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New England Wikipedia Day @ MIT: Saturday Jan 18[edit]

NE Meetup #4: January 18 at MIT Building 5
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Dear Fellow Wikimedian,

You have been invited to the New England Wikimedians 2014 kick-off party and Wikipedia Day Celebration at Building Five on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus on Saturday, January 18th, from 3-5 PM. Afterwards, we will be holding an informal dinner at a local restaurant. If you are curious to join us, please do so, as we are always looking for people to come and give their opinion! Finally, be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

I hope to see you there! Kevin Rutherford (talk)

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You're invited: Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this March[edit]

Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this March - You are invited!
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New England Wikimedians is excited to announce a series of Wikipedia edit-a-thons that will be taking place at colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts as part of Wikiwomen's History Month from March 1 - March 31. We encourage you to join in an edit-a-thon near you, or to participate remotely if you are unable to attend in person (for the full list of articles, click here). Events are currently planned for the cities/towns of Boston, Northampton, South Hadley, and Cambridge. Further information on dates and locations can be found on our user group page.
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You're invited![edit]

NE Meetup #5: April 19th at Clover Food Lab in Kendall Square
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Dear Fellow Wikimedian,

New England Wikimedians would like to invite you to the April 2014 meeting, which will be a small-scale meetup of all interested Wikimedians from the New England area. We will socialize, review regional events from the beginning of the year, look ahead to regional events of 2014, and discuss other things of interest to the group. Be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

Also, if you haven't done so already, please consider signing up for our mailing list and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

We hope to see you there!

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Edit-a-thon invite[edit]

WikiCup 2014 April newsletter[edit]

Round 3 of the 2014 WikiCup has just begun; 32 competitors remain. Pool G's Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) was Round 2's highest scorer, with a large number of featured picture credits. In March/April, he restored star charts from Urania's Mirror, lithographs of various warships (such as SMS Gefion) and assorted other historical media. Second overall was Pool E's Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), whose featured list Silver certificate (United States) contains dozens of scans of banknotes recently promoted to featured picture status. Third was Pool G's United States ChrisGualtieri (submissions) who has produced a large number of good articles, many, including Falkner Island, on Connecticut-related topics. Other successful participants included Rhodesia Cliftonian (submissions), who saw three articles (including the top-importance Ian Smith) through featured article candidacies, and Washington, D.C. Caponer (submissions), who saw three lists (including the beautifully-illustrated list of plantations in West Virginia) through featured list candidacies. High-importance good articles promoted this round include narwhal from Canada Reid,iain james (submissions), tiger from Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) and The Lion King from Minas Gerais Igordebraga (submissions). We also saw our first featured topic points of the competition, awarded to Nepal Czar (submissions) and Indiana Red Phoenix (submissions) for their work on the Sega Genesis topic. No points have been claimed so far for good topics or featured portals.

192 was our lowest qualifying score, again showing that this WikiCup is the most competitive ever. In previous years, 123 (2013), 65 (2012), 41 (2011) or 100 (2010) secured a place in Round 3. Pool H was the strongest performer, with all but one of its members advancing, while only the two highest scorers in Pools G and F advanced. At the end of June, 16 users will advance into the semi-finals. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 17:56, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Adrianne Wadewitz Memorial edit-a-thons[edit]

Adrianne Wadewitz edit-a-thons in Southern New England
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As you may have already heard, the Wikipedia community lost an invaluable member of the community last month. Adrianne Wadewitz was a feminist scholar of 18th-Century British literature, and a prolific editor of the site. As part of a worldwide series of tributes, New England Wikimedians, in conjunction with local institutions of higher learning, have created three edit-a-thons that will be occurring in May and June. The events are as follows:

We hope that you will be able to join us, whether you are an experienced editor or are using Wikipedia for the first time.

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New England Wikimedians summer events![edit]

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

Although we also aren't hosting this year's Wikimania, we would like to let you know that Wikimania this year will be occurring in London in August:

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New England Wikimedians summer events![edit]

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

Although we also aren't hosting this year's Wikimania, we would like to let you know that Wikimania this year will be occurring in London in August:

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WikiCup 2014 June newsletter[edit]

After an extremely close race, Round 3 is over. 244 points secured a place in Round 4, which is comparable to previous years- 321 was required in 2013, while 243 points were needed in 2012. Pool C's Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) was the round's highest scorer, mostly due to a 32 featured pictures, including both scans and photographs. Also from Pool C, Scotland Casliber (submissions) finished second overall, claiming three featured articles, including the high-importance Grus (constellation). Third place was Pool B's , whose contributions included featured articles Russian battleship Poltava (1894) and Russian battleship Peresvet. Pool C saw the highest number of participants advance, with six out of eight making it to the next round.

