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Article deletion review

Hi Northamerica1000, Can you please review again Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mahmudul Hasan Raju article? Mahmudul Hasan Raju, A Bangladeshi journalist got National Information and Communication Technology Awards, 2017 by the Government of Bangladesh. This is the highest ICT award in Bangladesh. As a national awardee, I think he is notable. NC Hasivetalk • 09:18, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Hello Hasive: Consensus at the deletion discussion was for deletion, which occurred after two full relistings of the discussion in hopes for it to have received more input. Three users opined for deletion, nobody opined for the article to be retained, and the !votes were all policy based, which is typically enough grounds for deletion. The second !vote for deletion was a "per nom"-style !vote, so it's unclear if the user performed source searching or not to determine notability. A key point to consider is WP:BASIC; ultimately, whether or not a subject has received significant coverage in multiple, independent reliable sources. Also, award recipients can potentially be notable based upon the significance of the award, as per point #4-c of WP:JOURNALIST, "The person's work (or works) either..."..." (c) has won significant critical attention". North America1000 11:27, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Hasive: Also, upon further consideration, I can restore the article to main namespece and then WP:RELIST the deletion discussion, which would allow you to post your opinion regarding the subject's notability at the deletion discussion itself, and then allow time for other users to potentially respond. This is in part per the second ambiguous "per nom" !vote in the deletion discussion, as I delineated above. North America1000 11:38, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • @Hasive:   Done. I have restored the article and its talk page, re-opened the deletion discussion, and have relisted the deletion discussion. If you want to opine regarding the subject at this time, I recommend doing so at the deletion discussion, because people may not see or read your rationale presented on this talk page. North America1000 07:54, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

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Hi Northamerica1000. I don't mean to incite an edit war, but it seems like you personally proposed 11 deletions this month, 10 of which are for christian music labels. I will assume you are not doing this out of bias against them, but out of ignorance of them, as most are very notable to fans of various genres of christian music, but unknown to those outside the fanbase. I will agree that many of the articles are out of date especially in sources and dead links, but there is nothing in WP:CORPDEPTH that says the company has to be active, just notable, as there are tons of defunct companies with articles on Wikipedia and very little recent citable sources. Please let me know if you disagree why you disagree. I may have the time to clean up one or two of the articles, but others might have the Article for deletion tag for awhile. Lefton4ya (talk) 17:55, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

Hello Lefton4ya: I have nominated many record labels for deletion on and off through the months, and not only those with a focus on Christian music. First of all, I always first perform source searching as per WP:BEFORE to assess notability before any deletion nomination based upon notability. It's important to note that topic notability on Wikipedia is specific, and may differ from other standards. While some of the companies I have nominated for deletion may be notable in other avenues and arenas of the world, in order to be notable for Wikipedia's standards, topics typically need to meet the requirements set forth at WP:CORPDEPTH or WP:GNG. North America1000 23:26, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 27, 2018)

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Popular culture

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Administrators' newsletter – July 2018

News and updates for administrators from the past month (June 2018).

  Administrator changes

  PbsouthwoodTheSandDoctor
  Gogo Dodo
  AndrevanDougEVulaKaisaLTony FoxWilyD

  Bureaucrat changes

  AndrevanEVula

  Guideline and policy news

  • An RfC about the deletion of drafts closed with a consensus to change the wording of WP:NMFD. Specifically, a draft that has been repeatedly resubmitted and declined at AfC without any substantial improvement may be deleted at MfD if consensus determines that it is unlikely to ever meet the requirements for mainspace and it otherwise meets one of the reasons for deletion outlined in the deletion policy.
  • A request for comment closed with a consensus that the {{promising draft}} template cannot be used to indefinitely prevent a WP:G13 speedy deletion nomination.

