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Two Chicago edit-a-thons this April![edit]

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Hey folks! We've got two exciting edit-a-thons happening in Chicago during the third week of April:

If you're interested in meeting up and working together with other Wikipedians at these fantastic institutions, please RSVP at the event pages linked above. If you know someone else interested in learning about or editing Wikipedia, invite them! We will provide training and resources for new editors at both events. For questions about the events, please refer to the event pages or contact I JethroBT (talk · contribs). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:16, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

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Are there any food allergies or special dietary requests for Saturday? Need to know asap. Thanks! TeriEmbrey (talk) 16:43, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
@TeriEmbrey: I'm a pescetarian. Nick Number (talk) 19:11, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
@Nick Number: I know there will be a few veggie meals. Will that be ok? TeriEmbrey (talk) 19:14, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
@TeriEmbrey: Yes, that will be fine. Thanks. Nick Number (talk) 19:22, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
@Nick Number and TeriEmbrey: As Teri said above, there will be some non-meat options available. See you tomorrow! I, JethroBT drop me a line 19:18, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

On my way. Drummerdg (talk) 15:26, 18 April 2015 (UTC)


We talked about mentoring here and you responded to me specifically here. I am ready to talk. You had asked me about what I need help with. I will be happy to discuss with you if you have time and/or with @EuroCarGT: who appears to be off-line. David Tornheim (talk) 22:36, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

David Tornheim I am currently mentoring another user at the moment. I find that mentoring a user will lead to utilizing a lot of time, so unfortunately I am unable to mentor you at this time, perhaps I JethroBT could assist you through this mentoring process. Regards, ///EuroCarGT 01:59, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know. :) David Tornheim (talk) 02:54, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
@David Tornheim: I've also been pretty occupied with mentoring, as well as conducting some analysis for the Co-op itself-- I lead the development of the project and the grant that funded the project is coming to close. I'll make a post over at Wikipedia talk:Co-op to find another mentor for you. Thanks for your patience, David. I, JethroBT drop me a line 21:37, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Many thanks for stepping in to help with my first article -

I appreciate your support and that of Huon in the course of its publication. Morg4kele (talk) 09:12, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 08 April 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 08 April 2015[edit]

A new reference tool[edit]

Hello Books & Bytes subscribers. There is a new Visual Editor reference feature in development called Citoid. It is designed to "auto-fill" references using a URL or DOI. We would really appreciate you testing whether TWL partners' references work in Citoid. Sharing your results will help the developers fix bugs and improve the system. If you have a few minutes, please visit the testing page for simple instructions on how to try this new tool. Regards, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:47, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/April 14, 2015[edit]

I decided I wasn't happy with my first effort, and gave it another shot. See what you think. - Dank (push to talk) 01:47, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

@Dank: I like your revisions for this second version. I just added a "CE" for the century for specification. I think one important detail to mention is that taiko refer to a large category of drums, and does not refer to just one specific drum (like the one in the picture). I was thinking about something like, Taiko are a large category of drums introduced to Japan through Korean and Chinese influence... What do you think? I, JethroBT drop me a line 06:09, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
Excellent point, that really helps. I stole "a broad range of Japanese percussion instruments" from the article. I reverted "CE" ... Print sources more often leave it off (for the 6th century, anyway), and many Main Page readers won't know what it means. Both AD and CE generate a little drama, and who needs it. - Dank (push to talk) 13:26, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
@Dank: No problem on the CE thing. If it's going to just cause trouble, I'm fine without it. Thanks for the "broad range" addition. I, JethroBT drop me a line 20:06, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
Congratulations. Tremendous amount of work that went into this. Sorry I couldn't be more help, but it's great to have this. Excellent addition to our coverage of Japanese music. – Margin1522 (talk) 09:47, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
@Margin1522: Thanks! I'm grateful for the feedback you were able to give-- no need to apologize. The article has been a fun two-year project of mine. I remember that before I started editing it, there were almost no references for the entire article, and yet there was all this content to it. There was so much work to do, but I found myself pretty excited by the prospect of investigating and reading about it all. I, JethroBT drop me a line 17:03, 14 April 2015 (UTC)


Hello, I JethroBT,
On my talk page, Cavalierman was mentioning getting a mentor and I thought of the Co-op. I don't know much about your program except you match up mentees and mentors but I saw you received a grant for setting it up so you might know the next step to take here. Thanks for any help you can provide. Liz Read! Talk! 17:54, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

@Liz: Thanks Liz, I've sent an invite to the editor. I, JethroBT drop me a line 09:32, 14 April 2015 (UTC)


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imagine others complexly
Thank you, percussionist Jethro, for quality articles such as Taiko, Retrieval-induced forgetting, List of compositions by Paul Manz and John Robinson (aviator), for GA reviews and your essay imagine others complexly, for helping new users, responses to user feedback and for "It's a good life", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:15, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

@Gerda Arendt: This was very kind of you, Gerda. Life has been somewhat stressful for me lately, and so this was a great surprise! I am glad to be building this encyclopedia with awesome editors like you. Thank you. I, JethroBT drop me a line 09:09, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
I mentioned it here, infectious "good life" is very welcome! Sorry to hear that you need some yourself, best wishes for less stress, - I understand that drumming is good for that also! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:25, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Mary Edwards Walker article[edit]

Hi, I need help. A vandal has been repeatedly blanking the Mary Edwards Walker article and the bot can't keep up. How do we report it and get the content back? I might have asked this before, but I didn't save the info where I'd find it again quickly. It seems the biographies of women soldiers have been having this happen a lot over the last two months. TeriEmbrey (talk) 16:51, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

@TeriEmbrey: Thanks for alerting me. I've blocked the editor for a period of six months, as there is a history from this IP location. You can report these cases to Administrator intervention against vandalism to stop the behavior. In terms of getting the content back, you can simply undo the removals or unproductive changes made to the article. See you this weekend! I, JethroBT drop me a line 17:09, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
Many thanks! I've bookmarked the Administrator intervention page. For this weekend, did anyone ask for vegetarian or have another dietary restriction? I need to let Katie know so the food order gets placed. TeriEmbrey (talk) 17:14, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
@TeriEmbrey: Nobody has mentioned anything, but I think it would be good to have 3-5 vegetarian options to be on the safe side. Thanks, I, JethroBT drop me a line 17:37, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
Ok. Thanks! TeriEmbrey (talk) 18:06, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 15 April 2015[edit]