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Referee (association football)

Hello. I saw you made a substantial addition to this article regarding the Dual system of control. Could you please provide a reference for where you found this information? Cheers -- LukeSurl t c 21:59, 6 March 2014 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

 Done. I'm not a fan of this system myself and have never actually seen it, but it does exist in the U.S., believe it or not. — KuyaBriBri Talk 23:21, 6 March 2014 (UTC) Reply[ reply]


Posted by Richey90211 ( talk · contribs)

My edits are very valid. Being a person who has in depth knowledge of what took place in those islands because I am from there I know that coolie should not be classed as slavery whatsoever. Coolies should be classed as Indentured Labourers. Coolieism took place after Slavery was abolished and that is a fact. Also the word coolie means wages or hireling. I have sources below. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/136194/coolie http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/research-guides/indian-indentured-labour.htm http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/11/25/247166284/a-history-of-indentured-labor-gives-coolie-its-stinghttp:

Coolies were given wages, land, and houses for their labor. Generally speaking people today are not even given this. I know this for a fact because I am from these island and the people there were indeed paid. This resulted in a lot of jealousy and anger from African slaves towards coolies and perhaps rightfully so. Indian coolies were paid about $45 dollars a day plus food and clothing.

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/136194/coolie http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/research-guides/indian-indentured-labour.htm http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/11/25/247166284/a-history-of-indentured-labor-gives-coolie-its-stinghttp: http://www.sahistory.org.za/politics-and-society/anti-indian-legislation-1800s-1959 First of all the Category must be changed from Slavery to Indentured Laborer. Second the etymology for coolie is hired laborer or wages. And kuli in turkish means hireling. Thank you and I will get back to you with more changes. I am from these islands and the original article so falsely misrepresents coolies. Many people of Indian and Chinese background took exception to this article because they knew that a lot of the subject matter in the original article was false. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Richey90211 ( talkcontribs) 06:13, 3 May 2014 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

If you have a specific request for me please state it, otherwise I will not respond further. — KuyaBriBri Talk 15:04, 3 May 2014 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Please change the category for the article from Slavery to Indentured Laborer. Please change quli in turkish from slave to hireling. In Cantonese, the term is 咕 喱 (Jyutping: Gu lei). Please change the word "Asian slave" to "Laborer" unsigned comment added by Richey90211 ( talkcontribs) 02:18, 6 May 2014 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

You have copied and pasted the comment you posted on Talk:Coolie. I will respond there when I have time, if another editor has not done so already. — KuyaBriBri Talk 02:50, 6 May 2014 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

More about Joaquín Santiago

Hi, again. You may want to know that the probable-hoax status of Joaquín Santiago (that we discussed some days ago) has been raised by another editor in the BLP Noticeboard and has ultimately resulted in an AFD nomitation. One editor that identifies himself as the son of the article's subject has taken it personally, believing people are calling his father (and not the article) an hoax.

I the end, I believe the article's subject is someone that exists, but it's weird how the article is so full of fake references, that do not seem to back up what's said in the article. And, regardless of the truthfulness of these unreferenced claims, the subject's notability is also disputable. Just in case you're still interested. -- damiens.rf 17:34, 9 June 2014 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Black Socks Proposed Move

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Hello, you can go to lt.wikipedia.org login to your account and unblock me, because I was innocent and blocked me by mistake! Or at least that I could submit a request unblocking-- Lukas GamingLT ( talk) 09:43, 4 April 2015 (UTC)Lukas_GamingLT Lukas GamingLT ( talk) 09:43, 4 April 2015 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

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Hi Kuyabribri. Thanks for helping clean up unnecessary disambiguation pages! I wanted to let you know that I have declined to delete a few such pages that you nominated for speedy deletion with the {{ db-disambig}} tag. According to WP:G6, disambiguation pages with "(disambiguation)" in the title are generally only eligible for speedy deletion when there is either one or zero blue-linked articles being disambiguated. For several of the pages that you nominated (e.g. Brilliant Corners (disambiguation)), since there was more than one extant article being disambiguated, WP:PROD is the better option for deletion. I know this is a hassle, but it does give more time for other editors to object in case there's something we missed. All the best, Mz7 ( talk) 21:50, 9 May 2017 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Twinkle barfed? Nah. I blame CATS.

A tortoiseshell cat, similar to the one that created the AfD in question

Hi Kuyabribri, and thanks for your message.
I think went something like this. I had the Twinkle dialog box open with the AfD rationale mostly written up, then got distracted.
When I came back, my cat was siting on the keyboard, and the AfD was already submitted. I considered fixing it up. Or possibly creating the account User:Misssy (rescue cat) and asking her to fix it up, but as you can see, her typing skills aren't that great. Either way, I let it slip, as I'm currently pursuing a personal XTREME TURNING UP TO WORK EARLY project. Hey, I was at my desk at <blink> 8:20 am </blink> today!!!1111eleven.
Thanks again. Pete AU aka -- Shirt58 ( talk) 09:34, 17 May 2017 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

@ Shirt58: Oddly enough right after I left you that message I wondered if it just so happened that a cat wandered across your keyboard. If not made for sits, why is it made of warm, right? — KuyaBriBri Talk 13:49, 17 May 2017 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

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REGARDING Ryan Hurst (UK) Posted by GriffinKemp97 ( talk · contribs)

Thanks for removing both the speedy deletion and proposed deletion tags that were placed on this article by Reddogsix (talk · contribs). Thanks also for the explanation and advice. I will spend the weekend looking for more reliable sources. You can see from videos online that the credits are verifiable, but many of his UK successes were pre internet articles, he is a currently a celebrity in Eastern Europe from a dual language TV series, but many sources are in Polish, is this OK? I will endeavour to spend the time to ensure the articles meet Wikipedia's criteria. Thanks again, your help and advice is really appreciated.

