recently re-reviewed the article, and I obliged by making the changes he recommended. Don't you think it's time for that GAR to be closed? Atsme 💬 📧 21:34, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is not an area of Wikipedia that I am involved in. I suggest you ask BlueMoonset. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:26, 19 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok, thank you. Atsme 💬 📧 00:36, 20 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Poster for Burnand and Sullivan's Cox and Box - Royal Gallery of Illustration.jpg[edit]

Is there any chance you could speed on this file's deletion? I exported it to Commons, then started restoring it, and now have to maintain two copies at once. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8% of all FPs 00:31, 19 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:06, 19 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you so much! Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8% of all FPs 13:02, 19 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Signpost: 1 August 2022[edit]

DYK in Queue 2[edit]

Hi, I'd like to inform you that I have raised my concerns with regard the DYK of this article. More importantly, the hook is selected without discussing the matter with me. I have kindly asked for the DYK discussion. Best. --Mhhossein talk 12:00, 3 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Mhhossein: Where is the discussion about this? I will substitute ALT2 if you wish. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:04, 3 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, plz. That would be fine. The discussion is happening here. --Mhhossein talk 06:38, 4 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I did not realise that ALT2 had not yet been approved, so I have moved the hook to Prep 2 to give time for the hook issue to be sorted out. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:44, 4 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Are you talking about this comment Cwmhiraeth? --Mhhossein talk 14:09, 4 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New Page Patrol newsletter August 2022[edit]

New Page Review queue August 2022

Hello Cwmhiraeth,

Backlog status

After the last newsletter (No.28, June 2022), the backlog declined another 1,000 to 13,000 in the last week of June. Then the July backlog drive began, during which 9,900 articles were reviewed and the backlog fell by 4,500 to just under 8,500 (these numbers illustrate how many new articles regularly flow into the queue). Thanks go to the coordinators Buidhe and Zippybonzo, as well as all the nearly 100 participants. Congratulations to Dr vulpes who led with 880 points. See this page for further details.

Unfortunately, most of the decline happened in the first half of the month, and the backlog has already risen to 9,600. Understandably, it seems many backlog drive participants are taking a break from reviewing and unfortunately, we are not even keeping up with the inflow let alone driving it lower. We need the other 600 reviewers to do more! Please try to do at least one a day.

Coordination
MB and Novem Linguae have taken on some of the coordination tasks. Please let them know if you are interested in helping out. MPGuy2824 will be handling recognition, and will be retroactively awarding the annual barnstars that have not been issued for a few years.
Open letter to the WMF
The Page Curation software needs urgent attention. There are dozens of bug fixes and enhancements that are stalled (listed at Suggested improvements). We have written a letter to be sent to the WMF and we encourage as many patrollers as possible to sign it here. We are also in negotiation with the Board of Trustees to press for assistance. Better software will make the active reviewers we have more productive.
TIP - Reviewing by subject
Reviewers who prefer to patrol new pages by their most familiar subjects can do so from the regularly updated sorted topic list.
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New reviewers
The NPP School is being underused. The learning curve for NPP is quite steep, but a detailed and easy-to-read tutorial exists, and the Curation Tool's many features are fully described and illustrated on the updated page here.
Reminders
  • Consider staying informed on project issues by putting the project discussion page on your watchlist.
  • If you have noticed a user with a good understanding of Wikipedia notability and deletion, suggest they help the effort by placing {{subst:NPR invite}} on their talk page.
  • If you are no longer very active on Wikipedia or you no longer wish to be part of the New Page Reviewer user group, please consider asking any admin to remove you from the list. This will enable NPP to have a better overview of its performance and what improvements need to be made to the process and its software.
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