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Could you please take a look at my alt suggestion? Mangoe (talk) 20:42, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

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RC v Pre-RefEdit

Bash, mate! RE: Template:Roman Catholic Archbishops of Tuam — you should know better! The Pre-Reformation ordinaries mustn't be called RC (nor CoI/Anglican). DBD 21:13, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Got itEdit

Redirected to Template:Pre-Reformation Archbishops of Tuam Bashereyre (talk) 08:29, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

But I already deleted the Pre-Ref archbishops! Now you've got Post-Ref RCs in a template called Pre-Ref! DBD 09:59, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

New Page Reviewer NewsletterEdit

Hello DBD, thank you for your efforts reviewing new pages!

Backlog update:

  • The new page backlog is currently at 12713 pages. Please consider reviewing even just a few pages each day! If everyone helps out, it will really put a dent in the backlog.
  • Currently the backlog stretches back to March and some pages in the backlog have passed the 90 day Google index point. Please consider reviewing some of them!

Outreach and Invitations:

  • If you know other editors with a good understanding of Wikipedia policy, invite them to join NPP by dropping the invitation template on their talk page with: {{subst:NPR invite}}. Adding more qualified reviewers will help with keeping the backlog manageable.

New Year New Page Review Drive

  • A backlog drive is planned for the start of the year, beginning on January 1st and running until the end of the month. Unique prizes will be given in tiers for both the total number of reviews made, as well as the longest 'streak' maintained.
  • Note: quality reviewing is extremely important, please do not sacrifice quality for quantity.

General project update:

  • ACTRIAL has resulted in a significant increase in the quality of new submissions, with noticeably fewer CSD, PROD, and BLPPROD candidates in the new page feed. However, the majority of the backlog still dates back to before ACTRIAL started, so consider reviewing articles from the middle or back of the backlog.
  • The NPP Browser can help you quickly find articles with topics that you prefer to review from within the backlog.
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Happy Saturnalia!Edit

  Happy Saturnalia
Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free and you not often get distracted by dice-playing. Ealdgyth - Talk 13:51, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

New Years new page backlog driveEdit

Hello DBD, thank you for your efforts reviewing new pages!

Announcing the NPP New Year Backlog Drive!

We have done amazing work so far in December to reduce the New Pages Feed backlog by over 3000 articles! Now is the time to capitalise on our momentum and help eliminate the backlog!

The backlog drive will begin on January 1st and run until January 29th. Prize tiers and other info can be found HERE.

Awards will be given in tiers in two categories:

  • The total number of reviews completed for the month.
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Minor updatesEdit

Please note that the definition of a minor edit is at Help:Minor edit. --David Biddulph (talk) 15:30, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

Ta. Turns out even old-timers can do with a periodic reminder. DBD 15:34, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

New Page Reviewer NewsletterEdit

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The NPP backlog at the end of the drive with the number of unreviewed articles by creation date. Red is older than 90 days, orange is between 90 and 30 days old, and green is younger than 30 days.

Backlog update:

  • The new page backlog is currently at 3819 unreviewed articles, with a further 6660 unreviewed redirects.
  • We are very close to eliminating the backlog completely; please help by reviewing a few extra articles each day!

New Year Backlog Drive results:

  • We made massive progress during the recent four weeks of the NPP Backlog Drive, during which the backlog reduced by nearly six thousand articles and the length of the backlog by almost 3 months!

General project update:

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New Page Review Newsletter No.10Edit

Hello DBD, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

ACTRIAL:

  • ACTRIAL's six month experiment restricting new page creation to (auto)confirmed users ended on 14 March. As expected, a greatly increased number of unsuitable articles and candidates for deletion are showing up in the feed again, and the backlog has since increased already by ~30%. Please consider reviewing a few extra articles each day.

Paid editing

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Subject-specific notability guidelines

Nominate competent users for Autopatrolled

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NPR Newsletter No.11 25 May 2018Edit

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ACTRIAL:

  • WP:ACREQ has been implemented. The flow at the feed has dropped back to the levels during the trial. However, the backlog is on the rise again so please consider reviewing a few extra articles each day; a backlog approaching 5,000 is still far too high. An effort is also needed to ensure that older unsuitable older pages at the back of the queue do not get automatically indexed for Google.

Deletion tags

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Backlog drive:

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Editathons

  • There will be a large increase in the number of editathons in June. Please be gentle with new pages that obviously come from good faith participants, especially articles from developing economies and ones about female subjects. Consider using the 'move to draft' tool rather than bluntly tagging articles that may have potential but which cannot yet reside in mainspace.

Paid editing - new policy

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  • Reviewers are requested to familiarise themselves with the new version of the notability guidelines for organisations and companies.