FXCM - Article Slanted Towards Recentism

Hi there - thanks a lot for adding the note to the FXCM page to state that you think it is slanted towards Wikipedia:recentism. It seems to be the general consensus with this page. How would you recommend this is resolved? I've tried amending the article and fixing some of the factual errors but there's a user User:Smallbones who is rather keen the page maintains this slanted view. Any thoughts on how to approach this would be most welcome. Lenticularphoto ( talk) 19:01, 8 June 2017 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Hi, the tag was actually added by Sargdub ( talk · contribs), not me. I don't wish to get involved with the article's issues on the talk page, but if you seem to be at an impasse with other editors I suggest you check dispute resolution. Thanks, — KuyaBriBri Talk 20:25, 8 June 2017 (UTC) Reply[ reply]
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Speedy deletion

Hi, I looked for a page on a band because I liked their album. There was no page, so I Googled their info and created a Wikipedia page about them. Why was it immediately deleted. It was factual about a real band. The band don't exist anymore, so no one is profiting from it. Just doesn't make sense. The info is found on Internet just not on Wikipedia.

Advice?

Why delete?

{{ JackDaw67 ( talk) 18:36, 19 June 2017 (UTC)}} JackDaw67 ( talk) 18:36, 19 June 2017 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Hi, I'm not entirely sure which article you are talking about, but in general any article must meet the notability criteria in order to be included on Wikipedia. Bands and musicians have their own notability criteria which are listed here.
If an article you created on a band was speedily deleted, it's likely that the article contained no credible claim of significance. If an article merely says "Joe's band was founded in 2017, its members are Joe, Bob, and Jim, and it has a self-titled album", there is no credible claim of significance because nothing tells me that X isn't just some garage band that plays at open mic night at the local bar. Note that making a credible claim of significance (e.g., that the band is signed to a record label that has a Wikipedia article, has played at a notable venue, or even has a member that is related to a famous person) will not entirely prevent an article from being deleted, and an article that does not meet the notability criteria can still be deleted after a week-long community discussion.
Please take some time to look through the links I've provided above before attempting to create an article on a band. Thanks, — KuyaBriBri Talk 19:03, 19 June 2017 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Re: Speedy Deletion (Canceled)

I Am Sure, There is nothing wrong. There is PD Self. Ask One of the Wikipedia Staff. Ask them if I may or may not keep it. It is not your choice. I put PD-self. So I assure you, there is nothing wrong.


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You can't take an image you grabbed from the Internet and claim that you release it into public domain. And the fact that you are currently blocked indicates to me that at least one administrator agrees that you are violating copyrights with your image uploads. — KuyaBriBri Talk 19:54, 20 June 2017 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Speedy Deletion

Hi I wrote an article providing information about the person (Terry Daidone) that hired GeoHot (George Hotz) the infamous hacker (hacked Sony and Apple iPhone) because Terry Daidone was highlighted in red on George Hotz Wikipedia page. I posted other articles about the significance of the first jailbroken phone which Daidone bought and was thorough about what was paid. There have been a variety of messages including copywritten material, cutting and pasting, significance, etc. and I'm not sure why. The subject of Hotz and Daidone have been in the news lately because of the tenth anniversary of the release of the iPhone and the first hack to "untether" the phone. The redirect from Hotz website now gives significance to the red (now blue) name. Could you tell me how to get all of the warnings about the 1 paragraph artice I wrote off of the page?— Preceding unsigned comment added by Enodiad ( talkcontribs) 23 June 2017 (UTC)

Hello, all articles must meet the notability criteria for inclusion on Wikipedia. This usually means that the subject of the article must have been significantly covered in reliable, independent sources. The sources you provided on the article Terry Daidone mention Mr. Daidone in passing, but aren't about him, which is why I believe the article does not meet the notability criteria and why I have nominated the article for deletion. If you can find reliable, independent sources that are about Mr. Daidone I recommend you add them to the article, as I could not find any.
The blue links in the above paragraph link to the official Wikipedia policies about those subjects; please feel free to look through them.
As for the copy-paste tag, another editor placed it there and I don't really know why. I'll remove it. — KuyaBriBri Talk 15:52, 23 June 2017 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

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I was the creator of the original page (Buenavista de San Carlos, Costa Rica). I do not know why the duplicate second page appears as if it were created by me. It must be some mistake. So thank you that the second page has been marked for deletion.

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Re: Removing a Prod template to Sarah Austin (Internet celebrity)

Just wanted to let you know that you forgot to add a {{ Deprod-reprod}} to the IP's talk page. -- wL< speak· check> 00:45, 10 September 2017 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

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Intel Z370

If the AfD nomination is withdrawn (which I did), a PROD should generally be ok IMO. In this specific case maybe not, because of the merge tag that I put in place instead of my withdrawn AfD nomination.-- Pizzahut2 ( talk) 15:12, 26 October 2017 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Since you withdrew the AFD less than an hour after you opened it and no other user commented on it, I might have been inclined to leave the PROD tag and let an admin sort it out. But the merge tag you left on the article tells me that there is a viable alternative to deletion, hence deletion is not uncontroversial. — KuyaBriBri Talk 15:18, 26 October 2017 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

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Re: Deprod: Croatian Youth Party

Thanks - I entirely forgot about the earlier AfD, and then saw the prod message warning me about it. However, the text didn't say whether prodding it now was OK or not, so I was unsure myself. GregorB ( talk) 15:47, 11 December 2017 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

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Kuyabribri

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Mr. Kuyabribri

Help the page because Louis Aragon Spreading False information on this page it's look like he's doing Propaganda against Hazaras He block me on in fake Sockpuppet case and i'm finding out how i get out of this fake case. view the History of the Hazaras page i'm sharing information with proof and he's changing it. it's smells like Propaganda against Hazaras. if he's not propagandist so why he's so interest on this page — Preceding unsigned comment added by 182.183.153.141 ( talkcontribs) 13 December 2017 (UTC)

I am not getting involved here. I suggest discussing with the involved administrator directly. — KuyaBriBri Talk 14:52, 13 December 2017 (UTC) Reply[ reply]
More WP:EVASION. Really not a smart idea ( Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Husayn Shah Mirza). - LouisAragon ( talk) 03:17, 16 December 2017 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

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Reg page Kuldeep Pai

Sharan ( talk) 23:25, 15 February 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Aware that the page 'Kuldeep Pai' has been considered as an article for deletion. I would like to mention that Kuldeep Pai is a very popular musician in India and is well-known for his contributions in Hinduism and Spirituality through music.

