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GreetingsEdit

Hi bro. It's been a while. Hope things are well on your end? I have been away from Wikipedia for quite a while. Not sure if I am going to start editing regularly just yet. Just thought I check on you. Take care man.  Versace1608  Wanna Talk? 01:27, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

  • Hi Versace1608 What happened to you?!!! So good to hear from you again after such a long time. I hope everything is good with you? Welcome back bro!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 10:05, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

Facto Post – Issue 18 – 30 November 2018Edit

Facto Post – Issue 18 – 30 November 2018
 

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WikiCite issue

GLAM ♥ data — what is a gallery, library, archive or museum without a catalogue? It follows that Wikidata must love librarians. Bibliography supports students and researchers in any topic, but open and machine-readable bibliographic data even more so, outside the silo. Cue the WikiCite initiative, which was meeting in conference this week, in the Bay Area of California.

 
Wikidata training for librarians at WikiCite 2018

In fact there is a broad scope: "Open Knowledge Maps via SPARQL" and the "Sum of All Welsh Literature", identification of research outputs, Library.Link Network and Bibframe 2.0, OSCAR and LUCINDA (who they?), OCLC and Scholia, all these co-exist on the agenda. Certainly more library science is coming Wikidata's way. That poses the question about the other direction: is more Wikimedia technology advancing on libraries? Good point.

Wikimedians generally are not aware of the tech background that can be assumed, unless they are close to current training for librarians. A baseline definition is useful here: "bash, git and OpenRefine". Compare and contrast with pywikibot, GitHub and mix'n'match. Translation: scripting for automation, version control, data set matching and wrangling in the large, are on the agenda also for contemporary library work. Certainly there is some possible common ground here. Time to understand rather more about the motivations that operate in the library sector.

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Afrocine Contest UpdateEdit

Hi Jamie I hope you are doing great. I just want to find out about the contest that I and other participant contested in. We the participant of the contest have not received any update after the contest ended and it has been over two weeks.

I hope you take it consideration as we look forward to your updates on the outcome of the competition . Thank you. (Jwale2 (talk) 03:27, 22 December 2018 (UTC))

  • Hello,
Thanks for contacting me, the winners will surely be announced soon. Don't worry :)--Jamie Tubers (talk) 10:42, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
 

The file File:Araromire OST.jpg has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Non-free album cover being used in a decorative manner in The Figurine#Music and soundtrack. Non-free album cover art is generally allowed to be used for primary identification purposes in stand-alone articles about albums, but its use in other articles is generally only allowed when the cover art itself is the subject of sourced critical commentary as explained in WP:NFC#cite_note-3 and the context for non-free use required by WP:NFCC#8 is evident. There is no such commentary for this particular album cover anywhere in the article, and the use of soundtrack album cover art in articles about films or TV programs is generally not allowed for this reason as explained in WP:FILMSCORE.

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Facto Post – Issue 19 – 27 December 2018Edit

Facto Post – Issue 19 – 27 December 2018
 

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Learning from Zotero

Zotero is free software for reference management by the Center for History and New Media: see Wikipedia:Citing sources with Zotero. It is also an active user community, and has broad-based language support.

 
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Besides the handiness of Zotero's warehousing of personal citation collections, the Zotero translator underlies the citoid service, at work behind the VisualEditor. Metadata from Wikidata can be imported into Zotero; and in the other direction the zotkat tool from the University of Mannheim allows Zotero bibliographies to be exported to Wikidata, by item creation. With an extra feature to add statements, that route could lead to much development of the focus list (P5008) tagging on Wikidata, by WikiProjects.

Zotero demo video

There is also a large-scale encyclopedic dimension here. The construction of Zotero translators is one facet of Web scraping that has a strong community and open source basis. In that it resembles the less formal mix'n'match import community, and growing networks around other approaches that can integrate datasets into Wikidata, such as the use of OpenRefine.

Looking ahead, the thirtieth birthday of the World Wide Web falls in 2019, and yet the ambition to make webpages routinely readable by machines can still seem an ever-retreating mirage. Wikidata should not only be helping Wikimedia integrate its projects, an ongoing process represented by Structured Data on Commons and lexemes. It should also be acting as a catalyst to bring scraping in from the cold, with institutional strengths as well as resourceful code.

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AfroCine: Thank You!Edit

Greetings!

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

All our winners have been recognized and you can check the complete list here.

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

February 2019 at Women in RedEdit

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Facto Post – Issue 20 – 31 January 2019Edit

Facto Post – Issue 20 – 31 January 2019
 

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Everything flows (and certainly data does)

Recently Jimmy Wales has made the point that computer home assistants take much of their data from Wikipedia, one way or another. So as well as getting Spotify to play Frosty the Snowman for you, they may be able to answer the question "is the Pope Catholic?" Possibly by asking for disambiguation (Coptic?).

Amazon Echo device using the Amazon Alexa service in voice search showdown with the Google rival on an Android phone

Headlines about data breaches are now familiar, but the unannounced circulation of information raises other issues. One of those is Gresham's law stated as "bad data drives out good". Wikipedia and now Wikidata have been criticised on related grounds: what if their content, unattributed, is taken to have a higher standing than Wikimedians themselves would grant it? See Wikiquote on a misattribution to Bismarck for the usual quip about "law and sausages", and why one shouldn't watch them in the making.

Wikipedia has now turned 18, so should act like as adult, as well as being treated like one. The Web itself turns 30 some time between March and November this year, per Tim Berners-Lee. If the Knowledge Graph by Google exemplifies Heraclitean Web technology gaining authority, contra GIGO, Wikimedians still have a role in its critique. But not just with the teenage skill of detecting phoniness.

There is more to beating Gresham than exposing the factoid and urban myth, where WP:V does do a great job. Placeholders must be detected, and working with Wikidata is a good way to understand how having one statement as data can blind us to replacing it by a more accurate one. An example that is important to open access is that, firstly, the term itself needs considerable unpacking, because just being able to read material online is a poor relation of "open"; and secondly, trying to get Creative Commons license information into Wikidata shows up issues with classes of license (such as CC-BY) standing for the actual license in major repositories. Detailed investigation shows that "everything flows" exacerbates the issue. But Wikidata can solve it.

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AfroCine: Thank You!Edit

Greetings!

