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Department of Egyptian Antiquities of the Louvre[edit]

Hey Rosie, I've started an ambitious project to cover the Louvre displays! Obviously we can't mention 380,000 objects but we could certainly have an article for each department and even for each room of each one and highlight the most notable artifacts of each one. I envisage a nav box with departments in bold down the side and numbers piped of the rooms and an article on each one. Plenty of images Really I think the list of notable artifacts needs to be ordered by room with a brief summary and sub articles on each room in more detail.♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:09, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Probably a good place to start is just articles on each of the departments with a list summary. Feel free to add images from room 16-30 from here to the gallery. I've reached room 15! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:33, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Yeah it would need a LOT of work to write a decent article by room and individually and for each department! I think I'll leave it at that now, gradually the other departments ought to be at least started with lists highlighting the main features though. The potential though is huge!♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:12, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Aww, mummify the cat LOL!!♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:52, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Odense[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:07, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Cannot thank you enough[edit]

Mind the gap1.png Mind the Gap Award
Rosiestep, your excellent articles on historical women and your consistent efforts to bring them to the main page via Did you know.. continue to impress me. By improving the breadth of our content and the visibility of women on the main page, you are making a noticeable impact on the gender gap. Thank you for inspiring me and keep up the great work! gobonobo + c 06:59, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

@Gobonobo: Thank you so much. I really appreciate this award. Means a lot to me. --Rosiestep (talk) 14:58, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

WP:JSTOR access[edit]

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Modesta Avila[edit]

So annoying having to log into a different account in the commons for images! I forgot to log out and sign in as me again! Great article choice, I reckon with a bit of work we might be able to glean enough for GA. Up for it?♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:45, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

If you can find enough scraps go ahead and nom Michael Zearott for DYK if you like with a hook about Frank Zappa or something. Aarhus International Jazz Festival already has enough, George Hummel (business manager) needs a tad more for DYK.

Can you start Thomas Spencer Harris [1] and find enough for Santa Ana Standard for DYK?♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:16, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Judy Lucero may interest you, more here.♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:34, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Isn't Hummel long enough yet? Yes by all means he can add the bit about an opera but I think it would pass GA. Most of the info about her is duplicated and I think it's pretty comprehensive.♦ Dr. Blofeld 08:54, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

You may wish to add more to Cahuenga Boulevard and nom, I finished up to page 3 of google books. As usual turned up some interesting links, particularly The Owl Drug Company see this. Very interesting early Hollywood and Los Angeles history and defunct former buildings. I wouldn't mind some books on it at some point.♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:06, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Newspapers.comDr. Blofeld 14:11, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

You might find a bit more and nom Ernst Plassman.♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:04, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

RFC at Wikipedia for page protection[edit]

Last call for opinions on RFC at Wikipedia page for page protection extension. User:Pundit is in support of increasing gender equality at Wikipedia and another user is opposed to User:Pundit's efforts. RFC ends on the 14th. LawrencePrincipe (talk) 19:43, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

You've made my day[edit]

Thoughts are indeed miraculous. After I logged out last night I intensively thought about asking you to copy edit Jovan Šević. After some thinking I gave it up. At exactly the same time you actually did copy edit this article.

Thank you very much. --Antidiskriminator (talk) 10:05, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

@Antidiskriminator: Yes, thoughts are. And you are most welcome. Let me tell you how I found Jovan Šević. I had just nomed 2 other articles at DYK and was looking for something to QPQ (which I never did get around to doing) when I came across Jovan's article. When I clicked the wl, and read the article, I decided to work on it and voilà. For sure, if you ever want an extra set of hands on an article for c/e and/or etc., just let me know. If I'm busy, or if the article isn't my 'cup of tea', I won't be bashful to say so. :) Cheers, --Rosiestep (talk) 14:03, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

