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Bithynia[change | change source]

Hello, I have a question to the article Bithynia. On my screen I see over the map following link: [1], and when I follow this link I can read: "Basic Search - Error - Unable to Open Result Set. - /usr/local/nlapp/prod/websearch/data/S_WWWfcagPDevs". Is that not a mistake? Greatings --Mikota3 (talk) 11:51, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

It is a broken citation. The web page isn't there any longer. it's called link-rot where links to web pages become broken over time. The web page changed, moved or is simply gone. The url you see in the article is due to a small glitch in the {{cite book}} template. Thanks for pointing it out. User:Rus793 (talk) 13:18, 2 April 2015 (UTC
Hello Rus793, thanks for the answer and the reaction. Greatings --Mikota3 (talk) 08:33, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
Add the template {{Dead link}} so it can be fixed (or at least noted).StevenJ81 (talk) 14:22, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Stewards confirmation rules[change | change source]

Hello, I made a proposal on Meta to change the rules for the steward confirmations. Currently consensus to remove is required for a steward to lose his status, however I think it's fairer to the community if every steward needed the consensus to keep. As this is an issue that affects all WMF wikis, I'm sending this notification to let people know & be able to participate. Best regards, --MF-W 16:13, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

VisualEditor News #2—2015[change | change source]

19:48, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Transwiki attribution: note on talk page vs. link in edit summary[change | change source]

User:Msannakoval is asking if we can add something to the policy page Wikipedia:Transwiki attribution about giving attribution via links in edit summaries (as opposed to giving attribution on a talk page). I thought I remembered a discussion where it was said that the talk page method is preferred. If anyone has any input on this, please reply at Wikipedia talk:Transwiki attribution#Attributing content from other Wikimedia projects. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:24, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, Auntof6, for asking about this. Unfortunately, I was unclear in my original inquiry and may have caused some confusion. I talked about giving attribution in edit summaries. I should have caveated that this would be in addition to, not instead of, the talk page method. Sorry about that. I've amended my first post and will clarify that further at Wikipedia talk:Transwiki attribution#Attributing content from other Wikimedia projects. All the best, Msannakoval (talk) 13:57, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

net neutrality[change | change source]

i have started a new article on net neutrality in simple wikipedia its not much right now net neutralityJonnymoon96 (talk) 19:16, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Propose policy change - allow WikiProjects in mainspace[change | change source]

Right now Simple English Wikipedia does not allow WikiProjects to exist in mainspace. At Wikipedia talk:WikiProject I request that User:Bluerasberry/WikiProject Medicine be allowed to move to mainspace as a general WikiProject rather than remain as a user project in userspace. The main reason I have for this is that only WikiProjects in mainspace, and not those in userspace, can be listed in Wikidata.

Comments are requested at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject. Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:48, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Content Translation beta feature will be enabled on 21 April 2015[change | change source]

Hello, Content Translation will be enabled as a beta-feature in the Simple English Wikipedia on 21 April, 2015. It is currently available on for testing translation. You need to create a new account for this wiki as it is currently not covered by the central authentication system. Once logged in please enable the beta-feature to see the tool. You can translate from any article in the available source languages. Please let us know your comments and feedback through the Content Translation talk page or Phabricator. Thank you.--Runa Bhattacharjee (talk) 09:53, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

As a personal comment, please make sure that you stay within our rules for Simple English. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:05, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
Amazing that we've been asked whether we actually want/need that. For my taste it is rather rude to implement such a feature and so to use this project as test ground without consulting the community before. -Barras talk 20:06, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
My apologies if it sounded that way. The reason we generally do a pre-announcement is to make sure that we are aware of concerns or special information we may not know of otherwise. We have had some discussions during Wikimania 2014 (I cannot recall names at this point, sorry) about simplewiki being able to leverage the tool, possibly even better than some other languages. We already provide simple as a source so that people can translate from it. Please feel to let us know if there are any specific things we ought to be aware of. Essentially, nothing would change unless a user enables the beta-feature. Thanks.--Runa Bhattacharjee (talk) 10:33, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Color list on color articles[change | change source]

I strongly recommend you to use the table instead of a chart to show color shades. Here's an example.

