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See the discussion. Without more people weighing in, I can't say what the consensus will be, but it might be that I need to write a dramatically different blurb, depending on whether there's an image or not. If so, that would mean that it's important never to pull an image in the last few days before the article runs. Would that restriction work for you? - Dank (push to talk) 22:44, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

Dan It wouldn't work for Wikipedia.
Such edits are best avoided when feasible, but certain unforseen circumstances (such as copyright issues) can leave us with no choice but to pull an image. Unfortunately, this tends to occur during or shortly before its appearance on the main page, due to the increased number of eyes.
Regardless, I can't see the "write longer blurbs" proposal gaining much traction (for reasons covered in the discussion). Users' differing configurations result in a moving target, which is something that persons complaining typically don't realize.
To the limited extent that main page balance can be actively achieved through deliberate measures, existing solutions (recycling DYK hooks and/or pruning old ITN items) are simpler and provide greater flexibility with less editorial compromise. —David Levy 17:49, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks; I have no problem with any of this. @WP:TFA coordinators: thoughts? - Dank (push to talk) 18:08, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
Can you point me to the discussion?--Wehwalt (talk) 18:38, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
Wehwalt: This is the last revision from before the discussion was removed. —David Levy 19:19, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
I have no problems with David's suggestions either. Jimfbleak - talk to me? 15:52, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Okay, last question, for Espresso Addict: was there a conversation that I'm not aware of where it was agreed that, when there's no image, the TFA blurb should go over the max limit (which used to be around 1175 and is currently around 1075)? If so, could you link it? - Dank (push to talk) 17:28, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
I don't recall anywhere it was discussed with the participation of the TFA team but it's a perennial complaint at Errors that the TFA is too short because there's no image, and so OTD & News must each lose an item. (This is sometimes less convenient eg recently when the image has been in the oldest item for several days.) TFA people might overlook such discussions because they usually occur under the OTD/ITN sections. If I'm on duty at the changeover time, I tend just to silently prune OTD/ITN myself when it's very unbalanced without waiting for someone to note it at Errors, and others do so too.
I can see that sometimes the image gets pulled at the last minute, but where there's known in advance to be no available free image, I can't see why a longer blurb could not be planned and agreed. Espresso Addict (talk) 17:42, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Okay, I wasn't aware of that ... I only read below the TFA section at WP:ERRORS from time to time. One thing we could do is revisit the discussion to run fair use images on the Main Page, just at TFA and just because of this conflict ... but I really think it would be a bad idea to even discuss that before the European Parliament meeting in September where they might vote on an awful copyright bill. Every blurb left in July has an image, and August hasn't been scheduled yet. When I see what's coming up in August, and then in September, I'll ping everyone after the blurbs for the TFAs without images have been written. I'm not making any promises; we'll have to gauge the reactions. - Dank (push to talk) 17:57, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Pinging Espresso Addict and @WP:TFA coordinators: , as promised above. Wehwalt has shared his selections for September with the coords, and there are (probably) only 3 that don't have suitable images: John de Gray, From Russia, with Love (novel), and Guy Burgess. (Btw, Ealdgyth, John de Gray was your nom ... hard to imagine there's a suitable image, but if you know of one, that would be nice.) Writing longer blurbs for those three shouldn't be a problem. Wehwalt is planning to do the scheduling at the end of this week, so if anyone sees a problem with blurb length, please let me know. - Dank (push to talk) 18:55, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
I know of no image for de Gray. The ODNB entry for him lists none either, not even a tomb effigy. It's possible there is a tomb still extant - I didn't make it to Norwich Cathedral when I was in England in 2010 - but it's also possible there isn't. Ealdgyth - Talk 19:02, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Thx. Btw, I may be giving up too quickly on From Russia, with Love (novel) ... a pretty picture of the Orient Express or the catacombs under Istanbul might pass muster, I don't know. - Dank (push to talk) 19:40, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

TFA: Nigel Williams (conservator)Edit

Hey David, thanks for your edit to this. Any chance you could also add back in the hyphen in "ship-burial" that was recently removed? There's some inconsistency in when the hyphen is, or is not removed (including within the Sutton Hoo article), but it's in the official publication of the burial, and most other related publications authored by the British Museum. Thanks, --Usernameunique (talk) 21:55, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

(watching:) If you feel strongly about it you can do it yourself. I wouldn't, though, it seems to be understood the same way with or without hyphen. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:23, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
Usernameunique is referring to the TFA blurb, which is protected.
When multiple stylings are considered correct, we generally stick with whichever is used in the featured article. In this instance, that's the hyphenated form, so a reversion might be prudent.
Pinging Dank for input. —David Levy 22:46, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
I've added the hyphen back. It's not supported by dictionaries or by our article on ship burial, but I don't argue over hyphens. - Dank (push to talk) 02:06, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Dank, Gerda Arendt, and David: Thanks all. It's a minor point, but it's something I try to be consistent with in the articles I'm involved with. --Usernameunique (talk) 02:50, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Not a problem. - Dank (push to talk) 03:02, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

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Sunday July 29: Annual Wiki-Picnic @ Prospect ParkEdit

Sunday July 29, 2-7pm: Annual Wiki-Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Brooklyn's green Prospect Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

2–7pm - come by any time! Our reserved picnicking area is by Bartel-Pritchard Square entrance, located at Prospect Park West and 15th Street.
The picnic will be held by the park's Bartel-Pritchard Square entrance immediately on the lawn to your right as you walk through the lovely lotus columns.
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia NYC banner!

