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Welcome[edit]

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Intersex page[edit]

I saw that you and a lot of other editors are developing the Wikipedia article Intersex. Are you with a class project? Some of what you and other users are doing does not comply with Wikipedia community guidelines, and volunteers here will have to fix what you are doing. If you are with a class, could you please ask your professor to go through Wikipedia Education Program training for professors?
If you and your class are not able to comply with Wikipedia community guidelines in adding content then everything that you have added will be reverted. We are all volunteers here and while we are able to have relationships with classes which want to partner with Wikipedia, we cannot be on call to volunteer large amounts of time for people who do not meet us. Consider also posting to the WikiProject Medicine page to talk to the community about developing health content. Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:05, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
Hi Bluerasberry, my interest on the intersex page relates to intersex as a human rights issue, as I'm aware of significant developments in that field. I'm trying to ensure that everything that I add that is original is properly verified. I'm not associated with other recent editors, and I find the voice used in some recent edits by others to be too subjective, selective, and also dated. Newsoas (talk) 15:39, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
Also, I'm not sure why you think I'm it be a course leader, I hope that my contributions are verifiable, presented with a neutral voice, and useful. Thanks. Newsoas (talk) 16:29, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Your submission at AfC Organisation Intersex International Australia was accepted[edit]

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Thanks! The image designer has added a Creative Commons license to the source page.Newsoas (talk) 22:36, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi there![edit]

Thanks for this edit :) Just one point, though - the fact that it was done by an administrator doesn't really lend any additional weight to the argument. Admins are only editors, just like anyone else on here - we're not 'special' :) - Alison 20:28, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, Alison , I appreciate what you do. Newsoas (talk) 10:00, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

A page you started (Ilario, A Story of the First History) has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating Ilario, A Story of the First History, Newsoas!

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Sexual orientation and the Australian Defence Force[edit]

Hi, I've just moved this article back to Sexual orientation and the Australian Defence Force as this name is consistent with that of similar articles (please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Sexual_orientation_and_military_service ). Regards, Nick-D (talk) 00:34, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

  • Hi Nick-D, given the material in the article about Cate McGregor, and the likelihood of similar needs to expand content elsewhere, a change in the name of category is more preferable, imho. Regards, Newsoas (talk) 00:56, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
    • It would be best to discuss that centrally somewhere then (probably at WT:MILHIST). My concern is that these articles are about the evolution of attitudes, and not just "people". I'm also not sure if " LGBTI" is the best term to use: concerns have been raised in the past that this kind of jargon isn't actually widely understood or used (I'm not sure what the I is in that acronym I'm afraid). Regards. Nick-D (talk) 01:22, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Queer Theory page[edit]

Rather than linking to Iain Morland's list of publications, would it perhaps make sense to add a reference to this specific article? Morland, Iain, “What Can Queer Theory Do for Intersex?” GLQ, 15:2, 2009, 285–312 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.197.120.42 (talk) 10:25, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi there, thanks for the comment. I believe that Iain Morland is notable enough for a page on Wikipedia, but I don't have the information to write it. Part of my rationale for linking to the list of publications was to highlight the potential for such a page. Newsoas (talk) 10:32, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Jim Ambrose[edit]

Jim's a great guy, and his work is amazing but I'm not sure if he meets Wikipedia:Notability, especially per WP:BLP1E. Mind if I check with him first, just in case he really doesn't want one? (they can be a burden, too) - Alison 07:19, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi Alison, I was thinking of the New Yorker article this month/last month, and also XXXY (film). That's more than one event. Please check with him though. Newsoas (talk) 07:28, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
emailed! :) - Alison 07:32, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! There seems to be plenty of material, between the New Yorker, XXXY, Interface Project and press interviews. I will wait for a reply. Elsewhere, please let me know if I over-do anything, but I hope that so far I'm documenting useful, notable work. However, I could do with help on a couple of pages. Newsoas (talk) 11:17, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
Hey there! I had a chat with Jim earlier tonight, and he's not really keen on having a BLP, for a number of reasons. He's also really not notable enough right now. Can we hold off on this for the moment? Thanks - Alison 03:04, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
And hey, keep up with the great work you're doing here. It's awesome! - Alison 03:05, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for checking - I'll not write an article (but do note that someone else has been adding Jim's name to articles, including the page on Eden Atwood earlier. Thanks also for your positive words, Alison - that's appreciated! Newsoas (talk) 03:14, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

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On "photography about intersex"[edit]

On this reversion by you: Plenty of the subcategories of Category:Photography by genre can be criticized as crossing better-established genres. You appear to want Category:Photography about intersex treated as no other subject matter is treated: put directly in Category:Photography. Do you think it merits special treatment? If so, why? If not, what are you proposing?

Please reply here. Thank you. -- Hoary (talk) 01:30, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Unless there is a case for a Photography by subject matter category, then I would suggest that subject matters belong in the Photography category. I note that there is a "Subjects of iconic photographs" category. Newsoas (talk) 01:35, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Do you think there should be "Category:Photography by subject"? I'm not completely opposed to the idea myself, but if it were done then a number of "genres", perhaps most of them, should be "subjects" (the change being a tedious but fairly straightforward job); and more problematically a number could be either. How about something like "Category:Photography by genre or subject"? This would avoid tiresome argument over which side of the divide this or that lies; and as there wouldn't be many subcategories I think it would be very easy to use, for at least the next five years and for all we know the next twenty. (It could of course be subdivided later.)

