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Talk:Chandra Levy

After all that has happened, maybe we shall continue doing the case-by-case method. We gave our proposals our best shots, but they got shot down. By the way, I didn't want to notify you about the RM particularly because I'm an involved party of the ongoing ArbCom case (actually, I'm not the main subject of the case) and I shall tone down my notifications to the very minimal. Also, I had very patience and hopes that you would be there. Now that this is over, we shall use this article as precedent to how to treat every biography or articles about events related to just one person very carefully. --George Ho (talk) 01:30, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

Ummm... I'm attempting a wikibreak here. Maybe you can do this without me. I have confidence that you can address the notability issue alone. Nevertheless, best recommended to construct RM procedures more often. Id est case by case. But I don't think WT:AT is a good place there to address concerns. The present title "Chandra Levy" is not considered against the naming policy despite content concerns. WT:DEATH is less populated; so is WT:WPBIO. What about Wikipedia talk:Notability (people), whose main project page WP:BIO1E redirects? That seems appropriate. Also, what about WP:VPP? --George Ho (talk) 03:05, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

Welcome back

  Mlpearc (open channel) 03:05, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

Hmm? I have not been away. Daniel Case (talk) 03:10, 4 October 2016 (UTC)
OK, welcome back equipped with a new axe :P Mlpearc (open channel) 03:14, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

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DYK for Rico Harris

 On 10 October 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Rico Harris, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after the 6-foot-9-inch (206 cm), 300-pound (140 kg) former Harlem Globetrotter Rico Harris disappeared two years ago today, searchers wondered why they could find no trace of such a large man? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Rico Harris. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Rico Harris), 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.

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Sun October 16: CommonsLab / Open House NY Photo Contest + Hackathon

Sunday October 16, 2pm: CommonsLab / Open House NY Photo Contest + Hackathon

On Sunday, October 16, Wikimedia NYC will host a multimedia tutorial, workshop, and hackathon focused on Wikimedia Commons and the work processes for cultural multimedia wiki-projects.

The CommonsLab is the concluding "upload party" to the Wikipedia @ Open House New York Weekend photo scavenger hunt, and an accompanying Wikimedia Commons multimedia hackathon.

The event will take the form of a modified unconference, with sessions for photographers/creatives, editors/writers and hackers/software folks!

2:00pm - 8:00 pm at NYU ITP, Tisch School of Arts, 721 Broadway, 4th Floor

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 13:36, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

And RSVP now for our next event after this, focusing on Latin American art and artists:

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My block issue on Commons

Massage of PetarM,

Hi Daniel Case, my account on Commons is blocked by user INeverCry, also - importnant - my all texting is blocked neither i can see emails. And i need to step in contact with other Admin to check this case of "power abuse" which happaned here. Some edits were erased by same Admin, of Ikan Kekek and King of Hearts, which i dont know what were. I would be glad if you could send this to any other admin on Commons (99of9 or (Admins list) ) to solve this issue, also i saw King of Hearts has Admin rights there.

I would also like if you could send all text to user Ikan Kekek and King of Hearts to ask what were their edits which were erased on that page.

(When copying text do from talk page so URLs wont be lost, if you cant do that let me know).

People can write me on my email petarmslo@gmail.com since i cant write on Commons.

regards, PetarM


--PetarM (talk) 07:50, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

Re: List of people who disappeared mysteriously removals

Some of those have been uncited for months if not years. After not finding good sources (apart from murder porn-type sites), I gave up and stared removing them. I appreciate you adding some sources back in there, but you could agree that the article is a hot mess. - Jack Sebastian (talk) 22:58, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

To be fair, you had a point. It was just very late and I had something else in mind to be doing. Sorry. Daniel Case (talk) 00:50, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
We all get that way. I myself have edited far later than I should have (I was recently blocked for interacting with a particularly stubborn little fellow while I was editing too late and toor tired to have simply laughed at them and filed an RfC). I'm glad we talked, though. - Jack Sebastian (talk) 02:13, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Oversight

I accidentally edited while logged out.[1] Can you oversight it so my IP doesn't show please? Felsic2 (talk) 15:09, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

Saturday October 22: WikiArte Latin American Edit-a-thon @ MoMA

Saturday October 22, 10am: WikiArte Latin American Edit-a-thon @ MoMA

Join us for a full Saturday of social Wikipedia editing at the Museum of Modern Art (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of Latin American artists.

The WikiArte (Wiki Arte y Cultura Latinoamerica) edit-a-thon is a global campaign to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Latin American arts and culture and to counter geocultural systemic bias on Wikipedia.

Featuring an opening Artists' Panel at 10am, with Sol Aramendi, Sharon Lee De La Cruz, and Marisa Morán Jahn, to be moderated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, curator at El Museo del Barrio.

The Museum of Modern Art and Fundacion Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros are uniting with international allies to focus on the lives and works of Latin American artists, architects and designers. With keystone events scheduled for October 22 in New York City and other cities throughout the month (Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Caracas, & others), the campaign aims to further similar goals to Art+Feminism.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. Introductory training on the basics of Wikipedia editing will be given throughout the edit-a-thon. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

10:00am - 6:00pm at The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMA, 4 West 54th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue)
Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 23:29, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

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Asian 10,000 Challenge invite

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DYK for Disappearance of Joan Risch

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Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:36, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Style dot com logo.png

 

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Re: Woodbridge photo

Looks good. There was more involved in this trip, right? We do need a better photo of Waldwick updated. Mine was in the pouring rain.

Also, at some point, I want to talk to you about potentially writing an Erie book. You're a much more gifted writer and I researcher. We both take photography and have options. I will talk about further details later. Mitch32(The ripest peach is highest on the tree.) 18:47, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Admin?

I recently noted this edit. It is ok to do so if the user is not really an administrator? Thank you. --Osplace 15:33, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Are you going to ask him to do so? --Osplace 15:47, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
What about all other user rights? I have checked, and it is weird, he seems just be a WP:EXTENDEDCONFIRMED user, but he claims a lot more, when verifying his suppose autopatrolled rights it appears tied to another user, User:Modernist, why? --Osplace 03:01, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Robert Donati

 On 3 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Robert Donati, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that journalist Stephen Kurkjian claims murdered Boston mobster Robert Donati masterminded the the world's largest art theft to get his boss out of jail? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Robert Donati. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Robert Donati), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Disappearance of Sky Metalwala

  Hello! Your submission of Disappearance of Sky Metalwala at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 00:24, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Please take a look at my shortened version of your alt. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 18:42, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Pirelli Tower

I was stalking your Commons talk page and noticed that some of your recent photos of the Pirelli Tower were deleted. Could you upload your best one here on enwiki, to replace the current lead image (which is really ugly)? They're allowed under {{FoP-USonly}}: long story short, we follow only US law here, US law applies to foreign works by lex loci protectionis, so every building in the world can be uploaded as if it were in the US. -- King of ♠ 00:51, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Disappearance of Sky Metalwala

 On 6 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Disappearance of Sky Metalwala, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that police noted that the disappearance of Sky Metalwala five years ago today was "strikingly similar" to an episode of Law & Order: SVU broadcast the night before? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Disappearance of Sky Metalwala. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Disappearance of Sky Metalwala), 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

User impersonation

I found your name on Wikipedia:List_of_administrators/Active. I hope this message is alright.

Yesterday someone made an account with a username virtually identical to mine and seems to be trying to impersonate me. They blanked my userpage (link) and my talk page (link) and redirected them to theirs. This other account is not mine. Could you look into this at your convenience?

Thank you, Chiafriend12 (talk) 16:09, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Thanks! Chiafriend12 (talk) 12:27, 9 November 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject United States/The 50,000 Challenge

  You are invited to participate in the 50,000 Challenge, aiming for 50,000 article improvements and creations for articles relating to the United States. This effort began on November 1, 2016 and to reach our goal, we will need editors like you to participate, expand, and create. See more here!

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Saturday November 12: Women in Science Edit-a-thon @ NY Academy of Sciences (plus Sunday Indigenous People's Justice event)

Saturday November 12, 12-4pm: Women in Science Edit-a-thon @ NY Academy of Sciences

Join us for a full Saturday of social Wikipedia editing at NY Academy of Sciences (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles covering Women in science for their second annual edit-a-thon!.

This event also coincides with the year-long celebration of the Academy's 200th Anniversary and a Women in Red online campaign.

Beginning and experienced Wikipedia writers are both welcome, and there will be helpers on hand to assist those new to editing the encyclopedia.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 19:26, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

And RSVP now for our other event this Sunday in Brooklyn, focusing on Indigenous communities and social justice:

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins

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New deal for page patrollers

Hi Daniel Case,

In order to better control the quality of new pages, keep out the spam, and welcome the genuine newbies, the current system we introduced in 2011 is being updated and improved. The documentation and tutorials have also been revised and given a facelift. Most importantly a new user group New Page Reviewer has been created.

Under the new rule, you may find that you are temporarily unable to mark new pages as reviewed. However, this is nothing to worry about - most current experienced patrollers are being accorded the the new right without the need to apply, and if you have significant previous experience of patrolling new pages, we strongly encourage you to apply for the new right as soon as possible - we need all the help we can get, and we are now providing a dynamic, supportive environment for your work.

Find out more about this exiting new user right now at New Page Reviewers and be sure to read the new tutorial before applying. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:28, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers

Hi Daniel Case.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!

 Hello, Daniel Case. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. Mdann52 (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Saturday December 3: Contemporary Chinese Art Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim

Saturday December 3: Contemporary Chinese Art Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim

On Saturday December 3, 2016, in conjunction with a global campaign, the Guggenheim will host its fifth Wikipedia edit-a-thon—or, #guggathon—to enhance Wikipedia's coverage of modern and contemporary artists from Greater China. The event will cap off Wikipedia Asian Month, an online campaign dedicated to augmenting Asian content on Wikipedia throughout November.

New and experienced editors are welcome. The event will include a training session for participants who are new to Wikipedia, and Wikipedia specialists will be on hand to provide basic instruction and editing support. Editors are invited to view the exhibition Tales of Our Time following the event.

The Guggenheim aims to raise awareness of the artists featured in the Tales of Our Time exhibition supported by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative, and build on the model of campaigns like the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Women in Architecture, Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, and Art+Feminism.

  • Enter at the 88th Street entrance via the ramp at 88th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 09:45, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

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Disappearance of Joan Risch

Hi, I wouldn't say that the information that I moved was the summary of the whole article, just bits of information in the wrong places. I had to reformat the article, as it was poorly formatted. I have now split up the information and moved it to different parts of the article where it should be under Blood type and Possible later sightings. There is no need to remove material again, as the article was scrambled up and not formatted right to begin with. Also the information that I moved around gives different details then what is already listed.

@Davidgoodheart: (talk) 01:36, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Incomplete DYK nomination

Daniel: Could you please help me complete the request below? I cannot understand what, where, and therefore how to complete whatever is incomplete in step 3 below. Gratefully - --Aboudaqn (talk) 01:46, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

  Hello! Your submission of Template:Did you know nominations/International Juridical Association at the Did You Know nominations page is not complete; if you would like to continue, please link the nomination to the nominations page as described in step 3 of the nomination procedure. If you do not want to continue with the nomination, tag the nomination page with {{db-g7}}, or ask a DYK admin. Thank you. DYKHousekeepingBot (talk) 01:18, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

Requesting a third opinion

Seems that the "original research" tag is still in Murder of Sherri Rasmussen. Can you go to WP:3O for someone to volunteer? WP:NORN has become a dead-end or something. --George Ho (talk) 22:47, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

The image stays there. But I'll also request a third opinion on the lead image soon. --George Ho (talk) 23:20, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

Your request on the OR matter was declined. You might relist it if you want. I'm unsure what that person meant when he said "no thorough discussion (one-sided)". --George Ho (talk) 05:05, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

Actually, I found possibly a back-and-forth, thorough discussion at WP:NORN. You can use this to re-request the 3rd opinion. But if that's not it, then I'll remove the tag. George Ho (talk) 06:02, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

File:Eric Garner police confrontation screenshot.PNG

File:Eric Garner police confrontation screenshot.jpg

I uploaded this image in response to the deletion nomination on the pre-death Garner image. If the image is shocking, at least I provided the link that you posted at FFD. Which time indicator is the least shocking but more understanding to the topic? --George Ho (talk) 00:12, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Talk:Murders of Alison Parker and Adam Ward

The infobox image that I added is discussed. Also, the addition was reverted. Maybe you can help. --George Ho (talk) 12:04, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

December 21: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC (plus Wikipedia Day on Jan 15!)

Wednesday December 21, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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.

This will be the holiday party! Celebrate a December holiday with us, or in wiki-fashion, edit the calendar itself and join us to celebrate any holiday of your choice regardless of when it usually happens.

Featuring special guest presentations on structure data, university library meetups, metrics and reporting, and other topics.

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

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

After the main meeting, savory and sweet pies and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

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) 21:43, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

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A discussion at biographies of living persons noticeboard

Hello, this is to let you know that I have mentioned your edits at Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons/Noticeboard. MPS1992 (talk) 00:27, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

And you might want to undo your revert at he Metalwa article, and continue discussion. You've now been reverted by two different editors, using the SeeAlso MOS in the mistaken belief that it trumps BLP. Flip the script: if one editor was reverted by other editors pointing out legitimate problems, what would you advise them? Hint: its what you advised me, Daniel. - Jack Sebastian (talk) 06:21, 18 December 2016 (UTC)
The general rule is that you don't keep reverting back and forth while you're discussing ... it generally tends to show good faith. I am willing to discuss because I believe that policy, as it currently stands, supports that edit. We had a discussion where you raised the same issue (one I note you have completely left out of your account of the situation on BLPN) at WT:MOSLAYOUT. Consensus did not go with you there. You could have, as you said you would, bade your time and built support for a change in policy. Perhaps one is needed ... I don't know. But I do know you're doing this against the result of a community discussion that touched on this very issue. Even if policy is ultimately changed to reflect your concerns, that still looks bad. Daniel Case (talk) 06:35, 18 December 2016 (UTC)
Look man, I respect and like you, but you are handling this in the wrong way. You have two editors challenging your interpretation of the See Also MOS guideline, specifically where it applies to BLPa. No one is challenging SEEALSO in its current form; we are saying that the common sense and good judgment means it shouldn't be applied to BLPs.
That's why I haven't discussed he MOS discussion more, because it isn't on point for this problem. The current form of the guideline suggests common sense and good judgment guide the content within a See Also section. Not to belabor a point, but your intransigence to avoiding potentially damaging comparisons in BLP articles using a See also section isn't demonstrating good judgment, and common sense (and basic decency) doesn't take one family's tragedy and dilute it by a superficial comparison to someone else's tragedy. The mere comparison implies a connection that isn't there, and further punishes the parents of the missing child, which is pretty offensive
To refresh your memory, the main resistance to my proposed edit to SEEALSO was that:
a) it was a solution in search of a problem,
b) that it would create a massive amount of work to fix all of tharticles affected by a necessity of sourcing connections, and
c) that most editors should be trusted to use their common sense and good judgment to know when to apply the comparisons in See also sections.
. This recent matter illustrates that there is n fact a problem with how See Also is being applied, and that even an editor of your experience can sometimes suffer a lapse in approach to the application of See also section. And, to my mind, that's all this is - a lapse in how negatively such a comparison can be perceived. You say you don't see it, but if even one person does, isn't that one too many people? - Jack Sebastian (talk) 07:14, 18 December 2016 (UTC)
You had the chance to convince the people who could have most changed the section. They declined to do so. Your insistence that since you saw it as a connection it violated BLP (I added two words to make that less likely) rather reminds of how the Supreme Court had to rule that, in cases where speech acts might lead to disorderly conduct charges, the police officer making the charge could not be the one who claimed to have been annoyed or alarmed by the speech in question. Daniel Case (talk) 07:19, 18 December 2016 (UTC)
It's true, Daniel, that I couldn't convince people of the need for a rewording of SEEALSO. It is also true that I do not know American caselaw any more than I know Latin. You proposed solution was a unilateral half-measure, and didn't address the problem, which - coupled with your own statement about how edits should cease until discussion does - made a revert necessary.
The very comparison is the damage to the real life people who live the life depicted in these articles. Surely, you must see that. And even if you do not, if two very different editors can see it, then that's two readers too many. Since we both know that there aren't going to be any references that compare these two disappearances, I'd suggest - as someone once suggested to me - to let the matter go. See Also sections are always going to be second-guessed as to content, but there's a huge difference between comparing phasers and blasters in a fictional setting with comparing real-life tragedies whose lives could very easily be impacted by what we write. We need to be aware of internet's effect on people, and as we are often seen as authoritative, we need to be exceptionally careful with BLPs, not just from a legal standpoint, but from a moral one, as well. - Jack Sebastian (talk) 07:45, 18 December 2016 (UTC)
Did that incident occur because of a Wikipedia article? Daniel Case (talk) 07:46, 18 December 2016 (UTC)
Is that a loaded question? Of course, it came about because of several Wikipedia articles, not just BLPs, but articles where abuses occur in See also sections. Again, the current discussion is not about the validity of See Also sections en toto, but only for their very specific application on BLP articles. Stop looking for zebras. - Jack Sebastian (talk) 08:29, 18 December 2016 (UTC)
And while we're here, was it your intention to wipe out my post in the BLP noticeboard? Pretty uncool, man. - Jack Sebastian (talk) 10:17, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

