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Alan MacMasters

What's the reason behind your "we should probably have this in the article for awhile" suggestion on the toaster article ([1])? Would have thought the best approach was to WP:DENY, and maybe have a hidden comment in the wiki source for anyone who tries to add it back in future.

Searching the web for MacMasters' name or "who invented the toaster" seems to prioritise other web pages who were fooled by it, over the Wikipedia toaster page and its correction, if that was your hope. Lord Belbury (talk) 08:09, 23 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Lord Belbury! I added the information as there are now years of sources saying something else, and that's going to be a source of confusion for our readers. I don't particularly mind whether or not our article states that it was "a hoax perpetrated by vandalism on Wikipedia," but I believe not correcting the base information would be a mistake. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 15:51, 23 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's the "awhile" that I'm not following, really. Either it should be in the article or it shouldn't.
Wikipedia should give space to popular, long-running misconceptions, but this one sounds marginal, and from WP:DENY I'd lean to not including it, for suggesting that if someone adds a good lie to a Wikipedia article it might stay there forever, with "but this is a lie" added after a few years if anyone notices it. Lord Belbury (talk) 17:35, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In an ideal world, in a few years enough incorrect sources on this will be revised, deleted, or go dead. That would make this info marginal enough to be removed from the article. But right now, in my view there's enough misinfo out there on this point, in quantity and prominence, that the Wikipedia article needs to address it head-on. All that said, to assuage your concern around WP:DENY I've edited the sentence to remove the mention of Wikipedia. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 17:48, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Hi Ed, I noticed an edit by you. I hope you're doing fine. Tony (talk) 08:13, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Tony1: Hey there! Yes, your talk page is still on my watchlist after all these years. :-) Life is good here—same town and same cat, but now plus a fiancée and a dog. I hope things are going swimmingly over there! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 07:12, 28 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm delighted about the fiancée. The past 18 months have seen a few major changes in my life, but the core is undisturbed. I look back with nostalgia on those Signpost days; it was a great experience, even if pressured at times. I hope the dog and the cat get on with each other. Tony (talk) 10:11, 28 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Tony1: I'm glad to hear that the core is still there! I did see that Ruby passed away last year, and while I wasn't sure how to reach out before, please belatedly accept my condolences. She was a perfect companion.
Those days were really something—sometimes I marvel at how much quality work we ended up producing while also keeping afloat in 'real' life. The cat runs the house (of course), but the two mostly get along. It does help that they're both remarkably motivated by the prospect of treats, and that the dog is easily distracted by Lamb Chomp the dog toy, which we are now forced to buy every couple months. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 05:02, 31 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Bugle: Issue CXCVII, August 2022

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Jisaburo Ozawa's page aggresive edition

What exactly is the reason why you just deleted all the page on anything without a source? Just add the "this section needs references" or the [missing reference], don't destroy the whole page. For reference, edit history: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jisabur%C5%8D_Ozawa&diff=1080894351&oldid=1080894223

I plan to revert changes and add [missing reference] in every paragraph, just telling you on advance. - Franfran2424 (talk) 15:52, 19 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This comment might explain Ed's reasoning. Parsecboy (talk) 17:42, 19 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Franfran2424 +cc Parsecboy You may be interested in WP:Citogenesis#Ozawa. I didn't add that entry, but it serves as a real good argument for TNT'ing the page and starting over. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 05:18, 21 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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WikiCup 2022 November newsletter

The 2022 WikiCup has drawn to a close with the final round going down to the wire. The 2022 champion is

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  • United Nations Kavyansh.Singh (370), who created various articles on famous Americans, including an FA on Louis H. Bean, famed for his prediction of election outcomes. Next was
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During the WikiCup, contestants achieved 37 featured articles, 349 good articles, 360 featured article reviews, 683 good article reviews and 480 In the news items, so Wikipedia has benefited greatly from the activities of WikiCup competitors. Well done everyone! All those who reached the final round will receive awards and the following special awards will be made, based on high performance in particular areas of content creation and review. So that the finalists do not have an undue advantage, these prizes are awarded to the competitor who scored the highest in any particular field in a single round, or the overall leader in this field.

  • England Lee Vilenski wins the featured article prize, for a total of 6 FAs during the course of the competition and 3 in the final round.
  • United Nations Kavyansh.Singh wins the featured list prize, for 3 FLs in round 2.
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The Bugle: Issue CXCIX, November 2022

