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WAM Organizers UpdateEdit
Hi WAM Organizer! Hopefully, everything works just fine so far! Need Help Button, post in any language is fine
- Here are some recent updates and clarification of rules for you, and as always, let me know if you have any idea, thought or question.
- Additional souvenirs (e.g. postcard) will be sent to Ambassadors and active organizers.
- A participant's article count is combined on all language Wikipedias they have contributed to
- Only Wikipedia Asian Month on Wikipedia or Wikivoyage projects count (no WikiQuote, etc.)
- The global top 3 article count will only be eligible on Wikipedias where the WAM article requirement is at least 3,000 bytes and 300 words.
- If your community accepts an extension for articles, you should set up a page and allow participants to submit their contributions there.
- In case of redirection not allowed submitting in Fountain tool, a workaround is to delete it, copy and submit again. Or a submission page can be used too.
- Please make sure enforce the rules, such as proper references, notability, and length.
- International organizers will double check the top 3 users' accepted articles, so if your articles are not fulfilling the rules, they might be disqualified. We don't want it happened so please don't let us make such a decision.
Please feel free to contact me and WAM team on meta talk page, send me an email by Email this User or chat with me on facebook. For some languages, the activity for WAM is very less, If you need any help please reach out to us, still, 12 more days left for WAM, Please encourage your community members to take part in it.
If you no longer want to receive the WAM organizer message, you can remove your username at this page.
Future reference. You don't have to go through moving the articles in a redirected category. The bot comes and does it about once a day or so. Will save you some work. -DJSasso (talk) 01:08, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
I am a new writer on simple Wikipedia who has been posting many times as an IP in the last years. In many occasions I have appreciated your interventions, and this is why I ask you to do something in a continuous reversal of what I post in the article Italophilia. I wrote most of this article on the English Wikipedia in 2013 and since then another wikipedian (user:Philantonia) has practically changed it all, improving & changing a lot the article. I decided some days ago to enlarge the article "italophilia" in simple Wikipedia (that I created as IP 188.8.131.52 in May 2013) adding some excerpts that I wrote in 2013 in en.wikipedia and that actually are no more existing in the en.wikipedia. These excerpts are all mine, but user:Operator873 erased all and he wrote "Reverted good faith edits by Esauster". I reverted explaining that "this is very simple english...I have written for years in simple as an IP and NEVER I had problems. I add more from my simple version of 2013, written by me. In en.wikipedia they have hugely modified what I wrote in 2013". But again and again my excerpts have been erased (also by another wikipedian named user:Vermont)....... even the most simple phrases that I added on November 23! Sincerely I cannot understand why all this is done for very simple & easy improvements, like the last I did on November 23.......Can you help me? I know you are a serious admin and I'll do whatever you suggest. Thanks, --Esauster (talk) 04:26, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
- @Esauster: I looked at the text you added. It doesn't seem like simple English to me, and I'm sure that's why your changes were reverted. Have you read Wikipedia:How to write Simple English pages? That might help you understand the issues. If you want to work on simplifying that text, you could put a copy of the updated article in a sandbox and work on it there. I would be willing to give you some guidance on it if you want. If you have any questions about this, let me know. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:30, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
- OK, Auntof6. In April 2013 one of my many IP wrote this version https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Italophilia&oldid=548925643 but others are done before: anyway that version (that is totally different from the actual -a lot more "complicated"- version, as you can easily see) is going to be on my sandbox (I don't find this sandbox in simple, so I posted in my talkpage), waiting for your guidance. Thanks, --Esauster (talk) 15:23, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
- Esauster That IP wrote 3056 bytes of content in 2013, where you added to the Simple English article 18000 bytes. The content you added on this Wikipedia is also completely different than the content you supposedly added in 2013 to enwiki; there is no overlap in text or even subject. That IP added three paragraphs to the enwiki article on Anti-Italianism, focusing on the United Kingdom, which is completely different than what you wrote here. May I ask where the content you added a few days ago originates? Thank you, Vermont (talk) 11:47, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Christmas song articleEdit
In a recent Christmas song article, the words a younger woman were erased from the article; they appeared before Cousin Mel. Why were the three words deleted from the page? I'm talking about a recent article I created on November 16. Angela Maureen (talk) 13:00, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
- They were deleted because the song doesn't say that Mel is a younger woman. The only thing it says about Mel is that Grandpa was "playing cards with Cousin Mel". Since Mel can be either man's name or a woman's (more often male, in my experience), there's no reason to assume that the song meant Mel to be female, or even an adult. The video shows Mel as a woman, but the part of the article where those words were removed is talking about the song, not the video. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:01, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Hi Auntof6, please could you be so kind and tell me if I've properly signed my notice on the discussion page ( https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Requests_for_deletion/Requests/2018/Athanasio_Celia ), because, unfortunately, I can't use "tildes" on my computer or on any other Greek computer... Thank you in advance! (User:Lucky Billy 1999) (talk) 2 December 2018, 11:39 (UTC)
- @Lucky Billy 1999: It looks fine. You might want to use the button for signatures. It's on the editing toolbar (or whatever it's called -- it's the place above the edit window that has links for B (bold), I (italic), Advanced, Special characters, etc.). On my screen, the button to insert a signature is the fourth from the left. It looks like a lower-case letter "L". It's between the italic "I" and the symbol that looks like two links from a chain. Just click in the text at the point where the signature should go and then click the signature button. Let me know if that doesn't work for you. --Auntof6 (talk) 10:08, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
What's Next (WAM)!Edit
Congratulations! The Wikipedia Asian Month has ended successfully and you've done amazing work of organizing. What we've got and what's next?