December 2016

This message is to inform you of a discussion that concerns you at WP:AN. - Jack Sebastian (talk) 08:25, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

Also, at the WP:3RR noticeboard --Calton | Talk 08:51, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

You ARE aware that the 3RR is NOT an entitlement, correct, that it's a bright line for sanctioning edit-warriors? Please take more care in actually understanding the policies and alphabet soup you like to cut-and-paste. I mean, as an administrator, you're actually expected to understand the policies you're quoting. It's really not all that difficult. --Calton | Talk 13:54, 19 December 2016 (UTC)
I'm sorry you feel the way you do about this situation.. Right. I notice that you're not actually sorry for creating the situation. So please spare me the unctuous non-apology apology. --Calton | Talk 13:56, 19 December 2016 (UTC)
No, I did not take 3RR as an entitlement to revert 3 times within 24 hours and then stop, primarily because I did not revert three times within a 24-hour period. I made two reverts on 14 December, and two more on 18 December... Huh, you make a claim in one sentence ("No, I did not take 3RR as an entitlement to revert") and immediately contradict it with the next. You edit-warred, and you consciously everted four times in a way to avoid 3RR, so yeah, you took 3 reverts as an entitlement.
I know you may have reasons for questioning the sincerity of my apology... It would be hard to question the sincerity of something that never happened, since there was no actual apology. Of course, you're not required to make an apology, but don't pretend you've done so.
In that vein, I guess I should also apologize: I'm sorry that you don't understand WP:BRD, WP:EDITWAR, and WP:BURDEN. I'm sorry that you fell back on empty wikilawyering rather than even attempt to explain why the addition you edit-warred to force in belongs. I'm sorry that you feel "I like it" is a substitute for reliable sources for claims -- in this, the (obviously) implied connection between the two unconnected cases. I'm sorry that an admin has trouble with those policies and guidelines an admin is supposed to know. Do you wish to question the sincerity of my apologies? Because I'm certainly being sincere here.
I do recall that at one time you were a very helpful editor... And I do recall that at one time you showed evidence of knowing what you were doing. Just a note, but trying to be clever in your personal attacks (WERE a helpful editor?) doesn't not make them irrelevant personal attacks.
Here's a tip: instead of deflection, irrelevancies, point-scoring, condescension, empty rules-lawyering, and treating Wikipedia like a personal battleground, perhaps you should focus on following the standard Wikipedia policies, rules, guidelines, and practices. You know, behave like an admin. --Calton | Talk 02:08, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Leggetts Creek

I am attempting to do a GA Review of Leggetts Creek but the nominator and article-creator has retired from WP. The article is in pretty darn good shape but there are some issues with the referencing - mostly refs going stale. I am reaching out to you as a member of the Wikipedia:WikiProject Rivers in the hopes that maybe you or another active Project member could take on fixing the refs. Thanks, Shearonink (talk) 07:16, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry, merry!

From the icy Canajian north; to you and yours! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 14:29, 24 December 2016 (UTC)  

Russian translation request

Hello, I saw your name here. I was wondering if you could help me with a little Russian translation. I have written the article Khabarovsk Airlines and used references in Russian only for basic information, as I'm using Google Translate. Translations of this source (scroll down to № 99) and this one claim that the airline is a "state unitary enterprise". Would you mind telling me exactly what these sources say with regards to this? Are they saying that the airline was set up by the Khabarovsk Krai government and is a state-owned airline? Thank you very much for your time. — Sunnya343✈ (háblamemy work) 06:25, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversary

A year ago ...
 
culture and nature
... you were recipient
no. 1323 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

Happy 2017 (see my talk)! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:42, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Two years now, and happy 2018! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:14, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

... and three! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:07, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

File:Eric Garner facebook.jpg

For notification, the File:Eric Garner facebook.jpg is deleted per FFD. This would set a precedent for other pages. --George Ho (talk) 11:16, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Murder of Pamela Werner

 On 8 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Murder of Pamela Werner, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that British and Chinese officials in Beijing cooperated in trying to solve the murder of Pamela Werner, which happened 80 years ago today? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Murder of Pamela Werner. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Murder of Pamela Werner), 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.

Schwede66 00:02, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Sunday January 15: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference

Sunday January 15: Wikipedia Day NYC 2017

You are invited to join us at Ace Hotel for Wikipedia Day NYC 2017, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of the project's global 16th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

With special guests Katherine Maher of the Wikimedia Foundation and Tim Wu of Columbia Law School speaking on our Post-truth panel!

Also featuring an International/Multilingual panel, a Documenting Activism panel, a Multimedia/Tech Panel, a Science panel, an Art panel, and more.

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.

10:00am - 7:00 pm at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

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) 14:57, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

I have started the article

About the Disappearance of Kamiyah Mobley.--BabbaQ (talk) 22:38, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Reducing the environmental impact of Wikipedia

Hi Daniel Case, thank you for supporting my project to reduce the environmental impact of Wikipedia! Can I ask you how you found the project page? Also, happy Wikipedia Day! Thanks, --Gnom (talk) 10:34, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Oh, and now I just saw your proposal for a lightning talk at today's Wikipedia Day meetup in NYC. Do you think it would be possible for you to mention my project in this talk? --Gnom (talk) 11:40, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for planning to mention my project in your lightning talk – I saw that some WMF people will attend the meetup so this is a great chance to raise the topic with them. If I can help you in any way, e.g. by preparing a couple of slides or hopping on a quick Skype call with you, just let me know. Greetings from Hamburg, Germany, --Gnom (talk) 12:29, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
Hi Daniel Case, how did it go? :-) Kind regards, --Gnom (talk) 13:47, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Photo of Michael Brown

What about File:Michael Brown Jr.jpg, used in shooting of Michael Brown? It was nominated for deletion but then kept as of now. --George Ho (talk) 04:56, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Actually, you do the honors and then use the "death of Eric Garner" precedent. Me... I'm a little worried about readers' understanding of events involving non-notable people. If more images of victims end up deleted, then I could find ones that I uploaded and then ask for speedy deletion. --George Ho (talk) 07:04, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

And you can do also the second nomination on the bio pic of Alan Kurdi if you want. I won't prevent you from doing that, okay? --George Ho (talk) 07:10, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Delete a page from Wikipedia

Hi Mr.CASE ...please delete this page (Kenza Morsli) because it contain little information and few resources .Thanks in advance . — Preceding unsigned comment added by Boumediene15 (talkcontribs) 00:18, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter - February 2017

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2017). This first issue is being sent out to all administrators, if you wish to keep receiving it please subscribe. Your feedback is welcomed.

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  • When performing some administrative actions the reason field briefly gave suggestions as text was typed. This change has since been reverted so that issues with the implementation can be addressed. (T34950)
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  • The Foundation has announced a new community health initiative to combat harassment. This should bring numerous improvements to tools for admins and CheckUsers in 2017.

  Arbitration

  Obituaries

  • JohnCD (John Cameron Deas) passed away on 30 December 2016. John began editing Wikipedia seriously during 2007 and became an administrator in November 2009.

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February 15: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday February 15, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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.

Featuring special guest presentations on WikiProject La Guardia and Wagner Archives, WikiProject Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wiki Loves the Dominican Republic, and more.

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, and other outreach activities.

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Alex Gilbert on RU Wikipedia

Hello Daniel,

I am wondering if you can please have a look at the issue over at the Russian Wikipedia for Alex Gilbert. See [2] I am unsure on why this notability issue has been going on for this long? Are the rules completely different? Thanks! --TheDomain (talk) 21:54, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

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Roadrunner?

Hi! I had occasion to warn 98.100.198.100, and I noticed the banner on their talk page. The link goes to the article about the bird, not to any user. I wonder if you meant to link to a user when you added the banner. I tried looking at the user named "Roadrunner", but couldn't tell anything. — Gorthian (talk) 23:04, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

@Gorthian: "Roadrunner" in that case referred to what is now Spectrum Internet, the name of the ISP at that time, which now seems like a long time ago. Daniel Case (talk) 06:34, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
It was a long time ago! Thanks for updating it. — Gorthian (talk) 06:39, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

DYK Nomination/Biography

Hey Daniel! Thanks for the message and for starting the talk page. I'd been following the election rather closely and realized there probably wasn't a page for her yet so I wrote a bit while I had some time :P I think it'd be great to make the article a DYK nominee. I'm relatively new to all of this so if you have any thoughts/criticisms/suggestions, please feel free to let me know. I'll continue working on the bio (as you pointed out) and the page as a whole tomorrow. Socrates Burrito (talk) 09:10, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

I had been thinking something similar as I began working this morning. There was almost too much information at hand regarding the election itself that I felt as if I needed to leave some out or else let it overwhelm her personal article. What you suggested sounds great given I've added info to the election section already, left some out that I know I can go back to and still have more to find and include. So ya, I'll do it. Socrates Burrito (talk) 19:33, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

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Request for help

Please, I need help for a translation (from Russian), not from an article, but from a source.

I was working in the articles Mari native religion and pt:Religião tradicional mari (in Portuguese).

The phrase "There is a significant discrepancy between the pantheons of the Lowlands Mari, who worship roughly 140 gods, and Highlands Mari, who worship about 70 gods" has as source the book Religious Rites of the Cheremis. Because given an entire book as a reference, even more in a language and script that probably most readers don't understand, I was looking for a page and quote (my idea was to put a quote in the original and translated); I suspect that the reference is the first phrase of the last paragraph of the page 5 (note that the page 5 of the book is the 7th page in the website with the book), that seems to be ""Боговъ у луговыхъ черемисъ считается (съ матерями, пїамбарами , виднезями, праздничными и поминальными божествами) приблизительно около 140, у горныхъ 70"".

What I wanted were:

a) confirmation that the letters that are in the phrase are exactly that

b) a translation (to English) of the passage

Some difficulties:

- It is a document in Adobe Flash (than you can't do copy-paste, you have to look letter-to-letter in a copy of an old document and know how to identify the cyrilic letters)

- It is a document of 1887, before the ortographic reform of 1918, than I can't even use a machine translator. The result of the machine translation of that page is "Bogov in lugovyh cheremis considered (Sh mothers pїambarami, vidnezyami, festive and memorial deities) of about 140, at 70 gornyh"; however, if I exclude the "ъ" at the end of the words (I think that was the rule after 1918), and mechanically translated Богов у луговых черемиъ считается (с матерями, пїамбарами , виднезями, праздничными и поминальными божествами) приблизительно около 140, у горных 70, the result is "Gods in the meadow cheremi considered (with mothers pїambarami, vidnezyami, festive and memorial deities) of about 140, the mountain 70" (sounds better).

- I don't know almost nothing about russian languade or cyrilic script (because that, I tried the machine translation).

If you could help me, I appreciate a reply in my page in the portuguese Wikipedia.

Thanks in advice (and hoping that you could understand my not-much-good English)--MiguelMadeira (talk) 16:41, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

Problem already solved; thanks--MiguelMadeira (talk) 17:42, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

March 11: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA (and beyond!)

Saturday March 11: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA

Join us at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at the Museum of Modern Art, 4 West 54th Street, on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. There will be childcare, snacks, multiple trainings and panel discussions. People of all gender identities and expressions welcomed and encouraged to attend.

This year’s edit-a-thon kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with a conversation about information activism with writer Joanne McNeil and Data & Society Research Institute Fellow Zara Rahman, moderated by Kimberly Drew, the social media manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, creator of the Tumblr “Black Contemporary Art,” and the person behind @museummammy on Instagram. Afternoon breakout groups will engage in focused discussions about related issues, including intersectionality and librarianship, power structures in notability guidelines on Wikipedia, and radical archives. --Pharos (talk) 18:45, 7 March 2017 (UTC)


And a broader calendar of events on the theme this week/weekend, and the next:

  • Mar 08 - Gladys Marcus Library, Fashion Institute of Technology
11am - 5pm
in New York, NY
Wikipedia:NYC/FIT/Womens Day Edit-a-thon
  • Mar 11 -Purchase College Library
11am - 4pm
in Purchase, NY
Facebook event
  • Mar 11 - The Museum of Modern Art
10am - 5pm
in New York, NY
Facebook event
MoMA event
  • Mar 12 - Interference Archive
2pm - 6pm
in Brooklyn, NY
Interference Archive event
  • Mar 12 - Kickstarter HQ
10am - 5pm
in Brooklyn, NY
Eventbrite event
  • Mar 18 -SVA Library
12pm - 5pm
in New York, NY
Eventbrite event

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DYK for Stephanie Hansen

 On 11 March 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Stephanie Hansen, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Joe Biden went door-to-door with Stephanie Hansen to help her win a recent special election to the Delaware Senate? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Stephanie Hansen), 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.

Mifter (talk) 12:01, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Delaware's 10th state senate district special election, 2017

 On 11 March 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Delaware's 10th state senate district special election, 2017, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Joe Biden went door-to-door with Stephanie Hansen to help her win a recent special election to the Delaware Senate? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Delaware's 10th state senate district special election, 2017), 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.

Mifter (talk) 12:01, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

Sunday March 26: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel

Sunday March 26: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel

On the last Sunday of every month, the Boardroom at Ace Hotel New York hosts Action Equals History — a unique opportunity for New Yorkers to learn hands-on in a technology training/workshop session about the mechanics, practices and benefits of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects. This is an opportunity for all to gather, share and work collectively towards a more robust account of history.

For this month, and following on the recent Art+Feminism campaign, we'll focus on building better edit-a-thon tools for a variety of different thematic campaigns, and user-testing them with the community. Towards a goal of advancing these tools for wider use with diverse local groups.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 05:13, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

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French translation

I just completed my translation of Musée Saint-Raymond and wonder if you would proofread it as I see you listed as a French-English translator and seem to be one of the few active editors from that page. My primary concern is the sense of the three quotes, whose text is linked in the notes section. Besides that and a general grammatical review, it could use some more sources and I have added some links on the talk page. Ping me if you have any questions. Thanks in advance. ww2censor (talk) 11:58, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, I knew fresh eyes would improve some of the phraseology. Cheers ww2censor (talk) 16:25, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

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An update from the Sustainability Initiative

 
Thank you for supporting the Sustainability Initiative!

Hi, Daniel Case! Thank you again for supporting the Sustainability Initiative, which aims at reducing the environmental impact of the Wikimedia movement. Over the past two years, more than 200 Wikipedians from all over the world have come together to push the Wikimedia movement towards greater sustainability.

What's new?

We are writing you this message because there is great news: The Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation has finally passed a resolution stating that the Foundation is committed to seeking ways to reduce the impact of its activities on the environment. Also, we have created a cool logo and found a nice name for the project which you can see on the right :-)

What's next?

Currently, we are working with Wikimedia Foundation staff to make sustainability a key priority for the selection of a new location for Wikimedia servers in Singapore. Also, we have presented the Wikimedia Foundation with a green energy roadmap to have all Wikimedia servers run on renewable energy by 2019.

Please help!

Let's keep this project moving forward – and there are several ways in which you can help:

  • Ask other Wikipedians to sign the project page as well – this way we can show the Wikimedia Foundation that this is an issue that the community really cares about.
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If you have any questions, you can contact us on on Meta. Again, thank you very much for your support! --Aubrey and Gnom (talk) 22:16, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you!

  The Original Barnstar
For expanding the Downtown Danbury Historic District article! Well, back in 2010 at least. —JJBers 20:40, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

Similar usernames?

I found the edits of Szqecs and Czgsq quite concerning, or maybe I'm overreacting. Also, the usernames almost resemble each other. Thoughts? --George Ho (talk) 21:10, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

Scratch the assumption. This edit proves me wrong. --George Ho (talk) 19:04, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

So your a Wikipedia administrator

Hi, I recently found out that you are a Wikipedia administrator, which I did not know. I remember months ago I re-formatted a page that you created which I thought I did right, but you are an administrator so you probably know better than me. I have had some problems with edit disputes and formatting articles lately, perhaps you can help me with any future questions I have, I would really like that if you could. Davidgoodheart04:38, 13 April 2017 (UTC) Davidgoodheart (talk)

The Center Line: Spring 2017

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April 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday April 19, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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Thank you for responding to my message and current problems that I am having

Hi, I will stick to two current issues at a time. The first being is about sources that I was using. For some reason ycdtotv.com was put on the spam list and I don't know why. I don't think it shouldn't have been and would like to see it removed from there. I need to use sources from that website for some Wikipedia articles that exist as well as one that I am currently making. If I can't be removed for some reason can I ever use it a sources for Wiki pages? The second is other sources that I have used and am currently using. On the Disappearance of Dorothy Forstein page that I created I was using websites that people though were not creditable but I think they are, so could you please check out the pages history and old sources and tell me if you think they are suitable to use. And some editor asked me not to use a YouTube video for an article (the page is wrestler Bambi Hall which I also created) and said is wasn't creditable, yet the video was an add from the wrestling company itself so it was creditable, as YouTube videos sometimes are reliable sources. Please let me know what you think. I will address my next issues in my next message to you. Davidgoodheart (talk) 01:31, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Measure S

 On 25 April 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Measure S, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a campaign mailer for Los Angeles' Measure S designed to look like an eviction notice drew the ire of the sheriff's department after many recipients thought it was real? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Measure S. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Measure S), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:04, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Perp Walk article

Thanks for the tip, i will keep that in mind. By the way I like the rephrase much better. Nusent (talk) 14:29, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

TFA

Thank you for your contributions to a piece of justice, Heffernan v. City of Paterson: "This article is about a recent US Supreme Court decision regarding First Amendment protections of public employees. The first amendment protects the rights of public employees, and the Court has previously held that being fired or demoted for political speech or political association is unconstitutional, but in this case, Heffernan was fired not for what he did but what his employer mistakenly thought he did. The Court had to answer whether public employees are protected when their employer bases their decision on factually incorrect information." --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:28, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you!