  Technical news

  • Starting on July 9, the WMF Security team, Trust & Safety, and the broader technical community will be seeking input on an upcoming change that will restrict editing of site-wide JavaScript and CSS to a new technical administrators user group. Bureaucrats and stewards will be able to grant this right per a community-defined process. The intention is to reduce the number of accounts who can edit frontend code to those who actually need to, which in turn lessens the risk of malicious code being added that compromises the security and privacy of everyone who accesses Wikipedia. For more information, please review the FAQ.
  • Syntax highlighting has been graduated from a Beta feature on the English Wikipedia. To enable this feature, click the highlighter icon ( ) in your editing toolbar (or under the hamburger menu in the 2017 wikitext editor). This feature can help prevent you from making mistakes when editing complex templates.
  • IP-based cookie blocks should be deployed to English Wikipedia in July (previously scheduled for June). This will cause the block of a logged-out user to be reloaded if they change IPs. This means in most cases, you may no longer need to do /64 range blocks on residential IPv6 addresses in order to effectively block the end user. It will also help combat abuse from IP hoppers in general. For the time being, it only affects users of the desktop interface.

  Miscellaneous

  • Currently around 20% of admins have enabled two-factor authentication, up from 17% a year ago. If you haven't already enabled it, please consider doing so. Regardless if you use 2FA, please practice appropriate account security by ensuring your password is secure and unique to Wikimedia.

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Tech News: 2018-28

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This week's article for improvement (week 28, 2018)

 

This cable car at Zell am See in the Austrian Alps is an example of cable transport.

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Cable transport

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Tech News: 2018-29

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This week's article for improvement (week 29, 2018)

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Indian Slavery Act, 1843

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Portals WikiProject update #012, 15 July 2018

We have 97 participants.

Getting faster

Automation makes things go faster, even portal creation. One of the components Certes made was {{Transclude list item excerpt}}. I became curious about its possible applications.

So I worked out a portal design using it, the initial prototypes being Portal:Kyoto (without a "Selected pictures" section), and Portal:Dubai (with a "Selected pictures" section). Then I used Portal:Dubai as the basis for further portals of this type...

I was able to revamp Portal:Munich from start to finish in less than 22 minutes.
Portal:Dresden took about 19 minutes.
Portal:Athens took less than 17 minutes.
Did Portal:Florence in about 13 minutes.
Portal:Stockholm also in about 13.
Portal:Palermo approx. 12 minutes.

Why?

To see, and to show, what may become feasible via automation.

It now looks highly feasible that we could get portal construction time down to a few minutes, or maybe even down to a few seconds.

The singularity is just around the corner. :)

Slideshows

When using the {{Random slideshow}} template to display pictures, be sure to use the plural tense in the section title: "Selected pictures". That's because slideshows don't show up on many mobile devices. Instead the whole set of pictures is shown, hence the section title "Selected pictures", as it fits both situations.

In case you are curious, here is a list of the portals so far that have a slideshow:

Progress on intro conversions

The intros for most of the portals up through the letter "O" have been converted, using this wikicode:

{{/box-header|Introduction|noedit=yes|}}
{{Transclude lead excerpt | {{PAGENAME}} | paragraphs=1-2 | files=1}}
{{Box-footer|[[{{PAGENAME}}|Read more...]]}}

Where the pagename didn't match the article title for the subject, the title was typed in.

Most of the portals that do not contain {{/intro}} or {{{{FULLPGENAME}}/Intro}} have not yet been processed.

About a thousand portals use the method of selective transclusion for the intro section. That's about two-thirds. That means we have one-third of the way to go on the intro section conversions.

Much more to come...

So much has been happening with portals that I can't keep up with it. (That's good). Which means, more in the upcoming issue. Until then, see ya 'round the project. Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   08:46, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Draft:Why Battlefield V is the best game ever

That's just vandalism. "Second is that you can fuck king in the ass, i think this is the best new feature they added and you can also call someone a nigg... " - bad enough, but if you look at Draft:Women with cricket bats in ww2 you'll see "king is retarded because he hasn’t read a history book". I'd just speedy delete both - it's a kid attacking another kid. Doug Weller talk 11:37, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Hi Doug Weller: I thought about CSD, and upon further consideration, have added the WP:G2 template. Maybe that will work out. I know that I could just delete the page as such, but many feel that it is best practice to tag and then have another admin delete. North America1000 21:54, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
That's that for the first one. I nominated the draft you linked as G2 also. North America1000 22:21, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
Sensible. I see they're gone. Doug Weller talk 08:35, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
That's it for the other one. North America1000 11:25, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Trees for Cities logo.gif

 

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in section F5 of the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. --B-bot (talk) 19:32, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Portals WikiProject update #011, 10 July 2018

We now have 97 participants.

