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Seasonal Greets![edit]

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Hello Keilana, May you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New year 2015.
Happy editing,
Rosiestep (talk) 01:48, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

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@Rosiestep: Aww, thank you so much! Keilana|Parlez ici 22:22, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Season's Greetings![edit]

Snacks at a Christmas party, Chatham, Ontario, 2014-12-13.jpg Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2015 !!!

Hello Keilana! As we gather to celebrate the changing of years and reflect on the meaning of life, the universe, and everything, I would like to wish you and yours a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Attached is a small snack which I hope will give you the energy to continue being an amazing person and editor in the coming year.


Happy editing,
 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:48, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

@Crisco 1492: Thank you so much, this is so sweet! :) Keilana|Parlez ici 22:21, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Well, chocolate is always good for the self-confidence :) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:45, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

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GOCE holiday 2014 newsletter[edit]

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Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the December Blitz. Of the 14 editors who signed up for the blitz, 11 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

January drive: The January backlog-reduction drive is just around the corner; sign up here!

Election time again: The election of coordinators to serve from January 1 to June 30, 2015 is now underway. The voting period runs from December 16, 00:01 (UTC), until December 31, 23:59. Please cast your vote—it's your Guild, and it doesn't run itself!

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The Signpost: 24 December 2014[edit]

Merry Christmas![edit]

Seasonal Greets![edit]

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Hello Keilana, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2015.
Happy editing,
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A Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year Keilana :) Best Wishes! TheGeneralUser (talk) 23:05, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

A woman scientist you may be interested in writing about...[edit]

Edith Kellman was one of the creators of the MKK spectral classification standard for stars, yet is without her own article at the moment. StringTheory11 (t • c) 21:09, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

@StringTheory11: Thanks so much for the heads up! I've started a stub to get things going.... Keilana|Parlez ici 01:52, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

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GA Cup - Round 4 (Semi-Finals)[edit]

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Happy New Year! We hope that all of our GA Cup competitors had an enjoyable and safe holiday season.

Monday saw the end of Round 3. Eight contestants moved forward to Round 4—the top two contestants from each of Round 3's three pools and the top two participants of all remaining users. It was an exciting competition, especially towards the end. Round 3's highest scorer was Jaguar, Round 2's wildcard, with an impressive 305 points, the highest score in the GA Cup thus far. Pool B was the closest race; J_Milburn and Cwmhiraeth switched places a few times in the final hours of the competition, although J Milburn edged out Cwmhiraeth by just 9 points. Pool A was, by far, the most competitive; four out of five moved onto Round 4, and its competitors earned a cumulative 935 points and reviewed 59 articles. Ritchie333, who came in second overall with 255 points, reviewed the most articles (17). Peacemaker67 and Wizardman earned the two wildcard slots, with 184 and 154 points, respectively. Congrats to all!

114 articles were reviewed this round, as compared to 110 in Round 2 and 117 in Round 1. The key to success in Round 3, like in Round 2, was reviewing articles with the longest nomination dates; everyone who moved forward reviewed articles from the pink nomination box (20 points) or reviewed articles that had languished in the queue for over 5 months (18 points). Many of these articles had languished because their nominators had left Wikipedia and had little chance of passing to GA, so our competitors provided a great service by helping remove them from the queue. Also as in Round 2, The Boat Race articles proved to be popular review choices, with 10% of all the articles reviewed in December. We appreciate the competitors' continued enthusiasm, even during the busy holiday season. At least one competitor even reviewed articles while preparing for a holiday meal!

For Round 4, participants have been randomly put in 2 pools of 4 contestants each. The top two in each pool will progress to the finals, as well as the top participant (5th place) of all remaining users. The semi-finals will start on January 1 at 0:00:01 UTC and end on January 29 at 23:59:59 UTC. Information about Round 4 and the pools can be found here.

We received some excellent feedback about how to improve the GA Cup in the future, including the definition of "quickfails" and the use of pools, which we'll seriously consider as we move forward. As a result of this feedback and the experience we've gained, there will be some changes to the rules come next years GA Cup.

Good luck to all our semi-finalists! It is the judges' hope that every competitor in the GA Cup continue to have fun and be enthusiastic about reviewing and passing articles to GA!

Cheers from Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

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WikiCup 2015 launch newsletter[edit]

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Round one of the 2015 WikiCup has begun! So far we've had around 80 signups, which close on February 5. If you have not already signed up and want to do so, then you can add your name here. There have been changes to to several of the points scores for various categories, and the addition of Peer Reviews for the first time. These will work in the same manner as Good Article Reviews, and all of the changes are summarised here.