  The Special Barnstar
Just saw your work on Murder of Sherri Rasmussen through the GA nominations. Great job here! ComputerJA () 14:43, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK

Hi Daniel, I regret agreeing to go ahead with the DYK nom, for various reasons, mostly the difficulty of coming up with 200 characters that clearly explain what happened. I don't know whether I need to be consulted as the article's creator; I can't recall the DYK rules. But for whatever it's worth, my preference is not to nominate it for DYK. As for it being on the talk page, I removed it because in posting to the DYK page, I didn't realize I was also posting to talk. SarahSV (talk) 19:29, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

A brownie for you!

  Thanks for creating Lysekil Line!   A very nice article!
(Brownies in plastic wrapping are usually what you can get on Swedish trains. I've removed the wrapping for you...) cart-Talk 20:47, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Sunday May 21: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon + global online challenge

Sunday May 21, 10:30 am - 4:30pm: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon: Met Open Access Initiative is the Metropolitan Museum of Art's first edit-a-thon, being hosted on Sunday May 21, 2017 in Thomas J. Watson Library at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City.

The Met is excited to make available over 375,000 images of public domain artworks for contribution to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons from the museum’s collection spanning 5,000 years of art. The event is an opportunity for Wikimedia communities to engage The Met's diverse collection onsite and remotely. The event is a key marker too of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's first Wikimedian-in-Residence program, with resident Richard Knipel (User:Pharos), along with Wikimedia NYC. We invite you to help enhance Wikimedia communities and platforms with open access images from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The event requires pre-registration. To register, 1) please sign-up with Eventbrite via The Met's website and 2) add your Wikipedia username to the #Participants on the wikimeetup page. Please check-in with museum staff when you arrive at the Thomas J. Watson Library within the museum.

We also welcome remote participation for the global Met Open Access Artworks Challenge (15 May - 30 June, 2017), you can sign up there at Met Open Access Artworks Challenge/Participants. --Pharos (talk) 16:23, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

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DYK for Lysekil Line

 On 18 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Lysekil Line, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that when passenger service was resumed on Sweden's Lysekil Line after 33 years, the train driver had to switch on the line's power himself? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Lysekil Line. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Lysekil Line), 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:05, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

May 24: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday May 24, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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.

Topics this month include the TED wikiproject, the Met wikiproject, and encouraging free video on Wikimedia Commons!

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.

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

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

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) 19:30, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

  • P.S. bonus event this weekend:

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quick question?

Do you know if Kylie Maybury's killer has to be sentenced according to 1984 sentencing guidelines, not 2017 ones? Paul Benjamin Austin (talk) 09:55, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

Quickie admin favor

Can you please keep the recent version and delete only the older version at file File:Disinformation book.jpg that had the whitespace ?

Thank you! Sagecandor (talk) 16:42, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

Apparently this is policy. Please see tag added recently at File:Disinformation book.jpg. Can you please delete the old version only, and then remove the tag? Sagecandor (talk) 21:25, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! Which research? Sagecandor (talk) 21:41, 2 June 2017 (UTC)


Can you help verify translations of articles from russian

Hello Daniel Case,

Would you be able to help evaluate the accuracy of translations of Wikipedia articles from russian to English Wikipedia?

This would involve evaluating a translated article on the English Wikipedia by comparing it to the original russian article, and marking it "Pass" or "Fail" based on whether the translation faithfully represents the original. Here's the reason for this request:

There are a number of articles on English Wikipedia that were created as machine translations from different languages including russian , using the Content Translation tool, sometimes by users with no knowledge of the source language. The config problem that allowed this to happen has since been fixed, but this has left us with a backlog of articles whose accuracy of translation is suspect or unknown, including some articles translated from russian. In many cases, other editors have come forward later to copyedit and fix any English grammar or style issues, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the translation is accurate, as factual errors from the original translation may remain. To put it another way: Good English is not the same as good translation.

If you can help out, that would be great. Here's a sample of the articles that need checking:

  1. Sergey_Musaelyan Pass Much of the history needs to be put in the past tense, although it is otherwise properly translated. Daniel Case (talk) 17:02, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
  2. Azov_History,_Archaeology_and_Paleontology_Museum-Reserve Fail A lot in the Russian article that's not in the English. Daniel Case (talk) 17:06, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
  3. GP-4u Fail Doesn't even seem to have been translated. Daniel Case (talk) 17:09, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
  4. Stroymontazh Pass Daniel Case (talk) 17:11, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
  5. Vysoky,_Khanty-Mansi_Autonomous_Okrug Fail The Russian article is a stub; ours doesn't even make that level. Daniel Case (talk) 17:15, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

All you have to do, is compare the English article to the russian article, and assess them "Pass" or "Fail" (the {{Pass}} and {{Fail}} templates may be useful here). (Naturally, if you feel like fixing an inaccurate translation and then assessing it, that's even better, but it isn't required.) Also please note that we are assessing accuracy not completeness, so if the English article is much shorter that is okay, as long as whatever has been translated so far is factually accurate. To see the full list of articles, please go to WP:CXT/PTR.

If you can help, please {{ping}} me here to let me know. You can add your pass/fails above, right next to each link, or you may indicate your results below. Thanks! Elinruby (talk) 07:39, 6 June 2017 (UTC)  Pass ✓ Pass  Fail ✗ Fa

@Elinruby:

Wikipedia:Translation/French/Translators

I'm trying to get three French sources translated to English for Beauty & the Beast (1982 video game) and I was wondering if you knew the best way to get that done. The sources are Telematch, page page 37 to page 38 of this, and this article. SL93 (talk) 21:56, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Murder of Dee Dee Blancharde

  Hello! Your submission of Murder of Dee Dee Blancharde at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 09:44, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

File:Alan kurdi smiling playground.jpg at FFD

The file, File:Alan kurdi smiling playground.jpg, is nominated for deletion at Wikipedia:Files for discussion/2017 June 8#File:Alan kurdi smiling playground.jpg, where I invite you to discuss. --George Ho (talk) 04:59, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Murder of Dee Dee Blancharde

 On 14 June 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Murder of Dee Dee Blancharde, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a Munchausen by proxy expert says the murder of Dee Dee Blancharde, discovered two years ago today, is the first instance he knows of where the abused child killed the abusive parent? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Murder of Dee Dee Blancharde. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Murder of Dee Dee Blancharde), 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.

Mifter (talk) 00:43, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Thursday June 22: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA

Thursday June 22, 6-8:30pm: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA

Join us for an evening of social Wikipedia editing at the Museum of Modern Art Library's third annual Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon, during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to LGBT art, culture and history.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required.

Themes for this event include art related to HIV/AIDS activism and on LGBTQ artists of the African Diaspora as part of the Black Lunch Table project.

Experienced Wikipedians will be on-hand to assist throughout the day. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMA, 4 West 54 Street - between 5th/6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 21:40, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

P.S. Stay tuned / sign up early for our Sunday June 25 Hackathon @ Ace Hotel, the Sunday July 9 Wiknic on Governors Island, and other upcoming events.

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You've got mail

 
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If you think it's ok to shift the e-mail I sent to a public forum then please feel free to copy/paste it back here (and wikify where applicable). --Marc Kupper|talk 19:35, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Sunday July 9: WikNYC Picnic @ Governors Island

Sunday July 9, 1-6pm: WikNYC Picnic

You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" on New York City's green and historic Governors Island, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1–6pm - come by any time! Our reserved picnicking area is Grill #5 by Nolan Park in the northern part of Governors Island.
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia NYC banner!

We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 11:02, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

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A problem with the Asha Degree article

Hey. You might want to take a look at the article's talk page. A point you inserted on the 26th Feb '16 included references to contents found in her bag that weren't backed up by the sources cited. Just thought I'd give you a heads up that I've taken that claim down until a proper source is found (which I've been told is unlikely, since this Wikipedia page and someone's personal blog are apparently the only places that make the claim about what was in the bag). Thought it was a case of vandalism until I tracked it down to the article's most prolific contributor. Sorry if the Talk entry was harsh!Jesuschristonacamel (talk) 03:49, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

July 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday July 19, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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.

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.

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

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

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) 02:37, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

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WP:MOSTIME

Thanks for the hint, I'll keep it in mind. Yintan  20:47, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Sunday July 30: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel

Sunday July 30: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel

On the last Sunday of every month, the Boardroom at Ace Hotel New York hosts Action Equals History — a unique opportunity for New Yorkers to learn hands-on in a technology training/workshop session about the mechanics, practices and benefits of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects. This is an opportunity for all to gather, share and work collectively towards a more robust account of history.

For this month, we'll focus on Wikipedia casual editing, ways to use and develop Wikidata, building better edit-a-thon tools for a variety of different thematic campaigns, and user-testing them with the community. Towards a goal of advancing these tools for wider use with diverse local groups.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 14:21, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

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A Group of Items v. United States

Since you've written some of these articles about major in rem cases, I wondered if you might know the answer to my question.

Most of these cases are Seizing Jurisdiction v. A Bunch of Items Meeting a Certain Description, but I found a few in reverse, e.g. Quantity of Books v. Kansas and 62 Cases of Jam v. United States. Can you imagine where these names came from? The books weren't trying to seize Kansas, and the jam wasn't trying to seize the United States; I'm left wondering why they weren't Kansas v. Quantity of Books and United States v. 62 Cases of Jam. Nyttend (talk) 23:43, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

Hm, okay, thank you. I've seen Person v. Entity (or Citizen v. Elected Official) before, but I figured they were always someone suing the entity or the official, e.g. the Baker v. Carr travesty. Nyttend (talk) 03:32, 29 July 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Saw Kill (Hudson River)

  Hello! Your submission of Saw Kill (Hudson River) at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 20:24, 29 July 2017 (UTC)

P.S. Gorgeous pictures! Yoninah (talk) 20:24, 29 July 2017 (UTC)

Query on reliability of a source

Hi. Since my question was unanswered twice in Reliable Source noticeboard, I think that it is appropriate to ask an admin. I am working on the Syed Shahabuddin article with the hope of promoting it to the GA status. In this article I have used this Source as a reference. I am wondering whether it is a reliable source for sourcing details about Mr. Shahabuddin's political, diplomatic career and amongst others. The author of the text of the source is a former Indian Foreign Service Officer and appears to be his colleague. Please share your thoughts. Thanks. RRD (talk) 12:19, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Disappearance of Tiffany Daniels

  Hello! Your submission of Disappearance of Tiffany Daniels at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 20:59, 6 August 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Saw Kill (Hudson River)

 On 8 August 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Saw Kill (Hudson River), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 1841 conservation agreement between the owners of the land where the Saw Kill (falls pictured) drains into the Hudson River is one of the earliest in American history? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Saw Kill (Hudson River). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Saw Kill (Hudson River)), 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Disappearance of Tiffany Daniels

 On 12 August 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Disappearance of Tiffany Daniels, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that four years ago today, Tiffany Daniels left her job at Pensacola State College early after telling her supervisor she would not be back for a few days, and has not been seen since? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Disappearance of Tiffany Daniels. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Disappearance of Tiffany Daniels), 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.

Alex ShihTalk 00:03, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

Userspace and user talk space deletion

Hi! I recently had my username switched over which generated User and User Talk space redirect to my new account. However, someone created an account in that space, which is fine, but they still have my redirects. I asked the admin that migrated me to delete them but they aren't an EN sysop. Can you delete these two user pages to eliminate my redirects from their history and prevent anyone from mistaken me for them? It would be particularly useful since the only contribution they made was vandalism. :) --AP500 (talk) 03:20, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

Articles that need sourcing

Hi, I see that you added a article to the List of people who disappeared mysteriously in the 1910 year section, which is what I am trying to do, that is add as many articles that exist, but aren't on the list right now. Also I see that you added a template above the Carlease Simms claiming it needs more sources, I tried to find sources to add to it, but I couldn't find any. I even bought a book called Among The Missing, but even that doesn't have all the info that I need. Aarni Neuvonen, Pavlos Kouroupis, Misha Kokaia and Karla Mayer are other articles that also need to have sourced added, but I can't find any. Someone told me that archive.org & archive-it.org are two good internet archive websites, as well as the wayback machine, but I don't really know how to use them. Would you know how to use these sites to add sources to these articles, so I can add them to the list? Davidgoodheart (talk) 05:46, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

August 30: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday August 30, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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.

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.

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

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

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) 12:02, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

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Re: Monida

Probably, but with a different angle.

Also, could you copyedit Allendale station (NJ Transit) for me? I'd appreciate it. Mitch32(The many fail: the one succeeds.) 05:36, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

No problem. I just wanted to get an alert to you. Mitch32(The many fail: the one succeeds.) 05:46, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Re Iva Honyestewa DYK

Thank you for the review of Template:Did you know nominations/Iva Honyestewa. I have reworked the citation to remove the 404 problem, but the original article has been taken down by the Arizona State Museum as news from an old event and is no longer available on the web. I hope that the changes I have made are enough to move forward. Thanks again. Skistud (talk) 15:21, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Thank you! I was able to find the reference on Wayback. https://web.archive.org/web/20150621031248/http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu:80/events/swiaf_juried_competition/2015/winner_details.php?awdno=21 As for the new comments, please see my response. I have no idea why the reviewer continues to insist that the article did not call the basket a pootsaya...When it clearly does. Also, I messed up the syntax on the citation of the DYK; no idea how to fix it. Skistud (talk) 02:40, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Is Template:Did you know nominations/Iva Honyestewa acceptable now? Thanks again! Skistud (talk) 13:20, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft - See also

Hi Daniel, my issues with the see also are two-pronged: The MOS for see also's seems to suggest it's best to "provide a brief annotation when a link's relevance is not immediately apparent" -the text appears to be much more lengthy than it needs to be. The biggest issue, however, that I have with these see also's (also the one for 1972 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts robbery) is that it appears to violate Wikipedia:No original research, as you are making these correlations between the two robberies without any citations or references. Just wanted to explain my actions so that they don't appear unjustified. Thanks, Garchy (talk) 19:37, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Hohokus-Nutley

Per our phone discussion, here is an article about the Nutley Velodrome and a map for the Hohokus Speedway. Mitch32(The many fail: the one succeeds.) 22:14, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

I have lots of newspapers on both. When you choose to do so, I can provide them. Mitch32(The many fail: the one succeeds.) 05:30, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

DYK for 2011 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts theft

 On 3 September 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 2011 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts theft, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that an Edmonton man who unknowingly bought a $1.2 million artwork stolen six years ago today, kept it in his bedroom next to Star Wars figures and stuffed animals? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/2011 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts theft. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 2011 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts theft), 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.

Alex ShihTalk 00:03, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

Daniel, hi. The leading image in the above DYK target article is either mislabeled (as a Roman soldier, which it plainly isn't), or else is the wrong image. I suspect it's the latter. Thanks, Haploidavey (talk) 12:45, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
Re: your reply at my talk. Yes, it's relatively recent (1st Century). It's an "archaizing-style" head, but not of a Roman soldier. It might well be intended as representation of an Achaemenid soldier - though I'm only guessing at that. I've left details and links on the target page for the DYK. Cheers! Haploidavey (talk) 18:23, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

Help!

Thank you very much for reviewing the DYK of the Alpine pika. On the Template_talk:Did_you_know page, if you click the "review or comment link" for the Alpine pika, it tries to create the page, so could it open the actually Template:Did_you_know_nominations/Alpine_pika page? I made a mistake while nominating it and created the template page with Template:Did_you_know_nominations/alpine_pika (notice the small "a"), so I page moved to Template:Did_you_know_nominations/Alpine_pika and requested a CSD for the former. Could you help me out on it? Thanks a ton!   Adityavagarwal (talk) 21:24, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

DYK for 1972 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts robbery

 On 4 September 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 1972 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts robbery, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the jewellery and 18 paintings stolen 45 years ago today (de Heem, pictured) from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts are the largest theft in Canadian history? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/1972 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts robbery. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 1972 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts robbery), 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:03, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

Talk:Judy Smith homicide

Hi, I don't know if you've had a chance to see my note, but I would like to move the page to Death of Judy Smith. Is that ok with you? Yoninah (talk) 20:27, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Judy Smith homicide

 On 7 September 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Judy Smith homicide, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a Buncombe County, North Carolina, deputy sheriff interrupted his convalescence from back surgery to investigate a body discovered 20 years ago today and crushed his sciatic nerve as a result? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Judy Smith homicide. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Judy Smith homicide), 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.