You have given so many AfroCine related barnsters to people, but no one has given you any :). This is for organizing a fairly decent and successful inaugural AfroCine project. Specifically, I want to appreciate you for:

  • Creating the project pages and subpages
  • Providing comprehensive meta information through the construction of sentences and paragraphs related to the contest
  • Identifying and propagating possible reliable sources to be used during the contest
  • Innovation, creating and distribution of barnsters after the contest
  • Reminding participants of the state of the contest during mid-season
  • Counting all the articles created and improved per editor
  • And most importantly, for also being a participant, creating and improving some articles during the contest

I hope it continues and becomes a tradition every November/December on Wikipedia. HandsomeBoy (talk) 08:35, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Hello HandsomeBoy, thank you so much for your kind words. At the end of the day, the success of the wiki-event is not due to just me, but everyone who has participated in one way or the other. That includes you! Hopefully, subsequent editions would be much better and bigger! Thank you once again :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 11:45, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

March 2019 at Women in RedEdit

March 2019, Volume 5, Issue 3, Numbers 107, 108, 112, 113


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Facto Post – Issue 21 – 28 February 2019Edit

Facto Post – Issue 21 – 28 February 2019
 

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What is a systematic review?

Systematic reviews are basic building blocks of evidence-based medicine, surveys of existing literature devoted typically to a definite question that aim to bring out scientific conclusions. They are principled in a way Wikipedians can appreciate, taking a critical view of their sources.

 
PRISMA flow diagram for a systematic review

Ben Goldacre in 2014 wrote (link below) "[...] : the "information architecture" of evidence based medicine (if you can tolerate such a phrase) is a chaotic, ad hoc, poorly connected ecosystem of legacy projects. In some respects the whole show is still run on paper, like it's the 19th century." Is there a Wikidatan in the house? Wouldn't some machine-readable content that is structured data help?

File:Schittny, Facing East, 2011, Legacy Projects.jpg
2011 photograph by Bernard Schittny of the "Legacy Projects" group

Most likely it would, but the arcana of systematic reviews and how they add value would still need formal handling. The PRISMA standard dates from 2009, with an update started in 2018. The concerns there include the corpus of papers used: how selected and filtered? Now that Wikidata has a 20.9 million item bibliography, one can at least pose questions. Each systematic review is a tagging opportunity for a bibliography. Could that tagging be reproduced by a query, in principle? Can it even be second-guessed by a query (i.e. simulated by a protocol which translates into SPARQL)? Homing in on the arcana, do the inclusion and filtering criteria translate into metadata? At some level they must, but are these metadata explicitly expressed in the articles themselves? The answer to that is surely "no" at this point, but can TDM find them? Again "no", right now. Automatic identification doesn't just happen.

Actually these questions lack originality. It should be noted though that WP:MEDRS, the reliable sources guideline used here for health information, hinges on the assumption that the usefully systematic reviews of biomedical literature can be recognised. Its nutshell summary, normally the part of a guideline with the highest density of common sense, allows literature reviews in general validity, but WP:MEDASSESS qualifies that indication heavily. Process wonkery about systematic reviews definitely has merit.

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April editathons at Women in RedEdit

April 2019Edit

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Facto Post – Issue 22 – 28 March 2019Edit

Facto Post – Issue 22 – 28 March 2019
 

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When in the cloud, do as the APIs do

Half a century ago, it was the era of the mainframe computer, with its air-conditioned room, twitching tape-drives, and appearance in the title of a spy novel Billion-Dollar Brain then made into a Hollywood film. Now we have the cloud, with server farms and the client–server model as quotidian: this text is being typed on a Chromebook.

The term Applications Programming Interface or API is 50 years old, and refers to a type of software library as well as the interface to its use. While a compiler is what you need to get high-level code executed by a mainframe, an API out in the cloud somewhere offers a chance to perform operations on a remote server. For example, the multifarious bots active on Wikipedia have owners who exploit the MediaWiki API.

APIs (called RESTful) that allow for the GET HTTP request are fundamental for what could colloquially be called "moving data around the Web"; from which Wikidata benefits 24/7. So the fact that the Wikidata SPARQL endpoint at query.wikidata.org has a RESTful API means that, in lay terms, Wikidata content can be GOT from it. The programming involved, besides the SPARQL language, could be in Python, younger by a few months than the Web.

Magic words, such as occur in fantasy stories, are wishful (rather than RESTful) solutions to gaining access. You may need to be a linguist to enter Ali Baba's cave or the western door of Moria (French in the case of "Open Sesame", in fact, and Sindarin being the respective languages). Talking to an API requires a bigger toolkit, which first means you have to recognise the tools in terms of what they can do. On the way to the wikt:impactful or polymathic modern handling of facts, one must perhaps take only tactful notice of tech's endemic problem with documentation, and absorb the insightful point that the code in APIs does articulate the customary procedures now in place on the cloud for getting information. As Owl explained to Winnie-the-Pooh, it tells you The Thing to Do.

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Facto Post – Issue 23 – 30 April 2019Edit

Facto Post – Issue 23 – 30 April 2019
 

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Completely clouded?
 
Cloud computing logo

Talk of cloud computing draws a veil over hardware, but also, less obviously but more importantly, obscures such intellectual distinction as matters most in its use. Wikidata begins to allow tasks to be undertaken that were out of easy reach. The facility should not be taken as the real point.

Coming in from another angle, the "executive decision" is more glamorous; but the "administrative decision" should be admired for its command of facts. Think of the attitudes ad fontes, so prevalent here on Wikipedia as "can you give me a source for that?", and being prepared to deal with complicated analyses into specified subcases. Impatience expressed as a disdain for such pedantry is quite understandable, but neither dirty data nor false dichotomies are at all good to have around.

Issue 13 and Issue 21, respectively on WP:MEDRS and systematic reviews, talk about biomedical literature and computing tasks that would be of higher quality if they could be made more "administrative". For example, it is desirable that the decisions involved be consistent, explicable, and reproducible by non-experts from specified inputs.

What gets clouded out is not impossibly hard to understand. You do need to put together the insights of functional programming, which is a doctrinaire and purist but clearcut approach, with the practicality of office software. Loopless computation can be conceived of as a seamless forward march of spreadsheet columns, each determined by the content of previous ones. Very well: to do a backward audit, when now we are talking about Wikidata, we rely on integrity of data and its scrupulous sourcing: and clearcut case analyses. The MEDRS example forces attention on purge attempts such as Beall's list.

