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Appreciate the helpEdit

Hi john its me Roobs1 (talk) 13:33, 14 March 2018 (UTC) thank your help, I have been working on the page and tried to publish but it has been declined by someone called David.moreno72 and has declined the page from being published due to the existing other Wikipedia page. Maybe you could sort that out possibly Once again, thank you

Roobs1 (talk) 13:33, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

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Discussion regarding article on Scottish Museums with a Recognised CollectionEdit

Hi John.

Lirazelf mentioned to me that you had both discussed the potential need for an article on Scottish museums who have achieved Recognised Collection status. I have been working on creating this page using information from the Museums Galleries Scotland website and Scottish Government archives and you can see the work in progress in my sandbox. Trying to get the information in a workable format is proving time consuming at the moment.

If it's still an area of interest to you I'd love to collaborate and get this article published.

Macfack (talk) 10:40, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

Hallo both! Would love to see this article happen. Keep me in the loop, if there's anything I can do to help. Lirazelf (talk) 09:43, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
Hi, I think it would be great to publish an article about your work once the page is completed and live so we can promote it. If I remember correctly what I discussed with Lirazelf was a short summary of her residency now that it has come to an end. --Jwslubbock (talk) 14:29, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
Not quite come to an end... end of this month now that we've secured the Western Isles project :) Lirazelf (talk) 09:44, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
Oh right, sorry. Well I was aiming to have a newsletter out on the 30th, but if you'd like to write the summary after that it can go in the next newsletter. --Jwslubbock (talk) 12:51, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of List of surveillance technology companies for deletionEdit

 

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Speedy deletion nomination of Esra MunganEdit

 

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December 2016Edit

  Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. You appear to be repeatedly reverting or undoing other editors' contributions at Water fasting. Although this may seem necessary to protect your preferred version of a page, on Wikipedia this is known as "edit warring" and is usually seen as obstructing the normal editing process, as it often creates animosity between editors. Instead of reverting, please discuss the situation with the editor(s) involved and try to reach a consensus on the talk page.

If editors continue to revert to their preferred version they are likely to lose editing privileges. This isn't done to punish an editor, but to prevent the disruption caused by edit warring. In particular, editors should be aware of the three-revert rule, which says that an editor must not perform more than three reverts on a single page within a 24-hour period. Edit warring on Wikipedia is not acceptable in any amount, and violating the three-revert rule is very likely to lead to a loss of editing privileges. Thank you. Alexbrn (talk) 14:12, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

== Hi Alex, you appear to be repeatedly deleting my edits on this page without explaining why. I am not edit warring, I am simply trying to improve this article, and it's very offputting to have people simply delete entire paragraphs without explanation. I have twice now improved the referencing and added more information, and you simply deleted the entire paragraph without saying why. If you could please engage with me on this page to improve it, rather than deleting all of my hard work, that would be much appreciated. --Jwslubbock (talk) 15:06, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

