en.m.wikipedia.org
User talk:Funandtrvl
User page Talk
Where this user is, it is 11:27 am, September 28, 2021 CDT [refresh].
WikiProject Notre Dame Invite
Hey! I noticed you are a Notre Dame alumnus, hence I wanted to invite you to join our project. Also, I know you're already an active member of the project, but I just wanted to tell you that I'm currently in the effort to re-boot the project and make it more productive than ever.
Just out of curiosity, I know you're an alumnus, were you an undergrad? What dorm? Eccekevin (talk) 19:57, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I graduated in 1980 (B.A., Economics). I lived in Lewis Hall. My M.B.A. is from Loyola Chicago in 1982. It was before ND had a MBA program in downtown Chicago, otherwise I would have gone to ND for that also. At the time, they only had a full-time program in Indiana, and although I was accepted, I turned it down so I could move back to my hometown in the W. Suburbs and commute downtown to Loyola's Graduate School of Business. Cheers! Funandtrvl (talk) 20:54, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
That's great! I hope you get to visit often. Also, if you're interested, the current Lewis Hall section Hall is severly lacking. I found good sources , but I don't have time to work on it. If you want, that's definitely something that has to be done Archives[1]. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Eccekevin (talkcontribs) 05:39, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
WikiProject Notre Dame
Hi Funandtrvl!
I know that in the past you've been an active Wikiproject Notre Dame. I am currently revamping the project and I'm looking for other people interested in contributing. We are in dire need, since Notre Dame has so much to be covered, but very few editors on it. There is so much to do, either adding content, or editing, or assessing. If you wanted to collaborate, there is the updated to do list (you can find it in the invite box). Are you an alumnus/a of the University? Please feel free to ask me for anything!
Best,
Eccekevin (talk) 00:35, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
Precious anniversary
Two years ago ...
refined templates fun
... you were recipient
no. 897 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!
--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:44, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
Three years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 04:47, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! Funandtrvl (talk) 18:14, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
... and four! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:02, 25 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank you again! Funandtrvl (talk) 22:51, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
... and six! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:11, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
WPCleaner 2.0
Installer for WPCleaner
Hello Funandtrvl.
I would like to inform you that a new version of WPCleaner is available replacing the old version (v1.43) dating back to almost a year. Unfortunately, going from version 1.43 to 2.0 automatically isn't possible and will require a new installation. It's necessary to install version 2.0 to take advantage of updates and bug fixes. Version 1.43 will have to be uninstalled manually, as there are no more updates for it.
The installation procedure is described at Wikipedia:WPCleaner/Installation​.
Note: for usage in Bot mode, I strongly advise to check the modifications to be sure that the tasks run correctly
--NicoV (Talk on frwiki) 20:26, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
Okay, will do, thanks Funandtrvl (talk) 20:47, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
WikiProject Notre Dame
Hello Funandtrvl, I just wanted to thank you for your work for the WikiProject Notre Dame. I am currently making an effort to revamp it and improve all articles. I was wondering if you could help out, since any and all help is needed. If you want, you can check out the To Do list for the top priority, or take your own initiative and work on what's needed the most. The top priority articles in bad condition, like the colleges or the grotto, need a lot of help too. Additionally, photos or translation in other languages are also great.
Best and thank once more for your work on Wikipedia, Eccekevin (talk) 02:35, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
thanks- I will take a look at it! Funandtrvl (talk) 17:50, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
Resources for finding county-level statistics
Happy Holidays
Happy New Year!
MMXX Lunar Calendar
Funandtrvl,
Have a great 2020 and thanks for your continued contributions to Wikipedia.

   – 2020 is a leap yearnews article.
   – Background color is Classic Blue (#0F4C81), Pantone's 2020 Color of the year
Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year 2020}} to user talk pages.
North America1000 14:44, 31 December 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, Happy New Year! Funandtrvl (talk) 19:24, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday!
Have a very happy birthday on your special day!
