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Wikipedia Ambassador Program Newsletter: 13 February 2011[edit]

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This is the second issue of the Wikipedia Ambassador Program Newsletter, with details about what's going on right now and where help is needed.



  • Userboxes and profiles - Add an ambassador userbox to your page, and make sure you've added your mentor profile!
  • Be a coordinating ambassador - Pick and class and make sure no students fall through the cracks.
  • New screencasts - Short videos on watchlists and a number of other topics may be useful to students.
  • Updates from Campus Ambassadors - Ambassadors are starting to report on classroom experiences, both on-wiki and on the Google Group.
  • Other news - There's a new on-wiki application for being an Online Ambassador, and Editing Friday #2 is today!
  • Things you can do - This is just a sample; if you're eager for something to do, there's plenty more.

Delivered by EdwardsBot (talk) 18:23, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

Cookie for you[edit]

Ha, thank you for choosing my photograph of the pitaya, a Featured picture, as your Ambassador avatar. I'm chuffed! Face-smile.svgSMasters (talk) 05:44, 12 February 2011 (UTC)
Aw, thank you for the photograph (and the cookie). I've grown up with exotic fruit my whole life, and picking a music-related photo is just a touch too predictable. :) And, of course, it's a gorgeous picture. —La Pianista 02:06, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, nice choice then; and I love the Kittehmaster pic, it's so cute. – SMasters (talk) 04:22, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

A sound file uploaded by you has been promoted to featured sound status.
Your sound file, Image:Satie_-_Gnossienne_1.ogg was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate a sound file, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:39, 15 February 2011 (UTC)


Also includes Gnossiennes 2 and 3, of course. An excellent performance, and I hope we'll see more of you on featured sounds. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:39, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

...And just to make sure we see more of you on Featured sounds... Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:51, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

Oh, one thing: How do you prefer to be credited on WP:FS? I've gone with La Pianista, but can use whatever you wish. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 03:25, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

Thank you, thank you, thank you, and thank you! Wait...one, two, three, four...yes, four "thank you"s
Oh, I'd like to remain anonymous for my recordings. "La Pianista" is just fine. :)
I'll be doing more recording tonight, but as it's a two-piano piece, I'm pretty sure the second pianist doesn't want his music on Commons. I'm sure to have a few solo noms for FS in the coming months, though. —La Pianista 21:22, 15 February 2011 (UTC)
Ach, well! Don't only do the pieces that Wikipedia wants out of you; have fun and do what you enjoy. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 20:34, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

Your sound file[edit]

You were 15yo at the time? Wow; well done!

Post-recording editing: why is this an ethical issue? You're not pretending it was a live performance in front of an audience. It's a studio recording. Placing the mike to best advantage (perhaps to enable us better quality in some respects than an audience would experience) seems not to be an ethical issue. Fixing a wrong note ... but hey, you played the right note in another take of that passage: all we really care about is to hear the piece played beautifully and accurately—it's not a status competition where you're cheating if you optimise the recording. Everyone does this, because the realities of the recording industry are that time is money, and what matters is getting a beautiful product to market most efficiently. Heck, you could doctor the whole thing electronically in the op room afterwards by yourself, using your musical judgement, and I wouldn't care a toss. It's still you. By analogy, we are allowed to edit FACs to remove the glitches after the writer(s) have done their big job, aren't we? All the reader sees is the product; that is all that matters.

Let's hear some of your recent repertoire.

"I love the audience and hate the sterility of recording"—you're like Glenn Gould. But recording gets it out many many thirsty ears all over the world: it's a 21st-century reality—intimate two-way contact sacrificed for large-scale dissemination. Please indulge us.

Relaxation: sure, you'll be less nervous now you're older, but please consider concentrating on your breathing as you rehearse. It can transform muscle control. And BTW try rehearsing passages the wrong way to own any weaknesses you may perceive! Tony (talk) 09:17, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

I understand your point entirely. I do recognize that optimizing recordings is accepted and even encouraged in the recording industry, and I do understand the natural desire for perfection, especially in the 21st century, when all those ways to achieve "perfection" are possible. But I am not recording CDs for sale at Barnes & Noble. I am uploading music to Wikimedia Commons. This is purely something I do on the side, my gesture to the world to just share music. Money and esteem and media pressure for perfection will never be a part of that.
"all we really care about is to hear the piece played beautifully and accurately" Really? If so, I'm greatly disappointed. The audience should want more than beauty and accuracy. The audience should want humanness, reality, a person behind the music. The "intimate two-way contact" you mention may not be entirely possible in the digital age, but isn't it worth striving for? And I do know that simply fixing a single wrong note hardly detracts from such "humanness," but where do we draw the line between natural and contrived? I'd rather leave my recordings as they are.
Call me a romantic, but I want to retain as much of the humanistic aspect in my recordings as possible. If that results in recordings that don't meet FS standards, I'm content with that. Personally, there's something beautiful about a completely untouched recording - everything you hear was made by the performer, the piano, the acoustic, and the composer. That's it. And, perhaps naively, I think that some audience members will appreciate that, since, as you say, everyone else makes post-recording edits.
The Beethoven WoO 80 is the most recent recording I have uploaded. In a month or two, I will have made at least two more recordings to upload to Commons - what those pieces are, I'm not quite sure of yet. But I am sure I will keep those unedited; again, if this means they aren't FS-quality, I'll still upload them for use on articles.
I may hate recording, but it doesn't mean that I won't continue to do it. I do see the value in it, and I am particularly fond of the idea of letting anyone in the world hear Mozart, Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, and all the other geniuses. I just don't like the process involved. But I will continue to upload recordings of mine to Commons and nominate as many of those for FS as I can. —La Pianista  00:17, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
You both have valid points. I will say that if all we ever wanted was a perfectly accurate recording, we would just compose everything in MIDI and allow the piano to play it for us. At the same time, there's a difference between correcting one note and making something artificial. In an ideal world, you'd have more time in the studio to do it as many times as you can until it meets your standards. This isn't an ideal world. In the end it is the artist's right to edit or not to edit. However as it is under a free license, it is everyone else's right to tweak that file (under a new file name, of course.) Of course, I'd be against that entirely in this case since I'd rather have works with a few flaws than no works at all. The last thing I want to do is chase off La Pianista. So I think the current "take it or leave it" is the best option we have. La Pianista will get better as time goes on, she's still training, and some people (who are not as tone deaf as I) can tell that she's improving. If only half of her 10 or so released works make FS, that's okay with me, as that's five more than we'd have without her. Sven Manguard Wha? 00:38, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

The Bugle: Volume LVIX, January 2011[edit]

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Mentoring students: be sure to check in on them[edit]

This message is going out to all of the Online Ambassadors who are, or will be, serving as mentors this term.

Hi there! This is just a friendly reminder to check in on what your mentees are doing. If they've started making edits, take a look and help them out or do some example fixes for them, if they need it. And if they are doing good, let them know it!

If you aren't mentoring anyone yet, it looks like you will be soon; at least one large class is asking us to assign mentors for them, and students in a number of others haven't yet gotten to asking ambassadors to be their mentors, but may soon. --Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 20:07, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

groups of students in need of mentors[edit]

Hey there. One of the classes working with the Wikipedia Ambassador Program, Jonathan Obar's Media and Telecommunication Policy, is working in small groups and would like us to assign a mentor to each group (rather than having students request the mentors they'd like, as other classes are doing).

I invite you to sign on as the mentor for one or more groups, especially if any of the topics catch your interest. To sign up, go to the course page and add yourself as "Mentor: you" in the section for that group. They students and/or professor or campus ambassadors should be cleaning things up soon to list all the usernames for each group and add a few more groups. Once you know who the students are in the group, you can leave them each a quick introduction to let them know you'll be mentoring their group.

Thanks!--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 19:11, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Thank You![edit]

Treble Clef Barnstar.png The Featured Sound Main Page Proposal Voter Barnstar
I was truly humbled by the overwhelming community support for the recent proposal to place featured sounds on the main page. The proposal closed on Tuesday with 57 people in support and only 2 in opposition.

It should take a few weeks for everything to get coded and tested, and once that is done the community will be presented with a mock up to assess on aesthetic appeal.

Finally, I invite all of you to participate in the featured sounds process itself. Whether you're a performer, an uploader, or just come across a sound file you find top quality, and that meets the featured sound criteria, you can nominate it at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates. Featured sounds is also looking for people to help assess candidates (also at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates.)

Thanks again for such a strong showing of support, and I hope to see you at featured sounds in the future.
Sven Manguard Wha?
Adam Cuerden (talk)
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Gaspard de la nuit[edit]

I doubt you feel like tackling Scarbo (though I suspect you could do it, actually), but is there any chance I could convince you to tackle Ondine or Le gibet, which are incredibly beautiful? Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:15, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Hmmm. *charming[citation needed] smile*
I'll get back to you on that in a few weeks - I want to know what my second father (piano professor) thinks. :) — La Pianista  23:40, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
After a brief discussion with him on Ravel, we've decided that now isn't quite the time to take on the Gaspard. Perhaps in a couple of years.
However, in the fall, we've decided to take Miroirs instead. Hope that's alright? — La Pianista  21:33, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
Miroirs is also a gorgeous piece, and I look forwards to seeing what you do with all that beautiful tone painting =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 07:09, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Randon question[edit]

Why aren't you in this? Kevin Rutherford (talk) 22:22, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Who's Randon, and why did he make you ask me a question instead doing it himself?
Click here first. I believe you're in possession of a scroll wheel. If you are one of the unfortunate individuals who do not have one, there's a handy bar to your right (which is that direction →). You'll see a little rectangle in the bar. Click on it, drag it down alllll the way down to the bottom of the bar, and look at the screen. The word should be toward your left (which, if you've forgotten, is in that direction ←). It helps if you use your finger to point along as you read; don't forget to sound out all the letters. Don't give up! You'll see it soon enough. — La Pianista  23:48, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
Best reply ever. sonia 23:53, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
Oh, I hate you oh so much right now. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 00:49, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
I love you, too. — La Pianista  01:06, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
(don't worry, I recall Pianista forgetting to scroll all the way to the bottom once herself and making the same mistake... :D) Icy // 14:42, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
<pretends not to recall> >.> — La Pianista  01:06, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

La Plus Que Lente[edit]

A sound file created by you has been promoted to featured sound status.
Your recording, Image:La Plus Que Lente.ogg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate a sound file, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates. Thank you for your contribution! (X! · talk)  · @150  ·  02:35, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Double Dose of Blue Boxes[edit]

A sound file created by you has been promoted to featured sound status.
Your recording, Image:Beethoven - 32 Variations in C Minor, WoO 80.ogg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate a sound file, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Sven Manguard Wha? 07:12, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
A sound file created by you has been promoted to featured sound status.
Your recording, Image:Chopin - Scherzo No. 3.ogg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate a sound file, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Sven Manguard Wha? 07:12, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
You impress. Sven Manguard Wha? 07:12, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
I thank. ^.^ — La Pianista  01:10, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
I enjoyed listening to your Chopin Scherzo. Thx, Jakob.scholbach (talk) 19:08, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
Oh, thank you. Glad you liked it. :) — La Pianista  19:58, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Your recordings[edit]

Looking through your remaining unfeatured recordings, and ignoring the ones still up for review:

  • I think the Brahms is just too short of an extract to feature, well-played as it is.
  • I may be able to edit the Beethoven with a filter to attempt to reduce the background noise, if you don't think that's misleading.
  • The Mozart is a bit too recent to review again, though I do think we should consider revisiting it in a couple months.
  • We should probably skip the Satie Gnossiennes 4-7, unless we can get a really definite statement on copyright. As it is, they're a little too ambiguous in that respect to consider for the main page.