We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 08:23, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Today's featured article/August 26, 2018Edit

Any thoughts about File:Vaughan-williams-hoppé.jpg, in light of the discussion above? - Dank (push to talk) 17:30, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

While I'm here, how do you feel about File:Arthur C, Clarke Amazing 5306.jpg or File:Clarke sm.jpg for August 25th? - Dank (push to talk) 17:50, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
Dan: Apologies for the delay. The images in place for the above-noted dates appear appropriate. —David Levy 00:02, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
One more: File:Monticolomys range.svg for Malagasy mountain mouse. - Dank (push to talk) 02:22, 13 August 2018 (UTC) (pulled) - Dank (push to talk) 02:30, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Image cropEdit

David, I uploaded an image which I had cropped before, but wasn't aware it would come with black around it. No idea what to do? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:33, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

River WensumEdit

For tens of millions of people around the world, the most interesting thing about this [fairly obscure] river is that it passes Carrow Road. One end of the ground is named the River End in its honour. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 14:51, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

August 29: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYCEdit

Wednesday August 29, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 23:51, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:GFDL-1.2Edit

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Wikipedia:Today's featured article/October 19, 2018Edit

This is the only October blurb image I'm worried about. I'd like to suggest the 16th-century bell tower ... it's what's left of the abbey where he was the abbot. (You might want to check out the images in the October 7 article, too.) - Dank (push to talk) 01:48, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

September 26: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual MeetingEdit

Wednesday September 26, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

This month will also feature on our agenda, upcoming editathons, the organization's Annual Meeting, and Chapter board elections - you can add yourself as a candidate.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
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We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 20:42, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

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Sun October 14: Open House New York Weekend Upload Party @ NYU ITP and Indigenous People's Justice Edit-a-thon @ Interference ArchiveEdit

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You are invited to join two events supported by the Wikimedia NYC community on Sunday October 14:

2:00pm - 6:00 pm at ITP, Tisch School of the Arts. New York University (721 Broadway, New York, NY)
The photo competition is at many sites all weekend, this is just the concluding event
2:00 - 5:00pm at Interference Archive (314 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY)
Note the new Park Slope location for Interference Archive

Have a WikiWonderful Weekend! --Pharos (talk) 04:54, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

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October 24: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYCEdit

October 24, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Triangle Arts Association in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Triangle Arts Association (Suite 317 & 318) at 20 Jay Street, Brooklyn
(note this month we will be meeting in DUMBO, Brooklyn, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 01:28, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

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Sunday Oct 28: Wikidata Birthday PartyEdit

Sunday October 28: Wikidata Birthday Party
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Wikidata, the newest project of the Wikimedia movement, went live on October 29, 2012. Please join Wikimedia New York City as we celebrate its sixth birthday at the Ace Hotel. There will be (optional) lightning talks, casual conversation, and, most importantly, CAKE!

No experience with Wikidata? No problem. This event is open to all.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues on Sunday!--Wikimedia New York City Team 15:32, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Bonus edit-a-thons on Saturday

The day before the Wikiata Birthday, on Saturday, you are also welcome to join Archtober Wikipedia Edit-a-thon @ Bard Graduate Center or Black Lunch Table @ Magnum Foundation. Please RSVP to those pages if you plan on joining.

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Wikipedia:Today's featured article/December 22, 2018Edit

I found that image of Alan Bush on Commons, but it's sub-optimal ... thoughts? - Dank (push to talk) 23:25, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Or ... File:Bundesarchiv Bild 183-13756-0002, Berlin, Arbeiterkonferenz der Schriftsteller und Komponisten.jpg. - Dank (push to talk) 01:33, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
Pinging Wehwalt ... do you have a preference? - Dank (push to talk) 18:46, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Not really.--Wehwalt (talk) 21:01, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Dan and Wehwalt: I'll crop whichever photograph is considered preferable. (I'd recommend the latter option, but either would be acceptable.) —David Levy 19:51, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Agreed. - Dank (push to talk) 19:58, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Just a ping ... crop needed. - Dank (push to talk) 02:32, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
Done. :) —David Levy 03:39, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

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Precious anniversaryEdit

A year ago ...
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images featured
... you were recipient
no. 1780 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:35, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

December 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYCEdit

December 19, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan, near Columbus Circle. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus (South Lounge) at 113 W 60th Street, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Manhattan, near Columbus Circle, not at Babycastles)

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Just curiousEdit

I see your edits like [1]. Looks like a subst:. Can you hint on why this is necessary for {{TFAIMAGE}}? -DePiep (talk) 20:51, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