Not English

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Happy First Edit DayEdit

  Happy First Edit Day, DBD', from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day! Kpgjhpjm (talk) 03:18, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

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NPP Backlog Elimination DriveEdit

Hello DBD, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel: there are currently 2900 unreviewed articles, and 4000 unreviewed redirects.

Announcing the Backlog Elimination Drive!

  • As a final push, we have decided to run a backlog elimination drive from the 20th to the 30th of June.
  • Reviewers who review at least 50 articles or redirects will receive a Special Edition NPP Barnstar:  . Those who review 100, 250, 500, or 1000 pages will also receive tiered awards:  ,  ,  ,  .
  • Please do not be hasty, take your time and fully review each page. It is extremely important that we focus on quality reviewing.

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Ordination templateEdit

I've reverted your addition of the ordination template at Stephen Cottrell because it wasn't showing anything other than the location. Looking at John Taylor (bishop of Winchester), its a very "busy" template verses the Orders section that is already part of the Christian leader infobox. What benefits does the template have over the status quo? Gaia Octavia Agrippa Talk 15:09, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

Detail, collapsibility, wikidata integration. See Template talk:Ordination for discussion on wikidata calling not working as intended right now. I was hoping that could be fixed swiftly and then your "wasn't showing anything" issue would be solved; but absolutely fine for it not to be there while it isn't working as intended. DBD 17:30, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

Titles of nobility in British judiciary articlesEdit

After reverting your changes to President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom where you took names like "Lady Hale" and "Lord Neuberger" and turned them into "Brenda, Baroness Hale of Richmond" and "David, Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury", I noticed that you have gone through almost all of the articles for the higher British judiciary and changed the names to this style. Not only is this not in keeping with standard practice for reference to peers,[1] it is also not in keeping with standard practice in referring to senior members of the judiciary in law reports,[2] and it is not in keeping with the precedent on Wikipedia, as every article universally referred to such figures as merely "Lady Hale" and "Lord Neuberger" before your edits (for instance, at Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales or List of Lords of Appeal in Ordinary). Indeed, I have never in my life seen any peer referred to as "X, Baron Y of Z" - even on the UK Parliamentary website, their full title is "Lord Y of Z".[3] In light of this, is there any chance you could you revert the pages in question to their proper form? CuriousCabbage (talk) 16:20, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.12 30 July 2018Edit

 
Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months. (Purge)

Hello DBD, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

June backlog drive

Overall the June backlog drive was a success, reducing the last 3,000 or so to below 500. However, as expected, 90% of the patrolling was done by less than 10% of reviewers.
Since the drive closed, the backlog has begun to rise sharply again and is back up to nearly 1,400 already. Please help reduce this total and keep it from raising further by reviewing some articles each day.

New technology, new rules
  • New features are shortly going to be added to the Special:NewPagesFeed which include a list of drafts for review, OTRS flags for COPYVIO, and more granular filter preferences. More details can be found at this page.
  • Probationary permissions: Now that PERM has been configured to allow expiry dates to all minor user rights, new NPR flag holders may sometimes be limited in the first instance to 6 months during which their work will be assessed for both quality and quantity of their reviews. This will allow admins to accord the right in borderline cases rather than make a flat out rejection.
  • Current reviewers who have had the flag for longer than 6 months but have not used the permissions since they were granted will have the flag removed, but may still request to have it granted again in the future, subject to the same probationary period, if they wish to become an active reviewer.
Editathons
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Are Archdeacons notable by office?Edit

Dan, can I ask you to look at this Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Wandlyn SnelgroveBashereyre (talk) 13:23, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

I won't actually do thisEdit

Say I put an episode of Family Guy up for deletion. At random this one. Carter and Tricia I anticipate that would get far more 'keep, merge, and deletes' on the Afd page than any religious biography would ever get.

I could argue that any single episode of Family Guy would have to be notable in its own right not just because it is part of a series.
Very occasionally a single episode of a series might warrant its own article.
Take Dad's Army, as we're both British. That too seems to have an individual article for each episode.
I could easily pick one of them for deletion, say from the latter series which (in my opinion) were pretty weak.
I would argue that one or two definitely are notable ("Don't tell him Pike") but not all 82.
Having discussed this with another user he says I would be guilty of Wikipedia:POINT.
I agree, but I still think WPs biggest problem is a bias towards popular culture. Bashereyre (talk) 11:04, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

Michael HewetonEdit

Hi Bash. Came across this archdeacon via a quote at ad orientem, where he's "Heweston" — then in my searching, I also found him as Hewetson. Do you have any clarification you could add to his bio, perhaps? DBD 17:26, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Dan, Henry Cotton has him as Hewetson [1] Bashereyre (talk) 17:36, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

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NPR Newsletter No.13 18 September 2018Edit

Hello DBD, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

The New Page Feed currently has 2700 unreviewed articles, up from just 500 at the start of July. For a while we were falling behind by an average of about 40 articles per day, but we have stabilised more recently. Please review some articles from the back of the queue if you can (Sort by: 'Oldest' at Special:NewPagesFeed), as we are very close to having articles older than one month.

