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June Signpost notice

The June edition is now out. Chris Troutman (talk) 18:52, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

QEDK or xaosflux, can you help out. ~~ CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 16:34, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  Done qedk (t c) 17:09, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

August Signpost notice

The August edition is now out. Chris Troutman (talk) 18:24, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

  Donexaosflux Talk 21:43, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

RfC that affects CITEVAR

This RfC would affect WP:CITEVAR, which is an issue that provokes very strong feelings on both sides of the issue among many editors. I think it deserves a watchlist notice to ensure that any decision has a chance to be seen as legitimate. I suggested as much to the RfC's proposer, CaptainEek, but they felt it was unnecessary. I asked Iridescent's opinion here; some editors (but not all) who responded agreed that a watchlist notice was necessary, and I suggest reading that discussion. I'll post a link to this request at the RfC and also at Iridescent's talk page. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 19:17, 16 August 2020 (UTC)

@Mike Christie: I don't think this is impactful enough to bother with a WLN, T:CENT should be enough. However, I did comment in that discussion so will leave this open for another admin to close. — xaosflux Talk 19:56, 16 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Support watchlist notice. The number of articles this affects is small, but it's a big deal insofar as it touches on the range of allowed styles and the value of inter-article consistency versus within-article reasons to use one style or another. --Trovatore (talk) 20:34, 16 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Can anyone recall the last time we advertised a policy RfC as a watchlist notice? I think this wholly unnecessary. It's already on the central discussion template, and has dozens of votes. CaptainEek Edits Ho Cap'n! 20:39, 16 August 2020 (UTC)
    In the last year, there have been three watchlist notices about RfCs. The earlier two both stayed up a fair length of time - these concerned the structure, rules, and procedures of the 2019 ArbCom election and the 2019 Arbitration Committee Electoral Commission; but the third, presumably concerning a backlog of some sort, was pulled after a few hours. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 10:36, 17 August 2020 (UTC)
  • The general viewpoint is that these are not appreciated on the watchlist. Unless it's something truly wiki-breaking, there's no cause for inclusion (and if you want to get consensus, please do it at VPP, not here). --qedk (t c) 20:41, 16 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Support watchlist notice. This may seem very inside-baseball, but banning a given citation style is a fundamental change to the way Wikipedia operates. Anyone who's not interested can dismiss the notice with a single click. What minimal nuisance a watchlist notice will cause is more than offset by reducing the scope for "why wasn't I told about this?" complaints, and for the inevitable appeals should the proposal be accepted. ‑ Iridescent 16:21, 17 August 2020 (UTC)
  • It should be included. Those who find a dismiss click too much bother regarding how content creators format references should be using another website. Johnuniq (talk) 00:26, 18 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Support watchlist notice. (Note: I'm tempted to vote in this matter, although I doubt it will make a difference.) Passing a rule that tells Wikipedians will always engender anger & backlash. "You did this & didn't tell anyone!" numerous Wikipedians will protest -- & sometimes with a valid point. (You want a reliable source for this statement? have a look at WP:LAME.) Let's make an effort to publicize it as much as possible, so when someone does make that claim, the response will be, "We did everything to let people know. If you don't speak up in time, how are we supposed to know you were opposed?" -- llywrch (talk) 06:21, 21 August 2020 (UTC)
  Added until 4 September when I believe the RfC will be up for closing. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 20:41, 29 August 2020 (UTC)
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