Be sure to welcome our newest members, BrantleyIzMe, Coffeeandcrumbs, and Nolan Perry, with warm regards.

Work is proceeding apace. We have 2 major thrusts right now: converting the intro sections of portals, and building the components of the one-page automated model...

Converting the intro sections

We need everybody, except those building software components, to work on converting intros. If you have AWB, definitely use that. If not, then work on them manually. Even one a day, or as often as you can muster, will help a lot. There are only about 1,000 of them left to go, so if everyone chips in, it will go pretty quickly. Remember, there are 97 of us!

The intros for most of the portals starting with A through F have already been converted to use the {{Transclude lead excerpt}} template.

The standard wikicode for the automated intro that we want to put into place looks like this:

{{/box-header|Introduction|noedit=yes|}}
{{Transclude lead excerpt | {{PAGENAME}} | paragraphs=1-2 | files=1}}
{{Box-footer|[[{{PAGENAME}}|Read more...]]}}

That works for most portals, but not all. For some portals it requires some tweaking, and for others, we may have to use a different or more customized approach. Remember to visually inspect each portal you work on and make sure that it works before moving on to the next one.

Be sure to skip user-maintained portals. They are listed at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Portals#Specific_portal_maintainers.

AWB tips

I've started an AWB tips page, for those of you feeling a bit overwhelmed by that power user tool. Feel free to add to it and/or improve it.

Portal automation

We have some very talented Lua programmers, who are pushing the limits of what we can do in gathering data from Wikipedia's various namespaces and presenting it in portals. Due to their efforts, Lua is powering the selective transclusion core of our emerging automated portal design, in the form of selected article sections that rotate content, and slideshows.

To go beyond Lua's limits, to take full advantage of Mediawiki's API, we are in the midst of adding another programming language to the resources we shall be making use of: JavaScript. The ways that JavaScript can help us edit portals to boost the power of our Lua solutions, are being explored, which will likely make the two languages synergistic if not symbiotic. Research is under way on how we can use JavaScript to make some of the portal semi-automated features fully automatically self-updating, in ways that Lua cannot. Like gathering random members from a category and inserting them into a portal's templates as parameters. Once the parameters are in place, Lua does the rest.

If you would like to get involved with design efforts, or just keep up on them, see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Portals/Design.

When should we start building new portals?

Well, not at the present time, because building portals is quite time consuming. The good news is that we are working on a design that will be fully automated, or as close to that as we can get. And the new design is being implemented in the portal department's main portal creation template. This means, that not only will portals update themselves, their creation will be highly automated as well. That's the nature of templates. You put them in place, and they just... work.

What I'm getting at here, is that it would be better to wait to build lots of new portals until after the new design is completed. Because with it, instead of taking hours to create a new portal, it will likely take minutes.

That does not mean we should be idle in the meantime. The main reason most of us are here is because it became apparent that portals were largely unmaintained and had grown out-of-date. This had become so apparent that a proposal was made to delete all the portals and the portal namespace to boot. That makes our main objective in the short term to improve all the existing portals so that the community will want to keep them—forever.

