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August 2018 at Women in RedEdit

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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Tsitsi DangarembgaEdit

Thanks for improving the lead on Tsitsi Dangarembga. I was not aware of that information.

I have a question. At the beginning of the month, I was creating articles on African filmmakers and noting them on both Africa and Film editathon pages. I then considered that counts of women on these editathon pages would be summarized at the end of the month. I could be causing double-counting of articles, so I started adding bios to only one page. I see that you added TD to the film page.

My question: Is it ok to put an article on more than one editathon page if that person can assigned to more than one category? thnx MauraWen (talk) 12:43, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

Sure Maura, those pages are not used in our most accurate stats - except for sharing our achievements. It helps others to swing in and help as I hope I did here. The main figures come from Wikidata which counts up all the biogs and counts all the gender=female or gender=not male (not sure which - obvs latter is better). She seems to have a lot going for her being first in some things and best in others. I was thinking that I should read the book. I updated the article on "the" book which is where I think I found the extra facts. Your work got 1,000s of tweets. Great work. Victuallers (talk) 14:19, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

Where is the gender=female on a page - I want to make sure I'm putting the data in properly so that it IS counted. ☕ Antiqueight chatter 18:29, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
@Victuallers and Antiqueight: I just started to read Tsitsi's book this weekend! That is what I love about writing articles on Wikipedia, it takes me to new subjects, people and places that I want to learn more about.
Gender=female, Isn't that taken care of on the talk page for a biography, as in Women =Y? MauraWen (talk) 09:44, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
Ah Duh!! Of course - yes. It would be. I was trying to think where on the article it was but it is on the talk page. Grand so - I think I have mine all done. Though now I'm wondering - I wrote a page for a non-binary person - does theirs get picked up because the page doesn't say gender= male or is there a term that should be on the talk page to identify this? ☕ Antiqueight chatter 11:32, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
Ummm no, I think. The important record of her gender is held here. This is a pretty subtle recording that aims to deal with non-binary, but its very complete. This record MAY come from the en:wiki or it may come from a wiki in another language or from an individual editor or data being loaded from a good source like the ODNB. One of the great starts for Women in Red was having this data and tools were built to improve its recording. There are only about 10,000 people who have no gender recorded (which is pretty small for 1.5m biogs). HTH Victuallers (talk) 12:18, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
Wait -so, should I be updating wikidata for every article I write? I'm not entirely sure how easiest to do that - certainly it wasn't something I did when I started. Help? ☕ Antiqueight chatter 12:27, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
I do - I actually created it first and use a pool called "prepbio" to create my first draft. Victuallers (talk) 09:40, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Vanessa KingoriEdit

 

The article Vanessa Kingori has been proposed for deletion because it appears to have no references. Under Wikipedia policy, this biography of a living person will be deleted after seven days unless it has at least one reference to a reliable source that directly supports material in the article.

If you created the article, please don't be offended. Instead, consider improving the article. For help on inserting references, see Referencing for beginners, or ask at the help desk. Once you have provided at least one reliable source, you may remove the {{prod blp/dated}} tag. Please do not remove the tag unless the article is sourced. If you cannot provide such a source within seven days, the article may be deleted, but you can request that it be undeleted when you are ready to add one. —SerialNumber54129 paranoia /cheap sh*t room 14:54, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Katherine MonbiotEdit

Hi, My article has been nominated for deletion. I am unclear as to what is the problem, as I thought a world champion was notable enough, and I don't understand the comment about the references I had. Can you help and explain to me why it was nominated? Thanks Golan's mom (talk) 04:35, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Hi @אמא של גולן: Sorry I saw your note, went to look and then got distracted. The arm wrestling is reffed but doesnt seem to be well covered and the association that she is chair of does not seem to have an address, employees etc. This makes the notability tricky but not insurmountable. Sadly the page on the arm wresting contest doesnt namecheck the women. Might be good to sort that out. I certainly think that world champions are notable assuming that the championship was representative - and not like the us baseball "world series" or a small village that has the "world" spider eating contest. Hope that helps Victuallers (talk) 17:16, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for the explanation! Golan's mom (talk) 07:10, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

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Rosina Emmet Sherwood updatingEdit

Hi Victuallers! Do you know how to link this sister project: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Woman_of_the_Century/Rosina_Emmet_Sherwood to Rosina Emmet Sherwood's page? I think I have seen it done on other pages, but can't quite find an example after surfing around. Thanks for checking. WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 21:47, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

nevermind...I think I've got it. Sorry to bother you. WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 01:16, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Israel Prize ceremony, 2013 D1125-088.jpgEdit

Hi, would you be able to make a portrait crop of the 5th man from right (with the big toothy smile) so I can use it in Chaim Topol? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 20:25, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

