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- 2 Please comment on Talk:Columbia Township, Lorain County, Ohio
- 3 Wikipedia email re Newspapers.com signup
- 4 Editing 1896 Presidential Ticket Box for Populist Inclusion
- 5 Please comment on Talk:Anwar Ibrahim
- 6 Editing for Women's History in March
- 7 Books and Bytes - Issue 10
- 8 Please join the discussion on Talk:Glengarry Glen Ross (film)
- 9 Please comment on Talk:Democratic Party (United States)
- 10 WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 2
- 11 Nomination of Doug Casey for deletion
- 12 Please comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Australian politics
- 13 Speedy deletion nomination of Talk:Paradise (to be) Regained
Please comment on Talk:Columbia Township, Lorain County, Ohio
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Editing 1896 Presidential Ticket Box for Populist Inclusion
- I have been trying to edit the Presidential Ticket Box to display the vote Jennings Bryan recieved on the Democratic and People's tickets seperately, with a third row for the total "complete" vote of the two, similar to how they are done with fusion tickets in New York. However I am unsure how to do this given the construction of the box is different from the more generic kinds I have used elsewhere, and experimentation has led nowhere. Essentially I am trying to restructure the box so it displays:
- Presidential Candidate
- Rows 1-3: William Jennings Bryan
- Row 1: Democratic
- Row 2: Peoples's
- Row 3: Total
- Home State
- Rows 1-3: Nebraska
- Popular Vote (Count)
- Row 1: 6,286,469
- Row 2: 222,583
- Row 3: 6,509,052
- Popular Vote (%)
- Row 1: 45.11%
- Row 2: 1.60%
- Row 3: 46.70%
- Electoral Vote
- Row 1: 149
- Row 2: 27
- Row 3: 176
- Running Mate (Vice Presidential Candidate)
- Row 1: Arthur Sewall
- Row 2: Thomas E. Watson
- Row 3: Greyed Out
- Running Mate (Home State)
- Row 1: Maine
- Row 2: Georgia
- Row 3: Greyed Out
- Running Mate (Electoral Vote)
- Row 1: 149
- Row 2: 27
- Row 3: Greyed Out
- Now while this isn't important in the scheme of things, I'd like to know how to do it because I also plan(ned) on posting the state-by-state totals for the seperate Democratic and Peoples's tickets, and I fully understand how to work with the table used there tedious as it may be to edit. I ultimately figured that it would be better that the data in the Presidential Ticket box should match with the summaries in the State-by-State box (even though presently, due to me holding off, it doesn't), but I'm not keen on adding a bunch of reference tags detalining the break-down of the votes in about thirty of so states between the Democratic and Peoples's tickets. --Ariostos (talk) 18:07, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
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Editing for Women's History in March
I am very excited to announce this month’s events, focused on Women’s History Month:
- Sunday, March 8: Women in the Arts 2015 Edit-a-thon – 10 AM to 4 PM
- Wednesday, March 11: March WikiSalon – 7 PM to 9 PM
- Friday, March 13: NIH Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon – 9 AM to 4 PM
- Saturday, March 21: Women in STEM Edit-a-Thon at DCPL – 12 PM
- Friday, March 27: She Blinded Me with Science, Part III – 10 AM to 4 PM
- Saturday, March 28: March Dinner Meetup – 6 PM
Hope you can make it to an event! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.
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Books and Bytes - Issue 10
Please join the discussion on Talk:Glengarry Glen Ross (film)
Hello! I am soliciting comments for an RfC that is currently open on the "Glengarry Glen Ross (film)" page. There is disagreement about where the film was set (New York vs. Chicago).
One of the issues is whether it is original research to cite to elements in the film itself (including props, dialogue, and a statement in the end credits that it was "filmed on location in New York City") to establish setting.
Please comment on Talk:Democratic Party (United States)
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WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 2
For this month's issue...
Making sense of a lot of data.
Work on our prototype will begin imminently. In the meantime, we have to understand what exactly we're working with. To this end, we generated a list of 71 WikiProjects, based on those brought up on our Stories page and those who had signed up for pilot testing. For those projects where people told stories, we coded statements within those stories to figure out what trends there were in these stories. This approach allowed us to figure out what Wikipedians thought of WikiProjects in a very organic way, with very little by way of a structure. (Compare this to a structured interview, where specific questions are asked and answered.) This analysis was done on 29 stories. Codes were generally classified as "benefits" (positive contributions made by a WikiProject to the editing experience) and "obstacles" (issues posed by WikiProjects, broadly speaking). Codes were generated as I went along, ensuring that codes were as close to the original data as possible. Duplicate appearances of a code for a given WikiProject were removed.
We found 52 "benefit" statements encoded and 34 "obstacle" statements. The most common benefit statement referring to the project's active discussion and participation, followed by statements referring to a project's capacity to guide editor activity, while the most common obstacles made reference to low participation and significant burdens on the part of the project maintainers and leaders. This gives us a sense of WikiProjects' big strength: they bring people together, and can be frustrating to editors when they fail to do so. Meanwhile, it is indeed very difficult to bring editors together on a common interest; in the absence of a highly motivated core of organizers, the technical infrastructure simply isn't there.
We wanted to pair this qualitative study with quantitative analysis of a WikiProject and its "universe" of pages, discussions, templates, and categories. To this end I wrote a script called ProjAnalysis which will, for a given WikiProject page (e.g. Wikipedia:WikiProject Star Trek) and WikiProject talk-page tag (e.g. Template:WikiProject Star Trek), will give you a list of usernames of people who edited within the WikiProject's space (the project page itself, its talk page, and subpages), and within the WikiProject's scope (the pages tagged by that WikiProject, excluding the WikiProject space pages). The output is an exhaustive list of usernames. We ran the script to analyze our test batch of WikiProjects for edits between March 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015, and we subjected them to further analysis to only include those who made 10+ edits to pages in the projects' scope, those who made 4+ edits to the projects' space, and those who made 10+ edits to pages in scope but not 4+ edits to pages in the projects' space. This latter metric gives us an idea of who is active in a certain subject area of Wikipedia, yet who isn't actively engaging on the WikiProject's pages. This information will help us prioritize WikiProjects for pilot testing, and the ProjAnalysis script in general may have future life as an application that can be used by Wikipedians to learn about who is in their community.
Complementing the above two studies are a design analysis, which summarizes the structure of the different WikiProject spaces in our test batch, and the comprehensive census of bots and tools used to maintain WikiProjects, which will be finished soon. With all of this information, we will have a game plan in place! We hope to begin working with specific WikiProjects soon.
As a couple of asides...
- Database Reports has existed for several years on Wikipedia to the satisfaction of many, but many of the reports stopped running when the Toolserver was shut off in 2014. However, there is good news: the weekly New WikiProjects and WikiProjects by Changes reports are back, with potential future reports in the future.
- WikiProject X has an outpost on Wikidata! Check it out. It's not widely publicized, but we are interested in using Wikidata as a potential repository for metadata about WikiProjects, especially for WikiProjects that exist on multiple Wikimedia projects and language editions.
That's all for now. Thank you for subscribing! If you have any questions or comments, please share them with us.
Nomination of Doug Casey for deletion
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Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Guy (Help!) 23:16, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
Please comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Australian politics
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Speedy deletion nomination of Talk:Paradise (to be) Regained
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