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WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of WikiProject Virginia, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the U.S. state of Virginia on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
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Greetings from GLAM-Wiki USEdit

Invitation to join GLAM-Wiki US

Hello! This WikiProject aligns closely with the work of the GLAM-Wiki initiative (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums), a global community of volunteers who assist cultural institutions with sharing resources with Wikimedia. GLAM-Wiki US is a new community initiative focused on organizing cultural collaborations within the United States. GLAM organizations are diverse and span numerous topics, from libraries and art museums to science centers and historic sites. We currently have a backlog of interested institutions- and we need your help!

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We hope you'll join the growing GLAM-Wiki community in the US. Thank you!
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Virginia Women in RedEdit

 
WikiProject Women in Red wants your biographies

Might I draw your attention to a new redlist of notable Virginia women who lack a wikipedia biography, in the form of Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Missing articles by dictionary/Dictionary of Virginia Biography - drawn from the "Dictionary of Virginia Biography". Virginia: Library of Virginia.

Right now, there are more than five times as many biographies of men as there are of women on wikipedia - see the Wikidata Human Gender Indicators page. I hope this project will lend its support to addressing this imbalance by creating biographies for women within your project's scope, and perhaps by adopting the Dictionary of Virginia Biography redlist. More generally, WikiProject Women in Red has more than 300 redlists covering perhaps 100,000 notable women for whom we have no biography. thanks

Google Earth ProEdit

While viewing Colorado in Google Earth Pro I noticed if you click on Sterling Colorado an article about Sterling Virginia appears with information about VA not CO. The article about VA has the correct GPS cords in the article but it's showing up in CO when you are looking in Google Earth Pro.

Random in categoryEdit

I run the toolforge:Randomincategory tool, and I've noticed in my error logs that there are lots of people linking to the tool with Virginia-related categories that are using the invalid parameter "namespace=article" (the namespace parameter is looking for a namespace number, not a namespace name -- if you want to view only articles you should use namespace=0). The categories being searched are Category:Virginia, Category:Geography_of_Virginia, Category:People_from_Virginia, Category:Landmarks_in_Virginia, etc., which made me think it might be related to this WikiProject. The link would look something like https://randomincategory.toolforge.org/Virginia?site=en.wikipedia.org&namespace=article, [[:toolforge:randomincategory/Virginia?site=en.wikipedia.org&namespace=article]], or {{random page in category|Virginia|ns=article}}. Does anyone know where this is being used so that it can be fixed?

John W. Johnston Featured article reviewEdit

I have nominated John W. Johnston for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 01:25, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

User script to detect unreliable sourcesEdit

I have (with the help of others) made a small user script to detect and highlight various links to unreliable sources and predatory journals. Some of you may already be familiar with it, given it is currently the 39th most imported script on Wikipedia. The idea is that it takes something like

  • John Smith "Article of things" Deprecated.com. Accessed 2020-02-14. (John Smith "[https://www.deprecated.com/article Article of things]" ''Deprecated.com''. Accessed 2020-02-14.)

and turns it into something like

It will work on a variety of links, including those from {{cite web}}, {{cite journal}} and {{doi}}.

The script is mostly based on WP:RSPSOURCES, WP:NPPSG and WP:CITEWATCH and a good dose of common sense. I'm always expanding coverage and tweaking the script's logic, so general feedback and suggestions to expand coverage to other unreliable sources are always welcomed.

Do note that this is not a script to be mindlessly used, and several caveats apply. Details and instructions are available at User:Headbomb/unreliable. Questions, comments and requests can be made at User talk:Headbomb/unreliable.

- Headbomb {t · c · p · b}

This is a one time notice and can't be unsubscribed from. Delivered by: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:02, 29 April 2022 (UTC)