DYK for Kendra Pierre-LouisEdit

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Thoughts on WP:BLPREQUESTDELETEEdit

Hi, I'm moving here to follow up on the brief exchange that we had at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mary Annaïse Heglar, in the interest of not clogging up the AfD. I think your suggestion makes a lot of sense. Varying interpretations of this policy seem, to me, to be causing weekly (if not almost daily) problems in AfD discussions — I just saw it come up again at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bruce Lerman. And as you noted it's not just esoteric stuff, but will probably come up more and more often, and is causing severe arguments not just on Wikipedia but also on social media, with lots of nasty implications for peoples' well-being and Wikipedia's reputation. So I think an RfC or a Village Pump thread is a sensible next step. The problem is that I don't want to poison the well by proposing a clumsy change that has no hope of making anything better, and I'm honestly not totally sure what I think it should be changed to. Do you have any thoughts about what a good way to proceed would be? No worries if not, I just thought that your suggestion of trying to make sure that the policy is aligned with consensus was a good one, and I want to be sensible about the next step. - Astrophobe (talk) 19:21, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

@Astrophobe: I agree with you on doing an RFP post deletion discussion -- its always delicate on these things, because sometimes attention has the opposite effect of those starting the conversation. I actually have a hard time imagining, her AFD for example, not concluding that she is a public person -- she is all over the U.S. environmental movement, and is actively promoting storytelling about environmental justice... the whole goal of the book All We Can Save is to promote women leaders in the space... they were included in the book because the editors thought they were notable.
But I could see a version of the policy that says something like "living persons not newsworthy or of regular public comment yet documented because of their livelihood that request removal", but the problem is that for every exception we make through these requests, the closer we get down the slippery slope of Right to be forgotten. I empathize with the reaction she has on Twitter, but have a hard time imagining a version of these rules that is appropriate for effective (yet inclusive) encyclopedic coverage... But then again, its been a long time since I have spent time in the trenches of AFDs on BLPs. Sadads (talk) 21:43, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLXXVII, January 2021Edit

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DYK for Climate change in KenyaEdit

Updated DYK query.svgOn 28 January 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Climate change in Kenya, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that malaria is expected to become more prevalent due to the impacts of climate change in Kenya? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Climate change in Kenya. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Climate change in Kenya), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (ie, 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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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Help on Wikiproject Climate change projectEdit

Hi,

any chance you want to help out on increasing coverage and info on this ? Carbon sink upscaling additional info on carbon sink upscaling (missing info) --Genetics4good (talk) 16:36, 28 January 2021 (UTC)

@Genetics4good: My expertise/skill is more on describing impacts, and adaptations in different contexts so that we help readers see the connections to topics they care about-- I am not sure how to solve that problem in particular. Maybe through: Intended Nationally Determined Contributions -- which is very underdeveloped and doesn't really address this set of issues i.e. it looks like there was a lot of criticism of this from India in their NDC. The other option could be to build something into the Carbon sequestration article. Do you have a specific set of documents/research you want to draw information from? Sadads (talk) 15:49, 31 January 2021 (UTC)
Sadads, I'm discussing this at the Wikiproject talk page. Refer to that for more info which I am posting along the way.

--Genetics4good (talk) 09:46, 1 February 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – February 2021Edit

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InfographicsEdit

Want to post this here as there is no need for conflict. Dispite what was said at Wikiproject COVID Infographics are used alot on medical articles. They are a great way to convey information especially for those with comprehension problems and non-native readers . Do you have a commons cat where this are like C:Category:Medical diagrams in English?--Moxy 🍁 03:09, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

Hey @Moxy: Thats in my professional capacity -- but yeah the infographics are all at Category:Graphics_produced_by_World_Health_Organization -- I will reach out to you about using them more in my professional capacity, Sadads (talk) 11:59, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

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Today's Wikipedian 10 years agoEdit

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@Gerda Arendt: Thank you so much! Sadads (talk) 11:10, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue CLXXVIII, February 2021Edit

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Excerpt treeEdit

Hi! I notice that many or even most of the articles where you add excerpts are related to environmental issues. Thus I'm wondering if maybe an excerpt tree is emerging already. In the Spanish Wikipedia, I've developed several trees, including one rooted in climate change. Are you aware of the concept/technique? Cheers! Sophivorus (talk) 13:11, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

@Sophivorus: Added a few, but several are doing something funky where there is no transclusion happening (see the Algae tree). Maybe something is wrong with the method for identifying them? Sadads (talk) 13:42, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
@Sadads: Amazing!! I hope you find them as useful as I do, and not just a curiosity. :-) As to the bug, I'll look into it! Sophivorus (talk) 14:06, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

"Freaked Out" listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

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A beer for you!Edit

Export hell seidel steiner.png For your work on the Human overpopulation article. I keep seeing it pop up on my watchlist and you have been extending effort there for some time now. Seems like monumental task! :) S0091 (talk) 22:22, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
It really bothers me -- because some of the research is legitimate, but some of the way in which its is currently compiled on the article is as if the "statistics" result in an "obvious" conclusion -- which is not the case when you read up on this stuff :P Also, now that Buzle is blocked I am feeling a bit more liberty in removing the marginal stuff -- hopefully whoever comes along in the future can actually summarize the scholarship that does specific attribution arguments -- and describe it as an argument :P Its going to require some really careful, careful reading of the content we have though -- its sloppy at best, Sadads (talk) 22:29, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
@S0091: Realized I forgot to ping :P Sadads (talk) 22:30, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

FertilizerEdit

If you wish to discuss fertilizer article, I am very happy to so. It is a very large area of culture and technology, and like all large topics, it includes many controversies. It seems inappropriate to introduce the topic from the perspective of Mother Jones, which is not exactly NPOV journal. In any case I will be around. --Smokefoot (talk) 14:02, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

BR-319Edit

Do not do experiments, as you did in the article BR-319. The article is a translation of the Portuguese version (native language of the object in question). You removed the road map, reliable sources from the main Brazilian newspapers and all kinds of unacceptable vandalism. Restrain yourself or it will be a reason to ask for your block. Rauzaruku (talk) 15:39, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

I replaced text brought from the Wiki in Portuguese, written mostly by the user Naldo Arruda, who lives in the Amazon region (therefore, has much more reliability to write about this BR than any user who lives outside Brazil and only reads biased information and partial by the world press), was supervised by Wiki administrators in Portuguese and the version there is considered neutral and informative enough not to be disputed by anyone. You want to start a purposeful R3R fight, right? Your will is visible. Rauzaruku (talk) 16:44, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
Hi @Rauzaruku: I am an admin on English Wikipedia -- I don't respond well to threats. Consensus on Portuguese Wikipedia does not stand for consensus on English. We leave ecological content on English Wikipedia because it is part of the economic impact of a topic (including very controversial highways). Sadads (talk) 16:46, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
The whole ecological issue is addressed in the text you deleted. To repeat: this text that you deleted, in addition to being written by a RESIDENT OF THE REGION, has communist sources such as O Globo and Folha de São Paulo, who are totally interested in destroying Jair Bolsonaro. You better stop thinking that the article should be yours just because you are an administrator or not. It is not your job. Rauzaruku (talk) 16:51, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

ANIEdit

LTNS, hope you're well! Just leaving this here as a courtesy, since the person who created the discussion failed to do so: Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is Multiple accounts. Thank you. GorillaWarfare (talk) 16:56, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
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@Gerda Arendt: Awww thanks! Glad to see you again, Sadads (talk) 12:18, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
my pleasure also, to see a recipient still active, and even responding --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:59, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Flight test flights of the United States Air ForceEdit

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OverpopulationEdit

Sadads, I think you are a bit overzealous with your edits, especially deletions. The link to the Global Footprint Network is directly relevant to human overpopulation, so please explain why you deleted the link. You are right that there are other organizations, and they should and will be added later too. So, instead of just deleting stuff, just add others, if think they should be treated equally. Thanks, Peteruetz (talk) 17:41, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

@Peteruetz: See also sections are not for a list of everything that could be possibly related to a topic (that is what categories are for) -- you should have a direct discussion of the topic in the article if it rises to the point of analysis. See MOS:SEEALSO -- but the general guidance is not to include everything that could possibly be include. For organizations like Global Footprint -- there should be direct discussion of the entity in the article or a new section on organizations supporting arguments about overpopulation. See also sections aren't just arbitrary dumping grounds of "kindof related" stuff, Sadads (talk) 17:50, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
Besides, you have already worked on a list that is focused on these issues: List of population concern organizations, Sadads (talk) 19:13, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLXXX, April 2021Edit

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Please fix your bad editsEdit

Following are changes you made which appear to me to be "bad" in some respect or other. This is after reviewing a small handful of the changes you made.

