User talk:Rosiestep

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You are an inspiration![edit]

Dear Rosie, I was very inspired by your Wikimania proposal and also by the article about you in Huffington Post. I'm aware that most Wikipedia editors are male, but you expressed the issue of systemic bias so cogently that I was inspired to do some (small) something about it. Last night I wrote an article about a woman for our March DYK women's line-up. I encouraged a female friend and fellow writer to start writing for Wikipedia, and I also changed my Preferences to indicate that I am a "she". Thank you for being an inspiration! Best of luck with your Wikimania presentation. Yoninah (talk) 11:00, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

  • That article was very helpful for me too! Rosiestep, I wrote Molly Martin. Do you think you can help get that on the front page for International Women's Day? Thank you! Mindy Dirt (talk) 15:33, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Hey @Mindy Dirt: I added a few cats to Molly's article, but it's not quite long enough yet, and I think it could use other reliable source(s), i.e. maybe there's something regarding her cooking career? I googled her as I had hoped to expand the article instead of suggesting that you do so, but couldn't find anything myself. Just ping me if you want me to take another look at it. --Rosiestep (talk) 01:14, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

So cool to hear such nice things from you, Yoninah and Mindy Dirt! It gets clearer and clearer to me that one person can make a difference on Wikipedia; who knew? (lol) I'll look at both of your articles as soon as I can and see if they can get nominated at DYK if they meet the DYK requirements. Please stay in touch!! --Rosiestep (talk) 16:30, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

I never knew that Yoninah!♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:58, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

It's funny how many editors think I'm male. (Maybe it's because they are?) Yoninah (talk) 00:43, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
You're probably right. I thought you were a woman because of the "ah" ending in your username (i.e. a relatively common ending in a Hebrew woman's name). --Rosiestep (talk) 00:52, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
If the name isn't so obviously female in English I think most of us by default assume the editor to be male. That really does need to change I think, even though in my editing groups there seems to be no shortage of women!♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:00, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
Which is why I chose my mess with people! LOL! But seriously, I also chose it as part of a "street safe" approach to the internet that I established long ago - to avoid potential harassment or differential treatment based on an assumption that I was a woman. I don't know if it's the username or not, but I will say that I haven't had much trouble with gender-based issues on WP, trolls a-plenty, but no one has ever attacked me for being female (other than some extremely minor stuff that others jumped on immediately). Montanabw(talk) 00:00, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
Doesn't quite have the same ring to it as "Butch Travers" or "Chuck Connors" though hehe!♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:38, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

This seems a good enough place to put this as cool people seem to hang out here ;-) ... having cleaned up a number of serious BLP violations on Katie Hopkins, I am in half a mind to go the whole hog and improve it to GA status. I feel though that I should say that I find the woman to be utterly odious and repulsive, with a track record and reputation of being offensive for the sake of it, (example) and my motivation to improve the article is more out of a desire to be able to present a well-written, balanced and neutral account without the hyperbole and drama that accompanies just about every news piece relating to her, just like Nick Griffin's article. However, I think putting her as a DYK for part of International Women's Day would be an extremely ill-judged move that many people would find offensive. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:34, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi Ritchie333, thanks for stopping by. I don't know of KH -- probably because I'm on the other side of the pond. Do you think the article is too polarizing to be seen at DYK in general, or for IWD in particular? As for improving any article to GA, go go go for it. --Rosiestep (talk) 15:26, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
I think KH is only famous in Britain and nowhere else, but she features in the tabloid press regularly and a straw poll of the office earlier today suggests everyone here has heard of her. I'm doing a serious sweep through the article now, but unfortunately many of the citations are web links from 2007-2009 and they have rotted away. As for IWD, I'm not sure a typical woman reader would find her to be a good role model (Michelle Mone said Hopkins was a bad influence on prime-time national television) but I don't think any other Brits except Blofeld are regulars here to pass comment. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 17:19, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Anastasia Gosteva[edit]

Thanks for your contribution to the Wiki Victuallers (talk) 00:02, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Julie Fagerholt[edit]