18:49, 16 August 2014 (UTC)Thank you for your invitation. I would love help with my first article on Amanda Eliasch. A man started it and then I am helping him get it right. In the process learning much about Wikipedia and would love to contribute more. It is very enjoyable. I have made some errors and hopefully I will sort them out over the next few days. If you can give me any pointers, please feel free. If I can help you with anything I would be delighted.AERATBAG (talk) 18:49, 16 August 2014 (UTC) AERATBAG

DYK for Rio de Janeiro cableway[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:26, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Josefina de la Torre[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:55, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Should be enough now!♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:00, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Can you add a bit to A Dog's Love, expand the lede a bit or something and nom? Try to watch the film on the Thanhauser website, it's a beautiful 11 minute film, so cute!♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:48, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Yeah it's one of those very poorly known gems I keep finding! Will look at your article later.♦ Dr. Blofeld 06:04, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Can you add a bit more to The Barrier of Flames and nom? Odd that I couldn't find anything in google books. Perhaps newspaper.com has something?♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:07, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Cultural Anthropology - Lascaux - Rosiestep[edit]

Rosiestep: Why have you invited us to Teahouse? May we send you an article or link to one of our projects that may be of interest to you?

There is a deep connection between the Sculptured Fused Glass Wall of NSUC and the Magdalenian Caves of Lascaux.     

Engravings and paintings throughout history convey an astonishing and most powerful reminder of how inter-dependent and inter-connected we humans are with one another, with living creatures, and our mother Earth. We all share the responsibility and accountability to preserve and protect that which is precious and priceless about our human existence upon our planet and in the Universe.  

It is known that men and women in pre-historic times and even up through early Minoan civilizations lived together in peace and harmony with Nature. They built ... and planted ... and cultivated their lives ... celebrating as well as worshipping the natural cyclical rhythms of Nature and the nurturing powers of the Universe. Their shelters ... their Built Environments ... as ours, are only expressions of their beliefs, history and technology.   

From ancients shall we learn; not new ways, but ways all too commonly forgotten. They more often cast their eyes upward to a worshipped sun, and learned that the lights of the sky could, in many ways, enhance their lives. They felt, perhaps, a greater kinship with their surroundings. As such, they built. Send us an email that might be more convenient for you. When that you have participated in recognized content, what does that mean as your topics of interest are quite broad?

Archaeology Architecture Biographies, rarely BLPs (Women's biography redlinks) Evolutionary psychology, especially the work of Stephen Pinker Fiction, literature, movies, especially science fiction Geography, especially slands and island people GLAM (in another life, when there are more than 24 hours in a day, I'll be a librarian and a museumist) Languages, especially those that are endangered Native peoples

Suzanne and RonMozza&pomo (talk) 19:18, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Rosiestep: Thanks for the info. Still interested in your comments .

Hope this link may be of interest to you.

http://www.dirsmithgroup.com/Secrets_of_NSUC_9_Architecture_Lascaux_Rome_Terracina_Time_Diderot_NSUC.pdf[1]

Do you have an email address?Mozza&pomo (talk) 02:31, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ from the archives of NSUC


For transparency, let's keep Wikipedia conversation at Wikipedia. Regarding the dirsmithgroup url, I see that @Oiyarbepsy: has communicated with you on this subject and I have no further comments to add. --Rosiestep (talk) 04:09, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Michael Zearott[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 12:03, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of A Dog's Love[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of A Dog's Love at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 12:14, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

amanda eliasch[edit]

Please help improve amanda eliasch page. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.56.34.195 (talk) 10:27, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Christian Barnstar.png The Christianity Barnstar
Dear Rosiestep, I award you The Christianity Barnstar for all of your contributions to WikiProject Christianity, especially your recent creation of Church of St Mary Magdalene, Willen. You are making a difference here! Keep up the good work! With regards, AnupamTalk 02:45, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

@Anupam: Thank you for the barnstar and for noticing the article. Appreciate that. --Rosiestep (talk) 11:27, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Washington, DC[edit]