DePiep:
It's isn't a subst:. It's the manual replacement of {{TFAIMAGE}} with {{main page image}} and its accompanying markup. (This could be accomplished via subst: by embedding it in another template, but I've always simply copied and pasted.)
The use of {{main page image}} is necessary when displaying a caption, for which the older {{TFAIMAGE}} lacks support. That doesn't apply in this instance, but I routinely use the newer code if and when performing any image-related TFA edit (which simplifies the subsequent addition of a caption in the event that this is deemed appropriate). —David Levy 00:45, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

Prep 6 imageEdit

Hi, could you do your magic on the lead image, File:FMIB 35075 Reindeer Fawns.jpeg, and enlarge the reindeer? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 18:12, 22 December 2018 (UTC)

Yoninah: I enhanced the image and cropped it for DYK. —David Levy 23:43, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, that looks terrific! Yoninah (talk) 23:45, 22 December 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/January 1, 2019Edit

I'm thinking that "saal" (hall) and "schloss" (castle) will mean nothing to most of our readers, and that we shouldn't give two dense descriptions of the image ... one should be enough. Beyond that, I don't have any preference for what or where the description is. Thoughts? - Dank (push to talk) 00:17, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

(watching) We can use schloss, and what a saal is should be clear by looking ;) - What do we say in Versailles Palace for Spiegelsaal? Literally "mirror hall". - I see, Hall of Mirrors, and what is hall of mirrors (disambiguation). Many palaces have one, not only Versailles. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:52, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

2019Edit

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Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht

Happy 2019 -

begin it with music and memories

Thank you for your help last year, including the image work for the Main page! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:16, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Ultima ThuleEdit

Can you protect the newest image on Commons please, or is there a better way? Uploading locally and protecting is very janky. What's the best solution so I don't have this hassle all the time? Jehochman Talk 21:35, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

I protected File:Ultima thule color.jpg (the version in use on the main page) at the Wikimedia Commons before making the replacement.
WP:CMP contains the easiest method of triggering Commons protection via Wikipedia (though it entails a slight delay). —David Levy 21:39, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! That makes me happy. Jehochman Talk 21:45, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/January 19, 2019Edit

"map pictured" doesn't sound right to me but I couldn't come up with anything else. Thoughts? - Dank (push to talk) 02:22, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Dan: For main page images, we typically use "shown" in such contexts. I've edited the blurb accordingly. (I also compiled a thumbnail-friendly map.) —David Levy 03:51, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks much! - Dank (push to talk) 03:52, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

January 13: Wikimedia NYC invites you to Wikipedia Day 2019Edit

Sunday January 13: Wikipedia Day 2019 in NYC
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You are invited to join us at Ace Hotel for Wikipedia Day 2019, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of the project's global 18th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event features keynote presentations, panels, lightning talks, and, of course, open space sessions.

And there will be cake.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

9:30AM - 6:00PM at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

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Queue 3Edit

Hi, in photography class I learned that it's okay to show part of a human body (like a head-and-shoulders shot), but you always have to show the whole body of an animal, because otherwise it looks weird. Sorry to say, but this crop looks weird. Yoninah (talk) 00:01, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Looks OK to me. EEng 00:08, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Yoninah: I took some photography courses and wasn't taught such a principle, so perhaps there are varying schools of thought.
Per your comment, I've self-reverted and initiated a thread on the main page's talk page.
Moved to Talk:Main Page
David Levy 02:42, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

FebruaryEdit

Ugh, lots of TFAs with no images.

  • Feb 2: Some readers might think the coin pictured is one of the two mentioned in the blurb (and I don't know if it is, but it's used in the article to depict Coenwulf, not to depict the coin). Maybe if we keep just the obverse in the image? Don't know. - Dank (push to talk) 18:09, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
    Dan: I've isolated the portrait and applied some filters and tweaks to create File:Coenwulf of Mercia.jpg. —David Levy 21:05, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Feb 8: Sigh. What image, if any, should we use? - Dank (push to talk) 18:58, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
    File:Khalid al-mihdhar 2.jpg is tagged as PD, but I'm not sure that this is accurate. (The author is listed as "US Government", but it's clear only that the US government presented the photograph to the public, not that it actually created it.) This matter probably should be addressed on the article's talk page before it appears as TFA.
    If that turns out to be a fair-use image (or its status is unknown), File:DM-SD-02-03886.JPEG seems like a reasonable option. —David Levy 21:05, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Feb 11: An image of Tetsuya Nomura would work well with the blurb, and it's not like the guy is shy, but I can't find an image on WP or Commons.
  • Feb 14: Madison Michele isn't shy either. Nothing on WP or Commons. - Dank (push to talk) 18:58, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
    • David, can you think of an option for the image other than the producer David Garfinkle or the host Madison Michele? Aoba47, can you find a free image, or reach out to David Garfinkle and Madison Michele to try to get one? - Dank (push to talk) 18:21, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
      • Thank you for the ping, and I will try to reach out to both for a picture. I will also check Flickr again as there may have been some new uploads since I have not checked there since the article's FAC. I will keep you post about it. Aoba47 (talk) 18:25, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
        • @Dank: I have added an image of Michele to the article, which can also be added to the blurb. The image was taken from Flickr, and was marked as public domain. Aoba47 (talk) 22:23, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Last one: Feb 25: We need an image of concept art, or possibly one for Robert McLees or Vic DeLeon. - Dank (push to talk) 20:37, 27 January 2019 (UTC) In a pinch, we can use an image of Martin O'Donnell, who did the sound design and music. I've asked for help on the article's talk page. - Dank (push to talk) 16:14, 28 January 2019 (UTC)
    I'll see what I can find for these three dates. In the case of the 11th, if no suitably licensed image of Tetsuya Nomura is available, other options include these cosplay photographs and the video game's logo. —David Levy 21:05, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

sorry David and Dan...Ealdgyth - Talk 19:03, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

