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CZ:Approval Announcements/2007

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November 22, 2007

Competition policy is approved.

November 17, 2007

Microeconomics is approved.

November 16, 2007

Civil society is approved.

November 7, 2007

Symphony is approved.

October 29th, 2007

Symphony has been nominated for approval.

October 8, 2007

Demographic transition and Fertility (demography) are approved.

October 2, 2007

Theodor Lohmann is approved.

September 14, 2007

Barnardius zonarius is approved.

September 6th, 2007

Biology has just been nominated for reapproval.

September 5th, 2007

Nathanael greene.jpg Nathanael Greene is now approved!

August 27th, 2007

Is there a biology editor in the house willing to nominate Barnardius_zonarius? Its primary author would like to know!

August 19th, 2007

Pencil sketch of King Edward I (Edward 'the Longshanks') of England

Edward I has been approved. Kudos to the authors and the history workgroup!

August 18th, 2007

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Butler is approved! This is the Sociology Workgroup's first approved article. Stop on by the article and give it a read.

August 5th, 2007

Spotlight on Developing Articles

  • First well developed law article: Concurrent use registration, a specialty topic in trademark law, was developed by its Wikipedia contributor, who brought it here and then made considerable further progress. Is there a lawyer in the house? Or a law professor? This article awaits an editor.
    • ...still (and please note, its Wikipedia contributor is a trademark lawyer).

July 18, 2007

Gaius Iulius Caesar (name) has been nominated for approval in the Classics Workgroup.

  • now approved.

July 5, 2007

DNA has been re-nominated for approval.

UPDATE: Now APPROVED. Congratulations to the Biology and Chemistry Workgroups for a tremendous effort here!

July 2, 2007

Sir John Franklin was a British sea captain and Arctic explorer whose final expedition disappeared while attempting to chart and navigate the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic.
Shirley Chisholm was the first African-American woman to run for President of the United States.

The History Workgroup has three fascinating new Approval nominations, from three quite different historical eras -- a medieval visionary, a pioneering African-American politician, and a famously lost Arctic explorer. Check out Joan of Arc, Shirley Chisholm, and John Franklin. At the same time, the The Military Workgroup and the Politics Workgroup have a new entry on Terrorism which deserves everybody's consideration.

Congratulations to the History, Military, and Politics workgroups!!!


June 22, 2007

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Two new To approve articles on the discoverers of germs that eat other germs.

David Tribe 23:54, 21 June 2007 (CDT) (Writing in down-under time, which is is ahead of America!)


Congratulations to the Biology Workgroup!

June 12, 2007

DNA article has been nominated.


  • The History and the Architecture workgroup's Crystal Palace - spectacular summary of a spectacular building and its role in its era.
UPDATE: now APPROVED
  • The Biology workgroup's nascent effort to polish a WP article written by several wikipedians including some citizens- DNA. We have 2 weeks to get this one into shape, and so it's likely to go though some changes and transformations. It needs your attentions, and that request goes out with special emphasis to the chemists, biochemists, and molecular biologists among us. Not an expert? Let those who are know what this article lacks. What do you want to know about DNA that you wish it would tell you? Update: Now APPROVED
A Roman tropaeum with a carnyx
© VRoma (Used by permission)
  • Have you ever felt the urge to toot on a carnyx, fiddle with a crwth, or sing a 'barbaric song'? If so, have a look at Ancient Celtic music, a remarkable entry on the music of the Celts long long before the traditional jigs and reels they're known for today. It's the first nominated entry from the Music workgroup, and it's definitely worth a look (and a listen!).
UPDATE: now APPROVED as of June 15.

June 5, 2007

One of the great Sphinxes that once guarded the entrance to the Palace, January 2002. The Sphinxes have since been cleaned and partially repaired. (photo by Russell A. Potter)


Crystal Palace has been nominated for approval.

May 29, 2007

A vacation lull has struck (as much as a lull ever strikes) -especially concerning our Mathematics editors. That's a shame, really, because we have a math article that looks very ready for a nomination.