Alex ShihTalk 00:03, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

Please see the comments on my edit to the article. I'm thinking you need to finely review the article for omissions, mistakes, and goofs. I read ref 6
There was another alleged Smith sighting, this one near Rittenhouse Square. That seems more promising to Jeffrey Smith, Judith's husband, whom Judith accompanied to Philadelphia on a business trip before disappearing.
Frank Lewis calls Ed Geigert, the local private eye working for Jeffrey Smith, to ask about the Society Hill Hotel sighting. Geigert tells Lewis that a guy named Victor Fiorello contacted Smith on Friday after seeing a woman looking remarkably like the picture of Judith Smith on the front of City Paper.
"It was about 5:55 a.m.," says Fiorello. "I was on my way to work at Blue Cross when I was coming out of the Wawa at 20th and Locust. What caught my attention was a fairly well-dressed, older white woman who was sitting outside a gourmet grocery store. It caught my attention because it was so early in the morning and you don't normally see that."
After realizing that he had seen her face before, in the newspaper, Fiorello says he called 911 from work.
and can't imagine what the corresponding paragraph in the article is trying to say. Please go back and verify that the refs say what the article text says. Shenme (talk) 02:45, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

September 27: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting

Wednesday September 27, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting

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.

This month will also feature on our agenda, upcoming editathons, the organization's Annual Meeting, and Chapter board elections.

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.

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

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Disappearance of Tammy Kingery

Regarding the hook fact, if the door was locked from the outside, then someone else had the keys to the house. Did the police ever investigate the family members? Did they exonerate the husband? Yoninah (talk) 16:06, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

BLPN Tammy Kingery

Hello. Sorry to be a nuisance (again), I have raised a minor issue about this article at Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons/Noticeboard#Disappearance of Tammy Kingery. MPS1992 (talk) 18:41, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

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 On 20 September 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Disappearance of Tammy Kingery, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that although Tammy Kingery left her keys inside her South Carolina house when she disappeared from it three years ago today, the door was found locked from the outside? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Disappearance of Tammy Kingery. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Disappearance of Tammy Kingery), 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.

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DYK for Faith Hedgepeth homicide

 On 23 September 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Faith Hedgepeth homicide, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that one year ago today Chapel Hill, North Carolina, police released an image of a suspect in the Faith Hedgepeth homicide based purely on DNA left at the crime scene? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Faith Hedgepeth homicide. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Faith Hedgepeth homicide), 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.

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DYK help needed

Hey Daniel,

Despite having a few DYK's under my belt. They were from a few years ago and the procedures seem to have changed. Despite what appear to be clear instructions I feel certain I haven't done it right. Could you look at Template:Did_you_know_nominations/Tajama_Abraham and I tell me what I did wrong or help me clean it up?--S Philbrick(Talk) 16:39, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

FYI, someone else helped me so I think I'm in good shape.--S Philbrick(Talk) 20:50, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

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Learn how to work with your photos to illustrate New York City articles!

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  • Date: Sunday October 15
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October 18: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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Helicopter parent

Helicopter parent (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) I don't have access to all refs, but they were added with the content that was deleted here Cheers Jim1138 (talk) 04:20, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

@Jim1138: OK, but that passage still needs to be reworded, at least by attributing the opinions stated, so they aren't in Wikipedia's voice. Daniel Case (talk) 05:57, 31 October 2017 (UTC)
How do I get myself involved in these sorts of things; I just clicked "unexplained removal" on Huggle... I'm not very good at copy/editing - it's best for my sanity if I keep it simple. I'll leave a note on the originator's talk page. Thanks Jim1138 (talk) 06:14, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

Whitefoord

I added another suggestion.Zigzig20s (talk) 17:25, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon (Nov 19) and global online Wikipedia Asian Art Month (Nov 1-30)

Sunday November 19, 10:30 am - 4:00pm: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon

The Wikipedia Asian Month Edit-a-thon @ The Met will be the Metropolitan Museum of Art's second edit-a-thon, hosted on Sunday November 19, 2017 in the Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education (81st Street entrance) at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Following the first Met edit-a-thon in May 2017, the museum is excited to work with Wikipedia Asian Month for the potential to seed new articles about Asian artworks, artwork types, and art traditions, from any part of Asia. These can be illustrated with thousands of its recently-released images of public domain artworks available for Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons from the museum’s collection spanning 5,000 years of art. The event is an opportunity for Wikimedia communities to engage The Met's diverse Asian collections onsite and remotely.

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November 15: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC @ NYU ITP

Wednesday November 15, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC @ NYU ITP

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at NYU ITP Tisch School of the Arts (4th floor) at 721 Broadway in Manhattan.

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ITN recognition for Salvator Mundi (Leonardo)

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DYK for Dardeen family homicides

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State abbreviations

Hi Daniel

I'm taking this advice from WP:MOS and restoring the full state name at Dardeen family homicides. I hope you're happy with it. Spicemix (talk) 21:48, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

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Copyedit request

Heya. I just wrote an absurd addition to Dunellen station if you want to copyedit it. Mitch32(The many fail: the one succeeds.) 04:51, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

December 13: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday December 13, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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Sunday January 14: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference

Sunday January 14: Wikipedia Day NYC 2018

You are invited to join us at Ace Hotel for Wikipedia Day NYC 2018, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of the project's global 16th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with keynotes, plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

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Murder of Michelle Garvey

Paul Benjamin Austin (talk) 15:27, 8 January 2018 (UTC) This report indicates that there were signs of sexual assault and although Michelle was clothed, she was missing things like her bra and her shoes.

www.khou.com/news/investigations/investigations-who-killed-michelle/408484935

West Kill

I just want to say you have done an amazing job on West Kill im glad that someone finished the article I created. If you ever need help with something I could help. Thanks Bacardi379 (talk) 20:19, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

This Sunday! Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference (updated speakers + schedule)

Sunday January 14: Wikipedia Day NYC 2018

Part of Wikipedia's global 17th birthday celebration, Wikipedia Day NYC 2018 at Ace Hotel will include a mini-conference of scheduled panels as well as unconference style talks and discussions proposed by attendees on the day of the event. We are very excited to announce speakers such as Jason Scott (Internet Archive), Jackie Koerner (Visiting Scholar, Wiki Ed), and Andrew Lih (Wikimedia DC), as well as a fantastic line-up of panels that highlight projects and issues of relevance to the Wikimedia NYC community.

See Wikipedia Day NYC 2018 speakers + schedule

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River/tributary naming

Daniel, see Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)/Archive 139#RfC about river disambiguation conventions. We revised the proposed convention. I'll move Saw Kill (Hudson River) accordingly, too. Dicklyon (talk) 04:51, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

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Sustainability session

Hey Dan,

For Sunday's presentation on the Sustainability Initiative, would you consider adding points related to my ideas here? Thanks, ɱ (talk) · vbm · coi) 15:47, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

Joseph Maskell

I started it is their any improvements you could make? Also this man along with Edward Neil Magnus have been circumstantially linked to the death of Joyce Malecki and Grace Elizabeth Montanye source is there anything you can do regarding this it seems you and watcher are experts in this field. Valoem talk contrib 00:22, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

Disappearance of Danielle Stislicki

Curious to know what your opinion is there. Valoem talk contrib 18:42, 26 January 2018 (UTC)

DYK for West Kill

 On 27 January 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article West Kill, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the watershed of the West Kill (Diamond Notch Falls pictured) has the steepest slopes and highest overall elevation of any subbasin of New York's Schoharie Creek? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/West Kill. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, West Kill), 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.

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Your GA nomination of Murder of Sherri Rasmussen

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@Mike Christie: Thanks for doing this! I was afraid I'd have to wait a year the way things were going (to think that there was a time when five months backlogging at GAN seemed intolerable!). I will be making those changes within a couple of days, when I finish up another article I'm working on. Daniel Case (talk) 06:10, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes, a five month backlog would seem perfectly fine now! However, things appear to be moving, for some reason; there were 614 unreviewed articles in early December, and only 459 now. That's about a 25% drop in the backlog in just six weeks -- let's hope it continues. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 13:44, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, between this and Death of Elisa Lam I owe a couple of reviews myself. Daniel Case (talk) 15:27, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

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When you add new NR listings

When you add new National Register listings, please don't add the non-numeric prefixes on the refnums to the refnum field. Thanks! Magic♪piano 00:38, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

@Magicpiano: OK, so that's how we're doing it. Thanks.

I just haven't done this yet this year; I probably missed that discussion. Daniel Case (talk) 00:39, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

They started adding the prefixes at the beginning of last year. They're an indicator of the type of action being taken, and are documented at the top of the weekly lists (at least recently). Magic♪piano 00:52, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
@Magicpiano: Oh, I remember that (I thought it had been at the beginning of 2016, but that seems so long ago now). What I'm saying I missed was the discussion where we decided to drop them. Daniel Case (talk) 01:03, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

February 21: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday February 21, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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.

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(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! --Megs (talk) 22:19, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

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DYK for Disappearance of Marilyn Bergeron

 On 17 February 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Disappearance of Marilyn Bergeron, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that before a distraught Marilyn Bergeron disappeared ten years ago today, a friend says she told him what was bothering her was worse than witnessing a murder or being raped, but would not say what? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Disappearance of Marilyn Bergeron. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Disappearance of Marilyn Bergeron), 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.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:01, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

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DYK nomination of Disappearance of Gary Mathias

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Oh, and dab Brownville too. The Rambling Man (talk) 19:46, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Disappearance of Gary Mathias

 On 25 February 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Disappearance of Gary Mathias, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that 40 years ago, Gary Mathias disappeared leaving a working automobile, to walk into California's Plumas National Forest without winter clothing or food, along with four men later found dead? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Disappearance of Gary Mathias. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Disappearance of Gary Mathias), 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

Wow! I updated the stats for the second day. Do you think it went viral on Redditt or something? Yoninah (talk) 21:15, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
Pardon my French, but HOLY SHIT. That's a result. Nice to have been a tiny little part of getting it onto the mainpage. Well played. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:21, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
Despite all the gnashing of teeth, yes, thank you very much for your help. @Yoninah:, I have no idea how that scored such major hittage ... I will have to check the linkage, maybe Reddit had something to do with it, but maybe like the equally surprising success of Death of Nicole van den Hurk people just found the hook irresistible (Although I can see that more in that case (brother makes fake confession to murdering his sister so as to get her body exhumed for DNA testing? Wow!) than this one). Daniel Case (talk) 22:42, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

@Yoninah and The Rambling Man: OK, this explains it ... someone put it up on Reddit as a TIL. Wow! Daniel Case (talk) 22:53, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

Cool. Just goes to show what a cool hook can do. The Rambling Man (talk) 22:55, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

Disappearance of Suzanne Lyall

Hello Daniel. You have previously been very generous with your "Thanks" messages, so I am sorry about my premature 'names' edit on this article you've just created. I should have realized that such an experienced editor had a reason for doing that. Best wishes. Blurryman (talk) 18:13, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

@Blurryman: Don't feel bad ... I might have done the same thing. Daniel Case (talk) 19:36, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

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DYK for Disappearance of Suzanne Lyall

 On 3 March 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Disappearance of Suzanne Lyall, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the disappearance of Suzanne Lyall from the SUNY Albany campus 20 years ago led to changes in federal and state laws on how campus police departments handle major investigations? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Disappearance of Suzanne Lyall. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Disappearance of Suzanne Lyall), 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.

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March 21: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday March 21, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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.

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.

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

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

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! --Megs (talk)

P.S. You are also invited to Art + Feminism Events in the New York Metropolitan Area continuing this month!

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Maybe slow your roll a bit

Your edits on the Disappearance of Gary Mathias article are not in keeping with the idea of collaborative editing, Daniel. When asked to use the discussion page to sort out a difference, it is not a directive to come to the talk page, say your piece and then go back and edit-war your version back in. It means to continue to discuss until the matter is resolved. You're an administrator: how many times, precisely, have you ever seen forcing your version into the articl work?
I am suggesting that you continue to use the article discussion page until we resolve the issue. If that is going to mean widening the circle to get other opinions, then we can file a RfC. Don't squabble. It's beneath you. - Jack Sebastian (talk) 07:26, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

@Jack Sebastian: Sorry, I can get sort of cranky when I thought I was going to be able to go to bed, as I've said. Anyway ... I know you said you didn't want this to be about you, but—have you ever considered raising the issue on the talk page before making the edit? I generally try to; when you shoot first and discuss later you've already sent the metamessage that there's only one outcome you'll accept and that you've made up your mind. Even when you think you're absolutely 100% right (and I've been there too), it can save a lot of grief.

For a recent example from my editing, see here. I was about to make the edit on the page, but then thought there might a good reason it was the way it was, and it turned out that I was right and it was better left alone. Daniel Case (talk) 07:54, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Sure, Daniel. I get that. I do self-police before making an edit, asking myself if a) it is actually worth the time I am going to have to spend on this and b) if it is being too nitpicky.
I pretty much follow BRD when it comes to these sorts of situations. One I put the edit in, I expect someone to explain why it isn't a good edit, either in a follow-up edit summary or (preferably) by initiating talk page discussion - especially when I suggest it.
I was pretty tired, too; I had finished a midnight feeding and was using Wikipedia to bore my mind back to sleep when I came across the article in question: List of Mysterious Vanishings is a favorite, because the sheer weight of links there is usually my Cure To Insomnia (that and Chemistry-related articles). Also, DavidGoodHeart does a pretty good job monitoring, so not a lot of bad entries go un-smited. Maybe neither of us should have posted. Cie la vie.
Long story short, maybe an RfC will benefit us. I do tend to be strict on See Also sections and, were Ranker not so problematic, the addition of a source would ended my concerns. - Jack Sebastian (talk) 13:24, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
@Jack Sebastian: Sorry for the delay in responding ... I've been busy the last couple of days, and a little embarrassed by this whole thing .

I suppose if we want to leave the article the way it is, we can. But if we use any dispute-resolution procedures, I think 3O would be better, and probably limited to the wording of the original see-also. And it would be easier for me if maybe we waited till the week after next, as this coming week will be busy for me. Daniel Case (talk) 17:07, 22 March 2018 (UTC)

Sure, I can wait; my little daredevil missionists (aka toddlers) always manage to keep me busy. Just ping me when you are available - Jack Sebastian (talk) 18:06, 22 March 2018 (UTC)

CANCELLED: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

CANCELLED: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Due to the winter storm warning, the WikiWednesday Salon & Skillshare scheduled for March 21st has been cancelled. Please consider attending one of the many edit-a-thons scheduled for this week. We look forward to editing with you soon!

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Crime

I have created an article about Fallet Kevin one of Swedens best known crime cases. I am planning to nominate it for DYK in a few days time. Any help is appreciated. Regards,--BabbaQ (talk) 16:33, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

Iveta Mukuchyan

Hi there. Only if you are interested, I nominated a short article for good status a long time ago and I was wondering if you might be willing to review it. Harut111 (talk) 17:39, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Disappearance of Jamie Fraley

Hi, it was a total fluke that I came across your nomination on the not-yet-approved page, because I rarely look there. (I spend most of my time building prep sets from the Approved page.) The nomination had been sitting for over a week, and is date sensitive. If you ever need a review, just ping me on my talk page. I always enjoy your articles. Best, Yoninah (talk) 14:22, 2 April 2018 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Halfway to Sanity

  Hello! Your submission of Halfway to Sanity at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Innisfree987 (talk) 21:23, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

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DYK for Disappearance of Jamie Fraley

 On 8 April 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Disappearance of Jamie Fraley, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a person of interest in Jamie Fraley's disappearance 10 years ago today was later found dead of heat stroke in the trunk of his ex-girlfriend's car? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Disappearance of Jamie Fraley. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Disappearance of Jamie Fraley), 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.

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Valhalla

I know the article is written in American English. Just checking whether or not "busing" is the American spelling. It would be "bussing" in British English. Mjroots (talk) 11:45, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

Album cover mistake (leaving this on a few admin's pages)

I uploaded a new version of the Twenty One Pilots album at File:Twenty_One_Pilots_album_cover.jpg, but the reference didn't get processed properly. Can you please edit it so it displays correctly? — Preceding unsigned comment added by NMGWP (talkcontribs) 04:30, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

I'm assisting this editor on my user talk page now - you can consider this question resolved here :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 05:03, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Gamaliel

I've slapped a uw-ew on Gamaliel's talk page re the removal of WP:DEATH from Talk:2018 Algerian Air Force Il-76 crash. Next step is banhammer. Mjroots (talk) 05:15, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Rhinebeck (village), New York

Hey, Daniel, it's been a while since we had contact for the last time. Lately I translated the above mentioned article into DE:WP (which itself closed a circle begun in June 2009) but I totally left out the history section which since 2015 has a label that sources are missing. And they are missing entirely.

Since I know you as a prolific writer of NRHP and/or NY articles I would like to commit you ;-) in improving this section so later I can take it for the German Wikipedia. I could in return help with some German language sources as for example this one, if necessary. My English is probably good enough for talk pages but not sufficiently for articles' prose itself. Regards, Matthiasb (talk) 19:00, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday April 25th, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly WikiWednesday evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery. We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

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! After the main meeting, pizza and video games in the gallery.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
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Your GA nomination of Chinese home run

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Your GA nomination of Chinese home run

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Vishnu B Das

You had blocked Vishnu B Das (talk · contribs) a few days back for uploading non-free images and adding OR. I think they are back with the same behaviour.  LeoFrank  Talk 15:32, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

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Invitation to WikiProject Portals

The Portals WikiProject has been rebooted.