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Doodoodave

Re your note to Doodoodave, I'm sure I've seen at least a couple of recent users blocked for very similar behaviour, and this seems to be a duck. The only details I can remember are that they had a habit of embedding mostly irrelevant links, like the "baby with the bathwater" one, in their talk page responses and edit summaries. I've no idea how to search for this but I got the impression it was LTA. Does this ring any bells? Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 16:32, 15 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hey Mike Christie! Long time no see—I hope all is well. I haven't been on that side of Wikipedia for awhile now, so I'm afraid those clues aren't getting any bell-ringers to head up the steeple. Would leaving a note on WP:AN or WT:LONGTERM be too much of an escalation? They're clearly not a new user, but they also haven't done anything close to blockable. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 20:04, 15 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi -- yes, it's been a while! Every now and then I see your sig somewhere and click through to check whether the green bar is getting close to 100%. There are a finite number of battleships, after all. I think AN might be overkill; I know I've seen behaviour like this before but I can't really provide helpful clues. If they're who I think they are they'll get noticed eventually. When are you going to nominate another FAC? Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 22:03, 15 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Re: Dave, sounds good. It really is a fascinating communication style.
Pretty much all the credit for the last many years of OMT work goes to Parsecboy and Sturmvogel (and none to me)—I've been mostly disengaged since grad school. I ended up writing a thesis on the South American dreadnought race that with some hindsight really sapped my appetite for getting back into that topic area. That said, Chilean cruiser Esmeralda (1883)'s been ready for when I hit a slower point in life, but as I'm not sure I'll ever get there I should probably just do it.
Speaking of finite numbers, how are all the science fiction magazines? Or is Iron Age England too good of a topic to pass up? :-) Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 00:29, 16 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Still a few magazines left to go. Have been doing Neolithic articles too, recently, and I suspect that could keep me busy forever if I wanted. I've also been working on tools; have you seen this? If you click on "Editor query" and put your user name in it'll give you your FAC history. If you do nominate that cruiser, let me know and I promise to review it. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 01:41, 16 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Mike Christie: Goodness, I didn't imagine that so many sci-fi magazines have existed. But by that same token, you're well on your way!
I hadn't seen that new tool. Quite nifty, and I bet it makes tallying up the review statistics far easier than when you started doing those. Hard to believe my last time at FAC was in 2018... it doesn't feel like it's been that long. Time flies. I'll give you a shout when that goes up, and similarly don't hesitate to reach out if there's something I can be helpful with! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 05:10, 16 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Books & Bytes – Issue 53

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Thank you today for South American dreadnought race, introduce (in 2012): "This article tells the curious story of a dreadnought arms race between Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. In 1907, Brazil changed a previous naval order to include three dreadnoughts – a new design of warships that was much more powerful than any earlier naval vessel. The Argentine government, Brazil's chief rival, had a major problem with that, so they responded by ordering two larger dreadnoughts. Chile, Argentina's rival and major naval competitor in the 1890s, didn't like this new development, so they ordered two super-dreadnoughts. The costs for these ships were staggeringly astronomical. The Argentine ships' original cost was a fifth – that's 20%, folks – of the entire Argentine budget. Making everything worse, later in-service costs would easily add up to more than half the original cost over the first five years. The whole ride came to a crashing halt when WWI hit, which was probably a good thing for the countries involved, but the dreadnoughts received by the countries were used through the Second World War."! -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:38, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Guild of Copy Editors December 2022 Newsletter

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Hello and welcome to our latest newsletter, a quarterly digest of Guild activities since October. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below.

Blitz: Our October Copy Editing Blitz focused on July and August 2022 request months; and articles tagged for c/e in December 2021 and January 2022. Seventeen of those who signed up claimed at least one copy-edit, and between them copy-edited forty-six articles. Barnstars awarded are here.

Drive: In the November Backlog Elimination Drive, thirty editors signed up, twenty-two of whom claimed at least one copy-edit. Both target months—December 2021 and January 2022—were cleared, and February was added to the target months. Sixteen requests were copy-edited and 239 articles were removed from the backlog. Barnstars awarded are here.

Blitz: Our seven-day-long December 2022 Copy Editing Blitz begins on 17 December at 00:01 (UTC)*. It will focus on articles tagged for copy-edit in February 2022, and pending requests from September and October. Barnstars awarded will be available here.

Progress report: As of 22:40, 8 December 2022, GOCE copyeditors have processed 357 requests since 1 January, there were seventy-four requests outstanding and the backlog stands at 1,791 articles. We always need skilled copy-editors; please help out if you can.

Election news: Nomination of candidates for the GOCE's Election of Coordinators for the first half of 2023 is open and continues until 23:59 on 15 December. Voting begins at 00:01 on 16 December and closes at 23:59 on 31 December. All editors in good standing (not under ArbCom or community sanctions) are eligible and self-nominations are welcomed. Coordinators serve a six-month term that ends at 23:59 on June 30. If you've thought about helping out at the Guild, please nominate yourself or any editor you consider suitable—with their permission, of course!. It's your Guild and it doesn't coordinate itself.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers and best seasonal wishes from your GOCE coordinators, Baffle gab1978, Dhtwiki, Miniapolis, Tenryuu, and Zippybonzo.