Project news
As part of this project, the feed will have some larger updates to functionality next month. Specifically, ORES predictions will be built in, which will automatically flag articles for potential issues such as vandalism or spam. Copyright violation detection will also be added to the new page feed. See the projects's talk page for more info.
Other
Moving to Draft and Page Mover
  • Some unsuitable new articles can be best reviewed by moving them to the draft space, but reviewers need to do this carefully and sparingly. It is most useful for topics that look like they might have promise, but where the article as written would be unlikely to survive AfD. If the article can be easily fixed, or if the only issue is a lack of sourcing that is easily accessible, tagging or adding sources yourself is preferable. If sources do not appear to be available and the topic does not appear to be notable, tagging for deletion is preferable (PROD/AfD/CSD as appropriate). See additional guidance at WP:DRAFTIFY.
  • If the user moves the draft back to mainspace, or recreates it in mainspace, please do not re-draftify the article (although swapping it to maintain the page history may be advisable in the case of copy-paste moves). AfC is optional except for editors with a clear conflict of interest.
  • Articles that have been created in contravention of our paid-editing-requirements or written from a blatant NPOV perspective, or by authors with a clear COI might also be draftified at discretion.
  • The best tool for draftification is User:Evad37/MoveToDraft.js(info). Kindly adapt the text in the dialogue-pop-up as necessary (the default can also be changed like this). Note that if you do not have the Page Mover userright, the redirect from main will be automatically tagged as CSD R2, but in some cases it might be better to make this a redirect to a different page instead.
  • The Page Mover userright can be useful for New Page Reviewers; occasionally page swapping is needed during NPR activities, and it helps avoid excessive R2 nominations which must be processed by admins. Note that the Page Mover userright has higher requirements than the NPR userright, and is generally given to users active at Requested Moves. Only reviewers who are very experienced and are also very active reviewers are likely to be granted it solely for NPP activities.
List of other useful scripts for New Page Reviewing

  • Twinkle provides a lot of the same functionality as the page curation tools, and some reviewers prefer to use the Twinkle tools for some/all tasks. It can be activated simply in the gadgets section of 'preferences'. There are also a lot of options available at the Twinkle preferences panel after you install the gadget.
  • In terms of other gadgets for NPR, HotCat is worth turning on. It allows you to easily add, remove, and change categories on a page, with name suggestions.
  • MoreMenu also adds a bunch of very useful links for diagnosing and fixing page issues.
  • User:Equazcion/ScriptInstaller.js(info): Installing scripts doesn't have to be complicated. Go to your common.js and copy importScript( 'User:Equazcion/ScriptInstaller.js' ); into an empty line, now you can install all other scripts with the click of a button from the script page! (Note you need to be at the ".js" page for the script for the install button to appear, not the information page)
  • User:TheJosh/Scripts/NewPagePatrol.js(info): Creates a scrolling new pages list at the left side of the page. You can change the number of pages shown by adding the following to the next line on your common.js page (immediately after the line importing this script): npp_num_pages=20; (Recommended 20, but you can use any number from 1 to 50).
  • User:Primefac/revdel.js(info): Is requesting revdel complicated and time consuming? This script helps simplify the process. Just have the Copyvio source URL and go to the history page and collect your diff IDs and you can drop them into the script Popups and it will create a revdel request for you.
  • User:Lourdes/PageCuration.js(info): Creates a "Page Curation" link to Special:NewPagesFeed up near your sandbox link.
  • User:Writ Keeper/Scripts/deletionFinder.js: Creates links next to the title of each page which show up if it has been previously deleted or nominated for deletion.
  • User:Evad37/rater.js(info): A fantastic tool for adding WikiProject templates to article talk pages. If you add: rater_autostartNamespaces = 0; to the next line on your common.js, the prompt will pop up automatically if a page has no Wikiproject templates on the talk page (note: this can be a bit annoying if you review redirects or dab pages commonly).

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NPR Newsletter No.14 21 October 2018Edit

 
Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months.

Hello DBD, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

Backlog

As of 21 October 2018, there are 3650 unreviewed articles and the backlog now stretches back 51 days.

