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African feminists listEdit

Hi Anthere, I was hoping to find additional sources for some of the redlinks in your list. How did you come across these names and do they share any common, general source besides for those that have Wikidata links to articles in other languages? czar 04:32, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

Hello user:Czar. The only links I added myself are 1) through WikiData (articles existing in other languages) or 2) categorized African feminists on Wikipedia (for the blue links). All of the red links (beside those visible through Wikidata) have been collected by members of the AFF and les Sans PagEs because several members in those groups are active feminists and simply know . I think they also worked through some websites. You probably better ask DeuxPlusQuatre or Natachat ([1]). But they also know that sources may be a big issue. Maybe they will have suggestions nevertheless. Thanks ! Anthere (talk)

Women in Red World ContestEdit

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African feministsEdit

Hi, can you add a full list of the articles created on French wikipedia to the main contest list? As they were created for your segment of the contest. I would love to have allowed all wikis to participate but I couldn't do it for the main contest prizes because the bot was running the show and it would have been time consumiong to check and try to ensure compliance in French. In future I hope we can get a bot to operate on other wikis and encourage more other wikis to get involved.♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:00, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

Yes I will do that. Sorry for being late. I was in South Africa last week (for work) and it was quite difficult for I to get internet access. Then I had a 24 hours trip to return home (obviously, I slept, ate and watched funny movies instead of doing wiki :)). Anthere (talk)
Thanks. I don't know how many African women bios were created for the entire contest but three people managed to create one for every African nation so has to be a fair amount!! It seemed like we got more African bios than mainland Europe!♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:00, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

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Hello Anthere. A reminder about Under-representation of science and women in Africa: Wikimania 2018 an opportunity to bridge the gap. Your contribution is appreciated. Ear-phone (talk) 19:16, 30 December 2017 (UTC)

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I stand by what I did. Sorry. Anthere (talk)

Copying/translating in WikipediaEdit

Hi! If you translate material from one Wikipedia to another, as you did from French at Loris Cecchini, you must provide attribution for the work of the editors who created that content, unless that content was created exclusively by you (as is very nearly, but not entirely, the case here). The template {{translated page}} is a quick and handy way of doing this. Since I'm here: Wikipedia is built on independent reliable sources; I question whether adding unsourced content offers any benefit whatsoever to the project. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 23:07, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