Best wishes, CAPTAIN RAJU(T) 11:32, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
@CAPTAIN RAJU: Thank you! Funandtrvl (talk) 19:58, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
Lee Fixel
My name is Jason and I'm currently attempting to improve the article for investor Lee Fixel on his behalf via PR agency Finsbury as part of my work with Beutler Ink. I noticed you're an active and experienced member of WikiProject Finance & Investment, and I was wondering if you might have a moment to review this request.
I've disclosed my conflict on interest on the article's talk page and submitted an initial request here to update the Early life and education section. I'm avoiding direct editing and seeking volunteer assistance to update the article on my behalf. So far I've asked for help at WikiProject Biography, WikiProject Finance & Investment, and WikiProject United States, but no editors have replied, which is why I thought to reach out to you.
Thanks for your consideration. Inkian Jason (talk) 18:14, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
@Inkian Jason: I can look at it, but it might be this evening or this weekend before I can do it. Thanks! Funandtrvl (talk) 21:17, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
No problem, and thank you! Inkian Jason (talk) 16:50, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
Hello again! I'm still hoping you might have a moment to review this request at your convenience, but let me know if I should try to find other active editors to help. Thanks again! Inkian Jason (talk) 17:17, 5 February 2020 (UTC)
Hi, I'm so sorry, I briefly looked at it, but I've been very busy at work. Maybe you can find someone at WP:BUSINESS project?
Thanks for the suggestion. I've posted a request for help at WikiProject Business, and will try to find an active editor here. If you don't mind, I may come back to you if another editor doesn't review these 2 sentences in the near future. Thanks again! Inkian Jason (talk) 15:51, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
A beer for you!
Thank you for all your work on improving our London pub articles. Edwardx (talk) 12:02, 16 August 2020 (UTC)
@Edwardx: Thank you! I've been reminiscing at the same time that I've been reading & updating the navbox and articles! Funandtrvl (talk) 18:23, 16 August 2020 (UTC)
Probably best to stick to virtual visits to London's pubs these days. At least we can still enjoy beer at home, even real ale in a bottle. Cheers. Edwardx (talk) 20:18, 16 August 2020 (UTC)
Hi, Funandtrvl! Here from WikiProject Textile Arts
Hello! I've been editing textile-related articles for a few months and came across Wikipedia:WikiProject Textile Arts, where you contributed to the main page several years ago. A couple questions for you:
1) Would you mind if I made some changes to the project page? I'm attempting to follow some steps at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Council/Guide#Revival in hopes of making the project more friendly, active and welcoming. I don't mean to intrude, just want to help.
2) Are you interested in participating in the project? We have a couple conversations starting over at the talk page.
I see from your user page that you are a major contributor to Wikipedia... wow! Thanks for your work here.
Enby (talk) 21:26, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
Please update the project page with any new ideas!! I'll help as much as I can, thanks. Funandtrvl (talk) 18:35, 27 August 2020 (UTC)
Infobox military unit doc
Hi Funandtrvl, I re-added |dates= to Template:Infobox military unit/doc. Over 20,000 articles use |dates= while only 800 use |start_date= and 100 use |end_date=​.--​Melbguy05 (talk) 03:48, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
@Melbguy05:, yes, that makes sense, thanks for fixing it! Funandtrvl (talk) 17:21, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
Proposal to speedily rename categories
Please see my proposal to rename Category:Airlines in Alaska to Category:Airlines based in Alaska Category:Airlines of Hawaii to Category:Airlines based in Hawaii Hugo999 (talk) 09:40, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
Lee Enterprises publications
You added the Independent Tribune to the category. I'm wondering if there are other newspapers that were part of the recent sale that have not been added.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 15:36, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
@Vchimpanzee:, I've added all of the ones that have WP articles to the category. I've compared them to the list of publications at the Lee Enterprises website. If there are more, please add! Funandtrvl (talk) 18:13, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
They said there were 30 of them. That's why I was hoping someone else was.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 19:17, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
I've updated the template too, at Template:Lee Enterprises. I believe that almost all of the publications are on there. Funandtrvl (talk) 19:19, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
Plurality for infobox parameters
Re this edit, I think I've seen some infobox templates that adjust the label so that it produces Managing editor if |managing_editor= is used but Managing editors if |managing_editors= is used. It's hard to retroactively introduce that functionality once the (s) has been used for a while, so it might be better to set it up now if that works. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 06:16, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
@Sdkb: if you think that would be a better way, you or I can change it. Funandtrvl (talk) 06:27, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
Funandtrvl, done here. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 06:38, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
@Sdkb: TYVM! I'd like your input at Template talk:Infobox newspaper#More updates to titles, regards Funandtrvl (talk) 21:25, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
Why are you removing the WP:RECOG header?