Community Wishlist Proposal
Project updates
  • ORES predictions are now built-in to the feed. These automatically predict the class of an article as well as whether it may be spam, vandalism, or an attack page, and can be filtered by these criteria now allowing reviewers to better target articles that they prefer to review.
  • There are now tools being tested to automatically detect copyright violations in the feed. This detector may not be accurate all the time, though, so it shouldn't be relied on 100% and will only start working on new revisions to pages, not older pages in the backlog.
New scripts

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NPR Newsletter No.15 16 November 2018Edit

 

Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months.

Hello DBD,

Community Wishlist Survey – NPP needs you – Vote NOW
  • Community Wishlist Voting takes place 16 to 30 November for the Page Curation and New Pages Feed improvements, and other software requests. The NPP community is hoping for a good turnout in support of the requests to Santa for the tools we need. This is very important as we have been asking the Foundation for these upgrades for 4 years.
If this proposal does not make it into the top ten, it is likely that the tools will be given no support at all for the foreseeable future. So please put in a vote today.
We are counting on significant support not only from our own ranks, but from everyone who is concerned with maintaining a Wikipedia that is free of vandalism, promotion, flagrant financial exploitation and other pollution.
With all 650 reviewers voting for these urgently needed improvements, our requests would be unlikely to fail. See also The Signpost Special report: 'NPP: This could be heaven or this could be hell for new users – and for the reviewers', and if you are not sure what the wish list is all about, take a sneak peek at an article in this month's upcoming issue of The Signpost which unfortunately due to staff holidays and an impending US holiday will probably not be published until after voting has closed.

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NPR Newsletter No.16 15 December 2018Edit

Hello DBD,

Reviewer of the Year

This year's award for the Reviewer of the Year goes to Onel5969. Around on Wikipedia since 2011, their staggering number of 26,554 reviews over the past twelve months makes them, together with an additional total of 275,285 edits, one of Wikipedia's most prolific users.

Thanks are also extended for their work to JTtheOG (15,059 reviews), Boleyn (12,760 reviews), Cwmhiraeth (9,001 reviews), Semmendinger (8,440 reviews), PRehse (8,092 reviews), Arthistorian1977 (5,306 reviews), Abishe (4,153 reviews), Barkeep49 (4,016 reviews), and Elmidae (3,615 reviews).
Cwmhiraeth, Semmendinger, Barkeep49, and Elmidae have been New Page Reviewers for less than a year — Barkeep49 for only seven months, while Boleyn, with an edit count of 250,000 since she joined Wikipedia in 2008, has been a bastion of New Page Patrol for many years.

See also the list of top 100 reviewers.

Less good news, and an appeal for some help

The backlog is now approaching 5,000, and still rising. There are around 640 holders of the NPR flag, most of whom appear to be inactive. The 10% of the reviewers who do 90% of the work could do with some support especially as some of them are now taking a well deserved break.


Really good news - NPR wins the Community Wishlist Survey 2019

At #1 position, the Community Wishlist poll closed on 3 December with a resounding success for NPP, reminding the WMF and the volunteer communities just how critical NPP is to maintaining a clean encyclopedia and the need for improved tools to do it. A big 'thank you' to everyone who supported the NPP proposals. See the results.


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Happy SaturnaliaEdit

  Happy Saturnalia
Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. Ealdgyth - Talk 16:51, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Anglican Bishops of BusanEdit

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February 2019Edit

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NPR Newsletter No.17Edit

Hello DBD,

News
Discussions of interest
  • Two elements of CSD G6 have been split into their own criteria: R4 for redirects in the "File:" namespace with the same name as a file or redirect at Wikimedia Commons (Discussion), and G14 for disambiguation pages which disambiguate zero pages, or have "(disambiguation)" in the title but disambiguate a single page (Discussion).
  • {{db-blankdraft}} was merged into G13 (Discussion)
  • A discussion recently closed with no consensus on whether to create a subject-specific notability guideline for theatrical plays.
  • There is an ongoing discussion on a proposal to create subject-specific notability guidelines for chemicals and organism taxa.
Reminders
  • NPR is not a binary keep / delete process. In many cases a redirect may be appropriate. The deletion policy and its associated guideline clearly emphasise that not all unsuitable articles must be deleted. Redirects are not contentious. See a classic example of the templates to use. More templates are listed at the R template index. Reviewers who are not aware, do please take this into consideration before PROD, CSD, and especially AfD because not even all admins are aware of such policies, and many NAC do not have a full knowledge of them.
NPP Tools Report
  • Superlinks – allows you to check an article's history, logs, talk page, NPP flowchart (on unpatrolled pages) and more without navigating away from the article itself.
  • copyvio-check – automatically checks the copyvio percentage of new pages in the background and displays this info with a link to the report in the 'info' panel of the Page curation toolbar.
  • The NPP flowchart now has clickable hyperlinks.

