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Image tagging for Image:Acne amy.jpg[edit]

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WP:IMAGE[edit]

hey guys - i have looked up all i could find on image tagging, fair use, etc. but i do not know how to implement it. i want to claim that the image is protected under your fair use clause, and also add the copywrite info - that is held by Topps Chewing Gum, Inc. Where do I put this stuff? Thanks... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Girona7 (talkcontribs)

In what page will you place the image (since it's fair use)? You'd upload the image and use the appropriate tag in the Licensing section of the image page. Xiner (talk, email) 22:06, 14 February 2007 (UTC)
Sorry. Go to Image:Acne amy.jpg, click Edit this page, and use one of these. Xiner (talk, email) 22:30, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

I've removed {{no copyright holder|month=February|day=14|year=2007}} from the image. You added the correct license but have to remove that. Cheers. Xiner (talk, email) 22:55, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned fair use image (Image:Acne_amy.jpg)[edit]

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DYK for Sylvia Pressler[edit]

Updated DYK query On March 3, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Sylvia Pressler, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

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You're invited: Ada Lovelace, STEM women edit-a-thon at Harvard[edit]

U.S. Ada Lovelace Day 2012 edit-a-thon, Harvard University - You are invited!
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Now in its fourth year, Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and related fields. Participants from around New England are invited to gather together at Harvard Law School to edit and create Wikipedia entries on women who have made significant contributions to the STEM fields.
Register to attend or sign up to participate remotely - visit this page to do either.
00:21, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Collaborative[edit]

WikiWomen Unite!
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Hi Girona7! Women around the world who edit and contribute to Wikipedia are coming together to celebrate each other's work, support one another, and engage new women to also join in on the empowering experience of shaping the sum of all the world's knowledge - through the WikiWomen's Collaborative.

As a WikiWoman, we'd love to have you involved! You can do this by:

We can't wait to have you involved, and feel free to drop by our meta page (under construction) to see how else you can get involved!

Can't wait to have you involved! SarahStierch (talk) 00:59, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

projector[edit]

Hi,

Did you plan on having a projector available at the Edit-a-thon. I have a little powerpoint with some examples of problematic edits but if there isn't a projector I can skip it. GabrielF (talk) 04:21, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

barnstar[edit]

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For organizing the Ada Lovelace Edit-a-thon at Harvard, which brought new users and much-needed content to the project. Congratulations on a successful event! GabrielF (talk) 02:28, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Advice for edit-a-thon[edit]

Hi! I am organizing an edit-a-thon at UMass Lowell and saw your stuff about the ADL edit-a-thon at Harvard. This is the first time I have done this. Any advice for the day of? I have been preparing heavily and promoting based on everything I have found so far. I am mostly worried about the actual event. Did you have to keep people focused? What happened on the day of? What did you, as the organizer have to do? You can post on my profile or email me at sara_marks at uml.edu --LibraryGurl (talk) 20:20, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for March 9[edit]

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Thank you![edit]