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Hello. I happened to recently stumble back across this page that I had spent a decent amount of time editing last year, only to find that you reverted all of my edits. It would have been nice if you had reached out to me first before doing that. If you actually look at the content of the page after my edits, I had simply cleaned out all the buildings that had been cancelled, or had no source or evidence of ever existing. I also added sources for every single building that was left on the page. The edit that you reverted to had many missing citations, poor overall formatting, and incorrect content. I'm planning on reverting back to my revision, while including any recent changes when I get a chance, but I wanted to let you know in case you had a reason for the original revert, and to hopefully prevent you from undoing all my work again.

Thanks, MrKIA11 (talk) 22:32, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

  • Hello, I don't see what is currently wrong with the formatting of the page as it is now. Also, contrary to what you claimed, the state of the article which I reverted had so many entries without citations (they were actually removed). Now almost all the entries have some citation backing up the figures. If you intend to remove specific buildings from the list or remove citations, it would be good for you to discuss it first on the talk page before making such major changes. If not, such removal of content would be considered disruptive and removed. Cheers!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 09:47, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

Facto Post – Issue 24 – 17 May 2019Edit

Facto Post – Issue 24 – 17 May 2019
 
Text mining display of noun phrases from the US Presidential Election 2012
 

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Semantic Web and TDM – a ContentMine view

Two dozen issues, and this may be the last, a valediction at least for a while.

It's time for a two-year summation of ContentMine projects involving TDM (text and data mining).

Wikidata and now Structured Data on Commons represent the overlap of Wikimedia with the Semantic Web. This common ground is helping to convert an engineering concept into a movement. TDM generally has little enough connection with the Semantic Web, being instead in the orbit of machine learning which is no respecter of the semantic. Don't break a taboo by asking bots "and what do you mean by that?"

The ScienceSource project innovates in TDM, by storing its text mining results in a Wikibase site. It strives for compliance of its fact mining, on drug treatments of diseases, with an automated form of the relevant Wikipedia referencing guideline MEDRS. Where WikiFactMine set up an API for reuse of its results, ScienceSource has a SPARQL query service, with look-and-feel exactly that of Wikidata's at query.wikidata.org. It also now has a custom front end, and its content can be federated, in other words used in data mashups: it is one of over 50 sites that can federate with Wikidata.

The human factor comes to bear through the front end, which combines a link to the HTML version of a paper, text mining results organised in drug and disease columns, and a SPARQL display of nearby drug and disease terms. Much software to develop and explain, so little time! Rather than telling the tale, Facto Post brings you ScienceSource links, starting from the how-to video, lower right.

ScienceSourceReview, introductory video: but you need run it from the original upload file on Commons
Links for participation

The review tool requires a log in on sciencesource.wmflabs.org, and an OAuth permission (bottom of a review page) to operate. It can be used in simple and more advanced workflows. Examples of queries for the latter are at d:Wikidata_talk:ScienceSource project/Queries#SS_disease_list and d:Wikidata_talk:ScienceSource_project/Queries#NDF-RT issue.

Please be aware that this is a research project in development, and may have outages for planned maintenance. That will apply for the next few days, at least. The ScienceSource wiki main page carries information on practical matters. Email is not enabled on the wiki: use site mail here to Charles Matthews in case of difficulty, or if you need support. Further explanatory videos will be put into commons:Category:ContentMine videos.


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2nd Months of African Cinema Contest?Edit

Hi Jamie Tubers!

Will there be a second contest at Wikipedia:WikiProject AfroCine? Hitcher vs. Candyman (talk) 05:13, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

  • Hello Hitcher vs. Candyman, thank you for your message. Indeed a second contest is planned. Trying to see if we can get the Wikimedia Foundation or other Wikimedia chapters to give out gifts to winners this time around, so I can't say much about the timeline. Do you have specific suggestions/plans to make this bigger this year :)?--Jamie Tubers (talk) 12:25, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
At this time, I do not, but I’ll let you know when I do. Thanks, Jamie Tubers. :) Hitcher vs. Candyman (talk) 15:38, 29 August 2019 (UTC)

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The file File:Phone Swap OST Cover.jpg has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Non-free album cover being used in a decorative manner in Phone Swap#Music and soundtrack. Non-free album cover art is generally allowed to be used for primary identification purposes in stand-alone articles about albums, but its use in other articles is generally only allowed when the cover art itself is the subject of sourced critical commentary as explained in WP:NFC#cite_note-3 and the context for non-free use required by WP:NFCC#8 is evident. There is no such commentary for this particular album cover anywhere in the article, and the use of soundtrack album cover art in articles about films or TV programs is generally not allowed for this reason as explained in WP:FILMSCORE.

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

Greetings!

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

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

On English Wikipedia, we would be recognizing participants in the following manner:

  • Overall winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd places)
  • Diversity winner
  • Gender-gap fillers

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

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WikiAfroCine Months of African Cinema in Scots languageEdit

Hi Jamie Tubers, as a project coordinator of the WikiProject AfroCine/Months of African Cinema, I would like to clarify whether Scots language entries are accepted in this contest. It's not for me but for the user MJL with whom I contacted via Discord app where I asked for the volunteers to join the contest. I have noticed mainly French, Spanish, Hebrew language articles are added in the contest. I suggest you to accept their Scots language entries as well. Thanks. Abishe (talk) 13:17, 27 November 2019 (UTC)

Thank you very much for this message. Definitely contributions in any language are very welcome! Just include them in the article achievement list; you can also create a local contest page on the scots Wikipedia and list those contributions there (the Spanish community is doing this, and Hebrew community did that last year). To the second part of the question, in order to be able to appropriately assess contributions in Scots language for the purpose of prizes, we would need one or two or more (depending on the number of entries) volunteers from the community, who can help with the jury process. Is that something you can help set up?
Thank you very much once again!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 11:54, 28 November 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply and I have pinged a user who is active in Scots Wikipedia and I suggested to check the entries. Well only one participant has created entries in Scots language and there are only three of them. So I hope there is no need to create a separate contest page in Scots version. Is that fine enough. Happy editing! Abishe (talk) 13:38, 28 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Abishe Thank you! Indeed, if it's few people participating, there's no need for a separate page. Also, we'd probably need just one local jury, who would be able to go through the articles and assess them against the criteria. Cheers!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 13:54, 28 November 2019 (UTC)
Well, I got it and I can make sure to assess those articles within these couple of days. I also got another question for you and I think you would be busy but still wanted to clear from you. I referred to Pulse Nigeria website for the contest purpose and I was bit surprised to see that one of the news item has included a screenshot of Wikipedia article List of highest-grossing Nigerian films. I hope that Pulse Nigeria source is reliable. Cheers and have a good day! Abishe (talk) 15:22, 28 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Hi Abishe. Apologies for the late response....for some very weird reason, I didn't get a notification of a new message on my talkpage; I only just noticed that there was a new response on this thread. Thank you very much for volunteering to help review those articles! I would contact you once it is time, which is basically in the next 2 to 3 days :). About your question... yes, pulse is generally considered reliable....most especially for entertainment news.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 00:09, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
Its okay. Cool and I can understand you are not much active nowadays. I understand it. Thanks for clearing my doubts on Pulse Nigeria. Abishe (talk) 03:49, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

AfroCine: Thank You!Edit

Greetings!