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NPR Newsletter No.18Edit

Hello DBD,

WMF at work on NPP Improvements

Niharika Kohli, a product manager for the growth team, announced that work is underway in implementing improvements to New Page Patrol as part of the 2019 Community Wishlist and suggests all who are interested watch the project page on meta. Two requested improvements have already been completed. These are:

  • Allow filtering by no citations in page curation
  • Not having CSD and PRODs automatically marked as reviewed, reflecting current consensus among reviewers and current Twinkle functionality.
Reliable Sources for NPP

Rosguill has been compiling a list of reliable sources across countries and industries that can be used by new page patrollers to help judge whether an article topic is notable or not. At this point further discussion is needed about if and how this list should be used. Please consider joining the discussion about how this potentially valuable resource should be developed and used.

Backlog drive coming soon

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News
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Happy First Edit Day!Edit


Hawker of MorwenstowEdit

I'm not convinced that Robert Hawker (poet) is the proper title for the article, so I've started a discussion on the talk page. DuncanHill (talk) 15:51, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Ok, great. Thanks DBD 15:53, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Common name movesEdit

Seeing a lot of page moves pop up on my monitoring system. Here are some:

  1. Thomas Frederick Tout --> Thomas Tout
  2. Francis Wrigley Hirst --> Francis Hirst
  3. Cecil Frances Alexander --> Cecil Alexander (hymnist)
  4. Arthur Lionel Smith --> Arthur Smith (historian)
  5. Fenton John Anthony Hort --> Fenton Hort
  6. Robert William Seton-Watson --> Robert Seton-Watson
  7. John William Fortescue --> John Fortescue (historian)
  8. Robert Stephen Hawker --> Robert Hawker (poet)
  9. Thomas Little Heath --> Thomas Heath (classicist)
  10. Adolphus William Ward --> Adolphus Ward
  11. Robert Smythe Hichens --> Robert Hichens (writer)

It seems the strategy is to remove everything but the first and last word. However is this accurate, is this really the common name they were known by? For example we know C. S. Lewis by three names not C. Lewis. Or JRR Tolkien. etc.. one has to be cautious. Let's take a look at some.

  1. . In these books [2] he is known as "T. F. Tout". Never published/known as "T. Tout" or "Thomas Tout".
  2. . In these books [3] he is known as "Francis W. Hirst". Never published/known as "Francis Hirst".
  3. . In these books [4] she is known as "Cecil Frances Alexander" never published/known as "Cecil Alexander".
  4. . In these books [5] it is "Arthur Lionel Smith".
  5. . In these books [6] it is "Fenton John Anthony Hort".
  6. . etc..

Generally speaking, one has to do research of sources to determine a common name. If there is dispute take it to RM and make a case, by showing sources which confirm the common name. But in all these cases, the sources do not support a simple shortening to first-last name. -- GreenC 13:03, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

I do the research. If there are a few where that research has not been good enough, mea culpa, and (being a very established editor) I would hardly begrudge reverts and/or discussions by those who know and/or research better :) Mostly what is happening is I'm going through User:Bashereyre's page creations. He always creates with full names because that's what his sources use; then I come along later and try to determine common name. Yeah, sure ideally biographies would start at their common name (dabbed or un), but it is what it is (and has been for some years.) DBD 08:50, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
There is also that there is a certain time-period (say 18th–19th) when all British public figures really take to using full names on official things (e.g. published works). It makes determining a common name more tricksy. (There's also a thing where they're born with one surname but later coopt a family-surname-last-middle-name into a pretended double-barrel, whereas some others use the last-middle-name-that-looks-like-a-surname as a given name with their only surname. Both of these are found described as "A. G. Davies Jones" (for instance).) Basically, I do the best I can with public sources on Google and -Books. Occasionally, I don't get these right; but then other editors pick these up and we sort it out. Collaborative editing, innit. DBD 08:55, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
Well it came up because these 11 are the only ones I saw and all 11 didn't seem right so it looked like there was an automated process (thought or otherwise) to reduce to two names. It's OK if old names are longer by default, that is how they were and are known. I understand these things are imprecise and sometimes matter of opinion. I always err on the side of providing the full name which is useful when searching to have more information than less. GreenC 16:00, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

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New Page Review newsletter July-August 2019Edit

Hello DBD,

WMF at work on NPP Improvements

More new features are being added to the feed, including the important red alert for previously deleted pages. This will only work if it is selected in your filters. Best is to 'select all'. Do take a moment to check out all the new features if you have not already done so. If anything is not working as it should, please let us know at NPR. There is now also a live queue of AfC submissions in the New Pages Feed. Feel free to review AfCs, but bear in mind that NPP is an official process and policy and is more important.

