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I am obsessed by the plain facts:
writing them literally down
is all the poetry I can.

Know that I esteem my editorial independence. Even as

I reject payment to edit or advocate on anyone's behalf.

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Your GA nomination of Kronstadt rebellion

The article Kronstadt rebellion you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Kronstadt rebellion for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Tayi Arajakate -- Tayi Arajakate (talk) 08:02, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

"Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal" listed at Redirects for discussion

Information.svg A discussion is taking place to address the redirect Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal. The discussion will occur at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2021 January 20#Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. Oiyarbepsy (talk) 06:42, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Moynihan Train Hall

Updated DYK query.svgOn 23 January 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Moynihan Train Hall, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that U.S. senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan proposed an expansion of New York Penn Station as a homage to the original station, where he had once shined shoes? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Moynihan Train Hall. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Moynihan Train Hall), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (ie, 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 42

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Robert Service move

I was just going to move Robert Service back to Robert Service (disambiguation) but I thought I'd talk about it here first. I believe "Robert Service" is the primary topic for Robert W Service. I'm not sure why you say otherwise. I have books of his poetry that only say Robert Service... no "W" at all. I believe "Robert Service" should redirect to the poet, and if you still insist otherwise there should be an RfC on the move. Fyunck(click) (talk) 09:27, 30 January 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – February 2021

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Unabomber manifesto

Just wanted to thank you for writing Unabomber manifesto - quite an interesting topic, isn't it? I was surprised to see it was created relatively recently - always cool to see the encyclopedia expanding. Have a great day! Elliot321 (talk | contribs) 01:27, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

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Fresno Nightcrawler article

Hi, I've recently been working on creating a page on the topic of the Fresno Nightcrawler, which you can find at the top of my Sandbox. I noticed that a similar page was deleted in 2019 for failing WP:NFRINGE and having "dodgy citing", with examples of this included. I feel that there may now be sufficient coverage of the topic by reliable sources (including The Fresno Bee) to warrant an article, and was wondering what steps I would take to make this a reality. Thanks, -JJonahJackalope (talk) 20:00, 10 February 2021 (UTC)

For reference: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Fresno nightcrawler
Hi @JJonahJackalope, Fresno nightcrawler had more sources when it was deleted—it's more about the quality of the sources than the count. Based on the sources in Special:PermanentLink/1006684397#History_2, I'd wager that the sourcing is still insufficient, though you are welcome to reach out to participants in the last discussion.[1] and Ranker both look like content farms. We'd be looking for significant coverage in multiple reliable, independent sources. (?) If you were to recreate the article, it would likely go back to AfD based on the current sourcing. The alternative is to continue to incubate it in your sandbox or draftspace until better sourcing emerges. czar 22:48, 14 February 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the response, I think at the current time I'm going to keep it in sandbox and wait until I can find better sources for it before publishing. Thanks, -JJonahJackalope (talk) 00:30, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Service Coordination

I'm not sure it should have been closed yet, besides the nominator mine is the only !vote. IMHO relisting would have been better. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 16:11, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

@Dodger67, are you requesting that it be relisted? Otherwise the arguments were sound and the relist procedure is to treat it as an expired PROD before relisting. czar 01:27, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

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The question is: How do you determine what makes a video game character notable enough for their own page? Do you follow pre-existing guidelines or have your own opinions on the matter?

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WikiCup 2021 March newsletter

Round 1 of the competition has finished; it was a high-scoring round with 21 contestants scoring more than 100 points. Everyone with a positive score moves on to Round 2, with 55 contestants qualifying. You will need to finish among the top thirty-two contestants in Round 2 if you are to qualify for Round 3. Our top scorers in Round 1 were:

  • New York (state) Epicgenius led the field with a featured article, nine good articles and an assortment of other submissions, specialising on buildings and locations in New York, for a total of 945 points.
  • Republic of Venice Bloom6132 was close behind with 896 points, largely gained from 71 "In the news" items, mostly recent deaths.
  • Scotland ImaginesTigers, who has been editing Wikipedia for less than a year, was in third place with 711 points, much helped by bringing League of Legends to featured article status, exemplifying how bonus points can boost a contestant's score.
  • Rwanda Amakuru came next with 708 points, Kigali being another featured article that scored maximum bonus points.
  • Flag of the United Nations.svg Ktin, new to the WikiCup, was in fifth place with 523 points, garnered from 15 DYKs and 34 "In the news" items.
  • Botswana The Rambling Man scored 511 points, many from featured article candidate reviews and from football related DYKs.
  • Standard of Oliver Cromwell (1653–1659).svg Gog the Mild, last year's runner-up, came next with 498 points, from a featured article and numerous featured article candidate reviews.
  • Bennington Flag.svg Hog Farm, at 452, scored for a featured article, four good articles and a number of reviews.
  • United States Le Panini, another newcomer to the WikiCup, scored 438 for a featured article and three good articles.
  • England Lee Vilenski, last year's champion, scored 332 points, from a featured article and various other sport-related topics.

These contestants, like all the others, now have to start again from scratch. In Round 1, contestants achieved eight featured articles, three featured lists and one featured picture, as well as around two hundred DYKs and twenty-seven ITNs. They completed 97 good article reviews, nearly double the 52 good articles they claimed. Contestants also claimed for 135 featured article and featured list candidate reviews. There is no longer a requirement to mention your WikiCup participation when undertaking these reviews.

Remember that any content promoted after the end of Round 1 but before the start of Round 2 can be claimed in Round 2. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is a good article candidate, a featured process, or something else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews.

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