Thank you very much for participating in The Months of African Cinema Global Edit-a-thon which was concluded on 30 November 2019. We are happy to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation approved to award tokens for our winners during this edition of the contest. These prizes would be given in the form of vouchers (primarily Amazon gift cards, but we can work with other possible options in your country) and would be distributed in this manner:

  • Overall Winner - $100
  • Second place - $50
  • Third place - $30
  • Diversity Winner - $30
  • Gender gap filler - $30

If you want your articles to be considered for the contest, please make sure that your articles have been listed and properly linked on this page. If you are not interested in the competition aspect and prizes, you can also choose to remove your session from that page.

Thank you so much for being part of this wikievent!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 23:30, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

Does Wikidata contributions qualify?Edit

I'm glad to hear that that there will be rewards for AfroCine 2019, I wanted to find out from you if Wikidata contributions will be taken into consideration as regards to determining the winners. HandsomeBoy (talk) 16:00, 13 December 2019 (UTC)

  • Just to notify publicly that this has since been answered privately...and the answer is yes!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 14:54, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

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  Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2020!

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Happy editing,

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  • Hello Abishe, Thank you so much! Wishing you the very best in this new year!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 14:55, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Happy HolidaysEdit

  Happy Holidays
Hi Jamie Tubers,

Thanks for your all contributions and help to this wonderful encyclopedia, have a great and enjoyable holiday!  Versace1608  Wanna Talk? 12:34, 25 December 2019 (UTC)

  • Hello Versace1608! Thank you very much, I really appreciate. May the new year bring great tidings! :)--Jamie Tubers (talk) 14:57, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Requests for uncreated articlesEdit

Greetings & a great weekend to you all. I believe it would be great if the (Requests for uncreated articles) section in our wiki project can be attended to & at least one article be created this weekend as some requests have been pending since 2016. I believe this would be pivotal to the encyclopedia as a whole & a means to get editors who have gone inactive to revive their Wikipedia activities. Sent by Celestina007. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:26, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:WikiProject AfroCine/Months of African Cinema/Users By ArticlesEdit

Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. In Wikipedia:WikiProject AfroCine/Months of African Cinema/Users By Articles, I had the idea that using piped links to display article names partly in italics, as is typical on disambiguation pages, would be a good idea. See, for example, Banaras (disambiguation), which includes piped links to display film names within wikilinks in italics. Is there a reason you made changes like from

{{flagicon|Mauritius}}[[Benares (film)|''Benares'' (film)]]- Wikidata Item '''(1+0+0.5 =1.5)''':  Benares (film)- Wikidata Item (1+0+0.5 =1.5)

to

{{flagicon|Mauritius}}[[Benares (film)]]- Wikidata Item '''(1+0+0.5 =1.5)''':  Benares (film)- Wikidata Item (1+0+0.5 =1.5)

Please explain your thinking here. —Anomalocaris (talk) 04:01, 11 March 2020 (UTC)

  • Hello!
Thank you for this message. I thought your edits to the page were appropriate, so no worries. Thanks for helping out! :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 23:11, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
Well, if my edits to the page were appropriate, why did you undo some of them? —Anomalocaris (talk) 05:57, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Hello, I don't remember reverting your edits. I made series of successive edits on that page. it is possible that your missing edit got mixed up in some edit conflict or something, and it got deleted as a result.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 20:20, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

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Afrocine winnersEdit

Thanks Jamie for doing so much work to organize this - we definitely expanded content I think. Are you sure you left Darthvarder2's message on the right page? You left it on the page Darthvader2173 Dsp13 (talk) 09:34, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

  • Hi Dsp13! Thank you so much for this headsup! It's indeed a mistake. I'll correct it now.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 14:42, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

Afrocine contestEdit

Hello Jamie, hope you're doing great. It's an honor for me to be the winner of this great contest. Of course I accept the prize. I just sent you an e-mail with my information. Blessings! Darthvader2 (talk) 14:57, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

Create PageEdit

Hi I'm Donel, would you be open to creating a Wikipedia page for the entity "Captain E" ? 169.159.77.35 (talk) 16:51, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

WikiProject AfroCine/Months of African Cinema/Winners#Erroneous valuationEdit

Hello Jamie Tubers. Please, can you see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject AfroCine/Months of African Cinema/Winners#Erroneous valuation? Thank you.--Héctor Guido Calvo (talk) 18:03, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
 

Category:Wikipedia:Wiki Loves Women (Nigeria), which you created, has been nominated for renaming. A discussion is taking place to decide whether this proposal complies with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. Bearcat (talk) 17:57, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

AfroCine ContestEdit

Hello Jamie, thanks for the notification earlier on. I have accept receipt of the award, looking forward to it.Jwale2 (talk) 11:21, 26 April 2020 (UTC)

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Request translation Isabelle de CharriereEdit

Hello Jamie Tubers Could you write / translate the article of Isabelle de Charrière (Q123386) for the YO.wiki? That would be appreciated. Boss-well63 (talk) 23:20, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

QuestionEdit

Hey man, am new to wiki, would like to know how to earn money through Wikipedia? Dangbenzy (talk) 11:59, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

  • Hello Dangbenzy, Wikipedia is a free encyclopaedia, written by volunteers who are passionate about free knowledge. So, you practically can't "earn money" through Wikipedia. Cheers!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 21:49, 9 June 2020 (UTC)
@Dangbenzy, following what JT already told you, I’d like to add that no editor with integrity ever edits for pay. However, Yes! you may earn money by editing Wikipedia(creating articles for individuals) but it is generally frowned upon & something I myself would never advise or encourage. See WP:COIBOARD, WP:COI & WP:PAID & be pedantic when following the instructions there. Celestina007 (talk) 22:36, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

Thanks you @Celestina007 Dangbenzy (talk) 17:57, 11 June 2020 (UTC)

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We haven't seen you in a while! There's many opportunities to get reacquainted with us during the month of July through our new programming. You are invited to play our monthly BINGO and win exciting prizes! This month, the first person to complete the BINGO card receives a copy of Ralph Lemon: Modern Dance Series edited by Thomas J. Lax among other BLT goodies! Find the card, rules and more information here.