Hi Rosie. User:Ramblersen tells me he is upset that his new article Julie Fagerholt has been deleted at very short notice. He usually produces very good work and I am sure he would not have started this article if it had not been worthwhile. It seems very strange to me that an article about a women should be deleted on the very first day of Women's History Month. Can you look into it?--Ipigott (talk) 07:15, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Ipigott, thank you for reaching out to me regarding this BLP. Ramblersen, I am sorry you had to go through this deletion (A7: "Article about a real person, which does not credibly indicate the importance or significance of the subject"). I can imagine it's frustrating, and I think it's rough that it occurred on the first day of Women's History Month. I've pasted the deleted article here, minus some of the formatting for headers, cats, etc. If the refs could be augmented, and if the content could be expanded, I'd be happy to override the delete and restore the article. Does this seem reasonable? I did some googling; perhaps these links would be useful:,, and/or I'd recommend pasting this article into your sandbox, and just ping me when you'd like me to look at it again. Thank you. --Rosiestep (talk) 14:00, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Julie Fagerholt (17 April 1968) is a Copenhagen-based Danish fashion designer and founder of the brand Heartmade.

Biography Julie Fagerholt grew up in Skovshoved north of Copenhagen, the daughter of Ninja Tholstrup Bramsen, a child psychologist, and Nils Fagerholt, an architect and a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.[1] She completed her education at the Danish Design School in 1993. In 1998, she set up her company Heartmade in a courtyard on Pilestræde in Copenhagen. Originally she focused on haute couture but since 2000 the brand has also produced prét-à-porter collections.[2] The company has a flagship store at Pilestræde 45 in Copenhagen.


  1. ^ "Prinsessen fra Pilestræde" (in Danish). Berlingske. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Heartmade" (in Danish). Visit Denmark. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 

External links

DEFAULTSORT:Fagerholt, Julie Category:Danish fashion designers Category:Danish women designers Category:People from Gentofte Municipality Category:1968 births Category:Living people

fashion-bio-stub Denmark-stub

  • Thanks for handling this so quickly. I'll now be able to provide further assistance to Ramblersen if he needs it. He's a great asset to have for building up content about Denmark.--Ipigott (talk) 14:19, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for your help with this, Rosiestep. A somewhat expanded version of the article can be found in this sandbox if you think it can be reinserted now.Ramblersen (talk) 17:24, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
Done, and ou're welcome, Ramblersen. --Rosiestep (talk) 03:34, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Inter-Indic Translations[edit]

Hi! Rosiestep

The paper that you and Victuallers have chosen for the presentation at Wikimania 2015 conference is on a very good topic and well written. As desired, I am giving below its equivalent wordings in some of the Indian languages (there are 25 Indian language wikipedias). I have asked some more users from other Indian languages to suggest equivalent wordings. Will let you know more as I get them.--Nvvchar. 07:46, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

ಇನ್ನಷ್ಟು ಹೆಂಗೆಳೆಯರನ್ನು ಸೇರಿಸುವುದು ಹೇಗೆ?
കൂടുതൽ വനിതകളെ എങ്ങനെ കണ്ടെത്താം?
କିପରି ଅଧିକ ନାରୀଙ୍କୁ ଆଣିବେ
இன்னும் நிறைய பெண்களைப் பங்களிக்க வைப்பது எப்படி?
మహిళా వికీపీడియా సభ్యుల సంఖ్య ఎలా అభివృద్ధి చేయాలి?

