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StaceyEOB, you are invited to the TeahouseEdit

 

Hi StaceyEOB! Thanks for contributing to Wikipedia.
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Alice Kawaga article titleEdit

I just saw your notice on my user page. The page was originally "Alice kagawa" and Parrott seems to have never made it into the article title. You can see my move here. I see it's in the right spot now, but the title was missing Parrott from the start.

Sorry about the brief confusion! Dralwik|Have a Chat 16:04, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Ok, thank you! I'm sorry for misunderstanding. We had an edit-a-thon yesterday and I didn't create the page but was trying to help the person who did. Maybe he just typed her full name on the page but didn't actually create it that way. Would you be able to help redirect it to Alice Kagawa Parrott? — Preceding unsigned comment added by StaceyEOB (talkcontribs) 08:23, December 15, 2013‎

Hi Stacey. The article is located at Alice Kagawa Parrott now and Alice Kagawa redirects to that article. Gobōnobō + c 16:33, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

yes, I saw that shortly after writing—you all move fast! thanks again for all of your help! StaceyEOB (talk) 16:35, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

An award for youEdit

  Mind the Gap Award
I hereby award StaceyEOB the Mind the Gap Award for organizing the Unforgetting 2 edit-a-thon. Your efforts helped expand our coverage of women designers and architects. Thank you! Gobōnobō + c 16:38, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

I am beaming with pride. Thank you! It was a really nice event. We had about 15 people and—given the learning curve involved—made some real progress. Gere Kavanaugh even stopped by.

That's great. We'll have to get an article started for Gere. I'm impressed with what was accomplished—you're right that the learning curve can be quite daunting. Do you know if there were any other articles created aside from those in the Outcomes section on the project page?
If you ever do one of these again, let me know as I'd love to help out. And if you know of anyone interested, there are going to be a series of Art + Feminisim edit-a-thons around the US and Canada on February 1st. Gobōnobō + c 17:17, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
Those outcomes are the only ones I know of right now (thanks for adding that section); but I know that there were other pages in progress yesterday, including ones for Gere, Edith Northman, and Edla Muir. They may be stuck in a sandbox somewhere but I'll follow up with the participants to try to make those live. And I'll share the info about the Art + Feminisma edit-a-thons on Feb 1.StaceyEOB (talk) 17:33, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
Also, the next one is scheduled for Sunday, March 9 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The focus won't be exclusively on women, because the project overall has to do with West Coast art/art history, but I expect it will factor in heavily. This one will focus more on 80s, 90s, 00's LA art (the 30 yrs since MOCA opened and artists working in the city then).StaceyEOB (talk) 17:38, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

My Wikipedia identityEdit

Hi Stacey! This is Jen from the UnforgettingLA event this weekend. Just wanted to drop you a note here so that you have my userpage for reference. Let me know if you have any questions about Wikipedia editing I can help with! Calliopejen1 (talk) 00:30, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi Jen! Thanks so much again! It was a huge help. If there's anywhere in particular that you'd recommend that I post a call for volunteers, that would be great. Other than that, glad we'll see you in March at MOCA! Happy holidays. StaceyEOB (talk) 20:06, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

Photos?Edit

Hi again Stacey.

Did you or anyone else happen to take pictures at the edit-a-thon? I'm specifically interested in finding an image to use in Gere Kavanaugh's article. I think attendees Louise Sandhaus, Kimberli Meyer, and Rachel Allen would also meet Wikipedia's notability guidelines, so photos of any of them might be useful for future articles. And of course, any other photos of the edit-a-thon would be welcome additions to the Commons category.

It was nice to see a recap of the event in today's Gizmodo article. Gobōnobō + c 19:10, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for sending that—I hadn't seen or heard anything about it! I took the photo in the article of Kimberli, Louise and Gere. The MAK took photos at the event but I haven't seen them yet. Soon I hope. All three you mention are def. notable. I don't even think the MAK Center has an entry proper, just sub on the Schindler House page. StaceyEOB (talk) 20:02, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
If you or MAK are willing to release that photo or others under a creative commons license, we can use the images on Wikipedia. If you decide to do so, it's best to upload it over at Wikimedia Commons. The process is fairly self-explanatory, I think. On another note, it looks like Sussman's article will be included in the Did You Know.. section of Wikipedia's front page sometime soon. Gobōnobō + c 21:02, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi StaceyEOB and Thanks!Edit

Hi Stacy, thanks for tracking me down.

I am most interested in the Unforgetting L. A. project and will look forward to March 9 at MOCA.

Will you be there? My area of expertise really is in the 1970s. I was in Hawaii in the 1980s and Silicon Valley for the 1990s to early 00s. I have always thought Carp belonged on Wikipedia and we have a nice bibliography especially since Pacific Standard Time, but didn't want to do it myself. Anyhow, thanks so much for contacting me. I have lots of ideas of stuff that needs to be Wiki'd.

My email addy is marilyn.nix@gmail.com. Shall I show up and just work on 1970s projects anyway? I have a lot to learn; am just finishing up an article on Nancy Buchanan with a link to EOB!

With very best wishes Marilyn Nix (talk) 09:02, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi Marilyn, great! Yes, I will be there on the 9th, and 1970s is totally fine—we're basically building out this master list on our Wikipedia page and then I try to come up with a thematic focus for each meetup based on where we're having it. 1980s-present made sense for MOCA, but it's always pretty loose—people work on what they want to work on, and we help. Great to hear you're building a page for Nancy B.! She's been on the list for a while. If you might be able to point me towards and/or bring some good secondary sources on Carp, we could probably knock that out on the 9th and then you wouldn't be doing it yourself. StaceyEOB (talk) 17:47, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

March 9 edit-a-thon at MOCA in downtown LAEdit

LA Meetup: March 9 edit-a-thon at MOCA

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

You have been invited to a meetup and edit-a-thon at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 11 am to 6 pm! This event is in collaboration with MOCA and the arts collective East of Borneo and aims to improve coverage of LA art since the 1980s. (Even if contemporary art isn't your thing, you're welcome to join too!) Please RSVP here if you're interested.

I hope to see you there! User:Calliopejen1 (talk)

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I sent this message to about 180 LA-area Wikipedians today. (I also rearranged the meetup page a bit -- hope you don't mind!) We'll see if any of the 180 show up! :) Calliopejen1 (talk) 22:45, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
I'd move it back... Once the messages are sent, there's no easy way to update them! (I'd have to click through all 180 pages manually... I used a special tool to send them all at once.) Calliopejen1 (talk) 22:50, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Actually, wait, I'm confused... Let me look more at what is where. Calliopejen1 (talk) 22:51, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
ok, thanks. I'll leave it as is til you look. I just forgot that the "unforgetting 3" page was still there (ack). But I should be able to update the content a little bit—it's mostly just the worklist and some of the description that has changed.StaceyEOB (talk) 22:53, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Okay, I think I've put everything in a rational place -- see if I've broken anything... I put all of the meetup #3 specific information onto that meetup page, and kept the more general stuff on the overall EOB page. (In general, each wikipedia meetup will have a separate page for RSVP info etc.) Calliopejen1 (talk) 23:20, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
That looks great—thanks! I'll get the hang of it soon. p.s. - PBS is supposed to come out and film this one for their NewsHour Weekend program. Might want to talk to you, if you're up for it. StaceyEOB (talk) 23:23, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know! Now I'll be sure to look presentable! ;) Calliopejen1 (talk) 23:32, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Sounds good -- I just added a few links to various Wikipedia tutorials to the page. Glad that we've gotten a number of RSVPs! Calliopejen1 (talk) 19:37, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

yes, that's a relief! having all of the visual info is really helpful towards that end, I think—more friendly. thanks for making those invites. i'm still working up donut sponsorship—but we do have a bunch of Stumptown cold brew on the way :) StaceyEOB (talk) 19:42, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Nancy BuchananEdit