QUALITY of REVIEWING

Articles are still not always being checked thoroughly enough. If you are not sure what to do, leave the article for a more experienced reviewer. Please be on the alert for any incongruities in patrolling and help your colleagues where possible; report patrollers and autopatrolled article creators who are ostensibly undeclared paid editors. The displayed ORES alerts offer a greater 'at-a-glance' overview, but the new challenges in detecting unwanted new content and sub-standard reviewing do not necessarily make patrolling any easier, nevertheless the work may have a renewed interest factor of a different kind. A vibrant community of reviewers is always ready to help at NPR.

Backlog

The backlog is still far too high at between 7,000 and 8,000. Of around 700 user rights holders, 80% of the reviewing is being done by just TWO users. In the light of more and more subtle advertising and undeclared paid editing, New Page Reviewing is becoming more critical than ever.

Move to draft

NPR is triage, it is not a clean up clinic. This move feature is not limited to bios so you may have to slightly re-edit the text in the template before you save the move. Anything that is not fit for mainspace but which might have some promise can be draftified - particularly very poor English and machine and other low quality translations.

Notifying users

Remember to use the message feature if you are just tagging an article for maintenance rather than deletion. Otherwise articles are likely to remain perma-tagged. Many creators are SPA and have no intention of returning to Wikipedia. Use the feature too for leaving a friendly note note for the author of a first article you found well made or interesting. Many have told us they find such comments particularly welcoming and encouraging.

PERM

Admins are now taking advantage of the new time-limited user rights feature. If you have recently been accorded NPR, do check your user rights to see if this affects you. Depending on your user account preferences, you may receive automated notifications of your rights changes. Requests for permissions are not mini-RfAs. Helpful comments are welcome if absolutely necessary, but the bot does a lot of the work and the final decision is reserved for admins who do thorough research anyway.

Other news

School and academic holidays will begin soon in various places around the Western world. Be on the lookout for the usual increase in hoax, attack, and other junk pages.

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Bampton->Brampton redirectEdit

This edit redirects from one name to another, which is the right name? If there are sources for both, they should appear in the article. Uziel302 (talk) 15:36, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

With medieval names, it's often impossible to tell and/or they didn't really have a concept of "correct spelling". I can't remember where (or whether!) I got the source for Bampton. It'll be googleable. Yes, note it in-text if you find the source. Thanks. DBD 15:50, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
Added with reference to the article. Uziel302 (talk) 16:10, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Original Barnstar
Thanks for the good work you are doing in those Anglican dioceses. Kerry (talk) 23:29, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
And there's me thinking no one would notice :) Thanks DBD 08:07, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

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New Page Review newsletter September-October 2019Edit

Hello DBD,

Backlog

Instead of reaching a magic 300 as it once did last year, the backlog approaching 6,000 is still far too high. An effort is also needed to ensure that older unsuitable older pages at the back of the queue do not get automatically indexed for Google.

Coordinator

A proposal is taking place here to confirm a nominated user as Coordinator of NPR.

This month's refresher course

Why I Hate Speedy Deleters, a 2008 essay by long since retired Ballonman, is still as valid today. Those of us who patrol large numbers of new pages can be forgiven for making the occasional mistake while others can learn from their 'beginner' errors. Worth reading.

Deletion tags

Do bear in mind that articles in the feed showing the trash can icon (you will need to have 'Nominated for deletion' enabled for this in your filters) may have been tagged by inexperienced or non NPR rights holders using Twinkle. They require your further verification.

Paid editing

Please be sure to look for the tell-tale signs of undisclosed paid editing. Contact the creator if appropriate, and submit the issue to WP:COIN if necessary. WMF policy requires paid editors to connect to their adverts.

Subject-specific notability guidelines' (SNG). Alternatives to deletion
  • Reviewers are requested to familiarise themselves once more with notability guidelines for organisations and companies.
  • Blank-and-Redirect is a solution anchored in policy. Please consider this alternative before PRODing or CSD. Note however, that users will often revert or usurp redirects to re-create deleted articles. Do regularly patrol the redirects in the feed.
Not English
  • A common issue: Pages not in English or poor, unattributed machine translations should not reside in main space even if they are stubs. Please ensure you are familiar with WP:NPPNE. Check in Google for the language and content, and if they do have potential, tag as required, then move to draft. Modify the text of the template as appropriate before sending it.
Tools

Regular reviewers will appreciate the most recent enhancements to the New Pages Feed and features in the Curation tool, and there are still more to come. Due to the wealth of information now displayed by ORES, reviewers are strongly encouraged to use the system now rather than Twinkle; it will also correctly populate the logs.

Stub sorting, by SD0001: A new script is available for adding/removing stub tags. See User:SD0001/StubSorter.js, It features a simple HotCat-style dynamic search field. Many of the reviewers who are using it are finding it an improvement upon other available tools.

