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- 1 More redirects
- 2 disambig templates
- 3 Redirect request from Notafly
- 4 Autopatrolled granted
- 5 October 2018
- 6 Invitation to New AI-Labelling Campaign for Newcomer Sessions
- 7 ArbCom 2018 election voter message
- 8 Public holidays in Kurdistan listed at Redirects for discussion
- 9 Heliconisa edit
- 10 Precious anniversary
- 11 Thank you for the nice words!
- 12 copyedit request
- 13 WikiProject Tree of Life Newsletter
- 14 Editor of the Week
- 15 May 2019 Tree of Life Newsletter
- 16 June 2019 Tree of Life Newsletter
- 17 Gustav Adolf Closs aka Adolf Gustav Closs
- 18 Tree of Life Newsletter
- 19 I have unreviewed a page you curated
- 20 New message from BigDwiki
- 21 Moved from User:SchreiberBike/Lepidoptera caps
- 22 Help
- 23 August 2019 Tree of Life Newsletter
- 24 Neutral notice
- 25 September 2019 Tree of Life Newsletter
- 26 Hipparchia hermione not alcyone
- 27 ANI report that may be of interest to you
- 28 October 2019 Tree of Life Newsletter
- 29 Canelo Álvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin - apologies
- 30 Happy First Edit Day!
- 31 Invitation to join the Ten Year Society
I have identified these in Lycaenidae.Will you fix them please.
- Sipaea redirect to Nesiostrymon
- Sterosis redirect to Liphyra Westwood, 1864
- Sublysandra redirect to Polyommatus
- Tajuria berensis redirect to Tajuria berenis
- Terra redirect to Nesiostrymon Clench, 1964
- Tigrinota redirect to Arawacus
- @Notafly: Got 'm. Let me know if I misunderstood anything or there's anything else I can help with. Keep up the good work. SchreiberBike | ⌨ 02:58, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Hi! I think the taxonomy templates work like this, for disambiguation. I'll use Lithocharis as an example.
- If there's a template "template:taxonomy/Lithocharis" that is used for lepidoptera, then there would need to be another such as "template:taxonomy/Lithocharis (beetle)" if one was needed for the beetle. The template name is used only for template disambiguation. The template name (the part after the slash, "Lithocharis" or "Lithocharis (beetle)") is used in the Speciesbox or Automatic taxobox. It doesn't necessarily have to be the same as the article name (but it might be less confusing that way.)
- If there's an article "Lithocharis" and an article "Lithocharis (beetle)", you can use the template "template:taxonomy/Lithocharis" for either one by specifying either "Lithocharis" or "Lithocharis (beetle)|Lithocharis" in the template's link field. In this case, if you want to use it for the beetle, the name "Lithocharis (beetle)" should not appear in the Speciesbox or Automatic taxobox, only "Lithocharis". The name in the Speciesbox or Automatic taxobox is for the template, not the article.
- It's not unusual to need a disambiguation name for both the template and article, in which case you need two templates (such as "template:taxonomy/Lithocharis" and "template:taxonomy/Lithocharis (beetle)", and in the link fields "Lithocharis" in one and "Lithocharis (beetle)|Lithocharis" in the other
Since there's not currently a template used for the lepidoptera Lithocharis, there really only needs to be one template, not both "template:taxonomy/Lithocharis" and "template:taxonomy/Lithocharis (beetle)"
- @Bob: I am not comfortable at all with the automatic taxoboxes system. I saw that there was a link from the beetle species Lithocharis ochracea to its genus which went in error to the moth genus Euparyphasma. I was pleased enough with myself that I was able to change that to a red link instead of the error. I would be in your debt if you could clean up after me as you described above. I am not now able to figure it out for myself. Thank you, SchreiberBike | ⌨ 04:09, 3 September 2018 (UTC)
- It's all straight now (I think). Everything you did was correct from a content viewpoint, it just left an extra unused template file. I will point out that, while my explanation seemed perfectly clear when I wrote it, it sure is convoluted now!
