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Timeless skin review by Force Radical

In development
  • Submission: User:Force Radical/Durga Puja
  • Submission type: Opinion
  • Author: Force Radical
  • Discussion:
    This piece is about the new skin Timeless which I used for quite some days, liked this and then wrote a reveiw today. This work is incomplete and may have to be recreated or reworked if needed.Also pinging:IsarraLegoktm as they are completely in they don't know about this idea that I had — FR+ 10:06, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

Repinging — FR+ 10:06, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

  • Bri-Could you do another pass, I just added some more text and I feel its finally done now(I have put down all my thoughts on paper)Face-smile.svg — FR+ 08:00, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Second copyedit YesY Bri

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Discussion here is archived after the publication of each issue

Proposed next issue date: 6 March 2018 - Evad37 [talk] 14:57, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

  • Sorry I haven't been around for a week or so. But I'm back now. Evad37 do we have a plan for the next issue? Eddie891 Talk Work 14:39, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
    • Welcome back. Assuming we can keep to a two-week schedule, the next issue should be 6 March 2018. - Evad37 [talk] 14:53, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Evad37: will there be a tech report? Eddie891 Talk Work 18:12, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Evad37 Could we update the expected publication date? In case it is more than a week away at this point, I would consider pulling "Recent research" into this issue, instead of aiming at the next as envisaged earlier. Thanks! Regards, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 06:18, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
@Tbayer (WMF): If you want to start it, I can copyedit today or Thursday (Pacific time). ☆ Bri (talk) 18:54, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks Bri, but we always need a week or so runway to solicit contributions (give potential reviewers enough time for their writeups after we send out the invite highlighting new papers to cover). It looks like we will need to keep it to the next issue - hope it will still come out this month. Regards, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 04:01, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Review requested I recently started a new Wikimedia job at a university. I am conflicted about self promotion but I also recognize that it is important to report precedent and seek community support and collaboration from anyone who might be in a similar position or want to partner. I posted a blurb about my position at Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Next issue/News and notes and while I did that I also tried to draft some news of broader interest. I would appreciate any third party being direct in passing judgement on the issue of whether people like me should self-report Wikipedia / Wikimedia jobs and projects in this publication. Aside from that the general news story needs a review. Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:57, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
  • SchreiberBike: If you have the time, there are several features in need of copyediting. Eddie891 Talk Work 14:05, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, but not now. I've sent you an email.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  14:48, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Bri: Can we look into publishing today or tomorrow. That'll leave time for Barbara (WVS) to make an April Fools humor, and for Tbayer (WMF) and company to write a recent research (next publication could be ~March 25. Eddie891 Talk Work 13:44, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
I can't do the April Fool's humor and very disappointed about that. I will be more available for the next issue. Best Regards, Barbara    18:25, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
Wish I could just say "yes", but I don't have the publishing tools. ☆ Bri (talk) 14:25, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
Would you object if I request for the tools for you on your behalf? I really think we need a 'co-editor-in-chief'. Are you willing to do that? Eddie891 Talk Work 16:16, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Article status

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Irregular articles

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News and notes

  • Title YesY
  • Blurb YesY
  • Copyedit YesY Bri

In the media

In progress
  • Title YesY
  • Blurb YesY
  • Needs copyedit

Discussion report

Not started

WikiProject report

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Featured content

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  • Title YesY
  • Blurb YesY
  • Featured List verbiage YesY Bri
  • Needs CE

Arbitration report

  • Title YesY
  • Blurb YesY
  • Needs Copyedit YesY

Traffic report

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  • Blurb YesY
  • Needs copyedit

Technology report

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Recent research


We're going back to the usual monthly schedule for this, i.e. will skip this issue in favor of the next one later this month. But if someone wants to start working on the draft already or call dibs on something from the todo list of papers to cover, feel free to do so! Regards, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 06:13, 2 March 2018 (UTC)


Seriously, I think this humour article is done. Barbara (WVS)   

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WikipediaSignpostIcon.svg For more on Signpost administration see our coordination guidelines (being revised, see here for more current information).
Task User Backup / previous user
Editor-in-chief Evad37 Pete Forsyth
Editor emeritus Go Phightins!
Content editors
News (open) Tony1, Milowent, Pete Forsyth
Features (open)
Editorial (open)
Humour Barbara (WVS)
Special reports and interlanguage desk Tony1
Publication editors
Publication manager
Design editor (open)
Social media coordinator (open)
Copy editor see below Montanabw


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Feature Contributing writer(s) Backup / previous writer(s)
News and notesR Peteforsyth, Tony1, Go Phightins!
In the mediaR Milowent, Peteforsyth, 3family6
WikiProject reportRD Megalibrarygirl
Discussion reportR Esquivalience
Featured contentR Eddie891 Armbrust
Arbitration reportR Bri GamerPro64
Technology reportR Evad37
Traffic report Serendipodous, Milowent, EllenCT, EllenCT, JFG
Recent research
(last issue of each month)
Tbayer (WMF) In collaboration with the Wikimedia Research Newsletter.
Humour Barbara Page
Copy-editors Barbara Page (proofreader) Montanabw, Bri
Other writers (open)
  • EllenCT (Traffic, Tech, Discussion, CEing)

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