Fabrickator (talk) 05:35, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

@Fabrickator Only two of the four were inappropriate among the ones you point at, and the error rate among others is quite low, I usually don't have that high of an error rate -- so not sure what you are talking about, Sadads (talk) 11:48, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Guess I'm a little more particular. For instance, this seems confusing:
n carbon sequestration
which probably should have been (ignoring wikilinking)
n-carbon sequestration
to begin with.

FWIW, I have seen other cases where only the word "sequester" or "sequestration" (adjacent to "carbon") was hyperlinked to "carbon sequestration". That makes good sense to me, e.g.

the advantages of carbon sequestration include...

But that still leaves open the issue: when nothing is wrong to start with, what is the number of errors that it's okay to introduce? Fabrickator (talk) 15:29, 20 April 2021 (UTC) (revised comment)

Would you mind assessing thisEdit

I am having trouble with a user who is keen to close down active projects, and now is refusing to let me restore a project in an area I am actively working on. Would you mind assessing this situation. Thanks. — Epipelagic (talk) 05:14, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

Epipelagic Seriously, you started a discussion on my talk page but unwilling to continue it. Per WP:CANVASS, then you want to get other uninvolved editors to side with you. Jerm (talk) 05:31, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
Sadads is an admin who has edited articles belonging to the soil project in the last 30 days. I asked him to assess the situation. I have wasted enough time talking to you. It is not productive. — Epipelagic (talk) 05:48, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
Sadads, Epipelagic is now subject to an ANI case. Jerm (talk) 10:05, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

Julius Nyerere Hydropower StationEdit

What more would you like to see in the lead in the article Julius Nyerere Hydropower Station? --Bejnar (talk) 16:11, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

@Bejnar So at first glance, there is no coverage of two major sections: Risks to operation and Negative Impacts, moreover, I would expect at least a few sentences about the history section. For the length of the article, I would expect at least 3 4-5 sentence paragraphs, Sadads (talk) 16:25, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for your prompt response. I could see more historical coverage than simply stating that it was controversial, albeit much of the history is overly detailed for an encyclopedia entry. I could break out that one lead paragraph by topic. Fifteen sentences for this lead seems a bit profuse from my angle, but I'll see what I can do. --Bejnar (talk) 17:09, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
I think its important to remember that most of our readers stop in the lead, so if there is a significant sub-topic covered in the article -- the main way that readers learn about it is the lead, Sadads (talk) 17:26, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Relized I didn't ping: @Bejnar Sadads (talk) 17:31, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

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Books & Bytes – Issue 43Edit

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The Bugle: Issue CLXXXI, May 2021Edit

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Plastic recyclingEdit

Hi, I actually proposed the re-write on the talk page about a week ago - as I am aware that changes of this sort can be contention - but I received no response to it. --Project Osprey (talk) 12:49, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

Hey -- 5 days without notifying recent editors on a talk page just isn't enough time -- for example, I was mostly away from doing significant attention t enwiki for that period -- recommendation for the future: when rebuilding a page, do it in a series of small (i.e. section rebuilds) so its easier to read in the diff. I left some first feedback at: Talk:Plastic_recycling#Proposing_a_re-write. Sadads (talk) 12:52, 7 June 2021 (UTC)
Realized I didn't @Project Osprey: -- I mostly have a lot of questions, but just can't read it in the diff right now -- neither visual or traditional diffs make sense to me in the way in which you added the overhaul. A section by section insertion of stuff, and some thinking about the questions I have there, would be helpful, Sadads (talk) 13:01, 7 June 2021 (UTC)
Sorry, I've been working on the re-write for about a month. I found that waiting a full week once I was done was too much for my patience. At least I'm getting some feedback now! --Project Osprey (talk) 13:37, 7 June 2021 (UTC)
@Project Osprey Oh no worries, and I have totally been semi-absent on the topics (real life wore me out a couple weeks ago, and am just now recovering, still a little slow to work on some of this stuff, but I have a week off next week so I might be doing some more serious editing :P Sadads (talk) 23:39, 8 June 2021 (UTC)
Well it is supposed to be a hobby, even if it doesn't always feel that way. I am trying to make the changes gradually over a number of days so you're able to keep an eye on the process. I normally edit chemistry pages, which obviously have a limited audience but this is a lot more important to our readers to I'm determined to get it right. --Project Osprey (talk) 14:11, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
Part of the challenge is that the community is also my job (https://meta-wiki.kfd.me/wiki/User:Astinson_(WMF)) so when I have work/real life stress, it really doesn't make sense for me to also volunteer :P
I think most of the writing on the article seems right, and its super interesting to see more of the technical processes get fleshed out -- and I have next week off -- so I am going to wrap my head around how I can help. I am mostly a cultural studies and social science person -- doing a lot of climate communication in the last year or two -- but I am super aware how much a well researched body of science needs to sit under the stuff that also activates people's emotions/interests. Sadads (talk) 22:07, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
I have some sympathy. I'm a chemist who edits about chemistry, so my job is my hobby. If get fed-up with one I can find that I'm fed-up with both. We sounds like a good combination for this, as it's a technology rooted in cultural behaviours. I'm coming to the end of the tech sections so it's just the more social stuff now: history, lead, current statistics. I'll probably move a bit slower here. Do enjoy your break but if you want to read about some environmentalism there's a nice open-access review just out doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.114848. --Project Osprey (talk) 13:58, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

I think I'm largely done with this for now, unless there's any other work you think needs doing? I'm thinking of submitting it for copy editing, as I keep finding my own typos, but the page needs to be stable for that. Just checking. --Project Osprey (talk) 09:18, 17 June 2021 (UTC)

@Project Osprey I think its in a good place -- I am doing some careful reading as well for clarity -- but someone who doesn't have a connection to the topic is much more likely to catch these grammatical things. Sadads (talk) 20:13, 17 June 2021 (UTC)
It's certainly better than when we started. I've requested ce from the Guild of Copy Editors, although it'll probably take at least a week to move through the system. Thanks for all your help. --Project Osprey (talk) 22:44, 17 June 2021 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you!Edit

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Hello Alex, I would like to take time to appreciate your efforts during the past months, almost a year of your diplomatic supportive communication during most of Wiki events. I am happy to inform you that I finally joined a group of three active Wikimedians and we are starting our project soon. In hopes of collaborating in the future. You deserve the Barnstar of appreciation but I failed to find it. Tima93Lb (talk) 09:22, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
Thanks @Tima93Lb:! Happy to be a helper! Its always challenging to find the community in Wikipedia and it's so great to see you join it! Sadads (talk) 21:44, 20 June 2021 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue CLXXXII, June 2021Edit

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Administrators' newsletter – July 2021Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (June 2021).

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  • Consensus has been reached to delete all books in the book namespace. There was rough consensus that the deleted books should still be available on request at WP:REFUND even after the namespace is removed.
  • An RfC is open to discuss the next steps following a trial which automatically applied pending changes to TFAs.

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Books & Bytes – Issue 45Edit

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Issue 45, May – June 2021

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The Bugle: Issue CLXXXIII, July 2021Edit

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Administrators' newsletter – July 2021Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2021).

Guideline and policy news

  • An RfC is open to add a delay of one week from nomination to deletion for G13 speedy deletions.

Technical news

  • Last week all wikis were very slow or not accessible for 30 minutes. This was due to server lag caused by regenerating dynamic lists on the Russian Wikinews after a large bulk import. (T287380)

Arbitration

Miscellaneous


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lang=en in English articles?Edit

Not important but just curious why we need "lang=en" for cites in English language articles? Chidgk1 (talk) 18:47, 15 August 2021 (UTC)

Because that variable helps tools evaluate what kind of source it is -- i.e. archiving by internet archive, eventually converting the sources into structured data (i.e. shared citations or Wikidata citations). It never hurts to have too much metadata, even if its not presented on the page, Sadads (talk) 18:57, 15 August 2021 (UTC)
Going to ping @Chidgk1 Sadads (talk) 18:57, 15 August 2021 (UTC)

Empire of the MoghulsEdit

An administrator removed content from the article Empire of the Moghul stating that it is copyrighted. Should I add it back? ChikaToFlika (talk) 10:54, 17 August 2021 (UTC)

@ChikaToFlika The back cover of a book is copyrighted text see A summary needs to be originally written by Wikimedia contributors. Sadads (talk) 12:46, 17 August 2021 (UTC)

South WillinghamEdit

Hi Sadads, you left a Lead too short note on the SW page. I've expanded and updated it. Have I done enough to earn its removal please? Regards Tim.

