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Administrators' newsletter – October 2022[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2022).

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Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:43, 1 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you ...[edit]

October songs
Poplar, Rüdesheim.jpg

... for your help with the images and the review of Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, BWV 56! -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:15, 23 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Congratulations on getting it on the Main Page! I haven't had much time to write recently (too busy in my real life job) but I hope to be back at DYK and GAN soon. I have my childhood hero at FAC, which is keeping me busy enough at the moment. Happy editing, —Kusma (talk) 16:03, 23 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
leaving the month with reformation and a cat treat --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:09, 31 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Abdullah Bin Rashid Al Khalifa page deletion?[edit]

Hello, you recently deleted the page for the current Bahrain Ambassador to the U.S. Is it because he has a similar name to another person? NYMediaGuy (talk) 14:46, 29 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No. @NYMediaGuy, you can see the reason in the deletion log. The page deletion had nothing to do with who the person is. I deleted the page because it was too close to a copy / paraphrase of a copyright protected page, so the content was a copyright violation and could not be used on Wikipedia, where content needs to be under a Creative Commons license. —Kusma (talk) 22:37, 29 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Signpost: 31 October 2022[edit]

Administrators' newsletter – November 2022[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (October 2022).


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Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:23, 1 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can I prevail on you for help?[edit]

I am looking for a journal article, which seems like it would be German, but I don't know the name of it in German. The article was written by Varia Kipiani, probably in 1905 or 1906. This newspaper article reported in 1907 that Kipiani's article appeared in the Walbaum Zentralblatt für Gynäkologie. World cat shows only "L'ergographie du sucre" (1905) but the description here and here of that French article seems to be a discussion of the sugar crash, and not a comparison of cane sugar and fructose. After your detective work on Foote, I wondered if you might be able to assist me in finding this. If you are too busy, or uninterested, no worries. SusunW (talk) 22:20, 3 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@SusunW, I am pretty busy but I really like doing this kind of research, so I went right ahead. The title is "Der Kraftwert des Zuckers", and Google makes it look likely that it is on page 674 of Zentralblatt für Gynäkologie, Volume 30, Part 1 (1906). Searching through German library catalogues makes me think this volume hasn't been digitised yet, so you probably need to ask at WP:RX if you want a copy (it is reasonably widely available, for example in the Bavarian State library in Munich: [1]). If you manage to get hold of it and need help reading/translating, just let me know. (I haven't yet managed to figure out what "Walbaum" is in this context, but it is easier to find without that bit). —Kusma (talk) 23:01, 3 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Nope, I'm wrong. I think the thing in Zentralblatt für Gynäkologie is also only a review/short form, and not written by Kipiani (but that may be helpful as a somewhat secondary source). Looking at this Google snippet, the original seems to have appeared (probably under its French title?? in "Ann . de la soc . roy . des sciences méd . et nat . de Bruxelles Bd . XIV . Hft . 1.", so Annales de la société royale des sciences médicales et naturelles de Bruxelles, vol. 14, issue 1. Let me know if you get anywhere with this information, I'm curious to hear more. —Kusma (talk) 23:24, 3 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you so much, I really appreciate the help. Let me see if there is any avenue for me to obtain. Probably RE, unless I can find anything at or Hathitrust or figure out the Belgian archives, which so far have eluded me. I am happy to know that you enjoy the hunt, it's my favorite part too. I'm sure I'll be back asking questions as my knowledge of German is that I can count to 100. If I find something, I'm happy to let you know. SusunW (talk) 13:55, 4 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay, well that was too easy. The google link says snippet view, but it isn't. If you click on it, it is full access. What I would normally do at this point it type out the page and run it through multiple translation machines, but if you are willing, I would appreciate your help in translating it. If it's a review of her work, so much the better. She's been on my to do list for 3 years and this is the first time that I am actually finding sufficient digitized sources to write her. SusunW (talk) 14:07, 4 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@SusunW, it is snippet view only for me, even if I pretend to be elsewhere :( Can you send me a screenshot? I'll wikimail you in a second. Then I'll check it out and if it is worth translating, I'll send you a translation. —Kusma (talk) 15:49, 4 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've sent it. SusunW (talk) 16:09, 4 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What I cannot figure out is if she did a series of studies on how sugar impacts muscles and fatigue. It seems like that is the case, but I am not sure at this point. Would that I were a polyglot and had easy access to Belgian sources, but alas... SusunW (talk) 16:34, 4 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, it is something like that, with special focus on fatigue during childbirth. I need to do a few urgent other things now, but I should be able to send you a full translation within the next 24 hours. —Kusma (talk) 16:40, 4 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Absolutely no rush. I've been mulling her for three years, so there is no urgency at all. I am very appreciative of your help. SusunW (talk) 16:53, 4 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The article was short enough that I could do it during a short break I had today, see your email. —Kusma (talk) 11:53, 5 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
After seeing your edit summary, I finally understand your question. It is one paper reporting on a series of experiments. Full translation to follow (but perhaps not today). —Kusma (talk) 08:39, 5 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiCup 2022 November newsletter[edit]

The 2022 WikiCup has drawn to a close with the final round going down to the wire. The 2022 champion is