With edits like [2]. These are usually there on purpose, because many people try to update these pages themselves, or wonder why an article is or isn't on the list. Headbomb {t · c · p · b}—Preceding undated comment added 02:00, 6 November 2020 (UTC)
@Headbomb: because when the content is within a sidebar, like this diff of WikiProject Indiana, it expanded the page almost 2 pages to the right. (it doesn't show now because I removed 4-5 of the mboxes from the featured content subpages). Funandtrvl (talk) 02:04, 6 November 2020 (UTC)
The solution in those cases is to wrap the banner in noinclude tags like this
<noinclude> {{User:JL-Bot/Project content ... }}</noinclude>
Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 02:08, 6 November 2020 (UTC)
@Headbomb: Okay, that was one of the options, that I thought about, but I wasn't sure that the noinclude tags would stay put, once the Bot makes its run. But, if the tags stay put, then that is the better solution. Thanks, Funandtrvl (talk) 02:12, 6 November 2020 (UTC)
The bot only edits the stuff between the two <!-- Start of content generated by JL-Bot --> / <!-- End of content generated by JL-Bot -->Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 02:15, 6 November 2020 (UTC)
thank you! Funandtrvl (talk) 02:16, 6 November 2020 (UTC)
Naming of navbox categories
You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Templates § Naming of navbox categories. —⁠andrybak (talk) 16:08, 8 November 2020 (UTC)
Removing a task force
Hi, when you remove a task force from a WikiProject banner, as here, there is no need to renumber subsequent task forces -
{{​WPBannerMeta/hooks/taskforces​}}
and
{{​WPBannerMeta/hooks/tfnested​}}
both handle gaps in sequence without problems. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 21:37, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
@Redrose64: That's good to know, thanks. Is it in the WPBannerMeta instructions? Funandtrvl (talk) 21:40, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
It's implied by omission - the doc says the value of n is an integer between 1 and 10, it doesn't say that they need to be consecutive. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 09:38, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
Happy First Edit Day!
Happy First Edit Day!
Have a very happy first edit anniversary!
From the Birthday Committee, CAPTAIN RAJU(T) 22:42, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
Renaming of category
Please see my proposal to rename several categories including Category:Florida infrastructure to Category:Infrastructure in FloridaHugo999 (talk) 23:07, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday!
Have a very happy birthday on your special day!
Best wishes, CAPTAIN RAJU(T) 12:20, 16 January 2021 (UTC)
--Thank you! Funandtrvl (talk) 19:56, 16 January 2021 (UTC)
MPT
https://web.facebook.com/thinoothinoo123​— Preceding unsigned comment added by 136.228.175.69 (talk) 22:23, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
Verbal noun
Hi Funandtrvl, would be grateful if you could go in and fix up the formatting at the article Verbal noun. I cannot understand the intricacies of citations and why the don't turn out the way I want them to.
(Your previous correction resulted in an editing conflict, which resulted in the loss of editing in progress. Again, the instructions given to avoid losing my edit were largely impenetrable.)