May 29, 2007

Newly Approved Articles

May 25, 2007

1849 depiction of the search for the Passage from the Illustrated London News
Northwest Passage has been approved! Congratulations to the History Workgroup and all others who have made this such a fantastically informative article. Awesome work!

May 24, 2007

Bacteriophage is newly approved today - by the Biology Workgroup. Congratulations on an excellent article!

  • Ancient Celtic music is worth everyone's attention. Is there an editor out there who can nominate this article and bring it to approval?

There are a number of pretty wonderful articles that are in need of editors in History for nomination and work towards approval.Here are a few:

Who is this man?](a) Mr. Gaspee (b) Mr.Greeley (c) Mr. Clay

History


May 22, 2007

Newly Approved Articles

Congratulations Health Sciences workgroup!


Where is this desolate scene? Find out at Northwest Passage!

Articles newly nominated for approval :


  • Evaluations invited for both articles. Copyedits welcome. Please put comments as far as content changes on discussion page.



"To Approve" Template needs revision

Language on the template is an error, and a new template is needed. There is no “instantaneous" approval with 4 editors. I ask templates be submitted here, on the approvals notice board please. We need actual templates, rather than suggestions for templates, on this page. Thank you, Nancy Sculerati 06:42, 22 May 2007 (CDT)








May 17, 2007

Bacteria have parasites too! Learn more in Bacteriophage.

Articles newly nominated for approval :


  • Evaluations invited for both articles. Copyedits welcome. Please put comments as far as content changes on discussion page.
  • Remember, if you are an editor in either the biology workgroup (Bacteriophage) or the health sciences workgroup (Contraception-medical methods) and you have strong objections to the article in your workgroup, such that you think approval should not be granted: you are obligated to state these on the talk page to keep our process operating properly. If these objections remain as approval nears, you have the option of removing the approval template and stopping approval. This is a step that should not be taken lightly, but is the right thing to do over making a comment, as a workgroup editor, that you disagree with approval and leaving it at that (as has occurred in other articles before approval.)

Developed articles that need editors to begin the approval process


There is currently a discussion about the approvals process going on at CZ_Talk:Approval_Process. Be part of it!


May 15, 2007

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There are newly approved articles to announce, and a new category of article to talk about, as well. That sort of article is a Gallery, and like with most things at Citizendium beta, is still loose in the details. That means - your input is needed.

Newly Approved Articles

  • The lead article for the Literature Workgroup, Literature has now been approved.

Congratulations are due to all concerned. Every one of these articles is a real asset to CZ and a fine accomplishment.

Now, about that gallery. The article Tux had a gallery associated with it, which is an article in the main space that had all the images, as well as some discussion about them. This "article" was also nominated for approval - but when it came time to do that- it was noted that everything in this article was essentially already in Tux, and that the editor (Robert Tito) who had put up the approval nomination template ("to approve") had also made note in the discussion that maybe this was better not a separate article, with separate approval, after all. What to do? Now, in the case of Biology there was also a gallery generated. This kind of an "accessory page" is useful for some articles. There is also usefullness to freezing a version and so we went ahead with approval- but as a gallery, rather than as an article. Chris Day and Matt Innis were instrumental in helping me carry this out, and devising the process. A discussion is on Matt's talk page. There is still work to do on figuring out the mechanics of a template (please see that discussion).

This brings up the Approval Process, what it means, and how it is carried out. Expect a discussion here on the Approvals notice Board about that in the next days. In preparation for that review of Approvals- illustrated by actual cases, I would appreciate view points and questions, as well as (sigh) criticisms, to be put on my talk page, so that these can be incorporated. Nancy Sculerati 12:27, 15 May 2007 (CDT)

May 10, 2007

Spotlight on Developing Articles

  • A history article, Northwest_Passage, is quite nearly complete, quite interesting — and beautifully illustrated, to boot! Who has the expertise to vet this article as editor?

May 8, 2007

Newly approved articles:
The prime number 11 illustrated with square tiles. 12 squares can be arranged into a rectangle with sides of length 3 and 4, so 12 is not a prime number. There is no way to form a full rectangle more than one square wide with 11 squares, so 11 is a prime number.