Does that sound about right? Obviously, from a musicianship perspective, I don't think that any of these have any real issues, Tony's incredibly picky critique of the Mozart notwithstanding. Adam Cuerden (talk) 09:21, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Oh, er, sure. I wasn't even looking into nominating these, haha. Thank you, really, very much. :)
I know - I only uploaded the Brahms for use in the article.
Noise reduction is perfectly fine. Thanks. :)
No need to re-review the Mozart - actually, in retrospect, I agree with Tony's comments.
Indeed, the copyright regarding the Satie is quite sketchy. As you say, it's best to leave them as is. And yes, this is an absurd hour for me in the US. Up late studying, as usual. — La Pianista  09:27, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
Now with less background noise!

Problems playing this file? See media help.

I did wonder about the time there, I must admit =)

Anyway, noise reduction's pretty fast to apply. I cut 7 seconds at the start to remove a "scooching in the piano bench" sound, but the actual performance is completely unaltered, outside of the noise reduction (well, it may have become very slightly louder thanks to how I do noise reduction, but not significantly). See what you think! P.S. There is seriously no need to credit me for this edit, ever. Adam Cuerden (talk) 09:50, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

(edit conflict) I like it! And..."seriously no need to credit" you? How about non-seriously? I can do that.
Additional note: I'm opposed to editing that has to do with modifying the performance itself - in other words, the notes that are actually played. As far as acoustic, noise reduction, cropping...it would be silly of me to be against that. Thanks again for all your help, Adam.
(after e/c) It needed to be louder, anyways. :p — La Pianista  09:57, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
No worries at all! This is an excellent recording, and if I can help out with some mild editing to get it to featured, I'm delighted to do so =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 10:10, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

By the way, out of curiosity, what was this? It's what you accidentally uploaded instead of the Piano Sonata the first time. It sounds very interesting, but it's not a piece I know. Adam Cuerden (talk) 10:22, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Oh gosh I was hoping no one would find it. >.> It's a very embarrassing rendition of Brahms's Op. 79 No. 2. In my defense, I had gotten only four hours of sleep the night before, and had played the first movement of the Tchaikovsky first concerto twice that day. And I was chock full of Benadryl to combat some awful allergies I had had that afternoon (and, as you know, the best medications are not non-drowsy) :p My eyes were literally drooping at the piano, and I was looking at the keys through my eyelashes. Not the best of days.
I forget in a couple of places and severely mess up in others, although the ending isn't quite a disaster, if I may say so myself. Still, it will be quite a while before I get to redo it and upload a passable take. — La Pianista  10:26, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
I think you're being a little hard on yourself - there are some moments of brilliance in there, particularly in the interpretation of the main theme. Talent shows, even on a bad day. Some passages are a bit awkward, and there's some flubs (fairly well-covered) around the starts of some sections, which do merit a rerecording, but I wouldn't call it embarrassing, exactly, simply not quite up to your usual standards, which are very high.
You've done Tchaikovsky's first concerto? That's one of my favourite pieces of music. Probably can't upload it, though, given the orchestra or orchestral replacement, alas. Adam Cuerden (talk) 10:53, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
Oh, yes, before I forget: Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates/Piano Sonata No. 7 (Beethoven), First Movement.
...You see, normally here, I'd rant about my standards being perfectly fine, and how bad my Mozart/Chopin seem to be already. But I lack the energy, and I'm starting to feel like a bitch at this point, with all you nice folks complimenting and appreciating me and so forth. So I'll hush.
And that nomination! Yes, I saw! :D Thanks. — La Pianista  11:02, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
It's good your standards are high. It's what drives you to do as excellent work as you do. =) But there's a certain underlying talent that you have that shows through, even in a relatively bad performance such as the Brahms Rhapsody. I can't wait to hear the good version of it. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:08, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
You're too kind. >.> If you say so. <feeds cookie> — La Pianista  11:12, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Myspacing[edit]

Boy, remember the days when we mindlessly jabbed at each other on a minute-by-minute basis with little getting done? Now look at us. You're accumulating featured sounds at a torrid pace and I've got a bunch of featured articles. Betcha no one would have guessed this outcome in late 2008. :-) Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 22:44, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Wait, what? I'm still getting little done. :p — La Pianista  22:47, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
Seven featured sounds say otherwise, m'dear. :P Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 23:33, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
SEVEN?!! Zomg. It must be the piano gnomes - they put 'em there. >.> — La Pianista  00:30, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Congrats![edit]

In case you didn't know, you're now autopatrolled. Looks like Courcelles just gave it to you. Keep up the content generation! Sven Manguard Wha? 22:48, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Yup! I saw...ahh, my heart, what is this stirring in my chest? 'Tis the feeling of trust, trust earned at last.
Now then, to celebrate I think I'll plaster my name all over the wiki, hm? ;p — La Pianista  00:31, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
Use sockpuppets from multiple IP addresses. Also hands La Pianista a bucket of bright pink paint take this and go wild. Sven Manguard Wha? 01:41, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
You mean I wasn't wild before? — La Pianista  02:18, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
I donno, did you pour paint on people before now? Well now you have paint! Sven Manguard Wha? 02:43, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Bartok[edit]

Just to note, you may want to upload this locally: Bartok's in copyright in Hungary, but not in America. En-wiki accepts works that are only out of copyright in America, but Commons does not. As for the work itself, it sounds great. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 01:53, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Done. :) — La Pianista  01:15, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
By the way, you may want to hold off a little bit on nominating the Bartok; I'm explaining why a Ravel work is out of copyright in America, and once I have, it won't need explained for the Bartok =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:57, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
Oh sure, no hurry. :) — La Pianista  03:02, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
It be sorted, so nominate away! =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 20:56, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Online Ambassador Program[edit]

Please take a look at this project page and see if you can be a mentor to one of the many Areas of Study. If you can, please put your name in the "Online Mentor" area of the Area of Study of your choice and then contact the students you will be working with. As the Coordinating Online Ambassador for this project, please let me know if I can be of assistance. Take Care...NeutralhomerTalk • 04:19, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Check Your Area of Study[edit]

Hello, I have updated the Project Page you are mentoring on with usernames for all the students in your Area of Study. Please send them a message introducing yourself and let them know you are there to help.

As always, please let me know if I can be of assistance. Take Care...NeutralhomerTalk • 10:15, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Hello online mentor![edit]

Are group user names are decided. We look forward to working with you! Sonntag6 (talk) 22:03, 4 March 2011 (UTC)Jessica

I've already left messages on all of your talk pages. :) Have fun editing! — La Pianista  22:35, 4 March 2011 (UTC)


Page has been edited a little more. We have so many sources to work with it's hard to choose! Let us know what you think :D --AestheticFriends (talk) 23:30, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

Piano Sonata No. 7 (Beethoven), First Movement 2.ogg[edit]

A sound file created by you has been promoted to featured sound status.
Your recording, Image:Piano Sonata No. 7 (Beethoven), First Movement 2.ogg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate a sound file, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Guerillero | My Talk 14:17, 8 March 2011 (UTC)
Congrats. Sven Manguard Wha? 21:27, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
^.^ Thanks. — La Pianista  18:27, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

New FS![edit]

Your Featured sound candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured sound status, File:Bartok - Sonatina.ogg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another sound, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates. Adam Cuerden (talk) 21:16, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Marking articles students are working on[edit]

Howdy, Online Ambassador!

This is a quick message to all the ambassadors about marking and tracking which articles students are working on. For the classes working with the ambassador program, please look over any articles being worked on by students (in particular, any ones you are mentoring, but others who don't have mentors as well) and do these things:

  1. Add {{WAP assignment | term = Spring 2011 }} to the articles' talk pages. (The other parameters of the {{WAP assignment}} template are helpful, so please add them as well, but the term = Spring 2011 one is most important.)
  2. If the article is related to United States public policy, make sure the article the WikiProject banner is on the talk page: {{WikiProject United States Public Policy}}
  3. Add Category:Article Feedback Pilot (a hidden category) to the article itself. The second phase of the Article Feedback Tool project has started, and this time we're trying to include all of the articles students are working on. Please test out the Article Feedback Tool, as well. The new version just deployed, so any bug reports or feedback will be appreciated by the tech team working on it.

And of course, don't forget to check in on the students, give them constructive feedback, praise them for positive contributions, award them {{The WikiPen}} if they are doing excellent work, and so on. And if you haven't done so, make sure any students you are mentoring are listed on your mentor profile.

