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The second round of the 2023 WikiCup has now finished. Contestants needed to have scored 60 points to advance into round 3. Our top five scorers in round 2 all included a featured article among their submissions and each scored over 500 points. They were:
- Iazyges (1040) with three FAs on Byzantine emperors, and lots of bonus points.
- Unlimitedlead (847), with three FAs on ancient history, one GA and nine reviews.
- Epicgenius (636), a WikiCup veteran, with one FA on the New Amsterdam Theatre, four GAs and eleven DYKs
- BennyOnTheLoose (553), a seasoned competitor, with one FA on snooker, six GAs and seven reviews.
- FrB.TG (525), with one FA, a Lady Gaga song and a mass of bonus points.
So far contestants have achieved thirteen featured articles between them, one being a joint effort, and forty-nine good articles. The judges are pleased with the thorough reviews that are being performed, and have hardly had to reject any. As we enter the third round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed in round 3. Remember too that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them.
If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere 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 and Cwmhiraeth. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:15, 2 May 2023 (UTC)
News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2023).
- A request for comment about removing administrative privileges in specified situations is open for feedback.
- Progress has started on the Page Triage improvement project. This is to address the concerns raised by the community in their 2022 WMF letter that requested improvements be made to the tool.
- The proposed decision in the World War II and the history of Jews in Poland case is expected 11 May 2023.
- The Wikimedia Foundation annual plan 2023-2024 draft is open for comment and input through May 19. The final plan will be published in July 2023.
DYK for Adam Bobrow
You're invited! Indiana Politics & Government Editathon on Saturday, May 13
|Upcoming Indianapolis event - May 13: Indiana Politics & Government 2023|
It's been an eventful state legislative session in Indiana, and local elections took place this week, so we have lots to cover! You are invited to The AMP at 16 Tech in Indianapolis for a Politics & Government editathon to improve write articles about local political and government topics of interest and improve information about local officials, candidates, elections, and legislation. Come join us at this fun venue, with free parking and refreshments provided!
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Hi, please can you show me where the evidence is for this term being an abbreviation, as I can't see it? The official abbreviation seems to be MCCJ, if the infobox is anything to go by (and MCCJ is already a DAB with this listed). It's also formatted in a peculiar way which makes it less credible as a redirect. Bungle (talk • contribs) 16:13, 8 May 2023 (UTC)
- @Bungle From the first line of Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus: "(Latin: Missionarii Comboniani Cordis Iesu)" - that would be abbreviated MCCI. I agree that the formatting (location of dots) is a little odd. However, it is abbreviated like that in our article on Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 16:20, 8 May 2023 (UTC)
- I disagree with your view on declining the csd on this, to be honest, but even more that it should remain as-is. The organisation does not seem to be typically known by the abbreviation MCCI. Furthermore, and on the same point, we already have a DAB at MCCI (which includes the target article, I assume on the basis of your response), so why should this redirect, which is bizarrely formatted, point to an organisation where the only link seems to be a Latin initialism, instead of the existing DAB? If it were M.C.C.I. then it would not be unreasonable to point this to MCCI instead, as at least in that format it would be useable, but this to me does fall under the "implausible typo or misnomer" criteria. Bungle (talk • contribs) 17:36, 8 May 2023 (UTC)
The Beauty Myth: Revisited
Whoops, looks like we both hit that one at the same time. Sorry about that.
BTW, I saw your initial take was to move it to User:Desiraewiki/The Beauty Myth (i.e., w/o the "Revisited" part of the title). Note that The Beauty Myth and The Beauty Myth: Revisited are two different works. TJRC (talk) 20:17, 17 May 2023 (UTC)
- I moved it there as that was the original location, in the user's userspace. I was putting it back where they had moved it from. Also, is The Beauty Myth: Revisited a separate work? I'm not finding any indication of it other than a talk Naomi Wolf gave on the 20th anniversary of the publication of The Beauty Myth. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 20:22, 17 May 2023 (UTC)
- You know what? Looking more closely, I don't think it really amounts to a new work; If I'm reading it correctly (now) it's seems to be just a republication of the old one with a new introduction. If that's the case, a separate article really wouldn't be warranted at all; a (small) section in the existing article would be sufficient. TJRC (talk) 21:27, 17 May 2023 (UTC)
Hello, ONUnicorn. I see that you have restored and userfied the deleted article The Beauty Myth: Revisited, which I had deleted. I happened to discover that by accident, and if I had not done so I would not have been aware that you had done so, as you did not inform me. Neither, as far as I can see from your editing history, did you inform UtherSRG, who had subsequently re-deleted the same article after it was re-created. You may have had excellent reasons for restoring the page, but, as I expect an administrator of several years' standing such as yourself to know, Wikipedia:Administrators#Misuse of administrative tools recommends first undertaking "a brief discussion with the administrator whose action is challenged" before reverting another administrator's action, if there is any chance of disagreement. There is, of course, room for differing opinions as to when reverting another administrator's action is so obvious as to justify doing so without consultation, but when you are overturning the actions of not just one administrator but two, there is ipso facto evidence that your decision is likely to be to some extent controversial, and that consensus may not be in favour of your decision, so I would think that quite exceptionally good reasons would be required for a single administrator to unilaterally overturn the agreed actions of two administrators without consultation. However, even if you feel you have excellent reasons for regarding this as a case where it was justified to overturn an administrative action without consulting the administrators concerned, I am very surprised that you did not at least do the courtesy of informing us of your decision to unilaterally overturn our decisions after having done so. Perhaps you would like to comment. JBW (talk) 14:28, 19 May 2023 (UTC)
- @JBW I apologize, I probably should have consulted you. I will note that I was the one who placed the speedy tag you were responding you when you deleted it to begin with. When I placed the tag instead of deleting it myself, I was considering that, given my earlier actions on the article (of moving it back to userspace) and conversations with the user, it was better to tag it and allow someone else to take the action of deleting it. When the user engaged and asked for it restored to userspace, I did not even think about the fact that I was not the one who deleted it. I do apologize for not extending you the courtesy of at least notifying if not consulting you. I just didn't think about the fact that I was not the deleting admin. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 18:21, 19 May 2023 (UTC)
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 .
