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Nominating two subpages for deletion.

Hello. I may new new to this WikiProject, but I've taken the liberty of cleaning up some of the more obvious cobwebs here. Along those lines, I've nominated two subpages for deletion:

It seems there is no clear reason to keep these pages, and they only confuse newcomers like me. I also cleaned up the Wikipedia:WikiProject Libraries/Members page and fixed some syntax on Wikipedia:WikiProject Libraries/Resources. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Libraries/Assessment looks fairly current, as does the main page, but I haven't reviewed them in detail.

The Wikipedia:WikiProject Libraries/Introduction page looks like it could use a little updating and improvement, as it seems to be aimed at librarians, rather than new Wikipedians who are new to this WikiProject. What should a newcommer know about working with this project??

Comments and suggestions are, of course, welcome. Thanks!

LibraryGeek (talk) 09:31, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

Good suggestions. Those haven't been used in forever, at least not while I've been a part of this project. Looks like the writing guide will delete, but if the other is marked historical (a good suggestion by someone voting there) we should at least remove it from the header bar as it serves basically no purpose. SEMMENDINGER (talk) 21:21, 5 October 2018 (UTC)
Agreed. I've gone ahead and removed both pages from the "tabs" subpage that forms the header. At this point the pages are effectively orphaned, and the question of deletion is more academic than anything. LibraryGeek (talk) 07:12, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

Invitation to discuss improvements

Folks ... as you may have seen, I've started a bit of a clean-up of these pages, and am starting to take a closer look at the Introduction and the remaining WikiProject Libraries pages in general. I invite you go share your thoughts and ideas at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Libraries/Introduction. Thanks.

LibraryGeek (talk) 08:42, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

Featured quality source review RFC

Editors in this WikiProject may be interested in the featured quality source review RFC that has been ongoing. It would change the featured article candidate process (FAC) so that source reviews would need to occur prior to any other reviews for FAC. Your comments are appreciated. --IznoRepeat (talk) 21:47, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Requested move

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Oriental Institute, Oxford that may need your input. Please come and help. Thank you in advance! Paine Ellsworth, ed.  put'r there  19:47, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for the heads up! SEMMENDINGER (talk) 20:56, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
Pleasure! Paine  


We have about 70 pages sorted as NA class according to our assessment qualities. They are almost exclusively redirects. In past projects I've simply deleted all the WP:LIB banners from these pages, but before I continue doing this would love to get a second opinion. SEMMENDINGER (talk) 14:17, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

There does seem to be some inconsistency on this matter that I'd like to look further into. On our Assessment page, we define Redirect as a valid class value, but looking at the code, it doesn't seem to be implemented. I have seen other projects where it is implemented, via |QUALITY_SCALE = subpage, where our template uses |QUALITY_SCALE = extended. It would seem to be relatively simple to implement a /class subpage. This also affects Class=Draft. It appears there was a change in how the quality scale is implemented (from standard to extended to subpage), but we didn't update to that new scheme. I think the "correct" answer is to update our banner. I lean towards making more information available rather than hiding it. Since the new class values appear to be automatic, it would seem to be well worth updating to take advantage of them. Give me a few days to look into this and make it happen. LibraryGeek (talk) 00:24, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Hm, I guess I like your point about making the information more available. I just hope this doesn't result in retroactively marking all redirect pages as such, but rather update currently incorrect pages to reflect they are indeed a redirect if they've already been tagged. If you want to go ahead and make that category be my guest, if not it only takes a couple seconds and I've done it a few times before - just let me know :) SEMMENDINGER (talk) 00:27, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
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