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New Page Patrol newsletter October 2022[edit]

Hello Mccapra,

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Much has happened since the last newsletter over two months ago. The open letter finished with 444 signatures. The letter was sent to several dozen people at the WMF, and we have heard that it is being discussed but there has been no official reply. A related article appears in the current issue of The Signpost. If you haven't seen it, you should, including the readers' comment section.

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I created the article Qdot ( with references in line with Wikipedia guidelines but maybe it wasn't enough because the article was drafted but the article was recreated with only blog References ( and it is still on the Wikipedia space. I am confused.

New system of music theory[edit]

Hey, I just saw your work on Thank you so much, I wasn't expecting someone else to actually work on it ! Vincent-vst🚀 (talk) 11:52, 16 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Vincent-vst: my pleasure I am a great devotee of Rameau. There’s a lot that can be added to the article but I did enough on it to get it back into mainspace. All the best Mccapra (talk) 17:13, 16 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, I just saw this article due to a revert of an edit by my bot over at Tolga Akcay (Q110168956). It seems to be the same as Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Tolga Akcay - but it has some extra references/info in the article. Probably it can just be speedy deleted, but I saw your comment about sockpuppets, so User:Voltain might need checking more generally? Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 06:15, 20 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good spot thanks. Just G4ed it. Mccapra (talk) 08:54, 20 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merry Christmas![edit]

Rockefeller Center christmas tree cropped.jpg Merry Christmas, Mccapra

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 and yours nothing but joy, health and prosperity.
Onel5969 TT me 20:07, 20 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Onel5969: thank you and very best wishes to you too! Mccapra (talk) 15:10, 22 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy Christmas[edit]

Josey Christmas Card.jpg Merry Christmas, Mccapra

or whatever else you may celebrate at this time of year.

Thank you for all your work on Wikipedia throughout the year

and may 2023 prove to be a happy and successful year for you and your family

Josey Wales Parley 20:07, 22 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Joseywales1961: thank you kindly and best wishes to you and your loved ones this season (I see they’re not broadcasting the solstice from Newgrange any more sadly). Mccapra (talk) 20:27, 22 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Draft Article for review[edit]

Could you please review this draft Article

The author has spent the past 6 years trying to get this article submitted, I've cleaned up most of the articles grammar mistakes and added citations let me know if it is ready to move into the article space. Gshard (talk) 12:23, 24 December 2022 (UTC) @Gshard: done. Mccapra (talk) 14:45, 24 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy Holidays[edit]

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Hello, I wish you the very best during the holidays. And I hope you have a very happy 2023! Bruxton (talk) 18:34, 25 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Bruxton: thank you and best wishes to you too Mccapra (talk) 18:55, 25 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A goat for you![edit]

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Thank you for reviewing the Reflections of a Nonpolitical Man so quickly! Much appreciated!

WatkynBassett (talk) 21:52, 28 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy New Year, Mccapra![edit]

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Abishe (talk) 17:28, 31 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy New Year[edit]

Happy New Year, Ustaad! (Teacher) Hey It's Patnaite☝️ (talk) 20:42, 1 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Misterrrrr: thank you and best wishes to you for 2023. Mccapra (talk) 21:36, 1 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy New Year, Mccapra![edit]

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Moops T 02:41, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

NPP Award for 2022[edit]

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The New Page Reviewer's Silver Award

For over 2,000 article reviews during 2022. Well done! Keep up the good work! -MPGuy2824 (talk) 03:02, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@MPGuy2824: thank you very much! Mccapra (talk) 09:43, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Paota Bus Stand (Jodhpur)[edit]

Relevant sources has been added you can check. Mannuseemu (talk) 15:56, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

And for your kind information i refer official sources of Rajasthan transport department which is officially true. Mannuseemu (talk) 15:57, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Mannuseemu: hi thanks for your message. The sources haven’t been updated since I left my comment. Also being true is not enough for a Wikipedia article. Article subjects must be notable, and Paota Bus Stand needs to meet the standards set out in WP:NCORP. Mccapra (talk) 18:25, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New Pages Patrol newsletter January 2023[edit]

Hello Mccapra,

New Page Review queue December 2022

The October drive reduced the backlog from 9,700 to an amazing 0! Congratulations to WaddlesJP13 who led with 2084 points. See this page for further details. The queue is steadily rising again and is approaching 2,000. It would be great if <2,000 were the “new normal”. Please continue to help out even if it's only for a few or even one patrol a day.