Thanks! --Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 18:12, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

Fun times[edit]

Adam wanted me to make a mock up for multi-part FSes, and I decided to have fun with it. Figured I'd show you. Since you were not on IRC I have to post it here, where everyone can see it. Mock up. Sven Manguard Wha? 07:17, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

NEEDS LIKE BUTTON. Also, *trout* for the tyop :P sonia 08:01, 16 March 2011 (UTC)
This is genius. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 08:20, 16 March 2011 (UTC)
Paint.NET has many features. A spellchecker is not one of them. Sven Manguard Wha? 00:49, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
I noticed. What was really hilarious was "various cities in Rome." But I'm just being an ass. This is glorious. :D — La Pianista  01:09, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
I meant "Europe"... oops. Sven Manguard Wha? 01:16, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
Hush Sven, you meant the Roman Empire. :) Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 04:12, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
Because Ed is in your head. Hey, that rhymed. He knows what you mean, what you think. All the time...all night long. — La Pianista  04:23, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Meh, if I had a time machine I'd send her to go chill with Barkok or Debussy or Chopain. I'm sure she'd look fetching in a toga, but it dosen't seem like the best use of resources to send her to Ancient Rome. Sven Manguard Wha? 04:27, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
But...I would get to be fed grapes by...well... you remember, don't you? ;p — La Pianista  04:31, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
You hurt my soul, dear, you hurt my soul. Sven Manguard Wha? 06:30, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

FS[edit]

Your Featured sound candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured sound status, File:Debussy - Toccata from Pour le Piano.ogg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another sound, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates. Adam Cuerden (talk) 04:06, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

File:Prelude_in_B_Minor,_Op._32,_No._10.ogg[edit]

Can you copy this over to En-wiki? The copyright status of this in Russia is a little ambiguous, so it's best to have it here, under a {{KeepLocal}} template. Commons can be really, really horrible about keeping things on track, and it'd be a shame to lose this, three years before its status becomes completely unambiguous. Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:14, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

Done. Should we leave the file already on Commons? — La Pianista  03:29, 18 March 2011 (UTC)
Hope noone minds, but I've shoved the local copy ontop of the one Commonsside. If the Commons copy gets deleted, there would have been bunches of red links. Three years from now, we can just zap the local copy. (And if no one remembers, it's not a big deal.) Courcelles 03:59, 18 March 2011 (UTC)
Nobody minds at all. That said, I'm a nobody...<mopes>
Nah, virtually no one minds. :) Thanks. — La Pianista  02:39, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

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Check out what Ed did, it's quite great and relates to what we do as a job. Also, how is the playing as these long nights are quite lonely without my comic relief on the internet. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 03:45, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

That was one of the creepiest lines I've ever read. — La Pianista  02:30, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
You know it! Plan A is working quite well though. Also, I'm honored by that talkback template. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 03:10, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
Oh, and check out Sven's talk page. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 03:11, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Andante Pastoral and Scherzettino[edit]

Could you possibly, maybe, offer an opinion in Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates/Andante Pastoral and Scherzettino. It's been sitting around a while, and needs a little more input for consensus (IMHO).

I'm hoping this will fit under the remit mentioned in scare quotes ie random "stuff." :-) Cheers,  Chzz  ►  12:55, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Okay, just this once. No, I kid. :) — La Pianista  02:33, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
Thx. Spk soon.  Chzz  ►  11:40, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Professor Obar Concerns[edit]

Got a message about an hour ago from Professor Obar of the Media and Telecommunication Policy project and I think it is viewed best in full:

Can you please communicate to the online mentors that I DO NOT want them moving student material into the main space for them. This is a big problem. I have noticed that this has happened with a number of the projects already, for example, in the broadband.gov article and the media cross-ownership article. We need the students to be doing this on their own, of course so they can learn how to do it, and also so that I can grade what they've done. How am I supposed to follow student submissions if the data is associated with online mentors? A BIG PROBLEM ALREADY... please help me with this. None of you responded to my post about this on the discussion page. This is about to get out of hand. Jaobar (talk) 05:27, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

With that, of course, please only give instructions on how to move, don't do it for them. Please only let them know what to do and let them do it themselves. If they run into problems, provide further instructions. Do not it for them. This seems to be making a mess of Prof. Obar's grading system and I would like to avoid that. Thanks. - NeutralhomerTalkCoor. Online Amb'dor • 06:14, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Hello from MOTD[edit]

Hello. We could do with your assistance for suggestions of mottos and any decisions on current ones. Please see Wikipedia:Motto of the day/Nominations. In case this situation occurs again, we would like a discussion on emergency mottos. Please see WT:MOTD/N#Emergency mottos. Simply south...... 14:39, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

Your name has been brought up in an ANI agaisnt Tony1[edit]

Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. Sven Manguard Wha? 15:11, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

Closing Request[edit]

Hey La Pianista. Could you please make the call about whether to desist this FS or not. All you need to do is make the decision. I will take care of all of the background stuff. cheers --Guerillero | My Talk 21:09, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

Done, although I'm sorry to say that this will be the last of my participation in FS. I tried my best not to be selfish, but I feel that the gains no longer outweigh the setbacks of my being there. — La Pianista  22:57, 21 March 2011 (UTC)
I am very sad to hear that but I understand after see the reply you received. I hope you rethink this some day after the winds change. Please accept this:


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For your longtime contributions of high quality sound files to the FS process and wikipedia in general. Guerillero | My Talk 23:27, 21 March 2011 (UTC)
Awwwwww. It means a lot - thank you. :) — La Pianista  23:48, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

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Just listened to this and thought it was amazing. Thanks for sharing!·Maunus·ƛ· 23:37, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

Thank you. My pleasure. :) — La Pianista  00:02, 22 March 2011 (UTC)
I'd like to echo that. Having seen the various discussions and recognising the name I followed the link from today's Signpost. It's absolutely superb. Bravo! Malleus Fatuorum 02:22, 22 March 2011 (UTC)
<bows> — La Pianista  02:37, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Encore! Dr.K. λogosπraxis 02:44, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

omai
<bows again, blows kisses> — La Pianista  02:53, 22 March 2011 (UTC)
Grazie mille per la grande musica! :) Dr.K. λogosπraxis 03:04, 22 March 2011 (UTC)
Who cares about perfection when you produce something that splendiferous. Thank you! --Epipelagic (talk) 06:18, 22 March 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. Perfection would still be nice, though. :p — La Pianista  15:35, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Got Myrrha?[edit]

I am music stupid, honest, but is there some way you could play SOMETHING in the Myrrha music section? It is not about the stunningness as in listening to a CD (although I quite liked your piece that I listened to and I'm even classical music stupid, but it had a nice feel to it). But I just want to try to cross-fertilize. not just have music in articles about music and composers, but even in articles about subjects! Please consider!!! TCO (talk) 06:26, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Hmm. Is there a piano transcription available? — La Pianista  15:36, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

I tried Internet searching (not sure I know how to find stuff, but)

TCO (talk) 16:57, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

I think I'll go with Adam's. See below — La Pianista  15:43, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

Myrrha[edit]

What do you think of this piece? [1] - it has a big advantage over the Sousa of being a recognised piano composition (well, more or less - the instrument it was written for doesn't exist anymore, and was some sort of pentatonic harmonium). Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:10, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

I would take whatever I can get, whatever we can find a sound file of, or are willing to play and make a recording. This piece sounds good too. Started slow, but got good at the end.TCO (talk) 17:30, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
Hm, after a few determined weekends, I think I could write up the sheet music for this (unless you can find the sheet music for me :3 )
Fitting it into my 2011 repertoire will be difficult - perhaps I can play it as an encore for one of next year's recitals? — La Pianista  15:43, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
TCO asked to be blocked until May 1 so he could concentrate on other things. I refused, but another admin did. Hopefully we'll see him back in a month.--Wehwalt (talk) 16:21, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
I worry about this type of thing, La Pianista. You should play what you want and what is best for your training. Sure, taking one or two requests is a nice gesture, so long as you're still enjoying yourself and this isn't setting you back, but it seems like you've taken a lot more than one or two requests as of late. Wikipedia is like a great tentacled sea monster, it's big, it's ugly, and it'll suck you in and consume you if you're not careful. Perhaps if you said "I can take this many requests for the next three months, set your own terms on what you're willing to do and when, and then make us compete for your affection have us request your time within that type of framework, it would be better. I feel guilty that we're setting your musical education/playlist for you. Sven Manguard Wha? 17:13, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
Just as a talk page drive by, I have to agree. It sounds too much like the Wiki affecting your real life. I'm somewhat older, so I have the time to do stuff like travel to archives and whatnot, but you are learning, I would not let this affect your real life so intimately.--Wehwalt (talk) 17:16, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
"A great tentacled sea monster"? Omai. If you say so, then. :) I admit, I'm relieved to let this go. I hope TCO won't have a problem with it.
As for letting Wikipedia affect my real life overmuch - I think this is the only time I've offered to take requests. The Miroirs decision was mostly my own, and I've been wanting to play that for a while. No worries. — La Pianista  18:29, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
OK, then. Good luck with it. I'm sure TCO will be delighted when he gets back.--Wehwalt (talk) 18:35, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
I'll work on the Myrrha Gavotte, then (which you shouldn't, anyway: It's literally impossible to play as written. See Page 3, starting on the second bar of the page.) The Mirra Intermezzo does sound like a very interesting piece. If you cannot find it, let me know - I've been meaning to run down to the British Library, and they have a copy. Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:02, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

WikiProject Free music[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Free music. Thanks. --Kleinzach 23:29, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

Minority Representation Article TC 210[edit]

Just wanted to let you know that I created the talk page for this group. Have you been in touch with them? Let's start communicating about this group. As noted on our course discussion page, I have provided my private email address if you need to ask me something in private. Let's get this project going! Jaobar (talk) 16:34, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Ah yes, I was going to email them only two days ago, in fact. But real life got in the way, my apologies. Where is the discussion page? — La Pianista  19:30, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Hi, I'm Elif, assisting Dr. Obar for this course. We just created the discussion page on the " Minority representation in media" article page. Just wrote a sentence to get the discussion started. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Elifyilmaz (talkcontribs) 04:36, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

I don't think that page has been created?
Elif did create Talk:Direct lobbying and Talk:Metallica v. Napster, Inc., but I have moved those to the project area, to avoid G8 deleted - so they're in Wikipedia:WikiProject United States Public Policy/Courses/Media and Telecommunication Policy spring 2011 (Obar)/Direct lobbying and Wikipedia:WikiProject United States Public Policy/Courses/Media and Telecommunication Policy spring 2011 (Obar)/Metallica v. Napster, Inc..
I also added an index to the subs, at the top of the project page - and made a redir, WP:PPMT.
So I'd guess the subpage for yours should be Wikipedia:WikiProject United States Public Policy/Courses/Media and Telecommunication Policy spring 2011 (Obar)/Minority representation in media.  Chzz  ►  11:41, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
Created, and I've left a note to the group. Thanks, Chzz. — La Pianista  14:44, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Representation of Af. Am. in the Media[edit]

Hello, I'm one of your wikipedia godchildren involved in working on this artice. We have uploaded some content and I'm curious to know what you think about it. Honest advice would help us make it the best we can.