Gotta earn my paycheck somehow ... (It's okay, of course, they'll have to run sooner or later.) - Dank (push to talk) 19:30, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
No worries, Victoria! Such complications are routine and unavoidable. —David Levy 21:05, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
Brilliant work, as always, David. I've asked the TFA coords for help finishing up here. For Feb 8, I'd like to know if anyone has an opinion on which image to run, or if we should run an image at all, even if we can. We might take some heat for this one. (I don't have an opinion either way on running the Pentagon image. I'd probably prefer not to run his face.) - Dank (push to talk) 21:17, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
John (my John) suggests this image, with the caption "September 11 memorial at the Pentagon". - Dank (push to talk) 13:31, 28 January 2019 (UTC)
Dan: That seems sensible and unlikely to cause controversy. I've added the image. —David Levy 17:18, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Need help in a time crunch.Edit

Trying to get the Inter-Allied Women's Conference on the front page for its centennial. The photo of the organizer,[2] is awful, but in PD. Looks like what appeared in the newspaper was cropped from this[3] as hair, necklace, dress, pose, etc. is the same. I have no idea how to re-upload a better photo, but Yoninah thought you might be able to help upload a better copy of the image. Can you? If so, please ping me and thanks! SusunW (talk) 19:18, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

SusunW: Victuallers replaced the low-quality crop with the version to which you linked, which I then enhanced. The current file is suitable for use on the main page. —David Levy 23:44, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you so much, @Victuallers and David Levy:. Really appreciate the help! SusunW (talk) 23:51, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Image resizingEdit

Hi David, you seem to be doing an almost daily resizing of images for a particular part of the main page, would it be worthwhile dropping a line to the relevant page to ensure this doesn't have to be double-checked and fixed each and every time? Just a thought. The Rambling Man (talk) 22:08, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

The Rambling Man: Hello,
The image templates in use on the main page incorporate default sizing parameters that generally work reasonably well (but not as well as case-by-case judgement, which isn't in everyone's wheelhouse).
I check most of the main page's images for various issues, including sizing. One of the primary objectives is achieving some level of consistency among the different sections, with the specific approach (matching width, matching height, similar overall size, or some combination of those) varying from day to day (depending on the images, their aspect ratios, and whether they lend themselves to custom cropping).
Realistically, this requires the attention of one editor across all of the sections. I took on the task (which obviously isn't essential) as a byproduct of the frequency with which I found myself performing edits to address concerns related to individual images. Somewhere along the way, it became easier and more productive to simply make this a part of my regular routine than to wait for problems to arise (at which point I'd often be pinged, given many editors' relative unfamiliarity with such matters), and one of the featured article coordinators asked me to assume this role at TFA on a more formal basis.
So most of the edits that you've noticed fell into the category of "I might as well tweak this while I'm at it", not "something is urgently in need of fixing". It's just a bit of polish that I add as I'm passing through, not an indication of deficiency on anyone's part. —David Levy 23:00, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
Thumbs up - Dank (push to talk) 23:28, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
Would it be possible to crop the El Chapo pic somewhat from the bottom? Sca (talk) 21:45, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
Sca: It's possible, but not without drawbacks.
I actually reduced the image's cropping earlier today. Before I did so, our transclusion at ITN lacked full support for displays with higher pixel densities. (The width and height selected cannot exceed half of the image's native width and height – in this instance, a 120x160px layout of a 240x320px image.) So if the bottom were cropped, we'd have to either use a smaller size than usual (e.g., 120x120px instead of 140x140px) or eliminate the aforementioned support for certain screens. —David Levy 21:54, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
10-4 and thanks. Nice to have a question actually answered rather than deleted. – Sca (talk) 22:03, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

March TFA imagesEdit

Just two lacking images: the 26th and 29th. I can't think of a suitable image for the 29th. For the 26th, there are options I guess; we might take something from the Ian Fleming article, or File:Sean Connery 1971.jpg from the TFA article, if you think it's relevant enough. - Dank (push to talk) 21:05, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

