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WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 12[edit]

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Newsletter • August 2018

This month: WikiProject X: The resumption

Work has resumed on WikiProject X and CollaborationKit, backed by a successfully funded Project Grant. For more information on the current status and planned work, please see this month's issue of the newsletter!

-— Isarra 22:24, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Wiki-bot for dead links and link update verification[edit]

Hi guys, I might be on the wrong page here, but I wonder if there is any bot the scans the wikipages for links and check if they change or die. In particular I am thinking about external links like references. It is quite common that these are outdated. Several actions could be taken; alert the wiki-author, cache a copy of the link until page has been updated. Just change the wiki entry and state the the link has been changed or died. Is this something of interest to the community?

Ravn (talk) 16:12, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure we have a bot for that, and I know we have User:InternetArchiveBot already to fix the problem as best we can. --Izno (talk) 18:26, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
@SweRavn: This is not really a WikiProject Council issue (see here for what the WikiProject Council does), your question falls within the purview of WP:BOTREQ. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 20:09, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

Template:WikiProject Philippine Roads[edit]

I've just found Template:WikiProject Philippine Roads which is a mess. I've left a note at the talk page of its creator, HueMan1 (talk · contribs). I cannot find evidence that it was proposed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 09:51, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject Topicons[edit]

FYI: Pointer to relevant discussion elsewhere. This Project was submitted to MFD: Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Topicons. — AfroThundr (u · t · c) 01:51, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

Could someone on the council have a look at the discussion at Wikipedia:Village pump (idea lab)/Archive 26#Possible rules for top icons? and the project itself. Despite the claim that "the need for organisation led to 32 people joining the project within 2 days of its being founded", there appear to be only two members one of whom is active and trying to lay down regulations. Regards, Martin of Sheffield (talk) 16:50, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

For some background, there are no incoming links other than from the userpage of the driveby (one mainspace edit) editor who created the project, nobody other than the project's sole member has ever commented on the talkpage, the founder has already received strongly-worded advice about their messing about with back-end functions, and to the best of my knowledge (and I speak as someone who was there for the original dispute which led to the Userbox migration) nobody has ever raised any kind of concern that the handful of topicon templates (there are only about 50 in total, and that includes the stack created in the past few days by the project's sole member) need any kind of co-ordinating authority. The creator's userpage says he's Portuguese, so I thought potentially this was an established project on pt.wiki which had been translated across and the "32 editors" claim was a translation that hadn't yet been deleted, but pt:Especial:Contribuições/Luístro shows that this is also a brand new editor there. ‑ Iridescent 17:17, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
I should've went here in the first place to discuss the issue. funplussmart (talk) 18:37, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
If there is some need for governance of top icon templates, perhaps the discussion and development would be best suited to Wikipedia:WikiProject Userboxes, since they already handle userspace templates. You could have a "top icons task force" or something. Then after discussing it locally and gaining consensus, you could try proposing at the village pump again. — AfroThundr (u · t · c) 02:05, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

Main page[edit]

What's the problem with main page (Categories and other projects section)? Eurohunter (talk) 12:35, 8 October 2018

It's probably the {{stack}} template. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 22:09, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
I'm sorry I should say it's probably caused by this template in first place. I don't know what to do with it. Eurohunter (talk) 22:15, 8 October 2018 (UTC)