Hi @TimF Cop York: -- that lead still needs expansion -- for an article of that length I would expect something closer to 2-3 substantial paragraphs. Remember the lead is supposed too summarize all the significant features of the article, and make sure that the reader confidently knows what to expect elsewhere in the article, Sadads (talk) 13:13, 6 September 2021 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of EisensonEdit

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Nomination of Eisenson for deletionEdit

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FoodEdit

The article is a mess and you delete that part? The source is fine for bread being one of the four basic groups. I can reduce the NOVA part, but it came up in a few google searches so a mention of processing as a system of classification of food is apt. Aircorn (talk) 17:08, 25 August 2021 (UTC)

Hi @Aircorn nutrition classifications are at best a convoluted, invented political system (see for example: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8375951/ ). Bread is not a separate distinct type of food in any nutritional sense, and most systems just call that grains or complex carbs. The idea of representing food groups at all in that part of the article is probably inappropriate: its a political process based on food lobbies and complex (and often oversimplified) ideas of food, Sadads (talk) 13:09, 6 September 2021 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLXXXIV, August 2021Edit

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Campaigns Product Update #1Edit

What is next? At the office hours, we will share our first version of the designs for the Registration feature, and be asking for feedback. Additionally we will be onboarding our engineering team who will be building the registration feature.

Please invite  other organizers to subscribe to this newsletter or to unsubscribe at: https://meta-wiki.kfd.me/wiki/Campaigns/Foundation_Product_Team/Subscribers  

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Thank you MessageEdit

Hi Alex, I just wanted to personally thank you for inviting us in being part of this year's WikiForHumanRights campaign. Also, the video you've sent has actually motivated the participants to stay with us. We appreciate it much. Anyway, here's the summary for the events we had here in Philippines. Daramlagon (talk) 13:20, 3 September 2021 (UTC)

@Daramlagon Ah brilliant! I am so glad that everything exceeded expectations. We think these topics will continue to have impact on the communities so looking forward to doing it again. In the future, I do the campaign as part of my professional capacity, so make sure to communication with my @Astinson (WMF) account :) Sadads (talk) 13:04, 6 September 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – September 2021Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2021).

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Administrator changes

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Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • The Score extension has been re-enabled on public wikis. It has been updated, but has been placed in safe mode to address unresolved security issues. Further information on the security issues can be found on the mediawiki page.

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Florida Power & Light citationsEdit

Hi, just a note when you updated the generation mix on the Florida Power & Light page (and thanks for that new info) you changed the citation from the 2016 Annual Report to another website. Unfortunately that annual report was cited elsewhere in page (see places where ref name="2017AR" is used), and those entries are now nonsensical. I planned to update with 2021 numbers anyway and will attempt to fix as I go. It's my fist Wikipedia edit in some years though, so feel free to jump back in with feedback. --Username5681 (talk) 17:39, 5 September 2021 (UTC)

@Username5681 Hi! I don't think I updated the generation mix -- you might be thinking of another editor. You did a good job on updating those pages however! Keep it up! If you do have more specific questions, I am happy to help, Sadads (talk) 13:00, 6 September 2021 (UTC)

Wikiproject Military history coordinator election nomination period closing soonEdit

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election voting has commencedEdit

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Some clarificationEdit

Hello Sadads, I created a page Cheluchi Onyemelukwe per WP:COMMONNAME. I’ve not been as active as before due to electricity issues coupled up with doubled up work. I noticed that Bearcat created another page Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia. I’m thinking of merging or redirecting. Either one, I’m good with it. Reading BeansVerified User 11:00, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

@Reading Beans Seems @Bearcat already merged the pages! You should feel free reaching out to folks on edits like that -- it's semi-common for something like that to happen, Sadads (talk) 15:19, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, it's a good thing Reading Beans pinged me here, but I was wondering why they didn't just ask me about it directly instead of coming to you. What happened is that the Canadian coverage of her Giller nomination has consistently included the Onuobia part of her name, so I had no awareness that an article already existed at a title that excluded it. Bearcat (talk) 15:26, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for this. Bearcat, I’m sorry for not reaching out to you, I thought it Sadads would have responded quickly. Thank you all for resolving the issue. Reading BeansVerified User 17:15, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

Green revolutionEdit

Actually, I am aware of some of the problems with the Green Revolution, having talked extensively with disenchanted Peace Corps workers in India (1970-1972) where the Peace Corps was pushing a so-called high-yield rice that required chemical spraying in order to survive. --Bejnar (talk) 20:46, 21 September 2021 (UTC)

Books & Bytes – Issue 46Edit

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Issue 46, July – August 2021

  • Library design improvements deployed
  • New collections available in English and German
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The Bugle: Issue CLXXXV, September 2021Edit

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MfD nomination of Template:User Military ficton task forceEdit

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Wikiproject Military history coordinator election voting period closing soonEdit

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Administrators' newsletter – October 2021Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2021).

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

Arbitration

  • A motion has standardised the 500/30 (extended confirmed) restrictions placed by the Arbitration Committee. The standardised restriction is now listed in the Arbitration Committee's procedures.
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  • Editors have approved expanding the trial of Growth Features from 2% of new accounts to 25%, and the share of newcomers getting mentorship from 2% to 5%. Experienced editors are invited to add themselves to the mentor list.
  • The community consultation phase of the 2021 CheckUser and Oversight appointments process is open for editors to provide comments and ask questions to candidates.

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Disambiguation link notification for October 3Edit

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A little more help, please?Edit

It’s still I Reading Beans. My account is been caught up in some blocked range of IP’s. Although it comes and go but today, it was just too much. I checked now and found out that I’m able to edit but this isn’t what I want. If there’s a way it can be exempted, please, it will nice. Also tagging @:Bearcat, since I’ve "talked" to you before. Reading BeansVerified User 16:01, 5 October 2021 (UTC)

Reading Beans, I've changed your user editing privileges to add you to the "IP block exempt" group, so that you shouldn't be affected by rangeblocks anymore. Hopefully that should solve your problem, but let me know if it doesn't and I'll try something else. Bearcat (talk) 16:05, 5 October 2021 (UTC)
Bearcat, thank you so much for this kind help. I’ll let you know if this persist! Thank you so much! Reading BeansVerified User 16:10, 5 October 2021 (UTC)

Smallholding in RinneEdit

Hi Sadads, I'm impressed by the enormous number of smallholder links you have inserted today alone. However, I reverted your insertion here because Rinne is a disambiguation page (see MOS:DABONE). The funny thing is, we had the same situation already around a year ago... Not a big deal and keep on your good work! --Cyfal (talk) 17:32, 10 October 2021 (UTC)

@Cyfal Oops, sorry -- usually I catch that -- I am usually screening for dab pages and citations as I go, but sometimes its breaks down, thanks! Sadads (talk) 17:53, 10 October 2021 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for October 11Edit

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Reliable data vs official data in WikipediaEdit

Based on your interests, you might want to check out the essay Wikipedia:Reliability of open government data. We (en.Wikipedia) are currently propagating official data without sufficiently warning readers how likely it is that the open data are nonsense. The distinction between "this info is reliably what the government claims about X but doesn't make sense" versus "this info is from a reliable source about X" is in the minds of editors, not readers, it seems to me. Anyway, please improve the essay or integrate suggestions if you wish. Boud (talk) 22:41, 13 October 2021 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLXXV, October 2021Edit

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Campaigns Product Update #2Edit

Hello Campaigns Product Newsletter subscribers! We are excited to share our updates:

  • Request for Feedback: We have shared our project principles, wireframes for the desktop version, and open questions for you about the team’s event registration project. See the latest status updates here.
Wireframes are design tools that imagine the future interface of the software. We haven’t built anything yet. We need your feedback on these designs so that we can make better product decisions. You can give feedback on the talk page regarding the design and features of the wireframes. We would love to hear your comments to help us establish the next necessary steps for the project.
Please share with us your feedback!
  • Presentations: The Campaign Product team participated in WikiArabia 2021 and WikiConference North America 2021 to give a brief introduction on how the team works. Senior Program Strategist Alex Stinson gave an overview about campaigns and how we can scale the organizing experience within the Movement. Senior Product Manager Ilana Fried gave an introduction about the Product Team and the project wireframes of the first campaign software solution: the on-wiki registration tool. View the recorded presentation here.
  • Team update: We have hired our first team engineer, JCarvalho and our campaign organizing fellow, IBrazal. Newsletter updates will be done by IBrazal and she will be coordinating with you! We hope to have the rest of the engineering team onboard soon! For those of who missed the last Campaign Office Hour, you may watch the recording to know more about the Campaign Product Team.