You're invited! Wiki Loves Pride in Indianapolis
|Upcoming Indianapolis event - June 24, 2023: Wiki Loves Pride Indy|
You are invited to join us at Spades Park Branch Library for a Wiki Loves Pride editathon—hosted by the Wikimedians of Indiana User Group with support from the Central Indiana Community Foundation. Together, new and experienced Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on LGBTQ+ topics, individuals, organizations, and legislation in Indiana.
We hope to see you there! Sincerely, Wikimedians of Indiana User Group
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The Core Contest winners announced
The winners of the 2023 The Core Contest are announced 🎉. We had an amazing set of improvements this year, and the judges ( , and ) would like to thank everybody who joined and congratulate the winners.
- First place goes to The Holocaust; very core, highly relevant; their work on bringing geographical balance to the article puts the topic in a whole different light. We also commend improvements to sourcing and prose for improving
- A close second place goes to Education from an unstructured jumble into a well-sourced piece of instruction for improving
- Third prize goes to Donatello, a near five-fold expansion with great sourcing and fantastic imagery for improving
- A tie for fourth place goes to Crime, for a strong improvement in sourcing for improving
- A tie for fifth place goes to International law, improved by converting contextless listicles into a proper sourced prose for
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News and updates for administrators from the past month (June 2023).
- Contributions to the English Wikipedia are now released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0) license instead of CC BY-SA 3.0. Contributions are still also released under the GFDL license.
- Discussion is open regarding a proposed global policy regarding third-party resources. Third-party resources are computer resources that reside outside of Wikimedia production websites.
- Two arbitration cases are currently open. Proposed decisions are expected 5 July 2023 for the Scottywong case and 9 July 2023 for the AlisonW case.
The third round of the 2023 WikiCup has come to an end. The 16 users who made it to the fourth round had at least 175 points. Our top scorers in round 3 were:
- Thebiguglyalien, with 919 points from a featured article on Frances Cleveland as well as five good articles and many reviews,
- Unlimitedlead, with 862 points from a high-scoring featured articles on Henry II of England and numerous reviews,
- Iazyges, with 560 points from a high-scoring featured article on Tiberius III.
Contestants achieved 11 featured articles, 2 featured lists, 47 good articles, 72 featured or good article reviews, over 100 DYKs and 40 ITN appearances. As always, 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 at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere 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 (talk). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:18, 8 July 2023 (UTC)
|Upcoming Indianapolis event - July 30, 2023: Indiana State Fair Wiknic|
We are partnering with the Indiana State Fair to offer FREE tickets to the fair for Wikipedians! We will be meeting on July 30th at 10am to pass out tickets and have a quick info session before we attend the fair (feel free to branch off and share your accomplishments on the Meetup page later!) Detailed instructions on how the day will go is available on the Meetup page! We hope you'll join us to edit about things related to fair (historic buildings, foods, animals, activities, and the fair itself).
All levels of experience are welcome! Please RSVP so we know who is coming. We hope you'll join us!
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- Hey there! I know you've registered your regrets on this and a few other past events. We'd definitely love to have you some time! In any case, as I wrote on the event page, we've been gifted a bunch of free fair tickets to distribute to Wikipedians. Even if you can't make it at the time we scheduled the event, let me know if you'd still like to use a free ticket, and maybe you can participate in the event asynchronously, if you can upload some photos or do other edits (or even a new article). I already have the tickets in my possession, so I'd be happy to find a way to get them to you! Dominic·t 18:58, 25 July 2023 (UTC)
News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2023).