Redirect request from NotaflyEdit
Hi SchreiberBike, I just wanted to let you know that I have autopatrolled" permission to your account, as you have created numerous, valid articles. This feature will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the autopatrolled right, see Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! - TNT 💖 18:10, 13 October 2018 (UTC)the "
Hello, I'm Zackmann08. Thank you for your recent contributions to Pseudozarba mianoides. When you were adding content to the page, you added duplicate arguments to a template which can cause issues with how the template is rendered. In the future, please use the preview button before you save your edit; this helps you find these errors as they will display in red at the top of the page. Thanks! Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 06:54, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Invitation to New AI-Labelling Campaign for Newcomer SessionsEdit
Hello, I'm reaching out to you because I saw that you signed up as a labelling volunteer at Wikipedia:Labels/Edit quality. I'm starting a new project that builds on Edit quality, to predict Newcomer quality. That is, to predict the damagingness and goodfaithness of "sessions" (multiple related edits) of users within 1 day of their registration. With this AI trained, we could help automatically distinguish betewen productive and unproductive new users. If you wouldn't mind taking a look at this new labelling campaign and label a few sessions I would be very grateful. In addition if you have any feedback or discover any bugs in the process I would appreciate that too. You can find the project page at Wikipedia:Labels/Newcomer_session_quality or go directly to labels.wmflabs.org/ui/enwiki/ and look for the campaign titled "Newcomer Session quality (2018)". Thanks so much!
ArbCom 2018 election voter messageEdit
Public holidays in Kurdistan listed at Redirects for discussionEdit
An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Public holidays in Kurdistan. Since you had some involvement with the Public holidays in Kurdistan redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. -- Tavix (talk) 15:08, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks very much for the edit on Heliconisa; I could not locate a similar article for a monotypic genus that also had an automatic taxobox, so was uncertain how it needed to be formatted. I'll make a note of this for future reference, I've seen a few other such cases and left them alone. Dyanega (talk) 01:09, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for the nice words!Edit
Thank you for the nice words! When writing a new article (or translating one) should I put references before or after punctuation marks on the english wikipedia? Have a nice day! Okimeolvx (talk) 08:30, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
- @Okimeolvx: Hi there! Wikipedia has a lot of rules, but mostly you don't need to worry about them. Just use your good judgement and do what seems right. You will get it right most of the time. If you do start reading the rules though you'll be able to make the articles match with Wikipedia's style and they will be easier to read. The specific rules about references and punctuation are at MOS:REFPUNCT. As you are able, read that whole WP:MOS page. It's a lot to absorb though, so don't feel like you need to know it all before you start. Let me know if there's any other questions you have or there's anything else I can do to help. Keep up the good work. SchreiberBike | ⌨ 19:02, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Hi SchreiberBike, I created a draft of the first issue of the Tree of Life newsletter. If you're still interested in glancing it over for a c/e, it would be appreciated. Thanks, Enwebb (talk) 16:39, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
- @Enwebb: I generally followed WP:MoS style, but since you are starting the newsletter, you can set the style any way you want. Feel totally free to disagree with my choices and I'll try to follow your style in the future.
- I wanted to explain some of my choices: I capitalized article titles when used as article titles rather than as the name of a species – that's not always done, so your call. You've got
;<big> ... </big>for the headings. Would you be comfortable using == ... == format instead? WP:ACCESSIBILITY favors that. For the dire whelk DYK, what is "being eaten" is unclear in the text, but that's how it was on the DYK. If you want to change that back, that makes sense; your call. I think the April DYKs section looks better showing rather than being behind the "show" button, but again, your call. I'm not good with tables, but if the tops of the "Newly recognized content" and "Newly nominated FAs" tables were vertically even, that would look better.