You are invited to join, and participate in the effort to revitalize and improve the Portal system and all the portals in it.

There are sections on the WikiProject page dedicated to tasks (including WikiGnome tasks too), and areas on the talk page for discussing the improvement and automation of the various features of portals.

Many complaints have been lodged in the RfC to delete all portals, pointing out their various problems. They say that many portals are not maintained, or have fallen out of date, are useless, etc. Many of the !votes indicate that the editors who posted them simply don't believe in the potential of portals anymore.

It's time to change all that. Let's give them reasons to believe in portals, by revitalizing them.

The best response to a deletion nomination is to fix the page that was nominated. The further underway the effort is to improve portals by the time the RfC has run its course, the more of the reasons against portals will no longer apply. RfCs typically run 30 days. There are 19 days left in this one. Let's see how many portals we can update and improve before the RfC is closed, and beyond.

A healthy WikiProject dedicated to supporting and maintaining portals may be the strongest argument of all not to delete.

We may even surprise ourselves and exceed all expectations. Who knows what we will be able to accomplish in what may become the biggest Wikicollaboration in years.

Let's do this.

See ya at the WikiProject!

Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   10:19, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Waterloo (blog post)

 On 22 April 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Waterloo (blog post), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a blogpost made by David Frum predicting that Obamacare would never be repealed drew so many hits that it crashed the servers within hours? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Waterloo (blog post). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Waterloo (blog post)), 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:09, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject Portals 2

Dear Daniel,

There was confusion with the membership list design (edit conflict), and so it wasn't confirmed whether or not you wanted to receive project-wide updates on your talk page. If you do, then remove the two asterisks after your name in the member list at WP:WPPORT. Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   07:36, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

Portals WikiProject update, April 22, 2018

Thank you for joining the Portals WikiProject.

Here's our first project-wide update. I hope you enjoy it...

Reboot

The WikiProject reboot has been a success: the new re-envisioned project is up and running, with new members, ongoing discussions about automation, design, and upkeep; maintained task queques; and updates to members, like this, the very first one!

The RfC

As you know, there's a proposal to delete all portals. It started out looking pretty dismal for portals, with primarily posts supporting their demise. It turned out that the proposer didn't post a deletion notice on the very pages being nominated for deletion (a requirement for all deletion discussions). Once that was done, a flood of opposition came in and has apparently turned the tide.

RfCs generally run for 30 days. It started April 8th, and so it has about 14 more days to run its course.

The more work we can do during that time on the portals, the stronger the reasons for keeping them will be. And the more prepared we will be for any MfDs that follow the closing of the RfC.

AWB?

You may be wondering why we asked for AWB experience in the member-sign-up list.

We are gearing up to do maintenance runs on the entire set of portals, and the more people we have who can use AWB, the better.

But we're not quite ready to start this yet.

To be able to use AWB on the portals, we first need to know what the end result needs to be. Like on the news sections, do we comment out the out-of-date ones, or do we place the code to activate the newsbot on those pages? That would require an assessment of WikiNews and its news generating performance (areas covered, volume in each area), etc.

You can help us figure this out at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Portals#Discussions about news sections.

Another area we're gearing up for, to do passes with AWB, are upgrades to the intro sections of portals. Many of these have static (copied/pasted) excerpts that go stale over time.

We're trying to figure out how to make self-updating excerpts to replace the existing static excerpts that are on many portals, and once this is done, AWB will be used to place the new code. See the discussion on this at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Portals#Discussions about selective transclusion in intros.

"What can I do?"

There are 3 major areas of activity right now:

Update the main portal list at Portal:Contents/Portals

There are a few hundred existing portals that are missing from this list.

The list of missing entries, and instructions on what to do, can be found at Portal talk:Contents/Portals#These are not listed yet.

We need everybody's help on this. It's a big chore for one persons. But, many hands make light work. Please help chip away at this chore as much as you can. A little each day, form all of us, will get this done pretty quick.

Familiarize yourself with the portal system

In addition to browsing the portals in the 2 lists mentioned in the section above, you should take a look at the portal name space itself and what is in it.

That can be done at Wikipedia:WikiProject Portals#Watchlist.

Join in on the discussions

There are discussions on many aspects of the WikiProject's operations, with more to come.

Such as about the purposes and functions of portals, design discussions, and so on.

There's even a automated design discussion over at Village Pump Technical, on selective transclusion.

I hope to see you on the talk page.

What's coming?

In addition to the automation efforts mentioned above, we will be looking into how to automate the selection and display of alternating excerpts, and alternating pictures, for the various portal sections.

Watch for these discussions on the Wikiproject's talk page.

Summing up...

Get ready, get set, go!    — The Transhumanist   22:54, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

P.S.: The main example given at the RfC of the problems of portals was Portal:Cricket. Therefore, it's the top priority portal to update. Please lend a hand. - TT

DYK nomination of Crowdless Game

  Hello! Your submission of Crowdless Game at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 23:34, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Announcerless Game

Hi, glad you liked my suggestion for the page name of 2015 White Sox–Orioles crowdless game. Since you mentioned this page, I think you should change this page name the same way. Best, Yoninah (talk) 13:33, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

@Yoninah: The difference here is that that game is a) over 35 years in the past and b) the only major sporting contest telecast anywhere, as far as I know, without any announcers. It also seems to be commonly referred to that way (although, after reviewing the usage elsewhere, I suppose I could lowercase the "g"). Daniel Case (talk) 14:54, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
I did, however, lowercase the "g". Daniel Case (talk) 03:10, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

Portals WikiProject heads up, April 27, 2018

We now have 52 members, and more are joining daily.

New and easier way to handle excerpts

Attention portal maintainers!

There's a new template to improve existing and new portals, called {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

It is a lot easier to use than copying and pasting text from articles, as it displays the paragraphs you specify automatically for you.

It makes excerpts so that they are always current and never go stale or fork.

It is more powerful than it looks, because it has the Lua Module:Excerpt supporting it.

Be careful, as it is alpha software. Please notify the WikiProject talkpage of any problems you come across.

To give you a sense of the reaction this template is generating, here is an excerpt of a discussion thread from the WikiProject's talk page:

  • This new template is fantastic. I've added it to the intro sections of the portals on Australian cities (eg P:PER) and it works brilliantly. My compliments to its creators. It can probably also be used in other sections of many portals (eg "Selected article" and "Selected biography"), and, for that reason, will probably make the task of maintaining portals a great deal easier. Bahnfrend (talk) 09:02, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
    Thank you for being so brave. Portal:Adelaide/Intro just got a lot simpler! Certes (talk) 10:43, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
Kudos on a wonderful template.    — The Transhumanist   03:27, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
This is amazing stuff. I'm going to get to work on using it on the selected content at most of these portals very soon. WaggersTALK 13:40, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

The RfC

I wrote a comment in the the April 26 section of the RfC explaining what we are up to. I liked the excerpt above so much, that I went back to my RfC posting, and inserted it.

Please add Wikipedia:WikiProject Portals to your watchlist

Wish list

What's this? An old oil lamp. It's so dirty, I think I'll polish it...

*poof*

Whoa! Are you a WikiGenie? In that case, I get 3 wishes!

I wish...

  1. ...that Portal:Contents/Portals becomes up-to-date.   (The missing entries are listed on the talk page, with instructions).
  2. ...the WikiProject to have Article Alerts.   ({{WikiProject Portals}} templates have already been placed on all portal talk pages).
  3. ...that Portal:Cricket becomes a shining example of portal excellence.   (It was the main example of a crappy and unmaintained portal at the RfC).

Please make my wishes come true. See you around the portals!    — The Transhumanist   08:02, 27 April 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Halfway to Sanity

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

DYK for 2015 White Sox–Orioles crowdless game

 On 29 April 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 2015 White Sox–Orioles crowdless game, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that during the Baltimore OriolesChicago White Sox crowdless game three years ago today, announcer Gary Thorne called an Adam Jones at-bat in the hushed tone of golf announcers like Jim Nantz? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/2015 White Sox–Orioles crowdless game. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 2015 White Sox–Orioles crowdless game), 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 12:02, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject Portals Overview, May 04, 2018

Thank you for being a member of the Portals WikiProject, and thank you for all the work you have all been doing on the portal namespace. To see the activity, check out the watchlist.

This is our 3rd issue, see previous issues at the Newsletter archive.

Top priority: Main list of portals needs updating

The top, and one of the most visible parts, of the portal system is Portal:Contents/Portals, which is intended to list all (completed) portals on Wikipedia.

About half of the missing existing portals have been added since this WikiProject's reboot (April 17th). Thank you to RockMagnetist, TriNitrobrick, Polyamorph, PratyushSinha101, Ganesha811, Bermicourt, Javert2113, Noyster, Ɱ, Lepricavark, XOR'easter, and Emir of Wikipedia, for working on this.

We are half-way to completion with this. We need everyone to chip in until it is done. Instructions, and the list of missing entries are at Portal talk:Contents/Portals#These are not listed yet.

I hope you'll join me there. ("Many hands make light work").

Thank you.

Membership

We're at 66 members, with more joining daily. We even have 6 WikiGnomes!

Special thanks

I have awarded Certes with a portals barnstar on his talk page for his work on the new excerpt templates that are revolutionizing the portal system (Template:Transclude lead excerpt & Template:Transclude random excerpt). If you'd like to show your appreciation, please feel free to stop by his talk page and add your signature to the barnstar itself.

Thank you Certes. You are enabling this WikiProject to get the right things done, fast.

By the way, the templates have already gone international. After being told about the templates, Mossab wrote:

Thanks You very much!. Those are fantastic and great templates! I transferred them to Arabic Wikipedia and they do a magic great job. I worked to improve portal anatomy here and i do every thing i can to improve it and i am very sad for the nomination for deletion of portals :(. I am glad to be member on WikiProject Portals and i added my name with pleasure. Kind regards

RFC

As you know, the (April 8th) proposal to delete all portals and the portal namespace inspired the reboot of this WikiProject. RfCs typically run for 30 days, which means there are 5 days left including today, before the RfC will be closed. The !votes are predominantly "oppose", but many editors have shared their disappointment with the portal system. We have our work cut out for us in correcting the problems of the portals to address their concerns. Complaints ranged from being out of date and lacking maintenance, to taking up the time of editors that they felt (due to low traffic) would be better spent improving articles.

Anti-WikiProject drama

This past week has been somewhat stressful for me, with more than a little conflict...

It culminated with my being reported at the Administrator's Noticeboard "for spamming and canvassing". This is the second time I've been reported there during the RfC; the first one was for posting notices of the deletion discussion (the RfC) at the top of all portal pages.

The accusations were 1) Posting notices of the deletion discussion (the RfC) at the top of all portal pages, 2) Adding an Article alerts section to the Portals WikiProject page, and 3) posting notices (invitations) about this WikiProject on user talk and portal talk pages.

None of which fall under the Wikipedia definitions of spamming or canvassing.

Thank you, Lionelt and Lepricavark, for coming to my rescue. I don't know how the discussion would have turned out if you had not spoken up.

The discussion was closed as "no action necessary".

After that, the person responsible posted their thoughts to my talk page. Here they are, with my response:

Congratulations, it appears your relentless targeted advertising of the RFC, your beating the RFC Supporters with a stick by posting countless times there, your dishonest insistence that Current Events was on the chopping block, and your obstruction of clean up efforts at MfD are paying dividends. Have fun playing with Portal space where no one will read your work. I'm sure someone will eventually clean up the mess when your interest wanes. Cheers. Legacypac

Thank you. I accept your congratulations on behalf of Wikiproject Portals and the portal-loving community – it was a team effort. In addition, I'd like to clarify some things about your claims above...
  1. Each page nominated for deletion must have a notice at the top of its page, per the deletion guideline. Not to have one there, would be unfair to those who use such pages, and would constitute a secret deletion tribunal. We don't do things that way on Wikipedia.
  2. As new facts became available (e.g., a motivated and thriving WikiProject to support the portals, new building blocks, etc.), it was appropriate to post the developments to the RfC, to support informed decision making.
  3. Proposals are literal, not figurative. The proposal specified "all portals". All means all.
  4. The fact is, the rebooted WikiProject is cleaning up the mess, rather rapidly. By updating and upgrading the portals, rather than getting rid of them.
  5. I think I'll be hanging around for awhile, but the project is more than likely to achieve critical mass and may outlive us all, due in part to the development of tools to assist editors in building, upgrading, and maintaining portals that are fully dynamic and self-updating.
Portals are more fun to work with than ever. Thank you for your role in making this happen. You made us try even harder, and inspired us to pull together as a team. You'll have a warm place in our hearts, forever. The Transhumanist

Automatically refreshed excerpts

The main advancement we've made so far is applying selective transclusion Transclusion is template technology, showing a page on another page. Selective transclusion shows only part of that page. We use it to show excerpts that always match the source. The two templates we have so far, are Template:Transclude lead excerpt and Template:Transclude random excerpt.

Obsoleting subpages

Excerpts are migrating toward the base page of each portal, and where this is done, a subpage is no longer needed.

Template:Transclude lead excerpt will be able to be used to put the intro excerpt directly on the portal page, rather than on an intro subpage, once we adapt a portal design to accommodate this.

Template:Transclude random excerpt is currently being used on 1st-level subpages, and eliminates the need for 2nd-level subpages. (Many portals have 2 levels of subpages).

There are about 1500 portals, but there are around 148,000 subpages in portal space. Further discussions are needed to develop designs and components that do not require them.

It is my hope that the portal of the future will be a single page, or close to it, pulling in excerpts from specified dynamic sources (like category pages), filtered by ratings. This would obviate the need for subpages at all (except for maybe the header and footer subpages, which store a portal's settings). A more likely near-term solution would be subpages with a list maintained by a bot, or editors using semi-automatic tools.

New portals

Since the reboot, a new portal has been created:

Portal:Limited recognition

Please watchlist these pages

Some central pages in the portal system. The more eyes on them, the better.

Wrapping up...

There's more in the works, like a rating system, further redesigns, etc. Keep an eye on the discussions on the project's talk page. They should start showing up there soon.

Hope to see you there. Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   06:22, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

Help us design granular blocks!

Hello :-) The Anti-Harassment Tools team at the Wikimedia Foundation will start building these granular blocking tools in a few weeks and we've asked WMF designer Alex Hollender to help us make some wireframes so the tools are intuitive to MediaWiki users.

We have a first draft of how we think this tool should work. You can read the full proposed implementation here but here are the significant parts:

  • Granular blocks (page, category, namespace, and file uploading) will be built on top of Special:Block. These blocks will function as if they were regular blocks and allow for the same options, but only take effect on specific pages.
  • We will add a new checkbox for "Block this user from the whole site" which will be checked by default. When it is unchecked the admin will be able to specify which pages, categories, and/or namespaces the user should be blocked from editing.
  • Granular blocks can be combined and/or overlap. (For example, a user could be simultaneously blocked from editing the articles Rain, Thunder, Lightning, and all pages inside the Category:Weather.)
  • Only one block is set at a time, to adjust what the user is blocked from the administrator would have to modify the existing block.
  • Block logs should display information about the granular block
  • When a blocked user attempts to edit an applicable page, they should see a block warning message which include information on their block (reason, expiration, what they are blocked from, etc.)
  • If a category is provided, the blocked user cannot edit either the category page itself and all pages within the category.
  • If the File: namespace is blocked, the user should not be allowed to upload files.

We like this direction because it builds on top of the existing block system, both a technical and usability wise. Before we get too far along with designs and development we'd like to hear from you about our prosposal:

  1. What do you think of the proposed implementation?
  2. We believe this should be an expansion of Special:Block, but it has been suggested that this be a new special page. What are your thoughts?
  3. Should uploading files be combined with a File namespace block, or as a separate option? (For example, if combined, when a user is blocked from the File namespace, they would neither be able to edit any existing pages in the File namespace nor upload new files.)
  4. Should there be a maximum number of things to be blocked from? Or should we leave it up to admin discretion?

We appreciate your feedback on this project's talk page or by email. For the Anti-Harassment Tools team, SPoore (WMF) (talk) , Trust and Safety Specialist, Community health initiative (talk) 20:54, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

My poem is bad but my apology for the bad links is sincere!

 
Roses are red,
Good message links are blue,
My proofreading stinks,
So here's a good link for you SPoore (WMF), Trust & Safety, Community health initiative (talk) 16:37, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

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WikiProject Portals update, 11 May 2018

We've grown to 73 members, and morale is high. Thank you for joining. Here is some news, and some tasks...

The RfC will be closed soon...

2018-05-11: preparations are being made to close the RfC. See Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Requests for closure#Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)/RfC: Ending the system of portals.

When there, be sure to notice the consultation link.

We're trying to get a prototypical single-page portal developed in time to show the RfC closers before they make their final decision. You can help. It's Portal:Humanism. So far, we've applied selective transclusion (automation) to excerpts, and have made the following sections without subpages: intro, selected article, selected biography, categories, related portals, wikiprojects, things to do, and wikimedia. Eight down, 4 to go, plus 2 formatting subpages (not sure we can migrate those). Automating every section, would also be nice.