Building lots of new portals comes later. Let's fix up the ones we have first. ;)

And on that note, I bid you adieu. Until next newsletter, see ya 'round the WikiProject.    — The Transhumanist   12:31, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks

Thanks for your involvement with the slew of articles relating to the Catholic Church and homosexuality. They could benefit from additional voices. --BrianCUA (talk) 13:51, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

  • @Briancua: Yeah, well, religion and sexuality is a contrived topic from the start. Religion has been used to guilt trip people regarding sexuality for millennia, and likely will never stop. When people believe in superstitious religious beliefs from the start, and then automatically believe whatever they're told by the clerics regarding sexuality, the result is ultimately brainwashing. As a fun side note, dildos used to be quite illegal in the Southern U.S. states in the not-so-distant past. It's part of the Christian-conservative modus operandi to control people's sexuality; as long as God's against it, then you can only fuck as we say. Used to be that missionary-style was the only accepted way to have sex, as per God, supposedly. Religious leaders have known for quite some time that controlling people's sexuality via religious guilt leads to a more conforming citizenry; a citizenry that is then subsequently more easily controlled, particularly by theocracies. Thump that bible. Cheers, North America1000 10:07, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
  • And also, Some catholic priests are gay. I may unwatchlist all of these articles, because judging from some of their edit summaries, it just goes in circles. North America1000 11:44, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

AfD question

Hi Northamerica1000, if an AfD receives no !votes at all, do you WP:SOFTDELETE? I am talking specifically about Liz George. Thanks, JMHamo (talk) 21:20, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

  • Hi JMHamo I have been performing more soft deletions for such discussions lately, essentially closing in the manner of an expired prod. I chose to relist the discussion for George because the previous AfD discussion for the subject resulted in a keep result, although the arguments for retention were relatively weak compared to today's standards at AfD. North America1000 21:30, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

Your PROD article Ahvaz derby

This article has already deleted in 2014 via PROD. So... Hhkohh (talk) 07:06, 30 June 2018 (UTC)

Hello Hhkohh: Thanks for the notification. As per WP:PROD, "PROD is one-shot only: It must not be used for pages PRODed before or previously discussed at AfD or FfD." As such, I have restored the article. I usually find previous prods, but missed this one for some reason. North America1000 22:04, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
It was successfully deleted in 2014 and was re-created in 2018. There was no use of {{Old PROD full}} on the talk page. How am I to know? I'm expected to check the deletion log? Chris Troutman (talk) 01:39, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
@Chris troutman: An honest mistake on both our parts. FYI, a quick way to check if a live article has been deleted before is to open its Revision history page and then select the "View logs for this page" link in the upper left-hand corner of the page. This shows all logged actions that have occurred for a live page. For articles that have been deleted, yes, there's the deletion log from where one can search, and also the All public logs page, which denotes all logged actions for both live and deleted articles. North America1000 05:25, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

IP editor 111.65.57.70

Hi, noted that you blocked User talk:111.65.57.70, IP editor started using another IP 111.65.57.110 in the same range [18] --Xaiver0510 (talk) 02:34, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Hello Xaiver0510 Thanks for the notice. The present, newer edits do not appear to constitute vandalism, and it's at least possible that it could be a different person. North America1000 03:41, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Portals WikiProject update #013, 18 July 2018

I got overwhelmed IRL (in real life) during the production of issue #12. So, here is a catch-up issue, to help bring you (and me) up to speed on what is happening with portals...

By the way, we still have 97 participants. (Tell all your friends about this WikiProject, and have them join!)

Panoramas!

One cool feature of some of the geographical portals is a panoramic picture at the top of the intro section.

Check these out:

The Portals WikiGnome squadron is busy adding panoramas to geographical portals that don't yet have one. Feel free to join in on the fun. See task details at Wikipedia:WikiProject Portals#Add a panorama or skyline to a geographic portal.

Caveat: avoid super-huge pics, as they can cause portal scripts to time-out. Please try to keep picture size down below 2 megabytes. Thank you.

Auto-populated slideshows

Speaking of pictures...

We now have two slideshow templates. You may be familiar with {{Random slideshow}}, in which the editor types in (or copies/pastes) a list of pictures he or she wants it to display.

Well, now we have another template, courtesy of Evad37, which accepts one or more page names instead, and displays a random image off of the listed pages. So instead of listing dozens of files by hand, you can include a title or three to be scanned automatically. It even lets you specify particular sections.

The new slideshow template is {{Transclude files as random slideshow}}.

