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Need some help with my class/course page[edit]

Hi Sage, I found you listed as an online ambassador, and am contacting you to see if you could be available to help my class in History and Systems of Psychology at North Dakota State University. I've had 5 classes so far working on Wikipedia Psychology articles rather than the traditional term papers. It's been a great experience for me and my students, but I still have a lot to learn. I've gotten my class started with editing tutorials and they've now picked articles to work on this semester. Not sure what you need from me (e.g., access to course page?), but it would be nice to know that we can call on you for help from time to time.

The url for my course page is Please let me know how I can make maximum use of this. (BTW, I have done a few edits of this post as various thoughts have occurred to me. This includes asking for help changing the title of the course page. I realize now that this would not be a good idea, and am sticking with it.) Thanks! J.R. Council (talk) 22:23, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

James: Hi! Sure, I'll sign on as an ambassador for your course. History of psychology is not an area that I know much about, but definitely feel free to ask any time you or your students want some help.--ragesoss (talk) 22:37, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
I see you've signed on and done some formatting. Thanks much! Feel free to edit as you see fit. I appreciate your help. I think I can handle the content, but I still have a lot to learn about the policy and procedures of Wikipedia. Will try not to be too needy, but I'm sure I'll be in touch a few times over the semester. Best! J.R. Council (talk) 17:05, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

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The wonderful annual meeting! And more![edit]

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Hello, fellow Wikipedian!

I am excited to announce our upcoming Annual Meeting at the National Archives! We'll have free lunch, an introduction by Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, and a discussion featuring Ed Summers, the creator of CongressEdits. Join your fellow DC-area Wikipedians on Saturday, October 18 from 12 to 4:30 PM. RSVP today!

Also coming up we have the Human Origins edit-a-thon on October 17 and the WikiSalon on October 22. Hope to see you at our upcoming events!


James Hare

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Group photo[edit]

Can you please add the group photo to Wikipedia:Meetup/Seattle? There is a Commons category for Wikimedia Cascadia that you can use for the photos, although I wouldn't identify individual faces in the photos. Thanks, --Pine 02:44, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

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Course page activity log[edit]

Hi Sage. I'm noticing that the list of student activity only seems to go back a few days. Are listings purged after some period of time, or is there some way I can access older listings. Thanks, Jim J.R. Council (talk) 20:01, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Jim: The course activity feed only shows the latest 7 days of activity. (We're working on an improved version that will be more flexible, but it's still in development.) To check on earlier activity, you can go to the "User contributions" page (Special:Contributions, also linked from the Tools section of the sidebar when you are on a userpage) for individuals, or browse the page histories of the articles.--ragesoss (talk) 20:07, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Jim J.R. Council (talk) 21:42, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

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November 2014[edit]

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Copyright checks when performing AfC reviews[edit]

Hello Ragesoss. This message is part of a mass mailing to people who appear active in reviewing articles for creation submissions. First of all, thank you for taking part in this important work! I'm sorry this message is a form letter – it really was the only way I could think of to covey the issue economically. Of course, this also means that I have not looked to see whether the matter is applicable to you in particular.

The issue is in rather large numbers of copyright violations ("copyvios") making their way through AfC reviews without being detected (even when easy to check, and even when hallmarks of copyvios in the text that should have invited a check, were glaring). A second issue is the correct method of dealing with them when discovered.

If you don't do so already, I'd like to ask for your to help with this problem by taking on the practice of performing a copyvio check as the first step in any AfC review. The most basic method is to simply copy a unique but small portion of text from the draft body and run it through a search engine in quotation marks. Trying this from two different paragraphs is recommended. (If you have any question about whether the text was copied from the draft, rather than the other way around (a "backwards copyvio"), the Wayback Machine is very useful for sussing that out.)

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I hope this message finds you well and thanks again you for your efforts in this area. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC).

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Thursday December 4: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share[edit]

Thursday December 4: NYC Wiki-Salon and Skill Share
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You are invited to join the the Wikimedia NYC community for our upcoming wiki-salon and knowledge-sharing workshop in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.

6:30pm–8pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

Afterwards at 8pm, we'll walk to a social wiki-dinner together at a neighborhood restaurant (to be decided).

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 07:11, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

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History of Psychology NDSU[edit]

Hi Ragesoss,

I am working on a project for my History of Psychology class at NDSU. The article I am working on is Unconditional Positive Regard. I inserted two block quotes into the article under the Examples of UPR section and it has indented the rest of the article. Both the instructor and I have had trouble fixing this formatting issue. Is this something you would be able to help us fix? Thank you! NMartin319 (talk) 16:48, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi NMartin319. I've fixed it. The problem was that at the end each block quote, you were using the same opening blockquote tag ( <blockquote> ) again, instead of the closing blockquote tag ( </blockquote> ).--ragesoss (talk) 00:12, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

This Month in Education: October 2014[edit]

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End-of-the-year meetups[edit]


You're invited to the end-of-the-year meetup at Busboys and Poets on Sunday, December 14 at 6 PM. There is Wi-Fi, so bring your computer if you want!

You are also invited to our WikiSalon on Thursday, December 18 at 7 PM.

Hope to see you at our upcoming events!