I have cited references that are available as external links in the main article that are readily available on the internet. However, just so you know, there are media coverages and articles about him covered in various other newspapers and magazines. The printed version of newspapers bearing his articles and awards have been scanned and uploaded in his website under the 'Press' section - http://kuldeepmpai.com/press/ (Infact, the article 'Kuldeeply Passionate' mentions about Kuldeep's gold medal in Indian Music from Madras University which required the citation in the main article).

I am aware that the references from his own resource are deemed invalid and hence was unable to add these as the citation in the main article. Iam trying my earnest to make this an active page in wiki.

Kindly consider the page to be restored and make it an active wiki page.

Link to the article- /info/en/?search=Kuldeep_Pai

Sharan

Sharan ( talk) 23:25, 15 February 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Hello @ SHARANYABHARATHWAJ:, leaving me a message here won't help prevent deletion of the article, but commenting on the deletion discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kuldeep Pai and otherwise improving the article might help. Please see WP:YFA for some guidance on appropriate article content. — KuyaBriBri Talk 14:38, 16 February 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Radmin article reviewing

Hello @Kuyabribri: I'm writing you regarding Radmin аrticle because some persons decided to remove this article from Wikipedia and I'm trying to give it a second wind. You wrote in comments to my questions to User talk:MatthewVanitas that you are going to edit Teamviewer article. I kindly ask you also help me improve Radmin as well, is it possible? Happywren 16:33, 14 March 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Perhaps you misread my comments. My only involvement with the TeamViewer article was to comply with the Wikipedia deletion process. I don't care one way or the other on whether that article is deleted. Additionally, I completely agree with the AfC reviews on Radmin. — KuyaBriBri Talk 17:44, 14 March 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

New Page Review Newsletter No.10

Hello Kuyabribri, 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

  • Now that ACTRIAL is inoperative pending discussion, please be sure to look for tell-tale signs of undisclosed paid editing. Contact the creator if appropriate, and submit the issue to WP:COIN if necessary.

Subject-specific notability guidelines

Nominate competent users for Autopatrolled

  • While patrolling articles, if you find an editor that is particularly competent at creating quality new articles, and that user has created more than 25 articles (rather than stubs), consider nominating them for the ' Autopatrolled' user right HERE.

News

  • The next issue Wikipedia's newspaper The Signpost has now been published after a long delay. There are some articles in it, including ACTRIAL wrap-up that will be of special interest to New Page Reviewers. Don't hesitate to contribute to the comments sections. The Signpost is one of the best ways to stay up date with news and new developments - please consider subscribing to it. All editors of Wikipedia and associated projects are welcome to submit articles on any topic for consideration by the The Signpost's editorial team for the next issue.

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Jason Porter

That AfD was a completely different version of Jason Porter, what's wrong with PRODDING this version? Govvy ( talk) 14:27, 10 April 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Technically it's only "completely different" if the article was deleted at AfD, which it wasn't. Just trying to save the trouble of waiting 7 days only for an admin to say the same thing. — KuyaBriBri Talk 14:30, 10 April 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Kenneth_A._Loparo

How do we propose this page for deletion? It's clearly a very low quality, self-promoting article.-- 128.237.132.27 ( talk) 22:19, 17 May 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Please see WP:AFD. Thank you. — KuyaBriBri Talk 12:28, 18 May 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]
After a closer review of the article, I believe that even if you did nominate this article at AfD, it would be kept because the subject meets several of the criteria at WP:NACADEMIC. It was previously nominated at AfD back in 2014 ( see here), and at that time the article was kept on the grounds that the person meets WP:NACADEMIC. The issues you cite should be fixed by improving the article, not deleting it. Thanks, — KuyaBriBri Talk 18:29, 18 May 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

NPR Newsletter No.11 25 May 2018

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

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

  • Do bear in mind that articles in the feed showing the trash can icon may have been tagged by inexperienced or non NPR rights holders. They require your further verification.

Backlog drive:

  • A backlog drive will take place from 10 through 20 June. Check out our talk page at WT:NPR for more details. NOTE: It is extremely important that we focus on quality reviewing. Despite our goal of reducing the backlog as much as possible, please do not rush while reviewing.

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

  • Now that ACTRIAL is ACREQ, please be sure to look for tell-tale signs of undisclosed paid editing. Contact the creator if appropriate, and submit the issue to WP:COIN if necessary. There is a new global WMF policy that requires paid editors to connect to their adverts.

Subject-specific notability guidelines

  • The box at the right contains each of the subject-specific notability guidelines, please review any that are relevant BEFORE nominating an article for deletion.
  • Reviewers are requested to familiarise themselves with the new version of the notability guidelines for organisations and companies.

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, tag as required, then move to draft if they do have potential.

News

  • Development is underway by the WMF on upgrades to the New Pages Feed, in particular ORES features that will help to identify COPYVIOs, and more granular options for selecting articles to review.
  • The next issue of The Signpost has been published. The newspaper is one of the best ways to stay up to date with news and new developments. between our newsletters.

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NPP Backlog Elimination Drive

Hello Kuyabribri, 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: Special Edition New Page Patroller's Barnstar. Those who review 100, 250, 500, or 1000 pages will also receive tiered awards: 100 review coin, 250 review coin, 500 review coin, 1000 review certificate.
  • 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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Universal Soul

It was rejected from AFD specifically so the only way was a PROD. Please restore it. -- » Shadowowl | talk 14:54, 17 July 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

@ Shadowowl: It was not "rejected" per se; the closure rationale and the closing admin's message on your talk page clearly explain why the discussion was closed and both cite relevant policy and guidance. Please read those before nominating articles for deletion. The TLDR version is that your deletion rationales are valid rationales for improving the article, not deleting. As for the PROD, per policy an article that has been to AfD and kept is permanently ineligible for PROD, so I will not re-add the tag. If you have any further questions I would suggest taking them up with the admin that closed the AfD. — KuyaBriBri Talk 15:08, 17 July 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]
I took it to AFD for the 3th time. -- » Shadowowl | talk 15:21, 17 July 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]
@ Shadowowl: I don't 100% agree wth the closing admin's previous speedy keep closures (i.e., I wouldn't have done it myself), particularly at the second one. But the closing admin wasn't wrong, either. That said, I took a look at the 3rd nomination and it looks much better, particularly because you cited failing WP:NMUSIC. I don't know if consensus will be to keep or delete (that's what the 7 day discussion is for), but I think and hope that this wouldn't be speedy kept for no deletion rationale. — KuyaBriBri Talk 15:29, 17 July 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

NPR Newsletter No.12 30 July 2018

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

Hello Kuyabribri, 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.
The Signpost
  • The next issue of the monthly magazine will be out soon. The newspaper is an excellent way to stay up to date with news and new developments between our newsletters. If you have special messages to be published, or if you would like to submit an article (one about NPR perhaps?), don't hesitate to contact the editorial team  here.