Here's a sample, that grabs images from a single page:

Selected motorcycle or motorcycling pictures

New Template:Box-header colour

Speaking of new templates, here's another one!

Also from Evad37, we have a new component for starting section boxes, that is color configurable, and that bypasses the need for box-header subpages altogether. It is {{Box-header colour}}.

For color support, see Web colors.

For the discussion in which this was inspired, see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Portals/Tasks#Colour combinations for accessibility.

(In case you didn't notice, the slideshow box above uses this new template).

BTW, don't forget to close your box with {{Box-footer}}.

Where are we on the redesign?

The answer to this question is quite involved, and would fill this page to overflowing. Therefore, this subject, including a complete update on where we are at and where we are going with portal design, is covered at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Portals/Design.

Where are we on portal conversion?

An AWB pass to convert intros on the portals has been completed. The pass couldn't convert them all (due to various formatting configurations, etc.).

All but about 170 portals now have introductions selectively transcluded on the base page. Not counting manually maintained portals, that leaves about 70 portals that either need their intros converted, or they need an intro.

Next, we'll be converting the categories sections!

What's the plan, man?

The course of action we have been taking goes something like this, with all steps being pursued simultaeneously...

1) Design a one-page automated portal model

2) Convert existing portals to that design (except those being manually maintained)

3) Remove subpages no longer needed

4) Develop further tools to empower editors working on portals

Later, when the tools are up to the task, filling in the gaps in coverage (with new portals) will also become practical.

Are we caught up yet?

Probably not.

Who knows what our programmers and editors have dreamed up while I was writing this.

See ya again soon,    — The Transhumanist   11:08, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Coir malfunction

Please search

<references group="https://www.urbanorganicyield.com/coco-coir/" responsive="0" />

at coir because it is making refs come after navboxes. I'm lost. :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 09:00, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

@Anna Frodesiak:   Fixed. https://www.urbanorganicyield.com/coco-coir/ was not being used anywhere in the article, so I moved it to Ext. links and formatted it. The error is fixed. North America1000 09:35, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-30

09:44, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of List of breakfast drinks for deletion

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article List of breakfast drinks is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of breakfast drinks (2nd nomination) until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Tyw7  (🗣️ Talk • ✍️ Contributions) Please ping me if you had replied 21:24, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

  The Barnstar of Diligence
For your amazing contributions and dedication to the encyclopedia. Your citation and ce is outstanding. It is always a pleasure to be collaborating and improving the wikipedia with you. Keep up the fantastic work. Hope to work together soon. AmericanAir88 (talk) 19:55, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks AmericanAir88. I've actually been performing gnomish edits lately, touch-ups, cleanup, etc. For citations, I utilize Citer, which does a pretty good job, although sometimes the results have to be tweaked a bit more. I'm pretty much brainwashed by basic MOS, and have done a lot of patrolling of newly-approved Articles for creation stuff, making fixes here and there as needed (more gnomish stuff). Well, thanks again! North America1000 20:26, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
  • AmericanAir88: Also, regarding collaboration, I will likely continue work here and there on the List of water parks article, specifically adding more references. It seems wise to first cite entries with articles, and after that, then research those without, to determine notability from the start. Those that don't meet WP:GNG should likely be removed, essentially as per WP:NOTDIR. North America1000 21:09, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

@Northamerica1000: Great idea! Its time that lists gets proper treatment. Also, my pleasure! I will look into using Citer. AmericanAir88 (talk) 21:20, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 30, 2018)

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The following is WikiProject Today's articles for improvement's weekly selection:

Louis IV of France

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Name calling of you by User:Shadowowl

You might be interested in the fact that User:Shadowowl named called you here and here. I have deleted the post and warned the user here --Tyw7  (🗣️ Talk • ✍️ Contributions) Please ping me if you had replied 12:35, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

  • @Tyw7: @Shadowowl: It's petty and highly improper for User:Shadowowl to misquote people like this...I never said this, but the statement is within a {{Quote}} template as though I did (per the diffs above). Personal attacks such as this are sophomoric, particularly when a person is misrepresented with a quote they never stated. It is wrong, and needs to stop. Also, the statements are a bunch of worthless bullshit that have no basis in reality. North America1000 12:52, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

Sorry about the AFD

Hello,

I am sorry about the AFD for your List of breakfast drinks. I tried my hardest to save it and it seems that it will bite the dust. Sorry, don't be discouraged about this, you are a fantastic editor.