DYK for Mila Tupper Maynard[edit]

Harrias talk 17:32, 2 March 2015 (UTC)


Can you start an article on Gilbert Russell (major) as in the Major Gilbert Byng Alwyne Russell (1875–1942), husband of Maud Nelke? Image and background..The dab thing looks messy and we don't seem to have his article!♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:22, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Kidnapping of Freddy Heineken[edit]

The article is in decent shape, but thought this might interest you. I had never heard about this. Kidnapping of Freddy Heineken. Enjoy!Juneau Mike (talk) 14:56, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

You or your friends might also be interested in Christine Aventin or Janina Katz for WHM.--Ipigott (talk) 20:54, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Fran Kranz[edit]

I did some editing on Fran Kranz today, expanding on his career. Thoughts? Feedback? Suggestions? No hurry, the article isn't in trouble, but I always appreciate your input. :) Juneau Mike (talk) 17:44, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Juneau Mike, Cool that you're working on it. The only suggestion I'd have is to expand it if you can find other RS. My daughter-in-law also went to Harvard-Westlake, but he had already graduated by then. --Rosiestep (talk) 02:42, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Marta Lamas[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 22:13, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Waldorf–Astoria (New York, 1893)[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 10:57, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Bangalore Nagarathnamma[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 23:42, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Mehetabel Wesley Wright[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 11:56, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Lulu Wang[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 11:57, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

2015 Galena train derailment[edit]

This page is just getting started: 2015 Galena train derailment. Thought it might interest you. I am going to collaborate with another editor on it. This has been a busy year for rail accidents. The category:railway accidents in 2014 has less than 15 articles. In 2015, there have already been 6. Anyway, if this interests you, enjoy! :) Juneau Mike (talk) 00:45, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

New article I just created[edit]

2015 Halifax train crash

Thanks, and a photo for you[edit]

Women's Wikipedia Edit-a-thon San Francisco 2015

Thank you so much for helping to organize one of the best edit-a-thons I have ever attended. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 05:02, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

You certainly all look busy! Which one are you Cullen328 or are you the one who took the photo hehe! Who is the one with the yellow jacket on the chair? Is she really editing wikipedia? Her screen looks green to me. If that's a customised screen I want it!♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:37, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Well, what an honor to get pinged by a doctor, and a highly productive doctor at that. No, I am the fellow behind the smart phone camera, not in front. The one in the striped blouse and the yellow jacket on the chair is Wikimedia Foundation staffer Rachel.dicerbo, who helped organize the event. To her left in the photo is a lady with a sweater of many colors. That is my dear wife, ChesPal, my partner in everything for a third of a century. I call her Debra and you can too. Perhaps you recognize our mutual friend Rosiestep? Please buy a score card for other identifications. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 05:37, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

@Cullen328: thank you for attending and for taking photos to capture the day. I appreciate that. It really was a nice edit-a-thon, with a good mix of seasoned editors and new ones. We worked on a lot of articles, and we had fun. Always great to see you and Debra. Best, --Rosiestep (talk) 01:53, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Women Writers Online[edit]

Thought you, Ipigott and talk page stalkers would be interested!♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:32, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes, I fully support this initiative but think it's a pity it's restricted to works in English. I realize that (perhaps apart from some interest in Spanish) there is not much general interest in non-English-language works in the United States but if you take our world-wide English-wiki community, there are enormous numbers of contributors and readers who are fluent in a host of other languages. Maybe someday we can engineer some kind of extension. In the meantime, I am trying to increase interest in non-native-English women writers, especially in Europe and Latin America. Recent additions have been included in the new articles at Women writers.--Ipigott (talk) 14:52, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
Good link! I was aware of it but maybe some PS weren't. --Rosiestep (talk) 23:37, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Zwijndrechtse nieuwlichters[edit]

This is REALLY fascinating. We should write up Maria Leer (and maybe Stoffel Mulder) and get a triple/quadruple DYK, with your Louise Sophie Blussé in it. Drmies (talk) 15:23, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Drmies, I agree, REALLY fascinating! I created Maria's article, and I see you created ZN. As for Stoffel, everything is in Dutch, which is a real stretch for me; do you want to take it on? --Rosiestep (talk) 03:51, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Sure thing. There's sourcing available; first, though, I have to clean up the article for the sect. I suppose the "communist" reference was in the Dutch article? It's probably too early in the 19th century for that term, but we'll see. Thanks Rosiestep, Drmies (talk) 03:55, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Drmies, yes, it was a translation from the Dutch article, but there's also in an English language ref. I'm ok with rewording it, though, if it doesn't fit within the context of the article. --Rosiestep (talk) 13:43, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Jackson Street[edit]