The round saw this year's first featured portal, with Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) taking Portal:Literature to featured status. The round also saw the first good topic points, thanks to Florida 12george1 (submissions) and the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. This means that all content types have been claimed this year. Other contributions of note this round include a featured topic on Maya Angelou's autobiographies from Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), a good article on the noted Czech footballer Tomáš Rosický from Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) and a now-featured video game screenshot, freely released due to the efforts of Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions).

The judges would like to remind participants to update submission pages promptly. This means that content can be checked, and allows those following the competition (including those participating) to keep track of scores effectively. This round has seen discussion about various aspects of the WikiCup's rules and procedures. Those interested in the competition can be assured that formal discussions about how next year's competition will work will be opened shortly, and all are welcome to voice their views then. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 18:48, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2014 August newsletter[edit]

The final of the 2014 WikiCup begins in a few short minutes! Our eight finalists are listed below, along with their placement in Round 4:

  1. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer, finished top of Pool A and was the round's highest scorer. Godot is a featured picture specialist, claiming large numbers of points due to high-quality scans of historical documents, especially banknotes.
  2. Scotland Casliber (submissions) is a WikiCup veteran, having been a finalist every year since 2010. In the semi-final, he was Pool B's highest scorer. Cas's points primarily come from articles on the natural sciences.
  3. Nepal Czar (submissions) was Pool A's runner-up. Czar's points come mostly from content related to independent video games, including both articles and topics.
  4. Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) was Pool B's runner-up. Another featured picture specialist, many of Adam's points come from the restoration of historical media. He has been a WikiCup finalist twice before.
  5. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) won the WikiCup in 2012 and 2013, and enters this final as the first wildcard. She focuses on biology-related articles, and has worked on several high-importance articles.
  6. Florida 12george1 (submissions) is the second wildcard. George's points come primarily from meteorology-related articles. This year and last year, George was the first person in the competition to score.
  7. Colorado Sturmvogel 66 (submissions), the third wildcard, was the 2010 champion and a finalist last year. His writes mostly on military history, especially naval history.
  8. Canada Bloom6132 (submissions), the fourth and final wildcard, has participated in previous WikiCups, but not reached any finals. Bloom's points are mostly thanks to did you knows, featured lists and good articles related to sport and national symbols.

We say goodbye to this year's semi-finalists. Herm Matty.007 (submissions), Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions), United States WikiRedactor (submissions), Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), Greece Yellow Evan (submissions), Portugal Prism (submissions) and Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) have all performed well to reach this stage of the competition, and we hope they will all be joining us again next year.

There are two upcoming competitions unrelated to the WikiCup which may be of interest to those who receive this newsletter. The Stub Contest will run through September, and revolves around expanding stub articles, especially high-importance or old stubs. In addition, a proposal has been made for a new competition, the GA Cup, which the organisers plan to run next year. This competition is based on the WikiCup and aims to reduce the good article review backlog.

There is now a thread for brainstorming on how next year's WikiCup competition should work. Please come along and share your thoughts- What works? What doesn't work? What needs changing? Signups for next year's competition will be open soon; we will be in touch. If, at this stage of the competition, you are keen to help the with the WikiCup, please do what you can to participate in review processes. Our finalists will find things much easier if the backlogs at good article candidates, featured article candidates, featured picture candidates and the rest are kept at a minimum. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 22:09, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