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Eulàlia LledóEdit

Hang on, are you sure they don't award doctorates in love languages? Nick Number (talk) 17:39, 25 August 2018 (UTC) I think you'll find I was given the last one Nick :) Victuallers (talk) 17:40, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

Photo helpEdit

 
"The Southern Plains Indian Museum displays richly varied arts of western Oklahoma tribal peoples including the Kiowa, Comanche, Kiowa-Apache, Southern Cheyenne, Southern Arapaho, Wichita, Caddo, Delaware, and Ft. Still Apache. Their historic clothing, shields, weapons, baby carriers, and toys highlight the exhibits"

You know I am terrible with photos. I think this one [1] is usable on the article I wrote for the Southern Plains Indian Museum, but I want to make sure. It has the logo on it for the Indian Arts and Crafts Board which is an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior and it is on a government website. Does that make it usable for commons? SusunW (talk) 19:36, 25 August 2018 (UTC) Fine Victuallers (talk) 12:48, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

September 2018 at Women in RedEdit

September is an exciting new month for Women in Red's worldwide online editathons!



New: Women currently in academics Women + Law Geofocus: Hispanic countries

Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative

Check it out: Monthly achievement initiative

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Mary Shuttleworth BodenEdit

In working my way through Chapin's Thumb Nail Sketches of White Ribbon Women, I came across Mary Shuttleworth Boden, a woman from Derby, and created her article. If you have time, inclination, plus access to images and/or additional sources, it would be grand if you would collaborate on this one. Thanks, --Rosiestep (talk) 23:35, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Thanks, Roger. Now: "ORES predicted quality: C-Class article C (2.87)". --Rosiestep (talk) 18:18, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

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Getting quality snapshotsEdit

Thanks for adding quality Nigerian images to Commons/Wikipedia. I understand the copyright guidelines concerning videos that are eligible for snaps, but what I want to know is the software you use for taking your snaps that ensures high quality images. Regards. HandsomeBoy (talk) 09:36, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

Hi Handsome Boy. Thanks for noticing! No complex software used. I just full screen the video and then "prt sc" print screen. You need to load these up with the templates YouTube and License Review and make sure the screen grab shows the time in the video. I then crop it after it has been over checked for its license. The only really good source I have found is NdaniTV, but if you know of others ... Victuallers (talk) 09:58, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. HandsomeBoy (talk) 10:14, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

AfroCine: Join us for the Months of African Cinema in October!Edit

Greetings!

You are receiving this message because your username or portal was listed as a participant of a WikiProject that is related to Africa, the Carribean, Cinema or theatre.

This is to introduce you to a new Wikiproject called AfroCine. This new project is dedicated to improving the Wikipedia coverage of the history, works, people, places, events, etc, that are associated with the cinema, theatre and arts of Africa, African countries, the carribbean, and the diaspora. If you would love to be part of this or you're already contributing in this area, kindly list your name as a participant on the project page here.

Furthermore, In the months of October and November, the WikiProject is organizing a global on-wiki contest and edit-a-thon tagged: The Months of African Cinema. If you would love to join us for this exciting event, also list your username as a participant for this event here. In preparation for the contest, please do suggest relevant articles that need to be created or expanded in different countries, during this event!

If you have any questions, complaints, suggestions, etc., please reach out to me personally on my talkpage! Cheers!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 20:50, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: August 2018Edit





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100,000 edits milestoneEdit

  100,000 edits barnstar
This barnstar marks a special moment in your wiki career: you have just completed 100,000 edits. It's been a long road since your first one on 2006-10-27. I hope you feel proud of what you have accomplished and that you recognize that you are changing the world in a positive way with these contributions. Congratulations, Roger! Well done; and don't stop! I look forward to working with you during the next 100,000. Rosiestep (talk) 15:13, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

Thanks Rosie, I particularly appreciate this milestone barnstar. Thanks for your camaraderie. Victuallers (talk) 17:14, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

@Rosiestep: You beat me to the 100K punch! Victuallers: let me just pile on....

  100000 Edits
Congratulations on reaching 100000 edits. You have achieved a milestone that only 515 editors have been able to accomplish. The Wikipedia Community thanks you for your continuing efforts. Keep up the good work!

-- Dolotta (talk) 18:03, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Thank you Dolotta - your own edit count looks very quick and I think you'll get there much quicker than the 11-12 years it took me. I am curious as to what the 100,000 measures... is it en:wiki edits in article space? Cheers (from one of the 515) Victuallers (talk) 06:52, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
  • I usually go by this list which I believe uses the same calculation used to come up with the number on your preferences screen -- all of the live & deleted edits to the English Wikipedia. -- Dolotta (talk) 13:18, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

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October 2018 at Women in RedEdit

Please join us... We have four new topics for Women in Red's worldwide online editathons in October!



New: Clubs Science fiction + fantasy STEM The Mediterranean

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Welcome to the Months of African Cinema!Edit

Greetings!