Eeks, can you look into this? I just realised that google deceived me, my place description is actually the one in Oakland, but the photos and Irataba are in San Francisco! Not picking up a road of that name in SF itself.♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:03, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Seem to have found it now and corrected, but still needs expansion [1] :-) In the commons search for Whittier Mansion, some nice interior images yet it's missing! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:32, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Anne Beffort[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 00:07, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia email re signup[edit]

Hi Rosiestep,

If you are still interested in getting a account, please follow the instructions sent via a Wikipedia email on February 23. If you are no longer interested, please let me know. Thanks! HazelAB (talk) 13:15, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi Hazel, I don't think I need this one at this time, so best that it's offered to someone else. Thank you, --Rosiestep (talk) 13:38, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, Rosie! HazelAB (talk) 14:29, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

Red Kitten 01.jpg

It was so lovely to finally meet you and work alongside you at the editathon last weekend. Thank you so much, and hopefully we'll see you at the next one :)

rachel (talk) 17:25, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Did you mention to Rachel Rosie my ideas for motivating editors with amazon vouchers as prizes in a monthly contest for best articles? I was thinking of making a proposal but am unlikely to approach the main foundation. WMUK might be interested. I really think if we're going to attract a lot of new editors, including women, we have to start giving back to the community and offering something to bait people's interest. I think you have to look at why they'd want to edit wikipedia..♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:02, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

2015 Halifax train crash, BlP concerns[edit]

I added information about the truck drivers traffic record to the 2015 Halifax train crash article. I'm wondering if you could take a look, and perhaps play devils advocate regarding neutral point of view, and biographies of living persons policies - and perhaps make changes, or recommend them. I added the info (and kept some other info out) because:

  • When there is a significant accident, I believe the driving history of one of the significant participants is relevant.
  • I kept the drivers felony criminal history OUT, even though it is listed in the same references, because none of his record has had anything to do with his driving (with the exception of him facing a criminal charge over an overweight load)
  • I have tried to include positive information as well, to provide balance.
  • I have not found any information on the train engineers driving history, or his record with Amtrak to include. It wasn't my intent to "stick it to the truck driver", and give the engineer a pass.

Let me know what you think. I'm trying to include all relevant information here, while remaining neutral. Thanks! Juneau Mike (talk) 18:17, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi Mike, I'm thinking it's a good article. These 2 sentences may not be necessary: "Black was arrested in Illinois in December 2012, charged with exceeding the vehicle weight limit on the truck he was driving. He was released on bail, but but did not appear in court on the charge the following month." --Rosiestep (talk) 22:40, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
To Mike, from Rosie
  • Rosie Done. I trust your judgment and expertise here. Mentioning living persons is something I try to be extra cautious about. For about the 100th time, thank you! :) Juneau Mike (talk) 22:54, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
Is that cat, Brad Pitt??♦ Dr. Blofeld 08:22, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Aaron Schock[edit]

We might want to watch the US Congressman Aaron Schock page. Today, in the section, "Controversies", I saw this: "In March of 2015 new allegations surfaced saying 33-year-old Schock broke House rules when he failed to disclose that he accepted money from an outside group to cover the cost of bringing a male “companion” on an exotic all-expenses-paid trip to India." There was a reference given, to what in my experience is a gossip site.

I changed it to this, and included 2 references: "In March of 2015 new allegations surfaced saying Schock broke House rules when he failed to disclose that he accepted money from an outside group, the Global Poverty Project, to cover the cost of bringing a photographer on an all-expenses-paid trip to New Delhi, India, during a meeting Schock had with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, discussing Indian sanitation and access to clean water."