Bathrobe (talk) 02:57, 7 February 2021 (UTC)
thanks for letting me know, I'll take a look at it soon. Funandtrvl (talk) 02:58, 7 February 2021 (UTC)
Thank you
I don't have an appropriately shaped barnstar but just wanted to say thanks for all your good work in the portal namespace. I watch quite a few of its pages, mainly to counter vandalism, and most of the good edits that I skip over are yours. Certes (talk) 22:47, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
@Certes:, thank you for the kind message! I've tried to clean up pages, and fix the problems, as much as I can. Cheers Funandtrvl (talk) 00:03, 24 February 2021 (UTC)
Sourcing
Since you are part of the WikiProject:Notre Dame, would you help me source some pages that risk being deleted/redirected, like Alumni Hall, Badin Hall, Carroll Hall, and Keenan Hall. I am trying to improve them to make sure they pass GNG. Thank you.Eccekevin (talk) 10:12, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
Comment: Eccekevin, this clearly violates canvasing for votes at AfD. You are free to post to Wikiproject talk pages, but canvasing individual editors you feel will support your position is a significant violation.  // Timothy :: talk 10:26, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
India company templates category - requesting review and cleanup
Category:India company templates
Could you please review why there are so many company pages showing up in this category, which I guess is only for Templates related to Indian companies Tharun S Yadla (talk) 14:55, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
@Tharun S Yadla: Yes, the category was outside of the "noinclude" tags, so that would categorize every page that the template is transcluded on. I've fixed it by placing the category inside of the noinclude tags. It will take awhile before the category will empty out, due to caching. Funandtrvl (talk) 17:44, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
Rename|Move "Lists of films by studio" by "Lists of Major Studios|Distribuors by Country".
HI ! I'm new and I don't have the required access to move a page. Can you move|rename a page ? Because the one who have created it was in public account : only the IP Address appears so impossible to contact.
The Page is "Lists of films by studio" AND Should be renamed as "Lists of Major Studios|Distribuors by Country". Also the Page Should Stay in the current Categories which are good like that ! ACI99-0001 (talk) 04:29, 19 March 2021 (UTC)ACI99-0001
@ACI99-0001: thanks for contacting me! The piping (|) in the article title will be a problem, and usually things are not capitalized in the titles, per WP's MOS:TITLES. So, I won't move this page at this time. I would suggest that you contact WT:FILM, the WikiProject about films, to see if there is a consensus to move the page title. Thanks, Funandtrvl (talk) 19:45, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
OK ! Thank for your answer ! ACI99-0001 (talk) 04:10, 20 March 2021 (UTC)ACI99-0001
Books & Bytes – Issue 43
The Wikipedia Library
Books & Bytes
Issue 43, March – April 2021
  • New Library Card designs
  • 1Lib1Ref May
Read the full newsletter
Sent by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of The Wikipedia Library team --11:11, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Precious anniversary
Precious
Seven years!
--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:29, 25 June 2021 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: many thanks! --Funandtrvl (talk) 22:35, 25 June 2021 (UTC)
The Bugle: Issue CLXXXII, June 2021
Your Military History Newsletter
Project news: From the editors; awards and honours; contest results
Articles: Last month's new featured and A-class content
Book review: Nick-D on RAAF aircraft, Hawkeye7 on mission command and nuclear secrecy
The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 03:06, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
may you help us¿
My name is Peter and want to edit the section of tourism security, I added some comments about Emerald group publishing which is the first publisher which created a series in this theme, my edits have been reverted by Mrollie saying that it is a predatory or vanity press. It is an error, Emerald has an entry in Wikipedia. Peter. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 152.170.101.27 (talk) 12:35, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
Hello, I haven't yet had a chance to look, however, the concept of tourism security & its impact probably would be best added to the Impacts of tourism article, or something more closely related to security when traveling, maybe travel warning? If your edit was reversed due to its sources, you may want to review WP:RS, before adding it back to the article. --Funandtrvl (talk) 18:25, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
probably I will try.
I did as noted, but Mrollie again reversed the material!!!! it is very hard to deal with this user.. may you help us?