You are edit warring poorly-sourced material into the encyclopedia; if you followed the link in my ES you'd see why. If you continue edit warring you are likely to get blocked. Alexbrn (talk) 15:15, 24 December 2016 (UTC)
What's poorly sourced? I am trying to improve the sourcing, and have done so. If you disagree with a reference, take it out or explain why it is not a good reference. I've referenced university sites, articles by doctors, etc. So instead of deleting everything and accusing me of bad faith, which is against Wikipedia rules, why not help me to improve the article? This is a collaborative project, and we should be working together, don't you think? --Jwslubbock (talk) 15:18, 24 December 2016 (UTC)
Did you read WP:MEDRS? Primary research sources and GQ magazine (e.g.) are not reliable sources for biomedical content. Nobody has mentioned "bad faith" except you. If you want to get material into Wikipedia the onus is on you to make it good enough to stick: maybe try WP:BRD in future rather than edit-warring? Alexbrn (talk) 15:20, 24 December 2016 (UTC)
Then why did you delete all the secondary sources like the HuffPo article by the doctor? Why don't you delete the stuff that doesn't meet referencing standards, rather than deleting the whole thing? This stuff could be improved, but now I don't see the point trying if you're just going to delete everything again.--Jwslubbock (talk) 15:24, 24 December 2016 (UTC)
So you didn't read MEDRS. If you had you'd know HuffPo isn't suitable. In fact, it isn't suitable for anything much since it's a junk source. Alexbrn (talk) 15:26, 24 December 2016 (UTC)
Why don't you just delete the entire article then, rather than trying to make it better as I am? I will add in some different sources, but I imagine you'll delete everything else I write too. I don't see why you can't work with me to improve the article, rather than just deleting other people's hard work. I wonder what sources you will accept as valid? There's an MSNBC source on that page which you've not deleted, so I have no idea what your issue is with HuffPo. What about this source?--Jwslubbock (talk) 18:08, 24 December 2016 (UTC)
That healthscience.org source is beyond terrible (see WP:Lunatic charlatans). It does not improve the article to add junk to it. If there are WP:MEDRS sources on the health effects of water fasting, it would be great to find them and use them. I'd happily work with you doing this. Alexbrn (talk) 19:06, 24 December 2016 (UTC)
Ok, that would be good. The reason I started editing was because I was on Twitter and came across some quack self-help guru saying Wikipedia was biased because this article wasn't very good. Here's the link. It does seem that there are a lot of non-serious health websites talking about this treatment, and a dearth of journal sources about it. I would like to understand better what medical sources are accepted, and have found a few I think are a bit better. I'll post the start of a reworked section on health benefits on the article now and you can tell me if you think these sources are better. What I'd like is to make that self-help guru's blog about how biased Wikipedia is obsolete within a few days of him writing it so we can show him how good Wikipedia can be at improving medical information quickly. One of the main researchers seems to be a Dr Alan Goldhamer, who in this interview notes that he has published studies in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine on water fasting. I'm not sure how we could use these sources though as I doubt they're open.--Jwslubbock (talk) 19:15, 24 December 2016 (UTC)
Alex, it looks like you've deleted all my work again. This is very frustrating. I keep asking you to work with me and help me understand how to make something you're not just going to delete, but all you've done is to delete my stuff, rather than help me make it better. I put in serious medical journals, but you're just deleting it all. What's wrong with what I put? Please explain, don't just delete. It's my job to try to attract more editors to Wikipedia, but this is the kind of behaviour which loses us editors. Please can you engage with me? For example, what if there simply are no sources available in any of the journals specified in WP:MEDRS? I cited journals which you've now deleted - what was wrong with them? If there are no journals we can cite, do we just leave the article with no information in it? There seems to be a lot of faddy dieting stuff around this subject. Wikipedia is the best available version of the info on something. Surely if no journals are available from the specified list, you should use another journal even if it's not specified there. --Jwslubbock (talk) 14:30, 26 December 2016 (UTC)
It wasn't me. Please discuss article content on the article's Talk page. If there are no WP:MEDRS sources for a health topic, it likely not a topic we can write about encyclopedically. Alexbrn (talk) 14:57, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

cYes, it was you. I've just reverted your last deletion, because I don't believe you are looking at the references or the substance of what I wrote. I used medical journal articles and you simply deleted it. Why are you doing this? Please help improve the article, rather than deleting all of my work. You are not being constructive at all. The sources I used were from the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the American Association for the Advancement of Science's publication 'Science', and the US National Library of Medicine's Integrative Medicine journal. Can you please explain what is wrong with these sources? How can you say these are not reliable? --Jwslubbock (talk) 15:19, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

You're wrong, it wasn't me. And your sources are not good. Continue edit-warring and you're on your way to a block. As I say, discuss content on the article Talk page. I'll not reply here further. Alexbrn (talk) 15:44, 26 December 2016 (UTC)
I wasn't wrong, but thanks for the threats.--Jwslubbock (talk) 15:47, 26 December 2016 (UTC)
You were wrong, here is the diff. Please also note the edit summary. Roxy the dog. bark 19:46, 27 December 2016 (UTC)
That's not what I was referring to. Now, please go away and stop harassing me. Thanks. --Jwslubbock (talk) 11:22, 28 December 2016 (UTC)