Now as a gay Wikipedian, the first version made me smile, but it... ummm... lacked a certain encyclopedic quality to say least. However, there was a little bit of truth to the original posting, which I hope I have salvaged, while removing the nonsense. But allegations and innuendo involving Schock seems to be growing exponentially, and I'm letting you know because it deserves a watchful eye. Not requesting help here, except to help me watch the page. Thanks! Juneau Mike (talk) 07:46, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Mike, you did the right thing. To me, the litmus test is: if someone were reading the article in 50 years, would they think it belonged in a newspaper or an encyclopedia. It was the former; you changed it to the latter. I have watchlisted it. Looking at the talkpage, I see that the article has been protected previously, so there are probably other eyes on it. If either of us notice any drama, let's document it on the talkpage. --Rosiestep (talk) 13:49, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
LOL :) Juneau Mike (talk) 01:59, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Israeli legislative election, 2015[edit]

The article is great, but this should be a very interesting day! Enjoy: Israeli legislative election, 2015 Juneau Mike (talk) 03:04, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Yup, something to keep an eye on. --Rosiestep (talk) 14:20, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Anne Rudloe[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Anne Rudloe 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) 19:27, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

LA edit-a-thons on March 18 (tomorrow!) and 28[edit]

Wadewitz memorial edit-a-thon (3/18), Redondo Loves Wikipedia (3/28)
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The LA Wikipedia community has two events in this second half of March -- please consider attending!

First, there is a memorial edit-a-thon in honor of the prolific LA Wikipedian Adrianne Wadewitz, which is being held downtown on March 18 (tomorrow!) from noon to 8pm as a part of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies' annual conference. Please drop by to contribute your own work or teach other users how to write for Wikipedia.

Second, there will be an event at the Redondo Beach Public Library (following up on last month's session), in collaboration with the Redondo Beach Historical Society. Please join us from 10am to noon on Saturday, March 28 at the main branch of the Redondo Beach Public Library!

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Wikipedia:Peer review/Enthiran/archive2[edit]

I have opened the 2nd PR as the article's first FAC was withdrawn due to prose issues. Feel free to leave comments. Face-smile.svgSsven2 Speak 2 me 13:47, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Gabriela Mandujano[edit]

Mmm we have two Mandujanos, Graciela and Gabriela. Sisters? Lots of red links :-)♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:06, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

My gut tells me they are one and the same, but we need to get that figured out. --Rosiestep (talk) 14:18, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Most hits seem to be for Graciela I think. I'll merge!♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:13, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 2[edit]

For this month's issue...

Making sense of a lot of data.

Work on our prototype will begin imminently. In the meantime, we have to understand what exactly we're working with. To this end, we generated a list of 71 WikiProjects, based on those brought up on our Stories page and those who had signed up for pilot testing. For those projects where people told stories, we coded statements within those stories to figure out what trends there were in these stories. This approach allowed us to figure out what Wikipedians thought of WikiProjects in a very organic way, with very little by way of a structure. (Compare this to a structured interview, where specific questions are asked and answered.) This analysis was done on 29 stories. Codes were generally classified as "benefits" (positive contributions made by a WikiProject to the editing experience) and "obstacles" (issues posed by WikiProjects, broadly speaking). Codes were generated as I went along, ensuring that codes were as close to the original data as possible. Duplicate appearances of a code for a given WikiProject were removed.

We found 52 "benefit" statements encoded and 34 "obstacle" statements. The most common benefit statement referring to the project's active discussion and participation, followed by statements referring to a project's capacity to guide editor activity, while the most common obstacles made reference to low participation and significant burdens on the part of the project maintainers and leaders. This gives us a sense of WikiProjects' big strength: they bring people together, and can be frustrating to editors when they fail to do so. Meanwhile, it is indeed very difficult to bring editors together on a common interest; in the absence of a highly motivated core of organizers, the technical infrastructure simply isn't there.