Sure - I need to see the schedule, but this weekend (especially tomorrow night and Friday) should mesh with me better than usual. Let me look into it and get back to you shortly. Would you be free tomorrow night? That's when works best for me. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 04:17, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Great, thanks. I'm not sure what tomorrow will bring, save that I think I'll be stuck in the suburbs for most of the day, but we shall see. Just shoot me an e-mail at the address I've got linked - I'm not sure I'll be in a position to keep checking my talkpage, but e-mail I'll have in hand pretty much all day. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 13:11, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Bloody Falls Massacre[edit]

If you have the time could you look at this. The original looked OK to me but another opinion would be useful. Thanks. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 17:31, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

thanks. I'll take a look at it again later. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 21:22, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Zorlu Center[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:02, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

AWB[edit]

Pity. I was looking forward to flexing some more AWB muscle.

Good to see you on Friday. Here is that Serbian Orthodox video I promised you. I'm in there somewhere, I promise; that was one of the few concerts I've sung in my life where I've actually managed not to be in the front row, glory Hallelujah. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 16:42, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I think I do stick my head out from behind someone-or-other for a second or two. :-)
Regarding AWB: I can't really think of anything. I use it a lot these days for talkpage creation. It's also good for stub- and category-sorting, which I have used it for in the past quite a bit. Category refinement, too (i.e., combining "American poets" and "American women writers" and getting "American women poets" - I'm working on that now.) It's not perfect, but it can go a long way towards easing the burden. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 17:31, 1 September 2014 (UTC)


Not to hijack this thread, but I just wanted to say it was a pleasure meeting you both. I particularly enjoyed having the chance to talk to someone knowledgeable about the history of Tangier Island, Ser. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 20:19, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

@Mendaliv: Ditto, it was so nice meeting you, Mendaliv, and I look forward to working with you on interesting articles. Best, --Rosiestep (talk) 00:27, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Hijack away - it's always nice to meet someone who knows about Tangier.
Rosie, it appears I may have stepped in it with Category:American women writers; I've been populating the parent cat because I understood that was what was wanted. Now it appears that may not be the case. Which is correct, do you know? Because if it's not to be further populated I'd best stop now before it gets worse. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 04:44, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
OK. I'll start reversing what I did. Sorry about that. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 04:56, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Makes perfect sense to me. I'll begin the diffusion as soon as I can - given the scope of what I'm doing it'll take two or three days to get it all sorted, I suspect. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 16:33, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
My pleasure. It's gone faster than I thought it would - I should have the articles cleaned up by the end of the night. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:36, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Great fun meeting you at last![edit]

Tallgrass prairie flowers (6176383496).jpg The Prairie Flowers Award
Zooming into the world of women writers! Monumenteer2014camper (talk) 17:28, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
  • @Monumenteer2014camper: Ditto, that! Also, thank you for the cool award and for all you're doing at WikiProject Women writers. --Rosiestep (talk) 17:36, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Women writers[edit]

Hi Rosie, again I want to say how marvelous it was meeting you this weekend. As promised, I intend on adding Maya Angelou articles to the project, but before I do that, I wanted to ask you something. Do you want me to add the articles in a list or table, or should we copy what's been done at Wikipedia:WikiProject Women scientists and list it as recognized content? Let me know what you'd prefer, and I'll proceed. Although now that normal life is about to begin again, it may take me a couple of days. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 22:56, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

@Figureskatingfan: Ditto, I was so happy to f-i-n-a-l-l-y meet you! I have no opinion on list vs. table, but I do think following the practices of WOMSCI makes sense vs. reinventing the wheel while WOMWRITERS is in its infancy. Your contributions towards the new project are most welcome! --Rosiestep (talk) 00:32, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Barry Waterfront[edit]

Hi Rosie, if you have time outside your fem stuff can you add a bit to this article? Highbeam] beyond entry 5 you might rummage around, you have access right? ♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:03, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