MBO is suggesting File:EU15-1995 European Union map.svg for March 29th ... maybe that would work, or what if we pair an older EU flag with the Union Jack? - Dank (push to talk) 13:21, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
March 30: your call ... let me know if you'll be cropping the uncle out of the photo. My caption currently includes him. - Dank (push to talk) 22:14, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
Schrocat just mentioned the image is nominated for deletion. - Dank (push to talk) 19:39, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
David and SchroCat: Thoughts on File:Facsimile of British hangman's equipment.jpg or File:The traitors Amery and Joyce.png? - Dank (push to talk) 19:49, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
Sorry - it looks like two of "mine" are the ones causing problems! I'd be happy with the hangman's equipment, although it may be a bit cluttered in small size; I'm not a huge fan of showing pics of a different person than the article, but not enough to worry if you two decide on the Amery/Joyce one. The only other one would be his death mask, which hangs just behind the noose. (The hands could be cropped out of that one if necessary). - SchroCat (talk) 19:57, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
ps. For the Bond one, I'd avoid Connery (Bond purists like me get irked when the films and novels are conflated!). Perhaps the diamond miners image in the article? - SchroCat (talk) 19:58, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

TFA image: March 1 check plsEdit

Could you take a look at the March 1 image rendition? I am still wondering how to get the rectangle relatively right (right now, to me it has too much whitespace below). It might better correspond with three lines of text? I can upload a different image if you need one. -DePiep (talk) 22:39, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

DePiep: I'm not entirely clear on what issue you're describing (which might depend on a user's display settings). Could you please upload a screenshot? —David Levy 23:41, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
In my desktop view, the image vertically takes "3.1" text lines. So that is 4 real text lines next to it, creating a "0.9" whitespace below the image.
This effect (extra whitespace below image) is also visible in the "desktop emulate mobile view" side view [hope you know what I mean].
Checking my true live mobile view: [later more] -DePiep (talk) 23:52, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
Yep. On my mobile screen this image takes "2.5" text lines leaving a "0.5" text line white below. Can you stretch the image vertically, a bit? -DePiep (talk) 23:58, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
DePiep: As I mentioned previously, you seem to be describing an issue that depends on a user's display settings. Did the size adjustment that I just performed help on your end? —David Levy 01:05, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
Yes, it is UA side. Is why I kept saying "In my desktop screen..." etc. But hey: your edit is great! Over here, it now leaves no excessive whitespace. Thanks & compliments. -DePiep (talk) 01:09, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Feb 27 WikiWednesday Salon + Mar 2 MoMA Art+Feminism and beyondEdit

February 27, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

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Art+Feminism’s sixth-annual MoMA Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will take place at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 4 West 54 Street, on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. People of all gender identities and expressions are encouraged to attend.

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April TFA imagesEdit

Only one missing an image at the moment is Jeremy Thorpe ... I see nothing in the article that might work, and nothing on Commons for Thorpe. - Dank (push to talk) 21:06, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

Btw, I'm going to be tied up with another project starting on the 13th for almost a month ... if there are any image issues I'll need to deal with, please let me know over the next week. - Dank (push to talk) 22:52, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

Brie Larson / protectionEdit

Hi David

I see you thanked me for my edit at the main page protected image page... Thanks for the thanks Smiley.png That actually raises an interesting point, of which you are probably already aware but which we can sometimes forget if we're not careful. Normally TFA images are protected by cascading protection, which kicks in the day before they come on to the main page. But that doesn't apply if an image is swapped out for another one. In the case of your edit this morning, you switched the TFA image at 08:08, but it was not yet protected at that point and the bot which finds protected images didn't kick in until 08:11. So technically a vandal could have uploaded a porn file in those three minutes and it would have appeared on the main page. Unlikely I know, but it's better to be safe than sorry! That's why I uploaded the present image to Wikipedia:Main Page/Commons media protection first and waited for it to appear at Commons:Auto-protected files/wikipedia/en before saving it to the TFA template. Thanks, and all the best.  — Amakuru (talk) 21:31, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

Amakuru:
Indeed, I sincerely appreciate your care in cascade-protecting the image before swapping it in. I created WP:CMP to simplify the process as much as possible, but administrators don't always know/remember that step (and I find myself writing reminders not unlike the one above).
Regarding the 8:08 TFA image transclusion, I'm an administrator at the Wikimedia Commons, where I protected the image at 8:06 (so the cascading protection that took effect at 8:11 was redundant).
Nonetheless, thanks very much for taking the time to message me. It's nice to know that others are paying attention to this matter. Smiley.svgDavid Levy 22:46, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
Aha, so my comment was a bit like explaining particle physics to Einstein then! It didn't occur to me that you had protected the image directly so that makes sense. And I'm glad we're on the same page regarding the importance of protecting those images. Cheers  — Amakuru (talk) 23:36, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

In the news: IdaiEdit

Could you please increase the death toll for Idai (for in the news) to at least 205 per the addition to the article? NoahTalk 02:56, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Hurricane Noah: Done. And feel free to request such edits at WP:ERRORS (where more administrators will see it, potentially resulting in prompter updates). —David Levy 03:18, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

March 20: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC + March 23: Asian Art Archive/New York Public LibraryEdit

March 20, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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Saturday March 23: Asian Art Archive/New York Public Library Art+Feminism Editathon
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Organized by Asia Art Archive in America]and Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs of the New York Public Library and in collaboration with Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong, the Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Women in Art in Asia helps participants edit Wikipedia to create and improve articles about women artists and practitioners in and from Asia, including architects, designers, filmmakers, curators, and art historians. Books and research materials—as well as refreshments—will be provided.