Thanks! ColdChicken (talk) 20:03, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

Dearest godchild, how I have forsaken you...
Yes, sorry for being so busy. Picking up the pace now, no worries. :) — La Pianista  22:30, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia Ambassador Program Newsletter: 22 April 2011[edit]

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GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors – May 2011 Backlog Elimination Drive


The Guild of Copy Editors invite you to participate in the May 2011 Backlog Elimination Drive, a month-long effort to reduce the backlog of articles that require copy-editing. The drive began on May 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and will end on May 31 at 23:59 (UTC). The goals of this backlog elimination drive are to eliminate as many articles as possible from the 2009 backlog and to reduce the overall backlog by 15%. ! NEW ! In an effort to encourage the final elimination of all 2009 articles, we will be tracking them on the leaderboard for this drive.

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Please help assess articles for Public Policy Initiative research[edit]

Hi La Pianista,

Your work as an Online Ambassador is making a big contribution to Wikipedia. Right now, we're trying to measure just how much student work improves the quality of Wikipedia. If you'd like contribute to this research and get a firsthand look at the quality improvement that is happening through the project, please sign up to assess articles. Assessment is happening now, just use the quantitative metric and start assessing! Your help would be hugely appreciated!

Thank you, ARoth (Public Policy Initiative) (talk) 17:12, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

Featured Sounds needs you[edit]

Featured sounds was booming with activity in the March/April period, ideally that should be all the time. FS has been a battleground at times, however, it is my hope that that is in the past. I ask you all to reconsider your positions and set aside the differences you may have had with other participants for the good of the project and encyclopedia. Don't let FS become like VP, it is a path that a featured process should traverse. You were sent this message because you are listed at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates/Contributors or have been a past contributor.

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Wikipedia Ambassador sweatshirt[edit]

Hi! This is the last call for signing on for a Wikipedia Ambassador hooded sweatshirt (in case you missed the earlier message in one of the program newsletters about it). If you would like one, please email me with your name, mailing address, and (US) sweatshirt size. We have a limited number left, so it will be first-come, first-served. (If more than one size would work for you, note that as well.)

Cheers, Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 19:41, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

Please take the Wikipedia Ambassador Program survey[edit]

Hi Ambassador,

We are at a pivotal point in the development of the Wikipedia Ambassador Program. Your feedback will help shape the program and role of Ambassadors in the future. Please take this 10 minute survey to help inform and improve the Wikipedia Ambassadors.

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Piano playing request[edit]

LP: Will you play this (sight-read and play) and record it?

http://memory.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.natlib.sousa.200028136/loc.natlib.sousa.200028136.pdf

I do not want a super-perfect recording or some featured sound effort. I want something that can go in an article as a sound to support Myrrha. (Feel that a lot of "perfect is the enemy of good" was spent on the alternate composition from Adam.) Can I please just get some ivory tinkling? We can always make it better AFTER we have SOMETHING! Pleeze. It will be fun. We are doing integrated media. Not just sound as sound, but sound to support an article. And collaborating. And all that happy ho..stuff. Face-wink.svg TCO (talk) 23:23, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

I'm afraid I won't be able to do it; I'm very busy and won't have much time to get this decently learned. Even if I were to somehow record it, I wouldn't be able to do it in the hall; I would have to do it at home, and my personal mic quality is awful (I could email you a sample clip if you wish). But that is very unlikely, and I can't make a promise on that.
Perhaps you could ask other piano playing Wikipedians? — La Pianista  04:39, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

For the music!! Joefromrandb (talk) 22:27, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for listening! My pleasure. :) — La Pianista  04:40, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Your performance of Vallée d'Obermann from Années de pèlerinage...[edit]

...was mindbogglingly awesome. Sven Manguard Wha? 07:55, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Thank you, thank you. You know, I was going to go to bed, but this damn thing needs to be de-amplified. Way too much buzzing.
Stay tuned for a little better-tweaked bit of awesome. — La Pianista  08:08, 28 May 2011 (UTC)
And done. I may do that for the other clips, too. Mañana, mañana... — La Pianista  08:24, 28 May 2011 (UTC)
Agreed with Sven o: (I come back to the wiki and listen to this and it 100% makes my day <3 ) Icy // 22:44, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
Ooh, then you'll really like this fall's selection. :3
Some of those already have recordings, though (I mean, that Ballade alone has two recordings. o.O). Should I upload my own anyways, or would that be redundant? — La Pianista  04:07, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
YES. sonia 08:45, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
AGREED. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 08:48, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
'K, upload it is, then. o.o;;
Re Ed's edit summary: Dunno, that some people this side of the pond should be asleep? Hypocrite, am I? At least not a hippo. Like YOUR MOM. yeahhhhh. — La Pianista  08:51, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
Oh dear Pianista... why were you up that late?! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 06:32, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
Because the semester's over. Beeyatch. :D And I have no life. That, too. — La Pianista  06:36, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
Gee, this is like 2008 all over again, with you on 24/7. :P Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 07:00, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
2008? That's so last year. deliberate fails are lulzy, shaddup. — La Pianista  07:05, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
Overuse of <small> kills small children. I'd be careful. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 07:43, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Well why didn't you say so earlier? I could have been killing thousands of small children in my spare time. — La Pianista  08:03, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

FSC[edit]

Glad to see you back there, LP. Tony (talk) 13:23, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Glad to be back. :) — La Pianista  18:52, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

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Heya :)[edit]

Welcome back to FSC :) *hug* —James (TalkContribs)6:37pm 08:37, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! :) — La Pianista  13:19, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Neweast FS[edit]

Your Featured sound candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured sound status, File:Debussy - Sarabande from Pour le piano.ogg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another sound, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates. Guerillero | My Talk 02:59, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Hello?[edit]

You haven't been on for a while, hope everything is alright. Sven Manguard Wha? 01:14, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Oh yes, just summer classes, concerts, the usual crap. Getting as much school out of the way as possible, you know.
I'm quite touched that you're wondering, though. Thanks, pal. :) — La Pianista  04:40, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
Oh good. I forgot about that 'life' thing. I noticed that you went two and a half weeks without a single edit and went straight to "crap, she retired". People that are both interesting and sane are a rare enough commodity around here that I tend to notice when they vanish. Also, I'd have to find someone else for musical advice. I suppose Diaanna has good enough taste, but most everyone she listens to has easily pronounceable names and many of them are still alive, and we can't have any of that now, can we? Sven Manguard Wha? 08:06, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
Who needs classical when you could listen to Pink Floyd instead... ;-) Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 08:08, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
<feigns insult> Why good sir, I was raised properly, of course I listen to Pink Floyd. Go have a cigar.</feigns insult> :-) Sven Manguard Wha? 08:16, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Apparently I have a life, but I'm still up late working on last minute papers. :p
Don't worry, Sven child, in a few months (four months minimum, six months max), I'll have a new set of recordings out. And things will be back to "normal," quotes not arbitrary. Funny how my summers are more busy than my regular semesters.
@Ed: Who needs Pink Floyd when you could listen to Ke$ha? No one is more talented at proclaiming through every pore in her body that she's been stuffed more often than all of America's Thanksgiving turkeys combined. — La Pianista  08:18, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
All the while getting drunk 'n' crunk 'n' lookin' like piehmps, if I may add. — La Pianista  08:20, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
(edit conflict) O_o ... did you just say what I think you just said, or do I need to take a bar of soap to my mind? Sven Manguard Wha? 08:22, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
As long as you do it with lots of autotune, anything can get cleaner! *caustically cheerful 718smiley.svg plus double thumbs up* — La Pianista  08:26, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
Well, I'm off to bed so that I can wake up early and face a wall of bureaucracy off wiki. I'm... giddy... if you can't tell. As for the music, take your time and do it right, don't rush on my account. I've already listened to every single piece of Yanni's music avalible on the internet, but I suppose if I need something to listen to, I could do it again. :-) (Also, in a few days my internet access will drop off. Remember that time that you were forwarding me YouTube videos of crazy good Russian composers and it was taking me 10 minutes to load a two minute video? Yeah, I'm going to have that again soon.) See you around, don't be a stranger. Sven Manguard Wha? 08:29, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
Keep shining on, Sven. I could definitely live off Yanni too. :-) Pianista... I don't even know how to respond to you. Which is pathetic. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 09:12, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
@Sven: I can't link YouTube videos onwiki, but for a quick and pleasant little trinket of a piece, search "Kreisler Rachmaninoff Liebesleid Charles Rosen". You won't regret it.
@Ed: Holy hell, that must be the first time in...*thinks back, counts fingers like a grade schooler* four years that's happened. :o It appears I have achieved something of magnitude here. Allow me to do the honor of patting myself on the back, thus simulating the long-forgotten feel of third-person physical contact. — La Pianista  12:50, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Some phở for you![edit]

Pho in Saigon.jpg A bowl of love
Well, since they don't have this I decided to make it. I guess this could count as a birthday gift so feel special. If you don't feel special, I'll repurpose this gift and give it to someone more special. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 22:28, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
What the pho is this? — La Pianista  21:36, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
Okay FYI that was a terrible pun. Just saying. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 09:13, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
FYI I don't give a pho. 718smiley.svg — La Pianista  23:29, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

GOCE drive invitation[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The latest GOCE backlog elimination drive is under way! It began on 1 July and so far 18 people have signed up to help us reduce the number of articles in need of copyediting.

This drive will give a 50% bonus for articles edited from the GOCE requests page. Although we have cleared the backlog of 2009 articles there are still 3,935 articles needing copyediting and any help, no matter how small, would be appreciated.

We are appealing to all GOCE members, and any other editors who wish to participate, to come and help us reduce the number of articles needing copyediting, as well as the backlog of requests. If you have not signed up yet, why not take a look at the current signatories and help us by adding your name and copyediting a few articles. Barnstars will be given to anyone who edits more than 4,000 words, with special awards for the top 5 in the categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words".