Hope I am doing this right. Hi Stacey. My article on Nancy Buchanan was just declined for "reliable sources" by a ukulele player. I don't think I can find more reliable sources than what is listed. I will bring this to the edit meeting on Sunday for assistance. I am completely shocked and need to learn how to avoid reviews by people who know nothing about art and art publications. Here is the material: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Articles_for_creation/Nancy_Buchanan I need help from another arts editor. Marilyn Nix (talk) 13:53, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi Marilyn, That sounds frustrating but I'm sure we can figure this out. I've prepared a file for Nancy, too; so bring what you have and we'll make it happen. FYI: I'm going to do orientations every hour on the hour, so that might be a good time to arrive. 16:19, 5 March 2014 (UTC)StaceyEOB (talk)
You act like being an ukulele player is a bad thing! And you might want to review my profile before you get too shocked! As I explained to Stacey, the biggest item is the proper formatting of the in-line references. Once that is taken care of, the article should be in could shape, I did not decline it on notability grounds and that is why you also got the recommendation to join the Teahouse. Buy Stacey will help you fix the issues. Let me know when it's ready for review again and I'll look for it and try to avoid it being stuck in queue for weeks.The Ukulele Dude - Aggie80 (talk) 17:05, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Hey, I am so sorry to you both for my clumsiness on this. FWIW, Marilyn only echoes the same frustration that I hear from a lot of new editors working with arts topics—the 'notability' issue can be pretty fraught in this field, and the Wikipedia error language has a way of sounding more damning than it is. I usually start by introducing that notability concept and explaining it's specific meaning on Wikipedia—that it's not a matter of personal or professional opinion, but about meeting a set of criteria. Anyways, thank you for your help. I think we'll have that page live by end of day Sunday. StaceyEOB (talk) 18:04, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you both so much for your patience and good humor. I learned a lot today, thanks to you, Ukulele Dude (sorry to be rough and rattled), and for Stacey's fine grace under pressure. See you around. Loved Loved Loved the *Unforgetting L. A.* gathering today, so many nice people. Best, Marilyn Nix (talk) 05:01, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
That's so great to hear—thanks again for coming out! It was a particularly good one. See you next time! StaceyEOB (talk) 17:25, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

TalkbackEdit

Hello, StaceyEOB. You have new messages at Aggie80's talk page.
Message added 16:46, 5 March 2014 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

The Ukulele Dude - Aggie80 (talk) 16:46, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Always willing to help!Edit

You have taken on a pretty big challenge! I'm trying to do the same thing in the ukulele community. More than willing to review, critique and help with things.

I've reviewed a lot of articles and have a pretty good sense of things. The most important issue is to avoid WP:CV, which is a fatal error, and make sure to establish notability. I'm sure you have reviewed WP:ARTIST but that is the first thing everyone should be aware of before trying to create an article on someone. And they should avoid WP:COI, if there is a connection, they should reveal that in their profile page to avoid being blocked from the site.

Let me know if I can help!The Ukulele Dude - Aggie80 (talk) 17:01, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Good luck at your meet up today! If I'm online, feel free to contact me if I can help or assist. You could connect through Aggie80@gmail.com for an online chat, or if you want to bounce something off of me. I can even do some immediate reviews on some articles, to try and cut through some of the wait time. The Ukulele Dude - Aggie80 (talk) 13:32, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks so much! I think it will be the biggest one we've hosted yet and probably a little hectic. Would it make sense for me to us the meetup's talk page as a place for people to post addtl questions if they have them? I will have people on site to help, too. And actually, I have one question: Is there any easy way to find appropriate categories to add to the articles? I've been visiting pages for similar artists and seeing what's there...but if there's any kind of master list somewhere... StaceyEOB (talk) 15:38, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

FYI re: categories, I think starting with similar pages is a good idea. If you want to navigate through all the available categories, just click the category links at the bottom of the articles. That tree is the closest thing to a "master list" there is -- it can be a bit daunting! Navigating "up" and "down" through those pages can help you get started with finding additional relevant categories. Calliopejen1 (talk) 22:31, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Real Life Barnstar
For organizing Unforgetting LA 3. You did a good job of providing the logistics to make this event successful. Thanks! Chris Troutman (talk) 20:23, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, Chris! I'm honored. That was a really great one yesterday—thanks for coming out & hope to see you at the next one! StaceyEOB (talk) 17:23, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

New invite templateEdit

Hi Stacey, I just coded up the template Template:LA meetup invite to make designing future event invites easier. Thanks for organizing yesterday's editathon! Calliopejen1 (talk) 01:59, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Amazing. Thank you for this and for all of your help! I was really happy with this one—a lot of new people, and a few who were there before and are totally getting the hang of it. I'm hoping to advance my skills a little bit before the next one, so might have some questions for you, if that's ok. One in particular: Do you think I should be setting this up as a Wiki Project?StaceyEOB (talk) 16:00, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Sure, I'm happy to field whatever questions you have! You could set Unforgetting LA up as a wikiproject, though it would probably be best as a "task force" underneath the California WikiProject. ("Task force" and WikiProject are basically the same thing, though a task force piggybacks off of the talk page banner of the parent wikiproject.) Here is an example of a task force page: Wikipedia:WikiProject California/Los Angeles task force. I guess the first question to ask is what the purpose of having a task force or wikiproject would be. What articles would be in the scope of your project? All art/design/architecture articles for the LA area? If you started a task force and applied the task force coding within the WP California banner on all of the relevant articles' talk pages, you could get a chart like this automatically generated by bot. There would also be a centralized talk page for discussion of the relevant articles. (Though that essentially exists already with the meetup page.) You also could put the worklist on the task force page, rather than the on the general meetup page. I'd say that a task force model would work well, though it is somewhat of a hassle to get set up and the return on investment is not that great. Your call, I guess! Calliopejen1 (talk) 20:48, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Perfect. I guess the main question was whether it made sense to organize in a way that was more about scope/results and less about events. My thought was probably a sub of Visual Art rather than California. Liked the idea of being able to tie the articles together as related to SoCal art history. It was the page for WikiProject Women Artists that had me thinking. I'll take a look at these more tonight and think about what is worthwhile. Thank you! StaceyEOB (talk) 20:59, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

HALP!Edit

Hi Stacy!

Looking forward to learning more about how to use Wikipedia.

Thanks,

Museummammy (talk) 20:20, 10 April 2014 (UTC)museummammy

Hi Kim! It looks like you made the meetup page? In terms of how to format, you can copy from one of mine and replace with your own details—edit the page and copy the markup text. Ours is an ongoing project, so the info is split between a main project page and a page for each individual meetup. But some of the sections you might want to include: date and location, what to bring, a worklist, RSVP. I don't mind if you want to use any of the resources from my page, including the Unforgetting LA templates, or use them to build your own. StaceyEOB (talk) 22:27, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

May 10 Asian Pacific American edit-a-thon in LAEdit

LA Meetup: May 10 Asian Pacific American edit-a-thon

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

You have been invited to a meetup and edit-a-thon at the Junipero Serra Branch of the LA Public Library (4607 S. Main St., 90037) on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm! This event is sponsored by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association and aims to improve coverage of Asian Pacific American topics, particularly as they relate to southern California. Please RSVP here if you're interested.