The AfroCine Project welcomes you to October, the first out of the two months which has been dedicated to improving contents that centre around the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.

This is a global online edit-a-thon, which is happening in at least 5 language editions of Wikipedia, including the English Wikipedia! Join us in this exciting venture, by helping to create or expand articles which are connected to this scope. Also remember to list your name under the participants section, if you haven't done so already.

On English Wikipedia, we would be recognizing Users who are able to achieve the following:

  • Overall winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd places)
  • Country Winners
  • Diversity winner
  • High quality contributors
  • Gender-gap fillers
  • Page improvers
  • Wikidata Translators
For further information about the contest, the recognition categories and how to participate, please visit the contest page here. For further inquiries, please leave comments on the contest talkpage or on the main project talkpage. See you around :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 22:50, 03 October 2018 (UTC)

HelloEdit

How can I review articles? Is Nutin 17:08, 7 October 2018 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Soltesh (talkcontribs)

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This Month in GLAM: September 2018Edit





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  • Albania report: Collections of Museums in Albania
  • Armenia report: GLAM+Wikidata
  • Australia report: WikiTour AU
  • Brazil report: Developing tGLAM: a landing-page generator for GLAM initiatives
  • France report: European Heritage Days; Linked data for archaeology; Paris: Edit-a-thon at Mobilier National
  • Germany report: History of Women and Democracy, Wikipedia-Culture-Ambassadors and two GLAM-on-Tour-stations in just four weeks
  • Macedonia report: Wiki camps in Macedonia
  • Malaysia report: Wikipedia for Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museum
  • Mexico report: Open GLAM Mexico 2018
  • Netherlands report: >20,000 press photographs 1940-1990 uploaded, GLAM Wiki Meeting, Aerial Photographs, GLAM-Wiki Manual & Wikipedia Course for Historical Societies
  • Norway report: Women in Red; Researhers Days 2018; The 2019 edition of #wikinobel
  • Poland report: Archival photographs and literary knowledge enrich Polish Wikipedia
  • Serbia report: Impact of GLAM seminars: Decentralization of GLAM activities
  • Sweden report: Wikidata P3595 Biografiskt lexikon för Finland; Student Project at the Nordic Museum; Learning about sources on Swedish Wikipedia
  • UK report: Botanical illustrations and Wiki Loves Monuments in Scotland
  • USA report: Back to school
  • Wikipedia Library report: Books & Bytes–Issue 30, August–September 2018
  • Wikidata report: Wikidata Tour Down Under
  • Calendar: October's GLAM events
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Get ready for November with Women in Red!Edit

Three new topics for WiR's online editathons in November, two of them supporting other initiatives



New: Religion Deceased politicians Asia

Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative

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PronounEdit

Hi. In this edit are you sure of your use of the male pronoun? I'm not, but maybe you have info I don't... Stuartyeates (talk) 19:50, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Great spot. Well done. Victuallers (talk) 22:17, 26 October 2018 (UTC)

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This Month in GLAM: October 2018Edit





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  • Belgium report: Erbstuecke edit-a-thon; Women in Tech edit-a-thon; Wiki Club Brussels; Wikidata workshop + party
  • Brazil report: "There is no reason not to participate in a GLAM-Wiki initiative": an interview with the director of the Museum of Veterinary Anatomy
  • Estonia report: Estonian art and geoscience collections finding their way to Commons
  • Finland report: (RE)Photographic autumn
  • France report: GLAMWiki 2018 Tel Aviv; City of Grenoble
  • Germany report: GLAMorous Conferences
  • Netherlands report: ‘More Gelders Heritage available via Wikimedia’ by Erfgoed Gelderland; Writing week Friesland; Wiki Techstorm
  • Norway report: Wiki Loves Monuments and wikinobel
  • Poland report: Heirlooms - locally and internationally
  • Serbia report: The growing GLAM
  • Sweden report: Roundtripping Project, Books Import and Wikidata Imported to SOCH
  • Switzerland report: Built heritage conservation on Commons; les sans pagEs at a Modern art museum
  • UK report: Wikidata in Oxford
  • USA report: Wikiconference North America Culture Crawl
  • WMF GLAM report: Documentation survey, Structured Data on Commons consultations, blog posts and conferences
  • Calendar: November's GLAM events
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Photo request petition - please signEdit

Hi! Can you please sign the petition to TASS and RIAN requesting certain historic photos for Wikimedia by adding your signature to the signature section? Many of them would be very useful to Wikipedia Women in Red Articles. Thanks, --PlanespotterA320 (talk) 21:30, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

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December 2018 at Women in RedEdit

The WiR December editathons provide something for everyone.



New: Photography Laureates Countries beginning with 'I'

Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative

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December 2018 at Women in RedEdit

The WiR December editathons provide something for everyone.