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Forca BrutaEdit

Do you have the ability to protect a page? Today's featured article has been vandalized twice already by IPs within the last 15 minutes.

I appreciate your replacement of the image, by the way; it looks much more attractive now. Dan56 (talk) 02:54, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Do you have the ability to protect a page?
I possess the technical capability, but it isn't a task in which I specialize.
I can tell you that this isn't an unusual amount of vandalism for the featured article (whose exposure invariably attracts increased attention). Unless the problem becomes unmanageable, it's desirable to leave editing enabled for all users (including those without accounts), given that it might be a newcomer's first attempt to contribute to the project.
A newcomer's first attempt to contribute to the project should not be at a complete article, on the day it is featured for visitors to the main page to see. These articles are supposed to represent the project's best, but leaving them vulnerable to these kind of edits--the word "was" was removed from the lead; earlier it was simply defaced--is embarrassing. I was told by Dank that on main page day, these articles would probably get protection automatically. What happened? How can--on the day this article will get significant attention and readership--it be left so exposed? Its topic is not popular, and practically no one will likely read it after today. Disappointing. Dan56 (talk) 13:04, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
If the situation worsens or you wish to seek other administrators' opinions, please see Wikipedia:Requests for page protection. (For the record, I'm fine with whatever determination might be made there. I'm about to sleep, so I won't be available to provide input.)
I made a request there 12 hours ago, and it has remained unaddressed so far; since then the article has been vandalized by IPs several more times. Dan56 (talk) 13:00, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
I appreciate your replacement of the image, by the way; it looks much more attractive now.
Thanks, Dan! I retouched the previous version in Photoshop. I always enjoy working on high-quality photographs in need of repair. —David Levy 04:03, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
The article has been protected by another admin I contacted just now. Dan56 (talk) 13:28, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
Dan: I just returned and found your messages. I'm genuinely sorry that this matter has been a source of anxiety for you, and I'm glad that it's been addressed.
The issue of whether (and how) to protect articles articles appearing as TFA is longstanding. At one time, the prevailing practice was to avoid protecting them in all but the most dire of circumstances. Nowadays, they're treated more like other articles.
I understand the frustration of seeing the product of hard work left vulnerable, which must be balanced with the frustration experienced by someone greeted with the words "Welcome to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" and immediately pointed to an article that they're unable to edit. Perhaps some of them would have gone on to write future Featured Articles, had they not been discouraged in that pivotal moment.
To be clear, I'm summarizing a common argument, not advocating a particular course of action. This falls outside my primary areas of focus, so I'm not familiar with every aspect of the current day-to-day TFA protection conventions. Others are more qualified to delve into such details. (Sorry again, but I don't want to convey inaccurate information.) —David Levy 14:26, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for responding. Dan56 (talk) 16:34, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
If an article you care a lot about is going to appear on the main page (FA, DYK, ITN) you're going to have to keep a constant vigil for vandalism throughout the day. It's part of the price of fame. EEng 14:39, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
I didn't solicit the TFA selection, ask for the "fame". Dan56 (talk) 16:34, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
Some are born famous, some achieve fame, and some have fame thrust into them. Burden's the same. EEng 17:23, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
What is this burden of fame that associates me with these people lol. I simply care about the quality of the article, at an opportunity of exposing knowledge of the topic to readers; for their sake and the topic's. As editors, contributors, admins, we should share the burden of doing the most to prevent disruption. Next time, if another of my FAs is chosen for this "burden," I hope to remember and have the foresight to ask earlier for page protection. Dan56 (talk) 17:37, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
No, really, that's the wrong approach, for the reasons DL gave above. You just need to keep your eye on it for the day. EEng 21:20, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Thank you...Edit

... for replacing that image with a proper view of ground billiards. The original image was an odd fit! Yoninah (talk) 01:07, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

April 17: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC + April 4 and 5: LaGuardia Community College Translatathon 2019Edit

April 17, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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Thursday April 4 and Friday April 5: Translat-a-thon NYC 2019 @ LaGuardia Community College
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Translat-a-thon NYC 2019 @ LaGuardia Community College is hosting the second annual Wikipedia Translatathon! At this event on Thursday evening and during the day Friday this week, anyone from the public is invited to LaGuardia to join students, professors, and CUNY faculty in translating Wikipedia articles among any languages which attendees understand. Themes for this event include public health and the history of New York City.

New York City has a large immigrant population and great diversity of speakers of various languages. Among all schools in New York City, LaGuardia has the highest percentage of immigrant students, the highest percentage of students who speak a language other than English as their first language, and the greatest representation of language diversity. It is a strength of LaGuardia that it can present "Wikipedia translatathons", which are Wikipedia translation events.

