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Thank you for closing the RfC at Talk:Andy Ngo. You were very diligent and did a great job explaining and summarizing the key points on both sides. ––FormalDude talk 19:32, 27 August 2021 (UTC)
Wikiproject Military history coordinator election nominations open
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Administrators' newsletter – September 2021
News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2021).
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Guideline and policy news
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The Score extension has been re-enabled on public wikis. It has been updated, but has been placed in safe mode to address unresolved security issues. Further information on the security issues can be found on the mediawiki page.
Arbitration
A request for comment is in progress to provide an opportunity to amend the structure, rules, and procedures of the Arbitration Committee election and resolve any issues not covered by existing rules. Comments and new proposals are welcome.
Miscellaneous
The 2021 RfA review is now open for comments.
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Red Bull
On the off chance you're interested, I'll be submitting a series of requests for improving the Red Bull entry on behalf of Red Bull GmbH.
Thanks! Inkian Jason (talk) 13:09, 8 September 2021 (UTC)
That's no problem, your requests are always easy to review. If you want to ping me when you make them I don't mind checking them out. Chetsford (talk) 13:46, 8 September 2021 (UTC)
That's very helpful, thank you. For now, I'm seeking to remove a section about a boycott on a Thai product and remove a factually inaccurate sentence about a ban on energy drinks in general. At minimum, these claims should be rewritten to reflect sourcing, but I'd argue they are tangentially related to Red Bull. Thanks again, Inkian Jason (talk) 15:14, 8 September 2021 (UTC)
I just responded on the Talk page. I agree with both of your edit suggestions. Given that they're more substantial changes to the article, however, I think it'd be best to wait a week or so to see if anyone objects. I'll make a note to check the page again. Chetsford (talk) 15:33, 8 September 2021 (UTC)
Again, that's very helpful so thank you! I've identified one additional chunk of text to consider removing if you're able to offer feedback there as well. Inkian Jason (talk) 15:47, 8 September 2021 (UTC)
In case you have pings disabled, I'm hoping you're able to review this request to remove a 5th paragraph of information about energy drinks in general (not Red Bull specifically) from the introduction. I would also invite you to see the related request, which was rejected with little feedback, because I'm failing to understand why this article should have so much content about energy drinks in general when Red Bull is one of many energy drink brands and there's a separate article for energy drinks. Thanks for your continued feedback on my requests. Inkian Jason (talk) 18:49, 13 September 2021 (UTC)
Inkian Jason - I've done everything except the apps section. I have no objection to the removal of that, however, and would be willing to implement. If no one else does it in 4-5 days, please ping me and I'll handle it. Chetsford (talk) 04:40, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
Thanks as always! Inkian Jason (talk) 13:53, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
Wikiproject Military history coordinator election nomination period closing soon
Nominations for the upcoming project coordinator election are still open, but not for long. A team of up to ten coordinators will be elected for the next year. The project coordinators are the designated points of contact for issues concerning the project, and are responsible for maintaining our internal structure and processes. They do not, however, have any authority over article content or editor conduct, or any other special powers. More information on being a coordinator is available here. If you are interested in running, please sign up here by 23:59 UTC on 14 September! No further nominations will be accepted after that time. Voting will commence on 15 September. If you have any questions, you can contact any member of the current coord team. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:42, 10 September 2021 (UTC)
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WikiProject Military history coordinator election voting has commenced
Hey y'all, voting for the 2021 Wikiproject Military history coordinator tranche is now open. This is a simple approval vote; only "support" votes should be made. Project members should vote for any candidates they support by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September 2021. Voting will be conducted at the 2021 tranche page itself. Appropriate questions for the candidates can also be asked. Thanks, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:38, 15 September 2021 (UTC)
New Page Patrol newsletter September 2021
New Page Review queue September 2021
Hello Chetsford,
Please join this discussion - there is increase in the abuse of Wikipedia and its processes by POV pushers, Paid Editors, and by holders of various user rights including Autopatrolled. Even our review systems themselves at AfC and NPR have been infiltrated. The good news is that detection is improving, but the downside is that it creates the need for a huge clean up - which of course adds to backlogs.
Copyright violations are also a serious issue. Most non-regular contributors do not understand why, and most of our Reviewers are not experts on copyright law - and can't be expected to be, but there is excellent, easy-to-follow advice on COPYVIO detection here.
At the time of the last newsletter (#25, December 2020) the backlog was only just over 2,000 articles. New Page Review is an official system. It's the only firewall against the inclusion of new, improper pages.
There are currently 706 New Page Reviewers plus a further 1,080 admins, but as much as nearly 90% of the patrolling is still being done by around only the 20 or so most regular patrollers.
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