- The tag filter on Special:NewPages and revision history pages can now be inverted. This allows hiding edits made by automated tools. (T334338)
- Special:BlockedExternalDomains is a new tool that allows easier blocking of plain domains (and their subdomains). This is more easily searchable and is faster for the software to use than the existing MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. It does not support regex (for complex cases), URL path-matching, or the MediaWiki:Spam-whitelist. (T337431)
- The arbitration cases named Scottywong and AlisonW closed 10 July and 16 July respectively.
- The SmallCat dispute arbitration case is in the workshop phase.
"The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save for Sacnoth"
- Congratulations! I'm glad it was published. :) ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 15:04, 15 August 2023 (UTC)
News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2023).
- Following an RfC, TFAs will be automatically semi-protected the day before it is on the main page and through the day after.
- A discussion at WP:VPP about revision deletion and oversight for dead names found that
[s]ysops can choose to use revdel if, in their view, it's the right tool for this situation, and they need not default to oversight. But oversight could well be right where there's a particularly high risk to the person. Use your judgment.
- Special:Contributions now shows the user's local edit count and the account's creation date. (T324166)
- The SmallCat dispute case has closed. As part of the final decision, editors participating in XfD have been reminded to be careful about forming
local consensus which may or may not reflect the broader community consensus. Regular closers of XfD forums were also encouraged to
note when broader community discussion, or changes to policies and guidelines, would be helpful.
- Tech tip: The "Browse history interactively" banner shown at the top of Special:Diff can be used to easily look through a history, assemble composite diffs, or find out what archive something wound up in.
The fourth round of the competition has finished, with anyone scoring less than 673 points being eliminated. It was a high scoring round with all but one of the contestants who progressed to the final having achieved an FA during the round. The highest scorers were
- Epicgenius, with 2173 points topping the scores, gained mainly from a featured article, 38 good articles and 9 DYKs. He was followed by
- Sammi Brie, with 1575 points, gained mainly from a featured article, 28 good articles and 50 good article reviews. Close behind was
- Thebiguglyalien, with 1535 points mainly gained from a featured article, 15 good articles, 26 good article reviews and lots of bonus points.
Between them during round 4, contestants achieved 12 featured articles, 3 featured lists, 3 featured pictures, 126 good articles, 46 DYK entries, 14 ITN entries, 67 featured article candidate reviews and 147 good article reviews. Congratulations to our eight finalists and all who participated! It was a generally high-scoring and productive round and I think we can expect a highly competitive finish to the competition.
Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 4 but before the start of round 5 can be claimed in round 5. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them and within 24 hours of the end of the final. If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. It would be helpful if this list could be cleared of any items no longer relevant. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send.
I will be standing down as a judge after the end of the contest. I think the Cup encourages productive editors to improve their contributions to Wikipedia and I hope that someone else will step up to take over the running of the Cup. Sturmvogel 66 (talk), and Cwmhiraeth (talk)
New page patrol October 2023 Backlog drive
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Hello dear ONUnicorn!
Chiragh Baloch is one of famous baloch actors who worked in this area for a long time. I wanted to add an article in name of Chiragh Baloch, but it semes, it protected from creation. If passible please create this article using this information, thanks in advance. Ibrahim khashrowdi (talk) 17:46, 13 September 2023 (UTC)
- Hi @Ibrahim khashrowdi, thanks for reaching out about that draft.
- When you are dealing with a title that has been salted, as that one has, it's a really good idea to go through the artiles for creation process. I've looked over the draft you've created, and I notice it only cites two sources, one of which (the surkhiyn one) gives me an error message ("This site can’t be reached"). The other one (from the Daily Times) looks like a good source, but before the article is accepted, it needs to demonstrate he is notable by reference to multiple reliable sources (such as the Daily Times one seems to be) that are not affiliated with him.
- At this point I recommend finding 2-3 more sources and adding information from them to the article and citing them before clicking the button that says "Submit the draft for review!" at the bottom of the box I've added to the draft. If an AFC reviewer accepts the draft, I or any other admin will be happy to unprotect the title so it can be moved to article space. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 18:40, 13 September 2023 (UTC)
- Thank you dear @ONUnicorn for your quick reply and useful instructions.
- Sure, I will add other reliable sources as you said.
- Regards -- Ibrahim khashrowdi (talk) 17:39, 14 September 2023 (UTC)
News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2023).
- An RfC is open regarding amending the paid-contribution disclosure policy to add the following text:
Any administrator soliciting clients for paid Wikipedia-related consulting or advising services not covered by other paid-contribution rules must disclose all clients on their userpage.