What is next?

Testers Needed! We will be partnering with YUX, a design research agency, to learn how our team can improve the experience of Wikimedia campaign organizers and participants in Africa. For this reason, we are looking for community members who are willing to be part of the rapid testing sessions. Preferably, we want organizers and editors who have worked in an African context. If you would like to participate in testing, please email ibrazal-ctr@wikimedia.org.
Upcoming Conferences. Wiki Indaba 2021. This year, the conference will be held virtually on November 5-7, 2021 with the theme "Rethink + Reset : Visions of the future". Read more about the conference here or register to join the event. We will be presenting the registration features on Sunday November 7.
We will also be attending Wikimedia CEE Online Meeting 2021, which will be held virtually again this year on November 5-7, 2021. We will be presenting the registration tool on November 6 as part of our communication and sharing process.
Translation Support. We are also beginning to translate the updates on Registration. If you think your language community would benefit from updates, please translate here.


Invite other organizers to subscribe to this newsletter for updates!


The Campaign Product Team

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Addition of link to early warning system to articles on early warning radarsEdit

Hi. These articles already had a link to early warning radar, so an additional link to early warning system isn't needed, and is overdone. I'm going to roll them back, not everything a bot tells you to do is worth doing ;) Secretlondon (talk) 17:55, 31 October 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – November 2021Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (October 2021).

Guideline and policy news

  • Phase 2 of the 2021 RfA review has commenced which will discuss potential solutions to address the 8 issues found in Phase 1. Proposed solutions that achieve consensus will be implemented and you may propose solutions till 07 November 2021.

Technical news

Arbitration

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Books & Bytes – Issue 47Edit

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Issue 47, September – October 2021

  • On-wiki Wikipedia Library notification rolling out
  • Search tool deployed
  • New My Library design improvements

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Help Climate Communication ArticleEdit

Hi Sadads, I'm a student working on the Climate Communication article, and I have recently added my edits to the main space. I was wondering if you could help me incorporate and organize the existing article into my edits because there is some overlap. I'm a little at a loss of how to do it myself because I'm new to Wikipedia editing. I see that you're pretty experienced and pretty active on this article. Any advice you may have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Upuslay (talk) 22:33, 23 November 2021 (UTC)Upuslay

On-wiki Registration Wireframes (Request for Feedback)Edit

Hello!
We are very excited to share with you the wireframes for the desktop version of the On-Wiki Registration Tool. Feel free to share your feedback on this update. Results of these feedback will help determine the next steps we take. Thank you in advance!

Creating registration for event
Creating Event Registration Registration Homepage

View full Registration Form


First-Version Features

Viewing, deleting, and messaging participants Managing Registrations
Viewing, deleting, and messaging participants Managing Registrations
Participants Registration
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Access full project principles and wireframes documentation here.



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Feedback
Do you see any advantage or disadvantage of any sort of our proposed event registration system?
Will it provide ease of access and use to you as a campaign organizer?
Does the proposed event registration provide convenience for registering participants?
What are the essential features this first version needs to have so that you can use it?
When you are running a campaign, what information do you typically send to participants, and where do you usually send it

(e.g., talk page, email, social media, etc)?

Do you prefer that we build the desktop version first or the mobile version of the registration system first?
Is there anything else you would like to add?


Thank you!

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The Bugle: Issue CLXXVI, November 2021Edit

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Administrators' newsletter – December 2021Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (November 2021).

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Administrator changes

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Technical news

  • Unregistered editors using the mobile website are now able to receive notices to indicate they have talk page messages. The notice looks similar to what is already present on desktop, and will be displayed on when viewing any page except mainspace and when editing any page. (T284642)
  • The limit on the number of emails a user can send per day has been made global instead of per-wiki to help prevent abuse. (T293866)

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Administrators will no longer be autopatrolledEdit

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Environmental defendersEdit

Hello, I created a new article at Environmental defender as we discussed on my talk page. This is actually my first new article, so I suspect I've missed some of the details involved in setting that up. If you wouldn't mind looking it over and let me know if there are things I've missed? I've done my best to provide a broad global overview. If you have any feedback on the content, of course I'm happy to hear that as well. I hope to add some pictures (though I haven't actually done that yet either, so it might take a minute). Thanks for your help! Larataguera (talk) 13:58, 8 December 2021 (UTC)

Climate communication - wrong citation?Edit

Hi, in this diff last year on the Climate communication article you added a citation relating to "Segmentation of Signapore audiences into 3 segments", however the citation seems to be to a rat biology paper, do you have the correct one? Thanks Rjwilmsi 08:20, 10 December 2021 (UTC)

Ah good catch, weird, fixed I think -- there are several papers on folks working with that audience, Sadads (talk) 12:22, 10 December 2021 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue CLXXVII, December 2021Edit

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Proposed deletion of Environmental defender (disambiguation)Edit

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Administrators' newsletter – January 2022Edit

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  • Following consensus at the 2021 RfA review, the autopatrolled user right has been removed from the administrators user group; admins can grant themselves the autopatrolled permission if they wish to remain autopatrolled.

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A user 'Sumanuil' Disappointed me by reverting my all night's effortEdit

I am new here on Wikipedia, and tried to contribute by adding precious information regarding my home Tehsil, Arifwala. But Mr. Sumanuil erased all the information I added, even without pointing any mistake. N case, as a new member, I have made any mistake, he should have polish me and ask me to correct the mistake, else wasting my all night's effort. I am a Doctor by profession and gave my preciuos time to add some valuable information here at Wikipedia. But now, I am much disappointed. And starting this Discussion here as I have seen a lot of people disturbed because of this user. So, I hope Wikipedia Administration will look into this matter

The Bugle: Issue CLXXVIII, January 2022Edit

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Books & Bytes – Issue 48Edit

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The Bugle: Issue CLXXVIV, February 2022Edit

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Why is Joseph Kesselring's article categorized under "Opposition to World War II"?Edit

You added this edit: https://en-wiki.kfd.me/w/index.php?title=Joseph_Kesselring&diff=635240082&oldid=613723296 Nowhere in the article is it actually stated whether Kesselring or any of his works took any stance on WW2. Was there something in the article before that has been removed by now? 208.59.185.238 (talk) 03:28, 12 March 2022 (UTC)

Not sure, I was organizing an editathon on resitence to World War II at the time -- don't know how that article came up -- not finding any sources for it now, so happy to remove, Sadads (talk) 14:17, 12 March 2022 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The 10,000 ChallengeEdit

Hi Sadads, I'd like to let you know that I have boldly added Climate change in Kenya to Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The 10,000 Challenge attached to your name. Please let me know if you'd like it to be removed, or add other articles you have worked on that may be relevant! Best, CMD (talk) 05:40, 20 March 2022 (UTC)

@Chipmunkdavis Oh sure, if you look back through my significant edits you will find more: https://en-wiki.kfd.me/w/index.php?target=Sadads&namespace=0&tagfilter=&hideMinor=1&start=&end=&limit=100&title=Special%3AContributions -- for example Water sachet is a west African topic. I am open to any of my edits being added up there. Sadads (talk) 22:24, 20 March 2022 (UTC)

Campaigns Product Update #3Edit

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We are excited to share our updates:

  • Proposal to create new namespaces: We have proposed to create two namespaces, which are “Event” and “Event talk.” This way, we can easily create an Event Center that pulls data from event pages. This Event Center may include tools to create event pages with registration support, a calendar of events, and event statistics, among other features. More importantly, the Event Center will highlight organizing as an essential part of the Wikimedia movement. Please give us feedback on Phabricator or Meta about our proposal to create two new namespaces.
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  • Design updates: We conducted usability tests with a small group of testers for early feedback on the desktop wireframes. After collecting this feedback, we have developed a new version for desktop wireframes, which will be ready to share in the next few weeks. These desktop wireframes display the user flow of two experiences: one for organizers who want to add registration to their event pages, and another for participants who want to register for an event. Additionally, the design team is also currently working on the first version of mobile wireframes, which will be shared during the next office hour.
1. View the latest desktop wireframes in Figma for Campaign Organizer Prototype and Participant Registration Prototype.
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Books & Bytes – Issue 49Edit

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Precious anniversaryEdit

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@Gerda Arendt This always makes me happy to see! So glad that you are continuing to support the community's goodwill :) Sadads (talk) 21:44, 27 March 2022 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLXXVII, March 2022Edit

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Campaign Product Team Office Hour - March 31, 2022Edit

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The Campaign Product Team will be hosting the next office hour to share exciting updates on the Registration Tool and new proposed namespaces for events. We will also be sharing community updates on the usability tests and design highlights of the latest mobile and desktop wireframes.

