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Dear Pam

Apologies for the delay in responding to your message. On the question of Royal patronage I would respectfully disagree, in that the various Royals hold titles/ceremonial positions within the organisation (for example, HMQ is President of the Sandringham WI). Much as Prince William is President of the FA, I think an analogy can be drawn here, such that the word "patronage" is not inappropriate in the relationship. I'm not interested in doing anything further on this, since I note you have developed my edit further with new information (for which, genuine thanks), I just thought I would record my respectful disagreement!


M. L. Winslow

March 2019Edit

April editathons at Women in RedEdit

Running bladesEdit

Hi, did you get any interest yet from other editors in your proposed article about running blades? If it's still on your to-do list I might be interested in collaborating with you. I had been struggling with health issues for quite some time that resulted in my edit rate here slowing way down. I feel I need something substantial to do here to get my wiki-mojo flowing again. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 07:31, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

@Dodger67: No, no-one has responded (to be honest I can't remember where it was that I posted about that missing article!) It's not really on my to-do list - quite a few things are, but most especially a lot of off-wiki stuff, I've only allowed myself to log back on briefly as a little treat and will shortly resume my wikibreak. Good luck with the article if you decide to go for it, but I won't be collaborating, sorry. PamD 22:52, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
For any interested talk-page watchers: see WT:WikiProject Olympics/Paralympics#Running blades. PamD 07:37, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

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

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May 2019, Volume 5, Issue 5, Numbers 107, 108, 118, 119, 120, 121

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The Signpost: 30 April 2019Edit

Restroom and ToiletEdit

If you're going to add a {{disputed}} tag to Restroom, shouldn't you add the same tag to Toilet, where the disputed material comes from? bd2412 T 17:49, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

Never mind, I see the specific point of dispute that you are raising. bd2412 T 17:51, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
I came across Restroom while stub-sorting. I didn't notice any acknowledgement of the material being copied! Toilet doesn't say the "Restroom" is used in a domestic setting. PamD 17:55, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

References to OEDEdit

Pam, hello again. More unit stuff (!)... and I was just looking at Lea (unit), and the OED reference gives me a demand to "sign in". I had a vague recollection that access was free from the UK, but not elsewhere, although the website suggests this is not true. (But of course I don't know whether it is detecting where I am, and giving a different message.) Can you confirm? I'm going to add "subscription required" to the citation template anyway. Imaginatorium (talk) 17:13, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.18Edit

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Hello PamD,

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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Books & Bytes, Issue 33Edit

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Books & Bytes
Issue 33, March – April 2019

  • #1Lib1Ref
  • Wikimedia and Libraries User Group update
  • Global branches update
  • Bytes in brief

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