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Babe Ruth

I added text and a ref to the Personal life section of Babe Ruth. Leaving you a note here as you are clearly one of the keepers-of-the-flame for the article. Question to you: There is no mention of the piano-in-the-pond story. Has that been in and out of the article in the past? David notMD ( talk) 19:50, 31 August 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

NPR Newsletter No.13 18 September 2018

Hello Kuyabribri, 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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Stop and listen

The article Bruce McAbee I proded is a special case. You need to read my prod statement carefully. Then think about it. Then check that the facts are as I represent. We do not blindly follow rules for the sake of following rules. If after conducting a more thorough investigation you still disagree with me, let's talk about it and figure out what to do next. AfD is costly: it takes up people's time, and it takes up administrator time. We don't do AfD when a deletion would be unopposed on the merits by good faith users (ie, not sockpuppets or banned users). Thank you. I am sorry if I am stating the obvious, but the lack of a talk message from you leaves me wondering if you knew the circumstances or not. Jehochman Talk 13:59, 10 October 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Hello? Did you just revert me twice without even having the decency to answer my concerns here? That’s not good form. Please explain your actions. Jehochman Talk 04:00, 11 October 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]
@ Jehochman: Actually I did look at the history and did consider leaving your prod tag on the article, so thanks for jumping to conclusions. I removed it anyways because the past AfD was closed as keep, not no consensus or something directly related to the presence of sockpuppets or banned users, which indicates that deletion is not uncontroversial. And before you level accusations at me about lacking "decency" and "good form", please learn to read a page history and a user contribution history. Just because I didn't respond as quickly as you would have liked me to doesn't mean bad faith on my part. Please take a look at WP:AGF and WP:VOLUNTEER. — KuyaBriBri Talk 14:13, 11 October 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]
If you have time to remove a prod tag, but don't have time to reply to a talk page message, it shows incorrect priorities. Talk before reverting. We'll go to AfD again and see how it goes. Jehochman Talk 14:59, 13 October 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

NPR Newsletter No.14 21 October 2018

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

Hello Kuyabribri, 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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PROD/AfD mistake on San Antonio mayoral election, 2019

Apologies on the double deletion request, I honestly meant to PROD the article in Twinkle but accidentally used AfD instead, so I just thought I could PROD it and thought the PROD would override. Mea culpa. - SanAnMan ( talk) 15:26, 6 November 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

NPR Newsletter No.15 16 November 2018

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

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Hello Kuyabribri,

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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The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

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Has Vijay (actor) article been compared to any hollywood actors like tom cruise lol why non neutrality tag if it's sourced??

Why the unnecessary non neutrality tag has been added to this article. I am new to wikipedia but if the sources are correct and mentioned as per the source why neutrality tag. Please explain??? my friend says This guy is biggest current superstar in south india nothing his mentioned about it and this article is still outdated and neutral. This guy has got numerous fans and some haters as well. It should've been added by a hater of him who doesnt like his growth since he has won a Iara international award. Kindly admins please remove unnecessary neutral tag. Many thanks. Weryops ( talk) —Preceding undated comment added 17:15, 21 November 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Responded at Talk:Vijay (actor). — KuyaBriBri Talk 17:41, 21 November 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Please refrain from vandalism

Your edit on Disguised Toast was unwarranted and not in keeping with the rules you claim to follow. As an experienced editor I would expect better behavior. By the letter of the rules of notability the substance of an article does not over ride the fact that it is not notable, please read and learn /info/en/?search=Wikipedia:Notability#General_notability_guideline Gloern ( talk) 21:40, 27 November 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

@ Gloern: It is you who needs to familiarize yourself with Wikipedia policies, specifically the deletion policy. Speedy deletion under A7 is intentionally a very low bar, and an article only needs to claim significance to meet that bar; it doesn't actually need to meet the notability criteria. Proposed deletion and articles for deletion are the proper venues for deletion of articles that claim but do not meet notability criteria.
You would also do well to avoid calling edits "vandalism" simply because you don't agree with them. Please see WP:VAND for the definition of what vandalism actually is. — KuyaBriBri Talk 22:15, 27 November 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]
You're right to undo the edit if you wanted to keep it, but it is kind of a moot point. My removal of it was in absense of any need to respond because you were right. I had even already changed the deletion type, my use of it was because that was how the only article I have ever dealt with a deletion attempt was first handled (including a link to what I linked, with 0 reference at any point to the lower standard it actually required), so I copy and pasted it. Gloern ( talk) 22:29, 27 November 2018 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

NPR Newsletter No.16 15 December 2018

Hello Kuyabribri,

Reviewer of the Year
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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.


Training video

Due to a number of changes having been made to the feed since this three-minute video was created, we have been asked by the WMF for feedback on the video with a view to getting it brought up to date to reflect the new features of the system. Please leave your comments here, particularly mentioning how helpful you find it for new reviewers.


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NPR Newsletter No.17

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Hello Kuyabribri,

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.

Six Month Queue Data: Today – Low – 2393 High – 4828
Looking for inspiration? There are approximately 1000 female biographies to review.
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NPR Newsletter No.18

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Hello Kuyabribri,

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

Look for information on the an upcoming backlog drive in our next newsletter. If you'd like to help plan this drive, join in the discussion on the New Page Patrol talk page.

News
Discussions of interest

Six Month Queue Data: Today – 7242 Low – 2393 High – 7250


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New Page Review newsletter July-August 2019

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Hello Kuyabribri,

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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New Page Review newsletter September-October 2019

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Hello Kuyabribri,

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.