Articles you contributed to have been nominated for Did You KnowEdit

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DYK for Beryl RawsonEdit

 On 6 February 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Beryl Rawson, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that in the late 1970s Beryl Rawson used computers to analyse the family life of Roman slaves? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Beryl Rawson. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Beryl Rawson), 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 very much! --Jwslubbock (talk) 08:02, 8 February 2017 (UTC)
  • I nominated several of those classicists for DYK and they are coming through now. See DYK talk for some stats. Beryl Rawson got thousands of readers yesterday and Amy Richlin did even better. These numbers are not as huge as the Queen, say, but they are lot more than the articles can expect usually. You can show the effect visually and so you may be interested in using some of this for social media coverage. Myself, I sometimes tweet to interested parties when their articles are on the main page and it usually goes down well. We can perhaps talk about this on Sunday -- will you be at the meetup? Andrew D. (talk) 08:35, 8 February 2017 (UTC)
Argh, I'm on holiday at the moment and am coming back on Sunday. I really want to go as I've not been to a meetup for a couple of months, but I'm not sure I'll be back in time. Would you be free during the week to talk about it? You're welcome to come to the office, as I'd really like to get more input from the community and learn from them about this kind of thing. --Jwslubbock (talk) 10:07, 8 February 2017 (UTC)
The meetup usually lasts until about 7 pm so that might still work but otherwise I can arrange to come to Development House sometime. That is an ethical property and, as it happens, I'm planning a talk to the Ethical Society at Conway Hall in April. The working title for the talk is "The Ethical Encyclopedia" so it would be good to gather some relevant material for that too. Andrew D. (talk) 10:45, 8 February 2017 (UTC)
That would be good Andrew. Please let me know when would be good for you. Do you have my work email? --Jwslubbock (talk) 12:25, 8 February 2017 (UTC)
I'm not sure. I'll use the email link here to send you my contact details. Andrew D. (talk) 14:24, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

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Barbaros SansalEdit

You should add relevant categories. The page has zero category now. 212.24.111.176 (talk) 11:41, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

And is the image is your own work? Unless, it will be deleted for copyvio. 212.24.111.176 (talk) 11:43, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

One of the primary rules of Wikipedia is to assume good faith. Please abide by this rule, Mr anonymous IP address. Thanks. :) And yes, it is mine. You can see it's from the same dinner I went to with Barbaros where I also took the photo that appears in this article I wrote about him. Jwslubbock (talk) 11:49, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

I assume GFEdit

I assume GF, not bad faith but if you keep adding fringe theories, I 'll simply revert you and ask for an admin intervention. Catharsis of Mind (talk) 14:34, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

I have seen no discussion of Izady being unreliable. He's a well known source who is included on many pages on Kurdish history, so it's rather your subjective opinion about whether his extensive writing on Kurdish history constitutes a fringe theory. I have noticed that many of the accounts deleting efforts to improve that page don't have user talk pages or are anonymous IP addresses, so I would encourage you to fill yours out so that other users can understand where you are coming from. We can all ask for admin interventions, and threatening people is not a good way to develop a positive interaction with other users, so please take a look at the way you interact as it will probably improve your experience on the Wikimedia projects. --Jwslubbock (talk) 15:33, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
I am not threatening you, I am just reminding you the policies such as Wikipedia:fringe theories. You cannot accuse others as being "subjective" just because they warned you. It's an ad hominem and personal attack. Maybe you should assume good faith before reminding it others. By the way, I am here since 2014 and has a "talk page". Doug Weller and HistoryofIran have also talk pages. Catharsis of Mind (talk) 15:44, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
Are you actually suggesting that the idea that the Kurds may bear some genetic/cultural relation to the occupants of the Kurdistan region before 0 AD is a fringe theory? I'm happy to go through my entire library of books on Kurds and Kurdish history to find numerous examples of this idea. I just wonder how many examples of this in the literature I will have to find before the squatters on that page decide it's not a fringe theory anymore. I wonder why you've been editing since 2014 and have not bothered to fill out your user page. As I suggested, it would help others to understand who you are and what your interests are, so I would advise you to put something there about yourself. Again, I'm not accusing you of being subjective for threatening to call admins on me, I'm saying your belief that a common theory in the literature on Kurdish history is a fringe theory is subjective. Seeya. --Jwslubbock (talk) 16:11, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
It is not my suggestion, stop personalizing the topic. Putting forward that Kurds are descendants of ancient Neolithic peoples of Fertile Crescent is not a common theory, but a FRINGE and UNDUE theory, as admin and other users said many times. The common theory is that Kurds are a semi-nomadic North Western Iranic peoples. And, your edits will be reversed if they violate WP:FRINGE, WP:UNDUE, WP:RS again. Catharsis of Mind (talk) 16:26, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
Excuse me if I don't feel the need to take the word of anonymous Wikipedia accounts who provide no references for their subjective ideas about what are common theories on this subject. Bye bye! Jwslubbock (talk) 16:40, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
I don't have to expose my "hobbies", "areas of interests" and so forth on my user page! Stop repeating it again and again, it is out off the topic and harrassing. If you think that your sources are very reliable and the view relating Kurds to anciet Neolithic peoples is mainstream, then go and open a thread about them on Wikipedia:Reliable sources noticeboard, then we will see what the consensus is. Even admins say that they are unreliable and removed them from the pages. Catharsis of Mind (talk) 16:50, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
You've come to my talk page to inflict your subjective ideas on me, anonymous person, so I really think that it's you who should stop spamming my page and harassing me, or we might have to get those admins involved, eh? As I said, I will go back to the literature and see what the consensus there is, and then it can be tested on the page itself, but you are really wasting your time getting angry at me, and I advise you to leave it there before this escalates. OK? Thanks. Jwslubbock (talk) 16:56, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
If you think that it is my and other users' "subjective ideas", I suggest you to go and ask it on WP:RSN, but you reject it. Thus, stop accusing others as being "subjective" and spamming talk pages of the articles. Again, if the same problem occurs again, I'll report you. Bye!Catharsis of Mind (talk) 17:06, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
Seriously, go away and stop harassing me on my talk page or I will report you. Your behaviour is falling far below acceptable standards. Jwslubbock (talk) 17:09, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

