Women in Red at Wikidatacon 2021

  See one, do one, teach one
Thank you for being a panelist on the "Improving women’s biographies on Wikipedia using Wikidata tools - Experiences from Women in Red and the Smithsonian Institution" session today at Wikidatacon 2021. --Rosiestep (talk) 23:54, 30 October 2021 (UTC)

Christine Elizabeth Abrahamsen

Good day, Gamaliel! I wanted to thank and commend you for your article on Christine Elizabeth Abrahamsen! I also wanted to check with you to see if you planned to submit this article for DYK. If not, let me know and I can submit a hook on your behalf. This would be a wonderful addition for DYK! Thanks again! -- West Virginian (talk) 15:01, 28 December 2021 (UTC)

@West Virginian: Thank you! I didn't think anyone would notice my article. I couldn't think of an interesting hook for DYK but if you have one please submit it with my gratitude. Gamaliel (talk) 18:04, 28 December 2021 (UTC)
Gamaliel, thank you for all your phenomenal contributions, to include this article! I've submitted an initial hook for DYK here: Template:Did you know nominations/Christine Elizabeth Abrahamsen. Please feel free to share any additional hooks in the meantime! -- West Virginian (talk) 22:33, 28 December 2021 (UTC)

Merchandise giveaway nomination

 
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Great paper

I really liked your paper. It was a shame I missed it when it first came out, but glad I was alerted to it by User:Atsme at the badpersons blog forum. To be honest, I think it may be my favorite work ever written about Wikipedia as a phenomenon.

jps (talk) 20:33, 15 January 2022 (UTC)

+1 - a masterpiece...and it's anchored on my UTP. Atsme 💬 📧 20:52, 15 January 2022 (UTC)

@ජපස and Atsme: Thank you for your kind words, I appreciate it. Gamaliel (talk) 19:48, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

I read it today, and I think it's something every experienced editor should read and take on board. I hadn't thought about increasing barriers to entry before, and I think we all should. valereee (talk) 23:15, 24 January 2022 (UTC)

February with Women in Red

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Anne Rice Award

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The Anne Rice Award honors editors who have improved Wikipedia's coverage of women writers by creating a biography of a women writer who used a pen name, nom de plume, literary initials, or pseudonym on the title page or by-line of their works in place of their real name. On behalf of WP:WPWW, thank you for creating the biography on Agnes Woods Mitchell (pen name, A. W. M.); and Christine Elizabeth Abrahamsen (pseudonyms, Christabel and Kathleen Westcott). --Rosiestep (talk) 21:58, 1 February 2022 (UTC)

Books & Bytes – Issue 48

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WP:AFC Helper News

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Happy First Edit Day!

Your draft article, Draft:Beth B. Norden

 

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. Liz Read! Talk! 20:32, 20 February 2022 (UTC)

March editathons

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Books & Bytes – Issue 49

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Your draft article, Draft:Case Breakers

 

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. Liz Read! Talk! 19:48, 8 April 2022 (UTC)

Always feels a little strange to post these notices on admins' and long-time editors' talk pages. Of course, you can restore this draft if you want to return to editing it. You should be receiving 5 month reminder notices from FireflyBot but I don't see them here. The bot seems to send out reminders to only about 75% of expiring drafts by my guestimate. It focuses on drafts that go through AFC channels rather than all draft pages.
Hope you are well these days! Liz Read! Talk! 19:53, 8 April 2022 (UTC)
@Liz: No worries! Your reminders are helpful because often I've forgotten the drafts even existed after six months. Hope things are good on your end. Gamaliel (talk) 20:53, 11 April 2022 (UTC)

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22:52, 15 April 2022 (UTC)

Darren Wershler

Some of the content you added in this edit at Darren Wershler has been tagged as unsourced, and I plan to remove it if it's not cited. As this dates back to before the flood, you likely won't remember much about it. Cheers, Mathglot (talk) 00:38, 16 April 2022 (UTC)