DannyS712 bot III is now patrolling certain categories of uncontroversial redirects. Curious? Check out its patrol log.

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Yeast article edit

Previously you did not approve the addition of the following text to the "symbiosis" section of the yeast article, since I did not supply a source "The scarabeid beetle associated yeast, Spathaspora passalidarum represents another example of symbiosis. This is one of the few species of yeast that is able to efficiently ferment xylose, aiding in the digestion of plant cells walls in the beetle's digestive tract."

Here is the first peer reviewed article published about this yeast species:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0953756206002188?via%3Dihub

Cheers! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dzmokry ( talkcontribs) 14:30, 10 October 2019 (UTC) Dzmokry ( talk) 20:33, 10 October 2019 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Mark Kritzman and AfD process

Thanks for the process correction. I think I got it right this time. Appreciate the guidance. Calebu2 ( talk) 02:39, 16 October 2019 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Proposed Deletion Template Issue

I had to put the proposed deletion template there twice for List of California Diaries characters because for some reason when I put the first template in there was a "template error" message. When I put the same/duplicate template in (without removing the original one) the error message disappeared. You removed the duplicate yet the error message has not returned. Could you please explain why the error message appeared when I first put the template in yet disappeared when I put the second template (the same template) in? I am trying to figure out why this happened. TheBlackKitty ( talk) 23:14, 29 October 2019 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

@ TheBlackKitty: I can't really tell from looking through the history and I also can't tell which one was the "first" one you added and which was the "duplicate". My advice would be that in the future when you prod an article, use {{subst:proposed deletion|concern=Reason}}. I've seen issues pop up when people don't subst the template. Hope that helps. — KuyaBriBri Talk 13:52, 30 October 2019 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Thanks; it does help. I will do this from now on. TheBlackKitty ( talk) 13:57, 30 October 2019 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

New Page Review newsletter November 2019

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Hello Kuyabribri,

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 726 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.
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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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Evander Holyfield page edit request

Hi KuyaBriBri,

When you have a moment, can you please revisit my edit request on the Evander Holyfield page regarding adding an AGE column to the "Professional boxing record" section? I took the liberty to add what I'm asking for by modifying the source locally and pasting it into the our talk section of the page. Thanks!

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New Page Review newsletter December 2019

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Reviewer of the Year
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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

While New Page Reviewers are an experienced set of editors, we all benefit from an occasional review. This month consider refreshing yourself on Wikipedia:Notability (geographic features). Also consider how we can take the time for quality in this area. For instance, sources to verify human settlements, which are presumed notable, can often be found in seconds. This lets us avoid the (ugly) 'Needs more refs' tag.

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New Page Reviewer newsletter February 2020

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Hello Kuyabribri,

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)

Georgia (country)

Hello, I need help in editing politically incorrect sentences in Georgia (country) article.

- Consider changing 'the Germans' to 'the Wehrmacht' in the sentence 'During World War II, almost 700,000 Georgians fought in the Red Army against the Germans.' Alternatively, please delete the latter part of the sentence, i.e. "against the Germans".

- Consider deleting "and advance towards Berlin" in the sentence "They never reached Georgia, however, and almost 700,000 Georgians fought in the Red Army to repel the invaders and advance towards Berlin."

- Consider deleting "against the Germans" in the sentence "The Georgian uprising on Texel against the Germans was the last battle of the World War II."

Germany is an important partner and ally of Georgia and these kind of statements are not appropriate in the context of modern relationships between the two countries.

Thank you.

Regards,

Zaur Tsotsoria — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tsotsoria ( talkcontribs) 09:32, 24 February 2020 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Create a page?

Hi Kuyabribri, are you available for hire to create a page? If not can you tell us where we might find someone with the ability to produce a nice page on a local artist? You can email me directly at drawforfood@Hotmail.com. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Voteivan206 ( talkcontribs) 03:07, 27 February 2020 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

No. — KuyaBriBri Talk 14:47, 27 February 2020 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Thanks for the help!

I'm still learning, constantly searching up the guidelines and processes. You recently helped on this the article, removing one of the tags I added. Could you help clarify to me about what I could've done differently, and what the removed tag was actually meant for? Thank you :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Westinlohne ( talkcontribs) 17:24, 9 June 2020 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

How to delete template

Hi there, thanks for undoing my proposed deletion on Template:COVID-19 pandemic data/International medical cases chart -- I wasn't aware you can't prod templates. What's the best way to get a content-free template like this deleted? Do I need to tfd it, or is there a speedier process? -- Johanna Liss ( talk) 18:34, 11 June 2020 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

@ Johanna Liss: You can check if it fits in one of the general or template speedy deletion criteria, otherwise it has to go to WP:TFD. — KuyaBriBri Talk 19:21, 11 June 2020 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

New Page Reviewer newsletter June 2020

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Hello Kuyabribri,

Your help can make a difference

NPP Sorting can be a great way to find pages needing new page patrolling that match your strengths and interests. Using ORES, it divides articles into topics such as Literature or Chemistry and on Geography. Take a look and see if you can find time to patrol a couple pages a day. With over 10,000 pages in the queue, the highest it's been since ACPERM, your help could really make a difference.

Google Adds New Languages to Google Translate

In late February, Google added 5 new languages to Google Translate: Kinyarwanda, Odia (Oriya), Tatar, Turkmen and Uyghur. This expands our ability to find and evaluate sources in those languages.

Discussions and Resources
  • A discussion on handling new article creation by paid editors is ongoing at the Village Pump.
  • Also at the Village Pump is a discussion about limiting participation at Articles for Deletion discussion.
  • A proposed new speedy deletion criteria for certain kinds of redirects ended with no consensus.
  • Also ending with no change was a proposal to change how we handle certain kinds of vector images.

Six Month Queue Data: Today – 10271 Low – 4991 High – 10271

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A kitten for you!

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Keep up the good work mate.