Remember that only the top 64 scoring competitors will make it through to the second round, and one of the new changes this year is that all scores must be claimed within two weeks of an article's promotion or appearance, so don't forget to add them to your submissions pages! If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAN, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages. Good luck! Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Miyagawa (talk · contribs) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs)
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The Signpost: 31 December 2014[edit]

GOCE 2014 report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors 2014 Annual Report
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Our 2014 Annual Report is now ready for review.

Highlights:

  • Summary of Drives, Blitzes, and the Requests page;
  • Review the election results;
  • Membership news;
  • Changes around the Guild's pages;
  • Plans for 2015.
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Books and Bytes - Issue 9[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 9, November-December 2014
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), Sadads (talk · contribs)

  • New donations, including real-paper-and-everything books, e-books, science journal databases, and more
  • New TWL coordinators, conference news, a new open-access journal database, summary of library-related WMF grants, and more
  • Spotlight: "Global Impact: The Wikipedia Library and Persian Wikipedia" - a Persian Wikipedia editor talks about their experiences with database access in Iran, writing on the Persian project and the JSTOR partnership

Read the full newsletter

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wpniosh[edit]

hi looks like the back room part (ie project tags etc) of the niosh project needs some work - you ok if someone other than yourself starts - or should i leave it to you? your call satusuro 23:59, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

@SatuSuro: I'll be working on it this week but any advice/help would be very welcome! I'm really, really not good with templates. Keilana|Parlez ici 04:26, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
From what I can see so far - its not so much the template but the pages that make up an active wikiproject - very easy to reverse engineer from other projects that look compreghensively covered... satusuro 09:35, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

IdeaLab proposal[edit]

There is a proposal at the IdeaLab that may interest you. Lightbreather (talk) 20:11, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 07 January 2015[edit]

Your advice is welcome[edit]

Hi User:Keilana. I am coming to your talk page as I note you signed the The Autie Pact back in 2012. I am a non-neurotypical who lives with Autism in the form of Asperger Syndrome. If you know much about those of us on the Spectrum as well as Wikipedia editors on the Spectrum, you probably understand that editing and communication can be difficult enough for neurotypicals, excruciatingly difficult at times for editors like me with Autism. I am here on your talk page not because I am asking you to intervene, I am not canvassing for support. I am here because you signed the Autie Pact that is meant to be a way to move toward bridging the gap between neurotypical editors and editors with Autism Spectrum Disorder(s). Currently, there has been a discussion for a few days at AN/I regarding my ability to edit. I have been open there about being a person with Asperger's. When that information was brought forth, the reactions have been -- shall we say -- less than complimentary to those expressing their views about editors with Autism. This discussion and the comments from long-time and not-so-long-time editors is, in my opinion, an example of how far we still have to go in Wikipedia toward understanding that we are made up of editors with different editing styles and different ways of seeing the world. Of course, the difference in editors with Autism is more obvious and can be, at times, more maddening to neurotypicals. That said, with the rate of autism being somewhere between 1:55 - 1:110 and Wikipedia being a magnet for those with ASDs, I think it's fair to say that awareness is extremely important. Also important to remember is that discrimination against editors because they have ASDs is just not appropriate nor does it echo WP:AGF. If you are interested in seeing the thread at AN/I I am referring to, the link is here [1]. I have no expectation that you will look at it, my purpose here is really just awareness that Wikipedia still has a long way to go in the way of interactions and understanding between autism-spectrum editors and neurotypical editors. And, as the title of this section says, your advice would be welcome. Thanks for your time. -- WV 16:27, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

@Winkelvi: Hi WV, thanks for your message. I'll go take a look at the thread - and please do feel free to ask me for advice in the future if you need it. Though I don't have a lot of time right now, I will try to help when I can. :) Keilana|Parlez ici 18:22, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for your response as well as the offer to help in the future, Keilana. I appreciate it. -- WV 16:05, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Judy R. Franz[edit]

One of my trainees just wrote Judy R. Franz, which might be of interest to you. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:32, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

@Pigsonthewing: She sounds like a very interesting scientist! Thanks! :) Keilana|Parlez ici 19:33, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
And another with a Chicago connection: Mary Hefferan. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:57, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 14 January 2015[edit]

Test Kaffeeklatsch area for women-only[edit]

Since WikiProject Women as proposed at the IdeaLab may take some time to realize, and based on a discussion on the proposal's talk page, I have started a test Kaffeeklatsch area for women only (cisgender or trans-woman, regardless of sexual orientation).