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DYK for Susanna ElmEdit

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Proposed deletion of Jorja SmithEdit

 

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Nomination of Jorja Smith for deletionEdit

 

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You may want to reply to my points about your repeated misgendering of the female artist and your belief that the BBC and Guardian are not significant news sources. Jwslubbock (talk) 16:31, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Ways to improve Safiyya al-BaghdadiyyaEdit

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Hi Boleyn, I intend to carry on trying to improve the page, and intend to buy non-digitised resources with which to do so, such as the book mentioned in the article. Thanks for encouraging me to improve it! Jwslubbock (talk) 14:05, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

Brilliant. Thanks for creating this. Boleyn (talk) 15:17, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

WP:SHUK threadEdit

I found this blog, it is interesting because of the links sections- He is following the same sorts of topics- and gave me new leads. Instances of a changed society Yes I have made Phosco P107. ClemRutter (talk) 09:58, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Hanna BohmanEdit

 

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Myatt's Fields South EstateEdit

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Tower blocks archiveEdit

Have you seen this? Tower blocks archive scroll down- CC-BY ! — Preceding unsigned comment added by ClemRutter (talkcontribs) 11:10, 7 November 2017 (UTC)

Oh wow, amazing. I'm going to flag this up to Ewan and see if they might be interested in our WikiProject. Jwslubbock (talk) 11:22, 7 November 2017 (UTC)

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CAPTAIN RAJU I find this to be a particularly unhelpful message for the following reasons: a) welcome to Wikipedia notices on accounts that have been here for over 5 years are patronising, b) Your assertion that there was copyrighted material on the page I made for Priss Fotheringham is quite extraordinary. If you are going to make these unhelpful accusations, at least can you tell me what information on the page you considered to be copyrighted. There was no media there. Please can you explain this to me properly? Jwslubbock (talk) 14:22, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

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Hi there, Jwslubbock. I am really pleased to see you have become a member of WiR. With your background, interests and experience, you should be in a position to write many more biographies of interesting women. If ever you need assistance or run into any problems, please let me know. You are of course also welcome to contribute to the WiR talk page. Happy editing!--Ipigott (talk) 12:12, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

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  The Original Barnstar
Thank you Jwslubbock for creating the Dataism article! It reads well and I am looking forward to the article's development. Cerulean Air (talk) 17:39, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks for recognising the Dataism article. I was surprised nobody had created it before. I wonder what kind of media might be appropriate to illustrate it with. If I see Harari speaking anywhere I'm going to be, I might try to get a photo of him, or even ask him to say something on video about Dataism. Let me know if you ever need help in your editing! --Jwslubbock (talk) 13:27, 23 January 2018 (UTC)
    • Thank you Jwslubbock. Yes, I was equally surprised nobody had created a Dataism article! Good luck, Harari should be promoting his upcoming book in August, perhaps he will discuss it then. I will keep a look out for other authors who are discussing Dataism. -- Cerulean Air (talk)

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Sex and gender in the Bengal famine of 1943Edit

Hey, Sex and gender in the Bengal famine of 1943 needs a dedicated hand. I have sources etc. Cheers Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 13:55, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of PowerPoint party for deletionEdit

 

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Thank you for your helpEdit

Hello John This is the Student who has been working on the QPCS page, i have now read the message you sent to CambridgeWeather and Thank you for reverting and fixing the page, i am still working on edits in the sand box but it has been very helpful so thank you.