Other upcoming events during Summer 2020 include:Edit

  1. July 18: BLT: Bacon + Lettuce + Tomato at bit.ly/blacklunchtablemeet
  2. July 19: Nikita Gale on Instagram Live @blacklunchtable
  3. July 26: Topic Focus: WikiEDU for educators w/ Alexandria Lockett at bit.ly/blacklunchtablemeet, SIGN-UP
  4. August 2: Jeff Sims on Instagram Live @blacklunchtable
  5. August 9: Online Edit-a-thon at bit.ly/blacklunchtablemeet
  6. August 15: BLT: Bacon + Lettuce + Tomato at bit.ly/blacklunchtablemeet
  7. August 16: Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi on IG Live @blacklunchtable
  8. August 23: Topic Focus: Spanish Language Edit-a-thon w/ Catherine Feliz at bit.ly/blacklunchtablemeet
  9. August 30: Damon Locks on Instagram Live @blacklunchtable
More about our new programming:Edit

BLT: Bacon + Lettuce + Tomato: BLT has always sought to provide a space for communion, affirmation, and discourse and has been the reason for our roundtable series’. We recognize the extraordinary need for community spaces and see value in conversation as a space for catharsis and movement, of communication and resource. Meet virtual neighbors! Bring a bag brunch to your computer, take that short commute to your couch. Noon EST.

Sunday Artist Series on IG Live: Artists are central to all facets of BLT. As exhibitions and freelance work are canceled due to the virus, what we can do to support the continuation of the archive we depend on is ask and compensate artists as they share and commune with us through a series of online “talks”. Noon, EST. Find them on IG Live @blacklunchtable.

Topic Focus and Online Edit-a-thons: Join us for online Wikipedia editing and assistance. Help record history as it unfolds by updating related Wikipedia articles, editing know-how is not necessary. In addition to regular editing together, Topic Focus sessions we will feature experts on WikiEDU, editing on mobile devices, Wikidata, and Spanish language editing. All skill levels are welcome! Noon, EST.

Feel free to reach out to us for help at any time. See you soon!

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Questions About The September 2020 Black Lunch TableEdit

Good evening sir. Please I am confused and need guidance and assistance. First of all, the instruction said that contestants for the BLT must become an editor at the Outreach Dashboard contest page to contest. Whenever I go to the page it is all blank and I don't see anything. Secondly, the instruction said that the articles must be a black artist who does not have a Wikipedia page. Does this group of artists also include singers, dancers or actors? Thirdly, I don't know how or where to click so that I can create the page or insert my article. Sir, I will be very glad and grateful if yoh respond sooner with a positive answer or feedback toball my questions. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chinedum Maduemezia (talkcontribs) 21:51, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

  • Hello Chinedum Maduemezia, when you visit the dashboard page, you should see a button which allows you to sign in through your Wikipedia account. If you are unable to follow through with that, you can just still list the articles you have created at the bottom of the page and your entries would be noted. The focus of the black lunch table is more on visual artists, but other forms of arts would be accepted for the contest as well. For information on how to create Wikipedia articles, checkout this guideline. Let me know if there are further questions.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 02:00, 13 September 2020 (UTC)

Thank you sir. I look forward to create and posting more articles and I am currently working on one. Chinedum Maduemezia (talk) 16:28, 13 September 2020 (UTC)

Hi

I am sure you will realise that I have changed the page again.

I hope we can come to some agreement over this.

The issue is simple - nationality and ethnicity.

He is British, but he is not Nigerian.

He is British, and of Nigerian descent.

We can call that British Nigerian, that is fine.

THe problem is that using the hyphen turns it from ethnicity to a dual citizenship.

For example, if I held British and American citizenship, and British was my original, it would be British-American - and my nationality would be British/American.

If American was my original, it would be American-British - and my nationality would be American/British.

If I was only a British citizen, and of American descent, it could be written as British American - and my nationality would be ONLY British.

I hope this clears it all up :¬) Chaosdruid (talk) 12:35, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

  • Hello, all you have stated actually don't follow a clear logic, and they aren't supported by Wikipedia's manual of style either. The only thing I can see you doing on that page is trying to erode John's obvious identity; an identity which he has constantly claimed. He has never hidden that he is Nigerian. He says it all the time, there are tones of sources saying that. Quit trying to appropriate him into "just being british".--Jamie Tubers (talk) 16:36, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
They most certainly are - it is the standard way of almost every non-American manual of style. Chaosdruid (talk) 09:44, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  • BTW, in case you're still confused, here's a twitter post from him where he explicitly stated that he holds Nigerian passport. So, there's in fact no legal justification to try to detach him from his own nationality AND citizenship.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 16:52, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
Lol - no need to assume bad faith, I certainly haven't, even though your messages and lack of interaction might be construed otherwise.
I have NO ISSUE with anyone having whatever nationality they wish, but with out a reference, etc.
Glad to see you found one, and managed to make the article better by showing we don't just make sh*t up :¬)
Maybe, in future, provide evidence like the twitter one much earlier?
Cheers Chaosdruid (talk) 09:42, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I assumed bad faith because you were starting to act in bad faith. No, I don't need to provide primary sources to prove any information on Wikipedia, most especially as you didn't provide any source that was actually disproving that piece of information. I provided you with several reliable sources proving that information, but you chose to dismiss them, and making condescending remarks about the sources "not being british". Then you tried to justify your removal by adding a british source which doesn't even negate the inclusion, but unsurprisingly chose to stick with John's british identity. If I wanted to follow in your footsteps, I could also dismiss your british source, because "it not Nigerian". Or you thought playing that card is reserved for only British Wikipedians? Next time, please leave your nationalistic attitude in your house; then read and understand Wikipedia's Manual of Style properly. Also read and understand what a reliable source is. That is, if you are genuinely interested in building a global encyclopedia, that Wikipedia is.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 18:43, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

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Join the Months of African Cinema Global Contest!Edit

Greetings!