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LA edit-a-thons on May 23 and 31Edit

LA meetups: Adrianne Wadewitz memorial edit-a-thons on May 23 and May 31

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

There are two LA edit-a-thons in memory of Adrianne Wadewitz, a prolific Wikipedia editor, in the coming weeks. Please join us May 23 at Occidental College and May 31 at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry to combat systemic bias and help further Adrianne's legacy. No experience needed! Please RSVP at the relevant page(s) if you plan to attend.

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L.A. events on June 21 and July 6Edit

Upcoming L.A. events: Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon (Saturday, June 21, 12-5pm) and Wiknic (Sunday, July 6, ~9:30am-4pm)

Gallery at 356 S. Mission Rd.
Get hungry for the Wiknic!

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The L.A. Wikipedia community has two exciting events coming up in the next few weeks: an edit-a-thon sponsored by the online magazine East of Borneo, and the fourth annual Los Angeles Wiknic!

The East of Borneo event is an edit-a-thon that aims to build a better history of art in Southern California. This next chapter of their Unforgetting L.A. series will take place on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 12pm to 5pm at 356 S. Mission Rd. (map). Beginners welcome! Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. For more info, see eastofborneo.org/unforgetting.

The Wiknic is a part of the nationwide Great American Wiknic. We'll be grilling, getting to know each other better, and building the L.A. Wikipedia community! The event is tentatively planned for Pan-Pacific Park (map) and will be held on Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 9:30am to 4pm or so. Please RSVP and volunteer to bring food or drinks if possible!

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:59, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

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For your real life effortsEdit

  The Real Life Barnstar
For organizing another great Unforgetting LA event. Your edit-a-thons are my favorites thus far. Some good education and editing happened thanks to you. Chris Troutman (talk) 01:47, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Chris! I enjoy doing them and cannot thank you & Calliopejen1 enough for your guidance. I know it means a lot to everyone there. We'll see you at the next one! Sometime in August. Hoping to set a date and location soon. And maybe at the Wiknic!StaceyEOB (talk) 18:08, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon on September 6Edit

Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon: Saturday, September 6 from 11am to 4pm

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

You are invited to meet up with online magazine East of Borneo for an edit-a-thon to build a better history of art in Southern California. This next event in their Unforgetting L.A. series will take place on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 11am - 4pm at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena (map). Beginners welcome! Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. For more info, see eastofborneo.org/unforgetting.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:39, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

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Greetings! EOB Edit-a-ThonsEdit

Hi Stacey, I wanted to reach out to learn more about the East of Borneo Edit-a-Thons in L.A. I hope to write a story or do an interview with one of the organizers, and would also be interested in communicating more about a potential future, upcoming Art+Feminism Edit-a-Thon this fall. I also want to reach out to you with a potential collaborator at an art museum in L.A. that was engaged with Wikipedia through Adrianne Wadewitz and myself back in Fall, 2013. Hope to hear from you soon! :) OR drohowa (talk) 18:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Dorothy, thanks for getting in touch! The Unforgetting L.A. series is organized by me (I'm co-founder + editor of EoB). I'd be happy to speak with you anytime, and would love to get involved with the next Art + Feminism Edit-a-thon since we missed the boat in February. We do have two events scheduled for the fall—one on October 25 at USC, kicking off a one-year partnership with L.A. as Subject; and another at the Getty Research Institute on December 6—but count us in. I unfortunately only met Adrianne once, at our March meetup, but know what a huge loss it is for the Wikipedia community here. Feel free to put the local museum contact in touch with me and I'll help in any way I can. I'm at stacey at eastofborneo dot org. StaceyEOB (talk) 18:43, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

L.A. Meetup on September 21Edit

The 20th Los Angeles meetup: Sunday, September 21 from 11am to 4pm

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

Join us on Sunday, September 21, from 11am to 4pm at Kramer Studio in Mid-City (map) for a meetup and edit-a-thon! Get to know the Los Angeles Wikipedia community and do some editing (or learn to edit!) in a collaborative environment. Please RSVP and consider becoming a member of the SoCal task force to help us improve articles about everything in the region.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:00, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

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L.A. events on October 7 and 16Edit

Upcoming L.A. events: Wik-Ed Women edit-a-thon (10/7, 6-10pm) and UCR edit-a-thon (10/16, 10am-4pm)

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The Southern California Wikipedia community has two exciting events coming up in the next few weeks: a Wik-Ed Women editing session downtown designed to combat systemic bias, and a Wikipedia Loves Libraries event at UC Riverside!

Wik-Ed Women is a new monthly series of informal Wikipedia editing sessions for Los Angeles women-in-the-arts (though all are welcome) to contribute their expertise to Wikipedia, specifically expanding content about women artists. This second session will take place on Tuesday, October 7 from 6pm to 10pm at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive downtown. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

The UC Riverside Wikipedia Loves Libraries event is an edit-a-thon targeting articles related to UC Riverside, SoCal, and beyond. Join students and faculty learning how to edit! This event will take place on Thursday, October 16 from 10am to 4pm at UCR's Tomás Rivera Library. Again, RSVPs are requested here.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:47, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

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SoCal edit-a-thons on October 21 and 25Edit

Upcoming SoCal edit-a-thons: UC Riverside (10/21, 10am-3pm) and Unforgetting L.A. (10/25, 9am-5pm)

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The Southern California Wikipedia community has two more events scheduled for the month of October: a water-related edit-a-thon at UC Riverside, and an Unforgetting L.A. event at the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar in conjunction with L.A. as Subject!

As part of Wikipedia Loves Libraries and to celebrate Open Access Week, UC Riverside is participating alongside other Western Waters Digital Library members in an edit-a-thon focusing on water issues. Join students and faculty learning how to edit! This event will take place on Tuesday, October 21 from 10am to 3pm at UCR's Orbach Science Library (map). RSVPs are requested here.

The Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon and training workshop will take place at the 9th annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, and is hosted by online magazine East of Borneo in partnership with L.A. as Subject. Join us on Saturday, October 25 from 9am to 5pm at the USC Doheny Memorial Library (map). Beginners welcome! Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:06, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Real Life Barnstar
Another good edit-a-thon. Wikipedia's outreach relies on your hard work. The people in San Francisco may not know your name but they (and we) have you to thank. Chris Troutman (talk) 01:58, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Everett EllinEdit

Thanks for your help with this article! I wasn't able to make much progress on it Saturday, though I plan to go back to improve it. :) Calliopejen1 (talk) 21:28, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

I think it's great! I beefed up the LA art connection a little bit. I didn't even get to see you much on Saturday—thanks for coming out! And for adding the FB link to the LA meetup page. We'll see how it goes with that. Seemed like a good way to coordinate all of the doings. See you next time! StaceyEOB (talk) 05:29, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

L.A. event on November 11, and a new Facebook groupEdit

Wik-Ed Women editing session (11/11, 6-10pm), and join our new Facebook group!

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The LA Wikipedia community has a new Facebook group! Become a member to keep up to date with all of our upcoming events and to connect with local Wikipedians!