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A little help, maybe?Edit

Hello Sadads, I’m trying to create Zimbabwean literature with a draft here already. But, I am finding it really hard to do. There are already plenty of sources online but, I don’t get seem to actually know how to interpret them into an encyclopedic tone. Do you mind helping me out with it? PS: Is this page Third Generation of Nigerian Writers really good for a GA? READING BEANS Talk to the Beans? 05:46, 31 March 2022 (UTC)

Hi @Reading Beans-- well the Third Generation of Nigerian Writers article is at a good place to start -- however, I don't think its ready for GA -- I would expect much more content, and description of things like themes and how the "generation" developed and distinguished itself from other generations.
As for Zimbabwean literature, I would look to other surveys of the field for example http://www.postcolonialweb.org/zimbabwe/zlitov.html or https://lithub.com/on-discovering-zimbabwean-literature-as-a-zimbabwean-writer/ -- summarizing the scope and arc of the development of a literary tradition in Zimbabwe. Consider for example reading literature surveys like this one and starting there. These summary articles are hard, because unlike a proper-noun topic (i.e. a specific novelist or novel) you need to have a mental model for the scope of the work in your head before you write otherwise it can sprawl. You also have a judgement call to make on how much you include the Rhodesian tradition, and colonial tradition before that.
As for actually working on either of those: I don't write about Novels at the moment -- I am almost entirely focused on Wikipedia:WikiProject Climate change Sadads (talk) 06:03, 31 March 2022 (UTC)
Alright, thank you for the input. I’d start with that. I noticed the change of area  nice job by the way READING BEANS Talk to the Beans? 07:29, 31 March 2022 (UTC)

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Use dmy datesEdit

Hi Sadads

Why did you revert[1] my addition[2] of {{Use dmy dates}} to Aimirgein mac Amalgado? BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 01:24, 12 April 2022 (UTC)

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WikiProject Climate ChangeEdit

Hi Sadads,

My name is Anda Bordieanu and I am currently writing my master thesis on the WikiProject Climate Change. I know this might be a long shot, but I would highly appreciate if you would spare a bit of your time to have a short interview with me. I already listened to the podcast "Wikipedia and Climate Misinformation" and I have some follow up questions on that! Please let me know what you decide!

Best regards Anda Bordieanu Anda Bordieanu (talk) 12:24, 25 April 2022 (UTC)

Hi @Anda Bordieanu, I sent you an email, Sadads (talk) 12:44, 25 April 2022 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Pollutant loadEdit

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@Moreau1 I am rejecting your speedy please redirect to a correct concept then or take to discussion: its used widely on the wiki, Sadads (talk) 02:06, 26 April 2022 (UTC)

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PetroleumEdit

Hello Sadads. Some of the content you placed in quotation marks does not actually appear in the source article, and some you restored unaltered is actually present in the source. So I have removed it a second time. Sorry but I don't have time to perform a rewrite, but you are welcome to do so if you have the time and interest. Here is a link to the bot report. Click on the iThenticate button to view the overlap. — Diannaa (talk) 22:45, 26 April 2022 (UTC)

@Diannaa The overlaps are limited, and just a few words from the key findings -- you are punishing a new editor and putting a wall of text on their page, rather than incubating the newcomer as a participant. If you don't have the time, when encountering these more edge case examples, please skip them. The backlog is ever growing, and 50 or 60 words of unquoted text is well within fair use of US law, so COPYVIO doesn't justify the bad experience for the newcomer, Sadads (talk) 23:04, 26 April 2022 (UTC)
Sorry but I disagree, and have been doing copyright cleanup this way for many years. I don't think this is an "edge case" either, as there's more than 60 words copied directly from the source. Wikipedia's fair use rules don't allow us to copy material from copyright sources when there's a freely licensed alternative available. In this case the freely licensed material is prose that we write ourselves. Unattributed copying is not "fair use", it's plagiarism, because the editor is passing off someone else's work as their own. We need to make copyright rules very clear to new users right from the start, to build awareness of what our expectations are. While I do occasionally paraphrase the copyvio material myself, given the volume of copyvio reports that are filed each day and the amount of time it takes to assess and clean the articles and notify and/or discuss with the editors involved, it's not possible for me to perform re-writes in each instance. — Diannaa (talk) 23:13, 26 April 2022 (UTC)
Hello Sadads, could you please reverse your reversal of Diannaa's revision deletion? Restoring copyrighted content after it has been revision deleted is not really ok, please see Wikipedia:Deletion_policy#Copyright_violations. I would reverse your action myself, but doing so would be wheel warring. Could you also please apologize to her? "you are punishing a new editor and putting a wall of text on their page" is falsely implying she is biting a newcomer when all she did was revert an edit and then give a detailed explanation as to why. There was no sort of incivility or unnecessary template spam. It is not our burden to rewrite and rephrase every bit of content that is copied into Wikipedia. "If you don't have the time, when encountering these more edge case examples, please skip them" is disrespectful, given the thousands of hours Diannaa has spent cleaning up copyright issues over the years, and seems to be implying incompetence on her part. I've reworded the addition in the meantime, as it was still closely phrased to the source. Moneytrees🏝️(Talk) 19:07, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
Hello Sadads, it's been a few days since the incident and my above post, and you haven't responded or done anything. Per WP:ADMINACCT, could you please respond? If you do not, I am considering taking this to the administrators noticeboard. Thank you, Moneytrees🏝️(Talk) 19:10, 1 May 2022 (UTC)
It's really in your best interest to respond, could you at least say something? Even if it's disagreement with me? Moneytrees🏝️(Talk) 18:47, 4 May 2022 (UTC)
I too would like to see more explanation from you as to the reason for your actions. Perhaps you don't realize it, but both your reversions of my copyright cleanup efforts and your explanations for the reasons why you did so are out of step with the way we are currently handling violations of Wikipedia's copyright policy. Your remarks here seem to imply that attracting new editors is more important than enforcing our copyright policy, a Wikipedia policy with legal considerations. I certainly don't think that allowing new editors to violate our copyright policy is a good idea, as it gives a very wrong impression of the professional level of conduct expected of our participants. And I certainly don't agree that 60-some words of copyvio is no big deal.
Moneytrees and I are both requesting per WP:ADMINACCT that you please respond now to our critiques of your actions. Thank you,— Diannaa (talk) 20:42, 4 May 2022 (UTC)
Hi @Diannaa and @Moneytrees -- apologies its been a crazy week at work and at home. The user added the content in good faith with close paraphrasing, and we revised it correctly -- and without the edit history, it was impossible for subsequent editors to revise the content, including the review of the bot report pointed to by Diana. The second revision by @Moneytrees of the close paraphrasing wasn't copied content according to the both report (from the abstract or the article, so I am not sure why you thought it was close paraphrasing), and less than half of the edit was a misattributed quote, which I sufficiently identified as quotation in a way consistent with US fair use.
Instead of doing the straightforward thing: putting quotations on the quoted content, you did the more aggressive and assumption of bad faith action: removing and erasing the contribution. Educating the user is a good idea, but doesn't actually advance Wikipedia open knowledge goal.Sadads (talk) 17:10, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

Thank you for responding, even though you are not agreeing with me. While the overlap was smaller with the second rewrite, my rewrite was justified as there were still issues. Quotations couldn't have been put around the text to fix the issue. To make things clearer, I am going to show the copied bits from the source, the text of the initial edit, and the second rewrite before I rephrased it. I have bolded the similarities and underlined the inconsistencies between what the cited source says and the "quoted" bits:

The source: "A popular belief in the political science and political economy literature is that oil rents are associated with corruption and state instability. [...] We support our argument documenting that there is a significant effect of oil rents on corruption in countries with a high share of state participation in oil production[...] We find that an increase in oil rents significantly increases corruption, significantly deteriorates political rights while at the same time leading to a significant improvement in civil liberties. We argue that these findings can be explained by the political elite having an incentive to extend civil liberties but reduce political rights in the presence of oil windfalls to evade redistribution and conflict."

