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WikiProject Wikify: Current Backlog Reduction Plan[edit]

Hey, I noticed you marked yourself as a member of WikiProject Wikify and you are currently listed as active. I was wondering if you would be able to assist with our current backlog reduction plan. While traditional drives are more structured month-long sprints by WikiProject Wikify members, there is currently lacking activity within the project and in order to significantly reduce the incredible backlog, members are encouraged to review all articles marked with the Underlinked Template Message - {{underlinked}} - a list of which can be found here - to analyze the worthiness of the template message on the given article. Articles that have nothing to link or are have had wikilinks sufficiently added should have the template removed to clear the backlog and make it easier for editors to find articles in genuine need of wikification. This can be done by any editor; however, all editors should consider joining if they haven't done so already. Thank you!

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Wikigraphists Bootcamp (2018 India)[edit]

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In 2017 - 2018, the Wikimedia Foundation and Google working in close coordination with the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Wikimedia India chapter (WMIN) and user groups will pilot a program encouraging Wikipedia communities to create locally relevant and high-quality content in Indian languages. This program (Code name: Project Tiger) will:

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Project Tiger Writing Contest[edit]

In 2017 – 2018, the Wikimedia Foundation and Google working in close coordination with the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Wikimedia India Chapter (WMIN) and user groups from India, are piloting a program encouraging Wikipedia communities to create locally relevant and high-quality content in Indian languages. This program will (a) support active and experienced Wikipedia editors through the donation of laptops and stipends for internet access and (b) sponsor a language-based contest that aims to address existing Wikipedia content gaps.

Phase (a) has been completed, during which active contributors were awarded laptops and internet stipends. Phase (b) will be a contest in which editors will come together and develop a writing contest focused on content gaps. Each month three individual prizes will be awarded to each community based on their contribution for the month. The prizes worth 3,000 INR, 2000 INR, and 1,000 INR, will be awarded to the top contributors for each month. The contest started at March 1, 2018, 0:00, and will end at May 31, 2018, 23:59 (IST). Useful links are as follows:

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12 years of adminship, today.[edit]

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Wishing DaGizza a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Chris Troutman (talk) 12:41, 28 March 2018 (UTC)


Invitation to WikiProject Portals[edit]

WikiProject Portals has been rebooted.

You are invited to rejoin.

You definitely want to see this. Major undertaking underway:

Operation: Upgrade portals

Your input is needed.

Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   14:36, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

RfA[edit]

A friendly note. I think you're missing a couple of words in your support vote.--Bbb23 (talk) 23:13, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

@Bbb23: thanks for letting me know! Gizza (t)(c) 23:29, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
Glad to be of help.--Bbb23 (talk) 23:30, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

New vital articles politicians and leaders spreadsheet is ready[edit]

If you e-mail me using the "e-mail this user" function, I'll get you a copy. pbp 01:53, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Articles underrepresented and overrepresended at vital articles (level3, level4 level5)[edit]

Hi, I have noticed that some fields at level 3-5 are seriously underrepresended o overrepresented (there is a lot of it... but I will show only the most obvious examples in my)