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I think you might find this and this to be useful. These are Mexican newspapers archives you can use that I'm sure will help you more on Selena articles during her earlier career. They helped me a lot when writing for Romance (Luis Miguel album). Cheers! Erick (talk) 23:01, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Hey long time no speak how you been? And thanks for those :D Best, jonatalk to me 23:08, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Well, off-wiki, not too well. I had surgery a few months ago and even though I'm recovering, some other real-life troubles are affecting my life like money issues. Where have you been? Erick (talk) 23:10, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
That sucks man, I hope you get better and hope it is not life threatening. I've been busy with summer classes and the fall semester just started today, and back in May my then-friend stole my laptop (among other things) :/ but I'm recovering from my losses - main reason why I've been so distant with Wikipedia. But I do want to come back and continue editing like I had been in the past, only time will tell. How has the Latin music group been lately? I see some new FAs Face-wink.svg, any new projects? Best, jonatalk to me 23:19, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Glad to have you back! Face-wink.svg As I mentioned before, Romance by Luis Miguel is what I've been working on (it's currently a GAN). Not just for FA, but I'm hoping to make appear as TFA on Valentine's Day. I also did its follow-up Segundo Romance and it's also currently a GAN. Other than that, Clásicos de la Provincia is a work-in-progress on one of my sandboxes since it made vallenato music popular. I also did some research for major Latin record labels (including EMI Latin which is now Capitol Latin). I've been working with Jaespinoza for over a year on the Lo Nuestro Awards. I added some Lo Nuestro nominations Selena received on her awards page, and if you ever want to read any of the articles that I added, I'd be glad to e-mail them to you. Erick (talk) 23:27, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Glad to be back Face-grin.svg well am glad to see that you're actively contributing. If you need any help or want/need extra people to work with you, I wouldn't mind jumping in...I don't wanna just do Selena, so holla if you do. That would be great, go ahead and email. Best, jonatalk to me 23:33, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I'll definitely keep on that mind. ;) Did you hear about the RIAA now certifying Latin Digital Songs? They started it last December. Maybe some of Selena's songs will be certified? They kept ranking on the Regional Mexican Digital Songs even years after her passing. Erick (talk) 23:37, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

No way really? Finally! Eh, prob the only songs that might be cert (btw do you know the certs and requirements?) could be Como La Flor, Amor Prohibido, Bidi Bidi Bom Bom, and Dreaming of You. Best, jonatalk to me 23:40, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Yep. I included the information about the Latin Digital Songs on the RIAA certification article including the new threshold for Latin albums (they lowered it). I don't think Dreaming of You would be eligible since it's not a Spanish-language song, but it's possible it could received a regular Digital Award. I also made an article for Latin music (genre) that just talks about the word "Latin" is used in the music industry. Is there any other Latin artists you listen to by any chance? Erick (talk) 23:44, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Well it has some Spanish lyrics lolz but I hear ya. Wow, so 100 streaming means 1 download? I don't get that. How many artists/songs have received a certification since its introduction? I really don't listen to any other Latin artist, I mean I do have several on my iPod but I rarely hear those, not to say that I don't know any others, 'cause at family parties (you know how we get lol) I am exposed to what everyone (us Hispanics) listen to, but I haven't gravitated to any Latin artist like the way I am with Selena, why you ask? Best, jonatalk to me 23:53, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
When you said you didn't just want to work on Selena, I thought there were other Latin artists you listened to. So far, there's only been four songs that got a Latin single certification (Odio (song), Darte un Beso, Pegaito Suavacito, and Porque les Mientes). I'm surprised Bailando by Enrique Iglesias hasn't been certified yet. It's best-selling Latin digital song of the year so far (221,000 downloads!). Two more things I should mention. I have access to articles for Highbeam and Questia so I'll take requests for articles for any of them if you need any. In other news, I started a WikiProject Pop music and proposing WikiProject Latinos to be merged with WikiProject United States on the Council talk page. Erick (talk) 00:02, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Oh, well I can work anywhere lolz. I'm seeing a pattern that most of those songs are Prince Royce, I'm guessing they are focusing on one artist at a time? Latin music has really gone downhill, that seems so little for a Latin artist (in my opinion) Well the two you just gave me are in Spanish and I can't read Spanish (shocker) lolz let alone can even understand it! So if you can do a search for Enamorada de Ti would be grateful. I thought WP:Pop music was already created? Best, jonatalk to me 00:15, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── You know, now that you mention it, the Latin music industry hasn't been too well lately. Nowadays, a Latin album is lucky to even surpass 100,000 copies (hence the RIAA lowering it again), whereas in the 90's, a popular Latin album could go platinum for a million copies like nothing. Most of my music consists of pop/tropical music from the 80's to early 00's (btw, only Darte un Beso is from Prince Royce). These days, I still stick to tropical music, but it's mainly populated by bachata music and mambo music. Salsa's been down, except for Marc Anthony and Victor Manuelle of course. I could a search some time and I think you'll go glad to know they charts although it's only Mexico City (WP:SINGLENETWORK allows artists who has strong nationality ties to have charts one vendor if no other appropriate chart can be found for the country). Strangely enough, a WikiProject for pop music never existed until I proposed it a few months. Erick (talk) 00:27, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