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TFAEdit

Sorry, bad day, too grumpy to talk properly, said things I shouldn't (or at least in a way that I shouldn't), and for that I apologise. - SchroCat (talk) 20:25, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

No worries, SchroCat.
Apologies on my end for any confusion arising from my "no administrative role" note. I would never make such a reference to gain an advantage in a disagreement. My intent was just the opposite.
I routinely handle various image-related tasks for the main page. Others often ask me to resolve issues or indicate that they'll defer to my decision, so I wanted to convey that I was simply commenting as a Wikipedian (and had neither selected the photograph nor assessed the disagreement as a neutral party), lest someone mistakenly assume that I'd addressed the matter in an administrative capacity and no further attention was needed.
Any Wikipedia administrator's use of the sysop bit to purposely attain his/her preferred outcome in a good-faith content dispute is an abuse of the trust placed in him/her by the community. I strive to avoid even the appearance of such misconduct on my part. —David Levy 21:36, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
Hi David, I know you're a 'solid' admin, and the thing I am most sorry about was questioning that. I shouldn't have done - over stressed and a crap day in RL. I try to step away from WP when that happens, and should have done so here too, but didn't manage it this time around. Cheers - SchroCat (talk) 21:06, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

Image caption for lead image for EasterEdit

The scene depicted is one of the Post-Resurrection appearances of Jesus, precisely to Mary Magdalene as written by John. I wonder why the nominator didn't write that. I - reviewer - complained that the scene is not mentioned in the hymn, the article topic. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:32, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Gerda: Did my tweaks mitigate the issue? (When I saw the hook and the image in the queue, the connection struck me as somewhat vague.) —David Levy 02:03, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
I promised yesterday that it was my last word in the matter. (First words here.) Happy Easter! (When that image on top gets deleted while I'm out singing please replace by the other one from the article.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:12, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

File:2001-01 Russell.jpgEdit

Hi, would you be able to enlarge this image so we can see more of the church at thumbnail size? It's nice to see some of the graveyard, but not all of it. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 18:11, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

And one more: File:Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein.jpg – would it be possible to make more of a portrait out of this, perhaps just retaining the face, body, and the hand holding the candle? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 19:05, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
Yoninah: The cropped versions are linked below.
David Levy 14:08, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
Fantastic! Thank you! Yoninah (talk) 14:42, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Adriaan de BruinEdit

Hi David--Gerda pinged you from that DYK nom. Apparently you're the expert! Do you think there's anything you can do with that picture, File:Adriaan van Bredehoff en Tabo Jansz.jpg? It'll be weird to see just the one person, the one off-center, and I'm curious. Thanks! Drmies (talk) 22:15, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

ArbCom 2019 special circularEdit

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This message was sent to all administrators following a recent motion. Thank you for your attention. For the Arbitration Committee, Cameron11598 02:25, 4 May 2019 (UTC)


Administrator account security (Correction to Arbcom 2019 special circular)Edit

ArbCom would like to apologise and correct our previous mass message in light of the response from the community.

Since November 2018, six administrator accounts have been compromised and temporarily desysopped. In an effort to help improve account security, our intention was to remind administrators of existing policies on account security — that they are required to "have strong passwords and follow appropriate personal security practices." We have updated our procedures to ensure that we enforce these policies more strictly in the future. The policies themselves have not changed. In particular, two-factor authentication remains an optional means of adding extra security to your account. The choice not to enable 2FA will not be considered when deciding to restore sysop privileges to administrator accounts that were compromised.

We are sorry for the wording of our previous message, which did not accurately convey this, and deeply regret the tone in which it was delivered.

For the Arbitration Committee, -Cameron11598 21:03, 4 May 2019 (UTC)


File:Bow Bridge in Central Park NYC 1 - August 2009 HDR.jpgEdit

Hi, this image looks totally unlike the one that I promoted. I think the photographer was deliberately trying to make it look like a painting. I'm afraid to say that whatever you did to it stripped it of all its beauty. Is it possible to restore it just for the article? Yoninah (talk) 21:06, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

I think the photographer was deliberately trying to make it look like a painting.
Quoth the photographer: "3 exposure HDR but I tried not to make it too obvious." But it was obvious. Extremely obvious. So obvious that my immediate reaction was "Holy heck, what's going on with this HDR?".
I'm afraid to say that whatever you did to it stripped it of all its beauty.
I eliminated some fairly absurd artifacts and adjusted the levels to shift the colors in the direction of those that exist in real life. I'm sorry that you find the result less aesthetically pleasing.
Is it possible to restore it just for the article?
That's exactly the sort of context in which a wildly inaccurate visual depiction does not belong. A strikingly embellished photo might be suitable for use in an article about image editing techniques or art styles, but its inclusion is jarring and misleading when the intent is to illustrate the subject's actual appearance. —David Levy 21:37, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanations. You know much more about photos and image settings than me, so I'll abide by your decision. Best, Yoninah (talk) 14:05, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

Prep 5Edit

Hi, the license on the lead image is CC by 2.0, but there's a copyright line on the image itself. Is this a problem? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 14:32, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

Yoninah: I see that it's been cropped out, which is fine. Any issue was purely cosmetic, as releasing a work under a free license doesn't require relinquishment of the copyright. —David Levy 21:38, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
Great, thanks. Yoninah (talk) 09:13, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

May 22: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYCEdit

May 22, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

Featuring this month a presentation by Interference Archive guests, and a group discussion on the role of activist archives and building wiki content based on ephemeral publications and oral histories.