It is a place where women can go and be sure they'll be able to participate in discussions without being dominated by men's advice, criticism, and explanations. If interested, your participation would be most welcome. Lightbreather (talk) 23:13, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 21 January 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 28 January 2015[edit]

GA Cup - The Finals[edit]

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GA Cup competitors and observers: Get ready, we're about to move into the finals of the inaugural GA Cup! Not nearly as important as another competition taking place this weekend, but significant none the less. No deflated footballs here, though!

Thursday saw the end of Round 4. Out of the 8 contestants in the semi-finals, 5 have moved to the finals. The semi-finals continued to be very competitive. The highest scorer overall was Ritchie333 from Pool B, with an impressive 488 points and a total of 36 articles reviewed, the most of any competitor; close behind was Jaguar (last round's wildcard), with 477 points and 29 reviews. At times, the competition between them was a real horse-race, and exciting for the judges to witness. Both Ritchie333 and Jaguar have moved onto the finals. In Pool A, Good888 with 294 points, and Wizardman with 179 also won slots in the final. 3family6 with 285 points, won the wildcard slot. We also had one withdrawal, due to outside-of-Wikipedia priorities. Congrats to all!

Although there were just 8 competitors, more reviews were conducted this round than in any other round—148, which demonstrates the commitment and enthusiasm of our participants. The most successful competitors, like in all previous rounds, reviewed articles that languished in the queue at GAC for at least five months (worth 18 points). The Boat Race articles were popular review choices again, with almost 20% of the articles reviewed this month.

In other news, we received another report from GA statistics page maintainer User:AmericanLemming. See here [2] for his take on the effect the GA Cup has had on Good Article reviews. He believes that we've made a real difference. AmericanLemming says: "As you can see, ...the GA Cup has done wonders when it comes to getting the oldest nominations reviewed much sooner thanks to the system whereby you get the most points for reviewing the oldest articles." Everyone involved with this competition, especially the competitors, should be very proud of what we've been able to accomplish!

The Final will start on February 1 at 0:00:01 UTC and end on February 26 at 23:59:59 UTC with a winner being crowned. Information about the Final can be found here.

Good luck to all our finalists!

Cheers from Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

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The Signpost: 04 February 2015[edit]

February 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors February 2015 Newsletter
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Drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in January's Backlog Elimination Drive. Of the 38 people who signed up for this drive, 21 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We were able to remove August 2013 from the general copyediting backlog and November 2014 from the request-page backlog. Many thanks, everyone!

Blitz: The February Blitz will run from February 15–21 and again focuses on the requests page. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one request article. Sign up here!

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GA Cup Feedback Form[edit]

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Greetings, all! 4 months ago the GA Cup began and now as it comes to a close, it's time to start thinking about the next competition! Below is a link to a Google Form with several questions. We want to here from you what you thought about the GA Cup. Just over half of the questions are required while the others are optional. If you don't want to answer one of the optional questions, feel free to skip it.

Your responses will only be visible to the three judges.

Thank-you to all particpants for making the first GA Cup a success and we hope to see you all come out again for the next competition!

2014-15 GA Cup Feedback Form

Cheers from Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

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The Signpost: 11 February 2015[edit]

Native American literature wikithon[edit]

Hi Keilana -

I'm an academic who researches and writes about Native American and First Nations literatures. I'm also an occasional Wikipedian and would like to work to improve the project's coverage of Native American authors and books.

With this in mind, I've proposed that the next Native American Literature Symposium (NALS) in March run a wikithon session to get academics and writers, of whom there should be around 150 in attendance, contributing to Wikipedia. I have a list of authors who don't currently have articles, and I will also get participants working on improving existing stub articles. The NALS programme can be found here [3].

I'd love to get your input on how best to get the maximum out of this session. Please feel free to email me directly at j dot mackay @ euc dot ac dot cy.

Best, James Mackay, aka Vizjim (talk) 12:24, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 18 February 2015[edit]

New Wikipedian in Residence at PMML[edit]

Jdanbeck started today. If you get a chance, please send him a welcome message. TeriEmbrey (talk) 17:01, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

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GOCE March newsletter[edit]

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Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the February Blitz. Of the 21 people who signed up, eight copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: The blitz removed 16 articles from the requests list, and we're almost done with December 2014. Many thanks, everyone!

Drive: The month-long March drive begins in about a week. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the backlog. Sign up here!