New: Photography Laureates Countries beginning with 'I'

Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative

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Contemporary British Women ArtistsEdit

Hello again! Thanks so much for coming at the weekend, lovely to see you :) Lirazelf (talk) 18:40, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

Aviva GileadiEdit

Hi Victuallers! I would appreciate your help in going over my English in Aviva Gileadi. As in the Hebrew article, we have found some mentions in old Israeli newspapers (and library of congress), and pics were received with OTRS but additional information is hard to find. --Golan's mom (talk) 11:34, 3 December 2018 (UTC) Tis done, can I tweet it? Victuallers (talk) 14:13, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Thanks! Sure, I will be very happy to see it tweeted. Golan's mom (talk) 04:52, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Image for Lone KoppelEdit

Hi Roger. I seem to remember you are something of an expert on images for BLPs. I'm working on a biography for the Danish opera singer Lone Koppel. I have found this image on Flickr. It is listed as "public". Does this mean it can be uploaded to Commons and then cropped to present an acceptable portrait?--Ipigott (talk) 15:08, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi Ian you are right , but. The license is OK for wiki but its a fib unless this person created this LP cover. You can use LP covers to talk about the album but not about the person. I'll have a quick look to see if there are other alternatives. Victuallers (talk) 17:24, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: November 2018Edit





Headlines
  • Albania report: Wiki Photo Walk Albania 2018; Wiki Loves Monuments Albania
  • Armenia report: Singing Wikipedia; Photographs by Vahan Kochar
  • Brazil report: Diverse milestones for the Brazilian community
  • Denmark report: Intercontinental digitisation efforts
  • Estonia report: Making contacts both internationally and in Estonia
  • Finland report: Art and edit-a-thons
  • France report: Bibliothèque publique d’information; 3D museum collections on Wikimedia Commons
  • Indonesia report: Conserving and digitizing texts in West Sumatra
  • Macedonia report: Wiki Training at National and University Library "St. Clement of Ohrid"
  • New Zealand report: Equity, Wikidata, and the New York Times
  • Norway report: Collaboration with The National Archives of Norway
  • Philippines report: Wiki Loves Art
  • Poland report: Archival image uploads, student collaborations and international projects
  • Serbia report: Photo finish of the WIR's
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Helen Slote LevittEdit

Hi Robert, while helping a student with his Hebrew article about Helen Levitt (a different person which was sometimes confused with Helen Slote Levitt) , I noticed that Helen Slote Levitt is actually a redirect for Alfred Lewis Levitt since the couples worked together. I find it a bit odd, but am not sure if it is just a case of a "joint" article which should be renamed or an article about Alfred, in which the information about Helen should be copied for a new created article. What do you think? Thanks Golan's mom (talk) 10:07, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

File:הרבנית אסתר פרבשטין בכנס "ויקישטעטל" ביום השואה תשע"ז (2017) מכללה ירושלים.jpgEdit

Hi, I just created the page Esther Farbstein and I wondered if you could make a cropped version of this image for the infobox. Hopefully a shot of just her and the podium won't be too grainy. Thank you, Yoninah (talk) 21:11, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

Thank you! Yoninah (talk) 12:46, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

Greetings and SalutationsEdit

To Victuallers:
Hello!
Congratulations!
You have been included in my first, and possibly only, Very Early Christmas List!
As an earnest fellow believer in Santa Claus, and possibly in Our Redeemer Liveth as well, you may wonder how you got on this list.
I have no idea!
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Unless I tracked down the connection in our user talk archives, in which case you know who you are!
Or not.
All the best for you and yours this Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019!
Athaenara jingles all the way 02:32, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

January 2019 at Women in RedEdit

January 2019, Volume 5, Issue 1, Numbers 104-108


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19%Edit

Thanks to the regular updates generated by WHGI and posted by Ipigott, we can see that en-wp's women's biographies are now at 17.8%. My question to the math wizard (you): approximately how many more biogs will it take to get to 18%? Thanks in advance, and Happy New Year, amigo. --Rosiestep (talk) 16:27, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Rosiestep: Not sure if you're interested in 18% or 19%. If we continue at the same rate, we will need about 46,000 new bios to reach 19%. That will be around March 2020. If you are really more interested in 18%, it will take about 8,500 more articles. I'm not too sure how long that will take -- anything from three to nine months, depending on how many of our existing articles are deleted and how many men's biographies are coded male on Wikidata (there's quite a backlog). I've simply based these estimates on our stats over the past couple of years. We had a difficult time in 2018 as many women's bios were deleted from Wikidata.--Ipigott (talk) 16:55, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
Ipigott, truth be told, I'm interested in both. Thanks for doing the math. :) --Rosiestep (talk) 16:59, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
Interesting estimates Ian. I guess the Wikidata deletion explains my disappointment. I had seen 15% in 2015, 16% in 2016, 17% in 2017 and I was hopeful that we would achieve 18% last year. The deletionists seem to have now included Wikidata - which is a pity. Can you explain more? Or provide a link as I thought that only en:Wikipedia would concern us, whereas a wikidata deletion may affect all languages. Oh and Happy New Year. (We had quite a few new years resolutions on Twitter to target this - but several productive editors do not tag WIR although we get mentioned in tweets). Victuallers (talk) 09:53, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: December 2018Edit