@Roobs1: Hi there. Thanks for leaving a message. When you put messages on someone's talk page, it's a good idea to 'sign' them, using the pen signature button on the source editor or just placing four of the ~ sign next to each other. Like this: --Jwslubbock (talk) 12:38, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

Publishing a pageEdit

Hi John I tried to access the page: User:Jwslubbock/Queens Park Community School (QPCS) but it took me to Draft:Queens Park Community School I have been told by DavidMoreno.72 not to publish the page again so i have not. could you find a way to publish the page Thanks

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BBC assosiationEdit

Hi JwsLubbock, this is Roobs1 (talk) 10:56, 15 March 2018 (UTC), I am working on the BBC news report and doing an article on your trip to our school and would appreciate if you answer the questions sent on your email thanks,

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advice--if you are running this program, you may want to give them additional advice about what sort of article is acceptable, especially about not writing in the first person. DGG ( talk ) 16:35, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

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hi john thanks for all the help click here to hear what happened Roobs1 (talk) 16:30, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of MENA WHRD CoalitionEdit

 

The article MENA WHRD Coalition has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

No independent reliable sources seem to discuss this organisation indepth, all we have are self-published sources and reprints of their statements and press releases. No better sources for "MENA WHRD Coalition" or "Regional Coalition of Women Human Rights Defenders" could be found. Fails WP:N.

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CopyviosEdit

Yesterday, I deleted Polly Harrar as a copyright violation from here.

Your text: "has personally supported over 500 clients dealing with issues such as forced marriage, homelessness, asylum and immigration issues, honour based abuse (HBA), prejudice due to sexual orientation, domestic violence, FGM, mental health, substance misuse and other issues."

Source: "has personally supported over 500 clients on issues ranging from forced marriage, homelessness, asylum & immigration matters, honour based abuse (HBA), persecution due to sexual orientation, domestic violence, child protection, repatriation, FGM, mental health, substance misuse and cultural conflict"

Your text: "is a member of the Forced Marriage Unit Partnership Board, Panel Member for the Children’s Commissioner’s Inquiry looking into child sexual abuse within the familial environment and lead partner of the national Our Girl campaign funded by Comic Relief"

Source: "is a member of the Forced Marriage Unit Partnership Board, Panel Member for the Children’s Commissioner’s Inquiry looking into child sexual abuse within the familial environment and lead partner of the national Our Girl campaign funded by Comic Relief"

Your text: "In 2013, Harrar was highly commended at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards for her social and humanitarian work and named in the Independent on Sunday’s 100 Happy List."

Source: "In 2013 Polly was highly commended at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards for her social and humanitarian work, and named in the Independent on Sunday’s 100 Happy List."

And so on.

I now notice that this isn't the first time you have done this (and that concerns have been raised on this talk page by others in the past). An article like Huseyin Çelebî takes parts of its text straight from (not really very neutral) sources like this one:

Your text: " a pioneer of the Kurdistan Students’ Union (YXK) in Europe." "After being released in 1990, Huseyin Celebi joined the ranks of the Kurdistan Freedom Movement in the summer of 1991, and was killed in 1992."

Source: "a pioneer of the Kurdistan Students’ Union (YXK) in Europe," "After being released in 1990, Huseyin Celebi joined the ranks of the Kurdistan Freedom Movement in the summer of 1991, and was martyred in 1992."

The article also contains factual errors, like "The 2017 Huseyin Çelebî Literature and Poetry Festival in London [...] was the first time the festival was held outside of Turkey.". I doubt it was ever held in Turkey, and e.g. the 2016 edition was held in Germany (Kassel). And the article is completely sourced to sources directly related to the subject, not to independent sources.

Alida Jantina Pott is a translation of the Dutch Wikipedia article. This should be mentioned (in the edit summary and at the talk page) when you do this, otherwise this is also a copyright violation. Similarly, Bahire Bediş Morova Aydilek is a translation from the French Wikipedia article: you correctly acknowledged this on the talk page, but should have stated this in the edit summary as well.

Gil Hayward also had problems with copyvio / close paraphrasing, but has been solved by others.