Thanks for the barnstar. By the way, I just wrote an article about the scientist Min Chiu Li. If you have a minute, I'd very much appreciate if you could read it and give me your expert advice. GabrielF (talk) 16:43, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the review. I added a bit more detail about the chronology. I may tweak it a bit more. In terms of Li's later life and recognition - I was surprised at how little information was available. I have not been able to find an obituary. By contrast, there were several obituaries and memorial papers about Li's boss at NCI Roy Hertz. The only paper I could find that was specifically about Li came out in 2002, 22 years after his death. Hertz died in 2002 so this paper may have been an attempt to recognize Li in light of the tributes to Hertz. I've based a lot of the detail on Li's own account of his experiments. Ideally, if there were better third-party sources I wouldn't do this, but the fact that his retrospective paper appeared in a peer-reviewed journal, and that there are so few secondary sources that speak to his thinking and motivation give me some confidence in relying on this source. A logical next step, if I'm still interested in this topic, would be to write an article about Hertz.
I think this lack of information on his later life just makes your question of why he didn't receive more recognition - even a Nobel Prize nomination - more interesting. Reading between the lines from the fact that he was fired from NCI and that later articles focused on Hertz (in one case prompting Li to reply with a letter to the editor), I get the impression that Li was not particularly well liked. He also didn't seem to have that big of an impact after this initial work in the 1950s.
Setting aside the personal issues, was this Nobel-worthy work on its merits? Li was smart enough or lucky enough to find a cancer that just happened to be very responsive to chemotherapy. However, choriocarcinoma is a pretty rare form of cancer (it occurs in about 1 in 20,000 pregnancies in the US and perhaps 1 in 2,000 in parts of the developing world). Mukherjee cites a source that says curing choriocarcinoma saves about 35 lives in the US each year, which is great but pales in comparison to, say, lung cancer. I think the historical significance of Li's work was that it demonstrated that chemotherapy could be useful for solid tumors. Farber had previously shown that chemotherapy could have some (small) benefits for leukemia but chemotherapy was still seen as very experimental. So I think Li's work was an important iterative step, but not a huge breakthrough. Farber himself didn't win a Nobel Prize. I want to include some information about the incidence of choriocarcinoma in my article.
That leads back to your question about the connection with Jane C. Wright. Li doesn't cite her in his account - although he does credit another female scientist (Von Gilse, a Dutch researcher who worked with Li at Sloan-Kettering in 1954 - he doesn't give a first name) with using methotrexate to treat a melanoma patient. The patient didn't improve, but the experience gave Li the insight about the hCG levels. I don't have evidence that Wright directly influenced Li but I think she set the stage for a lot of subsequent work by trying methotrexate on solid tumors for the first time.
Anyway, thanks again for the review! I nominated the article as a DYK and it should be featured on the main page tomorrow night. Best, GabrielF (talk) 17:12, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Geonotice[edit]

Sorry for the delay - I was away over the weekend. It's up now. Andrew Gray (talk) 14:22, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Your DYK nomination of Joan Feynman[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Joan Feynman at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 23:07, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Very impressed with your Feynman article[edit]

As I said above, looks wonderful. Hopefully you will have expanded it enough to get the DYK. If it makes it we are watching it and will help promote it within the skeptic and science community. We love DYK, so much excitement during that 8 hour window. Sgerbic (talk) 03:14, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

How to check size - Joan Feynman[edit]

Use Wikipedia:Did you know/DYKcheck. When you run it, it will tell you at the top of the page what the size is, and if it has been expanded 5X. — Maile (talk) 18:53, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks...Not sure I get the paste-in-URL route (it's not doing anything for me) but I appreciate the link. Girona7 (talk) 19:55, 31 March 2013 (UTC)
OK, I think maybe you also don't know you have a .js page. Try this:

1) Go to your main user page (not talk page), and up in the URL type a forward slash and after that these words: common.js, and then your Enter key. It will probably tell you no such page named User:Girona7/common.js exists and tell you that you can create the page. Click where it says you can create the page. It should open a blank edit box, just like you do in any other page, except up in your URL it will read: User:Girona7/common.js .

2) Copy and paste what is below into the blank edit box, and and hit your Enter key:

importScript('User:Shubinator/DYKcheck.js'); //DYKcheck tool

That should create your .js page with the DYKcheck tool in it. After that is created, look over to the left of your user page and see if in the Toolbox at the bottom it says DYK check. If it does, you're set up. All you have to do is go to any page and click the DYK check. It will run a check and tell you the count.

If you do not see the DYK check in the Toolbox, please post a message on Village pump (technical) and ask someone to look at your page to see what needs to be tweaked to get the DYK check into your toolbox. And good luck. — Maile (talk) 20:30, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Joan Feynman[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 16:17, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

I have reviewed your GA nomination of Henrietta Swan Leavitt. It just needs some additional referencing to pass. Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:13, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

INF FTW[edit]

How is boku? – SJ + 19:09, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

It is lovely, tho could use some more INFness :) Girona7 (talk) 19:17, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
Ah so :) Here is some PLoS joy to make up for it... – SJ + 01:45, 7 April 2013 (UTC)
Cool! Thanks. Girona7 (talk) 04:25, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Your thanks[edit]

Hi there!