From this (the chart) :

Light Bubbles (Bubbles Light) ( Color List) (Hex: #F5FFFF) (RGB: 245, 255, 255)
Bubbles ( Color List) (Hex: #E7FEFF) (RGB: 231, 254, 255)
Beau Blue (Plochere) (Hex: #BCD4E6) (RGB: 188, 212, 230)
BABY BLUE ( (Baby Blue) (Maerz and Paul) (Hex: #89CFF0) (RGB: 137, 207, 240)
Baby Blue Eyes (Plochere) (Hex: #A1CAF1) (RGB: 161, 202, 241)
Little Boy Blue (Pantone TPX 16-4132) (Hex: #6CA0DC) (RGB: 108, 160, 220)

To this (the table) :

Name Color HEX Code Red Green Blue Hue Sat Lum Source
Light Bubbles #F5FFFF 245 255 255 180* 100% 98% Color List
Bubbles #E7FEFF 231 254 255 183* 100% 95% Color List
Beau Blue #BCD4E6 182 212 230 246* 46% 82% Plochere
Baby Blue #89CFF0 137 207 240 199* 77% 74%
Baby Blue Eyes #A1CAF1 161 202 241 209* 74% 79% Plochere
Little Boy Blue #6CA0DC 108 160 220 212* 62% 64% Pantone TPX 16-4132

The table is better since it's sortable and has HSL information. I have little to no time to come here. That's why I hadn't been editing Wikipedia. I came here today and saw that Ruby (color) was a new color article created using a chart rather than a table. That's why I posted this notice. I stopped editing since I became busy with other things and the charts needing to be changed became longer. Since I finished about 3/5s the articles, I want you to finish the rest. --Toran107 (talk) 02:14, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Personally, I think this advice is excellent, but I see En wiki has yet another system, which has the virtue of saving space. I hope other editors take the time to think about it. Macdonald-ross (talk) 14:11, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Nominations are being accepted for 2015 Wikimedia Foundation elections[change | change source]

This is a message from the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee. Translations are available.

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I am pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections. This year the Board and the FDC Staff are looking for a diverse set of candidates from regions and projects that are traditionally under-represented on the board and in the movement as well as candidates with experience in technology, product or finance. To this end they have published letters describing what they think is needed and, recognizing that those who know the community the best are the community themselves, the election committee is accepting nominations for community members you think should run and will reach out to those nominated to provide them with information about the job and the election process.

This year, elections are being held for the following roles:

Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the decision-making body that is ultimately responsible for the long term sustainability of the Foundation, so we value wide input into its selection. There are three positions being filled. More information about this role can be found at the board elections page.

Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC)
The Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) makes recommendations about how to allocate Wikimedia movement funds to eligible entities. There are five positions being filled. More information about this role can be found at the FDC elections page.

Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) Ombud
The FDC Ombud receives complaints and feedback about the FDC process, investigates complaints at the request of the Board of Trustees, and summarizes the investigations and feedback for the Board of Trustees on an annual basis. One position is being filled. More information about this role can be found at the FDC Ombudsperson elections page.

The candidacy submission phase lasts from 00:00 UTC April 20 to 23:59 UTC May 5 for the Board and from 00:00 UTCApril 20 to 23:59 UTC April 30 for the FDC and FDC Ombudsperson. This year, we are accepting both self-nominations and nominations of others. More information on this election and the nomination process can be found on the 2015 Wikimedia elections page on Meta-Wiki.

Please feel free to post a note about the election on your project's village pump. Any questions related to the election can be posted on the talk page on Meta, or sent to the election committee's mailing list, board-elections -at-

On behalf of the Elections Committee,
-Gregory Varnum (User:Varnent)
Coordinator, 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee

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