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The Signpost: 28 January 2015[edit]


Hi! I'm currently working on referencing unreferenced ant articles and found this paragraph you wrote in 2007 (the section has actually never been edited):

"Unlike other genera in Dolichoderinae, Iridomyrmex ants have the front margin of the clypeus above the mandibles highly modified with convex areas towards the sides and a central projection, which varies from strongly to weakly developed. The compound eyes are relatively high on the head and away from the mandibles."

From Heterick, B. E.; Shattuck, S. (2011). "Revision of the ant genus Iridomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)". Zootaxa 2845: 1–174.  (p. 18):

"The anterior margin of the clypeus above the mandibles is usually highly modified with convex areas towards the sides and a central projection ... varies from strongly to weakly developed ... The compound eyes are placed relatively high on the head and away from the mandibles (Shattuck, 1992b, fig. 95).

Shattuck, S.O. (1992b) Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology, 21, 1–181.

My gut reaction was to remove it due to copyvio, but after looking up the Shattuck (1992) article, I'm more inclined to believe that Heterick & Shattuck (2011) used your text (Wikipedia is a free resouce after all) but failed to attribute it (...which is still required). I do not expect you to remember which sources you used when you created the Iridomyrmex article 8 years ago, but it is possible that both you and Heterick & Shattuck (2011) used some public domain text. In any case, I'd like to clear this up and either rewrite the section or leave a message on the article's talk page to future editors. jonkerztalk 21:44, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

@Jonkerz:: It was the CSIRO site, now archived at [1]. Thanks. howcheng {chat} 02:47, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

LA edit-a-thons on February 14, 17, and 21[edit]

Redondo Loves Wikipedia (2/14), Wik-Ed Women (2/17), and Unforgetting LA at the Getty (2/21)!
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The LA Wikipedia community has three events in mid-February -- please consider attending!

First, we have a Valentine's Day edit-a-thon appropriately named Redondo Loves Wikipedia, which will take place at the Redondo Beach Public Library from 10am to 1pm on Saturday, February 14. Join library staff, the Redondo Beach Historical Society, and others to help improve Wikipedia's coverage of Redondo Beach!

Second, we have a Wik-Ed Women editing session on Tuesday, February 17 from 6pm to 10pm at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive downtown. This series of informal get-togethers is designed to encourage Los Angeles women-in-the-arts (though all are welcome!) to contribute their expertise to Wikipedia, specifically expanding content about women artists.

Third, we have an Unforgetting LA event put on by East of Borneo in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute. Come help improve Wikipedia's coverage of LA design and architecture, and have an awesome free day at the museum -- parking will be validated for edit-a-thon participants! If you'd like to use particular books from GRI's great collection, be sure to email before 2/13 (instructions at event page).

And be sure to check out our main meetup page, because we already have three SoCal events scheduled for early March!

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:58, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 04 February 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 11 February 2015[edit]

February 19 also Vietnamese New Year on this year, Losar is a public holiday in Bhutan.-- (talk) 08:54, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
Unfortunately, Tết is ineligible to appear due to needing more references. howcheng {chat} 09:24, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 18 February 2015[edit]

Complaint about one user[edit]

Hi Howcheng! The user User:Samaneh-davoudi-jende had written in my talk page the massage very very rude. In addition, he did this with the user name that is very similar to my own user name, but with a different word that is very rude word (jende). I checked his contribution. He made this account just to misbehave me. Please help me! Is it possible that remove this user? Is it possible that remove the information of the massage in history of my talk page. This user is too rude and he was irreverence to me. Can you check the IP of the user. Thanks!Samaneh-davoudi (talk) 06:45, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

@Samaneh-davoudi: I've indef-blocked this user. However, I cannot check the user's IP, nor can I remove the edit from your history. You'll need someone with CheckUser access for the first and Oversight access for the second. howcheng {chat} 06:53, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks so much Howcheng for blocking him and for your guidance.Best regards! Samaneh-davoudi (talk) 07:42, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 25 February 2015[edit]