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

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

We would be awarding prizes to different categories of winners:

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

We would be adding additional categories as the contest progresses, along with local prizes from affiliates in your countries. For further information about the contest, the prizes and how to participate, please visit the contest page here. For further inquiries, please leave comments on the contest talkpage or on the main project talkpage. Looking forward to your participation.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 19:22, 22nd September 2020 (UTC)

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Personal questionEdit

Since you speak Yoruba, can you explain to me what the band Irakere's name means? It's been (faintly) bothering me for a while (see also this thread from years ago. Sorry to bother you, but I saw a chance and grabbed it. :-) ---Sluzzelin talk 19:34, 22 September 2020 (UTC)

  • Hi Sluzzelin, unfortunately, that word doesn't exist in Yoruba, so there's no direct translation for it. The most similar word to that would be "Irukere" which is an accessory traditionally carried by kings, and can be associated with royalty. I hope I have been able to help.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 02:45, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Yes you have. Thanks, Jamie! ---Sluzzelin talk 14:21, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

Afrocine ProjectEdit

AfroCine Award project. Great initiative! Ozonyiawiki (talk) 02:18, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

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Howdy HelloEdit

Hello JT, long time no see, hope you are keeping safe in periods such as this, sorry for not checking up on you earlier I’ve been through hell & back myself in real life. JT, I was wondering, did you assign “confirmed user” to any editor or editors recently? Celestina007 (talk) 21:07, 6 November 2020 (UTC)

  • Hello Celestina007!
Thank you for checking up on me. I hope you're also keeping safe, and I hope life situations are much better now? I'm not sure about what you mean by assigning "confirmed user". I'm not sure I did anything of such, and I don't even think I have such privilege, if it exists. Cheers.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 21:33, 8 November 2020 (UTC)
Sorry for the late response my dear friend, didn’t see the response in time. Lmao, no, not really, This people set a wing of my office on fire during the EndSARS protest so no. Lol. As per your WP:EVC user right I assumed you confirmed some new users participating in a program. I was wrong apparently. Cheers Amigo. Celestina007 (talk) 20:52, 13 November 2020 (UTC)

The Months of African Cinema Contest Continues in November!Edit

Greetings,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Incoherence of the Order of Heads of StateEdit

Hello Jamie Tubers,

It seems the need arises to clarify previous "en masse" edits on the articles which were reverted perhaps unwittingly and in an attempt towards not seeking to tarry ennui between one and the other; for the sake of brevity to seek your edification on the subject matter and its dichotomous relationship with the "presidential order". As with most things, it is no addition to the body of knowledge for a student of modern Nigeria to come to the inherent realisation that our current dispensation with the advent of the rise of the nation-state in our affairs was most emphatically heralded by the doctrine of militarization of politics. It is therefore safe to proceed on this same inclining that regardless of an attempt towards national republicanism and its tumultuous ramifications this stark distinction still exists, so much so that ten out of fifteen heads of state are ideologues of that doctrine; with the exception of two who ruled as titular military Presidents of Nigeria (Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar) the remaining eight reigned as titular Head of State of Nigeria and with the most recent example of two former heads of state (Olusegun Obasanjo and Muhammadu Buhari) going on to become President of Nigeria in this century and further obscuring the order as it were since they ruled as heads of state in the earlier politico-military tradition and not as part of the "presidential order".

The edits as it were, therefore was not an attempt to ignorantly make changes without recourse as was ascribed to them in an earlier talk-page message but instead to reflect these distinctions as elaborated above. In all sincerity, the error one made was to in fact not reach out to thorough-bred editors like yourself on the subject instead of going on carte-blanche.

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Thank you for your valuable message on winners of AfroCine 2020. As I have selected as the overall winner and diversity content winner, I have won 600 USD. So, how do I get this money? Will you let me know the details in the future?? Cheers. Thank You again... Gihan Jayaweera (talk) 20:47, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

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Hi. Good Morning from Sri Lanka. Can I kindly know the Wikipedia's e-mail function. And also how to contact you through that. I know only MediaWiki mail. (wiki@wikimedia.org) Thank You so much. Gihan Jayaweera (talk) 9:17, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
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Hi! Thank you very much for considering my contribution to the AfroCine 2020 contest important. Now, tell me, please, how do I get the prize? With respect - --Slava Sahakyan70 (talk) 04:29, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

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Been a while my friendEdit

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Also look out for local prizes from affiliates in your countries or communities! For further information about the contest, the prizes and how to participate, please visit the contest page here. For further inquiries, please leave comments on the contest talkpage or on the main project talkpage. We look forward to your participation.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 23:20, 30th September 2021 (UTC)

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Afrocine 2021Edit

Hi. Can I know the duration of the competition. Is it until 30th November or 31st of October. Just to clarify. Cheers.. Gihan Jayaweera (talk) 12:57, 17 October 2021 (UTC)

@Gihan Jayaweera: Yes please. As stated in the contest page, it runs from the first day of October to the last day in November. HandsomeBoy (talk) 20:00, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
Thank You So much chap... GihanJayaweeraTALK 19:19, 18 October 2021 (UTC)

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Afrocine 2021 Competition participant Gihan JayaweeraEdit

I have concerns over the contributions by Gihan Jayaweera for the Afrocine 2021 Competition. You may want to come to your own conclusions first before I share what I'm finding. Discussion is traking place at User_talk:Gihan_Jayaweera#Euwallacea_fornicatior. Vexations (talk) 15:16, 31 October 2021 (UTC)

  • Hi Vexations, thank you for bringing this to my notice. The issues being highlighted are indeed quite concerning! I'm now closely following the talkpage to track the direction of the resolution. In the meanwhile, I have also shared this problem with the rest of the team to brainstorm on the next course of action. Thank you once again!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 00:19, 1 November 2021 (UTC)

My articlesEdit

Hello. I saw that, there is something going on about my creation of articles. I created articles in the last year as well. I accept that, there are some spelling errors in the articles. Because, when I am writing the prose, there may be some errors. But they are not intentional. However, you are the head of the competition. So, before creating new articles, can I know about my status, whether you are going to disqualified me from the contest? But as far as I know, I can fix my errors and create better article, just as in the last time. I will accept anything you tell me. Thank You.. Gihan Jayaweera (talk) 02:58, 1 November 2021 (UTC)

The Months of African Cinema Contest Continues in November!Edit

Greetings,

It is already past the middle of the contest and we are really excited about the Months of African Contest 2021 achievements so far! We want to extend our sincere gratitude for the time and energy you have invested. If you have not yet participated in the contest, it is not too late to do it. Please list your username as a participant on the contest’s main page.