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FUI[edit]

This is just a reminder. If a motto has been used multiple times it should be under or added to Wikipedia:Motto of the day/Nominations/Frequently used ideas. Simply south...... improving for 5 years So much for ER 08:41, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Ambassador Program: assessment drive[edit]

Even though it's been quiet on-wiki, the Wikipedia Ambassador Program has been busy over the last few months getting ready for the next term. We're heading toward over 80 classes in the US, across all disciplines. You'll see courses start popping up here, and this time we want to match one or more Online Ambassadors to each class based on interest or expertise in the subject matter. If you see a class that you're interested, please contact the professor and/or me; the sooner the Ambassadors and professors get in communication, the better things go. Look for more in the coming weeks about next term.

In the meantime, with a little help I've identified all the articles students did significant work on in the last term. Many of the articles have never been assessed, or have ratings that are out of date from before the students improved them. Please help assess them! Pick a class, or just a few articles, and give them a rating (and add a relevant WikiProject banner if there isn't one), and then update the list of articles.

Once we have updated assessments for all these articles, we can get a better idea of how quality varied from course to course, and which approaches to running Wikipedia assignments and managing courses are most effective.

--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 17:26, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

New FS[edit]

A sound file uploaded by you has been promoted to featured sound status.
Your sound file, File:Liszt - Vallee d'Obermann.ogg was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate a sound file, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates. Thank you for your contribution! —James (TalkContribs) • 11:49am 01:49, 31 July 2011 (UTC)


Sorry about the delay, I just began clearing FSC out! Keep up the good work :) —James (TalkContribs) • 11:41am 01:41, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

Sorry about the timestamps not matching, forgot to subst! :P —James (TalkContribs) • 11:49am 01:49, 31 July 2011 (UTC)
Ugh. Two apologies:
One for forgetting to respond to the comments at the FSC and re-add the bit of applause at the end.
Two (the graver concern) for not being able to find the original recording to address said comments. At all. The original CD is lost. At least we have an online copy.
So so sorry for the general negligence. I'll have more recordings this fall, however. — La Pianista  19:22, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXV, July 2011[edit]

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Online Ambassadors: Time to join pods[edit]

Hello! If you're planning to be an active Online Ambassador for the upcoming academic term, now is the time to join one or more pods. (A pod consists of the instructor, the Campus Ambassadors, and the Online Ambassadors for single class.) The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) explains the expectations for being part of a pod as an Online Ambassador. (The MOU for pods in Canada is essentially the same.) In short, the role of Online Ambassadors this term consists of:

  • Working closely with the instructor and Campus Ambassadors, providing advice and perspective as an experienced Wikipedian
  • Helping students who ask for it (or helping them to find the help they need)
  • Watching out for the class as a whole
  • Helping students to get community feedback on their work

This replaces the 1-on-1 mentoring role for Online Ambassadors that we had in previous terms; rather than being responsible for individual students (some of whom don't want or help or are unresponsive), Online Ambassadors will be there to help whichever students in their class(es) ask for help.

You can browse the upcoming courses here: United States; Canada. More are being added as new pods become active and create their course pages.

Once you've found a class that you want to work with—especially if you some interest or expertise in the topic area—you should sign the MOU listing for that class and get in touch with the instructor. We're hoping to have at least two Online Ambassadors per pod, and more for the larger classes.

If you're up for supporting any kind of class and would like me to assign you to a pod in need of more Online Ambassadors, just let me know.

--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 16:33, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

PS: There are still a lot of student articles from the last term that haven't been rated. Please rate a few and update the list!

GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their September 2011 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy editing backlog. The drive will begin on September 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and will end on September 30 at 23:59 (UTC). We will be tracking the number of 2010 articles in the backlog, as we want to copy edit as many of those as possible. Please consider copy editing an article that was tagged in 2010. Barnstars will be given to anyone who edits more than 4,000 words, with special awards for the top 5 in the categories "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words". See you at the drive! – Your drive coordinators: Diannaa, Chaosdruid, The Utahraptor, Slon02, and SMasters.

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Nomination for deletion of Template:WikimediaClassicalMusic[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXVI, August 2011[edit]

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O_o[edit]

Is it just me who is seeing your talk page formatted all strangely with a random subst=subst:}} at the top? :) Icy // 00:46, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

Gosh, you know you've been MIA when you miss something like that. :p Thanks, darlin'. — La Pianista  01:52, 13 September 2011 (UTC)
Well that's what I'm here for (even if I am equally MIA) -- yay it's all pretty again! :D Icy // 12:28, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

Update on courses and ambassador needs[edit]

Hello, Ambassadors!

I wanted to give you one last update on where we are this term, before my role as Online Facilitator wraps up at the end of this week. Already, there are over 800 students in U.S. classes who have signed up on course pages this term. About 40 classes are active, and we're expecting that many more again once all the classes are up and running.

On a personal note, it's been a huge honor to work with so many great Wikipedians over the last 15 months. Thanks so much to everyone who jumped in and decided to give the ambassador concept a try, and double thanks those of you who were involved early on. Your ideas and insights and enthusiasm have been the foundation of the program, and they will be the keys the future of the program.

Courses looking for Online Ambassadors[edit]

Still waiting to get involved with a class this term, or ready to take on more? We have seven classes that are already active and need OA support, and eleven more that have course pages started but don't have active students yet. Please consider joining one or more of these pods!

Active courses that really need Online Ambassadors:

Courses that may be active soon that need Online Ambassadors:

--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 23:13, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Private message for La Pianista[edit]

Hi, I would like to have a private conversation with La Pianista. I can't find a way to do this on the tool box. I am not scary, promise! My email is playingwith3@yahoo.com and I am on facebook - Linda Velwest. Please contact me! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.34.168.190 (talk) 14:35, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

You've got mail![edit]

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Motto of the Day Motto Shop[edit]

Hello! My name is Belugaboy, and by now, you and I both have heard of the Motto Shop, and if not, there's a Motto Shop! It's an exclusive place where users can get their own motto to live by on the wiki. It's great, but we're really running slow, in fact, we haven't seen a customer in months. So we thought YOU, the contributors to Motto of the Day, could spread the word to your WikiFriends, heck, order yourself one, whether you have or haven't before. Thank you and warm regards to all of you!

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The Bugle: Issue LXVII, September 2011[edit]

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GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their November 2011 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on November 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on November 30 at 23:59 (UTC). We will be tracking the number of 2010 articles (and specifically will be targeting the oldest three months), as we want to copy edit as many of these as possible. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 5 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Diannaa, Chaosdruid, The Utahraptor, Slon02, and SMasters.

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Membership of the Counter-Vandalism Unit[edit]

As you may know, the Counter-Vandalism unit is inactive. So for reviving the WikiProject, we will need to sort out the members. So if you are active, please put your username at the bottom of the list at Wikipedia talk:Counter-Vandalism Unit#Sort out the members.

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USEP discussion[edit]

You may be interested in a discussion about the future and the growth of the US education program along with the future of the Wikipedia Ambassador Project here. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 04:10, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your wonderful contributions of piano performances. I enjoy listening to you! Pinetalk 08:26, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
Thank you! The pleasure is all mine. Expect more in the coming weeks. :) — La Pianista  20:55, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXVIII, October 2011[edit]

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Oh, you're back...[edit]

I got worried when I didn't see you around for a while, but it would appear you were just off getting more awesome at the piano. Yay! Sven Manguard Wha? 02:24, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

Yep! With the semester coming to a close, I'm trying to get back into the groove, too.
I'm on IRC now, if you want to catch up. — La Pianista  02:26, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

GOCE newsletter[edit]

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Elections are currently underway for our third tranche of Guild coordinators. The voting period will run for 14 days: 00:01 UTC, 16 December – 23:59 UTC, 31 December. All GOCE members, as well as past participants of any of the Guild's Backlog elimination drives, are eligible to vote. There are five candidates vying for four positions. Your vote really matters! Cast your vote today.

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'Tis that season again[edit]

Snow Scene at Shipka Pass 1.JPG Happy Holidays!
Hello love! Hope you and your family are enjoying the holiday season. Let's get catch up more often, eh? Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 01:24, 25 December 2011 (UTC)
Eh indeed! Happy Holidays to you, too. Miss you to bits, Eddehkins! <3 — La Pianista  05:52, 25 December 2011 (UTC)
Same, although without the borderline-creepy bastardization of my name. ;-) Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 06:33, 25 December 2011 (UTC)
When was I ever borderline-creepy? — La Pianista  06:36, 25 December 2011 (UTC)
At the very beginning. You were like a shark testing its boundaries before it goes in for the kill. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 06:38, 25 December 2011 (UTC)
As a shark, I am severely offended by your notion of "boundaries." — La Pianista  06:41, 25 December 2011 (UTC)
Landmasses, dear. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 06:44, 25 December 2011 (UTC)
Islands are landmasses, no man is an island, you do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around, that's what it's all about, good night. — La Pianista  06:51, 25 December 2011 (UTC)
Yeah the problem here is that you're supposed to be able to understand the convoluted logic in some form. That just looked like a rambling drunkard. :P Night pal. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 07:00, 25 December 2011 (UTC)
Geez I miss you guys to hell and back T_T -- Merry merry Christmas happy happy holidays Pianista <3 (and Ed, again). Happy drunken land sharks guys O_o (and I need to figure out some way to catch up with you guys regularly) Icy // 20:23, 25 December 2011 (UTC)
I hear there's this thing called Facebook... Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 06:23, 26 December 2011 (UTC)
I hear there's this thing called me never being on Facebook... — La Pianista  06:34, 26 December 2011 (UTC)
Then log on more often? This is really a simple fix. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 06:38, 26 December 2011 (UTC)
Well, pickles, you've sure grown a lot more smartass since we last spoke, haven't you, Mr. Ed? — La Pianista  06:44, 26 December 2011 (UTC)
Deal with it? <3 Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 05:39, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
(baaaack) oh facebook. That thing. (I ought to friend you guys) ... and geez, Eddie... Now if only I could find some what to put it more wittily than Pianista. Icy // 03:41, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
Yes, you probably should :-) Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 05:39, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
Seconded! — La Pianista  05:47, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
Bah. I'm gonna email y'gaiz via wikih. Icy // 20:34, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Oh goodness...[edit]

Just rediscovered this. :P S'been a while, hasn't it? sonia♫ 21:48, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Great Odin's Raven, that's old. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 05:40, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
Old Raven's Odin, that's great. — La Pianista  05:43, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXIX, November 2011[edit]

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Course mentor needed[edit]

Hi La Pianista

I'm an instructor of English composition looking for an online ambassador to assist my Writing & Rhetoric II class this coming (Winter quarter). I'm specifically interested in someone who would be willing to respond to short proposals written by students for planned edits/article creations. There's a cap of twenty students in the class, so if I found two willing ambassadors each would be responsible for responding to 10 proposals. Would you be interested?