Headlines
  • Armenia report: Cooperation with Yerevan Drama Theatre Named After Hrachia Ghaplanian; Singing Wikipedia (continuation); Photographs by Vahan Kochar (continuation)
  • Australia report: 2019 Australia's Year of the Public Domain
  • Belgium report: Writing weeks German-speaking Community; End of year drink; Wiki Loves Heritage photo contest
  • Brazil report: Google Art and GLAM initiatives in Brazil
  • India report: Collaboration with RJVD Municipal Public Library
  • Italy report: Challenges and alliances with libraries, WLM and more
  • Macedonia report: Exhibition:"Poland through photographs" & Wikipedia lectures with children in social risk
  • Malaysia report: Technology Talk and Update on Wikipedia @ National Library of Malaysia
  • Portugal report: Glam Days '18 at the National Library of Portugal
  • Sweden report: Hats 🎩🧢👒🎓
  • UK report: Oxford
  • USA report: Holiday gatherings and visit to Internet Archive
  • Wikidata report: Wikidata reports
  • WMF GLAM report: Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons: pilot projects and multilingual captions
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WaPo and WiREdit

Thank you! I'm so proud of what has been achieved. Victuallers (talk) 17:38, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

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February 2019 at Women in RedEdit

February 2019, Volume 5, Issue 2, Numbers 107-111


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Need help in a time crunch.Edit

Trying to get the Inter-Allied Women's Conference on the front page for its centennial. The photo of the organizer,[2] is awful, but in PD. Looks like what appeared in the newspaper was cropped from this[3] as hair, necklace, dress, pose, etc. is the same. I have no idea how to re-upload a better photo. Can you help? SusunW (talk) 19:14, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Done. I suspect that the image was a blow up from the one you found. Must be a better image somewhere but couldnt find it. Victuallers (talk) 08:19, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you so much. I suspected it as well, but it seemed clear to me they were the same and the one I found so much better. I love that you have skills that I don't have. It truly takes a village. SusunW (talk) 15:57, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

Thanks for all you are doing for Women in Red, for the wiki edit-a-thons and for your encouragement to me (a slow learner). Enjoy this little kitten.

Kaybeesquared (talk) 19:29, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Thank you!, its a pleasure Victuallers (talk) 13:57, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Gunpowder plottersEdit

 Template:Gunpowder plotters has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Steel1943 (talk) 22:16, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

File:Plaque on Capel Penuel-Peniel at Peniel, Bachau - geograph.org.uk - 1399707.jpgEdit

Hi, I'm using this image in the infobox for Psalm 93. Would you be able to greatly enlarge the plaque part, maybe leaving just a little stone around the edges, so viewers can see the writing at the small size? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 23:20, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Thank you! It looks so much better! Yoninah (talk) 17:52, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Las MeninasEdit

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March 2019 at Women in RedEdit

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July 18thEdit

Our (WiR) birthday is actually July 18th, right? --Rosiestep (talk) 03:52, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

BTW, last year, at WikiWomenCamp, I was given a second Wikimania 2015 backpack and I'm going to give it to you when I see you. :) --Rosiestep (talk) 18:46, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
hmmm I thought the twitter feed was May .... but typical I've forgotten the anniversary! Victuallers (talk) 20:38, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
There are no doubt various dates which could be celebrated. Maybe we should have a WiR timeline. The original idea was born on 12 February 2015. The rest, as they say, is history. I like the modest "My aspiration is that it might make a difference, and my dream is that something may come of it that helps us to make Wikipedia more accessible and useful." WikiProject XX did indeed start on 18 July 2015.--Ipigott (talk) 10:32, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks Ian, I was hoping to look this up. 12th Feb to July 18. Very nice catch!! (as usual). Victuallers (talk) 10:49, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
It's a fact that this has been a life-changing journey for me, Roger. Maybe for you and others, too. I think about all the people we'll never meet who are now reading the articles and looking at the photos of all the notable women who now have a presence on Wikipedia because of the planning we did between Feb 12 - July 18, 2015; and all the coordination done by a devoted community since then. I imagine there is some girl out there -someone we will never meet- who is reading some biography of some notable woman/women, and thinking, "This is what I want to do; this is what I want to be". So yes, life-changing. BTW, I see that Adrianne uploaded a couple of photos of herself. That's a good start. BTW #2, the LA-based gender-equity documentarian I met at Wikipedia Day LA reached out to me over the weekend regarding wanting to meet in May; w00t! --Rosiestep (talk) 18:49, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
@Rosiestep: Yep, we have a great pic of Anrianna that I encouraged her to take with butterflies. I have been adding to her biog and the research is really interesting. That "girl" in my mind is my grand daughter - if she can see successful people then she will know. There is nothing wrong with working (say) in a pet shop for your life - but it shouldn't be because you never thought you could be a Naturalist Prof or presenter, animal film director or head of a zoo. And I have just been working with getting pix of Rita Orji. Victuallers (talk) 11:15, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