I was very flattered that you thanked me for your DYK message, but unfortunately, the message was sent by a bot, so I cannot take any credit for it whatsoever.

Having said that (I don't know if you did), it would be really nice if you said thank you to your reviewers next time. Everyone is just doing something they love, so there's no need to say thank you, but that was really, really nice and I don't deserve it.

Lastly, thank you! Wonderful article. Really happy it got on the main page. PanydThe muffin is not subtle 16:40, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Hey there - Gotcha on the bot. I actually think I did thank my reviewers already...They were extremely helpful in answering my questions along the way and I was grateful. I'll go check to see if I missed any! Also, I'd like to learn how to become a reviewer myself now, so I can return the favor; that's high on my to-do list :) Anyway, appreciate the note! Cheers, Girona7 (talk) 04:56, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

re: swag[edit]

Hi,

I never got an email back from User:Jalexander, the foundation's merchandise manager. Try emailing him at jalexander@wikimedia.org. Good luck with the meetup in AZ! GabrielF (talk) 00:49, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Mention me and I shall appear (the benefits of the new notification system)! If I didn't get back to you I apologize let me look through my email again (I get far too much and it sometimes get buried :( ) and I'm happy to see if we can do something for this meetup as well (assuming it is 2 different requests and not the same one). Shoot me an email Girona7. Jalexander--WMF 01:17, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
Leaving this here so that it's all on one spot, I found and responded to your email Girona7, I think I see what happened :( but if you still need anything we can figure it out. Jalexander--WMF 01:26, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
Cool, thanks to you both, and no worries - Just responded on email. Cheers Girona7 (talk) 01:37, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks James! GabrielF (talk) 02:19, 8 May 2013 (UTC)


Re:Tucson Edit-a-Thon[edit]

Hi Girona7,Tucson would love to get involved in this event. As far as I know, we haven't had any Wikipedia meet-ups down here. I definitely haven't put anything like this together, so your help would be much obliged! Thank you, Cati (talk) 08:53, 8 May 2013 (UTC)User:Caitlin.swartz

Sounds great, Cati! I'm going to beef up the event page in the next couple of days and try reaching out to other Arizonans as well before publicizing. Will definitely be in touch! -maia Girona7 (talk) 15:56, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
Sorry I missed it, Girona7! Perhaps next time. paulshikleejr (talk) 23:06, 28 July 2013 (AZT)

Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

World Digital Library Wikipedia Partnership - We need you!
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Hi Girona7! I'm the Wikipedian In Residence at the World Digital Library, a project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO. I'm recruiting Wikipedians who are passionate about history & culture to participate in improving Wikipedia using the WDL's vast free online resources. Participants can earn our awesome WDL barnstar and help to disseminate free knowledge from over 100 libraries in 7 different languages. Multilingual editors are welcome! (But being multilingual is not a requirement.) Please sign up to participate here. Thanks for editing Wikipedia and I look forward to working with you! SarahStierch (talk) 21:39, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Edit-a-thon Invitation[edit]

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Please join the Chemical Heritage Foundation Edit-a-Thon, June 20, 2013.
Build content relating to women in science, chemistry and the history of science.
Use the hashtag #GlamCHF and write your favorite scientist or chemist into Wikipedian history!