Thanks,

Matthewvetter (talk) 02:54, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but I'm afraid I haven't the time this semester for it. Spring 2012 will be a really busy semester for me in general (involving a possible move across the country, for one), so I'll remain inactive in my ambassador duties until at least next fall.
But Writing and Rhetoric is my favorite class, outside music. If at all possible, please contact me for the Fall 2012 semester. I'd be very happy to help. — La Pianista  03:07, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

GOCE 2011 Year-End Report[edit]

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We have reached the end of the year, and what a year it has been! The Guild of Copy Editors was full of activity, and we achieved numerous important milestones in 2011. Read all about these in the Guild's 2011 Year-End Report.

Highlights
  • Membership grows to 764 editors, an increase of 261
  • Report on coordinators' elections
  • Around 1,000 articles removed through six Backlog elimination drives
  • Guild Plans for 2012
  • Requests page report
  • Sign up for the January 2012 Backlog elimination drive!


Get your copy of the Guild's 2011 Year-End Report here
On behalf of the Guild, we take this opportunity to wish you Season's Greetings and Happy New Year. We look forward to your support in 2012!
– Your 2011 Coordinators: Diannaa (lead), The Utahraptor, and Slon02 and SMasters (emeritus).

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Military Historian of the Year[edit]

Nominations for the "Military Historian of the Year" for 2011 are now open. If you would like to nominate an editor for this award, please do so here. Voting will open on 22 January and run for seven days. Thanks! On behalf of the coordinators, Nick-D (talk) and Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 23:36, 15 January 2012 (UTC) You were sent this message because you are a listed as a member of the Military history WikiProject.

The Bugle: Issue LXX, January 2012[edit]

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DYK for Prostitution in Vietnam[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Future of MOTD[edit]

I've decided to start a project discussion on this. Please see WT:MOTD. Simply south...... having large explosions for 5 years 17:38, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Online Ambassador, Spring 2012[edit]

Hi, La Pianista! As you may know, the Wikipedia Education Program has instilled a new set of standards that courses must meet to officially join the program for the semester. As you can see, one of the requirements is that at least one ambassador or professor is a Wikipedian, as this should give students more access to helpful information about contributing to Wikipedia and creating good content. You are listed on the Online Ambassador page; are you still interested in remaining active this semester? Some of these classes will have to remove themselves from the program should they fail to meet these standards, but we would like to ensure that new students are receiving proper support during the editing process. Please let me know if you are still interested in mentoring these students this semester and/or visit the Online Ambassador talk page to select a course that still needs an Online Ambassador. Thank you! JMathewson (WMF) (talk) 19:42, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

GOCE March copy edit drive[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their March 2012 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on March 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on March 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goal for the drive will be to eliminate the remaining 2010 articles from the queue. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 5 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa, Stfg, and Coordinator emeritus SMasters. 19:42, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue LXXI, February 2012[edit]

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Hi La Pianista, I hope all is well with you. Over the past few days (5–7 March) MOTD has displayed a red link. Any help would be greatly appreciated! –pjoef (talkcontribs) 11:27, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

GOCE March drive newsletter[edit]

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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 Backlog elimination drive! Here's the mid-drive newsletter.

Participation: We have had 58 people sign up for this drive so far, which compares favorably with our last drive, and 27 have copy-edited at least one article. If you have signed up but have not yet copy-edited any articles, please consider doing so. Every bit helps! If you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!

Progress report: Our target of completing the 2010 articles has almost been reached, with only 56 remaining of the 194 we had at the start of the drive. The last ones are always the most difficult, so thank you if you are able to help copy-edit any of the remaining articles. We have reduced the total backlog by 163 articles so far.

Special thanks: Special thanks to Stfg, who has been going through the backlog and doing some preliminary vetting of the articles—removing copyright violations, doing initial clean-up, and nominating some for deletion. This work has helped make the drive a more pleasant experience for all our volunteers.

Your drive coordinators – Dianna (talk), Stfg (talk), and Dank (talk)

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April Fool Motto[edit]

April Fools Day is just around the corner. As such please could you nominate a new motto or comment on existing suggestions at Wikipedia:Motto of the day/Nominations/Specials? Simply south...... facing oncoming traffic for over 5 years 16:29, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXII, March 2012[edit]

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GOCE March drive wrap-up[edit]

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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 Backlog elimination drive! This is the most successful drive we have had for quite a while. Here is your end-of-drive wrap-up newsletter.

Participation

Of the 70 people who signed up for this drive, 40 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Special acknowledgement goes out to Lfstevens, who did over 200 articles, most of them in the last third of the drive, and topped all three leaderboard categories. You're a superstar! Stfg and others have been pre-checking the articles for quality and conformance to Wikipedia guidelines; some have been nominated for deletion or had some preliminary clean-up done to help make the copy-edit process more fun and appealing. Thanks to all who helped get those nasty last few articles out of the target months.

Progress report

During this drive we were successful in eliminating our target months—October, November, and December 2010—from the queue, and have now eliminated all the 2010 articles from our list. We were able to complete 500 articles this month! End-of-drive results and barnstar information can be found here.

When working on the backlog, please keep in mind that there are options other than copy-editing available; some articles may be candidates for deletion, or may not be suitable for copy-editing at this time for other reasons. The {{GOCEreviewed}} tag can be placed on any article you find to be totally uneditable, and you can nominate for deletion any that you discover to be copyright violations or completely unintelligible. If you need help deciding what to do, please contact any of the coordinators.

Thank you for participating in the March 2012 drive! All contributions are appreciated. Our next copy-edit drive will be in May.

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A kitten for you![edit]

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Just saying hi!

Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 22:41, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

I got so excited when I saw this because I thought she might be back. Still AWOL... :( Sven Manguard Wha? 13:30, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
Hi everyone! Kittehs for the both of you.
I've just been exceptionally busy (as always), no worries. Transferring to another school up north and such. The tornadoes unfortunately did not sweep me away to Oz. :( It wouldn't have ended well, anyways, as I don't have glittery red shoes.
I just might upload some more Brahms at the end of the month. And I'll definitely see if I can continue my recording at this new school. Hope it won't be long before I see you guys on IRC! — La Pianista  14:13, 6 April 2012 (UTC)
How far north? ;-) Eh, you could have played piano for the wicked witch and she would have loved you... until the moment you accidentally spilled water on her. Nice to actually talk to you again for once! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 18:01, 6 April 2012 (UTC)
Like North north. Think Julian's whereabouts. And likewise! Hope that makes it easier to go to y'all's meetups and things! — La Pianista  01:03, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
MOAR BRAHMS. kthxbai. Icy // 00:47, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
DELIVERED. kurwelcomebai. — La Pianista  22:07, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
a pianista! on my wiki! *glomps* sonia (talk) 11:06, 12 May 2012 (UTC)
A sonia! On my w--! /interrupted by glomp — La Pianista  19:35, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Zuleyka Silver[edit]

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GOCE May copy edit drive[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXIII, April 2012[edit]

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Wikimania?[edit]

Hey!

Your music is amazing. I'm in the early stages of pre-production for a video about the movement that might play during the fundraiser this year and I immediately thought of your music- I like the Bach - Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp major, BWV 848 particularly. Are you coming to Wikimania? Victor Grigas (talk) 21:17, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Hi, Victor!
Unfortunately I won't be attending Wikimania this year. I am already booked for a couple of piano festivals and competitions in July, one of which (if I place) would go a significant way towards helping me pay for college. Human cloning would be a fantastic tool in these instances. :p
However! Feel free to use that clip and any audio you wish from my uploads. Have fun at Wikimania! And I do hope that I'll be of more assistance next fundraising season. Hopefully I will be more free then. — La Pianista  21:23, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
I would like to meet you in person and give you a better photo if possible! Are you in NYC now? 216.38.130.166 (talk) 22:44, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Your music[edit]

Hi, is there a single place where you have links to all of your music contribs? Pine(talk) 19:16, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Yes, they're all viewable on my userpage. I'm flattered by your interest! — La Pianista  19:31, 12 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. I'm grateful for your contribs. Pine(talk) 19:46, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

GOCE May mid-drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors May 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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Participation: Out of 49 people signed up for this drive so far, 26 have copy-edited at least one article. It's a smaller group than last drive, but we're making good progress. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, please consider doing so. Every bit helps! If you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!

Progress report: We're on track to meet our targets for the drive, largely due to the efforts of Lfstevens and the others on the leaderboard. Thanks to all. We have reduced our target group of articles—January, February, and March 2011—by over half, and it looks like we will achieve that goal. Good progress is being made on the overall backlog as well, with over 500 articles copy-edited during the drive so far. The total backlog currently sits at around 3200 articles.

Hall of Fame: GOCE coordinator Diannaa was awarded a spot in the GOCE Hall of Fame this month! She has copy-edited over 1567 articles during these drives, and surpassed the 1,000,000-word mark on May 5. On to the second million! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa and Stfg

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The Bugle: Issue LXXIV, May 2012[edit]

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GOCE May drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors May 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 54 people who signed up this drive, 32 copy-edited at least one article. Last drive's superstar, Lfstevens, again stood out, topping the leader board in all three categories and copy-editing over 700 articles. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We were once again successful in our primary goal—removing the oldest three months from the backlog—while removing 1166 articles from the queue, the second-most in our history. The total backlog currently sits at around 2600 articles, down from 8323 when we started out just over two years ago.

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Coodinator election: The six-month term for our third tranche of Guild coordinators will be expiring at the end of June. We will be accepting nominations for the fourth tranche of coordinators, who will also serve a six-month term. Nominations will open starting on June 5. For complete information, please have a look at the election page. – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa, and Stfg

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GOCE July 2012 Copy Edit Drive[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their July 2012 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on July 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on July 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to eliminate the articles tagged in April, May and June 2011 from the queue and to complete all requests placed before the end of June. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 6 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in April–June 2011", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa and Stfg.