PreciousEdit

"very interested in learning new things, in any proper subject"

Thank you for quality articles such as Weston-on-Trent in 2006 and Alice Woods in 2019, for educational missionary work around the world, including Be Seen Be Read, for Women in Red, and all in collaboration, - Roger, repeating (25 April 2010): you are an awesome Wikipedian!

DYK that I was sure I said so long ago? Sorry, better late than never, and women's month is best for it. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:16, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

 

Thank you a great pic for Carmen Thomas! - See my talk for trust to be an admin (pictured), - thank you for your support! - Next woman: Jennifer Holloway who doesn't want to be in a box mezzo / soprano. If you can hear her, do! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:52, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

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Margaret ByersEdit

You may be interested in Margaret Byers. There may be more about her in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (I can't access more than a couple of sentences) and/or some UK reference materials. --Rosiestep (talk) 22:26, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

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Ruth NicholsonEdit

Hi Victuallers. You kindly helped me with some images at the Ed University editathon. I'd like to use some images of Ruth Nicholson which are at https://rcogheritage.wordpress.com/2017/07/21/pioneers-ruth-nicholson-frcog-1931/ Any help appreciated. Papamac (talk) 12:34, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

 
Ruth_Nicholson_at_Royaumont_military_hospital_in_1915_(cropped)
Hmm tricky as "Nicholson family" are credited and would hold the copyright for 70 years after her death. If the pix were taken by a soldier photographer then they would be free to use after 50 years.... but no proof of this. One picture appears to be anonymous SO! 70 years since taken for anon. See you at the next editathon I hope. Victuallers (talk) 17:34, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks so much. I'll work on that one, and yes, hopefully see you then. Papamac (talk) 07:46, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Here is the article I just put in the main space. Don't think there is enough for a DYK.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Nicholson Thanks again for your help. Papamac (talk) 11:10, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

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April 2019Edit

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Image for Lou KosterEdit

Roger, I wonder if you could help me out with my expanded article on Lou Koster. I see the LB version has a fair use photo but I am hopeless at handling fair use on the EN wiki. All my attempts have been deleted. If you have a minute, perhaps you could include it.--Ipigott (talk) 17:35, 25 March 2019 (UTC)


Famousbirthdays.com as a sourceEdit

Hi Victuallers. I noticed that you recently used famousbirthdays.com as a source for biographical information in Ini Dima-Okojie. Please note that there is general consensus that famousbirthdays.com does not meet the reliable sourcing criteria for the inclusion of personal information in such articles. (See Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Noticeboard/Archive_153#Is_famousbirthdays.com_a_reliable_source_for_personal_information). If you disagree, let's discuss it. Thanks. --Ronz (talk) 16:54, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

Generally I'd agree Ronz but for the date of the birth of a celebrity then they were born generally when they say they were born until we have better info. If she says its that date and gives it to this site then I would say best available source. Lots of the stuff about celebs (in partic) is obviously created by "their people". I'm not sure how you avoid this apart from saying "This source says that her birthday is". Victuallers (talk) 12:29, 6 April 2019 (UTC)
Again, I'm not clear what your point is. BLPs require high quality sources.
I don't keep up on the information at WP:RSP, but there's an entry for famousbirthdays: There is consensus that Famous Birthdays is generally unreliable. Famous Birthdays does not provide sources for its content, and does not claim to have an editorial team or perform fact-checking. 1 2 3 4 --Ronz (talk) 14:15, 6 April 2019 (UTC)
Sorry I thought you said "If you disagree, let's discuss it." If you have already decided then don't offer to discuss. It doesnt reflect well. Oh and I hope you understand me this time at least. I'm not impressed, by your reply and emphasised "discussion". Victuallers (talk) 21:53, 6 April 2019 (UTC)
That's a fair point, but there's much that could be discussed about the ref in general, why you chose to use it, etc. I rarely ever get a response, and those are usually variations of "thank you for letting me know". --Ronz (talk) 01:36, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: March 2019Edit