James Hare

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Wikimedia genealogy project[edit]

Just wondering if you have any thoughts re: the idea of WMF hosting a genealogy project. If so, feel free to contribute to this discussion. And apologies if I have made this request before. ---Another Believer (Talk) 17:51, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

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Alhazen revision project[edit]


There's been some recent activity on the Alhazen page, attempting to tone down some of the excessive claims for his significance (some being legacies of the Jagged_85 era). This is a difficult editing project as it puts the opinions of the scholarly community at odds with the bureaucratic/political opinions of UNESCO. A new editor Sonja Brentjes, an expert in Islamic science, is doing some good edits but she is not familiar with the ways of Wikipedia. I gave her some advice on her talk page and I would appreciate it if you would drop by and comment, either there or at the Alhazen talk page. Thanks, --SteveMcCluskey (talk) 02:59, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

selfies course[edit]

Hi Sage.

I am teaching a short course on selfies. It's crosslisted as sociology and anthropology. I saw you posted the first Wikipedia page on the topic and wondered if you would do a Skype session or Google Hangout with my class this week or next. Class meets daily but only in January 2015 through Jan 22nd. It meets 2:30 - 5pm ET. Email me at kyraocity at g mail if you'd be interested. What I am interested in is having you talk about the use of Wikipedia as a contributor and encourage my undergrads to become content creators. I also need help thinking thought what we could do in a short period of time (a Wikimedia project? Just use the sandbox? How do we learn to add a good subentry to Wikipedia?)

I tried this last year and failed at creating an encyclopedia entry. We need a crash course pref. a person but also videos will work.

Thanks, Kyra Gaunt, Ph.D. Adjunct Assoc Prof Baruch College-CUNY — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kyraocity (talkcontribs) 13:43, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

This Month in Education: December 2014[edit]

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Wikimania 2015[edit]

Hello friend, we never met before but I have seen you around. Are you going to attend Wikimania 2015? I may also attend this year. Hope to see you there :). Jim Carter 03:51, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Oh. BTW I have submitted a proposal, I would be glad if you attend my presentation :) (if accepted). Jim Carter 03:55, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
Hi Jim. I am going to Wikimania! Your proposed session looks interesting; is this something you've already started working on, or are you just proposing the idea in your session? (If you're still in the phase of trying to generate interest and get support, I would suggest starting a grant proposal, as that is a good way to get feedback on project ideas and figure out the next steps to making them happen. (Here's the session I'm proposing for Wikimania.)--ragesoss (talk) 17:40, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
I have started working on this. As I mentioned in my submission, I'm from a small industrial town, Rishra. I have done a quick experiment; I have installed a WiFi router with a Aircel connection in a public park. Now I asked five people to use the Wifi connection to access Wikipedia and yes, it worked! They where able to use the connection for free. And I don't have to pay anything to the operator, Aircel. As Wikipedia is free of charge from Aircel. I will take a look on your session. Have a nice day! Jim Carter 04:06, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Fairey poster photo source?, by stevesimula.jpg[edit]

The file is displayed at 220 pixels in the HOPE poster article when not signed in. The maximum user preference is 300 pixels. I can see tiny words at that size, but they don't matter. I can already see various derivatives at any size per WP:NFCC. The bot can shrink a square image to 315 or 308 pixels at file description page. --George Ho (talk) 09:35, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

George Ho Thanks. In my opinion, for this particular file it's already quite small enough. Although the whole image is 400x400, the actual fair use images used within it are just a fraction of that each, and are already just big enough to make it easy to understand what the image is illustrating.--ragesoss (talk) 17:34, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
Can you really see the image well in 300 pixels if you set it as your preference? For a free image, any size can be viewable, especially at file description page. However, a non-free image is the matter here. The smaller, the less risky. --George Ho (talk) 17:48, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
George Ho: In my opinion, 400px is useful and reasonable for the local version of this file. I won't revert if you tag it again — it's not a big deal one way or the other — but I think the risk for this particular file is near zero. It's textbook fair use, especially because it's quite transformative, so even a much larger file in this particular case would be very unlikely to carry much risk.--ragesoss (talk) 17:19, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Saturday February 7 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon[edit]

Saturday February 7 in NYC: Black Life Matters Editathon
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You are invited to join us at New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for our upcoming editathon, a part of the Black WikiHistory Month campaign (which also includes events in Brooklyn and Westchester!).

12:00pm - 5:00 pm at NYPL Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue), by W 135th St

The Wikipedia training and editathon will take place in the Aaron Douglas Reading Room of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, with a reception following in the Langston Hughes lobby on the first floor of the building at 5:00pm.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 06:03, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

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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

See you there! – James Hare

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The Signpost: 04 February 2015[edit]

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.


James Hare

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The Signpost: 11 February 2015[edit]

Guidance barnstar[edit]

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Thanks for volunteering for workshops on top of your Wiki Ed work. --Pine 05:37, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

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wikiedu tags[edit]

Hi, I've noticed that four tags added by wikiedu OAuth apps, found at the bottom of Special:Tags, didn't have any recent hit (three of them also marked inactive). Those are CID 144, 142, 150, 159. I was wondering if they were still needed. If not, could they be un-defined so that they can be deleted ? Thanks, Cenarium (talk) 23:59, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Cenarium: 142, 144 and 150 can definitely be deleted. 159 was for a local testing instance for development. That developer may use that OAuth consumer again when we return to developing the related app, but I don't see any need to maintain a tag for that. The two that are still in active use are 151 and 154.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 00:10, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, it looks like the OAuth extension permanently defines the tag associated to an app so it always remains present when applied at least once. I'll file a bug that allows to un-define the tag or delete old entries. Cenarium (talk) 15:03, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

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Editing for Women's History in March[edit]


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.


James Hare

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