@Mathglot: You will not be surprised to learn I have no memory of this author or article! However, I'm fairly sure I used to own an older edition of this book, so that's likely the source if you were interested in antediluvian archaeology. Gamaliel (talk) 02:16, 16 April 2022 (UTC)
Thanks. He's not named in the list of names at the end of the Worldcat record of the 2002 edition but it doesn't contain the full text. Mathglot (talk) 17:48, 16 April 2022 (UTC)

May Women in Red events

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Your draft article, Draft:Jane Kwong Lee

 

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. Liz Read! Talk! 19:23, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:Eaten Fish

 

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. Liz Read! Talk! 16:05, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

100 DC Women question

Hi Gamaliel, I submitted articles to the 100 DC Women event. I used the small blue button rather than the big blue button for submission, so they didn't wind up on the visible list: Edwilda Gustava Allen Isaac and Ellen Wetherald Ahrens. Is there a way to fix/change this? I'll try my best to do it right going forward. Thanks for looking into this (if you have time). WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 20:46, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

@WomenArtistUpdates: Thank you for participating! The list on Wikipedia:100 DC Women has to be updated manually, and I've added your articles to it just now. The Fountain tool (the blue button) keeps track of everything for the contest, the manual list on Wikipedia is just for fun. Gamaliel (talk) 20:51, 6 May 2022 (UTC)
Also, I just found Ellen Wetherald Ahrens' death certificate on Ancestry! I'll add it to the article tonight. I'd never heard of the Red Rose Girls before, this is all very fascinating reading, thank you. Gamaliel (talk) 20:55, 6 May 2022 (UTC)
Thanks Gamaliel! I see now I can just click the "edit source" button. Here's hoping you get 100 articles. WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 00:04, 7 May 2022 (UTC)

June events from Women in Red

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Books & Bytes – Issue 50

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Women in Red in July 2022

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Your draft article, Draft:Mary Jane Windle

 

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Thank you for your submission to Wikipedia! Hey man im josh (talk) 21:16, 18 July 2022 (UTC)

Women in Red August 2022

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Books & Bytes – Issue 51

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Disagree with you; kudos to you

I disagree with your interpretation on Kevin M. Kruse, but kudos to you on the awesome find of an image of Hanserd Knollys. TuckerResearch (talk) 17:55, 22 August 2022 (UTC)

Thank you. Picture hunting is one of my favorite obsessive hobbies. Gamaliel (talk) 18:26, 23 August 2022 (UTC)

Women in Red in September 2022

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I hope you can see why I did what I did

It was nothing personal towards you or the edits you made. I simply adore your work on women's biographies. I reverted because a) the current version, albeit I can agree is flawed, is the stable version and removing it wouldn't really bring attention to the issues or improve the article and b) I knew it would provide a reconnection point to start discussions on improvement and finish it this time. The edits you removed were slipped in as we opened discussions about those issues on the talk page. Even so we left the article as it was to avoid edit warring. Now, I hope we get somewhere and finally put this to rest. Thank you so much for your contributions. --ARoseWolf 13:48, 14 September 2022 (UTC)

@ARoseWolf: Thank you for your note. Whatever our differences about procedural matters, I know we have the best interests of the article at heart. I am pleased at what seems to be progress on the talk page, and with luck I hope we can come to a consensus soon. Gamaliel (talk) 15:28, 15 September 2022 (UTC)

Women in Red October 2022

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Books & Bytes – Issue 52

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"Eleanor Butler (Q18528457)" listed at Redirects for discussion

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Women in Red November 2022

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Books & Bytes – Issue 53

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Women in Red in December 2022

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Precious anniversary

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Nine years!

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Happy holidays!

 
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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year, Gamaliel!

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Women in Red January 2023

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Happy New Year, Gamaliel!

   Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.

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I have sent you a note about a page you started

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Books & Bytes – Issue 54

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Your draft article, Draft:Anneke Jans Bogardus

 

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Women in Red in February 2023

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