  1. Currently we have clearly underrepresented fcecbook topics at vital articles pages. Facebook Stories it is article which should be describe in every Wikipedia but it has parent topic at the level 5 (Facebook Messenger), and is omnissed at the level5 (If we have on the level 5 topics such like Snapchat or Britney Spears, facebook stories also is qualifing to include based on consensus here. It is also quite schockingly that Mark Zuckerberg is at the level 5 and Louis Armstrong is at the level 3 (two levels difference?)
  2. Currently we have littly too many compossers at the level 3 and littly to few writers at the level 3. Louis Armstrong do not deverse for better level than Queen band and Igor Stavinsky probably do not deverse for better evel than Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. At this level we also do not have vital writers such like: Victor Hugo, Geoffrey Chaucer, Hans Christian Anderssen
  3. Even if we have a lot of underrepresented topics at VA list, clearly the most underrepresented field at VA is: "philosophy and religion". It is no way that: Saint Nicholas is at the level 5is not at the level 3 but Santa Claus (also popularised by The Coca-Cola Company which is currently at the level 5) is at the level 4. It is no way that: Baba Yaga is at the level 4 but Bogeyman is not listed even at the level 5, it is no way that: Ares (generally every common/average person heard about Ares) currently is winning nomination to removing article from level 4 to the level 5 but Senet (most common people who are not interested in board game really do not know what is senet) is represented over nine mench at the level 4 (it seems to me that Ares is more vital than Senet because of 'notoriety for common people also is reflection of vitality, Cristiano Ronaldo clearly have fewer team achivements than Toni Kroos but Cristiano is more vital just due to notoriety and it is not confusing noterry for vitality). Based on fact that religious figures such like Jesus or Moses are staying at the level 3 it seems to me that too many fewer vital people than Jesus has been mistakly omnissed at the level 3 (maybe users some time age were not couraged to add more religious figures which are not vital like moses and jesus but vital at the level 3). For example Pope John Paul II is one of the most famous not-Italian popes and he is great in Poland (very honestly) at the same level what Nicolaus Copernicus who is at the level 3 (why John Paul can not be at the level 3 if we have two Polish sciencefists?). What do you think about my points? Cheers Dawid2009 (talk) 22:24, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
Honestly I was not only going to share my thoughts about several points but I am also generally going to talk about vital article project. What we could do to this project better work. You belive Zuckerberg can be fewer vital for next 10 years (read Facebook loss his fame) and there are also people in our project who belive that Arnold Schwarzenegeer will be much more vital for next 10 years (read Schwarceenegeer will be icon of fitness culture). I belive that it make no sense when we try declass Zuckerbeg based on such opinions or overrate Schwarzenegger based on such opinions. Our mission regarding the "Vital Articles" project is as quoted "Vital articles are lists of subjects for which Wikipedia should have corresponding high-quality articles. We should try faster correctedd artile about Mark Zuckerberg than he will be fewer vital. Anyway currently fact that more and more people are going from facebook to instagram is irrelevant to evidence that Facebook will be fewer vital because of Instagram clearly is part of facebook (vital and popular just thank to faebook and Mark Zuckerberg) and it only show fact how much vital is Zuckerberg. I also do not see issue to Facebook Messenger be at the level 5 and Facebook stories at the level 5 too for two things: 1. At the level we have articles which are important among various 50 000 articles in enwiki (read facebook stories) articles important amog 20 000 articles in ENwiki (read facebook messenger) 2. We have accepted figures such like Britney Spears who are not important in history yet I would remove some of the directors first. - Generally in my opinion Bill Gates should be at the level 3 such like Henry Ford (although we have some companies too low such like the coca-cola company at the level 5). I agree that we have too many filmmakers but we should moved Auguste and Louis Lumière from level 5 to the level 4 and add them on the same level what some directors from level 3 to level4. Your last point is specific to football - I do not know what you understand in my wording but I did not tell that Kroos is more vital than cristiano. I told why we also could sometimes confused noterity for vitality. For example we unquestionably should not try explain that George Best is not vital at the level 5 because of he played short time in premier league and he never played at world cup but we unquestionably should try explain he is vital thank to popularity his popularity, reputacion despite not great career. Also not "vital" articles which are popular topics (such like Loch Ness Monster or Mehran Karimi Nasseri) and have partent topics at the level 4 could be described at the level 5. Why we can not describe Nasseri if we have Authentication and even Passport at the level 4? Currently he is not listed but on that basics I could suggest that some of tiopics which do not have priorited in academic books could be accepted at vital articles (but not necesarilly all if we will do not have 15 000 people). Dawid2009 (talk) 21:36, 3 October 2018 (UTC)

Thoroughfares at the level 5 ?