Do you work for the company that you are writing about? I have read the paragraphs that were reverted, and it can be considered to be promotional for the publishing firm. The paragraphs will need to be re-written, following the advice in WP:PROMOTION. --Funandtrvl (talk) 17:00, 4 August 2021 (UTC)
This is part of a long term campaign to promote one of the editors of the book series. This has been going on for a long time, see for example [3], [4], [5] among others, and note that Maximiliano Korstanje has been create protected because of persistent sock puppetry. MrOllie (talk) 21:10, 4 August 2021 (UTC)
Portal:Africa/Featured picture
Thank you for your edits at Portal:Africa/Featured picture. Removing Template:POTD/2008-09-27 from the list is great, because it is a duplicate of Portal:Africa/Featured picture/23, which I overlooked. However, I don't quite understand the reason for removal of Template:POTD/2011-12-15 and Template:POTD/2021-01-08​, both of which seem perfectly fine featured pictures, which are on topic for Portal:Africa. Could you please clarify that? —⁠andrybak (talk) 08:50, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
@Andrybak: thank you for letting me know, I'm going to take a look at it to see if I can rectify the edits. I'll get back to you soon, thanks! --Funandtrvl (talk) 04:51, 5 July 2021 (UTC)
@Andrybak:, I believe it's fixed now, there are the 2 POTD's and the 40 subpages that are displaying. Thanks for letting me know! --Funandtrvl (talk) 20:00, 5 July 2021 (UTC)
Nomination for merging of Template:Infobox Assam Vidhan Sabha constituency, Template:Infobox Kerala Niyamasabha Constituency, Template:Infobox Vidhan Sabha constituency, Template:Infobox state assembly constituency and Template:Infobox Indian state legislative assembly constituency
Template:Infobox Assam Vidhan Sabha constituency, Template:Infobox Kerala Niyamasabha Constituency, Template:Infobox Vidhan Sabha constituency and Template:Infobox state assembly constituency has been nominated for merging with Template:Infobox Indian state legislative assembly constituency. You are invited to comment on the discussion at wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2020 July 14#Infobox Assam Vidhan Sabha constituency. Thank you. 122.167.185.249 (talk) 13:17, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
Can you look at the Glenn Dubin article?
Hi. I noticed that you are a member of several Wiki projects connected to business, finance and investments, so perhaps you would be interested in helping out with edits on the Glenn Dubin page. I recently made an edit request on that article's talk page, and I am hoping you can take a look there and implement those edits. I would also like to point out, that since the date that I made that request there have been additional edits to the introduction, making the "undue weight" issue even more urgent, basically accusing Dubin of crimes which he is not being investigated for and which there is no evidence for. I hope you can look at and edit this so the result will be an introduction that is NPOV. Thanks so much. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AP for Dubin (talkcontribs) 14:01, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
I'll take a look at it, but I haven't been following the article & its history, so I'm not up-to-date with the problems. ---Funandtrvl (talk) 18:30, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
Hi Funandtrvl. Thanks for taking a look at Glenn Dubin's article and my edit requests. I have since answered your concerns at Talk:Glenn Dubin. I hope my answers are sufficient for you to now make my requested edits. In addition, please let me know if there is any other information you need to help you implement the requests. Thanks so much. AP for Dubin (talk) 18:30, 16 August 2021 (UTC)
Yes, thank you! I've been so busy with work, I don't know when I'll be able to continue the edit, but I will try. --Funandtrvl (talk) 18:36, 16 August 2021 (UTC)
Thanks again for your assistance so far with Glenn Dubin's article. I know you indicated how busy you are and I just wanted to circle back a few weeks later and see if you have time to look at the talk page suggestions and clarifications I made. Thanks so much for any help you can offer! AP for Dubin (talk) 13:11, 2 September 2021 (UTC)
Hi again, I hope all is well and that you can take a look soon at my most recent requests on the Glenn Dubin talk page. Your help is highly appreciated. AP for Dubin (talk) 13:10, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
Books & Bytes – Issue 45
The Wikipedia Library
Books & Bytes
Issue 45, May – June 2021
  • Library design improvements continue
  • New partnerships
  • 1Lib1Ref update
Read the full newsletter
Sent by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of The Wikipedia Library team --11:04, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
The Bugle: Issue CLXXXIII, July 2021
Your Military History Newsletter
Project news: From the editors; awards and honours; contest results
Articles: Last month's new featured and A-class content
Book review: Peacemaker67 and Nick-D on World War I
The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 12:30, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
WP Met
Just so you are aware, WP Met is being superseded by WP Weather. It isn't the parent project of weather. NoahTalk 15:56, 7 August 2021 (UTC)
Tech News: 2021-33
Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community. Please tell other users about these changes. Not all changes will affect you. Translations are available.