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Presentation proposal for Wikimania 2015[edit]

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Hi Emily, Victuallers and I have developed a proposal for a talk to be presented at Wikimania 2015. It's titled, How to pick up more women... -- as in more women editors and more women's biographies. Examples include the Edit-a-thon blitz during WikiWomen's History Month and the "new articles" work underway by WikiProject Women Writers. The Wikimania talk proposal review process has begun and there's no guarantee that this proposal will be accepted. That's where you come in. Please review our proposal and give us feedback. Ultimately, we hope you add your name to the signup at the bottom of the proposal which signifies you'd be interested in the talk if you were attending it (it does not commit you to attending Wikimania). Thank you! Rosiestep (talk) 22:48, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Another presentation[edit]

I have also proposed a proposal to make Wikipedia free of data charges for users from developing countries, I will be glad if you can sign up here (just to ensure that you are also interested in making Wikipedia free of data charges), signing up doesn't mean that you have to attend so don't worry. Thank you, friend. Jim Carter 14:04, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 25 February 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 25 February 2015[edit]

Hoping you can help![edit]

Hi Keilana, I come here at the prompting of Crisco, who thinks you may be able to help. I am one of the Featured List delegates and I took an interest in the list of The Fourteen Infallibles that came through the FL process last September. It was in a poor state at the time, and did not make it through. I've been advising on a technical basis and doing a fair amount of editing on it since, assisting the main editor to get it into shape. I am rather limited in what I can do as I have no knowledge of Islam whatsoever. Would you have the time and inclination to have a look at the page and see if it looks viable as a featured list? I know the lead needs to be lengthened a little, but I'd appreciate a wiser pair of eyes than mine on this. Many thanks for any help you you're able to provide. Cheers - SchroCat (talk) 18:07, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

2014-2015 GA Cup Wrap-Up[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2014-15 GA Cup - Finals/Wrap-Up
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The inaugural GA Cup is now over! The competition officially ended Thursday. Congrats to everyone who participated, and especially to our finalists.

The winner of the 2014/2015 GA Cup is Jaguar! He earned an impressive 615 points, despite only being a wildcard in the Round 4. The key to Jaguar's success seemed to be reviewing lots of articles as well as reviewer the oldest nominations; he reviewed 39 nominations in this round. Overall, the key to everyone's success was reviewing articles that had been in the queue for at least three months, which was true throughout the competition. In second place was Wizardman, with 241 points, and following close behind in third place was Good888, with 211 points. Congrats!

Although there were a couple of bumps along the way, the judges have thoroughly enjoyed managing this competition. We hope that the participants had fun as well. The GA Cup was a resounding success, and that's due to all of you. The judges sincerely thank each and every participant, and for the editors who were willing to subject their articles to this process. We learned a lot. For example, we learned that even with meticulous planning, it's impossible to anticipate every problem. We learned that the scoring system we set up wasn't always the most effective. The enthusiasm and motivation of Wikipedians is awesome, and we enjoyed watching what was sometimes fierce competition. We look forward to the second GA Cup later this year.

We reached many of our goals. See here for GA Cup statistics. We made a big difference, especially in shortening the length of time articles spend in the queue, and in reducing the backlog. Overall, 578 nominations were reviewed throughout the competition and a total of 8,184 points were awarded. Everyone involved should be very proud of what we've accomplished through the GA Cup. Stay tuned for more information about our next competition.

There will be some much-needed changes made in the scoring system next time. We appreciate your feedback, and commit to seriously consider it. If you haven't already, please fill out the feedback form here. If you're interested in being a judge in our second GA Cup, please let one of our judges know or click on the tab found in the feedback form.

Again, thanks to all and congratulations to our winners!

Cheers from Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

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WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of several of Godot13's quality submissions during round 1

That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. 64 competitors made it into this round, and are now broken into eight groups of eight. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups. Round 1 saw some interesting work on some very important articles, with the round leader Australia Freikorp (submissions) owing most of his 622 points scored to a Featured Article on the 2001 film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within which qualified for a times-two multiplier. This is a higher score than in previous years, as Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) had 500 points in 2014 at the end of round 1, and our very own judge, Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) led round 1 with 601 points in 2013.

In addition to Freikorp's work, some other important articles and pictures were improved during round one, here's a snapshot of a few of them:

You may also wish to know that The Core Contest is running through the month of March. Head there for further details - they even have actual prizes!

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · email) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email)

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WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of several of Godot13's quality submissions during round 1

That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. 64 competitors made it into this round, and are now broken into eight groups of eight. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups. Round 1 saw some interesting work on some very important articles, with the round leader Australia Freikorp (submissions) owing most of his 622 points scored to a Featured Article on the 2001 film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within which qualified for a times-two multiplier. This is a higher score than in previous years, as Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) had 500 points in 2014 at the end of round 1, and our very own judge, Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) led round 1 with 601 points in 2013.