*All times and dates on this newsletter are UTC.
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The Bugle: Issue CC, December 2022

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Guild of Copy Editors December 2022 Newsletter error

The GOCE December 2022 newsletter, as sent on 9 December, contains an erroneous start date for our December Blitz. The Blitz will start on 11 December rather than on 17 December, as stated in the newsletter. I'm sorry for the mistake and for disrupting your talk page; thanks for your understanding. Sent by Baffle gab1978 via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:31, 9 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy Kalends of January

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Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and distraction-free and may Janus light your way. Ealdgyth (talk) 14:08, 1 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you so much, Ealdgyth! Hope all is well! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 05:23, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Welcome to the 2023 WikiCup!

Happy New Year and Happy New WikiCup! The 2023 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 ready for you to take part. Any questions on the scoring, rules or 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) 14:16, 1 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy New Year, The ed17!

   Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.

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Administrators' newsletter – January 2023

News and updates for administrators from the past month (December 2022).

Guideline and policy news

Arbitration

Miscellaneous

  • Voting for the Sound Logo has closed and the winner is expected to be announced February to April 2023.
  • Tech tip: You can view information about IP addresses in a centralised location using bullseye which won the Newcomer award in the recent Coolest Tool Awards.

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The Bugle: Issue 201, January 2023

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DYK for Vennture Brew Company

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On 11 January 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Vennture Brew Company, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that creating Vennture Brew Company involved 18 months of construction and $22,000 in crowdsourced funds? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Vennture Brew Company. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Vennture Brew Company), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. 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.

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Your GA nomination of Angeli Foods

The article Angeli Foods you nominated as a good article has failed Symbol oppose vote.svg; see Talk:Angeli Foods for reasons why the nomination failed. If or when these points have been taken care of, you may apply for a new nomination of the article. Message delivered by ChristieBot, on behalf of Sammi Brie -- Sammi Brie (talk) 08:21, 15 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your GA nomination of Ore Dock Brewing Company

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Ore Dock Brewing Company you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by ChristieBot, on behalf of LunaEatsTuna -- LunaEatsTuna (talk) 00:01, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your GA nomination of Ore Dock Brewing Company

The article Ore Dock Brewing Company you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Ore Dock Brewing Company for comments about the article, and Talk:Ore Dock Brewing Company/GA1 for the nomination. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. Message delivered by ChristieBot, on behalf of LunaEatsTuna -- LunaEatsTuna (talk) 05:41, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your GA nomination of Vennture Brew Company

The article Vennture Brew Company you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Vennture Brew Company and Talk:Vennture Brew Company/GA1 for issues which need to be addressed. Message delivered by ChristieBot, on behalf of LunaEatsTuna -- LunaEatsTuna (talk) 18:42, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your GA nomination of Vennture Brew Company

The article Vennture Brew Company you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Vennture Brew Company for comments about the article, and Talk:Vennture Brew Company/GA1 for the nomination. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. Message delivered by ChristieBot, on behalf of LunaEatsTuna -- LunaEatsTuna (talk) 02:21, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your GA nomination of Keweenaw Brewing Company

The article Keweenaw Brewing Company you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Keweenaw Brewing Company and Talk:Keweenaw Brewing Company/GA1 for issues which need to be addressed. Message delivered by ChristieBot, on behalf of LunaEatsTuna -- LunaEatsTuna (talk) 22:18, 20 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Books & Bytes – Issue 54

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The Wikipedia Library: Books & Bytes
Issue 54, November – December 2022

  • New collections:
    • British Newspaper Archive
    • Findmypast
    • University of Michigan Press
    • ACLS
    • Duke University Press
  • 1Lib1Ref 2023
  • Spotlight: EDS Refine Results

Read the full newsletter

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Your GA nomination of Keweenaw Brewing Company

The article Keweenaw Brewing Company you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Keweenaw Brewing Company for comments about the article, and Talk:Keweenaw Brewing Company/GA1 for the nomination. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. Message delivered by ChristieBot, on behalf of LunaEatsTuna -- LunaEatsTuna (talk) 17:41, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – February 2023

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2023).

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • The Vector 2022 skin has become the default for desktop users of the English Wikipedia.

Arbitration

Miscellaneous

  • Voting in the 2023 Steward elections will begin on 05 February 2023, 21:00 (UTC) and end on 26 February 2023, 21:00 (UTC). The confirmation process of current stewards is being held in parallel. You can automatically check your eligibility to vote.
  • Voting in the 2023 Community Wishlist Survey will begin on 10 February 2023 and end on 24 February 2023. You can submit, discuss and revise proposals until 6 February 2023.
  • Tech tip: Syntax highlighting is available in both the 2011 and 2017 Wikitext editors. It can help make editing paragraphs with many references or complicated templates easier.

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Guild of Copy Editors 2022 Annual Report

Guild of Copy Editors 2022 Annual Report
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Our 2022 Annual Report is now ready for review.

Highlights:

  • Overview of Backlog-reduction progress
  • Summary of Drives, Blitzes, and the Requests page
  • Membership news and results of elections
  • Closing words
– Your Guild coordinators: Baffle gab1978, Dhtwiki, Miniapolis and Zippybonzo
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The Bugle: Issue 202, February 2023

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