User talk:Maralia

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New FAR coordinator[edit]

Hi Maralia, following the closure of the FAC and FAR coordinator proposal earlier today, I've taken the liberty of adding your name to the FAR instructions and the @FAR template. Congrats and look forward to working with you "officially" in the FA coordination space! Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 10:33, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

So much for getting away with doing half as much work with no responsibilities. I submit :) Maralia (talk) 19:20, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
Welcome back, good to have you aboard! - Dank (push to talk) 23:01, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Your edits[edit]

Hi there. We edit in very different areas, but your edit to Paulins Kill popped up on my watchlist, and I looked at some of your terrific edits and interest in military history. Last year I tried to create articles about all the lost towns along the Mississippi River (within the state of Mississippi). When I got to Bruinsburg, Mississippi, I got quite a surprise. Today it's a complete ghost town, but for a few hours in the 1800s it was a very busy place. Have a look at all the articles that now link to Bruinsburg. Just wanted to share that. Cheers! Magnolia677 (talk) 13:58, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

@Magnolia677: Thanks for your kind note. I appreciated your tweaks at Paulins Kill. The article is a rather old FA written largely by a user who has been banned for hoaxing (among other reasons), so I'm trying to clean it up and ensure everything in it is verifiable. I haven't found anything egregiously wrong yet, but more eyes on it would be helpful.
I love when people share interesting finds with me—Bruinsburg is fascinating! In return, I present you with one of my favorites: Fort Blunder. Maralia (talk) 23:15, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
Very interesting. Cheers! Magnolia677 (talk) 00:40, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks so much for your help with the Peer Review categories! Ruhrfisch ><>°° 00:45, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
Well deserved star :). Awesome work on that tricky topic, thank you. GermanJoe (talk) 00:56, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you both! In truth, this was a LOT easier than cleaning up the other unintended consequences of GA's topic changes back in early 2013, which included redetermining the true topic of something like 2,500 articles under their new scheme. This latest one took a lot of digging around, but at least the fix itself was simple :) Maralia (talk) 01:27, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CVI, January 2015[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Great editing on Enceladus! t 1234567890Number c 16:17, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Museum hacks and museum edits[edit]

Hello there!

Upcoming events:

  • February 6–8: The third annual ArtBytes Hackathon at the Walters Art Museum! This year Wikimedia DC is partnering with the Walters for a hack-a-thon at the intersection of art and technology, and I would like to see Wikimedia well represented.
  • February 11: The monthly WikiSalon, same place as usual. RSVP on Meetup or just show up!
  • February 15: Wiki Loves Small Museums in Ocean City. Mary Mark Ockerbloom, with support from Wikimedia DC, will be leading a workshop at the Small Museum Association Conference on how they can contribute to Wikipedia. Tons of representatives from GLAM institutions will be present, and we are looking for volunteers. If you would like to help out, check out "Information for Volunteers".

I am also pleased to announce events for Wikimedia DC Black History Month with Howard University and NPR. Details on those events soon.

If you have any questions or have any requests, please email me at james.hare@wikimediadc.org.

See you there! – James Hare

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Wikimedia DC celebrates Black History Month, and more![edit]

Hello again!

Not even a week ago I sent out a message talking about upcoming events in DC. Guess what? There are more events coming up in February.

First, as a reminder, there is a WikiSalon on February 11 (RSVP here or just show up) and Wiki Loves Small Museums at the Small Museum Association Conference on February 15 (more information here).

Now, I am very pleased to announce:

There is going to be a lot going on, and I hope you can come to some of the events!

If you have any questions or need any special accommodations, please let me know.


Regards,

James Hare


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The Bugle: Issue CVII, February 2015[edit]

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Precious again[edit]

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ships and medicine
Thank you for quality articles, after thorough research, on ships such as SS Christopher Columbus, for cleaning up medicine, for collecting happystuff, for helping {{article history}}, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (7 March 2010)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:26, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 405th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize,

You've got mail![edit]

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Nikkimaria (talk) 02:03, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Editing for Women's History in March[edit]

Hello,

I am very excited to announce this month’s events, focused on Women’s History Month:

  • Sunday, March 8: Women in the Arts 2015 Edit-a-thon – 10 AM to 4 PM
    Women in the Arts and ArtAndFeminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Free coffee and lunch served!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Wednesday, March 11: March WikiSalon – 7 PM to 9 PM
    An evening gathering with free-flowing conversation and free pizza.
    More informationRSVP on Meetup (or just show up!)
  • Friday, March 13: NIH Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon – 9 AM to 4 PM
    In honor of Women’s History Month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is organizing and hosting an edit-a-thon to improve coverage of women in science in Wikipedia. Free coffee and lunch served!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Saturday, March 21: Women in STEM Edit-a-Thon at DCPL – 12 PM
    Celebrate Women's History Month by building, editing, and expanding articles about women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields during DC Public Library's first full-day edit-a-thon.
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Friday, March 27: She Blinded Me with Science, Part III – 10 AM to 4 PM
    Smithsonian Institution Archives Groundbreaking Women in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Free lunch courtesy of Wikimedia DC!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Saturday, March 28: March Dinner Meetup – 6 PM
    Dinner and drinks with your fellow Wikipedians!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup

Hope you can make it to an event! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.


