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New Page Patrol newsletter October 2022[edit]

Hello MusikAnimal,

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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.

Awards: Barnstars were given for the past several years (thanks to MPGuy2824), and we are now all caught up. The 2021 cup went to John B123 for leading with 26,525 article reviews during 2021. To encourage moderate activity, a new "Iron" level barnstar is awarded annually for reviewing 360 articles ("one-a-day"), and 100 reviews earns the "Standard" NPP barnstar. About 90 reviewers received barnstars for each of the years 2018 to 2021 (including the new awards that were given retroactively). All awards issued for every year are listed on the Awards page. Check out the new Hall of Fame also.

Software news: Novem Linguae and MPGuy2824 have connected with WMF developers who can review and approve patches, so they have been able to fix some bugs, and make other improvements to the Page Curation software. You can see everything that has been fixed recently here. The reviewer report has also been improved.

NPP backlog May – October 15, 2022


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Saving the best for last: From a July low of 8,500, the backlog climbed back to 11,000 in August and then reversed in September dropping to below 6,000 and continued falling with the October backlog drive to under 1,000, a level not seen in over four years. Keep in mind that there are 2,000 new articles every week, so the number of reviews is far higher than the backlog reduction. To keep the backlog under a thousand, we have to keep reviewing at about half the recent rate!

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New Pages Patrol newsletter January 2023[edit]

Hello MusikAnimal,

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.

2022 Awards
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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!

Minimum deletion time: The previous WP:NPP guideline was to wait 15 minutes before tagging for deletion (including draftification and WP:BLAR). Due to complaints, a consensus decided to raise the time to 1 hour. To illustrate this, very new pages in the feed are now highlighted in red. (As always, this is not applicable to attack pages, copyvios, vandalism, etc.)

New draftify script: In response to feedback from AFC, the The Move to Draft script now provides a choice of set messages that also link the creator to a new, friendly explanation page. The script also warns reviewers if the creator is probably still developing the article. The former script is no longer maintained. Please edit your edit your common.js or vector.js file from User:Evad37/MoveToDraft.js to User:MPGuy2824/MoveToDraft.js

Redirects: Some of our redirect reviewers have reduced their activity and the backlog is up to 9,000+ (two months deep). If you are interested in this distinctly different task and need any help, see this guide, this checklist, and spend some time at WP:RFD.

Discussions with the WMF The PageTriage open letter signed by 444 users is bearing fruit. The Growth Team has assigned some software engineers to work on PageTriage, the software that powers the NewPagesFeed and the Page Curation toolbar. WMF has submitted dozens of patches in the last few weeks to modernize PageTriage's code, which will make it easier to write patches in the future. This work is helpful but is not very visible to the end user. For patches visible to the end user, volunteers such as Novem Linguae and MPGuy2824 have been writing patches for bug reports and feature requests. The Growth Team also had a video conference with the NPP coordinators to discuss revamping the landing pages that new users see.

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scanning dumps[edit]

Hello. For making reports, how do you guys scan the wikipedia dumps? —usernamekiran (talk) 19:53, 18 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Usernamekiran Are you referring to Wikipedia:Database reports? I don't think any of these scan dumps, but query the database directly. Going by dumps is generally very inefficient and is only used for info we can't get through querying the database. If there's a specific kind of query you need help with, the kind folks at WP:RAQ may be able to help. MusikAnimal talk 20:22, 28 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AIV Template Revisited[edit]

Hi MusikAnimal!

I have added a (mediocre) option for a partial block on Template:AIV/sandbox. The syntax is part|pb|partialblock. I did add an option for additional text to say where the block is, but it doesn't seem that great. Test results:

Niet ondertekend.png Partially blocked.
Niet ondertekend.png Partially blocked (from User:EvergreenFir).

As I am amateur at template syntax, I will let you or someone else put in in {{AIV}} if you think this is useful. Thank you! EvergreenFir (talk) 20:22, 13 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@EvergreenFir I cleaned up the implementation in the sandbox a bit. I haven't worked at AIV for so long that I nearly forgot that the bots removed blocked users! But I guess they don't for partial blocks, hence why you wanted to add this. If that is the case, I think it's certainly useful! I don't know how the bot could ascertain that a partial block was in response to the AIV report, after all, and we don't want other admins investigating a user who has already been dealt with.
If the new output above looks good to you, feel free to add it as it is in the sandbox, or I can add it, then I'll update responseHelper :) MusikAnimal talk 03:29, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you! And exactly correct. The bots do not clear partially blocked ones from AIV and they can waste admins' time and clutter the list.
I've copied the sandbox to the main template and will update the documentation in a moment.
Thanks again for your help! EvergreenFir (talk) 04:15, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This has now been added to responseHelper. Regards, MusikAnimal talk 21:50, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A message from MTRIProd[edit]

Can you help me become an admin or moderator? MTRIProd (talk) 05:57, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See Wikipedia:Adminship is not for new users. However, it's worth noting that you're currently closer to being blocked than obtaining adminship. -FASTILY 08:06, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This week's article for improvement (week 12, 2023)[edit]

Hello, MusikAnimal. The article for improvement of the week is:


Please be bold and help improve it!

Previous selections: Food • Manufacturing

Get involved with the AFI project: Nominate an article • Review nominations

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The Signpost: 20 March 2023[edit]

Tech News: 2023-12[edit]

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FixPP issue[edit]


Due to some weird caching issues, all pages don't show up during the categorymembers API check for MusikBot's FixPP run, making these pages not be processed. Instead, if this could be changed to use the search API for incategory:"Wikipedia pages with incorrect protection templates", the issue should be resolved. Thanks! ~ Eejit43 (talk) 12:31, 21 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Note: I've since null edited all pages so they will show up in categorymembers, so you won't be able to reproduce this. ~ Eejit43 (talk) 12:43, 21 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]