LOL! OK! Emailed BTW..♦ Dr. Blofeld 08:50, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks mi amiga. Do you want to nom Atlantic Trading Estate? Doesn't need anything more. A good hook would be DYK that the Atlantic Trading Estate in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan was once a Roman cemetery? No worries if not!♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:52, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, I was surprised actually I found as much on it as I did. I didn't know that, I'm sure most locals didn't, that's why it's important to produce such articles I think! I doubt you can find much more in google books, although Highbeam probably has some more articles on arson attacks LOL. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:09, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Nuchek, Alaska[edit]

Nuchek, Alaska, US.png

There is a link on the file page to request rotation. However, some things can take a long time on the Commons so I downloaded the file and rotated it then re-uploaded it. Should be good now. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 03:02, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

It's showing correctly in the Nuchek, Alaska article but you might have to purge the cache to see it. There should be a "page" tab at the top right just below your name and the "purge cache" is in the drop down menu. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 03:04, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
No problem. By the way if you use [[:w:en:User:Rosiestep]] or [[:w:en:User talk:Rosiestep]] on your Commons account it will provide a direct link back to your account here. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 03:32, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for saying so. I try not to be the same obnoxious person on Wikipedia that I am outside. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 15:43, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Modesta Avila[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:02, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Missing articles[edit]

Hey I started Wikipedia:WikiProject Women writers/Missing articles. I'd suggest you merge User:Rosiestep/Gender Gap into it for wider project use. An idea might be to identify all foreign wiki categories and try to root out all missing entries from other wikipedias on female writers. I've added a few from the Finnish and Estonian wikis, they should have an interlink I think. You'll probably want to organize by country and subject though rather than a raw A-Z, up to you, but I've started it :-) I do see the strength in a raw A-Z list with a mixed bag as I think it is the best thing we can do to draw up and rid of general systematic bias and to include all writers as one. If you want to reorder by country and topic the Finnish and Estonian ones I've added are poets, I've reached half way through the Finnish category... I'll be glad to help you draw up a huge bank once you've decided on format!♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:00, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Jazzed that you started this. What if we follow the pattern at User:Rosiestep/Gender Gap#Writers? We'd have a section called, Argentina; plus cat links for es:Categoría:Escritoras de Argentina and es: Poetisas de Argentina‎; plus a list of redlink articles. After we exhaust that, we'll have to start combing through "Writer" cats such as ku:Nivîskar to find Kurdish women writers. --Rosiestep (talk) 03:22, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Now that I've got JSTOR access I might try and re-start Doris Dana (es). See: User talk:Aamontoya Pete AU aka --Shirt58 (talk) 04:03, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
Yeah I think my topic and then country is probably a better way to organize it.♦ Dr. Blofeld 08:43, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
@Dr. Blofeld: I added my Gender Gap#Writers lists to the Missing articles page at the very bottom. It all needs to be sorted out, though. --Rosiestep (talk) 19:04, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Congratulations on starting the WikiProject Women writers. It is of course extremely ambitious but could help in particular to improve coverage of non-English speaking authors (perhaps starting with those who have been translated into English). I've made some suggestions on the talk page. I had been considering covering Women artists for the next Women's History Month but maybe writers are more important?--Ipigott (talk) 13:22, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

@Ipigott: I'm glad you found the projejct and thankful that you joined it. Even before creating WOMWRITERS, I thought about suggesting writers for our emphasis during Women's History Month 2015... partly as a nod to Sue Gardner. But now, for sure, I'd like to writers get the 2015 spotlight and appreciate your support of that. --Rosiestep (talk) 19:04, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

KBJZ-LP[edit]

As part of my involvement in Wikiproject:Alaska, I did some clean-up on the KBJZ-LP article. Reworded the lead and other parts, and took out some obviously Fanpov info. I'm pretty satisfied with most of the article now, but if you could take 5 and offer any further suggestions to me, that would be great! :) Juneau Mike (talk) 17:22, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

@Michaelh2001: For sure, but it'll be tomorrow. --Rosiestep (talk) 03:22, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