What the user added: "Popular opinion in political science and political economy literature dictates that oil rents are associated with corruption. There is an appreciable effect of oil rents on corruption in countries with a high share of state participation in oil production. A 2011 study found that an increase in oil rents significantly increases corruption and deteriorates political rights. Improvements in civil liberties are congruent with these changes, and was explained by researchers as political elites having an incentive to extend civil liberties while reducing political rights in the presence of oil windfalls to evade redistribution and conflict."

The second rewrite: "Popular opinion in political science and political economy literature dictates that oil rents are associated with corruption. There is an appreciable effect of oil rents on corruption in countries with a high share of state participation in oil production. A 2011 study found that "an increase in oil rents significantly increases corruption and deteriorates political rights". The researchers explained oil exploitation as giving political elites an incentive to "extend civil liberties while reducing political rights in the presence of oil windfalls to evade redistribution and conflict".

When doing my rewrite, I hadn't noticed that the quotes were still not the same, which I have now fixed. The initial edit is closer to an outright paste than close paraphrasing in my opinion, as the sentences are truncated and only a few words are switched out. It is close enough to the source that it would be reasonable to just remove the entire paragraph instead of attempting a rewrite. Diannaa and me are not assuming bad faith with our actions here; the vast majority of issues like this come from various reasonable misunderstandings of complicated copyright law and acknowledging this while working in the copyright area is required. However, just because someone is doing something wrong with good intentions doesn't mean they get a license to continue doing it; they need to be told that they are doing something incorrect in a measured way, which is what Diannaa did. It is not assuming bad faith to remove copyright violations, it would only be if Diannaa did something like immediately blocking the user or implying that they were copying the content for a malicious purpose. The issue with the edit could be seen then and can still be seen now at this Copyptrol report if you click "iThenticate report". Reports are generated on a per edit basis, and the bot does not catch every edit made, which is why further changes made to the article did not show up.

You tell Diannaa "you did the more aggressive and assumption of bad faith action", but I believe that is actually what you have done. Diannaa didn't even revision delete the edit at first, so anyone could have gone back and reworded it before restoring without wholesale reverting her. You restored the copyvio by wholesale reverting her and then added quotation marks around part of the paragraph, with some of the now "quoted" text not actually appearing in the source. Diannaa again reverted this as a copyright violation and directed you to the report in her edit summary before revision deleting the copyright violation under RD1, which is standard practice. She also left the above note to further explain and avoid conflict. You then un-hid the copyright violations saying "not gross copyright violation" and preceded to re-add the paragraph with minimal editing. The paragraph was still too close to the source, so I decided to just reword it to stop further conflict. I thought your actions were aggressive and essentially edit warring, with your reversal of Diannaa's revision deletion being very combative. Your actions here appear hasty- if you had taken more time to discuss the issue with her or read the copypatrol report and source after being provided with them and preceded to rewrite the content, this whole conflict could've been avoided. So, again, could you please reverse your reversal? Thank you. Moneytrees🏝️(Talk) 19:59, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

@Moneytrees Again, looks to me like someone who doesn't quite understand paraphrasing. The report only shows some poor paraphrasing of key phrases in the analysis, that are the findings by the author. I don't see where in the policy, if we have fixed the poor paraphrasing, especially if the edits are "redacting a revision would remove any contributor's attribution" per the policy -- which is the case here, they made no other edits to the page but did the intellectual work of bringing us the source. You and I have done several revisions to make it comply with our policy -- I think we are in a good place, in that the current text is fine and we have reached consensus on an acceptable text. Sadads (talk) 21:36, 6 May 2022 (UTC)
Once again your response leads me to believe that you are out of touch with the way copyright cleanup as well as revision deletion are currently being done by the people who are actually doing the work. Those people are working primarily at Wikipedia:Contributor copyright investigations, WP:CP, and at Copypatrol. I don't remember ever seeing you at any of those places, so I wonder where you got the impression that 60 words copied from a source document is borderline, something that we would typically let slide so as not to risk alarming a new user. I don't see it as a case of poor paraphrasing - it's a violation of our copyright policy according to the way it's currently being enforced by the people who are actually working this admin task. I saw (via the CopyPatrol interface) and cleaned up a violation of the copyright policy and placed a {{uw-copyright-new}} template on the user's talk page. This template is specifically designed for new users, so I am baffled as to why you repeatedly describe my actions as aggressive and bad faith.
Regarding the question of revision deletion: The legal code states that all contributing authors must be credited. ("The credit required by this Section 4(c) may be implemented in any reasonable manner; provided, however, that in the case of a Adaptation or Collection, at a minimum such credit will appear, if a credit for all contributing authors of the Adaptation or Collection appears, then as part of these credits and in a manner at least as prominent as the credits for the other contributing authors.") It does not state that each sentence and phrase in the document must be credited to an individual author. Therefore, providing a list of contributors via the article history is adequate attribution, even if the edits themselves are no longer visible. So revision deletion can and should be done.— Diannaa (talk) 23:17, 6 May 2022 (UTC)
To address the "redacting a revision would remove any contributor's attribution" point: redacting a revision does not do that per long standing understanding and the WMF, and that passage is more referring to redacting the username instead of the actual text of the edit. Even then, the text had been completely removed when Diannaa did the revision deletion, and no other content was added in between, so there was nothing to attribute. Moneytrees🏝️(Talk) 00:24, 9 May 2022 (UTC)

I took a break over the last week or so and have thought about this further. Of course I understand your point of view, that we need to be kind to new users who are adding content to the encyclopedia in good faith, but that does not allow them to copy text from their sources. Ignoring copyright violations from newer users just enables them to do it more and create more extensive problems. It doesn't fix any problems, it creates more. There is a post from me I would like you to read at Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Archive336#We_cannot_sweep_copyright_issues_under_the_rug_any_longer, maybe you can understand my point of view and how difficult and time consuming it is to clean this stuff up. Moneytrees🏝️(Talk) 02:44, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLXXVIII, April 2022Edit

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A Natural CuriosityEdit

Umm ... something's been lost:

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  • "... responding to Drabble's "curiosity" in continuing to explore the characters."
  • "... the novel explores ..."
  • "The novel continues the psychological and social exploration of ..."
  • "... as furthering Drabble's attempts to explore the Virginia Woolf attempt's with realism to ..."
  • "... describes the novel as a continuation of Thatcher's exploration of ..."

Thatcher? Really? Though, since so much is made of it elsewhere, it is strange that Margaret Thatcher is not linked.

BTW: that fifth quote has very awkward text... Shenme (talk) 01:35, 8 May 2022 (UTC)

@Shenme I did some tweaks, but haven't looked at the article in ages, wrote it 6 years ago -- and am not really a Drabble fan to begin with -- if something is not right, feel free to go back to the sources and fix it, the more important thing is that the sources are there and it's not wrong, just maybe not a clear summary, ~~~1 Sadads (talk) 15:46, 8 May 2022 (UTC)

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Administrators' newsletter – May 2022Edit

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

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ZenicaEdit

Please check this diff /arch., alt. arch./ (maybe compare with other revisions after edit wars) before speedily reverting seemingly weird contrib. Thanks. --5.43.77.122 (talk) 00:02, 11 May 2022 (UTC)

Soil aerationEdit

Greetings. Appreciate your notification on aeration. Currently, soil aeration redirects to permeability of soils. On review, before creating soil aeration from aeration, I would consider using soil gas for main-linking(?) to a soil-aeration-specific article. Regardless, most of the ways I imagine moving forward are easier once any unsourced soil-related content has been sourced or removed from the aeration article. Paleorthid (talk) 18:29, 16 May 2022 (UTC)

Yeah, I don't have a strong opinion @Paleorthid -- I was just going through and working on content, and know that it is a distinct topic, because of previous work I have done on agriculture, etc, Sadads (talk) 01:13, 17 May 2022 (UTC)

"Extreme heat" listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

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Happy Adminship Anniversary!Edit

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June 2022 Good Article Nominations backlog driveEdit

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The Bugle: Issue CXCIII, May 2022Edit

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I have sent you a note about a page you startedEdit

Hello, Sadads

Thank you for creating Floods of 2021.