In addition, we have one upcoming event: the third Wik-Ed Women editing session will take place on Tuesday, November 11 from 6pm to 10pm at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive downtown. This series of informal get-togethers is designed to encourage Los Angeles women-in-the-arts (though all are welcome!) to contribute their expertise to Wikipedia, specifically expanding content about women artists. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:20, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

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L.A. event on November 11 CANCELEDEdit

Wik-Ed Women editing session CANCELED

Due to health issues affecting one of the organizers, the third Wik-Ed Women editing session (originally scheduled for Tuesday, November 11) has been canceled. We expect the series to pick up again sometime in December. Sorry for the inconvenience, and hope to see you in the near future! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:08, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

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L.A. edit-a-thon this Sunday, December 14Edit

L.A. meetup: December 14 edit-a-thon at the California African American Museum

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

East of Borneo's "Unforgetting L.A." edit-a-thon series continues this weekend at the California African American Museum! Please join us this Sunday, December 14 from 11am to 4pm. Beginners welcome! You'll learn to create new articles that improve Wikipedia's coverage of African American art in Los Angeles, past and present. Please click here for full event details and to RSVP if you plan to attend.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:25, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Real Life Barnstar
So glad you organized another edit-a-thon and garnered some media attention and a brief item in The Signpost. I only wish I could've been there with you. Chris Troutman (talk) 03:22, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Chris! We missed seeing you there. Hope all is well out east! StaceyEOB (talk) 00:39, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

L.A. event on Tuesday, January 20Edit

Wik-Ed Women editing session (1/20, 6-10pm)

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

Please join us at an event this coming Tuesday: the third Wik-Ed Women editing session will take place on January 20 from 6pm to 10pm at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive downtown. This series of informal get-togethers is designed to encourage Los Angeles women-in-the-arts (though all are welcome!) to contribute their expertise to Wikipedia, specifically expanding content about women artists. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:06, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

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LA edit-a-thons on February 14, 17, and 21Edit

Redondo Loves Wikipedia (2/14), Wik-Ed Women (2/17), and Unforgetting LA at the Getty (2/21)!

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The LA Wikipedia community has three events in mid-February -- please consider attending!

First, we have a Valentine's Day edit-a-thon appropriately named Redondo Loves Wikipedia, which will take place at the Redondo Beach Public Library from 10am to 1pm on Saturday, February 14. Join library staff, the Redondo Beach Historical Society, and others to help improve Wikipedia's coverage of Redondo Beach!

Second, we have a Wik-Ed Women editing session on Tuesday, February 17 from 6pm to 10pm at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive downtown. This series of informal get-togethers is designed to encourage Los Angeles women-in-the-arts (though all are welcome!) to contribute their expertise to Wikipedia, specifically expanding content about women artists.

Third, we have an Unforgetting LA event put on by East of Borneo in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute. Come help improve Wikipedia's coverage of LA design and architecture, and have an awesome free day at the museum -- parking will be validated for edit-a-thon participants! If you'd like to use particular books from GRI's great collection, be sure to email before 2/13 (instructions at event page).

And be sure to check out our main meetup page, because we already have three SoCal events scheduled for early March!

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WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 1Edit

Hi! Thank you for subscribing to the WikiProject X Newsletter. For our first issue...

Has WikiProject X changed the world yet? No.

We opened up shop last month and announced our existence to the world. Our first phase is the "research" phase, consisting mostly of reading and listening. We set up our landing page and started collecting stories. So far, 28 stories have been shared about WikiProjects, describing a variety of experiences across numerous WikiProjects. A recurring story involves a WikiProject that starts off strong but has trouble continuing to stay active. Most people describe using WikiProjects as a way to get feedback from other editors. Some quotes:

  • "Working on requested articles, utilising the reliable sources section, and having an active WikiProject to ask questions in really helped me learn how to edit Wikipedia and looking back I don't know how long I would have stayed editing without that project." – Sam Walton on WikiProject Video Games
  • "I believe that the main problem of the Wikiprojects is that they are complicated to use. There should be a a much simpler way to check what do do, what needs to be improved etc." – Tetra quark
  • "In the late 2000s, WikiProject Film tried to emulate WP:MILHIST in having coordinators and elections. Unfortunately, this was not sustainable and ultimately fell apart." – Erik

Of course, these are just anecdotes. While they demonstrate what is possible, they do not necessarily explain what is typical. We will be using this information in conjunction with a quantitative analysis of WikiProjects, as documented on Meta. Particularly, we are interested in the measurement of WikiProject activity as it relates to overall editing in that WikiProject's subject area.

We also have 50 people and projects signed up for pilot testing, which is an excellent start! (An important caveat: one person volunteering a WikiProject does not mean the WikiProject as a whole is interested; just that there is at least one person, which is a start.)

While carrying out our research, we are documenting the problems with WikiProjects and our ideas for making WikiProjects better. Some ideas include better integration of existing tools into WikiProjects, recommendations of WikiProjects for people to join, and improved coordination with Articles for Creation. These are just ideas that may or may not make it to the design phase; we will see. We are also working with WikiProject Council to improve the directory of WikiProjects, with the goal of a reliable, self-updating WikiProject directory. Stay tuned! If you have any ideas, you are welcome to leave a note on our talk page.

That's all for now. Thank you for subscribing!

Harej 17:21, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

Thanks for all your help with the edit-a-thon at Whittier! And for all your work training us LA Wikipedians! Looking forward to many more editing parties!

AnitaConchita (talk) 02:26, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Hey, thanks for the kitteh! I love doing these events and I'm so glad you've been able to come out for them—a nice LA group we have! I think the next Unforgetting LA session will be May/June, so definitely then if not before. StaceyEOB (talk) 03:37, 9 March 2015 (UTC)


Nancy Buchanan articleEdit

Hi Stacy, I'm getting in touch with you in regards to your request "Hey this is Stacey from East of Borneo—I think you registered this account at our edit-a-thon at the GRI? KCRW is working on a story about our Art + Feminism meetup at LACMA today (were you there?) and would like to talk to you about an edit you made to the Nancy Buchanan article. I am having a hard time connecting the username to the face, but I'm sure we already know each other? Please get in touch with me if you're up to for discussing it (through Wikipedia, facebook, email, or however is easiest). Thanks! StaceyEOB (talk) 03:32, 9 March 2015 (UTC)"

I'm actually in Northern California, I was editing at the Art + Feminism meetup at CCA's Meyer Library in Oakland. So I don't think we've met, but nice to meet you now! I'd be happy to talk with you about the Nancy Buchanan article, but it sounds like the KCRW is focusing on the LACMA event? It's great that the Art + Feminism Editathon is getting media coverage! Let me know if I can tell you more, and if the Oakland event is out of range of your focus that's cool too. Best wishes Circa73 (talk) 15:34, 9 March 2015 (UTC)Circa73

LA edit-a-thons on March 18 (tomorrow!) and 28Edit

Wadewitz memorial edit-a-thon (3/18), Redondo Loves Wikipedia (3/28)

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The LA Wikipedia community has two events in this second half of March -- please consider attending!

First, there is a memorial edit-a-thon in honor of the prolific LA Wikipedian Adrianne Wadewitz, which is being held downtown on March 18 (tomorrow!) from noon to 8pm as a part of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies' annual conference. Please drop by to contribute your own work or teach other users how to write for Wikipedia.

Second, there will be an event at the Redondo Beach Public Library (following up on last month's session), in collaboration with the Redondo Beach Historical Society. Please join us from 10am to noon on Saturday, March 28 at the main branch of the Redondo Beach Public Library!

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:39, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

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WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 2Edit

For this month's issue...

Making sense of a lot of data.

