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DYK for George G. EitelEdit

 On 26 October 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article George G. Eitel, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Minneapolis surgeon George G. Eitel (pictured) was falsely rumored to have been shot at sunrise at Fort Snelling? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/George G. Eitel. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, George G. Eitel), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:01, 26 October 2018 (UTC)

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DYK nom for Solar storm of August 1972Edit

The issues raised in the DYK review seem readily resolvable. For the hooks being too long, if we choose to shorten, I would say retain the record speed and detonations of the mines, and to dump mention of the other technological disruptions which occur with other storms and thus aren't unique. Evolauxia (talk) 00:18, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Please go ahead and edit your hooks. (Both of mine are 200 chars or less.) Sorry studies prevent my getting into that today. Also, I had left you a note on the talk page. Thanks. -SusanLesch (talk) 04:11, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
P.S. Yes I agree with you. We can just use the record speed and the mines. -SusanLesch (talk) 14:55, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Chembox assistanceEdit

Howdy! Based on some of your recent edits and your interest in the Chemistry Project, I'm hoping you might be interested in helping me out with something. I'm working on building a {{Infobox}} based replacement for {{Chembox}}. I have a working proof of concept at {{Infobox chemical}}. Looking for some expert opinions and feedback. If you have any interest, please let me know. Feel free to disregard this message. :-) (P.S. Happy thanksgiving if you are in the USA!) --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 19:23, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

For qualityEdit

  The Userpage Barnstar
By the authority vested in me by myself it gives me great pleasure to present you with this barnstar in recognition of your classy and engrossing user page. I am sure that I am only one of very many who have spent an enjoyable half hour browsing through it. Gog the Mild (talk) 20:02, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Far out. Thank you, Gog the Mild! -SusanLesch (talk) 20:17, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

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Lois GrahamEdit

Hi--thank you very much for taking the time to review the DYK nom! I revised (diffs) per your suggestions (and also tweaked some other stuff). What do you think? Also, what do you think about combining hook1 and alt2 into: ... that no woman in the US was awarded a PhD in mechanical engineering until Lois Graham became the first in 1959? I'm not sure if I'm supposed to post this on the DYK nom page, or here or elsewhere, so sorry if this is the wrong place. Thanks again! Levivich (talk) 04:27, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for helping me with this! Especially the sandbox!
  • Edited copyvio issues and reduced the quote down to where Earwig is at 74%. I don't know if you think I reduced the quote properly (i.e., left "the best part"), or if you even think that quote needs to be there at all (I mean the last one, which was the long one). All the Earwig problems now are proper nouns, quotes, and "first woman in the United States" and "PhD in mechanical engineering." I don't think it's actually a copyright violation, though?
  • Incorporated your edits for STEM, Degrees awarded, and the lead.
  • Citations... here is what it looked like before I bundled citations (an older draft): diff That's a mess. But being a new editor, I feel so clueless about proper sourcing, particularly where I'm writing about a somewhat obscure topic that is not well covered in traditional RSes, so I'm kind of stitching together multiple kinds of sources (her own interview, her employer/alma maters, small newspapers, a family death notice, brief mentions in published books/journals). Without an encyclopedia article, full book chapter, or New York Times profile to sort of rely on, I'm not sure which of a bunch of second-tier sources should stay and which should go. Specific questions:
  1. Generally speaking, should it be left at paragraph-level cites, or should it be sentence cites? I did paragraph cites except direct quotes and potential controversial statements.
  2. Better to expand the description of the sources in the bundled cite (For RPI:', etc.), or split apart the bundled cite?
  3. Are there sources that can just go? You can see in the unbundled version linked to above that a lot of the sources provide the same information, so we don't need all of them, probably one or two would be enough? But I'm not sure which sources from the ones used are "more" or "less" reliable.
  4. Are the statements from RPI/IIT's website sufficient on their own? Under WP:SELF? Or are they not independent and thus not good enough to stand on their own? What about ASHRAE and SWE?
  5. What about her interview and family death notice? I see these as the least reliable, but they also provide the most information in one place.
  6. What about North Country Now? I can't tell if this is a reliable source or not.
  • In sum I'd appreciate guidance on whether I should cite every sentence; expand the bundle or unbundle; and/or delete any sources in favor of others when there is overlap
  • Tartan: Wow, good eye... and small world!
Thanks again. Levivich (talk) 22:07, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, didn't mean to skip the first paragraph; fixed that, with some slight rewording to get earwig down a bit more (now 62.1%). I also unbundled the cites and added some more detail about her early life. How's it look? Your comments have been very helpful, I think it's gotten much better! Levivich (talk) 02:07, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

Thank you again for all of your help! Levivich (talk) 15:32, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day 2019Edit

There's discussion at Wikipedia talk:Meetup/Minnesota of a celebration in the Twin Cities on January 19. It would be great if that fits your schedule. Jonathunder (talk) 01:35, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Solar storm of August 1972Edit

 On 15 December 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Solar storm of August 1972, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a record-breaking solar storm of August 1972 is thought to have caused the spontaneous detonation of numerous U.S. Navy sea mines in North Vietnam? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Solar storm of August 1972. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Solar storm of August 1972), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 12:01, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a PresidentEdit