@Justlettersandnumbers: In all those cases of articles I recently edited, I was the original editor who added this content to the French Wikipedia first and then second in English. Surely, I do not need to attribute myself with a translated by template.
More practically, most of this content has been created by a handful of people, who are also wikipedians. A lot of those texts have already been published (under a free licence) several years ago in that research report : Marta Pucciarelli (2014) Final Report. University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, Laboratory of visual culture. [2] See for example with Colonne_Pascale. That report is mostly about ArtWorks though but fully source the information added. The previous reference was broken but I found a new online version last week and updated it. for example.
Rrecently those researchers published a book, which has been added as a bibliographic source in all the articles (including Loris Cecchini [3]). The book is : Pensa, Iolanda (Ed.) 2017. Public Art in Africa. Art et transformations urbaines à Douala /// Art and Urban Transformations in Douala. Genève: Metis Presses. ISBN 978-2-94-0563-16-6. It is now available for purchase should you want to check. A full OTRS permission has been sent by the authors a week ago. I sent OTRS the exact list of concerned articles last Friday. If you want to check with OTRS, please do. It is ticket [Ticket#2018020910006021] [4]. Obviously not yet treated, but I expect they will add to each talk page a template to indicate the source of the information added to articles. In short... this information is SOURCED and the texts are fully under free licence. Those are scholarly works funded by public research in a Swiss University.
Obviously, the texts are not fully copy and paste as I integrated them as much as possible within our editorial way. In some cases, there were already an article so I adapted things the best I could. And did not keep elements when I felt them inappropriate.
Mind you... it is very much an egg and hen issue. OTRS permissions can not be recorded and handled until the text is fully on Wikipedia. And at the same time the text should be sourced and cleared before it is published ? It is not possible to do it all AT THE SAME TIME :) So I started by putting the texts, putting the sources, then sending the permissions. That's legit. I don't blame you for being careful, but this text is fully sourced so really should not be removed. So thank you for restoring it. Anthere (talk) 10:20, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
OK, Anthere, these are just my personal thoughts – I plan to walk away from this if I possibly can:
  • Of course you are right that if you write a text and then add it first to one Wikipedia and then to another, there's no need to attribute yourself (though it doesn't hurt to do so in an edit summary); if, however, you add a text to one Wikipedia and then translate it after others have contributed to it, you should provide attribution for their work, however minimal (again, it doesn't hurt)
  • If the text is copied from somewhere else, you must provide clear attribution of the source – for Creative-Commons sources, the {{CC-notice}} template is handy for the purpose
  • The Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 licence in the ticket is not compatible in Wikipedia
  • Just because someone has written something and released it under a free licence, that does not necessarily mean that it is sourced, true, accurate, well-written or in any way suitable for use as a reference; it may be all those things, but that will be evaluated by the editors writing the content
  • Even less does a free release in itself imply that external content is suitable for inclusion in our articles – in practice, that is almost never the case
  • To take a single example, you added at Loris Cecchini "... the natural systems are transformed into a stratified system of semantic relationships, with a view to picking up on the invisible processes of a synthesis between nature and culture". Assuming just for a moment that that is sourced to reliable scholarly publications, we're left with two questions: what, if anything, is it supposed to mean? and what on Earth is it doing in Wikipedia?
  • Ms Pensa has for years been using Wikipedia/Wikiafrica to promote her interests, her work, her friends, her association(s), the school(s) where she works/worked and so on – see, e.g., this discussion on her talk-page (so I did really wonder why you were spamming refs to her book through the project!)
  • Wouldn't it be a good plan to get some sort of editor consensus before adding any more of that sort of stuff to Wikipedia? And wouldn't the best place to do that be the WP:Conflict of interest noticeboard?
Regards, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 11:52, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
Hmmm. I am so used to Wikimedia Commons now rather taking CC BY SA 4.0... that it slipped out of my mind that it was not compatible with Wikipedia. I do not think it is a big issue in itself. Will need a new otrs ticket though...
I note the use of the {{CC-notice}} template. Thank you.
Most of the discussion you point at is from 2013/2014 ? Well, ages ago :( I will be more pragmatic here. Those ArtWorks do exist. Those artists do exist and have significant notoriety (the research does mention many more artists, but I considered them non notable enough, or considered there were not enough sources, so I dropped them entirely). We mean (well, I mean at least) to get more content about Africa on Wikipedia. And that is often a challenge to do so because African artists are so much referenced than European ones. Tough to find sources that are not the gallery where they display their work or their own social profiles. So when there are cases where we have content about those artists written by someone else and not self-published, I think that's the best option we have to write something about those guys. And yes, either I put the source of this content (then it may be spam, but it is sourced) or I do not (then not spam, but not sourced). Hmmm... tough.
I admit ... the natural systems are transformed into a stratified system of semantic relationships, with a view to picking up on the invisible processes of a synthesis between nature and culture sucks :) I missed that one. Otherwise... by and large, though I may have missed some other funny statements, I believe what I put is useful and informative. I dropped quite a bit of stuff and rephrased significantly sometimes.
My apologies for the disruption. Cheers Anthere (talk) 13:26, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

First Edit DayEdit

  Hey, Anthere. I'd like to wish you a wonderful First Edit Day on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
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cute. But actually not true. I joined under a username in January or February 2002. As an anon end of 2001. But the first software Wikipedia used... did not record that type of things. I take it 31st of May is the day I made a first edit with MediaWiki lol. Anthere (talk) 10:27, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

Wiki loves Women (Africa)Edit

Hi,

I ran across your group today inviting your project to review and provide input on the newly proposed Women in Red User Group. Women in Red hosted a editathon this month with Sub-Africa being one of the themes. I have created two biographies of African women.