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Regarding page delete

As said by u i have used delete page request by user perviously i think i used this some one removed n gave me (prod) Kindly help me in getting this done — Preceding unsigned comment added by Charlie063 ( talkcontribs) 00:05, 26 August 2020 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

2020 World Series

Hi – a statement it appears you added to 2020 World Series (with this edit) has been removed, as it was factually incorrect: "Betts tied Babe Ruth ( 1921) for most stolen bases in a World Series game with two". What Betts did was actually a more arcane accomplishment: "Mookie Betts becomes the first player since Babe Ruth with a walk and two stolen bases in the same inning of a World Series game." per ESPN. The record for steals in a single World Series game is three, accomplished four times (source here). Dmoore5556 ( talk) 03:45, 22 October 2020 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Hello @ Dmoore5556: I did not add that claim; I only moved it from one paragraph to another and copy-edited it for grammar. Either way I agree with the removal based on your reasoning. Cheers, — KuyaBriBri Talk 13:59, 22 October 2020 (UTC) Reply[ reply]
All good now, thanks! Dmoore5556 ( talk) 18:42, 22 October 2020 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Nomination of Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel for deletion

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The discussion will take place at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. 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.

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New Page Patrol December Newsletter

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Hello Kuyabribri,

A chart of the 2020 New Page Patrol Queue

Year in review

It has been a productive year for New Page Patrol as we've roughly cut the size of the New Page Patrol queue in half this year. We have been fortunate to have a lot of great work done by Rosguill who was the reviewer of the most pages and redirects this past year. Thanks and credit go to JTtheOG and Onel5969 who join Rosguill in repeating in the top 10 from last year. Thanks to John B123, Hughesdarren, and Mccapra who all got the NPR permission this year and joined the top 10. Also new to the top ten is DannyS712 bot III, programmed by DannyS712 which has helped to dramatically reduce the number of redirects that have needed human patrolling by patrolling certain types of redirects (e.g. for differences in accents) and by also patrolling editors who are on on the redirect whitelist.

Rank Username Num reviews Log
1 DannyS712 bot III ( talk) 67,552 Patrol Page Curation
2 Rosguill ( talk) 63,821 Patrol Page Curation
3 John B123 ( talk) 21,697 Patrol Page Curation
4 Onel5969 ( talk) 19,879 Patrol Page Curation
5 JTtheOG ( talk) 12,901 Patrol Page Curation
6 Mcampany ( talk) 9,103 Patrol Page Curation
7 DragonflySixtyseven ( talk) 6,401 Patrol Page Curation
8 Mccapra ( talk) 4,918 Patrol Page Curation
9 Hughesdarren ( talk) 4,520 Patrol Page Curation
10 Utopes ( talk) 3,958 Patrol Page Curation
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Reviewer of the Year

John B123 has been named reviewer of the year for 2020. John has held the permission for just over 6 months and in that time has helped cut into the queue by reviewing more than 18,000 articles. His talk page shows his efforts to communicate with users, upholding NPP's goal of nurturing new users and quality over quantity.

NPP Technical Achievement Award

As a special recognition and thank you DannyS712 has been awarded the first NPP Technical Achievement Award. His work programming the bot has helped us patrol redirects tremendously - more than 60,000 redirects this past year. This has been a large contribution to New Page Patrol and definitely is worthy of recognition.

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Fortune Brands page deletion

Hi Kuyabribri, thank you for your help! Re: Fortune Brands and Fortune Brands Home & Security, I have followed best practices to the best of my knowledge to disclose conflicts of interest and update pages based on objective, publicly available information. The goal is simply for information to be current. The Fortune Brands page reflects outdated information about a company that no longer exists and has not for ten years. Several of the cited links are also broken The page is commonly confused with Fortune Brands Home & Security. What is the best way to delete or update the page so that Wikipedia readers land on the right company page ( Fortune Brands Home & Scurity)? Thank you! RebekahL FBHS ( talk) 23:29, 17 March 2021 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

@ RebekahL FBHS: Hello. In general an article about a defunct company will not be deleted solely on the basis that it's defunct. There's also no consistent practice as to how to deal with similarly-named successor companies; for example, there are multiple articles on the different defunct and extant companies named Rolls-Royce, while the articles Montgomery Ward and Circuit City each have one article that discusses two unrelated companies of the same name in the same business. For now what I've done is place a navigational aid called a hatnote on top of the Fortune Brands article stating what that article is about and pointing users to the Fortune Brands Home & Security article if that's what they are seeking. This is common practice in the area of disambiguation, where there are two or more similarly-named articles on different topics. Hope that helps. — KuyaBriBri Talk 02:14, 18 March 2021 (UTC) Reply[ reply]
@ Kuyabribri:, thank you again for your help. The hatnote is helpful, but is there anything else that can be done? It's easy to miss. This page is what comes up at the top of our search results, ahead of Fortune Brands Home & Security, and it's misleading. Several of the sources are no longer accessible. We just want users to be able to find accurate, current information. Thank you. RebekahL FBHS ( talk) 14:24, 26 March 2021 (UTC) Reply[ reply]
@ RebekahL FBHS: I'm not sure what more you want. The Fortune Brands article clearly states that it's a defunct company. If you're concerned about Google/Bing/AskJeeves search results, that's not Wikipedia's concern nor is it mine. If it's Wikipedia search results you're concerned about, both articles comply with the Wikipedia Manual of Style and the disambiguation process I mentioned above. That said, you could try the requested move process. If you were to go that route I'd suggest moving Fortune Brands to Fortune Brands (1969–2011) and Fortune Brands Home & Security to Fortune Brands. But under that process the article(s) will only be moved if there is a consensus to do so. Alternatively, someone might propose another solution (e.g., having Fortune Brands be a disambiguation page with links to the two different articles at different titles like what comes up when you search Washington or Mercury). Hope that helps. — KuyaBriBri Talk 16:51, 26 March 2021 (UTC) Reply[ reply]
@ Kuyabribri:, thank you. I'll try the requested move option and see what happens. RebekahL FBHS ( talk) 13:54, 2 April 2021 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

Warning

What did I do now? Stop being biased. Peter ParkerJSR108 ( talk) 05:52, 13 April 2021 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

"Quotes on the historicity of Jesus" listed at Redirects for discussion

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Edit to Newspaper in India

Hey there! I've made a few edits to the above mentioned section. Could you verify it? Thank you. Also I have included those which do not have a wikipedia article though they are very well known among the locals, particularly Nakkheeran and Murasoli, whose copies i've seen being circulated in small, local shops in my area.