That sucks bad, but the good news is that Latin music isn't the only music industry to see a decline in sales, because of the rise of the Internet, music sales in general has decline significantly. The fact that only one (Adele, I believe) has a diamond certification for the 2010s decade, compared to the 80s and 90s where several artists received one, validates the fact that music sales aren't so good. Although I wouldn't agree to having a charts/certs for illegal downloading of individual artists, a database of this report would be greatly appreciative especially that it could be used to determine what damages it causes for those artists. I still want to do a big Latin music-related project that is top priority for the WP:Latin music project, where most or all of us actively work on. I made that proposal a year or so ago, but no one seemed interested lolz. I think working in groups/teams on projects as big as getting Latin American music, Styles of Latin music, etc, to FA status is awarding and better than working alone, which can take longer than a year to complete by yourself. But everyone has their own thing they want to do. Btw, what's your long time goal for WP:Latin music? Like do you have a project in mind that would take longer than usual if worked alone? Best, jonatalk to me 00:53, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
According to an article I read on Billboard, Latin music albums have been hit the hardest. Something big eh? I added some on information Latin American music on the lead, but it's something that'll need dedicated WikiProjects, plus it has French-speaking countries/territories which aren't covered by the Latin music project. How about Tejano music? You've already done articles for the Tejano music awards and Selena played a huge part of the music genre. Or maybe Latin American music in the United States? Erick (talk) 01:05, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
You know what I just thought about, an article devoted to the decline in Latin music as it pertains to illegal downloading. But I don't think there's enough research conducted to warrant its own article (a subsection of it in those articles you mentioned, however, should be included). I wouldn't mind working on any of those you pointed out, just don't wanna work alone :/ jonatalk to me 01:11, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Probably that would go best under either Latin music in the United States or Latin music (genre). I want to know how much the Latin music represents in the US marketplace too. I know that Universal Music Latin Entertainment has the largest share in the Latin marketplace. You know, it's weird now to think that Universal Music Group now owns the rights to Selena's songs. Erick (talk) 01:16, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
I'll add that to my to do list. I just did a scholarly search for "Latin music decline" and there were a few books that discussed the topic, briefly though. With the resources from my college, I think I can find research articles conducted on the decline in Latin music sales, so I can add a subsection to one of those articles. I know, since they acquired her songs they haven't released any posthumous albums like EMI Latin did, thank god lolz. But hopefully they can come up with better ideas like a follow up to Enamorada de Ti or dig up some of her unreleased songs her family has, there's so much potential. EMI Latin just added the same songs but with a different picture smh! Her 20th anniversary is coming up, can you believe it? Fingers crossed for another Selena ¡VIVE!, I so want to go if they do one. Best, jonatalk to me 01:27, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Don't you mean Capitol Latin? ;) I learned that EMI Latin went through a major restructure in late 2009 and renamed itself Capitol Latin. I was thinking the same thing earlier. I have faint memories of Selena singing when I was very little before she was murdered. UMLE will probably just release new greatest hits or her put songs in a various artists compilation album. Erick (talk) 01:33, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Same thing haha. Wow impressive, I was barely three when she was killed, if it wasn't for my mother who was obsessed with her around that time, I wouldn't be even that interested in her (I'm a mamma's boy) lolz. Ugh, hopefully not! I wanna go for my masters in marketing, one of my top goals for that degree is to head her marketing department because it sucks ass haha. Best, jonatalk to me 20:49, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I can see it now. A song by Selena featured on UMLE's greatest Latin hits of the 90's. The only other female Tejano singer I thought was really good in the 90's after Selena's death was Alicia Villareal when she was with Grupo Limite. Erick (talk) 23:21, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

They already released one several weeks ago (Tejano Divas). I think its pointless to release so many greatest hits album if they are all the same that were previously released. But again its just for money. So I see WP:Latin music is semi-active now? Where did everyone go? jonatalk to me 01:42, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

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