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Bay Area WikiSalon series kickoff, April 27Edit

Please join us in San Francisco!
Panel discussion at a recent Wikipedia & Journalism event.

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts in the San Francisco Bay Area will gather to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas. We have two brief presentations lined up for our kickoff event in downtown San Francisco:

  • The Nueva Upper School recently hosted the first ever high school Wikipedia edit-a-thon. We will hear what interests them about Wikipedia, what they have learned so far, and what they hope to achieve.
  • Photojournalist Kris Schreier Lyseggen, author of The Women of San Quentin: The Soul Murder of Transgender Women in Male Prisons, will tell us about her work and how she researched the topic.

We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. We will have beverages and light snacks.

Please note: You must register here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict on this point.

For further details, see here: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, April 2016

We hope to see you -- and until then, happy editing! - Pete, Ben & Wayne


Hi Kaldari. I'm contacting you as Cyberpower678 is on an indefinite wikibreak and you're listed as the other operator of User:InternetArchiveBot. I continue to be concerned about the bot making unnecessary cosmetic changes to external links which it marks with misleading edit summaries, claiming to have "rescued sources" (see User talk:Cyberpower678/Archive 62#InternetArchiveBot 2 and User talk:Cyberpower678/Archive 62#InternetArchiveBot 3). In response to my last query on this point Cyberpower678 responded that "beta15 of IABot will no longer convert archive templates outside of references", which sounds like good news, but could do with some clarification for the less clued-up, as InternetArchiveBot continues to make the same unhelpful edits (e.g. this edit today, in which the same unnecessary changes to external links are made, also inexplicably adding inaccurate and unnecessary access dates to the links, as well as more useful changes to references). However I see that the edit summary in this case specifies "v2.0beta14". Am I right in thinking, then, that these edits will cease at some point in the future when the bot switches from "beta14" to "beta15". If so, do you know when that will be? All the best, – Arms & Hearts (talk) 17:28, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

Can you reboot citation botEdit

If no one else has. AManWithNoPlan (talk) 12:44, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.18Edit

Hello Kaldari,

WMF at work on NPP Improvements

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

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

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

Backlog drive coming soon

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

Discussions of interest

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<joke>I just noticed that the bot does not say which one of you is operating it for each and every edit. Shame, shame, shame! </joke> AManWithNoPlan (talk) 17:58, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

lulz! Kaldari (talk) 20:57, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Citation bot at WP:ANEdit

I started a thread at the administrator's noticeboard to try to find a way forward with this, and would welcome your participation there. UninvitedCompany 17:34, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Thread is still open. There are still issues. - CorbieV 20:22, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

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