 On 19 December 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Kathleen Hall Jamieson (pictured), author of Cyberwar, thinks it "highly probable" that Russia changed the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 12:01, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

On the main page! Woo!Edit

Just wanted to say thank you for your help with the Lois Graham DYK nom! Levivich (talk) 02:21, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

Congrats! Well done Levivich. -SusanLesch (talk) 22:09, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

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MeetupEdit

So nice to see you on Saturday and thank you for the lovely cake. Chocolate is my favorite and I went home with the pipe character and the W. Feel free to email me sometime if you would like. Jonathunder (talk) 19:08, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

Jonathunder, thank you for the invitation. You're welcome for the cake. I was so happy to see you, thought maybe the southern Minnesota snowstorm had stopped you. It's unlikely I will ever email but I did sign up for the user group mailing list. Best wishes. -SusanLesch (talk) 15:02, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi Susan, it was nice to meet you too. I don't really get on wiki that much for editing so I am not sure if I will keep this up or not. I really like the fact that you are taking a class in statistics. Lifelong learning is great. I sort of lag in this department too. If you are bored sometime, feel free to light a fire under me to do something ;-) Mindbodyfuse (talk) 05:03, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

List of works questionsEdit

Hi Susan, I hope all is well. I have a question I was hoping you could answer (I can't find the answer in any of the documentation). I'm working on a BLP of a scholar who is notable specifically for her scholarship. She has 400+ papers published in journals, 200+ of which are refereed. How many do I list in "List of selected works" (FYI, aside from the journal articles, there are also books and non-journal articles)? She has 7 works that have 500+ cites, ~20 works that have 250+ cites, and ~50 works that have 100+ cites. (She has 20,000+ total cites on Google scholar.) Should I:

  • List works that have been cited more than XXX times (and if so, what should XXX be–what's "a lot"?)
  • List the top XX works (again, how many?)
  • List works in which she is the primary author (I don't like this because in many of her most notable works–even the ones attached to her name–she is not the primary author, as she always seems to collaborate, especially in her later career)
  • Something else

Also, is Google Scholar an acceptable metric, or should I go a different website (she is a transportation scholar writing mostly about commuting and telecommuting)? If there is a policy/guideline/essay or something on this that I missed that you can point me to, I'd be very appreciative. If not, what is the usual practice or your recommendation? Thanks! Levivich? ! 19:55, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi, Levivich. Sorry I don't know the answer specifically so this is a guess. I would be sure to give the total number of papers she has written. Google Scholar is a fine source, so yes, you could mention the total number of cites. I would put her writing in a list of works, both books and articles, maybe titled "Selected publications." One thing you could do is mask her name in a repetitive list using author-mask=1 from the template cite journal. Good luck with your article. -SusanLesch (talk) 23:07, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
P.S. Maybe just give the 7 papers that are cited 500 or more times. You could note that in the list. -SusanLesch (talk) 00:18, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
Good ideas! I think I'll do those 7 top ones, plus a few others that were specifically discussed by other RSes. Thanks for the help! Levivich? ! 01:00, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use File:DT Suzuki by Okamura.jpgEdit

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Invereshie and Inshriach National Nature ReserveEdit

Thanks for the review. Regarding the photo, I could have used it, but as this was my first attempt at DYK, and I wasn't quite sure what I was doing, I kept it simple. I guess it's too late now it's been approved? Grinner (talk) 07:04, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

It would be great if you could add the photo, I wouldn't know where to add it to. Thanks so much for your help. Grinner (talk) 12:56, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for adding the image, and for your kind words about the article. Grinner (talk) 16:05, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Ida DorseyEdit

 On 7 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ida Dorsey, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ...that Ida Dorsey built the last standing bordello (pictured) from Minneapolis' three red-light districts? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ida Dorsey. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ida Dorsey), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 12:01, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

Fascinating bit of Minnesota history I had never heard. Nice work on the DYK. Jonathunder (talk) 15:09, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. If you know anybody at the National Register of Historic Places kindly put in a good word for her building! -SusanLesch (talk) 15:22, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
It is a lovely building. I see she was buried in Lakewood Cemetery. A photo of her grave could add to the article on her. Jonathunder (talk) 19:58, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
Yes, she's right across the street from the Dunwoodys. I will grab an extra vase next time and maybe get a picture if nobody else does first. P.S. Sorry I forgot. Probably I can't make it there until summer 2020. -SusanLesch (talk) 02:15, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
I'll try to get one this summer. Jonathunder (talk) 15:03, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

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KudosEdit

If I were Gerda, I'd send you an "Awesome Wikipedian" award (even though I shy away from the word "awesome"). Since I'm neither Gerda nor awesome, I'll just say thanks for consistently showing basic good sense. – Sca (talk) 15:07, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

Sorry about that. One false move and all was lost. -SusanLesch (talk) 23:04, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

BobEdit

You might like to weigh in on this. Sca (talk) 18:11, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

Solved! Thank you for your help. I joined WP:DYLAN. -SusanLesch (talk) 22:09, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
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