I would assume you would want that information on your page, but I see a lot of information on African feminists. Is this a Wikiproject for all African women or just African feminists? If all, I would be happy to participate and contribute biographies. MauraWen (talk) 17:24, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Hi User:MauraWen. It is definitely "all". I think there was an heavy weight put on feminist at some point because this was an approach we felt was interesting. But by no means is that a limitation. ACTUALLY... we are planning to host a little drive in October around witches. Well, in French, user:nattes à chat, the funder of w:fr:Projet:Les sans pagEs started working a few months ago on "sorcières" (witches). Then recently, I launched a local w:fr:Projet:Les sans pagEs/Méditerranée group and since I am active both in les sans pagEs and in Wiki Loves Women, I thought of how we could do a joint effort. And upon seeing the work already done by Natacha on witches, I thought... let's do a work on Wikidata and witches. Then talking with africans, I thought "witch" was not the right term and we thought WikiSorcery may be a better move. The idea is to list and then work on biographies of "notable" dead witches... Does that sound like something you would be interested in ? :) We had an edit-a-thon last week and thought we needed to start a meta page for that project, but it is not yet done... Anthere (talk) 22:06, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I would like to work on biographies if I can find sources. you can see from my user group page that I do a lot of biographies. Working recently on putting this Women in Red user group together, I discovered a new passion for supporting and advocating for girls and women in 3rd world countries, especially Africa. I finished a biography on Osvalde Lewat last week and really enjoyed making the contribution. So tell me where to go and what lists I can look at to find notable women with hopefully good sources available. MauraWen (talk) 22:36, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
Cool ! Let me get back to you on this, probably after Wikimania. I am a bit head under water at the moment (leaving in three days and currently trying to get V2 of WikiFundi out of the ground... ). I'll meet with some people of the Tanzanian and Ugandan team at Wikimania. I'd like to see which topics they mostly want to dig in. We have an list of Wikipedia:Wiki Loves Women/Suggested articles but this has not been updated for a year. So that sucks a bit. I also see that you are interested in archeology and poetry/. Perhaps we could come up with short lists ! Anthere (talk)
Started a meta project page on Wikisorcery here https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikisorcery --Nattes à chat (talk) 05:03, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Can we talk about editathon organizer tools?Edit

Hi Anthere, I’m a product manager at the Wikimiedia Foundation. My team's next assignment is to design and build a tool that will make life easier for people who organize and run editathons. (Here's the project page, which I’ve just inherited from another PM).

I’m reaching out to event organizers to learn more about your process and needs so I can better understand where you most need help. If that sounds interesting to you, I’d I’d like to set up a time when we might chat via video conference (Google Hangouts). If you’d like to meet, please send me a contact email where I can reach you and I’ll be in touch. You can reach me here: jmatazzoni[at]wikimedia.org. You might also wish to let me know what time zone you’re in (I’m in California time). I’m looking forward to learning more about your work. —JMatazzoni (WMF) (talk) 23:34, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

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AfroCine: Join us for the Months of African Cinema in October!Edit

Hi Anthere. We communicated before Wikimania and I promised to contact you after. This would be a great time to wade in on the Event Tool discussion, since I just put up a major post proposing new event metrics features. We’d love to hear your thoughts. Thanks in advance JMatazzoni (WMF) (talk) 23:59, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Please come and comment on metrics ideas for event organizersEdit

Hi Anthere. We communicated before Wikimania and I promised to contact you afterwards about Event Tool. I'm sorry not to get in touch sooner but this would be a great time to wade in on the Event Tool discussion, since I just put up a major post proposing new metrics and reporting features. We’d love to hear your thoughts on these ideas (here's the talk page). Thanks for your help! JMatazzoni (WMF) (talk) 23:59, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

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This is a global online edit-a-thon, which is happening in at least 5 language editions of Wikipedia, including the English Wikipedia! Join us in this exciting venture, by helping to create or expand articles which are connected to this scope. Also remember to list your name under the participants section, if you haven't done so already.

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Reinventing WikifundiEdit

I seems I have accidentally reinvented WikiFundi at Meta:Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Mobile and apps/Low-bandwidth editing app. Advice on how to proceed would be welcome; we can modify the proposal until November 16th, so it might make sense to modify it to add something useful to Wikifundi. HLHJ (talk) 00:08, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

Hi there. I responded on meta ! Good to know there are others interested by those issues ! Anthere (talk)

AfroCine: The Months of African Cinema Continues….Edit

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It is already the middle of the contest and a lot have been achieved already! We have been able to get over 200 articles created in over seven (7) languages! The figures soars to up to a thousand, if Wikidata entries are included. Furthermore, there have been about 5 in-person gatherings of Wikipedians in different countries across the world to create articles about African(a) cinema!