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Onel5969 won the 2022 cup for 28,302 article reviews last year - that's an average of nearly 80/day. There was one Gold Award (5000+ reviews), 11 Silver (2000+), 28 Iron (360+) and 39 more for the 100+ barnstar. Rosguill led again for the 4th year by clearing 49,294 redirects. For the full details see the Awards page and the Hall of Fame. Congratulations everyone!

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Hi, you tagged the above page for notability, third-party and primary sources, which wasn't a huge surprise to me given I'd noted it needed more refs in the original edit summary. I've now added several references which I'm reasonably confident should address your concerns (several of the unlinked sources are findable via Google Books but I wasn't sure of the best way to include those links in the citations). Perhaps you could take a look and see whether you'd be happy to remove the tag now please? YFB ¿ 14:13, 8 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Yummifruitbat: thanks I’ve done that. Do you know how to use the book citation tool? If not I’ll show you. Mccapra (talk) 15:15, 8 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mitzi Montoya page[edit]

There's so much news coverage of her she is notable and her Google scholar page shows she's widely cited but I'm having a hard time putting it all together, since I"m not an academic. All help welcome!JRW03 (talk) 01:48, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Speedy deletion ?[edit]

With reference your speedy deletion of Third Reich NSDAP cabinet 1925. This page should not be speedy deleted as pure vandalism or a blatant hoax, because... (your reason here) --Stephen2nd (talk) 18:33, 18 January 2023 (UTC) These 22 members of the 1925 cabinet meeting of NSDAP, have been listed on the German Wikipedia for several years, the 22 member numbers are each individually referenced from 22 published authors. All I have done is transferred these numbers to the English Wikipedia, and added images to them. The details of the 22 individuals, are taken directly from their existing articles on their names. As an editor for several years, I believe that cross referencing existing allowed Wikipedia articles should not be disallowed. If you wish to change the title or any of the text you are welcome. Please keep the article until this matter has been debated. Stephen2nd (talk) 18:33, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Why have I not been allowed to contest the deletion? Stephen2nd (talk) 18:44, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, thanks for your note. I'd like to assure you that I take source attribution seriously. I did not translate the article from Polish Wikipedia, as I wrote it from the bottom up based on refs, since the Polish version has barely any sources. I did not borrow anything from the Polish Wiki and the articles have different focus. Sometimes I do translate articles, but I mark that, as I did with Zenia Larsson - with information in edit summary and with a template added to the talk page. Enjoy your day, GiantBroccoli (talk) 08:59, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Eskişehir Metropolitan Municipality Symphony Orchestra[edit]

MccapraThank for your edit on this Article. Your comment was on

This article may rely excessively on sources too closely associated with the subject, potentially preventing the article from being verifiable and neutral. (January 2023)
This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (January 2023)

Yet the article is an introductory article on a Symphony Orchestra and used its official web site for introduciton and its history. It is easily verifiable and it does need neutrality issues because it is a mere introduction existent on its web page without any controversial issues to be discussed. I think the tags can be removed if you check the sites. It is an active orchestra and no debatable issues are used in the text. Have a nice day. @Mccapra Curiousbumblebee (talk) 13:08, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Curiousbumblebee: hi I’m afraid you can’t base a Wikipedia article on the subject’s own website. You need to add third party sources to demonstrate that the subject is notable. Mccapra (talk) 14:11, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kaya Kinkel tagged as an orphan[edit]

Hi @Mccapra, I translated a page and you tagged it as an Orphan. What should I do? I linked it to the original page from German Wikipedia.

Isn't it enough?

I also checked Find link tool. And I found the page in both German and English languages!

Kaya Kinkel

Cheers,Eh.eb 18:51, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Eh.ebrahimi: hi take a look here. I’ve linked to the article from two other pages so it’s no longer an orphan and I’ll take the tag off. Mccapra (talk) 19:23, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! @Mccapra
I learn something new every day! Eh.eb 20:17, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Precious anniversary[edit]

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Three years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:37, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ya’ara Keydar review[edit]

Hi @Mccapra! I've tagged you to seek second opinion in a user talk page discussion regarding Ya’ara Keydar review. I don't think is sufficient to pass for WP:NACADEMIC and WP:BIO in general as the subject's significant impact in the field is not clear beyond being a career curator/fashion historian with an established track record of exhibitions (as do plenty others). I'd appreciate your input. Thanks. Ppt91 (talk) 20:27, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Article "José Maria Xavier"[edit]