Main objectives

Our main objectives currently, are:

  1. Replace static excerpts with selective transclusions, so that the excerpts always stay fresh (that is, match the source content). We are now doing this on the portal base page as much as possible, to reduce the number of subpages that are needed. See #2...
  2. Migrate the functions of subpages to the portal base pages. There are around 150,000 subpages in portal space. We aim to make these obsolete by using templates and other calls from the portal base pages.
  3. Improve portal design to make portals self-update. Semi-dynamic sections update from a static list, as used in {{Transclude random excerpt}}. Fully-dynamic sections would update from a list maintained elsewhere on Wikipedia, like a category. We haven't found a way to do this yet, other than to create a bot (which we will probably need to do).

Maintenance pass #1: Upgrading the intro section

The intro section of many portals transcludes an "Intro" subpage that has an excerpt in it.

We're replacing that with a selective transclusion directly in the intro section, bypassing the subpage. Though, there's a little more to it...

For instructions, see: Wikipedia:WikiProject Portals#Transclude intro excerpt directly on the portal base page.

Please skip Portal:American Civil War, as that is specifically being maintained by hand.

Maintenance pass #2: Obsoleting the Wikimedia subpages

One of the sections on many portals links to sister projects on the subject. This needlessly takes a subpage. The subpage can be made obsolete by using the template {{Wikimedia for portals}} directly on the portal base page.

This has been done for several hundred portals so far.

See Wikipedia:WikiProject Portals#Obsolete a Wikimedia subpage for instructions.

Maintenance pass #3: calling the category tree from the portal base page

Certes figured out how...

{{subst:Text|<category|tree>}}{{subst:PAGENAME}}{{subst:Text|</categorytree>}}

For more information, see the thread Wikipedia:WikiProject Portals#Rendering PAGENAME inside categorytree tag doesn't work (it does now).

More to come...

In the meantime, see ya around the portals!    — The Transhumanist   15:33, 11 May 2018 (UTC)

P.S.: Daniel, please update your listing at Wikipedia:WikiProject Portals#Project members (remove or replace the double asterisks). Thank you. -TT

DYK for Disappearance of Brandon Swanson

 On 14 May 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Disappearance of Brandon Swanson, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after police told Brandon Swanson's mother he had "a right to be missing" ten years ago today, she successfully lobbied for a state law requiring that such investigations start promptly? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Disappearance of Brandon Swanson. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Disappearance of Brandon Swanson), 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.

Gatoclass (talk) 12:02, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

  • I think you should nominate this article fpor GA-status.BabbaQ (talk) 12:18, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
@BabbaQ: Eventually I may. I have a long backlog of articles I'd like to nominate. Daniel Case (talk) 13:37, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

March 2018 NRHP Nominees

So the Old Hempstead Town Hall, and Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse (Brentwood, New York) (a.k.a. St. Joseph's Academy and Convent (Brentwood, New York)), didn't get their NRHP nominations, ehh. Oh, well. I'm still going to pursue those next time I go up to Long Island. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 21:11, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

@DanTD: Well, not this time, anyway ... the board may have wanted to see more documentation or other improvements to the applications; they may well get listed on the State Register and sent to Washington at a later date. The Rushmore Memorial Library here in Orange County took three trips to the board before it got listed. Daniel Case (talk) 15:44, 18 May 2018 (UTC)
Well, apparently they were added after I posted this message, because User:Magicpiano added them. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 15:49, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

Revert of Disappearance of Brandon Swanson

Thanks for swapping it back. When I first read the article, I misread the name in that paragraph as "Mary" instead of "Marty". Just after I did the edit, I went back to reread it and discovered that it would have been obvious.

Thanks! WesT (talk) 21:38, 17 May 2018 (UTC)

Portals WikiProject update, 15 May 2018

Lewis Hamilton header

Just something probably worth discussing here about the header. When I rewrote the header over a year ago now, I opted, as per conseus on several high-profile/'good' rated articles (Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo etc.), to exclude citations as all the information was from the body of the article where it had citations. I personally think it keeps the article much tidier and reducing repetition of citations will prevent the page size from becoming too large (note recent problems with templates starting to break on Cristiano Ronaldo due to too many bytes). So, regarding the [citation needed] at the end of the first paragraph, I don't think it's necessary as the "Records" sub-sections includes references for the records highlighted in the header. Let me know your thoughts. Formulaonewiki (talk) 23:14, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for taking the time to give a thorough review and write-up. Just FYI, the majority of the 2017 season and the "Driving style" was written by myself when I was really cutting my teeth in more larger Wikipedia contributions -- good thing I didn't imitate the writing style left before me I guess. I should have some time this morning, and definitely over the week to add all necessary [citation needed]s, and I'll dedicate some time to fixing and condensing earlier sections to establish some sort of consistent style. Formulaonewiki (talk) 06:39, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Not a big deal, but...

...why'd you say that the edits of Passisphysics were okay? All of their 2008 edits are vandalism. Writ Keeper  18:59, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

@Passisphysics: And have we ever blocked people over what they did ten years ago? Daniel Case (talk) 21:30, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

May 23: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday May 23, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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.

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.

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

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

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) 03:12, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

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Thank you very much

The RfC discussion to eliminate portals was closed May 12, with the statement "There exists a strong consensus against deleting or even deprecating portals at this time." This was made possible because you and others came to the rescue. Thank you for speaking up.

By the way, the current issue of the Signpost features an article with interviews about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

I'd also like to let you know that the Portals WikiProject is working hard to make sure your support of portals was not in vain. Toward that end, we have been working diligently to innovate portals, while building, updating, upgrading, and maintaining them. The project has grown to 80 members so far, and has become a beehive of activity.

Our two main goals at this time are to automate portals (in terms of refreshing, rotating, and selecting content), and to develop a one-page model in order to make obsolete and eliminate most of the 150,000 subpages from the portal namespace by migrating their functions to the portal base pages, using technologies such as selective transclusion. Please feel free to join in on any of the many threads of development at the WikiProject's talk page, or just stop by to see how we are doing. If you have any questions about portals or portal development, that is the best place to ask them.

If you would like to keep abreast of developments on portals, keep in mind that the project's members receive updates on their talk pages. The updates are also posted here, for your convenience.

Again, we can't thank you enough for your support of portals, and we hope to make you proud of your decision. Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   10:58, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

P.S.: if you reply to this message, please {{ping}} me. Thank you. -TT

Thanks!

That's my first GA nomination (Lewis Hamilton, so thanks for the help reviewing and passing it! Formulaonewiki (talk) 09:07, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

@Formulaonewiki: You're welcome ... I must admit I learned some things from this, like how much offstage drama there is in F1 (I mean, not that there isn't drama in any motorsport series, but it just seemed like there was a lot more in Hamilton's career). Daniel Case (talk) 19:43, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

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DYK for Keith M. Davidson

 On 9 July 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Keith M. Davidson, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Keith M. Davidson, the former attorney of Stormy Daniels, slept in a closet during his years at Boston College? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Keith M. Davidson. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Keith M. Davidson), 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.

— Maile (talk) 00:42, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

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Thursday July 12: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ Jefferson Market Library

Thursday July 12, 5-8pm: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ Jefferson Market Library

Wikimedia NYC invites you to attend a Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon on Thursday, July 12th at Jefferson Market Library! Wiki Loves Pride is a global campaign to expand and improve LGBT-related content across all Wikimedia projects, in all languages. We are holding this year's event in July in order to support folx who want to contribute a photograph they took at one of NYC's many Pride events or edit an article about something they learned this June. Not sure what to contribute? No problem! We will have a list of articles that need your help.

5:00pm - 8:00 pm at Jefferson Market Library, 425 6th Ave

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Sunday July 29: Annual Wiki-Picnic @ Prospect Park

Sunday July 29, 2-7pm: Annual Wiki-Picnic

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greetings

Yes, when I was first on wikipedia when it all smelt like a primary school exercise - us-centric, trains, ships - hardly railway or maritime inclusive....and the globalise tag was more commonly found across the board to challenge the attempts at one size fits all....

I would have no problem if you simply identified in the title, lead sentence or lead paragraph that it is a us based cultural phenomenon (I hardly imagine that most details are relevant to india or china for instance)... you really deserve a prize walk across NY with somebody you admire... my recent walk from the meatpacking to fifth (I think it was) to get my lifetime visit to strand book store was singular, and alone - your considerate response requires something more substantive than my reply. JarrahTree 23:49, 26 July 2018 (UTC)

Actually reading your open and honest appraisal of your life experiences on your user page - I have a real thing about being on the hudson after doing amtrak between NY and montreal last year and toronto in 2009 - and even more so niagara region (complex personal background issues regarding my father living just west of toronto a very long time ago) and niagara iced wine... JarrahTree 00:04, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

Portals WikiProject update #014, 27 July 2018 (eom)

Re: NY 22

Go ahead. I'm too depressed as it is.Mitch32(My ambition is to hit .400 and talk 1.000.) 02:01, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Brett Cantor isn't going to run on July 30 unless you respond immediately

Daniel Case, this nomination has run into some issues that must be resolved immediately if the hook stands any chance of being inserted into the queue that's going to be promoted in about 21 hours from now. It would be a shame if it didn't get promoted, so I hope you see this in time. Best of luck! BlueMoonset (talk) 02:25, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

I'm very sorry to have bothered you; I have no idea why the nomination was showing up as unpromoted on my screen on the Approved page when it had already been promoted and is in the queue even as I type this now. This is the second time this evening I've not seen the latest version of a page, and in this case I was completely wrong about the status quo, so I think I'd better call it a night, and then force refresh everything in the morning when I next start any DYK work. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:00, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Brett Cantor

 On 30 July 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Brett Cantor, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that since Brett Cantor's fatal stab wounds 25 years ago today were similar to those of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, O. J. Simpson's defense team was allowed to review the police case file? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Brett Cantor. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Brett Cantor), 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.

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Thanks 4 the thanks

Any chance you could check out File:ISAAC COCKS HOUSE, CORNWALL, ORANGE COUNTY NY.jpg on Commons? Roy notes that the building pic doesn't match the description in our article (stone not wood), but does have something of an explanation. I noticed the difference myself before checking his description. The NY SHIPO files aren't my specialty, could you check if anything in them explains this? Any help appreciated. Smallbones(smalltalk) 01:49, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

August 29: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday August 29, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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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Beacon Engine Company No. 1 Firehouse

Dear Daniel Case, Could you please verify if the Beacon Engine Company No. 1 Firehouse article is about Beacon Engine or rather should be more accurately titled "Lewis Tompkins Hose Firehouse". It is my impression that Tompkins Hose was housed in the pictured building at 162 Main Street before relocating to 13 South Avenue, and appears to be the building under discussion. Beacon Engine remains at its 1889 firehouse at 57 East Main Street. See [3], and [4] the original, and much different Beacon Engine Firehouse. Respectfully, Mannanan51 (talk) 06:10, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Disappearance of Tiffany Whitton

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Disappearance of Tiffany Whitton

In this edit, you added text:

... he avoids the drug, finding out for some time.

Should that have been:

... he avoids the drug, not finding out for some time.

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Gerda wants you to take a second look at her hook. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:45, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Disappearance of Tiffany Whitton

 On 13 September 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Disappearance of Tiffany Whitton, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that five years ago today, Tiffany Whitton left her handbag and flip-flops behind when she ran out of a Walmart at 2 a.m., and has not been seen since? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Disappearance of Tiffany Whitton. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Disappearance of Tiffany Whitton), 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.

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Miranda Priestly

Hello. Did you get the articles and books about Miranda Priestly? Are they the analyses of her personage? Bi-on-ic (talk) 10:11, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

I've had them for a while. Before I start putting them into the article, I have to finish some other things, so it will likely take me some time to get started (by which I probably mean a couple of weeks at least). Daniel Case (talk) 15:37, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

@Daniel Case: Ok. The image is gonna be deleted cause it's not used in any articles so after making the article you'll undelete it, right? Bi-on-ic (talk) 09:22, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
Probably easier to put it in the draft version, then. Daniel Case (talk) 14:30, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
@Daniel Case: How? It was removed from draft page because they said non-free content cannot be included in a draft article. Bi-on-ic (talk) 08:55, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
@Bi-on-ic: Alright, I couldn't remember if that was OK or not. Then when it's time I'll undelete the image. Daniel Case (talk) 04:57, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

September 26: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting

Wednesday September 26, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting

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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Gerda has proposed a new hook, you may want to see if it addresses your concerns. Thanks. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 06:38, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

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 On 8 October 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Chen family homicides, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the unsolved killing of a Chinese immigrant family in Guilderland, New York, four years ago today was the first quadruple homicide in the state's Capital District? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Chen family homicides. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Chen family homicides), 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.

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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 Archive

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 NYC

October 24, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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 Party

Sunday October 28: Wikidata Birthday Party

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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DYK for Woman-Ochre

 On 26 October 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Woman-Ochre, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in 2017, Willem de Kooning's Woman-Ochre was found for sale in a New Mexico antique store, 32 years after it was stolen from the University of Arizona Museum of Art? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Woman-Ochre. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Woman-Ochre), 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.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:01, 26 October 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for a good one! - Different topic: I expanded Bedford Village Historic District, and one of the older sources was found insecure. Any help welcome! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:18, 26 October 2018 (UTC)

Lewis Hamilton FA potential

Hey! I've been slowly making improvements to Lewis Hamilton since it's successful nomination as a GA. I'm hoping to get it listed as a Featured Article, and just wanted some initial feedback from you (as your feedback was so helpful in the GA nomination) as to where it most needs improving before I nominate it. One of your key comments for the GA nomination was on the inconsistency of the writing style, which is something I'm keen to correct. I've written the entirety of the 2018 season report so far in what I think is an appropriate style and just wanted to check with you that it seems up to a high enough standard and apprpriate style before going back and rewriting other sections of the article in a similar manner. Many thanks. Formulaonewiki (talk) 23:09, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

@Formulaonewiki: Sorry it's been a while since I've been able to respond. I'll take a look. Daniel Case (talk) 01:46, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Prep 4

Hi, I wanted to get your hook into a good position in a prep, so I just promoted it to Prep 4. But the hook wording suggested culpability for someone who hasn't yet been tried, so I tweaked the hook wording. Please let me know what you think. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 23:50, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

@Yoninah: I have no problems with that. Daniel Case (talk) 01:45, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Froffy Coffee

I'm not quite sure what you did here, but the net result was to partially undo my reversion, then restore it. DuncanHill (talk) 01:46, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Sorry about that. I'm coming off a long day working as an election inspector, then sleeping that off, and I didn't look at the history closely enough when I hit undo after getting the notificiation. I realized after the first one that, in fact, you had undone both edits, and restored what you had restored.
I could really use a cappucino myself right about now ...   Daniel Case (talk) 01:49, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
That's OK, just seemed odd. We all have our moments! DuncanHill (talk) 02:23, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

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DYK for Schoharie limousine crash

 On 14 November 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Schoharie limousine crash, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the stretch limousine involved in the recent crash near Schoharie, New York, killing 20, appeared at two vehicle inspections earlier this year with different license plates? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Schoharie limousine crash), 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.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:02, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Assistance required in decreasing the protection level

Hi Daniel. I've been recently working on an article's draft, but when I attempted to create the page, I realized that an administrator has protected the page and the article cannot be created. I initially tried to contact him but it seems that he has not been active since a year ago. Since the policies ask users to either report such problems to an administrator or file a request here, I decided to ask for your help first. The link to the draft is already available above in case you decide to review it. Is it possible for you to remove the protection? Keivan.fTalk 07:17, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

I just unprotected Sagopa Kajmer from recreation. Daniel Case (talk) 07:23, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

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Miranda article

Hello. It's been 3 months since we made Draft:Miranda Priestly. Could you please add the contents & sources you found so we could make the article. Bi-on-ic (talk) 05:56, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

@Bi-on-ic: I have not forgotten this; I've just been doing a lot, and a lot more than I expected, in the last couple of months, both off-line and on. But I do have the academic articles I found stacked neatly near me; I hope I can start adding something from them in the next week or so even though I will be working on a new article at the same time. Daniel Case (talk) 18:41, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Bi-on-ic (talk) 04:19, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:History of fashion

 Template:History of fashion has been nominated for merging with Template:Fashion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Chicbyaccident (talk) 15:31, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

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December 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

December 19, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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)

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 03:21, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

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 On 18 December 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Disappearance of Heather Elvis, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in the five years since the disappearance of Heather Elvis, there have been several trials related to the case but her whereabouts are still unknown?? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Disappearance of Heather Elvis. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Disappearance of Heather Elvis), 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.

— Maile (talk) 12:02, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

13,365 hits. I knew it! :) Yoninah (talk) 01:17, 20 December 2018 (UTC)

Merry Merry

  Happy Christmas!
Hello Daniel Case,
Early in A Child's Christmas in Wales the young Dylan and his friend Jim Prothero witness smoke pouring from Jim's home. After the conflagration has been extinguished Dylan writes that

Nobody could have had a noisier Christmas Eve. And when the firemen turned off the hose and were standing in the wet, smoky room, Jim's Aunt, Miss. Prothero, came downstairs and peered in at them. Jim and I waited, very quietly, to hear what she would say to them. She said the right thing, always. She looked at the three tall firemen in their shining helmets, standing among the smoke and cinders and dissolving snowballs, and she said, "Would you like anything to read?"

