User talk:Kirill Lokshin

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The Signpost: 25 June 2014[edit]

Category:WikiProject collaboration[edit]

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The Great American Wiknic and other events in July[edit]

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I am pleased to announce our fourth annual picnic, the Great American Wiknic, will take place at Meridian Hill Park in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, July 13 from 1 to 5 PM (rain date: July 20). We will be hanging out by the statue of Dante Alighieri, a statue that was donated to the park in 1921 as a tribute to Italian Americans. Read more about the statue on Wikipedia. If you would like to sign up for the picnic, you can do so here. When signing up, say what you’re going to bring!

July will also feature the second annual Great American Wiknic in Frederick, Maryland. This year’s Frederick picnic will take place on Sunday, July 6 at Baker Park. Sign up here for the Frederick picnic.

What else is going on in July? We have the American Chemical Society Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, July 12, dedicated to notable chemists, and our monthly WikiSalon on Wednesday, July 16.

We hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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Potential task force?[edit]

I was wondering what you might tghink of maybe starting a MILHIST task force for one or more of the sister WMF entities. Not being as familiar with the broad area of military history as you are, I obviously don't know which would be a potentially greater priority, but I do think maybe wikisource might be the best "gateway" to developing the others, and maybe wikipedia itself. It could easily host encyclopedic PD material which could be potentially useful in developing and establishing notability of wikipedia articles, and some of the PD narrative histories could also be useful in developing content for the likes of wikibooks and wikiversity.

MILHIST also has the best tradition of all the WikiProjects of effectively being able to break up big tasks into more achievable units, which is an additional plus. With the comparatively recent indexes at wikisource:Category:Index, it might be possible to get even long volumes transcribed for easier use elsewhere. And, of course, if it suceeds, maybe it could inspire others to follow suit.

Anyway, I would be interested in your opinion. John Carter (talk) 15:11, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

@John Carter: I'm not sure it would really be appropriate for a Wikipedia project to host a task force for working on a sister project like Wikisource; it's probably something that should be located on Wikisource (and organized by Wikisource contributors, not by Wikipedia ones). Having said that, I think it's a good idea, and I'd certainly be happy to collaborate with a MILHIST group on Wikisource or any other Wikimedia project. Kirill [talk] 16:32, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
I asked about this at wikisource:Wikisource:Scriptorium#Possible ''topical'' WikiProjects? and got the "we do things differently here" responses visible there, which seem to indicate that the less-successful "single work" WikiProject model that has been used to date seems maybe less than likely to change anytime soon. I could however get together a list of the extant indexes which do exist there which could maybe be added to the wikisource:Portal:Military history and its extant offshoots and could try to get together lists of pages in Encyclopedia Britannica and other general reference sources that already exist there, which maybe could be put on a page there or here. User:Charles Matthews might be able to make a similar list of military biographies from the Dictionary of National Biography as well. John Carter (talk) 18:36, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
On that one point: yes, there are DNB lists here at WP:WP DNB already for artists, actors, naval people and so on. They take some time: like a working day to construct a proper list of a couple of hundred names. It is worth it if there is an actual demand. Charles Matthews (talk) 19:08, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 02 July 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 09 July 2014[edit]