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Women in Red April EventsEdit

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April 2019, Volume 5, Issue 4, Numbers 107, 108, 114, 115, 116, 117


Hello and welcome to the April events of Women in Red!

Please join us for these virtual events:


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--Megalibrarygirl (talk) 20:33, 22 March 2019 (UTC) via MassMessaging

Video tutorial "Referencing with VisualEditor" – newsletter issue 2 short versionEdit

 Video tutorial "Referencing with VisualEditor" – newsletter issue 2

Hi! The full version of this newsletter issue has a lot of information. I am sending a short version to talk pages.

The most important information to know is that draft 2 is finished, that the single long script has been divided into many smaller scripts, and that portions of the script have been prioritized for production.

Due to budget constraints, not all scripts can be produced within the scope of the current pilot grant, but the other scripts will remain available for potential future production. (This project feels somewhat like doing a vehicle repair when the mechanic starts to work on the engine, and once the mechanic gets under the engine and starts to work, they discover that accomplishing their objective requires twice as much time as they first had estimated.) However, nothing is lost, so do not fear. Overall, my assessment (me being User:Pine) is that this project is producing a lot of good output and is generally a valuable pilot project.

For more information, including my requests for your feedback, please see the full version of the newsletter.

Thanks very much. --Pine(✉) 23:01, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Sorry to See you goEdit

Sorry to see that you left as editor of The SignPost. You will be missed, even if only by me. Not Wilkins (talk) 19:34, 31 March 2019 (UTC)NotWilkins

You were a joy to work with. We had some great collaborations happening. I am sorry if you were somehow blamed for any pieces in the Signpost-you took some significant hits and always responded with grace and poise. I took much criticism myself over the past year and a half by folks who thought I was making fun of everyone. At least the carrots didn't haul me off to arbcom. Contact me with anything if you think I can help. Best Regards, Barbara 21:00, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

ThanksEdit

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To a great editor in chief Smallbones(smalltalk) 16:46, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Art+Feminism, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Saturday, April 6th, 1-5 PMEdit

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Art+Feminism
For more info see
the meetup page
for Art+Feminism
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Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors were women. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of representation from women.

Let’s change that.

To help change this, the Jacob Lawrence Gallery is continuing a series of Edit-a-thons to improve Wikipedia's coverage of womxn and gender non-binary artists of color.

Childcare, snacks from local businesses, and editing tutorials will be provided.

All you need to bring is your laptop, power cord, and ideas. No previous Wikipedia experience required!

Everyone is welcome. Access to UW wifi will be provided for non-UW affiliated participants.

Please create a Wikipedia account before the event.

RSVP through this Facebook event link.

When: Saturday, Apr. 6, 2019, 1–5 PM
Where: Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Art Building #132, 1915 NE Chelan Ln, Seattle, WA 98105
Event Sponsors: Jacob Lawrence Gallery, School of Art + Art History + Design
Event Page: Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Parking: Free parking is normally available on campus after 12pm on Saturdays.

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Weed the PeopleEdit

Hello:

The copy edit you requested from the Guild of Copy Editors of the article Weed the People has been completed.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Regards,

Twofingered Typist (talk) 21:06, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

Soka GakkaiEdit

I had to Undo your edit, as Blogspot is not an acceptable reference. If you wanted to make the work by Ikeda that you mention the primary reference, that would be okay I think.--Daveler16 (talk) 00:15, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

@Daveler16: I agree, Blogspot is not an acceptable reference. That's why I removed it [1]. Is there a misunderstanding here? ☆ Bri (talk) 01:22, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

Evidently. I guess I misread the edit. Apologies.--Daveler16 (talk) 15:44, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
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Six years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:54, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Submarine Memorial ChapelEdit

Updated DYK query.svgOn 15 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Submarine Memorial Chapel, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Submarine Memorial Chapel. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Submarine Memorial Chapel), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
Materialscientist (talk) 00:15, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

Category:Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductees has been nominated for discussionEdit

Category:Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductees, which you created, has been nominated for conversion into a list. A discussion is taking place to decide whether this proposal complies with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. RevelationDirect (talk) 02:10, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

Category renameEdit

Sounds good to me. Daniel Case (talk) 02:18, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

Category:Caitlín Kiernan has been nominated for discussionEdit

Category:Caitlín Kiernan, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. A discussion is taking place to decide whether this proposal complies with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. --woodensuperman 08:34, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Ted SampleyEdit

Updated DYK query.svgOn 12 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ted Sampley, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that POW/MIA activist Ted Sampley, who died 10 years ago today, discovered that the Vietnam War Unknown Soldier was in fact Michael Blassie? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ted Sampley. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ted Sampley), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
 — Amakuru (talk) 00:03, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.18Edit

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Hello Bri,

WMF at work on NPP Improvements

Niharika Kohli, a product manager for the growth team, announced that work is underway in implementing improvements to New Page Patrol as part of the 2019 Community Wishlist and suggests all who are interested watch the project page on meta. Two requested improvements have already been completed. These are:

  • Allow filtering by no citations in page curation
  • Not having CSD and PRODs automatically marked as reviewed, reflecting current consensus among reviewers and current Twinkle functionality.
Reliable Sources for NPP

Rosguill has been compiling a list of reliable sources across countries and industries that can be used by new page patrollers to help judge whether an article topic is notable or not. At this point further discussion is needed about if and how this list should be used. Please consider joining the discussion about how this potentially valuable resource should be developed and used.