Please go through your older articles and correct problems of copyvio and attribution. More importantly, please make sure that in the future you don't continue inserting copyright violations or close paraphrases into Wikipedia. Fram (talk) 08:54, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Wow, this is an incredibly bad faith thing to do. This article was part of Wikimedia UK's project with Amnesty International to create more biographies on women human rights defenders. This page could have been improved. I am honestly shocked by this deletionist behaviour. You are making our work harder, and making more work for us to improve the encyclopaedia. Fram Jwslubbock (talk) 11:34, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
You don't improve the encyclopedia by adding copyvios, and you are the one creating extra work for others by the cleanup of your articles that needs to be done to get rid of these violations (see e.g. the Gil Hayward article I linked to above). That the article was not created by some clueless newbie but as part of a Glam / chapter effort makes it even worse, and to use the reason this article was created as an excuse for why it apparently shouldn't have been deleted is low. Next time you want to improve the encyclopedia, don't add further copyright violations. The alternative is that you simply get blocked. Fram (talk) 11:37, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
Why not ask me to improve it and change the text more? When we do events we create a lot of articles, with the intention that they can be improved later. So I didn't change some text enough for you. Ok. Why not contact me and work with me rather than hounding my edits and simply deleting stuff? Aren't we in the same community here? Why don't you work with us rather than deleting our hard work? This is the kind of behaviour which makes our community a toxic place to be in. Jwslubbock (talk) 11:50, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
Creating copyvio's is not "hard work", it is lazy work. And it isn't the first time you did this either. Next time you plan an event, create less articles but better ones, or create them in draft space (not that copyvio's are allowed there, but it is slightly less problematic if you create them there and then clean them). Copyvioin the mainspace is not something that "can be improved later", it is a red flag, something which shouldn't be in the article ever. I note that your nex attempt at writing an article for Harrar still has things like "a leading expert on forced marriages and honour based abuse" where the source[1] has the identical "a leading expert on forced marriages and honour based abuse". Fram (talk) 12:14, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
I changed one word and removed another from that sentence, so I hope it's ok now. I appreciate the opportunity to improve the Polly Harrar article, rather than having it deleted again. I hope that if you ever have concerns about articles I've written, you will ask me to improve them as they've been created in good faith. Wikipedia is a work in progress, and while I try not to cut corners, I'm happy to admit I don't get things right all the time. I hope you appreciate that we are trying to do good work to improve the encyclopaedia, and that this work should be encouraged. All the best to you, Fram. Jwslubbock (talk) 12:37, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
Good work should be encouraged, but copyvio really is non negotiable, and if you continue to add copyvios to articles, you will get blocked, no matter how many good things you do otherwise. In the future, just don't "copy and then change some words", but read the text and summarize or rewrite it then in your own words, from scratch. Fram (talk) 12:48, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
I look forward to your encouragement of all my good work in future then. :) Jwslubbock (talk) 13:55, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of MENA WHRD Coalition for deletionEdit

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article MENA WHRD Coalition is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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I honestly don't have the emotional labour capacity to fight deletionists when they delete pages on women and underrepresented subjects. It will have no effect to go and complain on that person's talk page.Jwslubbock (talk) 12:27, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

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In an ideal world ... no, bear with your editor for just a minute ... there would be a format for scientific publishing online that was as much a standard as SI units are for the content. Likewise cataloguing publications would not be onerous, because part of the process would be to generate uniform metadata. Without claiming it could be the mythical free lunch, it might be reasonably be argued that sandwiches can be packaged much alike and have barcodes, whatever the fillings.

The best on offer, to stretch the metaphor, is the meal kit option, in the form of XML. Where scientific papers are delivered as XML downloads, you get all the ingredients ready to cook. But have to prepare the actual meal of slow food yourself. See Scholarly HTML for a recent pass at heading off XML with HTML, in other words in the native language of the Web.

The argument from real life is a traditional mixture of frictional forces, vested interests, and the classic irony of the principle of unripe time. On the other hand, discoverability actually diminishes with the prolific progress of science publishing. No, it really doesn't scale. Wikimedia as movement can do something in such cases. We know from open access, we grok the Web, we have our own horse in the HTML race, we have Wikidata and WikiJournal, and we have the chops to act.

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Hi, I know Kurdish/Kurmanji but I didn't contribute too much to Kurdish wiki. If you think I am still relevant to your work please feel free to reach me out at ftkurt-at-gmail-dot-com. --.ftkurt.m 19:48, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Facto Post – Issue 17 – 29 October 2018Edit

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Around 2.7 million Wikidata items have an illustrative image. These files, you might say, are Wikimedia's stock images, and if the number is large, it is still only 5% or so of items that have one. All such images are taken from Wikimedia Commons, which has 50 million media files. One key issue is how to expand the stock.

Indeed, there is a tool. WD-FIST exploits the fact that each Wikipedia is differently illustrated, mostly with images from Commons but also with fair use images. An item that has sitelinks but no illustrative image can be tested to see if the linked wikis have a suitable one. This works well for a volunteer who wants to add images at a reasonable scale, and a small amount of SPARQL knowledge goes a long way in producing checklists.

