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COVID-19 pandemic data[edit]

Hi. Do you know if there are other editors who are able to update this template every day? In previous months, more people edited that template regularly. LSGH (talk) (contributions) 06:22, 8 July 2021 (UTC)[]

LSGH: I don't think there will be ever as many users involved as in early 2020. The interest has naturally decreased, and since most of us are not under full lockdown anymore, there's probably no more people dedicated full time to this task (it used to be the case). We might need some semi-automated tools to be able to keep up with updates with less manual effort. I'm giving a try to updating a script I wrote last year to notify about updates. I'll come back to you if anything useful comes out of it. MarioGom (talk) 06:58, 8 July 2021 (UTC)[]
Thanks. Just take your time :) It's already becoming more tedious to do the updates as less people are involved. Hopefully, we could get some more help there. It is not beneficial if only one person is trying to update the template all by himself at the expense of others. LSGH (talk) (contributions) 15:00, 8 July 2021 (UTC)[]
There is no available script yet, but I do not know how at least one other person can determine what time several countries are publishing their daily figures. Almost every day, he tries to be the first person to update those countries. I do not know why he thinks that updates need to be made "on time". Updates have already become less meaningful. LSGH (talk) (contributions) 03:50, 7 August 2021 (UTC)[]
There is an ongoing effort to implement automated updates to this template, but I do not know how much progress is being made here and here. It might take a while before the content of the template is replaced. Also, consensus and a BRFA would also be needed when the replacement is ready. Some of the few editors who were still updating the template regularly seem to have already left the topic area. In the meantime, are there any other ways to make manual editing easier? LSGH (talk) (contributions) 02:58, 5 September 2021 (UTC)[]
LSGH: I've been playing around with this, but I have nothing quite ready yet. I'm a bit skeptical about using ourworldindata as the source for every figure. It's a good source, but we'd probably need a way to introduce manual exceptions based on other reliable sources. MarioGom (talk) 10:17, 5 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Retaining the manual sources is doable, but it would likely take much longer to do. Currently, TolBot updates the data subpage once every day, though I do not know yet how it will use data from sources other than OWID. LSGH (talk) (contributions) 10:33, 5 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Edits made on Wikipedia in Health Professions Education page[edit]

Hi MarioGom,

Thank you for fixing/reverting the changes I made to the template on the Wikipedia in Health Professions Education project page. I thought that section was local to the page and not shared. I am sorry about that and glad you fixed it.

I was trying to remove the "Meet the Participants" box and also do some styling throughout that project page especially the main page title and the section titles.

Would you be able to point me to a resource that could help me with that? Is there a way to create a local template specific to that page?

Thank you again for all of your help! Dougdraws (talk) 22:46, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Dougdraws: Unfortunately, {{Load WikiProject Modules}} does not allow such fine tuning. If you need more customization, you'll need to rework the page without it. You can see some examples at Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red or Wikipedia:WikiProject Conservatism. If you try to do so, you will be better off trying in a sandbox first: Wikipedia:Wikipedia in Health Professions Education/sandbox. MarioGom (talk) 16:28, 14 August 2021 (UTC)[]
MarioGom: Thank you again for all of your help. I really appreciate the resources. (talk) 21:22, 14 August 2021 (UTC)[]

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September 2021 at Women in Red[edit]

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Women poets Wikidata lists (by continent)[edit]

Hi and thank you for your offer of assistance on SPARQL/Listeria queries that are hanging me up! Very new to this and am grateful for guidance. I successfully made some country and a couple of region lists (listed under “Poets by country of citizenship or region” at: WP:WikiProject_Women_in_Red/Redlist_index#Occupation_and_country), but for Asia and Africa it looks like it needs to be the whole continent (North and West Africa put together would have fewer than 100 names, for instance), and I’m have trouble swapping in a continent name for region—I’m sure you know the problem but it is opaque to me. If it’s convenient for you at some point, might you show me how to make, say, this Latin America list, but for Africa? And if you notice any other ways what I’ve done could be improved, I’m all ears. Thank you so much. Innisfree987 (talk) 23:28, 30 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Hi Innisfree987: countries have the property continent (P30), which you can set to Africa (Q15). For example: MarioGom (talk) 07:41, 31 August 2021 (UTC)[]
Aha! Thank you so much, that sure is the bit I couldn’t figure out! Much obliged. Innisfree987 (talk) 15:28, 31 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Page protection[edit]

Hey Mario! Given recent events, I think it might be a good idea to semiprotect your talk page and talk archives for a bit. Would you be ok with that? --Blablubbs (talk) 19:55, 12 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Blablubbs: Sure. Thank you for taking care of it! MarioGom (talk) 19:58, 12 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Sure thing. Johnuniq already protected archive 1 for a year, I gave 2 and 3 a one month semi, and 1 week for your main talk page. Please give me a ping if this needs extending. --Blablubbs (talk) 20:06, 12 September 2021 (UTC)[]

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New Page Patrol newsletter September 2021[edit]

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New Page Review queue September 2021

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Editor of the Week[edit]

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KevinL submitted the following nomination for Editor of the Week:

I am very proud to nominate MarioGom to be the next Editor of the Week. A multi-faceted writer, MarioGom's 50+ article creations (such as Murder of Miquel Grau) include both translations and original writing. But it's on the administrative side of Wikipedia where they really shine: MarioGom is an absolutely invaluable contributor at WP:SPI, where they are primarily responsible for rooting out dozens of the most sophisticated UPE socks that Wikipedia has ever experienced. MarioGom is one of the most dedicated editors I know and is a model Editor of the Week.

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A multi-faceted writer with over 50 article creations which include translations and original writing. An absolutely invaluable contributor at sockpuppet investigations where they are primarily responsible for rooting out dozens of the most sophisticated UPE socks that Wikipedia has ever experienced. One of the most dedicated editors and a model Editor of the Week.
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Thanks again for your efforts! ―Buster7  13:23, 20 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Thank you Buster7, and thank you L235 for the nomination! MarioGom (talk) 18:22, 20 September 2021 (UTC)[]

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Re: Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Frost_joyce[edit]

I just came accross this SPI-- I remember sending an email related to this case to paid-en-wp(at) in late June that I honestly forgot about until earlier today. Interesting how the evidence backed up some of my suspicions, and furthermore it was just the tip of the iceberg to the long list of names there. Outstanding work. SpencerT•C 05:49, 24 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Potentially one other that could be added to the SPI case (hasn't edited in a while however): User:Paultimothyjones714, who stopped editing immediately after a COI allegation was made on their talk page. SpencerT•C 06:04, 24 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Spencer: Thanks for the info! Paultimothyjones714 was already in the initial report. Unfortunately, most accounts are not actionable because they are stale. But at least current activity is more or less disrupted and it's now easier to find new accounts. MarioGom (talk) 07:34, 24 September 2021 (UTC)[]