- I like to copy edit and I mostly do ok, but because I am dyslexic there are some kinds of errors (like spelling) that are invisible to me. Keep that in mind. Also, my health is uneven and I'm not always able to be involved the way I'd like to be, so be prepared for me to disappear if necessary. Thank you and keep up the good work. SchreiberBike | ⌨ 19:33, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
- SchreiberBike, Thanks for your time! I appreciate it and will consider all of your suggestions. As far as the vertical alignment of the tables, it must just be a display thing, because they look even to me on my mac and PC. Thanks again, and don't worry, I'm not expecting a standing commitment :) Enwebb (talk) 23:36, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
WikiProject Tree of Life NewsletterEdit
Editor of the WeekEdit
|Mihran Hakobyan's Wikipedia Monument, located in Słubice, Poland|
|Editor of the Week |
for the week beginning June 2, 2019
|Does "the small things on Wikipedia to make them a little bit better". like checking the capitalization of species common names and fixing them to match WP's editing. Displays vigilance and determination doing copy editing and other things.|
|Doing the little things to make WP better|
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|Editor of the Week|
|Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week in recognition of your great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)|
- Sometimes as I work on one gem I find another. While awarding User:AddWittyNameHere, I discovered SchreiberBike, a cohort of hers that deserves acknowledgement and credit for doing, in his words, "the small things on Wikipedia to make them a little bit better. Lately most of my effort has been spent checking the capitalization of species common names and fixing them to match Wikipedia's style. I'm working primarily on Lepidoptera now. While I do that, I do other stuff too or else I get bored. I've also adopted some delicious typos and sometimes do copy editing and other things". When the Editor of the Week award was first inaugurated, SchreiberBike was exactly the type of editor we had in mind. Imagine the mess Wikipedia would be without the vigilance and diligence this type of editor displays. Bravo and well-deserved! User:Adityavagarwal strongly supported this nomination.
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- @Buster7:. Wow! Thank you. It's a little shocking. I don't edit Wikipedia to earn recognition, but still, it feels good to receive it. Keep up the good work and let me know if I can do anything to help. SchreiberBike | ⌨ 03:43, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
May 2019 Tree of Life NewsletterEdit
June 2019 Tree of Life NewsletterEdit
Gustav Adolf Closs aka Adolf Gustav ClossEdit
Tree of Life NewsletterEdit
I have unreviewed a page you curatedEdit
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New message from BigDwikiEdit
Moved from User:SchreiberBike/Lepidoptera capsEdit
COMMENT: there is a problem with this elimination of initial capitals from vernacular names. You can't tell if "small brown warbler" is a warbler that happens to be small and brown, a Brown Warbler that happens to be small, or a species called the Small Brown Warbler.
- Hi @Foiled circuitous wanderer: That's a legitimate opinion and one that's been discussed at length (See: WP:BIRDCON). However, for the last about five years, Wikipedia has been consistent in capitalizing as described at MOS:LIFE. Good writing is necessary throughout Wikipedia and where the descriptive parts of a name can be confusing, it's worth writing carefully to be clear what is descriptive and what is the name. Let me know if you have any other questions or ideas. Keep up the good work. SchreiberBike | ⌨ 19:29, 24 August 2019 (UTC)
- (talk page stalker) It should be clear from context whether a warbler that is small and brown is being referred to, or one particular species. If it isn't clear, rephrase until it is. However, while I am in generally in favor of using sentence case for vernacular names, I don't think it works very well for lepidopterans that have a definitive article in the vernacular name. Giving the vernacular name of Agrochola circellaris as "the brick" is more confusing than "The Brick", and there's really no way to rephrase the context to clarify (other than explicitly saying that "the brick" is a vernacular name for the species; e.g., "the brick, as it is commonly known, is found in Europe..."). Plantdrew (talk) 15:12, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
- @Ghyuw5: What kind of help do you need? I know nothing about badminton and don't speak Chinese. Posting the same message on nine user pages is odd. SchreiberBike | ⌨ 03:14, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
August 2019 Tree of Life NewsletterEdit
This is a neutral notice to all registered editors who have contributed to Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Film over the past year (Sept. 15, 2018-present) that a Request for Comment has been posted here. --Tenebrae (talk) 15:03, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
September 2019 Tree of Life NewsletterEdit
Hipparchia hermione not alcyoneEdit
Hello again Schreiber Bike Rock grayling redirects to Hipparchia alcyone. The valid name in most sources including Fauna Europaea and Wikispecies is Hipparchia hermione and I think we should use this. Will you rename the page (I have changed the text and will add more) and fix the redirect. I see other language pages vary in this respect but not much can be done here (Or can it?) Very best regards Notafly (talk) 20:23, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
- @Notafly: Done. Glad to help. Not sure about other language editions of Wikipedia though. SchreiberBike | ⌨ 20:37, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
ANI report that may be of interest to youEdit
Regarding misuse of automated tools: Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Bot_like_edits_from_User:BigDwiki. OhNoitsJamie Talk 23:05, 1 November 2019 (UTC)