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Editing interestsEdit

I have many editing interests: you will most likely find me helping to coordinate the Venezuela WikiProject or at current events, where I try to help keep the very busy current disaster/attack/political hysteria articles from getting too messy when they're on the main page or an ITN candidate. I am also interested in media, editing pages on film and artwork. If you want any suggestions in these areas, or with editing article structure, leave me a message. Kingsif (talk) 15:35, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

"Don't Care"Edit

A brief essay on personal connections.

When starting an article, users are asked if they are connected to the subject. This also implicitly refers to an emotional connection. You shouldn't create or edit an article if you have strong emotional feelings for it. Sometimes emotional responses are good, when you are emotional out of enthusiasm and interest — if you are a fan. Emotional responses have no place in editing when you very much care about the subject, because this may mean that you would want it to be presented in a certain way, or to have control over the article, or that you might hold strong opinions on the subject which might make it into your editing or make discussion with other editors fruitless. So, when editing Wikipedia, make sure you "Don't Care". Kingsif (talk) 14:57, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

Why we don't use TeleSUREdit

Not because it's a state source. Not because it's "socialist". Because it parrots Maduro's opinion and outright lies on common knowledge fact. Read more here.

Of course, getting news from one of the biggest crises is important, so here are some other sources that may be used for information on Venezuela.

Guide to review things quickEdit

Among my specific areas of interest, I also do a fair amount of article reviewing on Wikipedia, predominantly at DYK and GAN. This can be considered a weighty task and something that can lead to burn-out quickly. I won't say it's easy to review articles that are particularly long, technical, or otherwise complex – things that can often be established at a glance and turn reviewers off. That just leaves a handful of particularly dedicated reviewers to bite into them, which is probably worse for everyone, ultimately.

Of course, I still do it. And I have a few tips to review things quickly, without doing it in a rush, that may get others to do it, too. Full text now here.

1. Know the guidelines.

2. Have a 'starting' process.

3. Don't skimp on source reviews.

4. Don't forget article history.

5. If you see a recurring problem, scan over it through the rest of the article.

6. Flex the appropriate MOS.

Kingsif (talk) 03:25, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

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Venezuelan cinema task force


Requested articles
3 Beauties, Bistec (film) ([1]), CAP 2 Intentos, Caracas Amor a Muerte, Culebra in Limbo ([2]), Desnudo con Naranjas, Despierta (film) ([3]), Despierta Venezuela ([4]), Dreams Are Cruel ([5]), El Amparo (film), El Ocaso del Socialismo Mágico, El Prisionero ([6]), En Casa ([7]), Flamingo (film), Flor de la Mar (film) ([8]), Free Color, Galus galus ([9]), Gente real ([10]), God's Slave, HALF/LIFE ([11]), Hora Cero (documentary), Immune: Alone in the World ([12]), Jacinto Convit (film), Juan de la calle, Km 72, La culpa, probablemente, La planta insolente, La sangre de una nación, La Tumba (film), Ledezma, el caso Mamera, Little Revenge, Mal Necesario ([13]), Manuela Sáenz (film), Música Del Cielo, Nos Llaman Guerreras, Nude with Oranges, Normal (2016 film) ([14]), Obsesión (2012 film) ([15]), Onte ([16]), Papita, Maní, Tostón 2, Que se haga justicia, RCTV, 10 años después, Repression in Paradise, Reverón (film), Se Solicita Muchacha de Buena Presencia y Motorizado con Moto Propia, Stay (2009 film) ([17]), Taita Boves, Tamara (2016 Venezuelan film), The Hospital Clown ([18]), They Call Us Warriors, Un Gallo y Un Corral ([19]), La Soledad (2016 film), Sueño Down, Vadim Lasca, Vamos (film), Women of the Venezuelan Chaos([20], Yakera ([21]), YBI-173 ([22])

Articles in need of citations/expansion

A House with a View of the Sea, Alt (film), Amaneció de golpe, Bolívar Films, Cinex, Cuando quiero llorar no lloro (film), Cyrano Fernández, La distancia más larga, Little Thieves, Big Thieves, Punto y Raya, Menudo: La Película, Miguel Ángel Landa, Papita, maní, tostón, Maroa (film), The Color of Fame, Gone with the River, Knocks at My Door, Jericho (1991 film), , Muerte Suspendida, One Life and Two Trails, Oro Diablo, País Portátil, Ratón de ferretería, Rock, Paper, Scissors (2012 film), Roque Valero, Secuestro Express, Sicario (1994 film), The Rumble of the Stones, Venezzia

Translation requested

Aquiles Nazoa Cinema [es], Bodas de papel [es], Budú [es], Cangrejo [es], Cangrejo II [es], Cines Unidos [es], Días de poder [es], Disparen a matar [es], El corazón de las tinieblas [es], El patrón: radiografía de un crimen [es], El rebaño de los ángeles [es], El malquerido [es], Elipsis (movie) [es], Er conde Bond [es], Gustavo Tovar-Arroyo [es], La gata borracha [es], Pandemonium, la capital del infierno [es], Señor Presidente [es], Thaelman Urgelles [es], Tiempos de dictadura [es], Trasnocho Cultural [es], Un conde suerto en Hollywood [es], Zamora, tierra y hombres libres [es]
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Sometimes other editors leave gifts at my talk page. I am immensely grateful for these, and have now moved them to their own page. Thank you!