  • England Lee Vilenski (1752 points), who won in 2020 and was runner up in both 2019 and last year. In the final round he achieved 3 FAs and 15 GAs, mostly on cue sports. He was closely followed by
  • Kingdom of Scotland Bloom6132 (1732), who specialised in "In the news" items and DYKs, and who has reached the final round of the Cup for the past three years. Next was
  • Zulu (International Code of Signals) BennyOnTheLoose (1238), another cue sports enthusiast, also interested in songs, followed by
  • New York City Muboshgu (1082), an "In the news" contributor, a seasoned contestant who first took part in the Cup ten years ago. Other finalists were
  • Transgender Pride flag.svg Sammi Brie (930), who scored with a featured article, good articles and DYKs on TV and radio stations,
  • United Nations Kavyansh.Singh (370), who created various articles on famous Americans, including an FA on Louis H. Bean, famed for his prediction of election outcomes. Next was
  • Chicago PCN02WPS (292), who scored with good articles and DYKs on sporting and other topics and
  • Toronto Z1720 (25) who had DYKs on various topics including historic Canadians.

During the WikiCup, contestants achieved 37 featured articles, 349 good articles, 360 featured article reviews, 683 good article reviews and 480 In the news items, so Wikipedia has benefited greatly from the activities of WikiCup competitors. Well done everyone! All those who reached the final round will receive awards and the following special awards will be made, based on high performance in particular areas of content creation and review. So that the finalists do not have an undue advantage, these prizes are awarded to the competitor who scored the highest in any particular field in a single round, or the overall leader in this field.

  • England Lee Vilenski wins the featured article prize, for a total of 6 FAs during the course of the competition and 3 in the final round.
  • United Nations Kavyansh.Singh wins the featured list prize, for 3 FLs in round 2.
  • Pirate Flag of Jack Rackham.svg Adam Cuerden wins the featured picture prize, for 39 FPs during the competition.
  • Toronto Z1720 wins the featured article reviewer prize, for 35 FARs in round 4.
  • New York (state) Epicgenius wins the good article prize, for 32 GAs in round 1.
  • Flag of Provo, Utah (1989–2015).svg SounderBruce wins the featured topic prize, for 4 FT articles in round 1.
  • England Lee Vilenski wins the good topic prize, for 34 GT articles in round 5.
  • Transgender Pride flag.svg Sammi Brie wins the good article reviewer prize, for 71 GARs overall.
  • Transgender Pride flag.svg Sammi Brie wins the Did you know prize, for 30 DYKs in round 3 and 106 overall.
  • Kingdom of Scotland Bloom6132 wins the In the news prize, for 106 ITNs in round 5 and 289 overall.

Next year's competition will begin on 1 January and possible changes to the rules and scoring are being discussed on the discussion page. You are invited to sign up to take part in the contest; the WikiCup is open to all Wikipedians, both novices and experienced editors, and we hope to have a good turnout for the 2023 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners and finalists, and thank all participants for their involvement! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:28, 6 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Books & Bytes – Issue 53[edit]


The Wikipedia Library: Books & Bytes
Issue 53, September – October 2022

  • New collections:
    • Edward Elgar
    • E-Yearbook
    • Corriere della Serra
    • Wikilala
  • Collections moved to Library Bundle:
    • Ancestry
  • New feature: Outage notification
  • Spotlight: Collections indexed in EDS

Read the full newsletter

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of The Wikipedia Library team --11:19, 17 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Taiwanese Mandarin GA Review[edit]

First, hi! I wanted to say thanks so much for taking on the article, it's been a pet project of mine for a while. I was very happy to see the review got taken up so quickly, especially by someone with background knowledge. I don't want to drop off the radar — I'm going to try to implement fixes you point out this month. I think I mentioned on the page that I sort of got hit with a bunch of real world life stuff (in a good way!), which I wasn't anticipating when I submitted the review. Just wanted to let you know, and again, thanks so much :) WhinyTheYounger (WtY)(talk, contribs) 19:25, 17 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@WhinyTheYounger, no need to rush, it is fine if it takes another week or two. I am currently also unable to put in as much wikitime as I'd like, although I hope it will get better next week. (This is why I haven't taken on the task of diving more properly into your impressive selection of sources yet!) —Kusma (talk) 21:41, 17 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promotion of Ulf Merbold[edit]

Congratulations, Kusma! The article you nominated, Ulf Merbold, has been promoted to featured status, recognizing it as one of the best articles on Wikipedia. The nomination discussion has been archived.
This is a rare accomplishment and you should be proud. If you would like, you may nominate it to appear on the Main page as Today's featured article. Keep up the great work! Cheers, Gog the Mild (talk) via FACBot (talk) 00:05, 20 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
November songs
Pfaffenhütchen, Ehrenbach.jpg

Congratulations to your baby, made while I was on vacation. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:47, 20 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks! Great picture, hope you had a nice vacation (you're making me crave a vacation too). —Kusma (talk) 22:05, 20 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It was great - pictured when you click on songs and scroll up - Thanksgiving in the U.S. - Bach said it in music for peace --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:17, 24 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]