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Gender labelsEdit

Just a heads up: I moved your draft at Bluerasberry/gender labels to User:Bluerasberry/gender labels, since it appeared misplaced. Happy editing! --Ahecht (TALK
) 19:11, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

On naming conventionsEdit

Oddly for encyclopedia it's rather challenging to organize past discussions in project space. Thanks for drawing my attention to the summary table at Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Gender identity; it's excellent, probably the best example I'm seen of that, but I can also appreciate how much work went into it (also, the question of gender identity is infinitely more important than naming subway stations, but I'm only engaged in the latter discussion). I attempted a similar approach during a particularly difficult AfD which turned in large part on sourcing: Wikipedia talk:Articles for deletion/Gregory Creswell. I don't know how much this discussion would have benefitted from such summaries.

The dividing line for the present discussion is the adoption of the WP:USSTATION guideline. Before, there were discussions about the appropriateness of the local consensus in favor of preemptive parenthetical disambiguation. In the absence of a directly-applicable guideline, people could point at core policies that said don't do that, but there wasn't an alternative naming principle and everyone agreed that renaming individual articles without one would create chaos. Nothing much came of them. Post-WP:USSTATION there was a principle, and so the question narrowed to whether and how to apply that guideline to New York City Subway articles. From a policy standpoint it's clear as day to me, but (as you've perhaps seen) there are local project participants who resent the intrusion. To make a possibly inappropriate comparison, it's rather like Gallicanism vs. Ultramontanism. Mackensen (talk) 02:21, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

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

June 23, 12:30pm: Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art

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 16:29, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

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

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Mention in upcoming issue of The SignpostEdit

Just wanted you to know your name is included in a report about FRAMBAN in the upcoming issue of The Signpost. If you have any comments you can leave them on my talkpage or other Signpost official channels. ☆ Bri (talk) 18:56, 23 June 2019 (UTC)


Hi, I know you're busy with lots of things right now. I was in DC a few days ago speaking to Andrew Lih, Rob Fernandez and Jim Hayes. I asked about WikiCite and they all said that you'd be the one to know what are the latest developments (if there are any). When I last heard, WikiCite people had come up with 3 ways to go forward, and things seemed to have stopped there. Any additional news? - kosboot (talk) 16:19, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

is the election article submittedEdit

User:Bluerasberry/2019 ASBS results: Revision history I'll try to copyedit it in a fewSmallbones(smalltalk) 05:26, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

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Sunday July 14: Annual NYC Wiki-Picnic @ Roosevelt IslandEdit

July 14, 2-7pm: Annual NYC Wiki-Picnic @ Roosevelt Island

You are invited to join us at the "picnic anyone can edit" in the lovely Southpoint Park on Roosevelt Island, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

This year the Wiknic will double as a "Strategy Salon" (more information at Wiknic page), using open space technology to address major questions facing our social movement.

2–7pm - come by any time!
Our picnicking area is at Southpoint Park, south of the tram and subway, and also just south of the Cornell Tech campus.
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia NYC banner!

Celebrate our 13th year of wiki-picnics! We hope to see you there! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 21:35, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

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Wikimedia New York City Team 15:38, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Wikimania - the Stockholm whole day and social-group tour on the 15thEdit

Hey, how are you? I just earlier signed up for tours in Stockholm on the 14th and saw there weren't many people signing yet. I then actually thought of asking you here if you arrive again this year, and whether you take some tours as well? Then I saw on the 15th the whole-day organized one-by-one tours, more so (than the 14th) designed to gather as one group to further help meet more people, and where I also saw few people I know, including finding you registered to this day. But there they limit to just 30 people! And I'm already number 17 on the wait list, in addition to the 30! Most of them probably on scholarships and knew early about this to register quickly. Anyway I saw you there too which only adds to my desire to join this thoroughly-organized and interesting day. Do you have any contacts with organizers or idea if they plan more groups with more guides in parallel? It's impossible and sucks to limit to 30 when it's so obvious much more of the hundreds attending will also like to join this - both for the comprehensive sightseeing and for meeting or see again familiar faces to hang out with. Please let me know if you know something. I will also try contacting people from WMF. But for now I had to tell you I really want to come to this and that I saw you are going, and if that remains the situation - for only 30, it's really frustrating. On the positive original note which I wanted to write you to begin with - I'm very glad to know you arrive, will be happy to see you again! אומנות (talk) 22:21, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

@אומנות: At wmania:2019 talk:Related activities/Culture Crawl I posted a message about splitting the groups. Let's see what they say.
Yes, good to see you again at this event and glad you are still engaged a bit in wiki. There are always bumps with these volunteer efforts. See you in a few weeks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:15, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
Thank you very much! I thought of posting myself on the talk there if someone doesn't respond the next days. You saved me the effort also as I thought of turning to specific organizers for more attention but wasn't sure who. Although, following Eric Luth conference-email, I wrote him too about this, last night. It's also that my registration can't even be seen regularly, after I registered along with my comment of hoping to create more groups. When I entered afterwards to this day-tours+registration page, it only shows 2 more registrations on the waiting list for the Royal Djurgården Culture Crawl and 15 on the waiting list for the Old Town Culture Crawl. Only when I go to "edit source" for the specific registration sections, and then go back to the general page display - it shows all current 7 on the waiting list for the first, and 18 (when I'm number 17) on the waiting list for the second tour. Thanks again for writing there. Can you also tell me if you see all registrations, or just the 2 waiting for the first, and 15 for the second? אומנות (talk) 13:50, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Office actionsEdit

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Wikipedia talk:Office actions. Legobot (talk) 04:33, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Your guidance for a UBC course instructorEdit

If your time permits, please review this history concerning this student 'edit-a-thon'. The focus of the numerous student editors - under the instructor's encouragement - is to excerpt Canadian regulations on food manufacturing and labeling, then insert mostly the same content and government regulation sources into dozens of food articles, often out of context or with minor relevance. Despite the instructor's claim of student learning, the contributions over 3 years are duplicative, narrow, and frequently off topic using the same source, that 'accomplishment' in the class seems only to post Wikipedia edits in 'edit-a-thons', most of which have been reverted by other editors and me. It appears the instructor would benefit from a structured guide on teaching students to contribute more constructively. Many thanks. --Zefr (talk) 13:25, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

Zefr These are cool contributions for 3 years in a subject about which I care. Thanks, I posted on the user's talk page. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:38, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

Lots of stuff in the newsEdit

about Wikipedia and India (of course) but this one looked ok to me [1] Smallbones(smalltalk) 16:06, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

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