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  • Albania report: WikiFilmat SQ - new articles about the Albanian movie industry!
  • Armenia report: Art+Feminism+GLAM, Collaboration with Hovhannes Toumanian museum
  • Australia report: Art+Feminism 2019 in Australia
  • Brazil report: The GLAM at USP Museum of Veterinary Anatomy: a history of learnings and improvements
  • Colombia report: Moving GLAM institutions inside and outside Colombia
  • Czech Republic report: Edit-a-thon Prachatice
  • France report: Wiki day at the Institut national d'histoire de l'art; Age of wiki at the Musée Saint-Raymond
  • India report: Gujarat Vishw Kosh Trust content donation to Wikimedia
  • Italy report: Italian librarians in Milan
  • Macedonia report: WikiLeague: Edit-a-thon on German Literature
  • Netherlands report: WikiconNL, International Womens Day and working together with Amnesty, Field study Dutch Libraries and Wikimedia
  • Serbia report: Spring residences and a wiki competition
  • Sweden report: UNESCO; Working life museums; Swedish Performing Arts Agency shares historic music; Upload of glass plates photographs
  • UK report: Wiki-people and Wiki-museum-data
  • USA report: Women's History Month and The Met has two Wikimedians in the house
  • Wikidata report: Go Siobhan!
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Helena Rosa Wright and Margaret LowenfeldEdit

Hi, I have been looking at Froebel College and see that on 4 September 2015 you added the sisters Margaret Lowenfeld and Helena Rosa Wright as alumni or staff, referencing ODNB. Would you be able (and willing) to edit the article to clarify how they were involved with the college? My local library doesn't have ODNB access and the articles for the sisters do not mention the college.TSventon (talk) 09:40, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

Any UK library should give you access. You don't need their computer just the number on your library card...... however here are two quotes "Lowenfeld's education was, in many respects, liberal. She attended kindergarten at the Froebel Educational Institution in Talgarth Road, London, the first Froebel school in England. From eight years old she was a pupil at the Church of England High School for Girls, Graham Street, London, before joining her sister, in 1902, at Cheltenham Ladies' " and "At the age of six Helena stated that it was her ambition to become a doctor. Educated at the Froebel Educational Institute, West Kensington, London, then by governesses, and at Princess Helena College and High School for Girls, Ealing, London, her scholastic career was not remarkable until she went to Cheltenham Ladies' College from 1901 to ". HTH. Victuallers (talk) 09:50, 26 April 2019 (UTC)
Many thanks for the detail. I will edit the article to clarify that they were kindergarten alumni, not college alumni. I have unsuccessfully tried my library card number on the ODNB site and my library confirmed they don't subscribe, so unfortunately not all library cards give ODNB access (though perhaps they should).TSventon (talk) 14:56, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

Problem with QRpedia-Code in D-BremenEdit

Hello Roger. The QRpedia codes on the Bremen information boards (our project in 2013/14) are not decoded correctly. The QR scanner show the article name with a beginning slash, for example "/Bremer Rathaus" or "% C3". https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Infotafel_-_Altes_Rathaus.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Infotafel_-_Baumwollb%C3%B6rse_QR.jpg The gray or black plates are in this category: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:QRpedia_codes_in_Bremen Can you help solve the problem? Best regards --Godewind (talk) 15:36, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

Great to hear from you Godewind but sad that QRpedia isnt working correctly. We donated the facility to Wikimedia UK in order that they could keep it working for ever. I would suggest that you contact John Lubbock (john.lubbock@wikimedia.org.uk) or the CEO Lucy Crimpton-Reid (lucy.crompton-reid@wikimedia.org.uk). Obviously interested in helping, but it is the role that they agreed to do. Do keep me informed Victuallers (talk) 14:27, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

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Ria ThieleEdit

Thank you for the crop! I think the image is pretty much not a portrait, so some caption should say that. I'm also reluctant to show more or less the same image twice, - the best solution would be a historc portrait ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:46, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

BarnstarEdit

Thanks for the Barnstar. It was very kind of you and is much appreciated. Jack1956 (talk) 06:33, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

conflicted closeEdit

I'd like to give you the benefit of the doubt, but you seem highly-WP:INVOLVED and should not have closed Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ana Achúcarro. I was about to post on DRV, but I'd first like to ask that you revert yourself and limit your participation to the discussion. You can see my intended DRV rationale in a hidden comment in this message. -- Netoholic @ 09:44, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

