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Wikipedia has many thousands of wikilinks which point to disambiguation pages. It would be useful to readers if these links directed them to the specific pages of interest, rather than making them search through a list. Members of WikiProject Disambiguation have been working on this and the total number is now below 20,000 for the first time. Some of these links require specialist knowledge of the topics concerned and therefore it would be great if you could help in your area of expertise.

A list of the relevant links on pages which fall within the remit of this wikiproject can be found at

Please take a few minutes to help make these more useful to our readers.— Rod talk 18:51, 3 December 2017 (UTC)


I am writing regarding the page Info-metrics. The article has been tagged for WP:Notability. I have added several relevant journal articles and textbooks to the article's talk page. The editor who originally tagged the article contends that he does not have the expertise to evaluate the sources. I request help from this project. Arnob (talk) 18:26, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Off by two orders of magnitude?

Your feedback is requested at Talk:Gender dysphoria#Off by two orders of magnitude?. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 11:37, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Distribution-free maximum likelihood for binary responses and other goodies

Could someone have a look at these four more or less recently created articles:

To an utter layman like me, they all look somewhat related, but I'm not able to even venture understanding them, let alone thinking about a selective merger. Pinging Smmurphy who's been involved with two of them. – Uanfala (talk) 22:59, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

I am 100% behind deleting them. The user who created them (User:Carolineneil) did so in a research project that resulted in a lot of problems. In that project, they created pages based on the subject headings in popular econometrics textbooks and the titles of recent major econometrics papers, I think. While the subjects themselves are verifiable, not OR, and non-POV, the articles do not, in my opinion, represent a genuine attempt to improve the encyclopedia and they don't really represent an net plust for the encyclopedia. Carolineneil was banned in this discussion[1], and deleting much of their work was endorsed in various discussions, including [2]. I went through the statistics/econometrics articles and proposed a few for merger, hoping that would get more eyes on the problem. I've never submitted an article for AfD, but would be happy to support deleting most/all of them. Smmurphy(Talk) 14:55, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
Also noting Carolineneil's three other drafts:
Draft:Truncated Normal Hurdle Model
Draft:Duration models with multiple spells
Draft:Estimating The Peer Effect in A Network Model
Leaving for this project's members to decide what to do with them. – Uanfala (talk) 18:49, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

looking for contributing speakers for JSM2018 (vancouver) -by 9 jan 2018!

Hello, I apologize for the lateness of this submission but I am going to the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) 2018 in Vancouver and wanted to submit a topic-contributed session that involves statistics, communication, and wikipedia. One speaker will present on the importance of graphical literacy and outline the wikipedia article she would like to create; I would be presenting on statistical literacy for scientists and how important this is for wikipedia editing as well as general statistics; and we would like to have someone from this group present to encourage the JSM audience to contribute to Wikipedia - to improve their own stats literacy and communication (continuing professional development), to provide service to their community and the wider community beyond statistics and practice (service), and even to do some scholarship (even though authorship is difficult to claim in Wikipedia, and "citations" are hard to justify if others can edit your work. Sponsoring groups for the session would be the ASA Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE - which I chair) and possibly the section on teaching statistics, so it is important for each session to include discussion of how engagement with this project (editing/promoting statistics on Wikipedia) can fulfill the ethical obligation to help statisticians and others communicate with data more clearly, and/or how editing for Wikipedia can support teaching and learning. If you're interested, please let me (Rochelle Tractenberg) know *ASAP* since the proposal is due 11 Jan 2018!

rotrac 21:44, 7 January 2018 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rotrac (talkcontribs)

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