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GOCE July 2012 Copy Edit Drive[edit]

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Hey you![edit]

Yo. Icy // 18:30, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

Yo dawg. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 18:34, 12 July 2012 (UTC)
I'm still lurking your IRC channel, yet you never come in anymore. Sadface. Town of Cats (talk) 18:51, 12 July 2012 (UTC)
Seriously, you need to come back. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 14:07, 13 July 2012 (UTC)
For the record, I would never say "yo". Just saying. Icy // 13:07, 14 July 2012 (UTC)
Yo. I've been pretty busy lately - computer problems and everything. Trying to catch up with everyone is only half the difficulty. ;) But you'll see more of me. Maybe. Mysteriously. — La Pianista  01:19, 7 August 2012 (UTC)
It's just great to see you cross my watchlist again. Even if you don't come back that often, it's good to know that you didn't disappear because you got sick, or arrested, or kidnapped, taken to North Korea, and forced to play piano for their new boy-king. Cheers, Sven Manguard Wha? 04:13, 7 August 2012 (UTC)
I'm flattered you suppose my life is that interesting. :p The great news is that at this new school of music to which I am transferring in the fall, there is a recording studio not far off campus that has student discounts. So you'll hear more of me, hopefully! — La Pianista  04:15, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

GOCE July 2012 mid-drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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Participation: Out of 37 people signed up for this drive so far, 25 have copy-edited at least one article. It's a smaller group than last drive, but we're making good progress. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, every bit helps; if you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!

Progress report: We're almost on track to meet our targets for the drive. Great work, guys. We have reduced our target group of articles—May, June, and July 2011—by about 40%, and the overall backlog has been reduced by 264 articles so far, to around 2500 articles.

Copy Edit of the Month: Starting in August, your best copy-editing work of the month will be eligible for fabulous prizes! See here for details. – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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GOCE July drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 45 people who signed up this drive, 31 have copy-edited at least one article. Lfstevens continues to carry most of the weight, having edited 360 articles and over a quarter of a million words already. Thanks to all who have participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, will be available early in August here.

Progress report: We are once again very close to achieving in our primary goal—removing the oldest three months from the backlog. Only 35 such articles remain at press time. The total backlog currently sits at under 2400 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We are just two articles away from completing all requests made before July 2012 (both are in progress).

Copy Edit of the Month: Starting in August, you'll be able to submit your best copy-editing work for palaver, praise, and prizes. See here for details. – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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The Bugle: Issue LXXVI, July 2012[edit]

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GOCE news and September drive invitation[edit]

Invitation from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in its events:

  • The August 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is currently in the submissions stage. Submit your best August copy edit there before the end of the month. Submissions end, and discussion and voting begin, on September 1 at 00:00 (UTC).
  • September 2012 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on September 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on September 30 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit the articles tagged longest ago and to complete all requests placed before the end of August. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top six in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged longest ago", and "Longest article". This drive features a much easier signup process. We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.
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The Bugle: Issue LXXVII, August 2012[edit]

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GOCE September activities[edit]

Reminders from the Guild of Copy Editors
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A quick reminder of our current events:

  • The August 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the discussion and voting stage until midnight September 14 (UTC).
  • The September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the submissions stage until midnight September 30 (UTC), when discussion and voting begin.
  • The September 2012 Backlog elimination drive is now underway! The event runs until midnight September 30 (UTC). The goal is to copy edit articles with the oldest tags and complete all requests placed before September. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who participates, with special awards given to the top five in the following categories: "Total articles", "Total words", "Total articles over 5,000 words", "Total articles tagged longest ago", and "Longest article". – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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Military history coordinator election[edit]

The Military history WikiProject has started its 2012 project coordinator election process, where we will select a team of coordinators to organize the project over the coming year. If you would like to be considered as a candidate, please submit your nomination by 14 September. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact one of the current coordinators on their talk page. This message was delivered here because you are a member of the Military history WikiProject. – Military history coordinators (about the projectwhat coordinators do) 09:23, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Online Ambassador[edit]

Hi La Pianista! Are you interested in being the Online Ambassador for any classes this term? We've got a few classes that are looking for ambassador right now (Canada, US), so if you're up for helping any, please do! Let me know if you have any questions, or if you'd like me to pick a course for you.--Sage Ross (WMF) (talk) 14:01, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

GOCE mid-drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors September 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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  • Participation: Out of 37 people signed up for this drive so far, 19 have copy-edited at least one article, about the same as the last drive. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, every bit helps; if you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!
  • Progress report: We're almost on track to meet our targets for the drive. Great work, guys. We have reduced our target group of articles—August, September, and October 2011—by about 44%, and the overall backlog has been reduced by 58 articles so far, to around 2600 articles. The biggest difference between this drive and the previous one is a stronger focus on large articles, so total word counts are still comparable.
  • Don't forget about the Copy Edit of the Month contests! Voting for the August contest has been extended through the end of the month. You don't have to make a submission to vote!
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GOCE September 2012 drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors September 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 41 people who signed up this drive, 28 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We achieved our primary goal of clearing July, August, September and October 2011 from the backlog. This means that, for the first time since the drives began, the backlog is less than a year. At least 677 tagged articles were copy edited, although 365 new ones were added during the month. The total backlog at the end of the month was 2341 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We completed all 54 requests outstanding before September 2012 as well as eight of those made in September.

Copy Edit of the Month: Voting is now over for the August 2012 competition, and prizes will be issued soon. The September 2012 contest is closed for submissions and open for voting. The October 2012 contest is now open for submissions. Everyone is welcome to submit entries and to vote.

– Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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The Bugle: Issue LXXVIII, September 2012[edit]

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WikiWomen's Collaborative[edit]

WikiWomen Unite!
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Hi La Pianista! Women around the world who edit and contribute to Wikipedia are coming together to celebrate each other's work, support one another, and engage new women to also join in on the empowering experience of shaping the sum of all the world's knowledge - through the WikiWomen's Collaborative.

As a WikiWoman, we'd love to have you involved! You can do this by:

We can't wait to have you involved, and feel free to drop by our meta page (under construction) to see how else you can get involved!

Can't wait to have you involved! SarahStierch (talk) 00:59, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

GOCE fall newsletter[edit]

Fall Events from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in its events:

  • The October 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is currently in the submissions stage. Submit your best October copy edit there before the end of the month. Submissions end, and discussion and voting begin, on November 1 at 00:00 (UTC).
  • Voting is in progress for the September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest. Everyone is welcome to vote, whether they have entered the contest or not.
  • NEW!! In the week from Sunday 21 October to Saturday 27 October, we are holding a Project Blitz, in which we will copy edit articles tagged with {{copyedit}} belonging to selected project(s). For the first blitz, we'll start with WikiProject Olympics and WikiProject Albums and add more Projects to the blitz as we clear them. The blitz works much like our bimonthly drives, but a bit simpler. Everyone is welcome to take part, and barnstars will be awarded.
  • November 2012 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on November 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on November 30 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit all articles tagged in 2011 and to complete all requests placed before the end of October. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top five in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in 2011", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.
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The Bugle: Issue LXXIX, October 2012[edit]

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GOCE November 2012 copy edit drive update[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors November 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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  • Participation: Out of 31 people signed up for this drive so far, 22 have copy-edited at least one article. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, every bit helps; if you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!
  • Progress report: We're on track to meet our targets for the drive. We have reduced our target group of articles—November and December 2011—by over 50%, and 34 of the the 56 requests made in September and October this year have already been fulfilled. However, the rate of tagging for copy edit has increased, and this month we are just keeping the size of the backlog stable. So, all you copy editors, please do come along and help us!
  • The September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest was won by Baffle gab1978 for his copy edit of Expulsion of the Acadians. Runner up was Gareth Griffith-Jones for his edit of I Could Fall in Love. Congratulations to both.
  • The October 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the discussion and voting stage until midnight November 30 (UTC). You don't have to make a submission to vote!
  • November 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the submissions stage until midnight November 30 (UTC), when discussion and voting begin.
  • Seasonal oversight: We had a slight fall from grace in the title of our last newletter, which mentioned the season in the northern hemisphere and thus got it wrong for the southern. Fortunately an observant GOCE member was ready to spring into action to advise us. Thanks! In future we'll stay meteorologically neutral.
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The Bugle: Issue LXXX, November 2012[edit]

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GOCE November drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors November 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Thanks to all who participated! Out of 38 people who signed up this drive, 33 copy-edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here. All the barnstars have now been distributed.

Progress report: We achieved our primary goal of clearing November and December 2011 from the backlog. For the first time since the drives began, the backlog consists only of articles tagged in the current year. The total backlog at the end of the month was 2690 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We completed all 56 requests outstanding before November 2012 as well as eight of those made in November.

Copy Edit of the Month: Voting is now over for the October 2012 competition, and prizes have been issued. The November 2012 contest is closed for submissions and open for voting. The December 2012 contest is now open for submissions. Everyone is welcome to submit entries and to vote.

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Coodinator election: The six-month term for our fourth tranche of Guild coordinators will expire at the end of December. Nominations are open for the fifth tranche of coordinators, who will serve from 1 January to 30 June 2013. For complete information, please have a look at the election page.

– Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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GOCE mid-December newsletter[edit]

End of Year Events from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in its events:

  • The December 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is currently in the submissions stage. Submit your best December copy edit there before the end of the month. Submissions end, and discussion and voting begin, on January 1 at 00:00 (UTC).
  • Voting is in progress for the November 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest. Everyone is welcome to vote, whether they have entered the contest or not.
  • From Sunday 16 December to Saturday 22 December, we are holding a Project Blitz, in which we will copy edit articles tagged with {{copyedit}} from January 2012. The blitz works much like our bimonthly drives, but a bit simpler. Everyone is welcome to take part, and barnstars will be awarded.
  • January 2013 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on January 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on January 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit all articles tagged in January, February, and March 2012 and complete all requests placed before the end of 2012. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top five in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in January, February, and March 2012", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.
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Coodinator election: Nominations are open for candidates to serve as GOCE coordinators from 1 January to 30 June 2013. Nominations close on December 15 at 23:59 UTC, after which voting will run until the end of December. For complete information, please have a look at the election page.