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We would be awarding prizes to different categories of winners:

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Movement Strategy and Governance News – Issue 5Edit

I'm sorry about the late delivery of this newsletter. Within the newsletter was material about an ongoing vote, which closes in 20 hours.

Please share the information links with interested users: Project OverviewUniversal Code of ConductEnforcement guidelines (proposed) • VotingVoter informationVoting link

Xeno (WMF) (talk) 03:59, 21 March 2022 (UTC)

Movement Strategy and Governance News
Issue 5, January 2022Read the full newsletter


Welcome to the fifth issue of Movement Strategy and Governance News (formerly known as Universal Code of Conduct News)! This revamped newsletter distributes relevant news and events about the Movement Charter, Universal Code of Conduct, Movement Strategy Implementation grants, Board elections and other relevant MSG topics.

This Newsletter will be distributed quarterly, while more frequent Updates will also be delivered weekly or bi-weekly to subscribers. Please remember to subscribe here if you would like to receive these updates.

  • Call for Feedback about the Board elections - We invite you to give your feedback on the upcoming WMF Board of Trustees election. This call for feedback went live on 10th January 2022 and will be concluded on 16th February 2022. (continue reading)
  • Universal Code of Conduct Ratification - In 2021, the WMF asked communities about how to enforce the Universal Code of Conduct policy text. The revised draft of the enforcement guidelines should be ready for community vote in March. (continue reading)
  • Movement Strategy Implementation Grants - As we continue to review several interesting proposals, we encourage and welcome more proposals and ideas that target a specific initiative from the Movement Strategy recommendations. (continue reading)
  • The New Direction for the Newsletter - As the UCoC Newsletter transitions into MSG Newsletter, join the facilitation team in envisioning and deciding on the new directions for this newsletter. (continue reading)
  • Diff Blogs - Check out the most recent publications about MSG on Wikimedia Diff. (continue reading)

Xeno (WMF) (talk) 03:59, 21 March 2022 (UTC)

April Editathons from Women in RedEdit

Women in Red Apr 2022, Vol 8, Issue 4, Nos 214, 217, 226, 227, 228


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African filmsEdit

Makil'laEdit

Hello, please check my article Maki’la, thank you. NordhornerII (talk) 00:58, 8 April 2022 (UTC)

Movement Strategy and Governance News – Issue 6Edit

Movement Strategy and Governance News
Issue 6, April 2022Read the full newsletter


Welcome to the sixth issue of Movement Strategy and Governance News! This revamped newsletter distributes relevant news and events about the Movement Charter, Universal Code of Conduct, Movement Strategy Implementation grants, Board of trustees elections and other relevant MSG topics.

This Newsletter will be distributed quarterly, while the more frequent Updates will also be delivered weekly. Please remember to subscribe here if you would like to receive future issues of this newsletter.

  • Leadership Development - A Working Group is Forming! - The application to join the Leadership Development Working Group closed on April 10th, 2022, and up to 12 community members will be selected to participate in the working group. (continue reading)
  • Universal Code of Conduct Ratification Results are out! - The global decision process on the enforcement of the UCoC via SecurePoll was held from 7 to 21 March. Over 2,300 eligible voters from at least 128 different home projects submitted their opinions and comments. (continue reading)
  • Movement Discussions on Hubs - The Global Conversation event on Regional and Thematic Hubs was held on Saturday, March 12, and was attended by 84 diverse Wikimedians from across the movement. (continue reading)
  • Movement Strategy Grants Remain Open! - Since the start of the year, six proposals with a total value of about $80,000 USD have been approved. Do you have a movement strategy project idea? Reach out to us! (continue reading)
  • The Movement Charter Drafting Committee is All Set! - The Committee of fifteen members which was elected in October 2021, has agreed on the essential values and methods for its work, and has started to create the outline of the Movement Charter draft. (continue reading)
  • Introducing Movement Strategy Weekly - Contribute and Subscribe! - The MSG team have just launched the updates portal, which is connected to the various Movement Strategy pages on Meta-wiki. Subscriber to get up-to-date news about the various ongoing projects. (continue reading)
  • Diff Blogs - Check out the most recent publications about the UCoC on Wikimedia Diff. (continue reading)

Thanks for reading. Xeno (WMF) 02:23, 13 April 2022 (UTC)

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AfroCine: 2021 Months of African Cinema Contest WinnersEdit

Greetings!

After successfully completing the 2021 Months of African Cinema Global Contest on 30 November 2021, we are happy to announce the winners in the contest!

Over 4,000 articles were created across 17 language Wikipedias, surpassing all expectations and placing the contest firmly as one of the most successful article-writing contests on Wikipedia. A big thank you to you and every single person who created articles during the period of the contest for making this happen!

All our winners have now been announced and you can check the complete list here. We'd still be contacting everyone who has won something separately to send over their prizes. Thank you so much for being part of this global event! –Jamie Tubers (talk) 21:31, 24 April 2022 (UTC)

Thank you for evaluating my contribution. With respect - Slavik Sahakyan /Slava Sahakyan70 Slava Sahakyan70 (talk) 05:34, 27 April 2022 (UTC)

May Women in Red eventsEdit

Women in Red May 2022, Vol 8, Issue 5, Nos 214, 217, 227, 229, 230


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NotificationEdit

 
Hello, Jamie Tubers. Please check your email; you've got mail!
It may take a few minutes from the time the email is sent for it to show up in your inbox. You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{ygm}} template.

Olugold (talk) 18:05, 10 May 2022 (UTC)

Thank You once againEdit

Hello, Jamie Tubers. Thank You once again. You can consider this message as my attempt to reach out to You - to claim my prize. --Slava Sahakyan70 (talk) 10:35, 11 May 2022 (UTC)

  • Hello @Slava Sahakyan70:, thank you for reaching out. It looks like your e-mail is not linked to your Wikipedia account. Hence, you can't use the function and I can't e-mail you either. The next best thing would be to state your e-mail address, so I can mail you directly. Cheers :). --Jamie Tubers (talk) 20:43, 14 May 2022 (UTC)
    Hello, Jamie Tubers. Here is my e-mail address: slavsas2011@yandex.ru Slava Sahakyan70 (talk) 02:39, 15 May 2022 (UTC)
Hello Slava Sahakyan70, I sent a mail to this address since last month, but I still haven't gotten a response. Did you see the mail? Cheers!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 22:31, 7 June 2022 (UTC)
Hello, Jamie Tubers. I didn't see You mail, but I recieved to this address a mail from Sam about gift-card on 26th May. Slava Sahakyan70 (talk) 04:56, 8 June 2022 (UTC)
@Slava Sahakyan70:, yes that's me. Kindly respond to the mail. Cheers.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 20:41, 14 June 2022 (UTC)
  • Hello, Jamie Tubers. Let me repeat my suggestion: If there is any difficulty related to AliExpress, please give me a gift card to ebay or Amazon.

