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Women and Bio~physics can be more useful to Africa than Women in Politics:[edit]

~Hillary Rodham Clinton~should have devorced Bill if she was deserious about Capital hill and Whitehouse :but she would be a desaster to Pentagon andNASA: with Visa being Hard as G7 Veto. America will course Britain to go Solo leaving Euro Union envious of France & Greece;Be wise and diasporic: It was Arab spring~2011~now Euro spring comes under many predictions/prophecies/proffesions analatica and political logistics With Agendas on graffti and socio~Media'Dictator Jimbo Wales e x ale~(Djs)

All theorems, lemmas and propositions with simple provements. How about new wiki — WikiProves?[edit]



I am the creator of a wiki site — — the free encyclopedia of provements for all theorems, lemmas and other propositions from all fields of study.

There are lots of different propositions. You can find them in books, in scholl (university), in Wikipedia. Everywhere. And I think that is the main reason why we should pick them up in one place.

The important thing is that there have to be a provement for most of propositions. But the problem is that sometimes they are big, difficult, inarticulate or missing at all! It would be really cool to give simple (or at least understandable) provements to such propositions.

WikiProves mission — arrange all theorems, lemmas and propositions with simple and evident provements

The site already has more than 90 provements.

I would like to listen your opinions about this idea. Please, leave your Support/Against opinions on proposal project discussion page.

I am a student. I really like to share knowledge with others and explain things in plain language. When my university life stated I did not have time to make movies for my educational YouTube channel and there was no way for me to share my knowledge (yes, sharing with others is like a habit). I had to study a lot of math wich is full of different propositions. At first, I started to write provements in my notebook. But I thought it is old and not really effective. And then I suddenly came up with an idea of a project which is now called WikiProves.

P.S.: I apologise for my English. I am from Russia.

Two years of Paid contribution disclosure policy[edit]

It’s been slightly over two years since the Paid contributions amendment was enacted by the Foundation. Now, I wonder about the effects of its application (or avoidance thereof, as in the case of the projects whose communities decided to opt out) across the Wikimedia projects. For instance:

  1. how often are violations to the policy are registered at Wikimedia projects?
  2. what actions are typically taken by the community when the violation is found out?
  3. are there known cases of the Foundation taking legal action against the parties who do not abide by the policy?
  4. has the decision to “opt-out” brought any ill effects to the Wikimedia Commons and MediaWiki wiki projects and communities, and if so, which?

Curiously, are there any research or statistics published regarding the application of the policy, and where does one find it?

Thanks in advance.

Ivan Shmakov (dc) 06:42, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

On fr.wikipedia, I wrote an help page explaining how to disclose, and a template to notify users.
Contributors following the recent changes, called « patrouille RC », RC patrol in French, uses this template.
We even have some level of compliance from a minority of users.
Meanwhile, Wikimedia Commons took the decision to not apply the policy, mainly as the file uploads don't introduce biais. --Dereckson (talk) 20:48, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

ACK, thanks.

On that note, I’m also looking for the information on how often the disclosures are made? across the projects; and I’m particularly interested in the experiences with the application of the policy in non-Wikipedia projects (such as, say, Wiktionaries.)

Ivan Shmakov (dc) 10:35, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

One systematic way to look at it would be to check whether there was any increase in creation of user pages by some class of users (e.g. users with less than 1000 edits). Most of the people who are supposed to disclose something would not normally create a user page. (Of course the really bad faith people would create a fancy user page to look more credible, but that's only a negligible minority of those affected by the amendment.) --Nemo 11:14, 10 July 2016 (UTC)


Hello. I wanted to ask whether it is possible parallel to the existing list create another list that will display the projects in order of their depth. I noticed that many small projects, seeking to outperform large, mass produce articles that are absolutely do not meet the requirements of the creation of articles. The quality of articles, the most disgusting. In pursuit of the number, got to the point that notes, warnings and blocking will not help. I think that such a list would be a good helper. It is interesting to know the opinion of other participants. Thanks, AryanSogd (t) 13:09, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

You can manually merge tables and then sort them (they are sortable) by depth. Ruslik (talk) 17:47, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

Elvish Wikipedia[edit]

I propose to create a Wikipedia in the fictional language of Sindarin. Кофе (talk) 13:47, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Run by fictional characters as well? :-) Rehman 14:51, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Language_proposal_policy#Requisites_for_eligibility. --Nemo 19:55, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Would discussions be required to feel poetically pleasant? --NaBUru38 (talk) 00:44, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Can anybody help me how to delete my cousin's birthdate and birthplace on search engine.[edit]

She is mad at me because I post her birthdate and birthplace on her wikipedia profile. That hurts her acting career. please delete it. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by AndrewKropp (talk)

AndrewKropp It was removed from en:Abby Miller here but it'll take some time to vanish from google's version. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 03:15, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

for how long?—The preceding unsigned comment was added by AndrewKropp (talk)

@AndrewKropp: For how long will it be deleted? It's impossible to say--someone else could re-add it. —Justin (koavf)TCM 05:20, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

Subject Dictionary[edit]

I am planning a subject dictionary in all languages. From what I have seen so far, the emphasis is on languages and not subjects. Is it possible to host a subject dictionary here? —The preceding Soubanikhaled (talk) 13:58, 15 July 2016 (UTC) comment was added by Soubanikhaled (talk)

Please, see New projects. Ruslik (talk) 12:30, 14 July 2016 (UTC)
In particular OmegaWiki.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 04:55, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
Dear Soubanikhaled, you may be interested in this. --NaBUru38 (talk) 00:46, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Why don't you accept user pages for IP addresses?[edit]

Hello. I'm Connor and I'm new here. I created a user page for myself and it was speedy deleted a couple minutes later. Why don't you accept user pages for IP addresses?-- 17:15, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

See first line of Musings_about_unregistered_contributors#What_is_an_anonymous_contributor. If you want a stable identity, such as a userpage, by definition you want registration. Nemo 17:17, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
@Nemo bis: And why do we accept (so-called?) "subpages" of IP user pages (i.e. User:Pathoschild/2015 invalid user pages#Subpages)? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 03:27, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
For usage by other people, apparently. Nemo 13:49, 24 July 2016 (UTC)