The big news this Tuesday is our 2 newly approved articles: Complex number and Prime number. These are the first mathematics articles ever nominated for approval!

   
CZ:Workgroups#Natural_Sciences

Like the first Biology articles, these articles likely need copyediting and the nominating editors can contact me to effect these.Nancy Sculerati 08:49, 8 May 2007 (CDT)

  • Like the first Biology article, there seems to be discussion that a line or two is not accurate, or at least well stated, in one of the articles. Is this a copyedit? No, but if 3 editors can quickly agree to fix it, a version 1.1. of a "glitched' newly approved article can be up within 24 hours.

Congratulations Mathematics Workgroup!

Just as no book was ever published (to my knowlege anyway) without need for an erratum or copyedit (if a reader looked closely enough), these articles are a real accomplishment on the part of co-operative effort to synthesize a good article on the wiki - but, as newly frozen articles are likely to be imperfect.

  • Hopefully, editors will soon reach consensus on copyedits, and the workgroup will look over both articles for any outstanding issues to be QUICKLY corrected.
  • Other changes, and further development of each article, will - of course- continue on the draft pages and all are welcome to author there.
  • Now that the Mathematics group has learned how it's done, we look forward to many more articles from you.
Articles newly nominated for approval:
   
CZ:Workgroups#Humanities

In the Literature Workgroup- the lead article: Literature is due for approval on May 10. Discussion and correction is welcome. If no Literature editor removes the template, or asks that the date be extended, approval will occur on May 10.

   
CZ:Workgroups#Applied Arts and Sciences

In the Media Workgroup: Telephone Newspaper is due for approval on May 11.

WHICH version gets approved?

The template for nominating an approved version point to a version, at the same time the draft is modified up until approval. How does the Constabulary know which version to approve? I call on the constabulary to answer here, please. Nancy Sculerati

Keep in mind that the constable doesn't actually approve articles, only editors may do this. The constable only performs the mechanics of protecting the pages and setting up the draft versions. When the editor points to a version on the ToApprove template, that is the version that the constable performs the mechanics of approval and protects. Any edits made after the version that the editor pointed to will only be included in the new Draft version, not the Approved version. So technically, once an editor nominates a version for approval, authors may continue to work without being part of the approval process. Keep in mind that the approving editor (or editors) may update the version at any time before the "date to be approved" to include those new changes. So, when the the date of approval arrives, the constable performs the mechanics upon the version that the ToApprove template is pointing to on that day. --Matt Innis (Talk) 14:06, 8 May 2007 (CDT)

What's the answer, then? It depends on the specific article and on communication between the nominating editor(s) and the constable approving the version - that's the answer. For the upcoming Literature article, for example, e-mails to the editor that nominated the article for approval may resolve any controversy over which version. Unless the template is changed to point to a new version,- or removed altogether by an editor in that workgroup-, when the approval date comes, it is the version pointed to by the template that the constable will approve. What if new incorporations in the draft would make it a better article? Well, then the article can be approved again- a new version, using the same rules that produced the first approval. Generally, however, if modifications between approved versions are minor, and the nominating editor(s) ask the constable for a short approval time between nomination and approval (like 24 hours) that will be granted.Nancy Sculerati



May 3, 2007

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This Thursday we'd like to focus on developing articles that require editors' and authors' attention.

   
CZ:Workgroups#Humanities
Literature

The lead article in the Literature Workgroup is coming along beautifully. Are there Literature editors out there who have not yet applied for Editorship? Granted, it's a steep hurdle for qualifications - but if you have a Ph D in Literature or related fields, please e-mail personnel@citizendium.org. This is an important article that is on the verge of blossoming. Eyes wanted.

All interested editors, authors and readers, please see Literature.

UPDATE: Now approved.

New medium of the last "turn of the century": Telephone Newspaper

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It's an obscure topic, true- but a fascinating one! Telephone Newspaper is a window into the past development of journalism in electronic media - albeit very low voltage electronic media. Is this article properly classified as to workgoup? It certainly seems that nomination for approval should be the next step by the editor(s) who can perform due diligence and verify accuracy. Will it languish, fully formed, for want of approval?