New Page Patrol newsletter September 2021

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New Page Review queue September 2021

Hello Kuyabribri,

Please join this discussion - there is increase in the abuse of Wikipedia and its processes by POV pushers, Paid Editors, and by holders of various user rights including Autopatrolled. Even our review systems themselves at AfC and NPR have been infiltrated. The good news is that detection is improving, but the downside is that it creates the need for a huge clean up - which of course adds to backlogs.

Copyright violations are also a serious issue. Most non-regular contributors do not understand why, and most of our Reviewers are not experts on copyright law - and can't be expected to be, but there is excellent, easy-to-follow advice on COPYVIO detection here.

At the time of the last newsletter (#25, December 2020) the backlog was only just over 2,000 articles. New Page Review is an official system. It's the only firewall against the inclusion of new, improper pages.

There are currently 706 New Page Reviewers plus a further 1,080 admins, but as much as nearly 90% of the patrolling is still being done by around only the 20 or so most regular patrollers.

If you are no longer very active on Wikipedia or you no longer wish to be part of the New Page Reviewer user group, please consider asking any admin to remove you from the list. This will enable NPP to have a better overview of its performance and what improvements need to be made to the process or its software.

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Various awards are due to be allocated by the end of the year and barnstars are overdue. If you would like to manage this, please let us know. Indeed, if you are interested in coordinating NPR, it does not involve much time and the tasks are described here.


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November 2021 backlog drive

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New Page Patrol newsletter May 2022

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New Page Review queue March 2022

Hello Kuyabribri,

At the time of the last newsletter (No.26, September 2021), the backlog was 'only' just over 6,000 articles. In the past six months, the backlog has reached nearly 16,000, a staggering level not seen in several years. A very small number of users had been doing the vast majority of the reviews. Due to "burn-out", we have recently lost most of this effort. Furthermore, several reviewers have been stripped of the user right for abuse of privilege and the articles they patrolled were put back in the queue.

Several discussions on the state of the process have taken place on the talk page, but there has been no action to make any changes. The project also lacks coordination since the "position" is vacant.

In the last 30 days, only 100 reviewers have made more than 8 patrols and only 50 have averaged one review a day. There are currently 726 New Page Reviewers, but about a third have not had any activity in the past month. All 1022 administrators have this permission, but only about a dozen significantly contribute to NPP.

This means we have an active pool of about 450 to address the backlog. We cannot rely on a few to do most of the work as that inevitably leads to burnout. A fairly experienced reviewer can usually do a review in a few minutes. If every active reviewer would patrol just one article per day, the backlog would very quickly disappear.

If you have noticed a user with a good understanding of Wikipedia notability and deletion, do suggest they help the effort by placing {{subst:NPR invite}} on their talk page.

If you are no longer very active on Wikipedia or you no longer wish to be part of the New Page Reviewer user group, please consider asking any admin to remove you from the list. This will enable NPP to have a better overview of its performance and what improvements need to be made to the process and its software.

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Sent 05:18, 23 May 2022 (UTC)

New Page Patrol newsletter June 2022

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New Page Review queue June 2022

Hello Kuyabribri,

Backlog status

At the time of the last newsletter (No.27, May 2022), the backlog was approaching 16,000, having shot up rapidly from 6,000 over the prior two months. The attention the newsletter brought to the backlog sparked a flurry of activity. There was new discussion on process improvements, efforts to invite new editors to participate in NPP increased and more editors requested the NPP user right so they could help, and most importantly, the number of reviews picked up and the backlog decreased, dipping below 14,000 [a] at the end of May.

Since then, the news has not been so good. The backlog is basically flat, hovering around 14,200. I wish I could report the number of reviews done and the number of new articles added to the queue. But the available statistics we have are woefully inadequate. The only real number we have is the net queue size. [b]

In the last 30 days, the top 100 reviewers have all made more than 16 patrols (up from 8 last month), and about 70 have averaged one review a day (up from 50 last month).

While there are more people doing more reviews, many of the ~730 with the NPP right are doing little. Most of the reviews are being done by the top 50 or 100 reviewers. They need your help. We appreciate every review done, but please aim to do one a day (on average, or 30 a month).

Backlog drive

A backlog reduction drive, coordinated by buidhe and Zippybonzo, will be held from July 1 to July 31. Sign up here. WikiProject Barnstar Hires.png Barnstars will be awarded.

TIP – New school articles

Many new articles on schools are being created by new users in developing and/or non-English-speaking countries. The authors are probably not even aware of Wikipedia's projects and policy pages. WP:WPSCH/AG has some excellent advice and resources specifically written for these users. Reviewers could consider providing such first-time article creators with a link to it while also mentioning that not all schools pass the GNG and that elementary schools are almost certainly not notable.

Misc

There is a new template available, {{ NPP backlog}}, to show the current backlog. You can place it on your user or talk page as a reminder:

Very low unreviewed pages backlog: 1026 pages according to DatBot as of 18:00, 26 November 2022 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

There has been significant discussion at WP:VPP recently on NPP-related matters (Draftification, Deletion, Notability, Verifiability, Burden). Proposals that would somewhat ease the burden on NPP aren't gaining much traction, although there are suggestions that the role of NPP be fundamentally changed to focus only on major CSD-type issues.

Reminders
  • Consider staying informed on project issues by putting the project discussion page on your watchlist.
  • If you have noticed a user with a good understanding of Wikipedia notability and deletion, suggest they help the effort by placing {{subst:NPR invite}} on their talk page.
  • If you are no longer very active on Wikipedia or you no longer wish to be part of the New Page Reviewer user group, please consider asking any admin to remove you from the list. This will enable NPP to have a better overview of its performance and what improvements need to be made to the process and its software.
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Notes
  1. ^ not including another ~6,000 redirects
  2. ^ The number of weekly reviews reported in the NPP feed includes redirects, which are not included in the backlog we primarily track.

MediaWiki message delivery ( talk) 10:02, 24 June 2022 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

NPP July 2022 backlog drive is on!