Work on our prototype will begin imminently. In the meantime, we have to understand what exactly we're working with. To this end, we generated a list of 71 WikiProjects, based on those brought up on our Stories page and those who had signed up for pilot testing. For those projects where people told stories, we coded statements within those stories to figure out what trends there were in these stories. This approach allowed us to figure out what Wikipedians thought of WikiProjects in a very organic way, with very little by way of a structure. (Compare this to a structured interview, where specific questions are asked and answered.) This analysis was done on 29 stories. Codes were generally classified as "benefits" (positive contributions made by a WikiProject to the editing experience) and "obstacles" (issues posed by WikiProjects, broadly speaking). Codes were generated as I went along, ensuring that codes were as close to the original data as possible. Duplicate appearances of a code for a given WikiProject were removed.

We found 52 "benefit" statements encoded and 34 "obstacle" statements. The most common benefit statement referring to the project's active discussion and participation, followed by statements referring to a project's capacity to guide editor activity, while the most common obstacles made reference to low participation and significant burdens on the part of the project maintainers and leaders. This gives us a sense of WikiProjects' big strength: they bring people together, and can be frustrating to editors when they fail to do so. Meanwhile, it is indeed very difficult to bring editors together on a common interest; in the absence of a highly motivated core of organizers, the technical infrastructure simply isn't there.

We wanted to pair this qualitative study with quantitative analysis of a WikiProject and its "universe" of pages, discussions, templates, and categories. To this end I wrote a script called ProjAnalysis which will, for a given WikiProject page (e.g. Wikipedia:WikiProject Star Trek) and WikiProject talk-page tag (e.g. Template:WikiProject Star Trek), will give you a list of usernames of people who edited within the WikiProject's space (the project page itself, its talk page, and subpages), and within the WikiProject's scope (the pages tagged by that WikiProject, excluding the WikiProject space pages). The output is an exhaustive list of usernames. We ran the script to analyze our test batch of WikiProjects for edits between March 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015, and we subjected them to further analysis to only include those who made 10+ edits to pages in the projects' scope, those who made 4+ edits to the projects' space, and those who made 10+ edits to pages in scope but not 4+ edits to pages in the projects' space. This latter metric gives us an idea of who is active in a certain subject area of Wikipedia, yet who isn't actively engaging on the WikiProject's pages. This information will help us prioritize WikiProjects for pilot testing, and the ProjAnalysis script in general may have future life as an application that can be used by Wikipedians to learn about who is in their community.

Complementing the above two studies are a design analysis, which summarizes the structure of the different WikiProject spaces in our test batch, and the comprehensive census of bots and tools used to maintain WikiProjects, which will be finished soon. With all of this information, we will have a game plan in place! We hope to begin working with specific WikiProjects soon.

As a couple of asides...

  • Database Reports has existed for several years on Wikipedia to the satisfaction of many, but many of the reports stopped running when the Toolserver was shut off in 2014. However, there is good news: the weekly New WikiProjects and WikiProjects by Changes reports are back, with potential future reports in the future.
  • WikiProject X has an outpost on Wikidata! Check it out. It's not widely publicized, but we are interested in using Wikidata as a potential repository for metadata about WikiProjects, especially for WikiProjects that exist on multiple Wikimedia projects and language editions.

That's all for now. Thank you for subscribing! If you have any questions or comments, please share them with us.

Harej (talk) 01:44, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

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WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 3Edit

Greetings! For this month's issue...

We have demos!

After a lengthy research and design process, we decided for WikiProject X to focus on two things:

  • A WikiProject workflow that focuses on action items: discussions you can participate in and tasks you can perform to improve the encyclopedia; and
  • An automatically updating WikiProject directory that gives you lists of users participating in the WikiProject and editing in that subject area.

We have a live demonstration of the new WikiProject workflow at WikiProject Women in Technology, a brand new WikiProject that was set up as an adjunct to a related edit-a-thon in Washington, DC. The goal is to surface action items for editors, and we intend on doing that through automatically updated working lists. We are looking into using SuggestBot to generate lists of outstanding tasks, and we are looking into additional options for automatic worklist generation. This takes the burden off of WikiProject editors to generate these worklists, though there is also a "requests" section for Wikipedians to make individual requests. (As of writing, these automated lists are not yet live, so you will see a blank space under "edit articles" on the demo WikiProject. Sorry about that!) I invite you to check out the WikiProject and leave feedback on WikiProject X's talk page.

Once the demo is sufficiently developed, we will be working on a limited deployment on our pilot WikiProjects. We have selected five for the first round of testing based on the highest potential for impact and will scale up from there.

While a re-designed WikiProject experience is much needed, that alone isn't enough. A WikiProject isn't any good if people have no way of discovering it. This is why we are also developing an automatically updated WikiProject directory. This directory will surface project-related metrics, including a count of active WikiProject participants and of active editors in that project's subject area. The purpose of these metrics is to highlight how active the WikiProject is at the given point of time, but also to highlight that project's potential for success. The directory is not yet live but there is a demonstration featuring a sampling of WikiProjects.

Each directory entry will link to a WikiProject description page which automatically list the active WikiProject participants and subject-area article editors. This allows Wikipedians to find each other based on the areas they are interested in, and this information can be used to revive a WikiProject, start a new one, or even for some other purpose. These description pages are not online yet, but they will use this template, if you want to get a feel of what they will look like.

We need volunteers!

WikiProject X is a huge undertaking, and we need volunteers to support our efforts, including testers and coders. Check out our volunteer portal and see what you can do to help us!

As an aside...

Wouldn't it be cool if lists of requested articles could not only be integrated directly with WikiProjects, but also shared between WikiProjects? Well, we got the crazy idea of having experimental software feature Flow deployed (on a totally experimental basis) on the new Article Request Workshop, which seeks to be a place where editors can "workshop" article ideas before they get created. It uses Flow because Flow allows, essentially, section-level categorization, and in the future will allow "sections" (known as "topics" within Flow) to be included across different pages. What this means is that you have a recommendation for a new article tagged by multiple WikiProjects, allowing for the recommendation to appear on lists for each WikiProject. This will facilitate inter-WikiProject collaboration and will help to reduce duplicated work. The Article Request Workshop is not entirely ready yet due to some bugs with Flow, but we hope to integrate it into our pilot WikiProjects at some point.

Harej (talk) 00:57, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 4Edit

Newsletter • May/June 2015

Hello friends! We have been hard at work these past two months. For this report:

The directory is live!

For the first time, we are happy to bring you an exhaustive, comprehensive WikiProject Directory. This directory endeavors to list every single WikiProject on the English Wikipedia, including those that don't participate in article assessment. In constructing the broadest possible definition, we have come up with a list of approximately 2,600 WikiProjects. The directory tracks activity statistics on the WikiProject's pages, and, for where it's available, statistics on the number of articles tracked by the WikiProject and the number of editors active on those articles. Complementing the directory are description pages for each project, listing usernames of people active on the WikiProject pages and the articles in the WikiProject's scope. This will help Wikipedians interested in a subject find each other, whether to seek feedback on an article or to revive an old project. (There is an opt-out option.) We have also come up with listings of related WikiProjects, listing the ten most relevant WikiProjects based on what articles they have in common. We would like to promote WikiProjects as interconnected systems, rather than isolated silos.

A tremendous amount of work went into preparing this directory. WikiProjects do not consistently categorize their pages, meaning we had to develop our own index to match WikiProjects with the articles in their scope. We also had to make some adjustments to how WikiProjects were categorized; indeed, I personally have racked up a few hundred edits re-categorizing WikiProjects. There remains more work to be done to make the WikiProject directory truly useful. In the meantime, take a look and feel free to leave feedback at the WikiProject X talk page.

Stuff in the works!