My thanks to you for your efforts to keep the 'pedia readable in case the firemen chose one of our articles :-) Best wishes to you and yours and happy editing in 2019. MarnetteD|Talk 18:43, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:History of fashion

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Seasonal Greetings

  Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2019!

Hello Daniel Case, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2019.
Happy editing,

Walk Like an Egyptian (talk) 07:35, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:WikiProject Portals update #024, 26 Dec 2018

Last issue, I mentioned there would be a flood, and so, here it is...

Portals status

We now have 4,620 portals.

And the race to pass 5,000 by year's end is on...

Can we make it?

The New Year, and the 5,001st portal, await.

( New portals are created with {{subst:Basic portal start page}} or {{subst:bpsp}} )

Evad is back!

After disappearing in mid-thread, Evad37 has returned from a longer than expected wikibreak.

Be sure to welcome him back.

Improved cropping is coming to Portal image banner

User:FR30799386 is working on making {{Portal image banner}} even better by enabling it to chop the top off an image as well as the bottom.

Many pictures aren't suitable for banners because they are too tall. Therefor, User:FR30799386 added cropping to this template, so that an editor could specify part of a picture to be used rather than the whole thing.

Upgrade of flagship portals is underway

Work has begun on upgrading Wikipedia's flagship portals (those listed at the top of the Main page).

So far, Portal:Geography, Portal:History, and Portal:Technology have been revamped. Of course, you are welcome to improve them further.

Work continues on the other five. Feel free to join in on the fun.

Spotting missing portals that are redirects

In place of many missing portals, there is a redirect that leads to "the next best topic", such as a parent topic.

Most of these were created before we had the tools to easily create portals (they used to take 6 hours or more to create, because it was all done manually). Rather than leave a portal link red, some editors thought it was best that those titles led somewhere.

The subjects that have sufficient coverage should have their own portals rather than a redirect to some other subject.

Unfortunately, being blue like all other live links, redirects are harder to spot than redlinks.

To spot redirects easily, you can make them all appear green.

What's new in portal space?

Here are the new portals since the last issue:
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  2. Portal:18th century
  3. Portal:Absinthe
  4. Portal:Abuse
  5. Portal:Academic degrees
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  13. Portal:Aesop
  14. Portal:Afrosoricida
  15. Portal:Aichi
  16. Portal:Airlines
  17. Portal:Air traffic control
  18. Portal:Akon
  19. Portal:Alan Turing
  20. Portal:Alfred Nobel
  21. Portal:Alice Paul
  22. Portal:Allahabad
  23. Portal:Allgemeine-SS
  24. Portal:Allium
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  26. Portal:Alvarezsauroidea
  27. Portal:Alveolata
  28. Portal:Amazon
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  30. Portal:Ancient Greek philosophy
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  47. Portal:Asanas
  48. Portal:Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  49. Portal:AstraZeneca
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  54. Portal:Aylesbury
  55. Portal:Aztecs
  56. Portal:Bags
  57. Portal:Banks
  58. Portal:Basalt
  59. Portal:Batgirl
  60. Portal:Bats
  61. Portal:Bay Area Rapid Transit
  62. Portal:Beijing Subway
  63. Portal:Belo Horizonte
  64. Portal:Ben Affleck
  65. Portal:Binondo
  66. Portal:Biodiversity of Colombia
  67. Portal:Biomes
  68. Portal:Blue Origin
  69. Portal:Board games
  70. Portal:Boca Raton, Florida
  71. Portal:Bruno Mars
  72. Portal:Budapest Metro
  73. Portal:Buffalo, New York
  74. Portal:Bullying
  75. Portal:Busan Metro
  76. Portal:Buteoninae
  77. Portal:C++
  78. Portal:Cairo Metro
  79. Portal:Canadian art
  80. Portal:Character encoding
  81. Portal:Character encodings
  82. Portal:Charity
  83. Portal:Chemical engineering
  84. Portal:Chemical synthesis
  85. Portal:Chickenpox
  86. Portal:Chili peppers
  87. Portal:Chongqing Rail Transit
  88. Portal:Climate
  89. Portal:Communication
  90. Portal:Community of Madrid
  91. Portal:Computer files
  92. Portal:Concurrent computing
  93. Portal:Conservation biology
  94. Portal:Containers
  95. Portal:Contract bridge
  96. Portal:Convicts in Australia
  97. Portal:Copenhagen Metro
  98. Portal:Crochet
  99. Portal:Cucurbita
  100. Portal:Culture of Albania
  101. Portal:Culture of Argentina
  102. Portal:Culture of Armenia
  103. Portal:Culture of Assam
  104. Portal:Culture of Australia
  105. Portal:Culture of Austria
  106. Portal:Culture of Azerbaijan
  107. Portal:Culture of Bahrain
  108. Portal:Culture of Bangladesh
  109. Portal:Culture of Belarus
  110. Portal:Culture of Belgium
  111. Portal:Culture of Belize
  112. Portal:Culture of Bengal
  113. Portal:Culture of Cornwall
  114. Portal:Culture of Djibouti
  115. Portal:Culture of England
  116. Portal:Culture of Kerala
  117. Portal:Culture of Somalia
  118. Portal:Culture of West Bengal
  119. Portal:Curitiba
  120. Portal:Databases
  121. Portal:Data mining
  122. Portal:Data storage
  123. Portal:Deforestation and desertification
  124. Portal:Delta Air Lines
  125. Portal:Demi Lovato
  126. Portal:Demography
  127. Portal:Desalination
  128. Portal:Development of the human body
  129. Portal:Disease
  130. Portal:Disney Princess
  131. Portal:Dmitri Mendeleev
  132. Portal:Dublin
  133. Portal:DVD
  134. Portal:Eating
  135. Portal:Electronic components
  136. Portal:Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  137. Portal:Elizabeth I of England
  138. Portal:Ellie Goulding
  139. Portal:Embedded systems
  140. Portal:Embroidery
  141. Portal:Emmeline Pankhurst
  142. Portal:Emmy Awards
  143. Portal:Enugu
  144. Portal:Euro
  145. Portal:Eurostar
  146. Portal:Even-toed ungulates
  147. Portal:Executables
  148. Portal:Experimental aircraft
  149. Portal:Falkland Islands
  150. Portal:Fibers
  151. Portal:File sharing
  152. Portal:File systems
  153. Portal:Frankfurt
  154. Portal:Gaels
  155. Portal:Galicia (Spain)
  156. Portal:Gardens
  157. Portal:Gemstones
  158. Portal:Geotechnical engineering
  159. Portal:Geothermal power
  160. Portal:Glass
  161. Portal:Glass production
  162. Portal:GLONASS
  163. Portal:Guangzhou Metro
  164. Portal:Habitats
  165. Portal:Hall of Fame for Great Americans
  166. Portal:Helicopters
  167. Portal:Helmets
  168. Portal:Helsinki
  169. Portal:Hilary Duff
  170. Portal:Hiroshima
  171. Portal:History of computing
  172. Portal:Honey bees
  173. Portal:Honolulu County, Hawaii
  174. Portal:Hubble Space Telescope
  175. Portal:Hummingbirds
  176. Portal:HVAC
  177. Portal:Hymenoptera
  178. Portal:Intermodal containers
  179. Portal:International Council for Science
  180. Portal:International Space Station
  181. Portal:Interstate Highway System
  182. Portal:IOS
  183. Portal:IPv6
  184. Portal:Ithaca, New York
  185. Portal:James Webb Space Telescope
  186. Portal:Jammu and Kashmir
  187. Portal:JavaScript
  188. Portal:Jay-Z
  189. Portal:John Major
  190. Portal:Kabul
  191. Portal:KFC
  192. Portal:Khuzestan Province
  193. Portal:Launch vehicles
  194. Portal:Laundry
  195. Portal:Lenovo
  196. Portal:Leo Tolstoy
  197. Portal:Library classification systems
  198. Portal:Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
  199. Portal:Longevity
  200. Portal:Los Angeles International Airport
  201. Portal:Love
  202. Portal:Lyra (constellation)
  203. Portal:MacOS
  204. Portal:Macroeconomics
  205. Portal:Madrid
  206. Portal:Mail
  207. Portal:Malaria
  208. Portal:Malware
  209. Portal:Manhattan Project
  210. Portal:Mao Zedong
  211. Portal:Marrakesh
  212. Portal:Mathematics and art
  213. Portal:Mattel
  214. Portal:Mayotte
  215. Portal:Media culture
  216. Portal:Media manipulation
  217. Portal:Medications
  218. Portal:Men
  219. Portal:Metalworking
  220. Portal:Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  221. Portal:Michael Faraday
  222. Portal:Microeconomics
  223. Portal:Milan Metro
  224. Portal:Military aircraft
  225. Portal:Military deception
  226. Portal:Mixed reality
  227. Portal:Modern history
  228. Portal:Mood disorders
  229. Portal:Morpeth, Northumberland
  230. Portal:Moscow Metro
  231. Portal:MPEG
  232. Portal:MTR
  233. Portal:Multihulls
  234. Portal:Museums
  235. Portal:Music of Scotland
  236. Portal:NASA
  237. Portal:National anthems
  238. Portal:Natural language processing
  239. Portal:Neoplasms
  240. Portal:New Delhi
  241. Portal:Northern Cyprus
  242. Portal:Nuclear weapons
  243. Portal:Nuts
  244. Portal:Odd-toed ungulates
  245. Portal:Ores
  246. Portal:Organ transplantation
  247. Portal:Orthoptera
  248. Portal:Oslo
  249. Portal:Palmyra
  250. Portal:Pan-Africanism
  251. Portal:Panasonic
  252. Portal:Parrots
  253. Portal:Parties
  254. Portal:Peanuts
  255. Portal:Peanuts (comic strip)
  256. Portal:Perl
  257. Portal:Permaculture
  258. Portal:Pesticides
  259. Portal:Physical fitness
  260. Portal:Physiology
  261. Portal:Plant nutrition
  262. Portal:Porcelain
  263. Portal:Ports and harbors
  264. Portal:Pre-Columbian era
  265. Portal:Prehistoric Scotland
  266. Portal:Private transport
  267. Portal:Programming languages
  268. Portal:Programming paradigms
  269. Portal:Prostitution
  270. Portal:Protests
  271. Portal:Psychological manipulation
  272. Portal:P. T. Barnum
  273. Portal:Public housing in the United Kingdom
  274. Portal:Public transport in Helsinki
  275. Portal:Public transport in Istanbul
  276. Portal:Pueblos
  277. Portal:Pune
  278. Portal:Quilting
  279. Portal:Racing
  280. Portal:Radiation
  281. Portal:RAID
  282. Portal:Rail transport in Argentina
  283. Portal:Rail transport in Finland
  284. Portal:Rail transport in Germany
  285. Portal:Rail transport in Israel
  286. Portal:Rail transport in Malaysia
  287. Portal:Rail transport in Norway
  288. Portal:Rail transport in Singapore
  289. Portal:Rail transport in Spain
  290. Portal:Rail transport in Sri Lanka
  291. Portal:Rail transport in Thailand
  292. Portal:Rail transport in the United Arab Emirates
  293. Portal:Realism (arts)
  294. Portal:Recycling
  295. Portal:Religion in China
  296. Portal:Religion in Egypt
  297. Portal:Religion in Iran
  298. Portal:Religion in Israel
  299. Portal:Religion in Mexico
  300. Portal:Religion in Mozambique
  301. Portal:Religion in Myanmar
  302. Portal:Religion in Norway
  303. Portal:Religion in Pakistan
  304. Portal:Religion in Poland
  305. Portal:Religion in Portugal
  306. Portal:Religion in Romania
  307. Portal:Religion in Scotland
  308. Portal:Religion in South Africa
  309. Portal:Religion in Sweden
  310. Portal:Religion in Thailand
  311. Portal:Religion in Turkey
  312. Portal:Religion in Zimbabwe
  313. Portal:Republic of Artsakh
  314. Portal:Revolutions
  315. Portal:Reykjavík
  316. Portal:Rhythm
  317. Portal:Rocket engines
  318. Portal:Rodenticides
  319. Portal:Roofs
  320. Portal:Roscosmos
  321. Portal:Roses
  322. Portal:Rowing
  323. Portal:RuPaul
  324. Portal:Saint Helena
  325. Portal:Sales
  326. Portal:San Juan, Puerto Rico
  327. Portal:San Marino
  328. Portal:São Paulo
  329. Portal:Scottish art
  330. Portal:Scottish clans
  331. Portal:Sex work
  332. Portal:Shinkansen
  333. Portal:Shipbuilding
  334. Portal:Silk
  335. Portal:Simple living
  336. Portal:SkyTrain (Vancouver)
  337. Portal:South Ossetia
  338. Portal:Space Shuttles
  339. Portal:SpaceX
  340. Portal:Spike Lee
  341. Portal:SQL
  342. Portal:Starbucks
  343. Portal:Statue of Liberty
  344. Portal:Stem cells
  345. Portal:Stonehenge
  346. Portal:Street newspapers
  347. Portal:Stuttgart
  348. Portal:Submarines
  349. Portal:Suffragettes
  350. Portal:Susan B. Anthony
  351. Portal:Systems
  352. Portal:Tallinn
  353. Portal:Tashkent
  354. Portal:Telephony
  355. Portal:Tents
  356. Portal:Tigers
  357. Portal:Tobacco
  358. Portal:Tomatoes
  359. Portal:Toronto Transit Commission
  360. Portal:Tortoises
  361. Portal:Transnistria
  362. Portal:Transport in Afghanistan
  363. Portal:Transport in Barcelona
  364. Portal:Transport in Belgium
  365. Portal:Transport in Bristol
  366. Portal:Transport in Bucharest
  367. Portal:Transport in Buckinghamshire
  368. Portal:Transport in Cardiff
  369. Portal:Transport in Chennai
  370. Portal:Transport in China
  371. Portal:Transport in Edinburgh
  372. Portal:Transport in Glasgow
  373. Portal:Transport in Guyana
  374. Portal:Transport in Hong Kong
  375. Portal:Transport in India
  376. Portal:Transport in Ireland
  377. Portal:Transport in Israel
  378. Portal:Transport in Kiev
  379. Portal:Transport in London
  380. Portal:Transport in Somerset
  381. Portal:Transport in Tamil Nadu
  382. Portal:Transport in Tiruchirappalli
  383. Portal:Transport in Vietnam
  384. Portal:Transport in Warsaw
  385. Portal:Tuberculosis
  386. Portal:Twitter
  387. Portal:Umayyad Caliphate
  388. Portal:United States Armed Forces
  389. Portal:United States Congress
  390. Portal:USB
  391. Portal:Valencian Community
  392. Portal:Vijayawada
  393. Portal:Voting
  394. Portal:Washington Metro
  395. Portal:Waterfalls
  396. Portal:Weapons
  397. Portal:Weaving
  398. Portal:Web browsers
  399. Portal:Websites
  400. Portal:Wendy's
  401. Portal:Women's prisons in the United States
  402. Portal:Woodworking
  403. Portal:World Chess Championships
  404. Portal:Yangtze

Keep 'em coming!

And I'll see you next issue.  

Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   08:07, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Portals update #025, 30 Dec 2018

We can now crop the tops of pics to make banners

Before, we could only cut off the bottom of pics.

User:FR30799386 has pulled it off, and made the upgrade to {{Portal image banner}}...

So, this:

Niagara falls, from the Canadian side

Becomes this:

Niagara falls, from the Canadian side

Here's the code for the above banner:

{{Portal image banner|File:American Falls from Canadian side in winter.jpg | [[Niagara falls]], from the Canadian side |maxheight=175px |overflow=Hidden|croptop=10}}

To see it employed in a portal, check out Portal:Niagara Falls.

About that end of the year goal...

We were racing against time to create 5,000 portals by the end of the year (just for the heck of it).

We made it. We've passed the 5,000 portals mark, with time to spare!

And the 5,000th portal is Portal:Major League Baseball, by Happypillsjr.

Congratulations!

What's next?

The 10,000th portal mark. But...

...there is plenty else to do in addition to building new portals:

  1. The new portals need to be linked to from the encyclopedia.
  2. On those portals about subjects that are not typically capitalized, the search parameters need to be refined/expanded, to maximize the chances of Did you know and In the news items being found and displayed.
  3. A Recognized content section needs to be added to each portal that has a corresponding WikiProject.
  4. Addition of a category on those portals that lack a subject category.
  5. Implement the portal category system, adding the appropriate categories to each portal.
  6. Upgrade, and complete (as per the tasks enumerated above), the old-style portals that are not regularly maintained, which have not been converted yet (about 1,100 of them).
  7. Find and fix the remaining bugs in the underlying lua modules.
  8. Build portal tools (scripts) to assist in the creation, development, and maintenance of portals.
  9. Build a script to help build navbox footer templates, via the harvesting of categories, amongst other methods.
  10. Update the portal building instructions.
  11. Update the portal guideline.
  12. Refine the programming of the portals to reduce their load time.
  13. Design and develop the next generation of portals and portal components.