New Page Patrol | July 2022 Backlog Drive
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  • On 1 July, a one-month backlog drive for New Page Patrol will begin.
  • Barnstars will be awarded based on the number of articles patrolled.
  • Barnstars will also be granted for re-reviewing articles previously reviewed by other patrollers during the drive.
  • Redirect patrolling is not part of the drive.
  • Interested in taking part? Sign up here.
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( t · c) buidhe 20:25, 1 July 2022 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

New Page Patrol newsletter August 2022

New Page Review queue August 2022

Hello Kuyabribri,

Backlog status

After the last newsletter (No.28, June 2022), the backlog declined another 1,000 to 13,000 in the last week of June. Then the July backlog drive began, during which 9,900 articles were reviewed and the backlog fell by 4,500 to just under 8,500 (these numbers illustrate how many new articles regularly flow into the queue). Thanks go to the coordinators Buidhe and Zippybonzo, as well as all the nearly 100 participants. Congratulations to Dr vulpes who led with 880 points. See this page for further details.

Unfortunately, most of the decline happened in the first half of the month, and the backlog has already risen to 9,600. Understandably, it seems many backlog drive participants are taking a break from reviewing and unfortunately, we are not even keeping up with the inflow let alone driving it lower. We need the other 600 reviewers to do more! Please try to do at least one a day.

Coordination
MB and Novem Linguae have taken on some of the coordination tasks. Please let them know if you are interested in helping out. MPGuy2824 will be handling recognition, and will be retroactively awarding the annual barnstars that have not been issued for a few years.
Open letter to the WMF
The Page Curation software needs urgent attention. There are dozens of bug fixes and enhancements that are stalled (listed at Suggested improvements). We have written a letter to be sent to the WMF and we encourage as many patrollers as possible to sign it here. We are also in negotiation with the Board of Trustees to press for assistance. Better software will make the active reviewers we have more productive.
TIP - Reviewing by subject
Reviewers who prefer to patrol new pages by their most familiar subjects can do so from the regularly updated sorted topic list.
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New reviewers
The NPP School is being underused. The learning curve for NPP is quite steep, but a detailed and easy-to-read tutorial exists, and the Curation Tool's many features are fully described and illustrated on the updated page here.
Reminders
  • Consider staying informed on project issues by putting the project discussion page on your watchlist.
  • If you have noticed a user with a good understanding of Wikipedia notability and deletion, suggest they help the effort by placing {{subst:NPR invite}} on their talk page.
  • If you are no longer very active on Wikipedia or you no longer wish to be part of the New Page Reviewer user group, please consider asking any admin to remove you from the list. This will enable NPP to have a better overview of its performance and what improvements need to be made to the process and its software.
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Delivered by: MediaWiki message delivery ( talk) 21:24, 6 August 2022 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

NPP message

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Hi Kuyabribri,

Invitation

For those who may have missed it in our last newsletter, here's a quick reminder to see the letter we have drafted, and if you support it, do please go ahead and sign it. If you already signed, thanks. Also, if you haven't noticed, the backlog has been trending up lately; all reviews are greatly appreciated.

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MediaWiki message delivery ( talk) 23:10, 20 August 2022 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

October 2022 New Pages Patrol backlog drive

New Page Patrol | October 2022 backlog drive
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  • On 1 October, a one-month backlog drive for New Page Patrol will begin.
  • Barnstars will be awarded based on the number of articles patrolled and for maintaining a streak throughout the drive.
  • Barnstars will also be awarded for re-reviewing articles.
  • Redirect patrolling is not part of the drive.
  • Sign up here!
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( t · c) buidhe 21:16, 23 September 2022 (UTC) Reply[ reply]

New Page Patrol newsletter October 2022

Hello Kuyabribri,

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Much has happened since the last newsletter over two months ago. The open letter finished with 444 signatures. The letter was sent to several dozen people at the WMF, and we have heard that it is being discussed but there has been no official reply. A related article appears in the current issue of The Signpost. If you haven't seen it, you should, including the readers' comment section.

Awards: Barnstars were given for the past several years (thanks to MPGuy2824), and we are now all caught up. The 2021 cup went to John B123 for leading with 26,525 article reviews during 2021. To encourage moderate activity, a new "Iron" level barnstar is awarded annually for reviewing 360 articles ("one-a-day"), and 100 reviews earns the "Standard" NPP barnstar. About 90 reviewers received barnstars for each of the years 2018 to 2021 (including the new awards that were given retroactively). All awards issued for every year are listed on the Awards page. Check out the new Hall of Fame also.

Software news: Novem Linguae and MPGuy2824 have connected with WMF developers who can review and approve patches, so they have been able to fix some bugs, and make other improvements to the Page Curation software. You can see everything that has been fixed recently here. The reviewer report has also been improved.

NPP backlog May – October 15, 2022

Suggestions:

  • There is much enthusiasm over the low backlog, but remember that the "quality and depth of patrolling are more important than speed".
  • Reminder: an article should not be tagged for any kind of deletion for a minimum of 15 minutes after creation and it is often appropriate to wait an hour or more. (from the NPP tutorial)
  • Reviewers should focus their effort where it can do the most good, reviewing articles. Other clean-up tasks that don't require advanced permissions can be left to other editors that routinely improve articles in these ways (creating Talk Pages, specifying projects and ratings, adding categories, etc.) Let's rely on others when it makes the most sense. On the other hand, if you enjoy doing these tasks while reviewing and it keeps you engaged with NPP (or are guiding a newcomer), then by all means continue.
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Backlog:

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Saving the best for last: From a July low of 8,500, the backlog climbed back to 11,000 in August and then reversed in September dropping to below 6,000 and continued falling with the October backlog drive to under 1,000, a level not seen in over four years. Keep in mind that there are 2,000 new articles every week, so the number of reviews is far higher than the backlog reduction. To keep the backlog under a thousand, we have to keep reviewing at about half the recent rate!

Reminders
  • Newsletter feedback - please take this short poll about the newsletter.
  • If you're interested in instant messaging and chat rooms, please join us on the New Page Patrol Discord, where you can ask for help and live chat with other patrollers.
  • Please add the project discussion page to your watchlist.
  • If you are no longer very active on Wikipedia or you no longer wish to be a reviewer, please ask any admin to remove you from the group. If you want the tools back again, just ask at PERM.
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