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Books & Bytes - Issue 17[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 17, April-May 2016
by The Interior, Ocaasi, UY Scuti, Sadads, and Nikkimaria

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URESWNI listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect URESWNI. Since you had some involvement with the URESWNI redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. -- Tavix (talk) 20:51, 16 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sarah Hyland image[edit]

You said in your edit where you changed the lead image in the article that "same Flicker stream (2015 PaleyFest) has a few more suitable images". I'm in touch with the the person behind the stream - in fact I got that image originally. Which other image(s) do you have in mind? Oh, BTW, I think the new image you put into the article in worse than the PaleyFest one. Tabercil (talk) 16:59, 1 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Tabercil: The problem looked obvious to me, but perhaps it is more subjective than I thought. This is the one in the article. I was quickly able to find two similar shots without the deep facial creases:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/idominick/17045831442/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/idominick/16859759720/in/photostream/
3/4 profile: https://www.flickr.com/photos/idominick/16427153863/in/photostream/
There are others. And if you really prefer the previous image, I'm not interested in fighting for the change. / edg 17:40, 1 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hey I like those creases - to me, it's called a smile :) (Granted, edging into a smirk). She looks too dour in the other images you recommended for my taste which is why I didn't ask for them. Tabercil (talk) 18:31, 1 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Books & Bytes - Issue 18[edit]

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Issue 18, June–July 2016
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi, Samwalton9, UY Scuti, and Sadads

  • New donations - Edinburgh University Press, American Psychological Association, Nomos (a German-language database), and more!
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Books and Bytes - Issue 19[edit]

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Issue 19, September–October 2016
by Nikkimaria, Sadads and UY Scuti

  • New and expanded donations - Foreign Affairs, Open Edition, and many more
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Books and Bytes - Issue 20[edit]

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Issue 20, November-December 2016
by Nikkimaria (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), UY Scuti (talk · contribs), Samwalton9 (talk · contribs)

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Books and Bytes - Issue 21[edit]

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Issue 21, January-March 2017
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Books and Bytes - Issue 22[edit]

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Issue 22, April-May 2017

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Books and Bytes - Issue 23[edit]

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Issue 23, June-July 2017

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Family Guy lead, redux[edit]

Please see Talk:Family guy#Participant survey, about resolving questions not resolved in the earlier RfC.  — SMcCandlish ¢ >ʌⱷ҅ʌ<  17:06, 1 October 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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The Right Stuff June 2018[edit]

The Right Stuff
June 2018
FROM THE EDITOR
The Right Stuff Returns

By Lionelt

Fellow members, I'm pleased to announce the return of the newsletter of WikiProject Conservatism. And considering the recent downsizing at The Signpost the timing could not be better. The Right Stuff will help keep you apprised of what's happening in conservatism at Wikipedia and in the world. The Right Stuff welcomes submissions including position pieces, instructional articles, or short essays addressing important conservatism-related issues. Post submissions here.

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ARBITRATION REPORT
Russian Agents Editing at American Politics?

By Lionelt

After a series of unfortunate events largely self-created, bureaucrat and admin Andrevan was the subject of an Arbitration case for conduct unbecoming. Prior to the case getting underway Andrevan resigned as bureaucrat and admin. A widely discussed incident was when he suggested that some editors he described as "pro-Trump" were paid Russian agents. This resulted in a number of editors from varied quarters denouncing the allegations and voicing support for veteran editors including Winkelvi and the notorious MONGO.

Editors who faced Enforcement action include SPECIFICO (no action), Factchecker atyourservice (three month topic ban ARBAPDS), Netoholic (no action) and Anythingyouwant (indef topic ban ARBAPDS). (Discuss this story)
IN THE MEDIA
Breitbart Versus Wikipedia

By Lionelt

Breitbart News, in response to Facebook's decision to use Wikipedia as a source to fight fake news, has declared war on our beloved pedia. The article in Haaretz describes the Facebook arrangement as Wikipedia's "greatest test in years" as well as a "massive threat" to the encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Breitbart's targeting of Wikipedia has resulted in an "epic battle" with respect to editing at the Breitbart article. The article has also recently experienced a dramatic increase in traffic with 50,000 visitors according to Haaretz. There is no love lost between Breitbart and Wikipedia where editors at the Reliable Sources Noticeboard have criticized the news websites unreliability and have compared it to The Daily Mail. (Discuss this story)

DISCUSSION REPORT
Liberty and Trump and Avi, Oh my!