We wanted to pair this qualitative study with quantitative analysis of a WikiProject and its "universe" of pages, discussions, templates, and categories. To this end I wrote a script called ProjAnalysis which will, for a given WikiProject page (e.g. Wikipedia:WikiProject Star Trek) and WikiProject talk-page tag (e.g. Template:WikiProject Star Trek), will give you a list of usernames of people who edited within the WikiProject's space (the project page itself, its talk page, and subpages), and within the WikiProject's scope (the pages tagged by that WikiProject, excluding the WikiProject space pages). The output is an exhaustive list of usernames. We ran the script to analyze our test batch of WikiProjects for edits between March 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015, and we subjected them to further analysis to only include those who made 10+ edits to pages in the projects' scope, those who made 4+ edits to the projects' space, and those who made 10+ edits to pages in scope but not 4+ edits to pages in the projects' space. This latter metric gives us an idea of who is active in a certain subject area of Wikipedia, yet who isn't actively engaging on the WikiProject's pages. This information will help us prioritize WikiProjects for pilot testing, and the ProjAnalysis script in general may have future life as an application that can be used by Wikipedians to learn about who is in their community.

Complementing the above two studies are a design analysis, which summarizes the structure of the different WikiProject spaces in our test batch, and the comprehensive census of bots and tools used to maintain WikiProjects, which will be finished soon. With all of this information, we will have a game plan in place! We hope to begin working with specific WikiProjects soon.

As a couple of asides...

  • Database Reports has existed for several years on Wikipedia to the satisfaction of many, but many of the reports stopped running when the Toolserver was shut off in 2014. However, there is good news: the weekly New WikiProjects and WikiProjects by Changes reports are back, with potential future reports in the future.
  • WikiProject X has an outpost on Wikidata! Check it out. It's not widely publicized, but we are interested in using Wikidata as a potential repository for metadata about WikiProjects, especially for WikiProjects that exist on multiple Wikimedia projects and language editions.

That's all for now. Thank you for subscribing! If you have any questions or comments, please share them with us.

Harej (talk) 01:44, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Yikes, me again! (New article)[edit]

Added a new article this evening, take a peek, time permitting. I'm off the issue of trains for the moment, and back to Wikiproject Alaska. Enjoy! Juneau Mountain Rescue Juneau Mike (talk) 06:28, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Rosie Thanks for your contributions, as always! I have some more research to do on the History section, but I've fleshed out the article a lot and am pretty pleased with it, if I do say so myself. :) Thanks again! Juneau Mike (talk) 20:12, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Þórdís Gísladóttir[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:02, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Anne Rudloe[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 00:02, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Georges de Peyrebrune[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 00:01, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Did you know nominations/Alsager Hay Hill[edit]

Thanks for your note on my talk page re the DYK for Alsager Hay Hill. I addressed the references point, but got diverted on to other things before returning to tackle the QPQ. Now done. Paul W (talk) 13:52, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Paul W, thanks. GTG! --Rosiestep (talk) 14:09, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Jean Cuthand Goodwill has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

Carl Seffner[edit]

Care to add a bit and nom for DYK?♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:52, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. Eeks, probably best to nuke it and start from scratch on that one! I'll have some Colombian writers started later.♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:31, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Margarita Sharapova[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 00:02, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Julia Gjika[edit]

This is a hard one. I do NOT speak Albanian. I think she is noteworthy but am not sure how we prove it. Julia Gjika I added some data to what you had already put. There is a link to a SQWIKI that gives more data, but I have been unable to source. Would it be worth it to include that data and mark it as citation needed? She appears to be one of the first writers published after the censorship bans were listed and one of the sources I found says her output has increased 5 times since she left Albania. SusunW (talk) 22:26, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

SusunW, I wouldn't. I, too, think she is notable. And I don't speak Albanian; wish we could tap into someone who does. --Rosiestep (talk) 03:07, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

I found a couple more references today. Her peers speak highly of her and one of them does confirm her military service. I am not much on poetry, but I see her importance. SusunW (talk) 15:07, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
I am SURE I found the source for the SQWIKI. It is verbatum the language on that page. I am also positive (and I put it on the notes page) that the source I found, published in 2008, predates the creation of the Wiki page in 2009. I am satisfied that I have done the best I could to save her. The article is now at 2104 chars and the stub tag could be removed, I believe. SusunW (talk) 06:31, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