@Rosiestep: I took your advice and made the changes to the paragraphs for KBJZ-LP. I'm going to try to find some references for the DJs names. Thanks for your help! Juneau Mike (talk) 19:34, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Roses[edit]

Hi Rosie. I have just noticed we have something of a problame with this article which was built on an earlier title. As a result, the talk page is now Talk:Still Life: Vase with Pink Roses (Van Gogh). Can you handle the necessary mechanics to try to sort things out. Those interested in its submission for Featured Picture might have comments to make on the talk page. I also wondered whether the article itself might not better be titled Roses (Krøyer) (cf Don Quixote (Picasso).--Ipigott (talk) 10:43, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

@Ipigott: I've moved Roses (painting) to Roses (Krøyer). Btw, you're doing a really good job on the Skagen painters. --Rosiestep (talk) 14:02, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Ernst Plassmann[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:02, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Women writers[edit]

Greetings Rosie, thanks for the invitation but I didn't know that I'd edited any women writers. Was it a drive by?Keith-264 (talk) 07:03, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Rosie, I think whenever we create an article form the missing list it should go in a started list so we can monitor progress and what has been started. Can you create one and add the articles you've started to them to date?♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:52, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Started Lindita Arapi which you might add more to and nom. Computer gone annoyingly slow so will be logging off for a while.♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:23, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi, thank you for inviting me to the Women Writers Project. I will definitely join and get started on some of the tasks. I think it is a wonderful project topic, and I look forward to contributing. Thank you again. —Zujine|talk 21:01, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Marywollstonecraft.jpg[edit]

I've full upload/move protected this file. INeverCry 18:43, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

My protection is on Commons, so I wonder if that protection could be overridden by a local vandal upload under the same file name? I only did deletions and blocks when I was an admin here, so forgive me if that's a dumb question. INeverCry 19:26, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
@INeverCry: Thanks for protecting the file on Commons; smart move. And no no, not a dumb question. Wish I knew the answer but I don't; @CambridgeBayWeather: any chance that you do (or suggestion as to whom I might ask)? We're using Marywollstonecraft.jpg on WP:WMNWRITE banners, invites, userboxes, etc. --Rosiestep (talk) 01:15, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
You could go to the file page here and see if you have "protect" in the dropdown list (we know you've got "delete"). If you do, you may be able to set upload protection to admins only, infinite. INeverCry 01:24, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
@INeverCry: Success. --Rosiestep (talk) 01:29, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
Face-wink.svg INeverCry 01:39, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
I just came here to suggest exactly what you did. CBWeather, Talk, Seal meat for supper? 05:41, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. ;)

Page stalker[edit]

I hope you don't mind, but I losslessly cropped the little timestamp strip off the bottom of your great page stalking cat image. You may have to purge the page a few times to see the difference. I've got a cat image for my talk here and another at Commons that fit perfectly too. INeverCry 01:49, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

No worries. Found another img, though, which fits my mood for tonight so made a change. --Rosiestep (talk) 06:01, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for A Dog's Love[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:04, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the invitation[edit]

...to join the Women Writers group. I'm honoured. Brian Bmcln1 (talk) 17:30, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Atlantic Trading Estate[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:03, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Disappearance of Beverly Potts[edit]

Can you help me bring Disappearance of Beverly Potts up to Good Article or Featured Article? There's a book (Twilight of Innocence: The Disappearance of Beverly Potts) that we could cannibalise, and facts are not copyrighted. Paul Austin (talk) 17:42, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

@Paul Benjamin Austin: Thanks for reaching out to me, but I'm not sure this type of article is my cup of tea. Best, --Rosiestep (talk) 14:36, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Pauline Maier[edit]