 
Gran Teatro, Cáceres, Spain, at night

It should be noted, though, that there are currently 53 Wikidata properties that link to Commons, of which P18 for the basic image is just one. WD-FIST prompts the user to add signatures, plaques, pictures of graves and so on. There are a couple of hundred monograms, mostly of historical figures, and this query allows you to view all of them. commons:Category:Monograms and its subcategories provide rich scope for adding more.

And so it is generally. The list of properties linking to Commons does contain a few that concern video and audio files, and rather more for maps. But it contains gems such as P3451 for "nighttime view". Over 1000 of those on Wikidata, but as for so much else, there could be yet more.

Go on. Today is Wikidata's birthday. An illustrative image is always an acceptable gift, so why not add one? You can follow these easy steps: (i) log in at https://tools.wmflabs.org/widar/, (ii) paste the Petscan ID 6263583 into https://tools.wmflabs.org/fist/wdfist/ and click run, and (iii) just add cake.

 
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EmailEdit

Hi John. Did you happen to get my email? WormTT(talk) 14:43, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

Hi @Worm That Turned:, yes, I just saw it. It went into another folder that wasn't my inbox. Would it be possible for you to email my work email directly? john.lubbock@wikimedia.org.uk - since this is work related. Thanks! --Jwslubbock (talk) 15:35, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
Sent the same to your work email :) WormTT(talk) 16:03, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

December 2018 at Women in RedEdit

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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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Speedy deletion nomination of Joseph KalimbweEdit

 

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A tag has been placed on Joseph Kalimbwe, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G4 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page appears to be a repost of material that was previously deleted following a deletion discussion, such as at Articles for deletion. When a page has substantially identical content to that of a page deleted after a discussion, and any changes in the content do not address the reasons for which the material was previously deleted, it may be deleted at any time.

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  • I went ahead and deleted this as it was less well formed than the previous articles, and my rough standard is "if the issues present in the previous AfD aren't clearly addressed, G4 applies." I'm willing to restore it to your userspace if you want, however, as you clearly aren't a sockpuppet :). TonyBallioni (talk) 15:48, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

January 2019 at Women in RedEdit

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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.

 
Zotero logo

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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Nomination of Kevin Fret for deletionEdit

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Kevin Fret is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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Deletion discussion about NewsThumpEdit

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Ways to improve FlamingodsEdit

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This article was deleted before, so I question why it's been re-created.

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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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March 2019 at Women in RedEdit

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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?

 
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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Looking for helpEdit

Hi,

I was looking for some small help.Recently I created a new article en:Kithaab i.e. es:Kithaab-a play about women rights issues- which has been copy edited and is ready for translation in various languages.

Looking for your possible help in translating the article en:Kithaab es:Kithaab to your language Wikipedia of interest. If you are unable to spare time yourself then may be you like to refer the same to some other translator to get it translated in their own respective languages.


Thanking you , with warm regards

Bookku (talk) 10:54, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Hi @Bookku:, since the article is already in English, I'm not sure what I can contribute. I'm a native English speaker, and speak some French and Turkish, but I think you want a native speaker of those languages to help translate them. --Jwslubbock (talk) 16:00, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

AfC and New Page Reviewer bit grantedEdit

Hi Jwslubbock. Apart from adding you to the AfC reviewer list, your account has been added to the "New page reviewers" user group. This user group allows you to review new pages and AfC submissions through the Curation system and mark them as patrolled, tag them for maintenance issues, or nominate them for deletion. The list of articles awaiting review is located at the New Pages Feed. New page reviewing is vital to maintaining the integrity of the encylopedia. If you have not already done so, you must read the tutorial at New Pages Review, the linked guides and essays, and fully understand the deletion policy. If you need any help or want to discuss the process, you are welcome to use the new page reviewer talk page. In addition, please remember:

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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.

 
Logo of Cloud API on Google Cloud Platform

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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Deletion discussion about Nereida Fuentes GonzálezEdit

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Welcome to Wikipedia! I edit here too, under the username SportingFlyer and it's nice to meet you :-)

I wanted to let you know that I've started a discussion about whether an article that you created, Nereida Fuentes González should be deleted. Your comments are welcome over Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Nereida Fuentes González .