Assessment: The script at User:Evad37/rater makes the addition of Wikiproject templates extremely easy. New page creators rarely do this. Reviewers are not obliged to make these edits but they only take a few seconds. They can use the Curation message system to let the creator know what they have done.

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Bishops of StepneyEdit

Hi DBD. I have a question about the above subject, and I'm writing to you because you have edited the article of that name, and I'm hoping you might have an answer or know where to find out. I have just uploaded this rather beautiful portrait File:Bishop of Stepney.jpg, but cannot identify the sitter. Any ideas? Storye book (talk) 21:21, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Update. I believe I've cracked it - Cosmo Gordon Lang. I have corrected the image description for that ID, but please let me know if you disagree. Thanks. Storye book (talk) 09:47, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, good work, that's ol' Cosmo! — [7][8] DBD 16:16, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for the confirmation, and the really useful link to images. Cheers. Storye book (talk) 20:36, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
Google Image Search ;) DBD 08:29, 24 October 2019 (UTC)

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New Page Review newsletter November 2019Edit

Hello DBD,

This newsletter comes a little earlier than usual because the backlog is rising again and the holidays are coming very soon.

Getting the queue to 0

There are now 720 holders of the New Page Reviewer flag! Most of you requested the user right to be able to do something about the huge backlog but it's still roughly less than 10% doing 90% of the work. Now it's time for action.
Exactly one year ago there were 'only' 3,650 unreviewed articles, now we will soon be approaching 7,000 despite the growing number of requests for the NPR user right. If each reviewer soon does only 2 reviews a day over five days, the backlog will be down to zero and the daily input can then be processed by every reviewer doing only 1 review every 2 days - that's only a few minutes work on the bus on the way to the office or to class! Let's get this over and done with in time to relax for the holidays.
Want to join? Consider adding the NPP Pledge userbox.
Our next newsletter will announce the winners of some really cool awards.

Coordinator

Admin Barkeep49 has been officially invested as NPP/NPR coordinator by a unanimous consensus of the community. This is a complex role and he will need all the help he can get from other experienced reviewers.

This month's refresher course

Paid editing is still causing headaches for even our most experienced reviewers: This official Wikipedia article will be an eye-opener to anyone who joined Wikipedia or obtained the NPR right since 2015. See The Hallmarks to know exactly what to look for and take time to examine all the sources.

Tools
  • It is now possible to select new pages by date range. This was requested by reviewers who want to patrol from the middle of the list.
  • It is now also possible for accredited reviewers to put any article back into the New Pages Feed for re-review. The link is under 'Tools' in the side bar.
Reviewer Feedback

Would you like feedback on your reviews? Are you an experienced reviewer who can give feedback to other reviewers? If so there are two new feedback pilot programs. New Reviewer mentorship will match newer reviewers with an experienced reviewer with a new reviewer. The other program will be an occasional peer review cohort for moderate or experienced reviewers to give feedback to each other. The first cohort will launch November 13.

Second set of eyes
  • Not only are New Page Reviewers the guardians of quality of new articles, they are also in a position to ensure that pages are being correctly tagged for deletion and maintenance and that new authors are not being bitten. This is an important feature of your work, especially while some routine tagging for deletion can still be carried out by non NPR holders and inexperienced users. Read about it at the Monitoring the system section in the tutorial. If you come across such editors doing good work, don't hesitate to encourage them to apply for NPR.
  • Do be sure to have our talk page on your watchlist. There are often items that require reviewers' special attention, such as to watch out for pages by known socks or disruptive editors, technical issues and new developments, and of course to provide advice for other reviewers.
Arbitration Committee

The annual ArbCom election will be coming up soon. All eligible users will be invited to vote. While not directly concerned with NPR, Arbcom cases often lead back to notability and deletion issues and/or actions by holders of advanced user rights.

Community Wish list

There is to be no wish list for WMF encyclopedias this year. We thank Community Tech for their hard work addressing our long list of requirements which somewhat overwhelmed them last year, and we look forward to a successful completion.


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New Page Review newsletter December 2019Edit

 

Reviewer of the Year

This year's Reviewer of the Year is Rosguill. Having gotten the reviewer PERM in August 2018, they have been a regular reviewer of articles and redirects, been an active participant in the NPP community, and has been the driving force for the emerging NPP Source Guide that will help reviewers better evaluate sourcing and notability in many countries for which it has historically been difficult.

Special commendation again goes to Onel5969 who ends the year as one of our most prolific reviewers for the second consecutive year. Thanks also to Boleyn and JTtheOG who have been in the top 5 for the last two years as well.