Recent changes
You can add language links in the sidebar in the new Vector skin again. You do this by connecting the page to a Wikidata item. The new Vector skin has moved the language links but the new language selector cannot add language links yet. [6]
Problems
There was a problem on wikis which use the Translate extension. Translations were not updated or were replaced with the English text. The problems have been fixed. [7][8][9]
Changes later this week
Tech news prepared by Tech News writers and posted by bot • Contribute • Translate • Get help • Give feedback • Subscribe or unsubscribe.
19:25, 16 August 2021 (UTC)
Missing categories?
Hey F, I saw you added the topics to {{WikiProject Weather/class}}; do you plan to create all the assessment categories that are now required as a result of those additions? Thanks in advance, UnitedStatesian (talk) 02:38, 23 August 2021 (UTC)
@UnitedStatesian:, yes, I've been working on that project and Meteorology trying to straighten it up, as soon as I have some spare time, I'll review it, thanks --Funandtrvl (talk) 21:28, 23 August 2021 (UTC)
Tech News: 2021-34
Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community. Please tell other users about these changes. Not all changes will affect you. Translations are available.
Recent changes
The Score extension (<score> notation) has been re-enabled on public wikis and upgraded to a newer version. Some musical score functionality may no longer work because the extension is only enabled in "safe mode". The security issue has been fixed and an advisory published.
Problems
You will be able to read but not edit some wikis for a few minutes on 25 August. This will happen around 06:00 UTC. This is for database maintenance. During this time, operations on the CentralAuth will also not be possible.
Changes later this week
The new version of MediaWiki will be on test wikis and MediaWiki.org from 24 August. It will be on non-Wikipedia wikis and some Wikipedias from 25 August. It will be on all wikis from 26 August (calendar).
Tech news prepared by Tech News writers and posted by bot • Contribute • Translate • Get help • Give feedback • Subscribe or unsubscribe.
21:57, 23 August 2021 (UTC)
Read-only reminder
A maintenance operation will be performed on Wednesday August 25 06:00 UTC. It should only last for a few minutes.
Also during this time, operations on the CentralAuth will not be possible (GlobalRenames, changing/confirming e-mail addresses, logging into new wikis, password changes).
For more details about the operation and on all impacted services, please check on Phabricator.
A banner will be displayed 30 minutes before the operation.
Please help your community to be aware of this maintenance operation. Thank you!
20:33, 24 August 2021 (UTC)
The Bugle: Issue CLXXXIV, August 2021
Your Military History Newsletter
Project news: From the editors; awards and honours; contest results
Articles: Last month's new featured and A-class content
Book review: Hawkeye7 on Commonwealth armies and an Australian spy, Nick-D on the American Revolutionary War and RAAF mine laying
Op-ed: RobDuch on United States coastal defenses
The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 15:48, 28 August 2021 (UTC)
Tech News: 2021-35
Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community. Please tell other users about these changes. Not all changes will affect you. Translations are available.
Recent changes
Some musical score syntax no longer works and may needed to be updated, you can check Category:Pages with score rendering errors on your wiki for a list of pages with errors.
Problems
Musical scores were unable to render lyrics in some languages because of missing fonts. This has been fixed now. If your language would prefer a different font, please file a request in Phabricator. [12]
Changes later this week
Future changes
Tech news prepared by Tech News writers and posted by bot • Contribute • Translate • Get help • Give feedback • Subscribe or unsubscribe.