To close off the night, we'll also have Wikidojo - a group collaborative writing activity / vaudeville!

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
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ITN imageEdit

Hi David, there’s a caching error somewhere that’s making your longer crop of Ping stretch the original image? Stephen 06:38, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Purging the enwiki cache seems to have fixed it. Stephen 08:17, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
Stephen: Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Some sort of unusual server issue (causing different users to see different things) must have occurred. (I routinely purge the cache after making any sort of change.) After you posted the above follow-up message, someone else still saw the distortion and performed a reversion at the Wikimedia Commons. This caused the problem to return for others, prompting a sizing reversion at the ITN template.
To eliminate any possibility of continuing this cycle, I've uploaded the new crop as a separate file. Thanks again, and my apologies for setting off this chain of events. —David Levy 12:37, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

File:Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun.jpgEdit

Hi, could I trouble you to create a portrait out of this full-length picture? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 20:47, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Yoninah: I've cropped the image and updated it as File:Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun (cropped).jpg. —David Levy 00:30, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Thank you so much! Yoninah (talk) 09:47, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Copyright check for British passport imageEdit

Hi David, there was a question raised on my TFA request for the British National (Overseas) article about the copyright on this British passport image. Dank pointed me in your direction for your knowledge on this, so I was hoping for some guidance on if that copyright is correct, if we can use this image there, or we should find some other image. Thanks, Horserice (talk) 02:49, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Conversation was at WT:Featured article candidates/British National (Overseas)/archive1. - Dank (push to talk) 03:24, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

File:Keith-Richards-1965.jpgEdit

Hi, this image about to go live in the DYK set (Queue 5) looks badly cropped. The head is centered rather than closer to the top. Would you be able to re-crop this? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 18:46, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Krikey, he's frightful enough already without being magnified. Please think of the children. EEng 19:41, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
Egad, what have I done?! —David Levy 21:00, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
Yoninah: I've cropped the image. —David Levy 21:00, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
Much better! Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 21:25, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Maddie Channel (France)Edit

Maddie Channel
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LaunchedAugust 1, 1998
ClosedDecember 31, 2015
CountryFrance
LanguageFrançais
Formerly calledThe Maddie Channel Network (1998-2001)
Maddie World Channel (2001-2008)
Maddie World (2008-2015)
Websitehttp://www.maddiechannel.co.fr/

TFA blurb captionEdit

Hi David, I hope all is well. Looking at today's blurb, I was wondering why the image has a caption and we have "(pictured)" in the text? I don't look at the front page every day, but don't remember seeing captions before. Is this a new thing, or have I just not noticed it before? Cheers – SchroCat (talk) 20:20, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

SchroCat: It's a longstanding practice, applied only in a minority of cases (generally, those in which the image's subject is merely related to the article's subject and mentioned in the blurb, not those in which it matches the article's subject exactly or doesn't fit well in the summary). —David Levy 22:40, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for that: I must be more unobervant than I thought I was! Cheers - SchroCat (talk) 05:41, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Help with cropping imageEdit

Hi, I just uploaded this image and wonder if you could make a portrait crop of the center person for the infobox in his article, Rodney Robinson? Thank you so much, Yoninah (talk) 21:28, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Hi, if you're not able to do this, please let me know and I'll ask someone else. The article is scheduled to go on the main page in two days. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 20:17, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
Yoninah: Apologies for the delay. I've cropped the photograph and added it to the article. —David Levy 22:40, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
That's great! Thank you so much! Yoninah (talk) 22:55, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

June 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC (stay tuned for Pride on weekend!)Edit

June 19, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 05:37, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Stay tuned for details om next event!
Sunday Jun 23: Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Prep 6Edit

Hi, is there anything you can do to lighten up the lead image: File:Nikolai Yegipko on Board HMS King George V, November 1942 TR314 (cropped).jpg? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 18:40, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Sunday June 23: Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of ArtEdit

June 23, 12:30pm: Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side. Togethe, we'll create new and expand existing Wikipedia articles on LGBT artists and artworks with LGBT themes in the Met collection!

With refreshments, and a special museum tour in the afternoon!

And there will be a wiki-cake!

Open to everyone at all levels of experience, wiki instructional workshop and one-on-one support will be provided.

See also the global Wiki Loves Pride photo contest, as well as the Met's online LGBT Art Writing Contest, and also the LGBT Health Writing Contest.

12:30pm - 4:30 pm at Uris Center for Education, Metropolitan Museum of Art (81st Street entrance) at 1000 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
(note this is just south of the main entrance)

This is the fifth annual Wiki Loves Pride edit-a-thon supported by Wikimedia NYC! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 16:30, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

Stay tuned for details on next event!
Sunday July 14: Great American Wiknic @ Roosevelt Island

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Hi, I just created A Shakespearean Baseball Game and wonder if the image of the comedians performing it in 1958 in this source (6th image from top) qualifies as fair use? Thank you, Yoninah (talk) 22:29, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

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