While I agree this will quite probably close as snow - I agree with Netoholic. Closing after 6 hours is premature in regards to possible "early pile on". I would suggest you re-open as this will be less bureaucracy than a DRV followed by a possible re-listing.Icewhiz (talk) 10:28, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
This was not just people voting Keep it was editors saying Bad nomination which hasn't been mentioned. I had no interest in this particular person, I haven't edited the article or taken place in the discussion and if I wanted to support AfD's of 51% of humans (women etc) per se then I have a lot more to go at. So thank you for reminding me that I have not closed an AfD in 4 years, but I think that shows that it is not the gender of the person that makes me object but that it is obviously (as Icewhiz concedes) a SNOW. 6 hours is longer than recent precedents and the proposer thinks that a Norwegian Prof fails to be a Prof despite being recognised by an international body for her importance. I think some re-reading of policy is required. Victuallers (talk) 14:36, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
You closed snow, not speedy keep. And I disagree on bad nom - it did not meet any of WP:SKCRIT - the nomination was policy based (and the dispute was over whether PROF was met). I anticipated the snowiness here - in my keep !vote some 2.5 hours prior to your close - and I still think it was wrong to snow close this so early (for instance - some of the early !voters may be talk-page watchers of the author as opposed to deletion sorting list watchers). WP:SNOW#A cautionary note specifically warns of "early pile on". If this ends up in DRV - it will waste more time than just re-opening it and letting it run for another 2 days until snow is really obvious. If it ends up in DRV and gets relisted - it will even be a greater waste of time.Icewhiz (talk) 14:46, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
I have to agree, not only would it be a complete waste of time, but it is a complete waste of time. The proposer needs to re-read policy and check next time that a disinterested editor like you or I will see some merit in their proposal. Victuallers (talk) 14:53, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

Deletion review for Ana AchúcarroEdit

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Ana Achúcarro. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. -- Netoholic @ 01:56, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

I did say that doing so was a waste of time. Looks like that will close as SNOW too. You do need to re-read the advice on PROF, its important to establish a reputation for good judgement so that your opinions will be valued more highly. Victuallers (talk) 10:05, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

Keep up the great work!!!

Srsval (talk) 14:05, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, Srsval. Sadly in times like this, I get some great support, but its at the cost of damaging Wikipedia's reputation in the public's preception. I do appreciative the virtual hug. Thanks Victuallers (talk) 07:29, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

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do you write such weird stuff on a regular basis and that too in the lead? Washuta says she is praised for her numerous essays such as ...... is sheer rubbish. Find reviews of her works and if they are mostly in favor, cite them to support her works being well-received. Otherwise, nuke that line out.

The fact about her work being well-received or not, is never dependent upon her own opinion. WBGconverse 17:57, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for your interest. Is this you first rhetorical question? I think you will find that was someone else's line that I corrected. Check the ref and your civility.Victuallers (talk) 18:06, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
That I corrected, yeah. You were the one who inserted that qualifier, when it ought to have been removed.
Curiously, can you quote the part. line of the source that supports what you metamorphosed the line into -- i.e. about hers' mentioning being praised for her essays? I skimmed but fail to pick up the relevant area; might be missing:-( WBGconverse 18:23, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
I will put that on my list of jobs to do in line with how nicely you asked. Victuallers (talk) 18:53, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
That's not a good way to respond in light of the trifecta of WP:BLP, WP:INTEGRITY and WP:ADMINACCT. WBGconverse 18:59, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
I can never remember all that stuff, thanks for the reminder. I looked up the ultimate bit of your trifecta and it said "Subject only to the bounds of civility, avoiding personal attacks, and reasonable good faith, editors are free to question or to criticize administrator actions." ... Victuallers (talk) 19:13, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
Obviously; if you did remember the stuff, you would not be abusing rollback tool (though I sincerely appreciated your apology) or introducing BLP violations. Periodic reminders are good.
And, civility is not a pretext to deflect legitimate queries about your editorial activities. WBGconverse 19:38, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
"the bounds of civility, avoiding personal attacks, AND reasonable good faith". 3/3 Victuallers (talk) 19:45, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Administrator account security (Correction to Arbcom 2019 special circular)Edit

ArbCom would like to apologise and correct our previous mass message in light of the response from the community.

Since November 2018, six administrator accounts have been compromised and temporarily desysopped. In an effort to help improve account security, our intention was to remind administrators of existing policies on account security — that they are required to "have strong passwords and follow appropriate personal security practices." We have updated our procedures to ensure that we enforce these policies more strictly in the future. The policies themselves have not changed. In particular, two-factor authentication remains an optional means of adding extra security to your account. The choice not to enable 2FA will not be considered when deciding to restore sysop privileges to administrator accounts that were compromised.

We are sorry for the wording of our previous message, which did not accurately convey this, and deeply regret the tone in which it was delivered.

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Now that I'm home....Edit

I have a strict rule that I never announce holidays publicly until I'm home from them, but... I wasn't home until yesterday. Anyway! Let's get this talk together. If it's for the general public, I do have a talk I've given before for History in the Pub, but I suspect that's a little too much about how Wikipedia is good as an image resource (with a bit about how to find images and such), and not enough on how to improve Wikipedia as an image resource. Plus, it's from before I found Gallica, and I really can't imagine not using Gallica now. How do you like to talk? Skype, Discord, email, on here? Need a new phone, so that's out for the moment.. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.5% of all FPs 06:54, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

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