15:59, 30 August 2021 (UTC)
Wikiproject Military history coordinator election nominations open
Nominations for the upcoming project coordinator election are now open. 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! Voting doesn't commence until 15 September. If you have any questions, you can contact any member of the coord team. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:58, 1 September 2021 (UTC)
Tech News: 2021-36
Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community. Please tell other users about these changes. Not all changes will affect you. Translations are available.
Recent changes
The wikis that have Growth features deployed have been part of A/B testing since deployment, in which some newcomers did not receive the new features. Now, all of the newcomers on 21 of the smallest of those wikis will be receiving the features. [14]
Changes later this week
There is no new MediaWiki version this week.
Future changes
Tech news prepared by Tech News writers and posted by bot • Contribute • Translate • Get help • Give feedback • Subscribe or unsubscribe.
15:19, 6 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)
Tech News: 2021-37
Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community. Please tell other users about these changes. Not all changes will affect you. Translations are available.
Recent changes
Problems
All wikis will be read-only for a few minutes on 14 September. This is planned at 14:00 UTC. [18]
Changes later this week
Tech news prepared by Tech News writers and posted by bot • Contribute • Translate • Get help • Give feedback • Subscribe or unsubscribe.
15:31, 13 September 2021 (UTC)
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)
Tech News: 2021-38
Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community. Please tell other users about these changes. Not all changes will affect you. Translations are available.
Recent changes
Problems
There was a problem with search last week. Many search requests did not work for 2 hours because of an accidental restart of the search servers. [24]
Changes later this week
Future changes
Tech news prepared by Tech News writers and posted by bot • Contribute • Translate • Get help • Give feedback • Subscribe or unsubscribe.
18:29, 20 September 2021 (UTC)
Books & Bytes – Issue 46
The Wikipedia Library
Books & Bytes
Issue 46, July – August 2021
  • Library design improvements deployed
  • New collections available in English and German
  • Wikimania presentation
Read the full newsletter
Sent by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of The Wikipedia Library team --11:14, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
The Bugle: Issue CLXXXV, September 2021
Your Military History Newsletter
Project news: From the editors; awards and honours; contest results
Articles: Last month's new featured and A-class content
Book review: Hawkeye7 on Australia and the UK in Iraq and Afghanistan
Op-ed: Nick-D on writing about military procurement
The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 13:59, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
Wikiproject Military history coordinator election voting period closing soon
Hey y'all, voting for the 2021 Wikiproject Military history coordinator tranche will be closing soon. 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. Thanks, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:32, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
Tech News: 2021-39
Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community. Please tell other users about these changes. Not all changes will affect you. Translations are available.
Recent changes
iOS 15 has a new function called Private Relay (Apple website). This can hide the user's IP when they use Safari browser. This is like using a VPN in that we see another IP address instead. It is opt-in and only for those who pay extra for iCloud. It will come to Safari users on OSX later. There is a technical discussion about what this means for the Wikimedia wikis.
Problems
Some gadgets and user-scripts add items to the portlets (article tools) part of the skin. A recent change to the HTML may have made those links a different font-size. This can be fixed by adding the CSS class .vector-menu-dropdown-noicon​. [27]
Changes later this week
Future changes
The Reply tool will be deployed to the remaining wikis in the coming weeks. It is currently part of "Discussion tools" in Beta features at most wikis. You will be able to turn it off in Editing Preferences. See the list of wikis.[29]
Tech news prepared by Tech News writers and posted by bot • Contribute • Translate • Get help • Give feedback • Subscribe or unsubscribe.
22:20, 27 September 2021 (UTC)
Last edited on 27 September 2021, at 22:20
Content is available under CC BY-SA 3.0 unless otherwise noted.
Privacy policy
Terms of Use
Desktop
 Home Random  Nearby  Log in  Settings  Donate  About Wikipedia  Disclaimers
WatchHistoryContributionsEdit  User groups  Logs  Page information  Permanent link  What links here