What have we been working on?

  • A new design template—This has been in the works for a while, of course. But our goal is to design something that is useful and cleanly presented on all browsers and at all screen resolutions while working within the confines of what MediaWiki has to offer. Additionally, we are working on designs for the sub-components featured on the main project page.
  • A new WikiProject talk page banner in Lua—Work has begun on implementing the WikiProject banner in Lua. The goal is to create a banner template that can be usable by any WikiProject in lieu of having its own template. Work has slowed down for now to focus on higher priority items, but we are interested in your thoughts on how we could go about creating a more useful project banner. We have a draft module on Test Wikipedia, with a demonstration.
  • New discussion reports—We have over 4.8 million articles on the English Wikipedia, and almost as many talk pages as well. But what happens when someone posts on a talk page? What if no one is watching that talk page? We are currently testing out a system for an automatically-updating new discussions list, like RFC for WikiProjects. We currently have five test pages up for the WikiProjects on cannabis, cognitive science, evolutionary biology, and Ghana.
  • SuggestBot for WikiProjects—We have asked the maintainer of SuggestBot to make some minor adjustments to SuggestBot that will allow it to post regular reports to those WikiProjects that ask for them. Stay tuned!
  • Semi-automated article assessment—Using the new revision scoring service and another system currently under development, WikiProjects will be getting a new tool to facilitate the article assessment process by providing article quality/importance predictions for articles yet to be assessed. Aside from helping WikiProjects get through their backlogs, the goal is to help WikiProjects with collecting metrics and triaging their work. Semi-automation of this process will help achieve consistent results and keep the process running smoothly, as automation does on other parts of Wikipedia.

Want us to work on any other tools? Interested in volunteering? Leave a note on our talk page.

The WikiProject watchers report is back!

The database report which lists WikiProjects according to the number of watchers (i.e., people that have the project on their watchlist), is back! The report stopped being updated a year ago, following the deactivation of the Toolserver, but a replacement report has been generated.


Until next time, Harej (talk) 22:20, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

5th Annual WiknicEdit

5th Annual Wiknic (Saturday, July 11, 2015, ~9:30am-4pm)

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

You are cordinally invited to the fifth annual Los Angeles Wiknic!

The Wiknic is a part of the nationwide Great American Wiknic. We'll be grilling, getting to know each other better, and building the L.A. Wikipedia community! The event is tentatively planned for Pan-Pacific Park (map) and will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2014 from 9:30am to 4pm or so. Please RSVP and volunteer to bring food or drinks if possible!

I hope to see you there! Howcheng (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:41, 21 June 2015 (UTC) Join our Facebook group here! To opt out of future mailings about LA meetups, please remove your name from this list.

Wikinic rescheduledEdit

5th Annual Wiknic rescheduled to Saturday, July 25, 2015, ~9:30am-4pm

Due to a conflict with the Redondo Loves Wikipedia edit-a-thon, the fifth annual Los Angeles Wiknic has been rescheduled. As before, the location will be at Pan-Pacific Park (map) and will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 9:30am to 4pm or so. Please RSVP and volunteer to bring food or drinks if possible!

I hope to see you there! howcheng {chat} - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:28, 7 July 2015 (UTC) Join our Facebook group here! To opt out of future mailings about LA meetups, please remove your name from this list.

UnforgettingEdit

Was great to meet you at yesterday's edit-a-thon at the WCCW; 'unforgetting' is such a great moniker for these efforts. Until next time.Alafarge (talk) 15:22, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

October 2015: Women in Architecture editathon(s) with Guggenheim and EOBEdit

It's been great to see the pioneering series of editathons that you've been helping to organize in LA! I wonder if EOB and local Wikimedians might be interested in joining as partners for the Guggenheim's October 2015 campaign for Wikipedia:Meetup/Women in Architecture, for a topic that combines STEM with the arts. I think the Guggenheim has some contacts for potential venues in LA, but getting you good folks onboard would really ensure a successful event as part of an ongoing regional community effort. See also our NYC event.--Pharos (talk) 02:38, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi there! Sorry it took me a few days to get back. We have another edit-a-thon planned for October 3rd at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Library, so it may be a little tight; but I'd be happy to lead training sessions / facilitate if there's an organization that could take the lead on promoting, etc. Do you have a venue in mind or are you looking for suggestions? We did a meetup with the same theme at MAK Center in 2013, and they are great; though I might suggest reaching out to LACMA for this. They have a well-equipped Art + Technology lab / library and we partnered with them on the Art + Feminism meetup earlier this year. StaceyEOB (talk) 19:18, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

This Thursday: Women in Architecture edit-a-thon @ Getty CenterEdit

You are invited to join the Women in Architecture edit-a-thon @ Getty Center in LA on October 15! (drop-in any time, 10am-4pm)--Pharos (talk) 18:26, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 5Edit

Newsletter • October 2015

Hello there! Happy to be writing this newsletter once more. This month:

We did it!

In July, we launched five pilot WikiProjects: WikiProjects Cannabis, Evolutionary Biology, Ghana, Hampshire, and Women's Health. We also use the new design, named "WPX UI," on WikiProject Women in Technology, Women in Red, WikiProject Occupational Safety and Health. We are currently looking for projects for the next round of testing. If you are interested, please sign up on the Pilots page.

Shortly after our launch we presented at Wikimania 2015. Our slides are on Wikimedia Commons.

Then after all that work, we went through the process of figuring out whether we accomplished our goal. We reached out to participants on the redesigned WikiProjects, and we asked them to complete a survey. (If you filled out your survey—thank you!) While there are still some issues with the WikiProject tools and the new design, there appears to be general satisfaction (at least among those who responded). The results of the survey and more are documented in our grant report filed with the Wikimedia Foundation.

The work continues!

There is more work that needs to be done, so we have applied for a renewal of our grant. Comments on the proposal are welcome. We would like to improve what we have already started on the English Wikipedia and to also expand to Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata. Why those? Because they are multilingual projects and because there needs to be better coordination across Wikimedia projects. More details are available in the renewal proposal.

How can the Wikimedia Foundation support WikiProjects?

The Wikimedia Developer Summit will be held in San Francisco in January 2016. The recently established Community Tech team at the Wikimedia Foundation is interested in investigating what technical support they can provide for WikiProjects, i.e., support beyond just templates and bots. I have plenty of opinions myself, but I want to hear what you think. The session is being planned on Phabricator, the Wikimedia bug tracker. If you are not familiar with Phabricator, you can log in with your Wikipedia username and password through the "Login or Register: MediaWiki" button on the login page. Your feedback can help make editing Wikipedia a better experience.


Until next time,

Harej (talk) 09:03, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open!Edit

Hi,
You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:01, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 6Edit

Newsletter • January 2016

Hello there! Happy to be writing this newsletter once more. This month:

What comes next

Some good news: the Wikimedia Foundation has renewed WikiProject X. This means we can continue focusing on making WikiProjects better.

During our first round of work, we created a prototype WikiProject based on two ideas: (1) WikiProjects should clearly present things for people to do, and (2) The content of WikiProjects should be automated as much as possible. We launched pilots, and for the most part it works. But this approach will not work for the long term. While it makes certain aspects of running a WikiProject easier, it makes the maintenance aspects harder.

We are working on a major overhaul that will address these issues. New features will include:

  • Creating WikiProjects by simply filling out a form, choosing which reports you want to generate for your project. This will work with existing bots in addition to the Reports Bot reports. (Of course, you can also have sections curated by humans.)
  • One-click button to join a WikiProject, with optional notifications.
  • Be able to define your WikiProject's scope within the WikiProject itself by listing relevant pages and categories, eliminating the need to tag every talk page with a banner. (You will still be allowed to do that, of course. It just won't be required.)