We'd love to have you involved! I've added some of the Ada day scientists to our list of pages to work on, so you will see some familiar names. Best wishes, Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 15:15, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting[edit]

You are invited to the 2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting, on 20 July 2013 in Boston! We will be talking about the future of the chapter, including GLAM, Wiki Loves Monuments, and where we want to take our chapter in the future! EdwardsBot (talk) 09:53, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Mrs. Met[edit]

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Thanks for helping me get started![edit]

.........Pomponia Leto (talk) 01:41, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for helping with citation edits[edit]

I admit, I have trouble typing the citation references correctly so they don't get screwed up. I appreciate your help with the Bruce C. Murray article. Raryel (talk) 14:41, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

You are most welcome, Raryel! In case you are unaware: A helpful trick is to use the citation toolbar anytime you add a citation. Simply put your cursor where you want the citation to go, then click "Cite" and then "Templates" on the menu atop the text editing area. Anyway, thanks for your work on the Murray article, too! You've made some important additions. Girona7 (talk) 23:02, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Linda Katehi: Involvement in STEM[edit]

Hello Girona7! I found your name on the list of members at the WikiProject Women scientists page and wanted to ask you for your help. Maybe you've seen the message I left on the Women scientists discussion page last week, but I'm looking for someone to help with part of the article for UC Davis chancellor Linda Katehi.

Right now the information under the "Involvement in STEM" heading in her article is actually just about STEM in California in general. I'd like to replace this information with a few paragraphs that are about Katehi instead.

I am aware, as an editor with a conflict of interest, that I shouldn't fix up this information myself so I have shared on the article's discussion page a few paragraphs that I think would be a good replacement. Here is my earlier message. Would you be able to take a look at this and maybe help me out?

Thank you for looking at this. LindaF UC Davis (talk) 21:06, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Hello again Girona7! I replied to your message on the Linda Katehi discussion page, would you mind taking a quick look? Thanks! LindaF UC Davis (talk) 17:06, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
Hi Girona7. If you haven't seen, Kirill Lokshin added my replacement into the article, so the request is now taken care of. Thank you for your help here. Would you be interested in reviewing the updated information I'm putting together for the "Work" section of Linda's article?
Thanks again! LindaF UC Davis (talk) 17:45, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
Hi LindaF UC Davis - I'm glad it worked out. Thanks for your efforts to improve Wikipedia! By the way, if you are ever interested in getting other UC Davis community members to improve articles on UC Davis-related topics, you might consider an edit-a-thon. My opinion is that conflicts of interest can vary in degree, and that sometimes it's perfectly fine to make edits, even if you have a connection to the subject, so long as you are transparent about it, as you have been in this one case. Edit-a-thons that cover location-based or university-based themes are relatively common, and a great way to introduce students, faculty, and staff to Wikipedia. For more information on how to get one going, check out this page. Girona7 (talk) 18:16, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

ThatCampPhilly Edit-a-thon Invitation[edit]

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Please join the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at THATCamp Philly, September 27, 2013, held at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Bring your own content to work on, or get an early start on Ada Lovelace Day with our resources about women in science, chemistry and the history of science. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 16:17, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Linda Katehi: Work[edit]

Hello again Girona7! It took me a little longer than I thought it would, but I've pasted another portion of the Linda Katehi article on the discussion page for other editors to look over. I've rewritten the information under the "Work" heading this time, because it doesn't have footnotes to support the information, which I understand information on Wikipedia should have. Here is the new message about this if you're able to help out again.

Thank you for looking at this. LindaF UC Davis (talk) 16:13, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Apparently, I can do this.

Jendeaderick (talk) 17:32, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the kitten, Jendeaderick!


Ambassador query[edit]

Greetings, Girona7. I sent a shaggy dog ambassador query to your .....@nasw.org address. Is that the best way to contact you about such issues?

Thanks, Twepperson (talk) 16:26, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Linda Katehi: Reorganization and 2011 Occupy protest[edit]

Hello, Girona7. Thank you again for your previous help on the Linda Katehi page under the "Involvement in STEM" heading. Very recently, I've left two new messages on the discussion page for editors to look over about restructuring the entire article in order to organize the information more logically and about condensing the information about the protest in 2011, so that the section just focuses on Katehi's actions. Here is the new message about reorganizing the page and my other message is directly below that one. If you're able to help out again can you look over either, or both if you have time, of these messages and let me know what you think?