Kindly, --Slava Sahakyan70 (talk) 17:12, 22 June 2022 (UTC)

HELLOEdit

Hello, Jamie Tubers. I received your message about ""Months of African Cinema Global Contest"" for my participation in French ... Thank you, for your message, what should I do to claim my prize. here is my email: maxangel1988@gmail.com . --Aelita14 (talk) 23:49, 20 May 2022 (UTC)

Hello Aelita14, I sent a mail to this address since last month, but I still haven't gotten a response. Did you see the mail? Cheers!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 22:32, 7 June 2022 (UTC)

Hello, Jamie Tubers. sorry i was bussy but I sent you an answer. ----Aelita14 (talk) 18:47, 21 July 2022 (UTC) sen

Join Federal Medical Centres, University Teaching Hospitals and Federal Specialty Hospitals in Nigeria ContestEdit

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Federal Medical Centres, University Teaching Hospitals and Federal Specialty Hospitals are Federal government of Nigeria owned hospitals controlled by the Federal Ministry of Health. There are a total of 22 Federal Medical Centres, 20 University Teaching Hospitals and 13 Federal Specialty Hospitals in Nigeria, but articles about these hospitals are missing on Wikipedia and this project will seek to create these articles on the English Wikipedia.

Sign up for this contest by listing your username under the participants section.

Souvenirs will be awarded to participants at the end of the contest

For more information concerning the contest and how to fully participate, visit the contest page by clicking here.

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June events from Women in RedEdit

Women in Red June 2022, Vol 8, Issue 6, Nos 214, 217, 227, 231, 232, 233


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Women in Red in July 2022Edit

Women in Red July 2022, Vol 8, Issue 7, Nos 214, 217, 234, 235


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Movement Strategy and Governance News – Issue 7Edit

Movement Strategy and Governance News
Issue 7, July-September 2022Read the full newsletter


Welcome to the 7th issue of Movement Strategy and Governance News! The newsletter distributes relevant news and events about the implementation of Wikimedia's Movement Strategy recommendations, other relevant topics regarding Movement governance, as well as different projects and activities supported by the Movement Strategy and Governance (MSG) team of the Wikimedia Foundation.

The MSG Newsletter is delivered quarterly, while the more frequent Movement Strategy Weekly will be delivered weekly. Please remember to subscribe here if you would like to receive future issues of this newsletter.

  • Movement sustainability: Wikimedia Foundation's annual sustainability report has been published. (continue reading)
  • Improving user experience: recent improvements on the desktop interface for Wikimedia projects. (continue reading)
  • Safety and inclusion: updates on the revision process of the Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines. (continue reading)
  • Equity in decisionmaking: reports from Hubs pilots conversations, recent progress from the Movement Charter Drafting Committee, and a new white paper for futures of participation in the Wikimedia movement. (continue reading)
  • Stakeholders coordination: launch of a helpdesk for Affiliates and volunteer communities working on content partnership. (continue reading)
  • Leadership development: updates on leadership projects by Wikimedia movement organizers in Brazil and Cape Verde. (continue reading)
  • Internal knowledge management: launch of a new portal for technical documentation and community resources. (continue reading)
  • Innovate in free knowledge: high-quality audiovisual resources for scientific experiments and a new toolkit to record oral transcripts. (continue reading)
  • Evaluate, iterate, and adapt: results from the Equity Landscape project pilot (continue reading)
  • Other news and updates: a new forum to discuss Movement Strategy implementation, upcoming Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election, a new podcast to discuss Movement Strategy, and change of personnel for the Foundation's Movement Strategy and Governance team. (continue reading)

RamzyM (WMF) 01:39, 18 July 2022 (UTC)

Women in Red August 2022Edit

Women in Red August 2022, Vol 8, Issue 8, Nos 214, 217, 236, 237, 238, 239


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--Lajmmoore (talk) 10:59, 29 July 2022 (UTC) via MassMessaging

File permission problem with File:Clara Ikemba.jpgEdit

 

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RequestEdit

hello mr sam, I haven't heard from you and I haven't received my prize so I hope you are well. check your mail, best wishes. --Aelita14 (talk) 20:54, 4 August 2022 (UTC)

  • Hello Aelita14, I reached out to you about your prize since may but didn't receive your response. I will check my inbox again and respond accordingly. Thank you.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 20:14, 5 August 2022 (UTC)

Request 2Edit

hello, I hope you are well, I haven't yet received my price. is everything alright.??!! Thank you.--Aelita14 (talk) 19:02, 27 August 2022 (UTC)

Women in Red in September 2022Edit

Women in Red September 2022, Vol 8, Issue 9, Nos 214, 217, 240, 241


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Women in Red October 2022Edit

Women in Red October 2022, Vol 8, Issue 10, Nos 214, 217, 242, 243, 244


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Women in Red November 2022Edit

Women in Red November 2022, Vol 8, Issue 11, Nos 214, 217, 245, 246, 247


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Africa Movie Academy Award templatesEdit

I have proposed merging the 17 subcategories of Category:Africa Movie Academy Award templates. Discussion at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2022 November 13#Category:Africa Movie Academy Award templates. PrimeHunter (talk) 21:18, 13 November 2022 (UTC)

Women in Red in December 2022Edit

Women in Red December 2022, Vol 8, Issue 12, Nos 214, 217, 248, 249, 250


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Tip of the month:

  • Remember to search slight spelling variations of your subject's name,
    like Katherine/Katharine or Elizabeth/Elisabeth, especially for historical subjects.

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Women in Red January 2023Edit

Happy New Year from Women in Red | January 2023, Volume 9, Issue 1, Nos 250, 251, 252, 253, 254


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Happy New Year, Jamie Tubers!Edit

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

Abishe (talk) 12:53, 30 December 2022 (UTC)

Women in Red in February 2023Edit

Women in Red Feb 2023, Vol 9, Iss 2, Nos 251, 252, 255, 256, 257, 259


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  • Explore Wikipedia for all variations of the woman's name (birth name,
    married name, re-married name, pen name, nickname)

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