By Lionelt

Liberty is one of the largest Christian universities in the world and the largest private non-profit university in the United States. Described as a "bastion of the Christian right" in American politics, the university plays a prominent role in Republican politics. President Donald J. Trump gave his first college commencement speech as sitting president at Liberty University.
President Donald Trump Speaks at Liberty University Commencement Ceremony
There are several open discussions at the Project:
Recently closed discussions include Anti-abortion movements which was not renamed, and an RFC at Trump–Russia dossier. (Discuss this story)

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The Right Stuff: July 2018[edit]

The Right Stuff
July 2018
DISCUSSION REPORT
WikiProject Conservatism Comes Under Fire

By Lionelt

WikiProject Conservatism was a topic of discussion at the Administrators' Noticeboard/Incident (AN/I). Objective3000 started a thread where he expressed concern regarding the number of RFC notices posted on the Discussion page suggesting that such notices "could result in swaying consensus by selective notification." Several editors participated in the relatively abbreviated six hour discussion. The assertion that the project is a "club for conservatives" was countered by editors listing examples of users who "profess no political persuasion." It was also noted that notification of WikiProjects regarding ongoing discussions is explicitly permitted by the WP:Canvassing guideline.

At one point the discussion segued to feedback about The Right Stuff. Member SPECIFICO wrote: "One thing I enjoy about the Conservatism Project is the handy newsletter that members receive on our talk pages." Atsme praised the newsletter as "first-class entertainment...BIGLY...first-class...nothing even comes close...it's amazing." Some good-natured sarcasm was offered with Objective3000 observing, "Well, they got the color right" and MrX's followup, "Wow. Yellow is the new red."

Admin Oshwah closed the thread with the result "definitely not an issue for ANI" and directing editors to the project Discussion page for any further discussion. Editor's note: originally the design and color of The Right Stuff was chosen to mimic an old, paper newspaper.

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ARTICLES REPORT
Margaret Thatcher Makes History Again

By Lionelt

Margaret Thatcher is the first article promoted at the new WikiProject Conservatism A-Class review. Congratulations to Neveselbert. A-Class is a quality rating which is ranked higher than GA (Good article) but the criteria are not as rigorous as FA (Featued article). WikiProject Conservatism is one of only two WikiProjects offering A-Class review, the other being WikiProject Military History. Nominate your article here. (Discuss this story)
RECENT RESEARCH
Research About AN/I

By Lionelt

Reprinted in part from the April 26, 2018 issue of The Signpost; written by Zarasophos

Out of over one hundred questioned editors, only twenty-seven (27%) are happy with the way reports of conflicts between editors are handled on the Administrators' Incident Noticeboard (AN/I), according to a recent survey . The survey also found that dissatisfaction has varied reasons including "defensive cliques" and biased administrators as well as fear of a "boomerang effect" due to a lacking rule for scope on AN/I reports. The survey also included an analysis of available quantitative data about AN/I. Some notable takeaways:

  • 53% avoided making a report due to fearing it would not be handled appropriately
  • "Otherwise 'popular' users often avoid heavy sanctions for issues that would get new editors banned."
  • "Discussions need to be clerked to keep them from raising more problems than they solve."

In the wake of Zarasophos' article editors discussed the AN/I survey at The Signpost and also at AN/I. Ironically a portion of the AN/I thread was hatted due to "off-topic sniping." To follow-up the problems identified by the research project the Wikimedia Foundation Anti-Harassment Tools team and Support and Safety team initiated a discussion. You can express your thoughts and ideas here.

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The "White Rabbit" video[edit]

I've reverted a couple of your recent changes as I see no evidence for your claim that the video is a "hoax" and "almost certainly fictional". Of course, good sources (beyond IMDb) should be provided if they exist, but that is not the same point. Anyway, I suggest that you make your case on the article talk page(s) rather than in edit summaries. Ghmyrtle (talk) 20:20, 12 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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"Garage days revisited" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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RINO revert[edit]

Hi, sorry for manually reverting your revert rather than clicking on “undo”; I’d started to make more changes than were actually called for, and minus those, it amounted to just re-reverting you. I explained why in the edit summary, but the supporting text in the cited source is limited to a circular reference to the very same article, and the {{cn}} template had evidently been present on that claim since at least 2010.

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