Thanks AmericanAir88 (talk) 23:51, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

Sorry

I am so sorry you are getting these crazy accusations. I was just trying to praise you and acknowledge that the Breakfast article was made by an experienced user. We will get through this. I always will have your back. AmericanAir88 (talk) 17:18, 26 July 2018 (UTC)

  • Don't worry about it, and you don't have to "have my back" or anything like that. When one knows the absolute truth regarding entirely false allegations and WP:ASPERSIONS stated against them, that's enough. There's really no reason for me to further respond at this point. My goal is to continue to improve articles and Wikipedia, which is what is should be all about. So, happy editing! North America1000 17:35, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Couldn't have said it better myself. Improving wikipedia is always #1. Lets let them waste their time, their jealousy of you will get the best of them. Happy editing to you too, hope to work with you soon. AmericanAir88 (talk) 17:45, 26 July 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of List of breakfast foods for deletion

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article List of breakfast foods is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of breakfast foods until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. DexterPointy (talk) 15:46, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of Index of breakfast-related articles for deletion

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Index of breakfast-related articles is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Index of breakfast-related articles until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Tyw7  (🗣️ Talk • ✍️ Contributions) Please ping me if you had replied 19:05, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-31

14:05, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

Portals WikiProject update #014, 27 July 2018

Development of design continues, full speed ahead...

Excerpt slideshows are here!

Can you say "paradigm shift"?

Now, in addition to picture slideshows, we have slideshows that can display excerpts. Portals are not just for topic tasting anymore. Now they can be made useful for surveying Wikipedia's coverage of entire subjects. This gives a deeper meaning to their name. Hmmm. "Portals"... Doorways to knowledge.

Portal:Lithuania was redesigned using excerpt slideshows. Check it out.

For those of you who cannot wait to test out these new toys...

We have not one, but three excerpt slideshow components to pick from:

{{Transclude excerpts as random slideshow}}

For this one, you specify the page names where the excerpts are to be extracted from.

{{Transclude list item excerpts as random slideshow}}

This one accepts source pages from where the page names are gathered from list items. Then an excerpt from one of those pages is displayed. The selection of what is included in the slide show can be limited to a specific number from the collection (of the page names gathered), and that selection is renewed from scratch each time the page is purged.
For example, if you specify Template:World Heritage Sites in Spain as a source page, the slideshow will cycle through those sites. Now you don't have to type them in one-by-one. This greatly reduces portal creation time.

{{Transclude linked excerpts as random slideshow}}

Same as above, but gathers links instead of just linked list items.

Panoramic banners

{{Portal image banner}} displays a panoramic picture the width of the page, and adjusts its size, so it stays that way even if the user changes page view size. And it accepts multiple file names, so that the picture displayed randomizes between them each time the page is visited/purged.

Give resizing the page a try:

Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.

You can now balance section boxes

Before:

Reptile types
Amphibian types

After:

Reptile types
Amphibian types

Notice how the box bottoms line up. That readjusts even if you click the slideshow buttons.

The template used for this is {{Flex columns}}.

By the way, when you include more than one box in a column, any left over whitespace in that column is divided between them.

Box-header colour

You may have noticed the new {{Box-header colour}} template used above. It lets you pick the color locally (right on the same page). Before, this was handled on a subpage somewhere.

Testing, testing

Now that we have lots of toys to play with for making cool portals...

Don't forget, that the majority of views of Wikipedia these days are from mobile devices. We need to make certain that portals display well on those. So, remember to check your work on portals in mobile view mode...

To see a portal in mobile view mode, insert a ".m" into a portal's url, after "en", like this:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Reptile

If you discover problems in a portal you can't fix, report them on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Portals/Design.