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXI, December 2012[edit]

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'Tis that season again...[edit]

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Hope you and your family are enjoying the holiday season, my dearest Pianista! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 06:02, 25 December 2012 (UTC)
Happa Holidaze, Ed! May your belly stay replete with delicious homecooked meals, may your mind stay satiated with uncannily encyclopedic knowledge of battleships and maritime warfare, and may ten thousand kittens find their way to your cupboard tonight to surprise you with feline affection first thing Christmas morn. You're a pal. ^.^ — La Pianista  06:36, 25 December 2012 (UTC)
Boy, for someone with no edits since August, you sure replied fast. ;-) Same (mostly... I assume you don't want the knowledge of maritime warfare) to you. Alas, the animals here aren't being kind: the two cats are currently clamoring for more food, while the dog wants the enchiladas I am making. Sigh. :-) Hope your piano-ing is going well. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 06:47, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

GOCE 2012 Annual Report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors 2012 Annual Report
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The GOCE has wrapped up another successful year of operations!

Our 2012 Annual Report is now ready for review.

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, BDD, and Miniapolis

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Happy New Year 2013[edit]

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Hello La Pianista: Thanks for all of your contributions to Wikipedia, and have a happy and enjoyable New Year! Cheers, –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:22, 2 January 2013 (UTC)



Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year 2013}} to people's talk pages with a friendly message.

May the New Year bring everything you wish for and more!
Wishing you and yours all the very best. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:22, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Ambassadors update[edit]

Hi! You're getting this message because you are or have been a Wikipedia Ambassador. A new term is beginning for the United States and Canada Education Programs, and I wanted to give you an update on some important new information if you're interested in continuing your work this term as a Wikipedia Ambassador.

You may have heard a reference to a transition the education program is going through. This is the last term that the Wikimedia Foundation will directly run the U.S. and Canada programs; beginning in June, a proposed thematic organization is likely to take over organizing the program. You can read more about the proposal here.

Another major change in the program will take effect immediately. Beginning this term, a new MediaWiki education extension will replace all course pages and Ambassador lists. (See Wikipedia:Course pages and Help:Education Program extension for more details.) Included in the extension are online volunteer and campus volunteer user rights, which let you create and edit course pages and sign up as an ambassador for a particular course.

If you would like to continue serving as a Wikipedia Ambassador — even if you do not support a class this term — you must create an ambassador profile. If you're no longer interested in being a Wikipedia Ambassador, you don't need to do anything.

Please do these steps as soon as possible

First, you need the relevant user rights for Online and/or Campus Ambassadors. (If you are an admin, you can grant the rights yourself, for you as well as other ambassadors.) Just post your rights request here, and we'll get you set up as quickly as possible.

Once you've got the ambassador rights, please set up at a Campus and/or Online Ambassador profile. You can do so at:

Going forward, the lists of Ambassadors at Special:CampusAmbassadors and Special:OnlineAmbassadors will be the official roster of who is an active Ambassador. If you would like to be an Ambassador but not ready to serve this term, you can un-check the option in your profile to publicly list it (which will remove your profile from the list).

After that, you can sign on to support courses. The list of courses will be at Special:Courses. (By default, this lists "Current" courses, but you can change the Status filter to "Planned" to see courses for this term that haven't reached their listed start date yet.)

As this is the first term we have used the extension, we know there will be some bugs, and we know the feature set is not as rich as it could be. (A big wave of improvements is already in the pipeline. And if you know MediaWiki and could help with code review, we'd love to have your help!) Please reach out to me (Sage Ross) with any complaints, bug reports, and feature suggestions. The basic features of the extension are documented at Wikipedia:Course pages, and you can see a tutorial for setting up and using them here.

Communication and keeping up to date

In the past, the Education Program has had a pretty fragmented set of communication channels. We're trying to fix that. These are the recommended places to discuss and stay up-to-date on the education program:

  1. The education noticeboard has become the main on-wiki location for discussion of the Education Program. You can post there about broad education program issues as well as issues with individual courses.
  2. The Ambassadors Announce email list is a very low-traffic announcements list of important information all Ambassadors need to be aware of. We encourage all Ambassadors (and other interested Wikipedians) to subscribe to the list; follow the instructions on the link to add your email address.
  3. If you use IRC regularly, or need to try to reach someone immediately, the #wikipedia-en-ambassadors connect IRC channel is the place to find me and fellow Ambassadors.
Ambassador training and resources

We now have an online training for Ambassadors, which is intended to be both an orientation about the Wikipedia Ambassador role for newcomers and the manual for how to do the role. (There are parallel trainings for students and for educators as well.)

Please go through the training if you feel like you need a refresher on how a typical class is supposed to go and where the Ambassadors fit in, or if you want to review and help improve it. If there's something you'd like to see added, or other suggestions you have for it, feel free to edit the training and/or leave feedback. A primer on setting up and using course pages is included in the educators' training.

The Resources page of the training is the main place for Ambassador-related resources. If there's something you think is important as a resource that's not on there, please add it.

Finally, whether or not you work with any classes this term, I encourage you to post entries to the Trophy Case whenever you see excellent work from students or if you have great examples from past semesters. And, as always, let students (and other editors!) know when they do things well; a little WikiLove goes a long way!

--Sage Ross (WMF) (talk) 20:55, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi Fellow FortWorthian[edit]

Greetings La Pianista and thanks for the links/info. I'm a very lightweight editor but I do like being able to participate with some value on occasion. I forgot to check the date on your message but if it's been a long while I wasn't ignoring you. I can't remember my last log in; it's been a while. Cheers! Gregfortworth (talk) 12:07, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

GOCE mid-drive newsletter, January 2013[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors January 2013 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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We are halfway through our January backlog elimination drive.

The mid-drive newsletter is now ready for review.

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, BDD, and Miniapolis

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXII, January 2013[edit]

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GOCE February 2013 newsletter[edit]

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GOCE news: February 2013[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXIII, February 2013[edit]

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GOCE mid-March 2013 newsletter[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXIV, March 2013[edit]

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GOCE April 2013 newsletter[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXV, April 2013[edit]

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GOCE April 2013 newsletter[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXVI, May 2013[edit]

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GOCE May drive wrap-up[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXVII, June 2013[edit]

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GOCE June/July 2013 events[edit]

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GOCE July 2013 news report[edit]

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  • Participation: Out of 30 people who have signed up for this drive so far, 18 have participated. If you have signed up for the drive but have not yet participated, it isn't too late. If you haven't signed up for the drive, sign up now!
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  • Progress report: Thus far we have reduced the number of May/June 2012 articles to just 124 articles, so we're on the right track. Unfortunately, for the first time in GOCE history, the number of articles in the backlog has actually gone up during this drive. While all participants are currently doing a fine job, we just don't have as many of them as we have had in the past. We have over 500 editors on our mailing list, but only 18 editors who have done a copy edit for the drive. If you're receiving this newsletter, it's because you have an interest in copy editing. Join the drive! Even if you only copy edit one article, it helps. Imagine how much progress we could make if everyone chipped in just one article.

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXVIII, July 2013[edit]

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GOCE July 2013 copy edit drive wrap-up[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXIX, August 2013[edit]

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GOCE Blitz wrap-up and September 2013 drive invitation[edit]

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Participation: Out of sixteen people who signed up for this blitz, nine copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXXX, September 2013[edit]

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GOCE September 2013 drive wrap-up[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCI, October 2013[edit]

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GOCE Blitz wrap-up; join us for the November drive[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCII, November 2013[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCIII, December 2013[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCIV, January 2014[edit]

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WikiProject Classical Music, Composition Task Force Revival[edit]

Hello, I'm Tal Brenev. I've recently left a message at Wikipedia Talk:WikiProject Classical music/Compositions task force, in an attempt to revive the WikiProject. I will try to send a message to everyone on the list of participants, so as to get more suggestions and/or ideas. If you would like to participate, leave a message at the WikiProject Talk Page, or on my talk page. Thanks!

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The Bugle: Issue XCV, February 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCVI, March 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCVII, April 2014[edit]

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Motto of the Day Help Request April 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCVIII, May 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCIX, June 2014[edit]

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Main Page appearance: Alaska-class cruiser[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of Alaska-class cruiser know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on July 23, 2014. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at present, please ask Bencherlite (talk · contribs). You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/July 23, 2014. If it needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. The blurb as it stands now is below:

USS Guam (CB2)

The Alaska-class cruisers were a class of six cruisers ordered prior to World War II for the U.S. Navy. Officially they were classed as "Large Cruisers (CB)", although others regarded them as battlecruisers. Their intermediate status is reflected in the naming of the ships after US territories and insular areas, rather than states (battleships) or cities (cruisers). The idea for a large cruiser class originated in the early 1930s when the Navy sought to counter German Deutschland-class "pocket battleships". Planning of what became the Alaska class began in the later 1930s after the deployment of Germany's Scharnhorst-class battleships and rumors that Japan was constructing a new battlecruiser class. To serve as "cruiser-killers" capable of seeking out and destroying such ships, the Alaska class was given large guns, limited armor protection against 12-inch shells, and machinery capable of speeds of about 31–33 knots (36–38 mph, 58–61 km/h). Of the six planned, two were completed and a third was cancelled during construction. Alaska and Guam (pictured) served for the last year of World War II as bombardment ships and fast carrier escorts, and were decommissioned in 1947. (Full article...)

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The Bugle: Issue C, July 2014[edit]

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Precious[edit]

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spread appreciation of classical music
Thank you for joining to "help spread an understanding and appreciation of classical music", for sounds on your user page and the image of one of my favourites, for Nocturnes and for creating quality articles such as Alaska-class cruiser in collaboration, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (2 April 2009, 1 May 2009, 15 October 2010)!

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The Bugle: Issue CI, August 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CII, September 2014[edit]

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CIII, October 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CIII, October 2014, Redux[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CIV, November 2014[edit]

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Nominations for the Military history Wikiproject's Historian and Newcomer of the Year Awards are now open![edit]

The Military history Wikiproject has opened nominations for the Military historian of the year and Military history newcomer of the year. Nominations will be accepted until 13 December at 23:59 GMT, with voting to begin at 0:00 GMT 14 December. The voting will conclude on 21 December. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:35, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Nominations for the Military history Wikiproject's Historian and Newcomer of the Year Awards are now open![edit]

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Erik Satie[edit]

Hi La Pianista, thanks for your awesome contributions. As you are in the USA can you confirm whether Erik Satie's works are in the public domain there like they are in Europe and Australia? Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 101.162.53.91 (talk) 22:54, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CV, December 2014[edit]

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