Where is its nominating editor?

Telephone Newspaper awaits you!

UPDATE: Now approved.

Here's one we have the editors for; getting this article into shape for approval nomination requires meeting a different sort of challenge. This article is inter-disciplinary to its core, at least among the sciences, including social sciences, and — it's in the workgroup — philosophy, too.

  • Can there be a swarm of authors and editors that buzz this one into high polish?
  • Or will it continue its tradition of being one of Citizendium's magnets for contention ?

Scientific method is developed, and has been developing — as well as been deconstructed — for a very long time.

Now is the time for all good men and women to review:

SCIENTIFIC METHOD


Articles newly nominated for approval:
   
CZ:Workgroups#Natural_Sciences

Two mathematics articles are now up for approval: Complex number and Prime number. These are the first mathematics articles ever nominated for approval! I've copied the nominating editor's remarks from the Forums below: Note that these articles can still be improved before the approval takes hold on Sunday, May 6. In particular, a few sections were rearranged or moved to other articles recently, so the current version probably doesn't flow as well as it used to from section to section. But also there are several comments on their discussion pages that haven't been addressed yet; while many of them can wait for the future, we might as well try to get as good a first version approved as we can. So be bold! Greg Martin


no new articles have been approved in the last two days

May 1, 2007

Articles newly nominated for approval:
   
CZ:Workgroups#Natural_Sciences

Two mathematics articles are now up for approval: Complex number and Prime number. These are the first mathematics articles ever nominated for approval! I've copied the nominating editor's remarks from the Forums below: Note that these articles can still be improved before the approval takes hold on Sunday, May 6. In particular, a few sections were rearranged or moved to other articles recently, so the current version probably doesn't flow as well as it used to from section to section. But also there are several comments on their discussion pages that haven't been addressed yet; while many of them can wait for the future, we might as well try to get as good a first version approved as we can. So be bold! Greg Martin

Newly Approved Articles:
   
CZ:Workgroups#Humanities

Our very first History articles to be approved!

CONGRATULATIONS!!

April 27, 2007

This announcement is for the wiki hackers among us: the skin for Approved articles needs a facial.

What's needed? (All registered users should feel free to add to & edit this list)

  • Approved articles need a look that tells the user that he or she is reading an approved article
  • A conventional means of indicating important facts (such as: nominating editor, date approved, list of approving editors) is also needed
  • A clear disclaimer

What's been said so far?

Here are threads on the forum that all deserve our attention (please add to these):

  • Re: Proof versions of articles« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2007, 04:43:23 PM »[1]
  • Should there be a Group Approval Template? [2]

Here are current pages on Citizendium that have to do with Approval templates:

Invitation to link sandbox trials here

(To make your own sandbox page, edit your user page and create a link to the sandbox page as if it already existed, like this: [[User:Nancy_Sculerati/Sandbox]]. After completing the edit, you'll see the red link; just click on the red link to start the new page. Any author can create a page anywhere in the same way. -- as per Pat Palmer)

Perhaps drafts of templates and styles for approved articles might be linked here?


April 26, 2007

Developing articles that need editors to nominate them for approval (or indicate what is needed before such nomination can be made):

Copying Jason's post from the Forums [3]: I have a favor to ask of the History Workgroup. The article First Punic War appears high on Google searches. It has been steadily climibing, currently 10 to 12 in rank on a search for first punic war. If this article can be pushed along to approved status, this would be good PR. -Jason Potkanski Tech Lead


April 24, 2007

Our first of the Tuesday Night Rundowns on approved articles begins! Our first set of announcements is itself an "announcement of firsts".


Developing articles that need editors to nominate them for approval (or indicate what is needed before such nomination can be made):

Calling Mathematics editors to review:

These are candidates for our first Mathematics articles for nomination. Where are our editors?


Articles newly nominated for approval:
Humanities
   
CZ:Workgroups#Humanities

Our very first History articles to be nominated!


Just Approved Articles

   
CZ:Workgroups#Applied Arts and Sciences
  • Infant colic Our very first Health Sciences article to be approved!


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