Until next time...

Have fun.    — The Transhumanist   00:59, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.12 30 July 2018

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

Hello Northamerica1000, 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
  • Editathons will continue through August. 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.
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This week's article for improvement (week 31, 2018)

 

Strawberry liqueur at a restaurant in Greece

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Portals tasks requests: presented in the newsletter below...

Portals WikiProject update #015, 31 July 2018

Now that we have lots of toys to play with, it's play time!

Here are some fun activities to use our new toys on...

Fun activity #1: put the improved panorama template to use

Would you like to travel around the world? Well, this may be the next best thing...

Here's another fun toy to play with: {{Portal image banner}}

To see what it looks like, check out the panoramas at the tops of the following portals:

The task: There are many geography portals that lack panoramas. Please add some. Please keep the file size down below 2 megabytes, and keep in mind that you may find quality banners at commons: at less than 200K (.2 megabytes). Good search terms to include with the place name are "banner", "cityscape", "skyline", "panorama", "landscape", etc.

Related task: There are also lots of geography portals that have panoramas used as gaudy banners (with print or icons splattered across them) or that display them in some random location on the page. In many cases, those pages would be improved by displaying the panorama as a clean picture at the top of the intro section, like on the examples above. This works best with banner-like panoramas. Please fix such pages when you come across them, if you believe it would improve the look of the page.

Taller images might be better suited displayed further down the page, or in the "Selected images" section.

Note that {{Portal image banner}} supports multiple images, and displays one at random upon the first visit, and each time the page is purged.

Fun activity #2: install "Selected images" sections

That is, image slideshows!

Over 200 have been installed so far. Just 1200 to go. (Be sure not to install them on portals with active maintainers, unless they want you to).

The title "Selected images" reflects the fact that not all images on Wikipedia are pictures, and encompasses maps, graphs, diagrams, sketches, paintings, pictures, and so on.

The toys we have to work with for this are:

{{Random slideshow}}

and

{{Transclude files as random slideshow}}

The task: Using one of the above templates directly on a portal's base page, replace static "Selected picture" sections, with a section like one of these:

Selected images
Selected images

The one on the left uses {{Random slideshow}} (which accepts file names), and the one on the right uses {{Transclude files as random slideshow}} (which accepts source pages from which the filenames are gathered).

The above section formatting is used on many of the pages you will come across, but not all. In those cases, use whatever section formatting matches the rest of the page.

Note that you may come across "Selected picture" sections done with {{Random portal component}} templates. That template call is the entire section. Replace it with a section that matches the other sections on the page, and put the new slideshow inside that.

For example, in Portal:California, this code:

{{Random portal component|max=21|seed=27|header=Selected picture|subpage=Selected picture}}

was replaced with this code:

{{/box-header|Selected images|noedit=yes}}
{{Transclude files as random slideshow
| {{PAGENAME}}
| Culture of {{PAGENAME}}
}}
{{Box-footer}}

And the new section blended right in with the formatting of the rest of the page. Note the use of the {{PAGENAME}} magic word. Plain article titles also work. Don't feel limited to one or two page names. But be sure to test each slideshow before installing the next one. (Or if you prefer, in batches - just don't leave them hanging). Report technical problems at the Portal design talk page.

Fun activity #3: upgrade "Selected article" sections

These sections, where unmaintained, have gone stale. That's because 1) the excerpts are static, having been manually copied and pasted, and 2) because they lack automatic addition of new entries.

They can be upgraded with:

{{Transclude random excerpt}}

or

{{Transclude list item excerpt}}

or

{{Transclude linked excerpt}}

All three of these will provide excerpts that won't go stale. The latter two can provide excerpt collections that won't go stale, by providing new entries over time. The key is to select source pages or source sections that are frequently updated, such as root article sections, mainstream lists, or navigation templates.

Where will this put us?

When the above tasks are completed for the entire collection of portals (except the ones with specific maintainers), we'll be more than half-way done with the portal system upgrade.

Keep up the great work.    — The Transhumanist   19:14, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

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