Thanks,

James Hare

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2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final‎[edit]

Would you mind checking out 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final‎ one final time? Another editor gave a thorough copy edit for style and it now has two supports. I think it is finally of sufficient quality since you last looked.

Happy Wikicupping (if that isn't a thing it should be)

Cptnono (talk) 05:27, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Have been watching that happen—he's a peach, isn't he? We are expecting yet another snowstorm here over the next 24 hours, so I should have plenty of time to take another look. Maralia (talk) 20:15, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CVIII, March 2015[edit]

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Upcoming attractions in DC[edit]

Hello!

Here are some upcoming DC meetups in April and May:

  • Tuesday, April 14: National Archives Hackathon on Wikipedia Space with American University – 2:30-5pm
    See the latest work on the Wikipedia Space exhibit in the new NARA Innovation Hub and brainstorm on new ideas for a public exhibit about Wikipedia
  • Friday, April 17: Women in Tech Edit-a-thon with Tech LadyMafia – 5-9pm
    Team up with Tech LadyMafia to improve Wikipedia content on women in the history of technology.
  • Saturday, April 25: April Dinner Meetup – 6 PM
    Dinner and drinks with your fellow Wikipedians!
  • Friday, May 1: International Labour Day Edit-a-Thon – 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    An edit-a-thon at the University of Maryland

Hope to see you at these events! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.


Cheers,

James Hare

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Unreviewed[edit]

Maralia, are you done flagging BLPs? I would help, but I'm unsure where you stopped. If you're done, I'll move on to pinging more frequent nominators ... SandyGeorgia (Talk) 18:50, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Also, I'm wondering if you're game for attempting to get an answer from Wehwalt re whether he still watchlists and maintains all of his noms, since we have no answer yet from him and he doesn't seem to want to discuss it with me; it would be nice to get that chunk pruned if possible. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 18:52, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
ah ha! It was hard to see, but I found it in your edit summary. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 19:12, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CIX, April 2015[edit]

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Somerset (etc) FA reviews[edit]

Thanks for your note. If you are reviewing all the old FAs you must have a massive job on your hands. I will take another look at the seven on your list which are down to me. I do try to keep an eye on them but I'm sure there will be deadlinks etc and other issues. It will take me a week or two to do all of them, as I have a few other things on as well. Do you want me to let you know one by one when I think they are OK or wait until I've looked at all of them & then let you know?— Rod talk 17:28, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

@Rodw: It truly is a massive effort, with some 2,200 articles on the working list at the moment, so no one is going to start posting angsty follow-up messages anytime soon—take your time! It's fine to wait and let me know once you've been through them all, but feel free to ping me if you run into any specific issues and want a second opinion. Thanks! Maralia (talk) 07:21, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
Having made a start on one of them I find there is more work than I expected (not just deadlinks etc) so I think my original timescale of "a week or two" may slip.— Rod talk 08:42, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
Just an update. I've been working on Mendip Hills, Bath, Somerset and River Parrett updating demography & sorting out references, expanding the lead etc, but a prose expert has said they may be able to take a look at one of them to improve them more in the future. I will look at the others (Exmoor, Somerset, Sweet Track and Buildings and architecture of Bristol) at some point, but it is going to take some time....— Rod talk 15:29, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
@Rodw: Thanks for the update. I've noticed you've had your hands full with the bishop research going on at Magna Carta; fortunately there's no particular rush on this. Let me know if there's anywhere I can lend a hand. Maralia (talk) 03:45, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

Older FAs[edit]

Hi Maralia, thanks for your note about the FAs. You can remove all but one on the list you left my talk, as I'm maintaining them. The exception is Muhammad al-Durrah incident, partly because it was an unpleasant article to work on, partly because I was waiting for a book in French by one of the parties to be translated into English. I'm intending to go into the article within the next six months and fix and update it. Sarah (SV) (talk) 02:29, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Sidelined[edit]

Back in the saddle (read this discussion for a funny about our medical content). I'm not sure where we stand on talk, pending, etc, so if I goof anything while catching up, revert me! I'll start doing some more notifications ... SandyGeorgia (Talk) 14:08, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Maralia, @WP:FAR coordinators: I'm going to be traveling for a few weeks, so don't want you to think I've dropped the ball at the sandbox or at FAR. Not sure what kind of internet access I'll have, or when I'll be back at it! Bst, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 13:43, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for letting us know. We will keep puttering along. (And, since the others will see this, let me add that I'm going to be v busy the first 3 weeks of June myself.) Enjoy your trip! Maralia (talk) 13:59, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
At the sandbox, I had gotten through the Ks on pinging nominators with three or more on the list, avoiding those we know are MIA, or those where I know there are issues, so we can leave those for last. Bst, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 15:24, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CX, May 2015[edit]

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