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Wikidata edits not showing when logged outEdit

Hi Anthere, thanks for your dedication in promoting projects that is improving African visibility on Wikimedia. Please, concerning the Wikidata occupational drive, a couple of the Nigerian languages now have entries/labels in the specified items, however I noticed it is not visible when am not logged in, is there some kind of verification (like pending changes reviewer on WP) that is normally done on Wikidata? HandsomeBoy (talk) 21:32, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

Hi User:HandsomeBoy. To make sure... the updates do not show up on WikiData or do not show up on the occupation page on Wikipedia ? On Wikipedia, it is normal as the bot is only updating from time to time (you can force the update yourself). On Wikidata, I am not aware of any reviewing system. It may more be a cache situation ? Would you mind pointing out to such a page as example ? Anthere (talk)
What I mean is -- for example, even though there are Hausa labels for every occupation as seen Wikipedia:WikiProject Wiki Loves Women/Occupations/ha, if you open each of the Wikidata item, the labels are not reflected, for example look at actor, animator, film director, television presenter, etc. the Hausa field is empty. This is not a cache issue because most of these edits were done since October, and we are in November now. HandsomeBoy (talk) 17:10, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
I have checked two items and I do see the ha labels... weird. Let me check that more in details this week, and take screenshots so that we can compare what we both see. Sorry, travelling right now. Anthere (talk)
These were screenshot today 1, 2 and 3. HandsomeBoy (talk) 18:15, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
Hi User:HandsomeBoy I can only access the second link... I need permission for the other two with my gmail address. Here is my SS [5]. We clearly do not see the same thing... weird... have you tried the usual "empty your cache" etc ? Anthere (talk)
It was a mistake, anyone with the the link should be able to view all three ss now. i don't think its a cache thing, because the Igbo labels which I added after the Hausa are showing. I have also tried it in at least 3 computers, and its still same thing. Maybe I was too fast with my keyboard when I was adding thd e labels, but even if that is the case it shouldn't be showing on your system. But did you try it while logged out?HandsomeBoy (talk) 23:38, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
User:HandsomeBoy I see it just fine as well when I am not connected... maybe you should report the issue on the project chat ? Anthere (talk)

Participate in usability testing for new Event Metrics tool?Edit

Hi Anthere. I'd like to invite you to participate in usability tests we're planning for the Event Metrics program now in development. The test will involve a one-hour video conference session with a design researchers, who will lead you through a series of tasks on the program and talk to you about how well the tool's user interface works for you and how it could be improved. Sessions will take place the second and third weeks of January.

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Mystery womanEdit

I am working on the list of suffragists for our WIR 2019 year-long campaign. I keep running across references to "Lady Steel" of Pietermaritzburg, Natal who was president of the Women's Enfranchisement Association from 1916 to 1931. Apparently she replaced Mary Emma Macintosh who was the previous president upon her death. I found a few references for Macintosh but find virtually nothing for Steel. I'm guessing because I cannot figure out her name. Any idea who she might have been? SusunW (talk) 00:27, 27 December 2018 (UTC)

Oh such fun solving a mystery. Scottish militant suffragist turned South African suffragist. Found Lady Steel. SusunW (talk) 06:01, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
Looks like the name of a heroin in a book ! Happy New Year SusunW Anthere (talk)
Such an apt name for a suffragette ;) SusunW (talk) 16:42, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
You might enjoy it Barbara Steel. SusunW (talk) 06:40, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
There you go ! A nice French version ! Anthere (talk)
Fabulous! SusunW (talk) 13:47, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

AfroCine: Thank You!Edit

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The Months of African Cinema Global Edit-a-thon was concluded on 30 November 2018, and we've had amazing results. Over 570 articles were created across 8 language-Wikipedias. 7 in-person gatherings of Wikipedians were organized across different parts of the world.

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For a pilot event, all our expectations were surpassed and we have you to thank for that. Thank you so much for being part of this global event! Thank you for helping to fix African content gaps on Wikipedia! We hope to see more of your participation in future AfroCine events and activities. Please remember to signup on the main WikiProject participants page, in order to get updated with these activities.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 23:50, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

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AfroCine: Join the Months of African Cinema this October!Edit

Greetings!

After a successful first iteration of the “Months of African Cinema” last year, we are happy to announce that it will be happening again this year, starting from October 1! In the 2018 edition of the contest, about 600 Wikipedia articles were created in at least 8 languages. There were also contributions to Wikidata and Wikimedia commons, which brought the total number of wikimedia pages created during the contest to over 1,000.