What I'm working on right nowEdit

Netflix '#NoEsUnaTelenovela' campaign [1]

Expand Remezcla:[2][3][4][5][6][7]

LGBT history of Venezuela [23]

2019 cinema of Venezuela [24]

Draft:List of The House of Flowers characters

Elena Sanz, Feliche María de la Cerda y Aragón, Constancia de la Mora Maura, Venice McGuffie/Yarnell/Wilkes

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Pageviews as a relevant real-world analytical toolEdit

Wikipedia articles and tools can be useful outside of Wikipedia, for example in assessing viewer engagement with television series. As an experiment, I've looked at pageview data for articles around the release of the final season of Netflix's The House of Flowers, an already well-analyzed show.

Pageview data used in this analysis from here.

Wikipedia article pageviews of The House of Flowers (TV series); Aislinn Derbez; Juan Pablo Medina; Manolo Caro; Verónica Castro; Cecilia Suárez; and Paco León between March 3, 2020 and May 2, 2020.

What do these pageviews show us and what can they tell us about viewer engagement?

At the start of March we can see a few days of a generally flat line in article viewership, which we can take as the norm. On March 8, there is a spike in all articles' viewership: advertising for the final season begins,[1] and from here, the viewership trends upwards. On March 12, however, all articles see a dip below their norm. The pageviews use UTC, and so in Mexico each 24 hours on the chart straddles this day and the day before. On March 11 and 12, the COVID-19 pandemic began more rapidly spreading in Mexico, which could have affected people using Wikipedia as a one-off event, especially as the upwards trend continues from the next day. On March 13, also, Aislinn Derbez spikes in views; her divorce was announced,[2] an outside influence, and which creates a higher norm line.

Almost all of the articles experience an increase in viewership at the same apparent rate. That is, they all follow the same upward trajectory rather than having the same number of additional views or the same number of total views. This suggests that the perceived importance/relevance/interest of each of the article subjects has not changed with the increased coverage. Additionally, the viewership of Verónica Castro stays around its norm and does not trend upwards in viewership until mid-April: Castro does not star in the final season and may not have been perceived by viewers as relevant earlier in the cycle. From this point in mid-April, Castro's page viewership per day becomes almost identical to that of Cecilia Suárez, perhaps reflecting the subjects' status as the show's leads.

There are various dips and falls shown, and from April 9 these are all in sync across the selected articles, suggesting that the increased viewership is influenced by the same sources. By this point, all trailers had been released and coverage of the new season would be largely independent of marketing until April 20 (in Mexico). This corresponds to April 20 and 21 on the graph, which shows no consistent peak or fall across the articles, suggesting the April 20 special had little effect on engagement, except for Manolo Caro, which saw a large jump in viewers – this is possibly because Caro was hosting the special and so the most visible.

Pageviews for all the articles drops by a handful on April 22, before jumping up on April 23 – the day of the season's release – and into a curve that they all roughly follow. The peak of articles views for The House of Flowers (TV series) occurred on April 24, while the peak for all the other articles was on April 26. This could suggest that Netflix viewers become interested in finding out about the show when they start watching, and then more viewers become interested and search the people involved a few days later, which may be when they get 'hooked' and seek more engagement, or when they finish watching. However, it could also have been influenced by the release of a tie-in special on YouTube on April 26.[3]

Notably, while most of the articles do not see deviation from the most-viewed total, some do. Aislinn Derbez and Cecilia Suárez were the two most-viewed articles (besides the main), but are both overtaken by Paco León and Verónica Castro; Paco León indeed jumps from fourth to first. This could be because the subject of Paco León has more international appeal than the others, or because there may be a greater interest in the relevant character. The character interest could also be the reason for increase in viewers to Castro's page, based on a younger version of her character being praised in the season, and the possibility that she appears in the final episode, something which interested viewers may be searching to find out. Aislinn Derbez, while following the same curve, does not noticeable increase in viewership from its new norm, possibly because her character played a smaller role in the season. Juan Pablo Medina is probably the exemplary line, with no outside influences or particular character status throughout the period of the data.


  1. ^ "La Casa de las Flores tendrá un elenco completamente nuevo en su temporada final y ésta es la razón". Vogue Mexico (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-05-02.
  2. ^ "El emotivo mensaje que confirmó la inminente separación de Aislinn Derbez y Mauricio Ochmann". infobae (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-05-02.
  3. ^ "Paulina y María José, la boda del año | La Casa de las Flores" (in Spanish). Netflix Latinoamérica. April 26, 2020. Retrieved May 3, 2020 – via YouTube.