I found your note at Rjensen, and thought to make a request of you, though I don’t know if you do history. My daughters gave me a copy of Pauline Maier’s Ratification for Christmas which I thoroughly enjoyed (I'm now a retired high school teacher). Three years ago I found an out of date book blurb on Wikipedia for her biography, a publishers stub. Basically I found a woman about my age but far more accomplished in her field (history), and I wanted the world to know about it. I expanded the article and got a C-class rating. The peer review experience one year ago was singularly unsatisfactory, basically the piece as it reads at Pauline Maier is said to lack critical context. But I feel that I placed her in the historiographic spectrum where she belonged and in context, so I may just not be getting it. Maier has since passed away, I think I got all the presentisms taken out. Could you consider taking a look with an eye to a B-class or A-class rating? Regardless of my enthusiasm for wiki-fencing on Talk pages, I feel like a puppy in tall grass when it comes to actually advancing an article's rating. Thanks in advance for any comments. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 04:51, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

@TheVirginiaHistorian: Thanks for stopping by. At first glance, Pauline Maier is a nice article about an interesting person, and yes, I'll give it some attention within the week. --Rosiestep (talk) 14:47, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Much appreciated. Turns out Rjensen knew her as a student and friend, and he might lend a hand as well. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 06:37, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

@TheVirginiaHistorian: You've done a lot of work on the article and it shows. I've started some editing and will continue, hopefully tonight. I'll make article comments on its talkpage rather than here. --Rosiestep (talk) 13:30, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Even at the most basic level, I can't believe I missed one of the present-tense-to-past-tense copy edits. Rats. Thanks again for your assistance. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 15:29, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Mexican films[edit]

Can you move the 80s lists like List of Mexican Films of 1980 to non capitals?♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:41, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Just that I think! Thanks!♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:09, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 17 September 2014[edit]

Women Writers[edit]

Hi Rosie! Thank you for the invitation and thank you for starting the project. As you can see, I've signed up and created an article from the project's "wanted articles list". I won't be active in meta-project stuff (WikiProject Opera keeps me quite busy in that respect), but I will keep the talk page on my watchlist and hope to create more articles on Italian women writers (countering 2 systemic biases in one go). I honestly don't see how people can say there's nothing left to do on Wikipedia. In Paola Drigo alone I discovered that there are at least 5 subjects (4 people and one literary journal) with articles on the Italian Wikipedia, but none here, and there are many more Italian women writers to be added to the "wanted" list. Thanks again and best wishes, Voceditenore (talk) 07:06, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

@Voceditenore: Glad to have you on the team. I know... There are so many articles still not written, and there's all the translation work still to be done. Thanks for all you do on Wikipedia. --Rosiestep (talk) 13:42, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Articles[edit]

Rosie, you may wish to nom any of these expanded entries for DYK. Some might not be x 5 expansion though.

Dr. Blofeld 13:41, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Aw thanks Rosie. There'll be a lot more coming over the next ten days by the end of the month! ;-) ♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:19, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Hehe, when I get in the zone I steam ahead very quickly. Of course my set up, with google book ref maker and translation tools all at the touch of a button and my evil use of multiple tabs allows we to work really quickly! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:03, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Almazán has been nommed. You might find a bit on geography and economy to even it up a bit and get the credit. It's a bit unbalanced currently! Dodoma Region should be a 5 times expansion as it is, I might be wrong though.♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:20, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Dang, saw this too late. It's already approved. --Rosiestep (talk) 14:41, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
No worries :-)♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:39, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

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DYK for Barry Waterfront[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:04, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Double-hulled tanker[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:02, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 September 2014[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #126[edit]

Nomination of Herbert Gintis for deletion[edit]

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L.A. events on October 7 and 16[edit]

Upcoming L.A. events: Wik-Ed Women edit-a-thon (10/7, 6-10pm) and UCR edit-a-thon (10/16, 10am-4pm)

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DYK for Miguel Laurencena[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:02, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

San Francisco Litquake editathon[edit]

Thanks for inviting me; that sounds fun! I'd suggest also announcing this on the Wikimedia-SF mailing list. :) Dreamyshade (talk) 05:21, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

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