The AfroCine Project welcomes you to October, the first out of the two months which have been dedicated to creating and improving content that centre around the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora. Join us in this global edit-a-thon, by helping to create or expand articles which are connected to this scope. Also remember to list your name under the participants section.

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For further information about the contest, the recognition categories and how to participate, please visit the contest page here. For further inquiries, please leave comments on the contest talkpage or on the main project talkpage. See you around :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 00:50, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

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Thank you ミラ ;) Happy New Year to you ! Anthere (talk)

Eighteen Years on Wikipedia!Edit

  Hey, Anthere. I'd like to wish you a wonderful First Edit Day on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
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ehehe. Thanks Anthere (talk)

Join the Months of African Cinema Global Contest!Edit

Greetings!

The AfroCine Project invites you to join us again this October and November, the two months which are dedicated to improving content about the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.

Join us in this exciting venture, by helping to create or expand contents in Wikimedia projects which are connected to this scope. Kindly list your username under the participants section to indicate your interest in participating in this contest.

We would be awarding prizes to different categories of winners:

  • Overall winner
    • 1st - $500
    • 2nd - $200
    • 3rd - $100
  • Diversity winner - $100
  • Gender-gap fillers - $100
  • Language Winners - up to $100*
We would be adding additional categories as the contest progresses, along with local prizes from affiliates in your countries. For further information about the contest, the prizes and how to participate, please visit the contest page here. For further inquiries, please leave comments on the contest talkpage or on the main project talkpage. Looking forward to your participation.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 19:22, 22nd September 2020 (UTC)

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You've got an emailEdit

Hello Anthere,

I left you a message.-- An@ss_koko(speak up) 22:56, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

seen and answered to :) Anthere (talk)

The Months of African Cinema Contest Continues in November!Edit

Greetings,

Thank you very much for participating in the Months of African Cinema global contest/edit-a-thon, and thank you for your contributions so far.

It is already the middle of the contest and a lot have been achieved already! We have been able to get over 1,500 articles created in over fifteen (15) languages! This would not have been possible without your support and we want to thank you. If you have not yet listed your name as a participant in the contest page please do so.

Please make sure to list the articles you have created or improved in the article achievements' section of the contest page, so that they can be easily tracked. To be able to claim prizes, please also ensure to list your articles on the users by articles page. We would be awarding prizes to different categories of winners:

  • Overall winner
    • 1st - $500
    • 2nd - $200
    • 3rd - $100
  • Diversity winner - $100
  • Gender-gap filler - $100
  • Language Winners - up to $100*

We are very excited about what has been achieved so far, but your contributions are still needed to further exceed all expectations! Let’s create more articles before the end of this contest, which is this November!!!

Thank you once again for being part of this global event! --Jamie Tubers (talk) 10:30, 06 November 2020 (UTC)

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AfroCine: 2020 Months of African Cinema Contest WinnersEdit

Greetings!

Thank you very much for participating in The 2020 Months of African Cinema Global Contest which was concluded on 30 November 2020. The contest was able exceed all expectations, with the creation of over 3,200 articles written in 19 languages. This places the contest firmly as one of the most successful article writing contest on Wikipedia.

A big thank you to you and every single person who created articles during the period of the contest for making this happen!

Please note that we have now concluded the review of all submitted articles, and winners have now been listed on the relevant page. We'd still be contacting everyone who has won something separately to send over their prizes. Thank you very much once again! --Jamie Tubers (talk) 23:45, 03 April 2021 (UTC)

PreciousEdit

African women

Thank you for quality articles about ecology and ethics, in service from 2002 in French and English, for creating Wiki Loves Africa and Wiki loves Women, for desert dreams pictured, for missing Sarah SV, for "stay a learner", - Florence, you are an awesome Wikipedian!

You are recipient no. 2595 of Precious, a prize of QAI. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:32, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

WOW. Love it ! Really do. Yours is such a sweet practice ! Thanks a lot ! user:Gerda Arendt and team ! Anthere (talk) 14:04, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day!Edit

I beg your pardon ? CAPTAIN RAJU  Anthere (talk)
Oh, I get it. This is when mediawiki was turned on. Not my first edit on Wikipedia, but my first edit on Mediawiki. Funny thought. Anthere (talk) 22:12, 31 May 2021 (UTC)