Thank you for looking at this. LindaF UC Davis (talk) 23:55, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi LindaF UC Davis. I appreciate the work you are trying to do for Katehi's page. At the same time, I don't really have the time to review this right now, and I'm going to be honest and throw out there that I'm also not sure I agree with your taking so much energy to restructure her page, knowing the direct relationship you have with UC Davis. As I've said previously, I appreciate your honesty in disclosing your relationship, but at the same time, I would remind you that Wikipedia is not a platform for publicity. The edits from last time seemed appropriate, but when you start asking to condense or remove content relating to a controversy, that raises a red flag for me. Girona7 (talk) 14:25, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

Solar eclipses[edit]

Look much better when they are taken from Saturn. – SJ + 02:49, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks much...and I wholeheartedly agree ;) Girona7 (talk) 03:05, 15 November 2013 (UTC)
If only we could take a quick trip out there.... – SJ + 02:18, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

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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Art and Feminism Editathon / Feb 1[edit]

Hi Girona7, I saw your post about starting an event. If you want any assistance, ping us at artandfeminismwiki@gmail.com. --Theredproject (talk) 03:47, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, will do. It's just a matter of seeing if someone will take the reins b/c I've been swamped and really need someone else in our local group to host this. Will definitely let you know if we are able to get it going. Girona7 (talk) 03:51, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
Sounds good. If you need a space to meet in, I might be able to help. Also, I just popped over to your website from your user page and saw your name... did you go to Brown?--Theredproject (talk) 03:53, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
Cool. Let me send a notice to the Boston-area folks to see if anyone will take the lead, and if not then I may ask about your possible location. And yep, I went to Brown :) Did you as well? Girona7 (talk) 04:01, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
Yes, '00. Michael Mandiberg. Your name sounded really familiar from Brown, but I can't remember from where (maybe VA, were you part of BDH?). Let me know if you want assistance re: location. My best means of contact is email, which is my firstname@lastname.com.--Theredproject (talk) 12:17, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
I was in the Chattertocks and was an editor/reporter at the BDH. Class of '99. Nice to connect with a fellow Brownie. Will email you if I get any responses about someone willing to take this on. Girona7 (talk) 16:32, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
BDH. I was a photographer during my first two years. Also, SMFA and MassArt are down to host. They are just figuring out which has the best venue. I have passed on the info re: organizing that you sent to Pharos and will patch you in once I get them to finalize the time and location. Is the email on your maiaw.com website the best email to reach you? If not, shoot me an email at first@last.comTheredproject (talk) 23:06, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Hey, back at you[edit]

This was great, altho I do feel I got a lot of learning for just a bit of editing :} Gloria Ruth Love (talk) 21:10, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK list[edit]

Girona7, thanks for adding Joan Feynman to the project. It's not necessary, however, to add it manually to the list at WP:WOMENSCI: that list is periodically updated by a bot for articles that are tagged by the wikiproject. RockMagnetist (talk) 05:48, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Ah, got it. Thanks for letting me know, @RockMagnetist. Girona7 (talk) 16:42, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

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.
Questions? Contact Girona7 (talk)
Thanks for the invite - this is a particularly busy "RL" period for me - but if you all have specific areas or questions or issues, leave a note on my talk page. -Classicfilms (talk) 18:11, 27 February 2014 (UTC)


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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thanks[edit]

for your note: I'll try to make it! best, -Darouet (talk) 21:39, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Great, hope to see you there! Girona7 (talk) 01:14, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for taking the time to talk and to give me the new tips! I'm working at it slowly. I'll DEFINITELY be in touch. Shaslang (talk) 01:18, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 09 April 2014[edit]

question[edit]

