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Hi Rich - any thoughts about Picking up More Women?[edit]

My proposed Wikimania talk "How To Pick Up More Women" is here. I know you have some expertise in this creation of articles thing, what are the top tips?. I was hoping that you might give this some thought? No rush ... no ideas? Thanks for listening Victuallers (talk)

Top tip is to use a list. Effectively someone else has already decided that this female (girls are under-represented as well as women, my intuition tells me) is notable. It isn't always successful, though. Patricia Ainsworth was deleted, and very likely Laura Lam will follow. So it's probably more sense to get those notability criteria nailed down before creating the article.
Various lists are already on-wiki see my sandbox section Chican-American writers, WP:GGTF and lists posted to the talk pages.
I am also aiming to get complete lists of women from ANDB and/or ODNB.
All the best: Rich Farmbrough19:50, 12 February 2015 (UTC).

WP:Co-op: Presentation at Wikimania 2015[edit]

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Hey Rich Farmbrough. I've put in a submission for a presentation at Wikimania 2015 called Is Two the Magic Number?: The Co-op and New Editor Engagement through Mentorship. I'll be talking about the state of finding help spaces on and how our new mentorship space, The Co-op, factors into that picture. Reviewing will begin soon and I'll need your help to be able to present our work. Please review our proposal and give us feedback. If you would be interested in seeing this presentation, whether you are attending or not, please add your name to the signup at the bottom of the proposal (you do not need to attend Wikimania to express interest in presentations). I, JethroBT drop me a line on behalf of Wikipedia:Co-op.

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The Signpost: 25 February 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 25 February 2015[edit]

reigned in?[edit]

Spill chuckers strike again <g> I think you meant "reined in" <g> Collect (talk) 13:30, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Of course. Feel free to correct. All the best: Rich Farmbrough13:40, 27 February 2015 (UTC).
I loathe folks who do that - sometimes I make a pun deliberately, and to have "sic" after a pun is really embarrassing! ("Henry VIII reigned in Anne Boleyn" is what I would try.) Collect (talk) 14:36, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Or maybe "Henry VIII rained on Anne Boleyn". --Hammersoft (talk) 15:19, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Template for misrepresenting a source[edit]

Hi Rich,

Do you have a template for a section of an article that has misrepresented a source? Regards. (talk) 06:10, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

{{Not in source}} All the best: Rich Farmbrough15:35, 28 February 2015 (UTC).

Those personal pronoun use gender stats[edit]

Hi Rich, Just noticed your last comments from last week on Village Pump... I thought I would check-in on the possibility of getting these monthly stats for trying to take a preliminary look at trends, etc. LawrencePrincipe (talk) 20:43, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

I have not abandoned the project, but I am a little busy until Tuesday evening. All the best: Rich Farmbrough21:34, 28 February 2015 (UTC).

Co-op: Mentor profiles and final pilot prep[edit]

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Hey mentors, two announcements:

  1. You can now make your profile at The Co-op! Please set up your mentor profile here as soon as you are able, as the pilot begins on March 4th. It isn't very involved and should only take a minute. If you need more info about what the different skills mean (e.g. writing, communication), please refer to these descriptions.
  2. Profile creation, invitations, and automated matching of editors, profile creation, that will be coordinated through HostBot and a few gadgets may not be ready for our pilot, and will have to be done manually until they are ready. In preparation for the pilot, please read over these instructions on how we will be manually performing these tasks until the automated components are ready. I, JethroBT drop me a line on behalf of Wikipedia:Co-op.

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Wikidata weekly summary #147[edit]

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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