NB a change from "Category:Photography by genre" to "Category:Photography by genre or subject" would be non-trivial; and even if you agree that it's good, the potential minuses merit a couple of days' sporadic thought before it's started. If the mass change of categories is a bore, then its reversion because somebody has brought up an irritatingly sound objection is far worse. (I speak from experience.) -- Hoary (talk) 01:49, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi Hoary. Looking at Photography by genre, there certainly are a number of categories that are also relevant to a 'Photography by subject' category, such as underwater, war, weddings, the page aboutSpirit photography. My experience of changing categories is that the process is manual, albeit automated to some extent by robots. I would be more inclined to create a new 'Category: Photography by subject'. Such a new parent category would be a good place for some of the other pages in 'Category: Photography', such as 'Medical photography', and may well be useful for other social, cultural and political groupings. Having some pages and categories inside a new category as well as the 'genres' category is, to my mind, an advantage. Newsoas (talk) 02:20, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes, if there were "Category: Photography by subject" then "(Category:) Medical photography" should belong to it. But I'd like to make sure that I understand what it is that you're suggesting. Is it that "Category: Photography by subject" should be started, alongside (neither above nor below) "Category: Photography by genre", and directly below "Category: Photography"? -- Hoary (talk) 02:28, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes, that's exactly what I'm suggesting, a parallel category in Photograph alongside Photography by genre. Newsoas (talk) 02:30, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Again, I'm not against it. But jeez, 21 subcategories and 97 pages to be thought about, from Paparazzi (surely neither a genre nor a subject of photography) to Dog shaming (WTF? sorry I mean probably a genre) to Night photography (don't know, perhaps both?). Would you be up for half of the work required? (Me, I need a break for lunch. I need nutrients just to think about this job.) -- Hoary (talk) 02:48, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Happy to help. Hmmm. Newsoas (talk) 02:54, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Aha, just before I have my long-delayed lunch, interesting discoveries. Wandering around the directory tree shows that "... by topic" (rather than "subject") is the approved approach. (See Category:Works by topic -- and yes, there do exist the occasional use of "subject area", "theme" and perhaps more.) Thus "Category:Photography by topic". To me, this is curiously unidiomatic. ("She's a photographer? Really? What's her topic?" Odd.) But idiomaticity aside, the meaning of "topic" seems close enough to that of "subject", and conforming with standard practice hereabouts is much less likely to cause frustration and time-wasting. (And I see that there's already a half-hearted attempt at Category:Photographs by topic.) -- Hoary (talk) 03:15, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

This might be to disambiguate topics from individual subject persons and places? How about we populate that category, and also do a Cfr (rename request) - noting that the category links to category "Photographers by subject", and "Paintings by theme", "Magazines by content"... Newsoas (talk) 03:39, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

That was an excellent lunch, but sorry perhaps my brain isn't yet firing on all cylinders. Populate which category? (If Category:Photographs by topic, then NB this is "photographs"). -- Hoary (talk) 04:31, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

I've been bold and had a go at populating the Photographs by topic category. Take a look, and please feel free to adjust. The distinction between photography and photographs is a tenuous one, in my view. particularly when considering 'Photography by country' - now (at least for now) in Photographs by topic.
I was suggesting that we maybe consider renaming 'Photographs by topc' to 'Photography by subject'. Newsoas (talk) 04:35, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
I kind of think 'War photographs' should be contained within 'War photography' within a renamed 'Photography by topic', just like 'Australian photographs' is contained within 'Photography in Australia', and 'Photography by country' - does that make sense? The country-specific categories were already in that format, and I've just modified 'War photographs' to match. Newsoas (talk) 04:50, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Sorry to have kept you waiting, but I have been doing something. Of the "topics":

People who frequent the page (offhand I forget its title) where requests to rename categories are considered love consistency. They'll want good reasons why "topic" should be "subject" just for photography and not for all the others. (And if you say, "OK, for all the others as well", the rejoinder will be "Why?".)

"Australian photographs" itself doesn't make sense. Does it cover a visiting Brazilian's photos of Australia, or a visiting Australian's photos of Brazil? (If it covers both, it's meaningless.)

The idea of "photography by country" is itself a bit dodgy, but it's basically "photography in that country", though it rather shoots itself in the foot by adding photography by people from that country.

Not topics but genres: Candid photography, Dog shaming, Glamour photography, Lifestyle photography, Lolcat, Photobombing, Selfie, Street photography, Travel photography

Just to take one example: "travel photography" might for you include Tokyo; to me Tokyo is home. I've been to NSW and my photography there was travel photography, I'm sure constrained by (pre-Flickr) assumptions and lack of imagination. Generic stuff indeed!

Perhaps both topics and genres: Mug shot, Night photography, Rogues gallery, Spirit photography. And indeed probably War photography and much else. The thing is, pressures to conform tends to turn (theoretically open) topics into (more or less closed) genres. The majority of practitioners of photography (like those of anything else) tend to follow ruts. Yes, even most of the pros.

Paris in Motion (photography) looks to me like an ad. Red Shirt School of Photography looks like a genre, if anything-- though with its miScaPitalized title, it looks to me like somebody's early sketch for something in their MFA course, and anyway a dubious fit in WP.

Perhaps Category:Photographic techniques: Geophotography

Perhaps both Category:Photographic techniques and (as the medium becomes the message) genres: Color photography, Infrared photography, Panorama, Panoramic photography. Comments? -- Hoary (talk) 05:57, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestions - I'll work through them, particularly where you make different choices to mine. (Feel free to work on this, too.) Newsoas (talk) 07:32, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

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For continuing to productively contribute and learn from feedback. Varnent (talk)(COI) 04:57, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Oh! Thanks! :) Newsoas (talk) 07:12, 18 March 2014 (UTC)