When I have been check page at d:Wikidata:Statistics/Wikipedia I have noticed that a lot of Wikipedias has articles about Thoroughfares. If we have a lot of cities at the level 5 (and maybe some sections overrepresented), what do you think about adding throughfares? In online ecyclopedia throughfares are valuable to describe. Currently we have geography underrepresented (for example mountains at physical geography) but I think that maybe it would be possible and reasonable goal? BTW outside philosophy and religion, second field which maybe is underrepresented is: technology. Currently we have hackers at the level 5 although we do not have hacking. Also user Wikid77 suggested here change the limit probably due to this reason. Cheers. Dawid2009 (talk) 21:11, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

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question[edit]

Hi Gizza, I have question to you related with vital article project. Do you can see here and here ? What do you think about listing history of regions and regions in this way:

  • Level 2: South America and North America
  • Level 3: (South America), (North America), History of the Americas (instead listing "History of North America" and "History of South America"), History of the Latin America, *History of the United States, Pre-columbian era
  • Level 4: Latin America, Mesoamerica, Americas
  • Level 5: Western World
  • In my opinion "History the Americas" is better term for historical context than History of South America and History of North America because of "the Americas" often is considered as synonym of "New World" (we list History of the World at the level 1 but World is not listed on any level what is argument why terms such like "World" or "New World" should be considered speciffically with history) and readers more often are going to search term: "History of Americas" instead "History of South America" or "History of North America". Also If we resign from listing "History of North America" we will have more chances to add on level 3: "History of United States" . It makes sense because of history of USA is more popular for our readers than "History of India" (listed at the level 3) + listing this article is good when we have 3 French politicans figures and 3 Russian politican figures but none English-language country get more than 2.
  • Based on fact that Latin/Latin America is more comparable concept t things such like "The West", "New World", "Civilisation" I think that "History of Latin America" is more important than "Latin America" while "Latin America" is quite vague term (Latin America is more popular term than "The West" and less vague than "the weast" but still littly vague). I also consider "History of Latin America" as something more important than "Latin American culture". In my opinion "Latin American culture" is not needed to VA 3 list because of in cultural context we could be foccused on countries from Latin America but not on Latin American culture (Latin America culture has more pageviews but less pagewattchers than History of Latin America).
  • I see History of Latin America as continuation of pre-Columbian era (History of Latin America can describe impact of Latin Culture during and after European Collonisation) and I think that instead listing Latin American culture; History of Latin America would be better choice. Due to fact "Latin America" is littly vague, I think that article about creation of this term would be better. Also fact that Latin music currently exist not only in Latin America but also sometimes as "Popular culture" (+ littly population of Latin-languege people in Europe) maybe could be argument to listing this.
  • If we decide add Pre-Culumbian era we could remove Mesoamerica and put Maya civilisation and Andean civilizations as subsections uder Pre-Columbian era. Maybe instead listing Mesoamerica; Caribbean Sea would be better choice becausse of physical geogrgaphy is littly weak.

What do you think? Dawid2009 (talk) 20:45, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

BTW I have noticed that some time ago nomination to add Morality to the level 3 has been failed due to much overlap with ethics (despite fact ethics was level 2 article at the oment). Could you tell me how works overlap contigent at vital article list? Why it is only considered at the level 2 and 3 (even if we have difference in levels) but not on level 4 (even if we have two at the same level)? Dawid2009 (talk) 13:16, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

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88[edit]

I had the weirdest situation recently (last year, probably) when someone accused me of possible bias. The user correctly deduced that "hb" stood for my hometown, but had somehow concluded, based on my discussion on Talk:Janet Nguyen, a line on my userpage about disliking "Lists of Jews" (which was a very old copypasta/meme), and "88" in my username, that I could have bias. I assured the user that "88" was my birth year, and is an extremely old handle that dates back to my first email address. 1988 was also the Year of the Dragon, hence "dragon" in the username. But I had also never even directly edited Janet Nguyen (only on the talk page), and the article was in bad shape in 2008, as a lot of stuff was/is. hbdragon88 (talk) 04:36, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

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