In addition to Freikorp's work, some other important articles and pictures were improved during round one, here's a snapshot of a few of them:

You may also wish to know that The Core Contest is running through the month of March. Head there for further details - they even have actual prizes!

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · email) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email)

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Linguistics editathons in Chicago July 2015[edit]

Hi Emily!

I'm a linguist and I'm planning a series of editathons for July 2015 in Chicago to improve linguistics-related articles on Wikipedia, especially linguistics stubs, biographies of female and other minority linguists, and under-documented languages.

Background: I'm planning them for July 2015 in Chicago because that's when the four-week Lingusitics Summer Institute will bring several hundred linguists from many institutions to the University of Chicago for special courses, to attend conferences and workshops, and so on. The organizers of the institute have already agreed to give me space for editathons on Wednesday afternoons, the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th, which we've agreed is the best time in the schedule, as well as a seminar on how to use Wikipedia in the classroom. I'm hoping to not just improve linguistics-related articles, but also to increase editathon and Wikipedia expertise among linguists (your systemic bias kit looks like exactly the type of thing I'm into, so I'm definitely going to start linking to that!). I already organized an editathon in January at the Linguistics Society of America annual meeting, which went well (see report here), and I'm organizing another virtual editathon via the #lingwiki hashtag on Twitter for the last weekend in March.

User:The Interior sent me to you and User:I_JethroBT because he thought you might be in Chicago in July and willing to come help out at the editathon (I'm fairly familiar with Wikipedia policy due to a long history of lurking, but it'd be good to have more expertise around, especially as I think we may get quite a few participants!). I'm also planning to apply for funding from Wikimedia for the Chicago editathons, so if you have any advice on that I'd certainly appreciate it!

Also, I've been looking at systemic bias stats, and I've found stats for gender and Western bias, both of which I think we could help with (I didn't actually track gender of participants at the first editathon I facilitated, but it was around 50-75% female), but there doesn't seem to be much on other areas like race, sexuality, ability, etc -- I've been saying "other minority" for the moment, but I'd like to be more specific if I can. Thoughts? Thanks! --Gretchenmcc (talk) 23:41, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi Gretchen! It's nice to meet you - it looks like you are doing some really cool work! :) I'm so glad you found the systemic bias kit useful. I'm free for a few of the edit-a-thons in July (all but the last, as of now) and would love to help out! I've got more than a passing interest in linguistics so it'll be really fun. If you want to apply for support, which I definitely think you should, head on over to meta:PEG and put in a request! We're doing a campaign to bring more women into Wikimedia right now through the grants program, and the fact that your first edit-a-thon was so heavily female makes it a really great fit. If you want me to take a look at it before you submit it, I'm happy to do that. Also, if you want to plan the Chicago workshops in more detail, shoot me an email and we can talk more or plan to meet up/Skype/exchange carrier pigeons. All the best, Keilana|Parlez ici 21:53, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
Haha that didn't even register to me as heavily female -- that's basically the same as the gender ratio in linguistics as a whole, so I would've been doing something wrong if I hadn't gotten that ratio. I'd love to chat, but it'll need to be skype, as I don't actually live in Chicago (that's just where a ton of linguists are going to be this summer). Sending you an email! --Gretchenmcc (talk) 17:29, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Turning STEM pipeline into a DYK[edit]

Hi, Emily! STEM pipeline would make a great DYK-- interested in expanding it? --Djembayz (talk) 03:24, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

@Djembayz: Hi! I'm actually preparing for a conference right now (eek!) so I don't think I'd be able to get it in under the 5-day limit, unfortunately. :( Keilana|Parlez ici 21:55, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Language-population update project[edit]

Hi. The 18th edition of Ethnologue just came out, and if we divide up our language articles among us, it won't take long to update them. I would appreciate it if you could help out, even if it's just a few articles (5,000 articles is a lot for just me), but I won't be insulted if you delete this request.

A largely complete list of articles to be updated is at Category:Language articles citing Ethnologue 17. The priority articles are in Category:Language articles with old Ethnologue 17 speaker data. These are the 10% that have population figures at least 25 years old.

Probably 90% of the time, Ethnologue has not changed their figures between the 17th and 18th editions, so all we need to do is change "e17" to "e18" in the reference (ref) field of the language info box. That will change the citation for the artcle to the current edition. Please put the data in the proper fields, or the info box will flag it as needing editorial review. The other relevant fields are "speakers" (the number of native speakers in all countries), "date" (the date of the reference or census that Ethnologue uses, not the date of Ethnologue!), and sometimes "speakers2". Our convention has been to enter e.g. "1990 census" when a census is used, as other data can be much older than the publication date. Sometimes a citation elsewhere in the article depends on the e17 entry, in which case you will need to change "name=e17" to "name=e18" in the reference tag (assuming the 18th edition still supports the cited claim).