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Andreas Lubitz[edit]

I saw your comment on my Talk Page today, and smiled. The Germanwings Flight 9525 page has taken on a life of its own, and I usually wait until things "slow down" before I jump in. I did restore the Andreas Lubitz page, even though it is barely a stub. An AfD discussion is clearly inevitable, but as I have seen these things go, *IF* he acted as is alleged, there will certainly be an article on him. It shouldn't be an automatic redirect before that discussion happens, and I said so on the Talk Page (which I also filled in) It will be interesting to see how that page, and AfD/merge talk if that comes up, proceeds. Juneau Mike (talk) 08:54, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

BTW, I just began the Anchorage Fire Department page, also. *VERY* early, and I have a lot of work and research to do. Juneau Mike (talk) 13:06, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Agustina Andrade[edit]

Started, would make a good DYK, needs some reinforcement.♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:48, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Jean Cuthand Goodwill[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 00:02, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Review of Jessica Anderson[edit]

I'm happy for you to have another look at the Jessica Anderson article. Again also willing to make any adjustments you think necessary. I'm aware that this is and should be an iterative process. Thanks for you help. Perry Middlemiss (talk) 04:27, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Julia Nava de Ruisánchez[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:02, 28 March 2015 (UTC)


Thanks for the heads up on the 2015 Los Angeles train crash, and for starting the article. I added a little to it, and will certainly come back to it in a little while. I'm still working on Anchorage Fire Department. I'm about 90% happy with it. I want to expand on the History section a little more. I believe it could flow a little better, with more information on the early fire depts which later merged. I had fun writing the Miss Linda section! A nice thing they did, for a good cause! :) I believe my next project will be to begin the Bartlett Regional Hospital (that's here in Juneau) article. But I have a lot of research to do before I write Word 1. Thanks again! Juneau Mike (talk) 00:24, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Mike... it is you who inspired me to join the "train wreck genre". Haha! Kidding aside, thanks for being so collaborative. :) --Rosiestep (talk) 00:28, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

My pleasure! Crazy that there have already been 5 significant train crashes so far this month - and those are just the ones on Wikipedia. I'm glad you started this article. I was at work all day and had not heard about it yet. MSNBC just did a brief report on it. Juneau Mike (talk) 00:38, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Rosie I went back to the article tonight. Added a little more background on Metro train crashes. The Blue Line has been particularly deadly. There have been an average of almost 5 deaths a year on that line. Also, there are no non-copyrighted pics of the crash, (obviously anything on the LA Times or other news websites are subject to full copyright, which is too bad because there are some great ones. That Hyundai looks like a ripped open tin can) so I used one from the Commons of a train on that line. I hope I have helped! :) Juneau Mike (talk) 08:53, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

That really helped, Mike. Hey, I just created Category:Railway accidents in California, patterned after the one you did for Illinois. There are probably several of the US articles which need to be moved into Category:Railway accidents in California but I'm mainly working on women's articles through 3/31 for Women's History Month so can't give it any more attention for the moment.. --Rosiestep (talk) 16:18, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Jeannette Corbiere Lavell[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:02, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Domoni[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Domoni 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! Buggie111 (talk) 00:15, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Patrick Fairweather[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 12:02, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Thailand train crash[edit]

I've suggested to another editor, who is very good at writing articles about issues in Asia, that Wikipedia could use an article about this incident: [2] Many killed and injured. I want to give someone else a chance before I jump in. If he doesn't create it, I probably will. I just don't want the style I use when I create an article to become the norm. As I always humbly say, "This isn't Mik-e-pedia :)

There was also a collision between 2 trains in Australia in recent days, but there were no injuries and I doubt that rises to the notability needed for an article. Anyway, I thought this may interest you. Juneau Mike (talk) 01:12, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Nomination of 2015 Los Angeles train crash for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article 2015 Los Angeles train crash is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2015 Los Angeles train crash until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

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