User:North8000, while examining this page as a part of our page curation process, had the following comments:

Nice work

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partial block requestEdit

Could I please be partially blocked from editing Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Weather and Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Tropical cyclones? I don't want to be able to edit there any longer and want to remove any possible temptation of editing those pages. NoahTalk 20:55, 30 May 2022 (UTC)

@Hurricane Noah  Done I put it for a year, but if you want an extension or run into a problem and can't respond via talk page, please feel free also to email me. This is the first time I have done a partial block, so if you run into unexpected impacts please let me know -- I suspect it also blocks your participation in the corresponding Wikipedia space pages, Sadads (talk) 14:14, 31 May 2022 (UTC)
Would you be able to lift the partial block? I just didn't want to edit there for a while after the case was closed considering everything that had happened. NoahTalk 14:40, 4 July 2022 (UTC)
 Done I appreciate the restraint that you exhibited by asking for the block, and am happy to do it again @Hurricane Noah, Sadads (talk) 14:45, 4 July 2022 (UTC)

Books & Bytes – Issue 50Edit

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Issue 50, March – April 2022

  • New library partner - SPIE
  • 1Lib1Ref May 2022 underway

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Administrators' newsletter – June 2022Edit

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

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • Administrators using the mobile web interface can now access Special:Block directly from user pages. (T307341)
  • The IP Info feature has been deployed to all wikis as a Beta Feature. Any autoconfirmed user may enable the feature using the "IP info" checkbox under Preferences → Beta features. Autoconfirmed users will be able to access basic information about an IP address that includes the country and connection method. Those with advanced privileges (admin, bureaucrat, checkuser) will have access to extra information that includes the Internet Service Provider and more specific location.

Arbitration


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Wale FanuEdit

I will like to personally appreciate your efforts in bringing back the above article. When it was deleted, I objected but I was not given any hearing. I cannot argue with administrators with years of experience so I kept quiet. I am more than happy to see the article back into space.

Thank you. Ibjaja055 (talk) 18:42, 29 June 2022 (UTC)

Hey @Ibjaja055, When someone nominates something for speedy deletion you can review the template, and remove it -- for PROD or AFD, you would have to go through more of a discussion process. However, this article clearly never qualified for that criteria. Let me know if you run into something similar, Sadads (talk) 19:51, 29 June 2022 (UTC)
Thank you very much. I will be in touch if I have similar issues. Ibjaja055 (talk) 19:53, 29 June 2022 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXCIV, June 2022Edit

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Category:Mining in fiction has been nominated for renamingEdit

Category:Mining in fiction has been nominated for renaming. A discussion is taking place to decide whether this proposal complies with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. ᴢxᴄᴠʙɴᴍ () 10:50, 6 July 2022 (UTC)

Reverted you on DeSmogEdit

See Media Bias/Fact Check and WP:RSNP. No problem unless you disagree. Doug Weller talk 15:22, 7 July 2022 (UTC)

@Doug Weller No worries, the underlying problem is that I know DeSmog to be reliable, especially as the climate reporting sector treats, and was looking for a source to document that -- I am sure I can find another one. Sadads (talk) 16:48, 7 July 2022 (UTC)
Great. A lot of editors don't know about the problems with this source. I should probably search for it but I'm after a particular Creationist and his website right now. Doug Weller talk 16:50, 7 July 2022 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – July 2022Edit

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

Technical news

  • user_global_editcount is a new variable that can be used in abuse filters to avoid affecting globally active users. (T130439)

Arbitration

Miscellaneous

  • The New Pages Patrol queue has around 10,000 articles to be reviewed. As all administrators have the patrol right, please consider helping out. The queue is here. For further information on the state of the project, see the latest NPP newsletter.

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Thanks!Edit

Hi User:Sadads , thank you for successfully reviewing my new page Kingsley Kwaku Pinkrah.

When you have time, kindly check and review these pages I worked on too:

Ali Jihami

Ghandour Cosmetics Limited

DJ Loft

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""Prison tatoo" listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

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Campaign Product Team Office Hour - July 21, 2022Edit

Hello Campaign Product Newsletter subscribers!


The Campaign Product Team will be having an office hour today, July 21, 2022 at 17:00 UTC via Zoom to demo the first release of the Event Registration Tool.

You may join the office hour using this meeting link.

We look forward to your participation.

Thank you.


Best,

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The Bugle: Issue CXCVI, July 2022Edit

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Wiki Library accessEdit

Hi, hope you're well!. I don't know if you're still a coordinator for the Wiki Library but where do I apply for access nowadays? On metaWiki? I would like access to the biggest newspaper archives we have like newspaper.com and a few others if we still have an agreement.♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:07, 28 July 2022 (UTC)

@Dr. Blofeld you can go to https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/ -- and log in with oauth, Sadads (talk) 10:23, 28 July 2022 (UTC)

I reapplied for Newspapers.com here. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:12, 31 July 2022 (UTC)

@Dr. Blofeld thats great! someone who processes those will help!Sadads (talk) 16:59, 31 July 2022 (UTC)

Hi, I applied at https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/applications/evaluate/18933/ and tried to access Newspapers.com just now but couldn't access it. I clicked the other button and it started another application. https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/applications/evaluate/19196/ I don't check my wiki email account, it's a very old email address and I'd rather not link my current one here. Can somebody just approve it and ensure I have access?♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:52, 1 September 2022 (UTC)

I am pretty sure that one requires creating an account with Newspapers.com so there are an extra step that has to happen on email. @Nikkimaria may know, I am not longer involved with that part of the processing, Sadads (talk) 15:03, 1 September 2022 (UTC)
I had an account on there before, but can't remember my user name or password!♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:30, 1 September 2022 (UTC)
Your login details would have been sent to the email linked to your account - are you still able to access it at all? Nikkimaria (talk) 22:02, 1 September 2022 (UTC)

The human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environmentEdit

Hi Alex, you moved The human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment (title of the resolution) to HRC/RES/48/13 (code of the resolution as adopted by the HRC).

On Thursday the UNGA also adopted the resolution - under the same title, but a different code.

Would you agree that having a single article (under the title) with both codes would be the most concise and cohesive way to deal with this?

If so, would you mind if I move it back?

Relevant publication: https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/07/1123482

Best, Bquast (talk) 06:15, 30 July 2022 (UTC)

@Bquast I am open to whichever naming makes sense -- the important thing to me is separating out Right to a healthy environment from the adopted right under whatever is the correct UN code/title, Sadads (talk) 09:20, 2 August 2022 (UTC)
@Sadads Ok, yes that makes sense. I think that should be possible with The human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment. Can I just move the page back from HRC/RES/48/13 over The human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, or is there another way to best do this? Bquast (talk) 13:05, 2 August 2022 (UTC)

Books & Bytes – Issue 51Edit

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Issue 51, May – June 2022

  • New library partners
    • SAGE Journals
    • Elsevier ScienceDirect
    • University of Chicago Press
    • Information Processing Society of Japan
  • Feedback requested on this newsletter
  • 1Lib1Ref May 2022

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Administrators' newsletter – August 2022Edit

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

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Administrator changes

readded Valereee
removed Anthony Appleyard (deceased) • CapitalistroadsterSamsara

Guideline and policy news

  • An RfC has been closed with consensus to add javascript that will show edit notices for editors editing via a mobile device. This only works for users using a mobile browser, so iOS app editors will still not be able to see edit notices.
  • An RfC has been closed with the consensus that train stations are not inherently notable.

Technical news

  • The Wikimania 2022 Hackathon will take place virtually from 11 August to 14 August.
  • Administrators will now see links on user pages for "Change block" and "Unblock user" instead of just "Block user" if the user is already blocked. (T308570)

Arbitration

  • The arbitration case request Geschichte has been automatically closed after a 3 month suspension of the case.

Miscellaneous

  • You can vote for candidates in the 2022 Board of Trustees elections from 16 August to 30 August. Two community elected seats are up for election.
  • Wikimania 2022 is taking place virtually from 11 August to 14 August. The schedule for wikimania is listed here. There are also a number of in-person events associated with Wikimania around the world.
  • Tech tip: When revision-deleting on desktop, hold ⇧ Shift between clicking two checkboxes to select every box in that range.