And whatever else you can dream up.  

But most of all, have a...

Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   11:53, 30 December 2018 (UTC)

Happy new year

Happy new year Daniel, and all thew best in 2019! Davidgoodheart (talk) 00:59, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

January 13: Wikimedia NYC invites you to Wikipedia Day 2019

Sunday January 13: Wikipedia Day 2019 in NYC

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

We especially encourage folks to add your 3-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 20:34, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

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DYK for Murder of Jane Britton

 On 7 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Murder of Jane Britton, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the red ochre sprinkled on the body of Jane Britton (pictured) 50 years ago today ultimately turned out to be a red herring in solving her murder? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Murder of Jane Britton. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Murder of Jane Britton), 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.

Ianblair23 (talk) 00:01, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Map in NY lake articles

I added that map because besides showing the park, it shows the major rivers and lakes in the state so i figured it would work. although a better map would be better which im going to reccomend for someone who knows how to make maps to add: catskill park and other major rivers and lakes such as the great sacandaga lake, schoharie creek or east branch delaware river (for example) to the map. Would you be able to assist me in making that request? If so i can make a list of all the major rivers or lakes that should be added. Thanks Bacardi379 (talk) 04:03, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Murder of Anne and Mae Rubenstein, February 13, 1965

Howdy Daniel.

Here are numerous articles about the murders of Anne and Mae Rubenstein on February 13, 1965. You can do some other research and I can get you to archives you may not be able to. I can fill in some details for you. Also, this piece on Channel 4 will help. Mitch32(My ambition is to hit .400 and talk 1.000.) 23:52, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

You realize

That it is also not necessary to “un-alphabetize” categories as well, right? I only did it while adding a category. Rikster2 (talk) 03:06, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Per MOS:CATORDER: "Normally the most essential, significant categories appear first." All you wanted to do was add a category; you would have saved yourself some work. Daniel Case (talk) 03:11, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
So you can say for sure that the categories are in importance order as is, eh? LOL. You’re really just enforcing your preference, but OK. Have a good day, man. Rikster2 (talk) 03:26, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
You were enforcing yours. I can't remember, but I think that page used to say something to the effect that it was usually best to leave an article's categories in the order they had been placed; accordingly I did not de-alphabetize categories that I came upon alphabetized if I was adding a category or two to an article that was already in a few. Until a few years ago this seems to have been a projectwide custom (one that the widespread deployment of HotCat further encouraged).

If there are people who feel that should change, that we should as a rule alphabetize categories, then they should propose it as such rather than just going ahead and doing it. Daniel Case (talk) 03:35, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

I think everyone would agree that the most important category on that article is “American film studio executives,” which was the first category in both instances, since it’s the claim to notability and the hatnote on the article. I have often seen the “people from” category moved to the top as most important, but you didn’t do that. So, yes, I think you’re just reflexively pushing back against aplhabetization of categories. But it’s OK, it’s less of an issue for me than for you, obviously, since you actually undid an edit that added information to enforce your world view. I actually was adding a category and just alphabetized along the way. Ther is no guideline against alphabetizing categories. Have a great weekend! Rikster2 (talk) 03:47, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
from the guideline you quoted (you cut this off) - “ Eponymous categories should appear first. Beyond that, the order in which categories are placed on a page is not governed by any single rule ” Rikster2 (talk) 03:50, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
"I think everyone would agree that the most important category on that article is 'American film studio executives,'". Perhaps in retrospect. However, I started the article in response to the stories about his disappearance. Before then nothing he did as a a studio executive got him any notice, and I wasn't sure about whether the basketball was really a claim (although the ensuing DYK hook did come out of that). The bulk of coverage of his life is, alas, concentrated on his disappearance, death and the ensuing murder trial, so I'm still OK with the missing-person cats coming first after the YOB and YOD cats.

I think that when people use the categories to search for other articles, they would expect to see the first one after YOB/YOD to be (in the case of a biography) what the person is most famous for. And a lot more people would know Smith as a crime victim than anything else, unfortunately.

I personally feel the geographic categories should accordingly come last, as that includes people the subject often only has that in common with.

"you actually undid an edit that added information": Well, then I added the category you had added back in. However, after considering that I have nominated that category and all the other ones like it for deletion per WP:PERFCAT (we don't have categories for the players in each Super Bowl, or each World Series, do we? ... so why have one for the players who played in each Final Four?) But that's another discussion.

"Ther is no guideline against alphabetizing categories." And just as easily there's no guideline that says you have to, either. You could have accomplished your goal just by adding that category ... sorting all the cats was a lot of needless extra work. Daniel Case (talk) 07:38, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Wow, nominating the categories for deletion, eh? You sure are a vindictive guy. While you review your policy, one I recommend you take in is WP:OWN, which you seem to be having trouble with on the Gavin Smith article you created. Have a great day! Rikster2 (talk) 13:58, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
Perhaps you could have thought to seek consensus on the article talk page before alphabetizing? That would have been the best way to do this, since policy mandates neither choice. Daniel Case (talk) 15:30, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Portals update #026, 20 Jan 2019

Well, here's the first issue of the new year. Enjoy...

New participants

A hearty welcome to new arrivals to the portals department:

Harvesting categories tool prototype

DannyS712 has created a user script prototype, User:DannyS712/Cat links, that can pull members from a category, a functionality we've been after since the project's revamp last Spring. Now, it's a matter of applying this technique to scripts that will place the items where needed, such as in a section starter script and/or portal builder script.

New portals since last issue

  1. Academic publishing
  2. Accounting
  3. Adam and Eve
  4. African Great Lakes
  5. Al Green
  6. Alternative views
  7. America's Next Top Model
  8. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  9. Angles
  10. Applied mathematics
  11. Arabic
  12. Areas of mathematics
  13. Atlanta metropolitan area
  14. Atlantic Ocean
  15. Big Bash League
  16. Bijelo Dugme
  17. Bill Cosby
  18. Boats
  19. Bombardier Aerospace
  20. Bruce Willis
  21. Canadian law
  22. Cannons
  23. Caribbean American
  24. Chinese American
  25. Chinese Canadians
  26. Chinese gardens
  27. Chris Brown
  28. City
  29. Common law
  30. Criminal law
  31. Czechoslovakia
  32. Data
  33. Data warehouses
  34. DC Comics
  35. Deities
  36. DeKalb County
  37. Destiny's Child
  38. Differential equations
  39. Discrete geometry
  40. East Asia
  41. Economy of China
  42. Economy of India
  43. Economy of Malaysia
  44. Economy of the United Kingdom
  45. Ellen DeGeneres
  46. Email clients
  47. E
  48. Equations
  49. European Americans
  50. Filipino Americans
  51. Football in Algeria
  52. Fox Corporation
  53. Fractions and ratios
  54. Functional analysis
  55. Game theory
  56. Girlguiding
  57. Gloucestershire
  58. Grazhdanskaya Oborona
  59. Greek diaspora
  60. Habsburg Monarchy
  61. Hilbert's problems
  62. Hoodoo Gurus
  63. Hyundai Motor Company
  64. Iggy Azalea
  65. Indian Ocean
  66. Infinity
  67. Information theory
  68. Integrals
  69. Irish diaspora
  70. Irrational numbers
  71. Italian diaspora
  72. Japanese diaspora
  73. J. Cole
  74. Jennifer Lopez
  75. Jessica Lange
  76. John Fogerty
  77. Kehlani
  78. Kiev
  79. K. Michelle
  80. Knot theory
  81. Kool & the Gang
  82. Lakes in China
  83. Lake Van
  84. Leonardo DiCaprio
  85. Limerick
  86. Literary composition
  87. Long Island Rail Road
  88. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  89. Lukas Graham
  90. Mathematical optimization
  91. Matt Damon
  92. Merchant ships
  93. Metallic means
  94. Metro-North Railroad
  95. Microsoft Windows
  96. Military of India
  97. Miss America
  98. Modulation
  99. Moon landing
  100. Mozilla
  101. Music of Ireland
  102. Narratives
  103. Nashville
  104. Nassau County
  105. Norfolk
  106. Nottinghamshire
  107. One Life to Live
  108. Overseas Chinese
  109. Percentages
  110. Probability distributions
  111. Public Broadcasting Service
  112. Quezon City
  113. Raven-Symoné
  114. R. Kelly
  115. Rodeo
  116. RuneScape
  117. Sarah Silverman
  118. Saturn rockets
  119. Science and technology
  120. Sesame Street
  121. Seth MacFarlane
  122. Ships
  123. Shipwrecks
  124. Shropshire
  125. Spaceports
  126. Space suits
  127. Spanish diaspora
  128. Steam locomotives
  129. Suffolk
  130. Suzuki
  131. Tanks
  132. Tensors
  133. The CW
  134. Thomas Aquinas
  135. T.I.
  136. TISM
  137. Tom Cruise
  138. Toni Braxton
  139. Toyota
  140. Transportation in the Philippines
  141. True Blood
  142. Violin
  143. Virgin Group
  144. Vladimir Putin
  145. Volkswagen
  146. Volume
  147. Warner Bros.
  148. Warships
  149. Warwickshire
  150. Washington D.C.
  151. [[Portal:Watercraft|
  152. Web syndication
  153. Wikis
  154. Witchcraft
  155. Women's sports
  156. World of Warcraft

What else is going on

There have been some discussions at Wikipedia talk:Portal guidelines.

DreamyJazz is working on a bot to place links to portals on root articles, category pages, and navigation footer templates.

Portal bugs are getting dealt with soon after they are reported.

Lots of wikignome activity (using Hotcat, etc.).

Keep up the good work.    — The Transhumanist   08:13, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

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Getting back to you

Hey, Dan. It's Ted again. I just wanted to check in and see if you got my message. I moved the conversation about my name to my own talk page because it looked more satisfactory and I just expected the notifications would still be coming onto your end. Here's my message from my talk page:

"Is there a way that you could initiate it and also have me get the notifications too? If not I'm willing to do it on my own. Ted (talk) 07:50, 6 February 2019 (UTC)"

Thanks!

Unsolved murder?

Hi, should Nancy Benoit who is claimed to have been killed by Chris Benoit be on the List of unsolved deaths? Remember that he was never charged as he committed suicide, since you claimed that O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of killing Nicole Brown Simpson so should be treated the same way? Davidgoodheart (talk) 03:36, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Portals update #29, 13 Feb 2019 (eom)

DYK for Les Choristes

 On 16 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Les Choristes, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Edgar Degas's Les Choristes (shown), stolen in 2009 from the Musée Cantini in Marseille, France, was found in the luggage compartment of a bus outside Paris a year ago today? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Les Choristes. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Les Choristes), 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) 00:01, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

DYK for SurfSafe

 On 17 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article SurfSafe, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the SurfSafe browser extension is meant to combat fake news by spotting altered or misleadingly used images as they appear to a user? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/SurfSafe. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, SurfSafe), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 19:28, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Grand Central edit

The purchase is mentioned extra extensively here: History_of_Grand_Central_Terminal#Proposed_purchase_by_the_MTA. Okay if I revert (some of?) your edit on the main article? ɱ (talk)

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

February 27, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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DYK for Paul Bateson

 On 5 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Paul Bateson, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that real-life X-ray technician Paul Bateson, convicted of murder 40 years ago today, played the X-ray technician in The Exorcist's cerebral angiogram scene? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Paul Bateson. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Paul Bateson), 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.

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Possible death date for Paul Bateson

I read the article on Paul Bateson and saw that you were the main contributor. I found on the Social Security Death Index (through Ancestry.com) that there is a Paul F. Bateson, born 24 Aug 1940, Social Security card issued in Pennsyvania, who died 15 Sep 2012. I have no proof that this is the same Paul Bateson but I think it is a good possibility. EricWR (talk) 15:41, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

@EricWR: Thanks. I saw you posted on the article talk page as well. Maybe we can find a way to work this into a note. Daniel Case (talk) 09:11, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

"Sex and Candy"

Hi Daniel, I know that you are interested in music; would you like to review the article for the 1990s rock hit "Sex and Candy" for GA? Thanks!MagicatthemovieS (talk) 23:03, 6 March 2019 (UTC)MagicatthemovieS

@MagicatthemovieS: OK, I'll take a look. I don't usually do this on request but I do have two song articles in the GA queue so maybe this will speed things up. Daniel Case (talk) 06:40, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

  The Editor's Barnstar
Good job on ‎Verrückt. 7&6=thirteen () 16:21, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Hi

I don't understand what there is left to do regarding "Sex and Candy." MagicatthemovieS (talk) 16:09, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

@MagicatthemovieS: I've been a little busy with another article I just started and it's the weekend and I have my mother coming over for a belated birthday celebration. As I just noted, it turns out that yes, the song did make it to number 2 on the Canadian chart. Once we've gone back to having that in the intro, I'll pass it. Daniel Case (talk) 16:17, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
@Daniel Case: The issue has been resolved.MagicatthemovieS (talk) 17:32, 16 March 2019 (UTC)MagicatthemovieS
@Daniel Case: Thanks so much for reviewing the article? Do you plan on nominating the article for DYK?MagicatthemovieS (talk) 19:27, 17 March 2019 (UTC)MagicatthemovieS
@MagicatthemovieS: A little bit later today ... I have to make an appearance at the local Irish pub   Daniel Case (talk) 20:19, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

WikiTalk

Hi,

Could you please recreate WikiTalk with the following text: #REDIRECT[[History_of_wikis#FlexWiki]] [[Category:Scripting languages]] and/or unprotect this page so that it can be recreated with the above-mentioned text?

Thanks. Apokrif (talk) 20:31, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

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

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Article Titled Guinea Town New York

Daniel was have "met" a few times given shared interest in Hudson Valley history. While you did not contribute to the article Guinea Town, New York I would appreciate your advice. I posted on its talk page as I believe that's where discussion should happen. There are very obviously two different "Guinea Towns" being referenced in one article, one on Long Island and one in Dutchess County, threaded throughout without awareness or acknowledgement. I have a growing amount of information on the latter. I am not familiar with the former. I flagged the two major contributors on their talk pages, I am not aware of any response. Do you think I should separate the two towns in the one article? Create another article for one of them? Its kind of a 50/50 split on content but I'd like to clarify and build content on Dutchess County topic but some "major surgery" appears necessary. Thank you. WindingRoad (talk) 19:07, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

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Old Setauket 3 Village HD and Bethel Christian

Sorry to be the fly in this discussion, the blacks and indians of Setauket never attended church at the white only Presbyterian church, which is in the original historic district that comprised the Old Setauket Historic District. The Bethel Christian HD was the late addition to recognize the remnants of the indigenous community not recognized by the three-village historic district, and should retain that separate character. Please read the article, many of the events of the region remain the same, but Bethel is a different HD than the Old Setauket HD.CaptJayRuffins (talk) 12:54, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

West Kill

All the good work you did on west kill, i see its still a start class. Do you think its good enough now to be a featured article? Thanks 420Traveler (talk) 21:17, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

That sounds like a great idea what you said you were going to add to the article, I would also be interested in helping you get pictures, and go hiking with you if youd like. Thanks for the response, 420Traveler (talk) 04:32, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Baseball Rule

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

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DYK for Sex and Candy

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Your GA nomination of FM (No Static at All)

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DYK for Disappearance of Brittanee Drexel

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FM (No Static at All) Good Article Nomination Status.

I was just wondering if you saw round two of my FM (No Static at All) evaluation. There, I lay out some areas for improvement. The goal is to pass all criteria with flying colors. Dobbyelf62 (talk) 17:07, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

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Ted Sampley

This is just a courtesy notice that I posted a link to Ted Sampley at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Motorcycling in case anybody there wants to contribute. ☆ Bri (talk) 17:04, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

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Category:POW/MIA activists rename?

I created Category:POW/MIA activists before realizing they would all be Vietnam War related. So am considering renaming the cat to Category:Vietnam War POW/MIA activists, and placing it under Category:Vietnam War POW/MIA issues. What do you think? ☆ Bri (talk) 00:44, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

Hi

If you find time for it, please take a look at the article about Kaj Linna. Quite interesting crime case. I have nominated it for DYK and can include you if you wish after completed edits. Cheers.--BabbaQ (talk) 11:18, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Ted Sampley

 On 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.

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Nomination for merging of Template:High heels

 Template:High heels has been nominated for merging with Template:Footwear. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. PPEMES (talk) 21:43, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Removal of bio tags

Hi: The reason I added the bio tags to various missing people talk pages is that the articles are about people. May I ask about your reasoning for removing them? I appreciate any help you can provide. Thank you. --FeanorStar7 23:23, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Airport destinations

Hey Daniel, tell me about this--in some edit summary you said there's a project consensus not to include this. But I do see "destination maps" in some airport articles, and many of their edits still stand. Why haven't you warned/blocked/rollbacked the editor? Thanks, Drmies (talk) 03:42, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

May 22: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

May 22, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

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Immigrants

You deleted an "immigrants" category from the article Georgios Papanikolaou, correctly pointing that it was a red link. But you did not place the correct category Category:Greek emigrants to the United States. Please add such articles to the "emigrants" category tree. Dimadick (talk) 06:19, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Usgs graph

When you have some free time can you make a graph like this:   for Canajoharie Creek. It would go great with the article. Thanks 420Traveler (talk) 20:28, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

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