Backlog drive coming soon

Look for information on the an upcoming backlog drive in our next newsletter. If you'd like to help plan this drive, join in the discussion on the New Page Patrol talk page.

News
Discussions of interest

Six Month Queue Data: Today – 7242 Low – 2393 High – 7250


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Delivered by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) on behalf of DannyS712 (talk) at 19:17, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

MailEdit

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It may take a few minutes from the time the email is sent for it to show up in your inbox. You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{ygm}} template.
--SamHolt6 (talk) 16:58, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Thanks 2Edit

Signpost Barnstar Hires.png The Signpost Barnstar
This user deserves recognition for their work on The Signpost! Especially for the heads up on the North Face story, but for a lot more than that.
{{The Signpost Barnstar}}
Smallbones(smalltalk) 23:11, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

ThanksEdit

I appreciate you fixing the COI template on my talk page. I thought a bot did it, until I checked the edit history. I wasn't aware I could use that syntax. Much appreciated, --Naadobea1776 (talk) 20:51, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Chris Young now at AFCEdit

Hello, as you had feedback on the draft regarding primary sources, which now has been replaced by a secondary source, I thought you might be interested in reviewing the page. I've flagged it for AFC today here: Draft:Chris_J._Young Thanks.Naadobea1776 (talk) 15:40, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Motorcycle manufacturers of LatviaEdit

A tag has been placed on Category:Motorcycle manufacturers of Latvia requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section C1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the category has been empty for seven days or more and is not a disambiguation category, a category redirect, a featured topics category, under discussion at Categories for discussion, or a project category that by its nature may become empty on occasion.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Liz Read! Talk! 03:38, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Brahmastra filmEdit

"Orthogonal"Edit

@Bbb23: Meh, "orthogonal" as you noted my use of it has been in the Jargon File since 1990 [2] ... Wikipedia is not where I started picking up the lingo. ☆ Bri (talk) 18:00, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

If I say you picked it up at Wikipedia, then you picked it up at Wikipedia. I am the great and powerful Bbb23.--Bbb23 (talk) 18:03, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
Okay, just remember that wizards are sometimes figments of the imagination. Funny you should mention that story because I found out only because of editing WP that Baum and I likely share a common ancestor in upstate New York. ☆ Bri (talk) 18:17, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
Worse than that. In this case the wizard was a fraud. I found out I was related to Toto, so I've got you beat.--Bbb23 (talk) 18:21, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
I was going to say Toto doesn't exist either, but according to WP they do. Learned something new today. ☆ Bri (talk) 19:04, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
A little long in the tooth, aren't they?--Bbb23 (talk) 19:27, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 14Edit

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Newsletter • June 2019

Updates: I've been focusing largely on the development side of things, so we are a lot closer now to being ready to actually start discussing deploying it and testing it out here.

There's just a few things left that need to be resolved:

  • A bunch of language support issues in particular, plus some other release blockers, such as the fact that currently there's no good way to find any hubs people do create.
  • We also probably need some proper documentation and examples up to even reference if we want a meaningful discussion. We have the extension documentation and some test projects, but we probably need a bit more. Also I need to be able to even find the test projects! How can I possibly write reports about this stuff if I can't find any of it?!

Some other stuff that's happened in the meantime:

  • Midpoint report is out for this round of the project, if you want to read in too much detail about all the problems I've been running into.
  • WikiProject Molecular Biology have successfully set up using the old module system that CollaborationKit is intended to replace (eventually), and it even seems to work, so go them. Based on the issues they ran into, it looks like the members signup thing on that system has some of the same problems as we've been unable to resolve in CK, though, which is... interesting. (Need to change the content model to the right thing for the formwizard config to take. Ugh, content models.)

Until next time,

-— Isarra 21:43, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

StrikesEdit

There's also TheDJ which has given up a bunch of rights / deleted their user page. This one, I believe, in protest the community, rather than the WMF's response. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 19:48, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

@Headbomb: Appreciate the tip ☆ Bri (talk) 20:00, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
Are they all just "protest strikes", as your current wording suggests? For example, it is as much the case that I seek clarity and fear that I could be in the WMF firing line without such. I say as much here. Note that despite some claims at WP:FRAMBAN, including from a steward, that the project will go on etc, it is already apparent that the lunatics are beginning to run the asylum in the caste etc topic area, where burn-out of neutral, experienced contributors is high and the influx of problematic contributors and socks is a persistent problem (just ask Bishonen), for example.
FWIW, aside from my many detractors relating to matters India, this is relevant to my personal alarm vis-a-vis the WMF's actions. Bear in mind the allegation notified to Fram regarding The Editor Who Shall Not Be Named, who has a huge breach of WP:POLEMIC on their talk page and as recently as this month was still seemingly adding swathes of poor content to mainspace. There seems to be a group of uncritique-ables, as well as of unblockables. - Sitush (talk) 03:00, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks Sitush, I'll find a way to explain not all strikes are symbolic/messaging/what-have-you ☆ Bri (talk) 13:59, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
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