Remember, we want the *total* number of native speakers, which is often not the first figure given by Ethnologue. Sometimes the data is too incompatible to add together (e.g. a figure from the 1950s for one country, and a figure from 2006 for another), in which case it should be presented that way. That's one use for the "speakers2" field. If you're not sure, just ask, or skip that article.

Data should not be displayed with more than two, or at most three, significant figures. Sometimes it should be rounded off to just one significant figure, e.g. when some of the component data used by Ethnologue has been approximated with one figure (200,000, 3 million, etc.) and the other data has greater precision. For example, a figure of 200,000 for one country and 4,230 for another is really just 200,000 in total, as the 4,230 is within the margin of rounding off in the 200,000. If you want to retain the spurious precision of the number in Ethnologue, you might want to use the {{sigfig}} template. (First parameter in this template is for the data, second is for the number of figures to round it off to.)

Dates will often need to be a range of all the country data in the Ethnologue article. When entering the date range, I often ignore dates from countries that have only a few percent of the population, as often 10% or so of the population isn't even separately listed by Ethnologue and so is undated anyway.

If Ethnologue does not provide a date for the bulk of the population, just enter "no date" in the date field. But if the population figure is undated, and hasn't changed between the 17th & 18th editions of Ethnologue, please leave the ref field set to "e17", and maybe add a comment to keep it so that other editors don't change it. In cases like this, the edition of Ethnologue that the data first appeared in may be our only indication of how old it is. We still cite the 14th edition in a couple dozen articles, so our readers can see that the data is getting old.

The articles in the categories linked above are over 90% of the job. There are probably also articles that do not currently cite Ethnologue, but which we might want to update with the 18th edition. I'll need to generate another category to capture those, probably after most of the Ethnologue 17 citations are taken care of.

Jump in at the WP:LANG talk page if you have any comments or concerns. Thanks for any help you can give!

kwami (talk) 02:18, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee/CheckUser and Oversight/2015 CUOS appointments[edit]

Please note the nominations have been posted, and there are standard questions to be answered. Members of the community may also ask questions, so please monitor your nomination(s) until the comment period is concluded on the 18th. Those who are running for both flags have two sections, and two copies of the standard questions -- the first two, at least, are likely to have different answers, so this isn't redundant. (The third one, well, it does.) Thanks for your willingness to serve. Courcelles (talk) 06:35, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 10[edit]

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Edit-a-thon at the Univ. of Chicago![edit]

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Hey there! The Regenstein Library at the University of Chicago is hosting an edit-a-thon to celebrate Women's History Month on Saturday, March 28th from 10 AM to 4 PM. Coffee and lunch is provided for free, and we'll be focusing on building a few biographical and organizational articles. We'll also have full access to archival resources maintained by the Special Collections and Research Center. If you're interested in joining us, please RSVP at the event page here! Thanks, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:27, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

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Hey Emily, thanks for signing up for the event, but for a few reasons, we've moving this event to a Saturday date in April. Between April 4th and 25th, does either date work well for you? Thanks, I, JethroBT drop me a line 18:12, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
@I JethroBT: Hey, I'm taking my MCAT on April 18 and have finals the week of the 27th so I can't make either date, unfortunately. :( Keilana|Parlez ici 18:15, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
Aw dang. Well, study hard! I take it there won't be any other edit-a-thons up at Loyola? I, JethroBT drop me a line 20:15, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
Hang on-- Sat. May 2nd is apparently open for the staff there. Does that continue to run into finals for you? I, JethroBT drop me a line 20:33, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, unfortunately that's my last day of finals. Keilana|Parlez ici 05:35, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

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Voting on functionary candidates[edit]

This is occurring at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Motions. Courcelles (talk) 19:32, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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A kitten by your side as you study for the MCAT, amiga. Lots of good wishes, too.