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QueryEdit

You last !voted in an AfD a year or so ago. How did you come about to making this edit, was this publicized somewhere?Icewhiz (talk) 10:57, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

This looks like a form of canvassing, considering the way people are being polled. -- (talk) 11:11, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

A page you started (Defence Technology Institute) has been reviewed!Edit

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A page you started (Global Industrial Defence Solutions) has been reviewed!Edit

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A cup of tea for you!Edit

  A cup of tea (Chay) for you from Kurdistan! Thanks for your contributions to WikiProject Kurdistan. Serchia (talk) 19:10, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

May you join this month's editathons from WiR!Edit

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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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Gender prefs en.wikipediaEdit

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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June events with WIREdit

June 2019, Volume 5, Issue 6, Numbers 107, 108, 122, 123, 124, 125


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FlamingodsEdit

Hi John. I'm afraid I have to ask - what exactly is your relationship with the subjects of this article? You originally created a page about them in January, right after this advert appeared on Freelancer, and then the same day that you apparently took this picture of the band (which shows you in close physical proximity and apparently backstage with them), you also went back to the article and added a bunch of positive press coverage and removed the {{notability}} tag. I am sure you are more aware than most of Wikipeida's conflict of interest and paid disclosure requirements, but your edits to this page do look very much as though you are making them on the band's behalf. If you could clarify exactly how you know the group and what prompted you to create an article about them here, I would be grateful. Regards, Yunshui  12:45, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Totally fair to ask. I work for Wikimedia UK, I have been doing outreach to the music industry, and we are doing some projects with AIM (Association of Independent Musicians). In my spare time, I go around and take a lot of photos of bands. I had a particular interest in Flamingods because some of their members are from Bahrain, and I used to work on human rights in Bahrain. Their manager contacted me through AIM to ask if I could come and take a photo of them at a gig near where I work, so I did. I liked their new album, so I also added some reviews of it, because someone had questioned their notability. However, I have no personal connection to the members of the band whatsoever. Hope that explains why I've done some updates to their article and also took the photo that I added there today. --Jwslubbock (talk) 12:55, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
Let me also clarify that I knew of their music quite a long time ago, and created their page of my own accord after briefly speaking to someone from their label at an event which I had run for the Association of Independent Musicians, but was not asked to do this. I did it because of my connection to Bahrain and because I liked their music. I would not have done any of this if I believed there was a conflict of interest, and if and when their music is negatively reviewed, I'll be happy to add any negative press coverage too. Jwslubbock (talk) 12:59, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
Ok, cool; thanks for clarifying. I did wonder if the Bahrain connection might have played a part. Appreciate you clearing that up, much obliged. Yunshui  13:28, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
No worries at all. The purpose of the outreach I'm doing to the music industry is to help them understand Wikipedia's rules and to try to avoid conflicts of interest in future by flagging up ways they can engage with the Wikimedia community positively - hopefully we will get labels to release good images of artists, and get festivals and live venues to give photography passes to Wikimedians. I am going to be running an editathon on July 2nd in London aimed at people from small music labels to help them understand CoI and other rules, as in my experience, what they often do is to get an intern who doesn't understand the rules to update their artists' pages, and they inevitably put promotional material in there and it gets deleted. It's hard for them, because often artists can be borderline notable. I removed the notability template on the Flamingods article when adding reviews of their new album because they've had 4 albums out now and significant coverage, but I think that this page would not have probably met WP:N before their most recent release, as the coverage of indie bands like this tends to be on smaller websites. If you have any advice about what I should be telling these labels in terms of notability and CoI, please let me know. I will probably tell them that they need to wait for their artists' releases to be reviewed by quite big websites before even thinking about the possibility of Wikipedia pages. In terms of CoI, it occurs to me that it's often fans who make the pages for artists, though of course encouraging your fans to edit your artist's page is probably a bad idea. Jwslubbock (talk) 14:02, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

National football team naming conventionsEdit

I appreciated your comment on the England National Men's Team page. I have always found this situation infuriating, espcially as it reinforces structural inequality. I asked this same question a few years ago and there were lots of links with enourmous discussions that were sadly unresolved. I think we should have a real push this time, the current state of affairs is impossible to justify. I have been wary of starting this debate however after the categoristation debate several years ago that I unfortunatly initiated through misguided good will, I am still mortifed over my role. All the best. No Swan So Fine (talk) 13:28, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! I'm also wary of getting into intractable and angry debates, but I think it's still useful to raise these issues even if they don't necessarily lead to change in the short term. Change is always and everywhere glacial in pace... well, until the glacier cracks and crumbles I suppose. --Jwslubbock (talk) 15:15, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
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