- Administrators can now choose to add the user's user page to their watchlist when changing the usergroups for a user. This works both via Special:UserRights and via the API. (T272294)
- The 2023 CheckUser and Oversight appointments process has concluded with the appointment of one new CheckUser.
- Self-nominations for the electoral commission for the 2023 Arbitration Committee elections opens on 2 October and closes on 8 October.
|Upcoming Indianapolis event - October 11, 2023: Indiana Under-represented Artists Edit-a-thon|
You are invited to Herron Art Library in Herron School of Art & Design for an Under-represented Artists of Indiana Edit-a-thon—hosted by the Wikimedians of Indiana User Group with support from the Central Indiana Community Foundation. Together, new and experienced Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on under-represented Indiana based artists and art/artist organizations and groups in Indiana today, and historically.
All levels of experience are welcome! Please RSVP so we know who is coming. We hope you'll join us!
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November Articles for creation backlog drive
The WikiCup is a marathon rather than a sprint and all those reaching the final round have been involved in the competition for the last ten months, improving Wikipedia vastly during the process. After all this hard work, BeanieFan11 has emerged as the 2023 winner and the WikiCup Champion. The finalists this year were:-
- BeanieFan11 with 2582 points
- Thebiguglyalien with 1615 points
- Epicgenius with 1518 points
- MyCatIsAChonk with 1012 points
- BennyOnTheLoose with 974 points
- AirshipJungleman29 with 673 points
- Sammi Brie with 520 points
- Unlimitedlead with 5 points
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 competition, some of whom did very well. Wikipedia has benefitted greatly from the quality creations, expansions and improvements made, and the numerous reviews performed. 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.
- Unlimitedlead wins the featured article prize, for 7 FAs in total including 3 in round 2.
- MyCatIsAChonk wins the featured list prize, for 5 FLs in total.
- Lee Vilenski wins the featured topic prize, for a 6-article featured topic in round 4.
- MyCatIsAChonk wins the featured picture prize, for 6 FPs in total.
- BeanieFan11 wins the good article prize, for 75 GAs in total, including 61 in the final round.
- Epicgenius wins the good topic prize, for a 41-article good topic in the final round.
- LunaEatsTuna wins the GA reviewer prize, for 70 GA reviews in round 1.
- MyCatIsAChonk wins the FA reviewer prize, for 66 FA reviews in the final round.
- Epicgenius wins the DYK prize, for 49 did you know articles in total.
- Muboshgu wins the ITN prize, for 46 in the news articles in total.
The WikiCup has run every year since 2007. With the 2023 contest now concluded, I will be standing down as a judge due to real life commitments, so I hope that another editor will take over running the competition. Please get in touch if you are interested. Next year's competition will hopefully begin on 1 January 2024. You are invited to sign up to participate in the contest; the WikiCup is open to all Wikipedians, both novices and experienced editors. It only remains to congratulate our worthy winners once again and thank all participants for their involvement! (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 and Cwmhiraeth. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:51, 5 November 2023 (UTC)
News and updates for administrators from the past month (October 2023).
- The WMF is working on making it possible for administrators to edit MediaWiki configuration directly. This is similar to previous work on Special:EditGrowthConfig. A technical RfC is running until November 08, where you can provide feedback.
- There is a proposed plan for re-enabling the Graph Extension. Feedback on this proposal is requested.
- Eligible editors are invited to self-nominate themselves from 12 November 2023 until 21 November 2023 to stand in the 2023 Arbitration Committee elections.
- Electoral Commission for the 2023 Arbitration Committee Elections. is the reserve commissioner. , and have been appointed to the
- Following a motion, the contentious topic designation of Prem Rawat has been struck. Actions previously taken using this contentious topic designation are still in force.
- Following several motions, multiple topic areas are no longer designated as a contentious topic. These contentious topic designations were from the Editor conduct in e-cigs articles, Liancourt Rocks, Longevity, Medicine, September 11 conspiracy theories, and Shakespeare authorship question cases.
- Following a motion, remedies 3.1 (All related articles under 1RR whenever the dispute over naming is concerned), 6 (Stalemate resolution) and 30 (Administrative supervision) of the Macedonia 2 case have been rescinded.
- Following a motion, remedy 6 (One-revert rule) of the The Troubles case has been amended.
- An arbitration case named Industrial agriculture has been opened. Evidence submissions in this case close 8 November.
- The Articles for Creation backlog drive is happening in November 2023, with 700+ drafts pending reviews for in the last 4 months or so. In addition to the AfC participants, all administrators and New Page Patrollers can conduct reviews using the helper script, Yet Another AFC Helper Script, which can be enabled in the Gadgets settings. Sign up here to participate!
Good job on your essay! I came across it by chance and it entertained me very much. Thank you for creating it!
- Thanks! I'm glad it entertained. :) ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 16:39, 8 November 2023 (UTC)