Several newer editors have done a lot of work with CAPTAIN MEDUSA and DannyS712 (who has also written bots which have patrolled thousands of redirects) being new reviewers since this time last year.

Thanks to them and to everyone reading this who has participated in New Page Patrol this year.

Top 10 Reviewers over the last 365 days
Rank Username Num reviews Log
1 Rosguill (talk) 47,395 Patrol Page Curation
2 Onel5969 (talk) 41,883 Patrol Page Curation
3 JTtheOG (talk) 11,493 Patrol Page Curation
4 Arthistorian1977 (talk) 5,562 Patrol Page Curation
5 DannyS712 (talk) 4,866 Patrol Page Curation
6 CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk) 3,995 Patrol Page Curation
7 DragonflySixtyseven (talk) 3,812 Patrol Page Curation
8 Boleyn (talk) 3,655 Patrol Page Curation
9 Ymblanter (talk) 3,553 Patrol Page Curation
10 Cwmhiraeth (talk) 3,522 Patrol Page Curation

(The top 100 reviewers of the year can be found here)

Redirect autopatrol

A recent Request for Comment on creating a new redirect autopatrol pseduo-permission was closed early. New Page Reviewers are now able to nominate editors who have an established track record creating uncontroversial redirects. At the individual discretion of any administrator or after 24 hours and a consensus of at least 3 New Page Reviewers an editor may be added to a list of users whose redirects will be patrolled automatically by DannyS712 bot III.

Source Guide Discussion

Set to launch early in the new year is our first New Page Patrol Source Guide discussion. These discussions are designed to solicit input on sources in places and topic areas that might otherwise be harder for reviewers to evaluate. The hope is that this will allow us to improve the accuracy of our patrols for articles using these sources (and/or give us places to perform a WP:BEFORE prior to nominating for deletion). Please watch the New Page Patrol talk page for more information.

This month's refresher course

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Io Saturnalia!Edit

  Io, Saturnalia!
Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and distraction-free. Ealdgyth - Talk 16:23, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

Unlikely, I'm ADHD! XD DBD 19:38, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

Long time no hearEdit

You OK? Bashereyre (talk) 11:36, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

Just bumbling along, thanks. Yourself? DBD 15:28, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

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New Page Reviewer newsletter February 2020Edit

Hello DBD,

Source Guide Discussion

The first NPP source guide discussion is now underway. It covers a wide range of sources in Ghana with the goal of providing more guidance to reviewers about sources they might see when reviewing pages. Hopefully, new page reviewers will join others interested in reliable sources and those with expertise in these sources to make the discussion a success.

Redirects

New to NPP? Looking to try something a little different? Consider patrolling some redirects. Redirects are relatively easy to review, can be found easily through the New Pages Feed. You can find more information about how to patrol redirects at WP:RPATROL.

Discussions and Resources
Refresher

Geographic regions, areas and places generally do not need general notability guideline type sourcing. When evaluating whether an article meets this notability guideline please also consider whether it might actually be a form of WP:SPAM for a development project (e.g. PR for a large luxury residential development) and not actually covered by the guideline.

Six Month Queue Data: Today – 7095 Low – 4991 High – 7095

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16:08, 13 February 2020 (UTC)


Kenyan diocesesEdit

Hi Bash. Do you think there's enough content to make articles for every Kenyan diocese (e.g. Diocese of Makueni) viable? I've painstakingly created these 'regional' lists of diocese & bishops because I thought that's probably the level of content that makes for a viable article. Aren't individual articles with such little content as Diocese of Makueni likely to be deleted? What guidelines are relevant to this? DBD 21:41, 21 February 2020 (UTC)

Hi, Dan good to hear from youEdit

As far as I know every link you made is still your excellent work. With some dioceses in Tanzania I did create a biography of the current Bishop. It should be statutory for every Anglican diocese to do so, I feel. I am quite happy for you to redirect any small alterations I have made. I retire next year and would love to visit one diocese in every province, apart from England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Europe and the USA which I have already done. BasherBashereyre (talk) 11:19, 22 February 2020 (UTC)

This chap has not yet got his bottom on the episcopal benchEdit

[9] Interesting! Bashereyre (talk) 11:39, 25 February 2020 (UTC)

Naughty, naughty! DBD 12:46, 25 February 2020 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Assistant Bishops of LeicesterEdit

 

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Question on Richard the 1stEdit

Hi! I noticed that Richard the 1st is still a class c article, with the rest of the Plantagenet monarchs being good or featured. Is there a reason for this? As in, is this the result of a lack of nomination(s) or are there some issues with the page? I'd love to edit and improve the page but it seems pretty thorough already. So if you could point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it.

Aza24 (talk) 03:05, 24 March 2020 (UTC)