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The Signpost
15 January 2014
Centralized discussion
  • An RfC for AfC reviewer permission implementation
  • An RfC on creating a speedy deletion criterion for pages in violation of WP:NOTWEBHOST.
  • An RfC to approve a bot adding stress marks to Russian words.
  • An RfC to establish criteria for use of Pending Changes level 2. Closers are invited to sign up in advance.
  • An RfC on requiring QPQ for Did You Know nominations of pages created by other editors.
  • An RfC on making the guideline on signatures a formal policy.
  • An alternative idea to make orphan tags invisible in the mainspace, rather than move them to the talk page.
  • An RfC on how MOS:YEAR should be applied to sports year ranges: 2010/2011 vs. 2010/11 or 2010-11 vs. 2010-2011 depending on length of season.
  • Should Wikipedia provide a more prominent disclaimer in general, or on health and medical content?
  • An RfC on the use(s) of the summary-style template main and its allies.
  • A general discussion for purposes of a periodic review of the username policy and enforcement of same.

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Projects seeking help

Also consider posting WikiProject, Task Force, and Collaboration news at the Signpost's WikiProject Report page.

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What's going on with outlines:

New outlines (please copyedit and expand):
Outlines being overhauled (your help is needed):

Portal report

The following portals are in need of attention/upkeep:

  • Portal:Space – the selected article excerpts were copied and pasted between 2006 and 2009. The leads of the corresponding articles have greatly improved since then.
  • Portal:Azerbaijan – news section has reports from 2009.
  • Portal:Thinking – "selected" sections need new material. Been the same for years.

The following portals have interesting design features that you may find useful:

  • Portal:Philosophy – cycles through 52 "Selected philosophers", one per week, automatically year after year.
  • Portal:Arts – uses random generators to display random featured status selections.

Discussions and collaborations

This week's article for improvement is:

Nordic art

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An animal-head post found in the Oseberg vikingship, an example of Nordic art

Please be bold and help to improve this article!

Discussions in the following areas have requested wider attention:

Here is a list of the main community pages of Wikipedia's sister projects.
All of these projects are multilingual and open-content.
Meta-Wiki –Coordination of all Wikimedia projects.
Wiktionary –A collaborative multilingual dictionary.
Wikinews –News stories written by readers.
Wikibooks –A collection of collaborative non-fiction books.
Wikiquote –A compendium of referenced quotations.
Wikisource –A repository for free source texts.
Wikispecies –A directory of species.
Wikiversity –Where teachers learn, and learners teach.
Wikivoyage –A world-wide travel guide.
Wikidata –A free knowledge base that can be read and edited by humans and machines alike.
Commons –Repository for free images and other media files.

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