Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-Thons in June
|You are invited! Wiki Loves Pride|
You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride, a global campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia during the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. The project is being spearheaded by two organizers with roots in the Pacific Northwest. Meetups are being organized in New York, Philadelphia, Portland, and Vancouver, and some cities are still planning events. You can also participate remotely. Wikimedia Commons will also be hosting an LGBT-related photo challenge. If you want to host an event, please do let us know!
Feel free to showcase your work here!
If you have any questions, please leave a message here.
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- BTW, the picnic would be a good time to encourage folks to sign their names to meta:Southern California Wikimedians.--Pharos (talk) 13:55, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
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Thank you for your advice regarding my article. I have taken it on board and made significant changes (especially a lot of deleting!) and I was wondering if you wouldn't mind giving me feedback again, as I would like to get it perfect before I submit it onto the live wikipedia. Here is the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Granola_t/Charles_Tchen Granola t (talk) 00:12, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
- @Granola t: I've made my suggested revisions (including much more deleting!). The last version still seemed too much like a CV/promotional page. To be honest, I'm not sure if Tchen is notable by Wikipedia standards. However, for people in Africa, there are often fewer reliable sources available online so it is hard to say how this one would be judged. I'd go ahead and move it into the main encyclopedia, but just understand that there is still the possibility of deletion if he is ultimately deemed to be not notable... If you have access to any print sources about Tchen and could incorporate them into the article, that would be great. Calliopejen1 (talk) 17:53, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
DYK for Khar Bii
|On 17 July 2014, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Khar Bii, which you recently created or substantially expanded. The fact was ... that Khar Bii, a reality television show consisting of a search for Senegal's most beautiful ram, was the country's most popular television show in 2012? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Khar Bii. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, live views, daily totals), 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.|
A barnstar for you!
|The Original Barnstar|
|Great help with my article! :) Granola t (talk) 01:42, 18 July 2014 (UTC)|
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Jen, we don't know each other, but it's usual to check with the blocking administrator before unblocking a user. See WP:BLOCK ("Except in cases of unambiguous error or significant change in circumstances dealing with the reason for blocking, administrators should avoid unblocking users without first attempting to contact the blocking administrator to discuss the matter.").--Bbb23 (talk) 22:46, 18 July 2014 (UTC)