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So very cute Rosie! Thanks for the good wishes. <3 Keilana|Parlez ici 21:52, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
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Can I give you one too? Sad that Wikipedia Weekly hasn't returned yet, but I hope you still find my reports entertaining :) EDIT: Just looked up the MCAT. That's awesome! I'm sure you'll do fine, but good luck anyway. :) Serendipodous 21:57, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Omg yes you can give me more kittens! I will always take more kitties! :) :) :) And your report is my favorite part of the Signpost every week -- and hopefully WW will be back once I'm done learning all the things! Thanks for thinking of me! :) Keilana|Parlez ici 02:44, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Congrats to your new OS responsibility! No kitten , too seriuz, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:54, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, Gerda. :) Keilana|Parlez ici 14:15, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

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

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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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Thank You![edit]

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Hi! I just wanted to thank you for deleting that page. I too thought that it was to personal and intended to edit it later. Thanks again! ~Suzi Holter Suzi Holter (talk) 14:32, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

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April 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

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Illusion exposure for zig zag lady illusion[edit]

The Magic Circle HQ in London own the rights to Robert Harbin's Zig Zag Lady. The wiki article exposed the method to this illusion. The users have no rights to expose such method as they do not own it. I am doing you guys a favour before The Magic Circle officially contact you. I am a member of the Magic Circle so I know the standpoint. Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tboy2000 (talkcontribs) 21:18, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

I apologise for the multiple undos. Am new to wiki and did not read the rules. Am just trying to protect the method to an illusion The Magic Circle have the rights to. Exposure in magic is generally not acceptable. The Zig Zag Lady is exposed in the wiki and also has references to where one can seek further info to see the method (video link). This is not acceptable ad again, The Magic Circle own this illusion now. I will contact The Magic Circle to officially make a statement about said exposure.

Once again I apologise for being so persistent, but exposing secrets to magic that genetally is protected is not right and I am being very protective about it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tboy2000 (talkcontribs) 21:30, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi Tboy2000, unfortunately Wikipedia isn't in the business of protecting the secrets of illusions. See WP:SPOILERS for our policy on stuff like this. Keilana|Parlez ici 21:36, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
I am curious to know what sort of "protection" or "ownership rights" Tboy2000 thinks applies to the secrets of magic tricks. Obviously, the secret of that particular magic trick has been broadcast on a major television program in the United States (and is easily found on the web), so it is not very secret at this point. And if there was some kind of enforceable legal right involved here, the television show would not have been able to do that, and would have been successfully sued if had done it anyway – and we have no evidence that any such lawsuit existed (or, if it existed, that it was successful). I'm not aware of any law in any country that would protect the secret of the Zig-zag Girl illusion, but I am very curious to find out whether any such law actually exists somewhere. Perhaps revealing the trick might violate some voluntary "magician's code" of some particular voluntary association of magicians, but Wikipedia has presumably not joined any such association, so its rules do not govern what happens on Wikipedia. —BarrelProof (talk) 23:34, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

American Chestnut revision[edit]

The scientific name of the American Chestnut is Castanea dentata, not Castanea americana. The correct scientific name is used in the first paragraph of the article but not at the end. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.41.253.245 (talk) 22:00, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

@216.41.253.245: Oops, you're absolutely right. Thought you or someone was making a vulgar joke.... it should be fixed now. Sorry for my mistake! Keilana|Parlez ici 22:05, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

No, my vulgar jokes are funnier — Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.41.253.245 (talk) 22:24, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

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Redaction[edit]

Concerning this revision deletion. That was blatantly the wrong rationale. You claimed RD5-selective deletion (replacement for delete/undelete), when it was actually RD4-any material that is (or looks like it might be) actual claims, facts, hints, or allusions to non-public, personal, or private information. Please use correct summaries when using powerful tools that can be abused like RevDel. EoRdE6(Come Talk to Me!) 01:57, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

@EoRdE6: And your response to that is to draw even more attention to that private information in a public venue such as a prominent administrator's talkpage? Does that seem like a good idea to you? --Rschen7754 05:11, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
Sorry I clicked the wrong dropdown, that was my mistake. Keilana|Parlez ici 05:51, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
@EoRdE6: To expand on what Rschen7754 above, if you think that oversightable material has been overlooked, you should either email Keilana (an oversighter) directly or email the oversight team at oversight-en-wp@wikipedia.org. Posting things like this only draws attention to it, which is rather the opposite of the point. GorillaWarfare (talk) 05:54, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
To both @Rschen7754 and GorillaWarfare: You do realize the material was already RevDel'ed correct? So bringing it to a public venue shouldn't matter as nobody but an admin can view it, and admins would know better than to view possibly public information, correct? EoRdE6(Come Talk to Me!) 11:06, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
"admins would know better than to view possibly public information" -> well, viewing the information is not logged, and there are over 1300 admins. Please see Streisand effect, which is why it should be oversighted. --Rschen7754 13:54, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
There is a considerable difference in trust levels between administrators and oversighters, given that oversighters are much fewer in number, are elected in a (supposedly) more strict process, and are required to identify to the Foundation. For that reason, it's best to reduce the number of eyes on oversightable content by requesting suppression privately, even if those eyes belong to administrators. GorillaWarfare (talk) 16:35, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Vera Fretter[edit]

