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WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of several of Godot13's quality submissions during round 1

That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. 64 competitors made it into this round, and are now broken into eight groups of eight. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups. Round 1 saw some interesting work on some very important articles, with the round leader Australia Freikorp (submissions) owing most of his 622 points scored to a Featured Article on the 2001 film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within which qualified for a times-two multiplier. This is a higher score than in previous years, as Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) had 500 points in 2014 at the end of round 1, and our very own judge, Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) led round 1 with 601 points in 2013.

In addition to Freikorp's work, some other important articles and pictures were improved during round one, here's a snapshot of a few of them:

You may also wish to know that The Core Contest is running through the month of March. Head there for further details - they even have actual prizes!

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · email) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email)

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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)

Wikidata weekly summary #147[edit]

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)

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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)

Books and Bytes - Issue 10[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 10, January-February 2015
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), Sadads (talk · contribs)

  • New donations - ProjectMUSE, Dynamed, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and Women Writers Online
  • New TWL coordinator, conference news, and a new guide and template for archivists
  • TWL moves into the new Community Engagement department at the WMF, quarterly review

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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)

The Signpost: 04 March 2015[edit]