The end goal is a collaboration tool that can be used by WikiProjects but also by any edit-a-thon or group of people that want to coordinate on improving articles. Though implemented as an extension, the underlying content will be wikitext, meaning that you can continue to use categories, templates, and other features as you normally would.

This will take a lot of work, and we are just getting started. What would you like to see? I invite you to discuss on our talk page.


Until next time,

Harej (talk) 02:53, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 7Edit

Newsletter • February 2016

This month:

One database for Wikipedia requests

Development of the extension for setting up WikiProjects, as described in the last issue of this newsletter, is currently underway. No terribly exciting news on this front.

In the meantime, we are working on a prototype for a new service we hope to announce soon. The problem: there are requests scattered all across Wikipedia, including requests for new articles and requests for improvements to existing articles. We Wikipedians are very good at coming up with lists of things to do. But once we write these lists, where do they end up? How can we make them useful for all editors—even those who do not browse the missing articles lists, or the particular WikiProjects that have lists?

Introducing Wikipedia Requests, a new tool to centralize the various lists of requests around Wikipedia. Requests will be tagged by category and WikiProject, making it easier to find requests based on what your interests are. Accompanying this service will be a bot that will let you generate reports from this database on any wiki page, including WikiProjects. This means that once a request is filed centrally, it can syndicated all throughout Wikipedia, and once it is fulfilled, it will be marked as "complete" throughout Wikipedia. The idea for this service came about when I saw that it was easy to put together to-do lists based on database queries, but it was harder to do this for human-generated requests when those requests are scattered throughout the wiki, siloed throughout several pages. This should especially be useful for WikiProjects that have overlapping interests.

The newsletter this month is fairly brief; not a lot of news, just checking in to say that we are hard at work and hope to have more for you soon.

Until next time,

Harej (talk) 01:44, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

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WIR A+FEdit

Hoping you enjoyed the recently-held in-person Art+Feminism meetup,
we cordially invite you continue your participation by joining the
worldwide virtual online event
hosted by Women in Red.
March 2016 (Women's History Month)

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Wik-Ed Women Session #5Edit

Wik-Ed Women Session #5

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

I would like to personally invite you to the March edition of the Wik-Ed Women meetup, which will take place on March 15, from 6-10 in the evening. It will occur at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, 2245 E Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90021 (downtown LA -- map). The building has a pink top with old signage for American Accessories, Inc. dba Princess Accessories (Photos [PDF]). There is on-site parking in the back, which also has an entrance. If you cannot attend in person, you are more than willing to work remotely, as we appreciate all help that you can provide. Finally, here is a link to the Facebook event, in case you want to invite friends, as we are always looking for new editors to help expand coverage of women on Wikipedia!

I hope to see you there! Cosmicphantom (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:55, 15 March 2016 (UTC)

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WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 8Edit

Newsletter • March / April 2016

This month:

Transclude article requests anywhere on Wikipedia

In the last issue of the WikiProject X Newsletter, I discussed the upcoming Wikipedia Requests system: a central database for outstanding work on Wikipedia. I am pleased to announce Wikipedia Requests is live! Its purpose is to supplement automatically generated lists, such as those from SuggestBot, Reports bot, or Wikidata. It is currently being demonstrated on WikiProject Occupational Safety and Health (which I work on as part of my NIOSH duties) and WikiProject Women scientists.

Adding a request is as simple as filling out a form. Just go to the Add form to add your request. Adding sources will help ensure that your request is fulfilled more quickly. And when a request is fulfilled, simply click "mark as complete" and it will be removed from all the lists it's on. All at the click of a button! (If anyone is concerned, all actions are logged.)

With this new service is a template to transclude these requests: {{Wikipedia Requests}}. It's simple to use: add the template to a page, specifying article=, category=, or wikiproject=, and the list will be transcluded. For example, for requests having to do with all living people, just do {{Wikipedia Requests|category=Living people}}. Use these lists on WikiProjects but also for edit-a-thons where you want a convenient list of things to do on hand. Give it a shot!

Help us build our list!

The value of Wikipedia Requests comes from being a centralized database. The long work to migrating individual lists into this combined list is slowly underway. As of writing, we have 883 open tasks logged in Wikipedia Requests. We need your help building this list.

If you know of a list of missing articles, or of outstanding tasks for existing articles, that you would like to migrate to this new system, head on over to Wikipedia:Wikipedia Requests#Transition project and help out. Doing this will help put your list in front of more eyes—more than just your own WikiProject.

An open database means new tools

WikiProject X maintains a database that associates article talk pages (and draft talk pages) with WikiProjects. This database powers many of the reports that Reports bot generates. However, until very recently, this database was not made available to others who might find its data useful. It's only common sense to open up the database and let others build tools with it.

And indeed: Citation Hunt, the game to add citations to Wikipedia, now lets you filter by WikiProject, using the data from our database.

Are you a tool developer interested in using this? Here are some details: the database resides on Tool Labs with the name s52475__wpx_p. The table that associates WikiProjects with articles and drafts is called projectindex. Pages are stored by talk page title but in the future this should change. Have fun!

On the horizon
  • The work on the CollaborationKit extension continues. The extension will initially focus on reducing template and Lua bloat on WikiProjects (especially our WPX UI demonstration projects), and will from there create custom interfaces for creating and maintaining WikiProjects.
  • The WikiCite meeting will be in Berlin in May. The goal of the meeting is to figure out how to build a bibliographic database for use on the Wikimedia projects. This fits in quite nicely with WikiProject X's work: we want to make it easier for people to find things to work on, and with a powerful, open bibliographic database, we can build recommendations for sources. This feature was requested by the Wikipedia Library back in September, and this meeting is a major next step. We look forward to seeing what comes out of this meeting.


Until next time,

Harej (talk) 01:29, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 9Edit

Newsletter • May / June 2016

Check out this month's issue of the WikiProject X newsletter, featuring the first screenshot of our new CollaborationKit software!

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Come and join us at the WiknicEdit

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LA Meetup: September 7 edit-a-thon near DTLA

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Wikipedia Day LA, March 31Edit

Wikipedia Day LA 2018

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Arts Datathon!Edit

LA County Civic Arts Datathon!
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Are you having fun yet?Edit

Sorry about that revert. Some troll got in the middle. ---Coffeeandcrumbs 04:49, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

No problem! I've been offline for a bit and really bad at following the revision history anyways! StaceyEOB (talk) 06:23, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

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August and New Achievements at Women in RedEdit

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An exciting new month for Women in Red!


August 2018 worldwide online editathons:
New: Indigenous women Women of marginalized populations Women writers Geofocus: Bottom 10
Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative
Notable women, broadly-construed!



For the first time, this month we are trying out our Monthly achievement initiative

  • All creators of new biographies can keep track of their progress and earn virtual awards.
  • It can be used in conjunction with the above editathons or for any women's biography created in August.
  • Try it out when you create your first biography of the month.

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Thanks!Edit

Thanks for leading up the Wikipedia editing workshop at Cuties tonight! EndlessLupita (talk) 04:30, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

Great to meet you! StaceyEOB (talk) 04:32, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

7th Annual Los Angeles WiknicEdit

It's the 7th Annual Los Angeles Wiknic!