Hi Girona7! I have a question: if there is something in an entry that is totally weird and irrelevant, is it OK to delete it without going to the talk page for the entry and asking? What are the rules for making major revisions (send me to the info page so you don't have to explain from scratch!). Thanks!! Shaslang (talk) 00:55, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi, @Shaslang. Yes, you can just delete anything that's odd or strange or that doesn't make sense. You don't have to leave a talk page message, but you should definitely leave a note in the "Edit Summary" field (right above "save page" / "preview" buttons). Here's a page on basic editing policies, including removing stuff. Personally, I suggest you make a number of smaller deletions rather than one larger deletion if possible so that a) you can more easily explain why you are removing each bundle of text w/o having to use the talk page; and b) if other ppl have issues with what you did, they won't revert the whole thing, but only the part they have issues with. Hope that helps... Girona7 (talk) 01:32, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
  • To be a little talkpagestalkish and chime in - @Shaslang:, I forget what article it was, but at one point I deleted more than 10,000 words in one edit from an article because I thought the article was better without any of those words in it. With really big deletions like that it's definitely better to make a talk page note about it, but I'd highly encourage you to go ahead and delete stuff that just doesn't make sense when you come across it. In academic settings there's sometimes a hesitancy or reluctance to make mass deletions when someone asks you to edit their writing, but the same thing doesn't quite apply here, because articles don't belong to anyone in particular. (Of course, some people will still get offended when you delete content from an article - but plenty of weird things happen on Wikipedia, and that's usually one of the easier situations to calm down.) Also, hi Girona! I think I met you in DC previously though I'm not sure, but have been an online collaborator of Sally's for a while. Kevin Gorman (talk) 03:46, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 23 April 2014[edit]

Edit-a-thon invite[edit]

The Signpost: 30 April 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 07 May 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 14 May 2014[edit]

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.

If you have any questions, please leave a message at Kevin Rutherford's talk page. You can unsubscribe from future notifications for Boston-area events by removing your name from this list.

The Signpost: 21 May 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 28 May 2014[edit]

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:

If you have any questions, please leave a message at Kevin Rutherford's talk page. You can unsubscribe from future notifications for Boston-area events by removing your name from this list.

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:

If you have any questions, please leave a message at Kevin Rutherford's talk page. You can unsubscribe from future notifications for Boston-area events by removing your name from this list.

The Signpost: 04 June 2014[edit]

Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

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 some cities, or you can participate remotely. Wikimedia Commons will also be hosting an LGBT-related photo challenge.

In Portland, there are two ways to contribute. One is a photography campaign called "Pride PDX", for pictures related to LGBT culture and history. The Wiki Loves Pride edit-a-thon will be held on Saturday, June 21 from noon–4pm at Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 236 at Portland State University. Prior Wikipedia editing is not required; assistance will be available the day of the event. Attendees should bring their own laptops and cords.

Feel free to showcase your work here!


If you have any questions, please leave a message here. You can unsubscribe from future notifications for Oregon-related events and projects by removing your name from this list.

The Signpost: 11 June 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 18 June 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 25 June 2014[edit]

DYK for Barbara Askins[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 11:27, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 02 July 2014[edit]

Edit-a-thons![edit]

Maia, thanks for hosting the recent gathering on Edit-a-thons. We're discussing the possibility of hosting something here at Houghton Library. Because of your substantial experience with these sorts of gatherings (and you're so close by!), I wondered if you might be willing to help either in planning or executing a Houghton Edit-a-thon. We are still in the very, very early planning stages so everything is fairly conceptual right now. Feel free to message me on my talk page or email. Best, --Rob at Houghton (talk) 13:23, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Rob at Houghton! Can you give me a sense of when you were thinking of doing this? Unfortunately my summer is rather booked at the moment, but let me know your desired timing. Truthfully, my schedule becomes much freer after Ada Lovelace Day in mid-October, so if you can wait that long, late Oct or early Nov could work for me. Best, Girona7 (talk) 16:42, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
Hey Rob, I'm also willing to help out in the meantime if Maia is busy during that date, either on-site or from afar. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 02:45, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
It hasn't been confirmed how long my appointment here will last but I think we're aiming for September; conversations have been more conceptual so far and few details are solidified. We considered making this an "internal" rather than "public" editathon, for what it's worth. As more decisions are made, I'll keep you both in the loop. --Rob at Houghton (talk) 13:11, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 09 July 2014[edit]

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The Signpost: 23 July 2014[edit]