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Discontent Content Issue 7
Welcome, subscribers, to the seventh Discontent Content newsletter! Discontent Content is a newsletter aiming to collate and improve Wikipedia articles in need of more eyes and hands to get them in shape. Its unique trimodal structure allows editors to work where they feel comfortable -- with stubs and starts needing to be brought to standard, mid-quality articles with Good or Featured potential, or quality-assessed articles needing help to maintain their status.
Articles in this category are those that need to be brought up to a minimum quality standard. Some will be stubs; others will be longer articles that nonetheless have significant concerns putting them far below B- or C-class adequacy.
This issue's Category 1 articles are:
Articles in this category, while in better current shape than Category 1, are still missing something. They have the potential to be truly high-quality content, and may have been at one point. With work, they can be brought up to dizzying heights.
This issue's Category 2 articles are:
Articles in this category have been assessed through a content review process in the past, but may require work to be brought up to current GA/FA standard. Editors can help bring them to a level where the star or plus near their names can once again shine.
This issue's Category 3 articles are:
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The Signpost: 5 June 2023
- News and notes: WMRU director forks new 'pedia, birds flap in top '22 piccy, WMF weighs in on Indian gov's map axe plea
- Featured content: Poetry under pressure
- Traffic report: Celebs, controversies and a chatbot in the public eye
News and updates for administrators from the past month (May 2023).
- Following an RfC, editors indefinitely site-banned by community consensus will now have all rights, including sysop, removed.
- As a part of the Wikimedia Foundation's IP Masking project, a new policy has been created that governs the access to temporary account IP addresses. An associated FAQ has been created and individual communities can increase the requirements to view temporary account IP addresses.
- Bot operators and tool maintainers should schedule time in the coming months to test and update their tools for the effects of IP masking. IP masking will not be deployed to any content wiki until at least October 2023 and is unlikely to be deployed to the English Wikipedia until some time in 2024.
- The arbitration case World War II and the history of Jews in Poland has been closed. The topic area of Polish history during World War II (1933-1945) and the history of Jews in Poland is subject to a "reliable source consensus-required" contentious topic restriction.
- Following a community referendum, the arbitration policy has been modified to remove the ability for users to appeal remedies to .
Guild of Copy Editors June 2023 Newsletter
|Guild of Copy Editors June 2023 Newsletter
Hello and welcome to the June 2023 newsletter, a quarterly digest of Guild activities since March. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below.
Election news: Fancy helping out at the Guild? Nominations for our half-yearly Election of Coordinators are open until 23:59 on 15 June (UTC)*. Starting immediately after, the voting phase will run until 23:59 on 30 June. All Wikipedians in good standing are eligible and self-nominations are welcomed; it's your Guild and it doesn't organize itself!
Blitz: Of the 17 editors who signed up for our April Copy Editing Blitz, nine editors completed at least one copy-edit. Between them, they copy-edited 24 articles totaling 53,393 words. Barnstars awarded are here.
Progress report: As of 03:09 on 6 June 2023, GOCE copyeditors have processed 91 requests since 1 January and the backlog stands at 1,887 articles.
Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators, , and .
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Lou D’Ambrosio update
Hi there Miniapolis. I have an edit request waiting at former Avaya CEO Lou D'Ambrosio's talk page, and thought you might be willing to check it out given your assistance on the company page in the past. Thanks! AB for LouDA (talk) 15:24, 9 June 2023 (UTC)
- Sorry, but the first source for your verbatim changes is behind a paywall and the second requires an account to read. My only requested edit to Avaya was several years ago (after the page was tagged for copyediting), and I'm too busy at the moment to evaluate and add sources for existing content. All the best, Miniapolis 17:56, 9 June 2023 (UTC)
Blitz / Drive sign-up sections
Hi Miniapolis, I noticed you removed the barnstars page link in the blitz sign-up section here. It's probably not important but I find the links useful for getting my old rollover stats from the barnstar tables for the following blitz or drive. I thought other editors might also find these links useful so I started leaving them in the page a few months ago. It's not a big deal though; I can live without them. :) Cheers, Baffle☿gab 01:59, 18 June 2023 (UTC)
- Sorry about that, Baffle, and I won't do that again. I assumed that editors would get their rollover numbers from the editnotice link when they sign up. Have fun and all the best, Miniapolis 01:56, 19 June 2023 (UTC)
The Signpost: 19 June 2023
- Featured content: Content, featured
- Recent research: Hoaxers prefer currently-popular topics