- Tool problem
- If you faced problem submitting articles via judging tool, use this meta page to do so. Please spread this message with local participants.
- Here are what will come after the end of WAM
- Make sure you judge all articles before December 7th, and participants who can improve their contribution (not submit) before December 10th.
- Participates still can submit their contribution of November before December 5th at this page. Please let your local wiki participates know. Once you finish the judging, please update this page after December 7th
- There will be three round of address collection scheduled: December 15th, December 20th, and December 25th.
- Please report the local Wikipedia Asian Ambassador (who has most accepted articles) on this page, if the 2nd participants have more than 30 accepted articles, you will have two ambassadors.
- There will be a progress page for the postcards.
- Some Questions
- In case you wondering how can you use the WAM tool (Fountain) in your own contest, contact the developer Le Loi for more information.
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the word butEdit
- It depends on how it's used. I assume you saw where I removed it from the 98 Degrees article. Here are some reasons for which I might remove words like but:
- It's sometimes not needed to communicate information. In conversational English, certain words are sometimes used even when they don't add anything to the meaning of what's being said. That doesn't work for the tone used in Wikipedia. But can be one of those words.
- It's not usually good grammar to start a sentence with but. When trying to simplify a sentence in the format "X, but Y," it's tempting to just split it before but. However, that doesn't always make two good sentences.
- The word but is best used between two clauses that say things that seem at least somewhat contradictory or inconsistent. A musical group recording or performing after taking a break is not contradictory or inconsistent: breaks end, and you'd expect the group to work together again after a break. If they had announced their retirement instead of a break, then the clause about recording again would seem inconsistent with that announcement.
- Hope that helps. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:03, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
- (talk page stalker) @Thegooduser: I checked over the deleted pages you created and found no reason to believe you're in any kind of "trouble" as you put it. One of Wikipedia's main values is to be bold and sometimes that results in articles and ideas being deleted or not realized. I'm happy to provide you with any assistance I can. Feel free to leave me a message on my talk page or jump on IRC by clicking "connect" in my signature. Thanks for your contributions so far! Operator873talkconnect 02:05, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
- Operator873 What about the other articles I created?--Thegooduser Let's Chat 🍁 02:10, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
- @Thegooduser: The articles you've created have been worked on some by other editors. The easiest way to learn how to write better Wikipedia articles is to keep going back and looking at the articles you've written and what others have done to make them better. Learn from everyone who contributes to the articles you write! To answer your question, you're doing a good job! Keep writing and keep learning. Don't be too scared to ask for help if you need it. Operator873talkconnect 02:19, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
- Operator873 What about the other articles I created?--Thegooduser Let's Chat 🍁 02:10, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
- @Thegooduser: I see two pages deleted:
- Wikipedia:TheWikiWizard: you asked for that one to be deleted less than an hour after you created it. If it was a test, be aware that tests should be done only in your own user space or in the project's sandbox.
- The one about Franklin's Lost Expedition. I deleted that one because it didn't have enough information in it to show why the subject was notable. If you want time to work on an article to add information, you can do that in a personal sandbox.
- If there were any other pages deleted, maybe someone restored them. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:59, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
- @Mvtalogrovp: Never use wrong spelling. If you can't do a move, contact an admin for help. Also, please sign your posts on talk pages. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:31, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
- @Mvtalogrovp: I repeat: never use wrong spelling. We do help people editing from IPs, but sometimes we don't respond right away because there are few of us. Where did you ask for help? --Auntof6 (talk) 09:38, 12 December 2018 (UTC)