Sunday, September 30, 11:00-4:00 PM
Pan Pacific Park, 7600 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Hang out. Consume crowd-sourced BBQ! Bask in the glory of late September in Los Angeles (and the glory
of our new user group, Wikimedians of Los Angeles).
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Invitation to attend a Southern California Regional mini UnconferenceEdit

Who: All Wikipedians & Wikimedians

What: Southern California Regional mini Unconference.

When: Sunday 3 March 2019, 2:00PM PST / 1400 until 4:10PM PST / 1610

Where: Philippe's at Chinatown, Los Angeles

Sponsor: San Diego Wikimedians User Group ( US-SAN )

Your host: RightCowLeftCoast (talk · contribs)

Please add your username to our attendees list so we know how many will be attending, due to the limited size of the cafe.

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Wikipedia Day LA, February 24, 2019Edit

Wikipedia Day LA 2019
Consider the Source

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Sunday, February 24, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

The Ace Hotel (DTLA)

929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

For more details or to sign up, see Wikipedia Day LA, or RSVP via Eventbrite.

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Discussion at Wikipedia talk:Meetup/Los Angeles/March 2019Edit

  You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Meetup/Los Angeles/March 2019. RightCowLeftCoast (Moo) 04:09, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Art + Feminism 2019Edit

Art+Feminism 2019 Los Angeles Events!

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

You are invited to join Art+Feminism's annual worldwide Wikipedia edit-a-thon and help close Wikipedia's gender gap at one of these Los Angeles–area museums this March! RSVP/Details here.

  • Sunday, March 3: The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (DTLA), Noon–5p. Focus: Women+Comedy.
  • Saturday, March 9: Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College (Monterey Park), Noon–4p. Focus: Latinx+Non-Binary Artists.
  • Sunday, March 10: Hammer Museum (Westwood), Noon–5p. Focus: Women+Film+Media
  • Sunday, March 17: LACMA (Miracle Mile), Noon–5p. Focus: Women+Design+Craft
  • Sunday, March 31: California African American Museum (Exposition Park/USC), 1–4p. Focus: Women of CAAM.

These Los Angeles events are co-hosted by online magazine East of Borneo and include step-by-step Wikipedia instruction for beginners. Bring your laptop or tablet computer and any reference materials you'd like to work from or share. People of all gender expressions and identities are encouraged to attend.

I hope to see you there! StaceyEOB (talk) - MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:06, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Hi there, please close the table the next time by adding |} under your message. DutchTom (talk) 16:49, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Real Life Barnstar
For your efforts to organize events in the Greater Los Angeles area (and elsewhere), which has led to dozens of people having joined the editing community of Wikipedia, I hereby present to you this barnstar. May it show all your hard work and dedication to Wikipedia. RightCowLeftCoast (Moo) 00:56, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, User:RightCowLeftCoast! I was happy to see you and Dr. Mel up here and sorry to miss Philippe's (my pup needed dinner after that long day). Excited about more possibilities to bring the regions together under a SoCal focus. And nice to see you on the West Coast instead of DC! :P StaceyEOB (talk) 01:00, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

Unclosed tableEdit

Hi. The "Art + Feminism" section you added to my talk page at 2019-03-03T04:05Z was missing the closing |}, causing all following text (even other sections) to be within the gray box. FYI, in case it was generated with a script that you plan to re-use. —[AlanM1(talk)]— 00:44, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, AlanM1! I've heard this from others. I didn't send it out myself but pinging JSFarman and CalliopeJen1, who may be able to help with any changes to the template. Sorry for the error! StaceyEOB (talk) 01:01, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
OMG. That was my mistake, and I gotta say, it's a doozy. There must be a way to send another mass message that will fix the issue. Apologies. Investigating! JSFarman (talk) 01:25, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
Kind of weird that we didn’t get the message that way (or did we? Looks ok on mine but maybe was fixed. Did that happen on your page, Julie? Weird.) StaceyEOB

Looks like DutchTom fixed Stacey's here. I'd guess that you can send another message with a |} in it (on a line by itself; maybe followed by a short explanation). It's technically an error to have an extra table close, but parsers generally tend to just ignore extra closing tags for tags that are not open. It doesn't seem to do anything bad here:

|}

Maybe do a small test group first. —[AlanM1(talk)]— 02:10, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the credits AlenM1 ;-) I saw it on another page so I decided to close it overhere and added the message. But StaceyEOB did not appear to see it. I'm only active on NL-Wikipedia so I did not make a big thing of it here. I hope there will be a solution for you guys. DutchTom (talk) 02:34, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
I'm sorry again. Another user sent it out for me. And it was only meant for the LA Meetup group, so it's terribly embarrassing if this was sent far and wide. I don't know what happened. Sorry again. StaceyEOB (talk) 03:41, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
I sent it, and it only went to the LA Meetup list. (04:05, 3 March 2019 JSFarman (talk | contribs) sent a message to Wikipedia:Meetup/LA/Invites (Art + Feminism 2019). If it's showing up for people not on the LA invite list, there's a bug. JSFarman (talk) 05:33, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

"confirmed" flag for event attendeesEdit

Hello StaceyEOB, please review the event coordinator policy regarding setting the "confirmed" flag on event attendees. As an event coordinator, you must use the "expiration" option with a period of 10 days or less when manually confirming event attendees. So long as the attendees are active (making at least 10 edits) they will automatically be upgraded to "autoconfirmed" in 4 days. I went though your last batch of non-expiring grants and set expirations for 10 days from today. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 15:43, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, I wasn't sure how to fix those. It would be great if they indicated it in some way as part of the interface, too. StaceyEOB (talk) 16:35, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
We're thinking about moving that process to the Program and Events Dashboard. We just moved "account creation" there (if you use PEM you can create unlimited accounts via the dashboard now). — xaosflux Talk 01:58, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Manual confirmationsEdit

Hello StaceyEOB, please review Wikipedia:Event_coordinator#Granting_confirmed_status. As an event coordinator, you may only grant manual confirmed status to accounts for up to 10 days. I've corrected the indefinite grants you issued. Thank you, — xaosflux Talk 13:41, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Just saw this was previously brought up, please ensure you are compliant with the policy on this in the future. — xaosflux Talk 13:43, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
Is there a way for event coordinators to fix this directly?StaceyEOB (talk) 16:44, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Women in Red April EventsEdit

April 2019, Volume 5, Issue 4, Numbers 107, 108, 114, 115, 116, 117


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UC Irvine edit-a-thon on May 17, 2019Edit

UC Irvine edit-a-thon on May 17, 2019

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

You are cordially invited to an edit-a-thon this Friday in Orange County, focused on gender equity. The event is a collaboration between UCI and Women in Red.

Friday, May 17, 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm PDT (UTC-7)

Langson Library, Room 228, at University of California, Irvine

Points of contact:

For more details, including the registration link, please see the meetup page. Everyone is welcome! We hope to see you there.

--Rosiestep (talk) 00:36, 14 May 2019 (UTC) via MassMessaging

Southern California Wiknic & Bonfire invitationEdit

270° panorama overlooking La Jolla Shores Beach as seen from the Martin Johnson House, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, during a late August sunset. Photo by Gregg M. Erickson

Who: All members of the public

What: Southern California Wiknic & Bonfire.

When: Sunday 1 September 2019, 2:00PM PDT / 1400 until 10:00PM PDT / 2200

Where: La Jolla Shores

Sponsor: San Diego Wikimedians User Group ( US-SAN )

Your host: RightCowLeftCoast (talk · contribs)

Please add your username to our attendees list so we know how many will be attending, and please add your intended potluck contribution to the list.

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