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NPP Award for 2020Edit

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For over 100 article reviews during 2020. Thank you for patrolling new pages and helping us out with the backlog! -MPGuy2824 (talk) 03:11, 25 August 2022 (UTC)

Here is a barnstar to show appreciation for the NPP reviews you did back in 2020. We realize this is late, but NPP fell behind in some coordination activities. We are just getting caught up. If you don't want to receive "old" barnstars, please just ignore this and reply (with a ping) to let us know not to send you any more. -MPGuy2824 (talk) 03:11, 25 August 2022 (UTC)

@MPGuy2824 Thanks for the award! I try to contribute where I can :) Patrolling is kindof a secondary I grab when I encounter it :D Sadads (talk) 14:30, 25 August 2022 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXCVII, August 2022Edit

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NPP Award for 2019Edit

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For over 360 article reviews during 2019. Thank you for patrolling new pages and helping us out with the backlog! -MPGuy2824 (talk) 06:14, 31 August 2022 (UTC)

Here is a barnstar to show appreciation for the NPP reviews you did back in 2019. We realize this is late, but NPP fell behind in some coordination activities. We are almost caught up. If you don't want to receive "old" barnstars, please just ignore this and reply to let us know not to send you any more. -MPGuy2824 (talk) 06:14, 31 August 2022 (UTC)

Wikiproject Military history coordinator election nominations opening soonEdit

Nominations for the upcoming project coordinator election are opening in a few hours (00:01 UTC on 1 September). A team of up to ten coordinators will be elected for the next coordination year. The project coordinators are the designated points of contact for issues concerning the project, and are responsible for maintaining our internal structure and processes. They do not, however, have any authority over article content or editor conduct, or any other special powers. More information on being a coordinator is available here. If you are interested in running, please sign up here by 23:59 UTC on 14 September! Voting doesn't commence until 15 September. If you have any questions, you can contact any member of the current coord team. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:52, 31 August 2022 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – September 2022Edit

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

Guideline and policy news

  • A discussion is open to define a process by which Vector 2022 can be made the default for all users.
  • An RfC is open to gain consensus on whether Fox News is reliable for science and politics.

Technical news

Arbitration

  • An arbitration case regarding Conduct in deletion-related editing has been closed. The Arbitration Committee passed a remedy as part of the final decision to create a request for comment (RfC) on how to handle mass nominations at Articles for Deletion (AfD).
  • The arbitration case request Jonathunder has been automatically closed after a 6 month suspension of the case.

Miscellaneous

  • The new pages patrol (NPP) team has prepared an appeal to the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) for assistance with addressing Page Curation bugs and requested features. You are encouraged to read the open letter before it is sent, and if you support it, consider signing it. It is not a discussion, just a signature will suffice.
  • Voting for candidates for the Wikimedia Board of Trustees is open until 6 September.

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NPP Award for 2018Edit

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For over 100 article reviews during 2018. Thank you for patrolling new pages and helping us out with the backlog! -MPGuy2824 (talk) 03:37, 7 September 2022 (UTC)

Here is a barnstar to show appreciation for the NPP reviews you did back in 2018. We realize this is late, but NPP fell behind in some coordination activities. We have just caught up with giving out deserved barnstars. -MPGuy2824 (talk) 03:37, 7 September 2022 (UTC)

please revert yourselfEdit

I am concerned that your affiliation with GLAM-wiki and your employment by WMF creates the appearance of a conflict of interest regarding 1Lib1Ref articles. I do not think you should substitute your own judgement for that of your fellow editors who remain independent of the 1Lib1Ref initiative. Chris Troutman (talk) 21:03, 12 September 2022 (UTC)

Hi @Chris troutman
  1. First, I have not been involved in organizing the #1lib1ref campaign in over two years. Even if I was involved, this editor appears to have joined because of a sub-campaign run by another part of the community -- so its several steps removed at least -- claiming conflict of interest, several years later on a campaign I no longer run is extreme: what possible goal could I have that is inconsistent with the goals of the community?
  2. second, I didn't even realize that that article was created in #1lib1ref, but it appears to have been created by a new user in Africa. I regularly review content from newcomers as it comes up on my watchlist and other workflows: this happen to be a few links deep in one of those workflows.
  3. third, is there any substantive concern you had with the change I made? Clearly this articles meets GNG, and I explained the change in the edit summary -- I am open to discussion, but I am also a long-time editor of content on Wikipedia working on a workflow I regularly dip my toe into, including African content.
I am confused by your comment, and the assumption of bad faith. Sadads (talk) 21:26, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
Thank you for your explanation. I posit the subject fails GNG and NPOL and I think others agree. WMF's many failed machinations over the years have discredited it and I have a hard time ignoring that, even though you are a long-term established editor, a WMF employee approved a sub-standard draft related to a WMF outreach program which has performed poorly. To me, WMF is one big monolith and while my oversimplification is probably wrong, I thought you could understand how those of us on the other side of the fence might interpret your editing. Chris Troutman (talk) 21:42, 12 September 2022 (UTC)
I'm sorry that you think the organization is a monolith, but we aren't and indeed it is an oversimplification.
As for the subject at hand, happy to disagree but: this is not a politician (so not NPOL), its a traditional ruler (equivalent to nobility in most places in Europe). Its as if we were saying that members of the house of lords are not notable in a country and context that serves many thousands more people. Additionally, the individual's coronation is covered in 4 major news sources for Nigeria, the equivalent of major new sources in European countries. I agree the style of the article isn't great, but there is nothing wrong with the content. We should be discussing that on the talk page, Sadads (talk) 22:02, 12 September 2022 (UTC)

Wikiproject Military history coordinator election voting opening soon!Edit

Voting for the upcoming project coordinator election opens in a few hours (00:01 UTC on 15 September) and will last through 23:59 on 28 September. A team of up to ten coordinators will be elected for the next coordination year. The project coordinators are the designated points of contact for issues concerning the project, and are responsible for maintaining our internal structure and processes. They do not, however, have any authority over article content or editor conduct, or any other special powers. More information on being a coordinator is available here. Voting is conducted using simple approval voting and questions for the candidates are welcome. If you have any questions, you can contact any member of the current coord team. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:27, 14 September 2022 (UTC)

Correction to previous election announcementEdit

Just a quick correction to the prior message about the 2022 MILHIST coordinator election! I (Hog Farm) didn't proofread the message well enough and left out a link to the election page itself in this message. The voting will occur here; sorry about the need for a second message and the inadvertent omission from the prior one. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:42, 15 September 2022 (UTC)

AvocadoEdit

I meant 10 litres of water per one avocado fruit ? Should it be written like that ? Georgeadelmoureed (talk) 10:39, 16 September 2022 (UTC)

@Georgeadelmoureed its 70+ litres per sources, it could be written as per kg or lb, Sadads (talk) 13:19, 19 September 2022 (UTC)

Campaigns Product Update #4Edit

Hello Campaigns Product Newsletter subscribers!

We are excited to share our updates:

  • Event Registration v0
We have successfully launched Event Registration tool V0 on beta cluster and collected feedback from the first batch of testers. This tool is part of a more comprehensive organizing solution, the Event Center, which hopes to support movement organizers. Through this registration solution, organizers can collect useful data on campaign participants and their needs while respecting participant privacy.
Testing update. In our first round of feedback collection, testers were composed of different types of organizers around the movement with a language focus on Arabic, French, English, and Swahili communities. Most of the testers successfully created their test event registrations and signed up for a test event registration created by other organizers. Simple, easy to use, and aids in managing event participants were the common feedback we received from first-time users. In contrast, access and proper localization of the tool were the points for improvement identified. We are working on V1, which will include communication support and integration with the Programs and Event Dashboard. This will be released on Meta-Wiki soon. We hope to address accessibility during this launch and improve localization problems once the tool has been deployed in local wikiprojects.
The tool is still available for testing on the beta cluster. Feel free to leave feedback on our project talk page or this form.
  • Organizer Lab
    Looking for a way to learn how to effectively organize around sustainability? Join the beta version of the Organizer Lab on WikiLearn to understand how to effectively organize a global campaign around sustainability and climate change! Applications are open from September 22 - October 19, 2022. The Organizer Lab will be a 9-week online learning experience from the end of October until mid December that prepares participants to obtain knowledge about the topics that they wish to create, a call to action for strategic knowledge gaps, as well as more generalized Wikimedia organizing and campaign/event design skills.
Read more about the program!


What's Next:

  • Organizer User Rights. We are reaching out to a pool of administrators from Arabic, French and Swahili communities to collect feedback on what is the best way to define organizer user rights, what privileges to give to community organizers, and what are the limitations of these privileges. Feel free to reach out to our product ambassadors or send an email to [email protected] if you are interested to be part of these conversations.



Community Feedback:

"Participants have been always asking the organizers are asked by participants whether they are registered, now participants will just look directly if they are registered, Thank you for creating the system"
- French Organizer

“I think that the platform will facilitate the process of promoting events and searching for participants”
- Arabic Organizer



Thank you!


The Campaigns Product Team

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