Hi Keilana. I was working on Frink Medal and one of the names I added there was a redlink for Vera Fretter. I noticed that she is listed at User:Keilana/Female scientist list with a reference to Haines. Is Haines a reference to this? FWIW, some additional sources are here and here (the latter behind a paywall). I probably won't get to this article for some time, but thought I'd pop a note here in case you were interested in that article. Carcharoth (talk) 22:34, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

@Carcharoth: Hi! That would be the book, yeah. I may have time to write it over the summer but if you have the chance, definitely take a crack at it! Thanks for working on women scientists! :) Keilana|Parlez ici 22:14, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

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Precious again[edit]

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Thank you for quality articles on constellations, such as Andromeda, and on women scientists, such as Marie Lachapelle, and for successfully showing the value of females by your sheer kind presence for others, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (26 November 2008, 22 April 2012)!

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Two years ago, you were the 472nd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, - best wishes for your exams, for your usual calmness and competence, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:05, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Thank you so much Gerda! :) Keilana|Parlez ici 22:15, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2015 May newsletter[edit]

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is a long-period comet discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy; and is one of several Featured Pictures worked up by India The Herald (submissions) during the second round.

The second round one has all wrapped up, and round three has now begun! Congratulations to the 34 contestants who have made it through, but well done and thank you to all contestants who took part in our second round. Leading the way overall was Belarus Cas Liber (submissions) in Group B with a total of 777 points for a variety of contributions including Good Articles on Corona Borealis and Microscopium - both of which received the maximum bonus.

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Books and Bytes - Issue 11[edit]

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Thanks![edit]

.. for signing up here. Unfortunately, I will be in Berlin during the event otherwise I would have loved to help in person. See you very soon! ---Another Believer (Talk) 15:30, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

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Vaginal evisceration has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

Thanks for signing up for the edit-a-thon![edit]

Hi Keilana, thanks for signing up to participate during our edit-a-thon tomorrow! It will be great to have a long-time Wikipedian involved. Do you think you will work from the list of topics on our project page, or work on your own topics? I ask because I will be tracking edits made during the event so that we can get a sense of the impact. Thanks! Steelyskoal (talk) 17:58, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

@Steelyskoal: I'm excited to be involved! I'm currently working on ovarian cancer and other gynecological cancer articles, so I'll be working there, and I'm of course happy to help out people who need it at the event as possible. Keilana|Parlez ici 21:32, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Ian.thomson[edit]

Hi. I noticed you listed yourself at Wikipedia:Request an RfA nomination. Please consider Ian.thomson for an RfA. Ian has the requisite longevity and editing experience and has taken a huge amount of abuse while vandal fighting. He's always been on the right side during his appearances at ANI and I think he ought to have the mop so we can cut out the middleman.

My nomination wouldn't help him but your recommendation would carry weight with the aggregate of Wikipedians. Ian has never been an admin and has never indicated he would be against a nomination. Thanks for your time. Chris Troutman (talk) 22:04, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

@Chris troutman: I'll take a look when I'm done with my exam! Keilana|Parlez ici 23:39, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, but no need. I found another Wikipedian to make the nomination. You're welcome to co-nominate should you decide to. Chris Troutman (talk) 23:24, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

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2015 GA Cup[edit]

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Greetings, all!

We would like to announce the start of the 2nd GA Cup, a competition that seeks to encourage the reviewing of Good article nominations! Our inaugural competition, which ran from October 2014 to April 2015, was such a resounding success that we'd like to do it again. Currently, there are over 500 GANs ready to be reviewed; competitors in the previous GA Cup reviewed about 570 GAs, so we can again make a huge impact in helping editors improve articles in Wikipedia and decrease the traditionally long queue at GAN.

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Wikipedia Adventure nominated for deletion[edit]

Hi, I'm notifying you of a discussion where I mentioned you because you have been involved with The Wikipedia Adventure. You can comment here: Wikipedia:Miscellany_for_deletion/Wikipedia:The_Wikipedia_Adventure_(2nd_nomination). Cheers, Jake Ocaasi t | c 15:38, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

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A butterfly of trans* awesomeness[edit]

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I had to give you a shiny, because this edit just needs kudos awarding to it. Along with Tom Morris for doing the move, Annie Leibovitz for taking the photo and Caitlyn herself, you are definitely one my favourite people this week. — OwenBlacker (Talk) 23:21, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
Aww, thank you! Keilana|Parlez ici 00:19, 2 June 2015 (UTC)