This article has multiple issues. Can you read it again? I added many references, including one from Cambridge. Gondolabúrguer (talk) 21:46, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Gondolabúrguer: thanks I’ve removed the tags. Also please remember you need to provide proper attribution for material derived from other language wikis. I’ve added the translation template to the article talk page. Mccapra (talk) 21:58, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK. Thank you! Gondolabúrguer (talk) 22:03, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can you delete this file? It was only a draft.[edit]

(Off) Hi again. I am a newbie here. I do not know how to delete this older file. (Read the "discussion": there is a newer that I did, a colored version.) Thanks!,_segundo_o_trabalho_%22Esbo%C3%A7o_de_Um_Atlas_Lingu%C3%ADstico_de_Minas_Gerais%22_(UFJF,_1977).png Gondolabúrguer (talk) 22:19, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

hi I’m afraid I don’t know what the processes are on Wikimedia Commons. However just because there’s a newer colour version doesn’t mean the older one needs to be deleted. Both may be useful, and I’d just leave it to someone else to put up for deletion if they feel it’s appropriate. Mccapra (talk) 22:43, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Andrew Geils review[edit]

Hi Mccapra, just thanking you for your speedy review of my newly created article Andrew Geils - much appreciated! (btw the guy sounds like a bit of an A$$hole, but that is neither here nor there for notability I am guessing...) - I was added relevant text in the form of an elongated quote almost simultaneously with your review, not sure if you would have seen it... Anyway best regards from Tony Rees, Australia. Tony 1212 (talk) 17:24, 11 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiProject script[edit]

Hi Mccapra! Further to our conversation the other day - Rater is the script I couldn't remember the name of, it enables you to add WikiProjects and ratings from a dialog box rather than requiring you to go to the talk page - hope it's helpful :) Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 14:39, 17 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Samwalton9 (WMF): thank you that sounds very useful I’ll take a look. Mccapra (talk) 17:35, 17 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for reviewing my article[edit]

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Hey, thank you for reviewing my article Afghanistan–Pakistan Confederation plan, happy contributings in advance! Starkex 🌟 , 16:24 (UTC) 20 February 2023


Done–MinisterOfReligion (Talk) 06:00, 22 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • @Owais Al Qarni: well, yes and no. Thank you for expanding this. There are indeed plenty of footnotes now but the article is now incredibly long and seems to repeat material already included in other articles. I will post a note on the article talk page. Mccapra (talk) 06:10, 22 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please Review this article[edit]

Hi @Mccapra, Hope you're doing good. Please help to review Janopakari Doddanna Setty article. Created this last week, so far its in unreviewed state. Appreciate your help, Thanks in advance. -- Naveen N Kadalaveni (talk) 08:27, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

done. Mccapra (talk) 09:05, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Mccapra- Thank you so much for quick corrections and review. Much appreciated! Have a nice day. --Naveen N Kadalaveni (talk) 09:08, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikimedia Foundation project to improve PageTriage[edit]

Hi, as an active New Page Patroller, I wanted to make sure you were aware of an upcoming Wikimedia Foundation project to improve the PageTriage extension. We recently published results of user interviews, and have some findings that we would value patrollers' opinions on. If you haven't yet, please consider adding the project page to your watchlist to stay up to date with our progress! Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 13:17, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I also just wanted to thank you for taking the time to meet with us. We'd value your input on whether we've captured everything important or if there's anything still missing. Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 13:20, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

KVV Subrahmanyam[edit]

Hello , There are many names of Subrahmanyam around. This is a distinguished IPS officer of repute belonging to AP cadre. Pls let me know how I can remove the delete tag. I have been a wikipedian from 2007. Thanks K Bala — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kbala1055 (talkcontribs) 13:17, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Kbala1055: hi thanks for your message. I see you have responded on the deletion discussion page, thank you. Apologies if I have mixed this article up with another one in a different topic, but my memory of it is fairly clear. Anyway we’ll see what the view of the community is. Thanks Mccapra (talk) 13:39, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello Mccapra,
Thanks for your response. Yes, We can wait. I have added further justification and rationale for inclusion from the sources in the discussion page. I added this also in my Talk page.
K.Bala 09:34, 5 March 2023 (UTC) Kbala1055 (talk) 09:34, 5 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thank You ;)

Apostolicus (talk) 20:06, 10 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]