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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Stan Shebs,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community HERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your name HERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) 07:26, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Young June Sah --Yjune.sah (talk) 20:54, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Buddleja marrubiifolia[edit]

Can't miss out on some good photos. Leeuwenberg's monograph has just arrived, and I note he uses te 'ii' in his spelling, so I've moved the page back to its original title. Not for me to disagree with the great A J M. Ptelea (talk) 09:25, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Science lovers wanted![edit]

Science lovers wanted!
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Hi! I'm serving as the wikipedian-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution Archives until June! One of my goals as resident, is to work with Wikipedians and staff to improve content on Wikipedia about people who have collections held in the Archives - most of these are scientists who held roles within the Smithsonian and/or federal government. I thought you might like to participate since you are interested in the sciences! Sign up to participate here and dive into articles needing expansion and creation on our to-do list. Feel free to make a request for images or materials at the request page, and of course, if you share your successes at the outcomes page you will receive the SIA barnstar! Thanks for your interest, and I look forward to your participation! Sarah (talk) 00:46, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of L2 Design Group for deletion[edit]

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Joe Baugher[edit]

Hi, I am hoping to create an article around File:Luckiest man in Iraq.ogg. Dr. Baugher's website has information that I hope to cite as a reference. Do you know him at all? One of the books he lists as a source may have more information that may be helpful. I have the article started in my user space now.--Canoe1967 (talk) 22:10, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

Photo usage[edit]

Hi, I've been working on a small game built around animal quizzes and I wanted to let you know I've used one of your pictures.

I found your picture here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pipa_pipa_1.jpg

And I attributed the picture like this: Stan Shebs with this link: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Stan_Shebs and also added a link to the license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en

I hope you're happy with it, please let me know if this is not the case. You can find the game here: http://apps.facebook.com/animalalbum Or through here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/AnimalAlbum/156339584490672

Kind regards, Garfunkel Jansen (talk) 20:32, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

P.S. Thanks for taking the picture and making it available.

Gibraltarpedia[edit]

Hi! I wondered if you could list some notable missing stamps and philately related stuff to Wikipedia:WikiProject Gibraltar/to do in terms of missing articles. Would be good to have a great coverage of Gibraltar stamps too.♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:48, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

Permission to use a photo[edit]

Hello,

The SCÉRÉN (Service Culture Édition - Ressources pour l'Éducation Nationale) is the public network of editors of the French National Ministery of Education. We provide books, websites, CD/DVD-ROMs, etc. to help teachers carrying out their job. The CRDP (Centre Régional de Documentation Pédagogique) of the academy of Nice is the French southeast editor of this network. We are actually working on a book dedicated to history and geography for French high school teachers, titled "Cartes et documents en histoire-géographie 2de" (http://media-crdp.net/intercartes.net/), and we urge to have the authorization to use these drawings found on your web site:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Las_Vegas_South_Fort_Apache_Road_1.jpg

Despite this photo is under CC-BY-SA license, our National Center (CNDP) wants the editors to be officially granted the use of these documents. So, could you please reply to my email with your permission.

fabien.nguyen AROBASE ac-nice.fr http://www.cndp.fr/crdp-nice/

Please, let me know rapidly if we can use it.

Best regards, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fabien NGUYEN (talkcontribs) 13:12, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

Certainly you have my permission and blessing to use the picture, but I'm not clear on what your email address is. Why not send me email directly, and I can reply to that? The "E-mail this user" link over on the side should work fine. Stan (talk) 18:10, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

Philip Roth[edit]

Stan, you said you were the "English Wikipedia Administrator" who corresponded with Philip Roth. Would you mind publishing the correspondence so that the community can understand exactly what happened? Or at least give a secondary source to verify your claim ;) Seriously though, I think it would greatly help the discussion if we could see exactly what happened between us and Mr. Roth. Thanks! Erudy (talk) 22:40, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

It probably would be helpful. I am not confident that Roth fully understood what was problematic about his intended edits, and his monopoly on the public account so far is frustrating. --Jprg1966 (talk) 02:44, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
Just joking, sorry guys. I probably shouldn't think about Roth too much more, otherwise I'll start to get angry about his high-handed and egotistical treatment of a bunch of volunteers who don't deserve to be ragged on for their efforts to contribute to society. Stan (talk) 04:40, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
You mean you aren't the "English Wikipedia Administrator" and you were joking about being him/her? I'm just trying to clarify here, so there's no confusion. SilverserenC 04:53, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I was joking about that. Apparently using both smiley faces and "lo" are not enough to flag a joke these days, and not enough people are appreciating how the internal discussion has mostly descended into absurdity. (I must say, it's intriguing that the actual person hasn't spoken up by now....) Stan (talk) 05:00, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
Chris G. suggested on the article talk page that there are "privacy issues," so that we "probably" will never know. Alanscottwalker (talk) 13:06, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
UTRS is private. Secretlondon (talk) 01:12, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

You've got mail[edit]

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Punica granatum and other pictures[edit]

Dear Mr Shebs,

we're making a project for the horticultur university of Weihenstephan/Germany. For this project I want to use some of your pictures. It would be nice, if you could contact me to my Email-Adresse, a.haeussermann@hotmail.de for questions about the licence for the pictures.

All the best Alex (ALEX) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 178.27.48.55 (talk) 13:34, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Removing flag on Maria Goeppert-Mayer[edit]

Hi Stan,

I'm a Wikipedia user (and sometimes, editor). I was reading the Maria Goeppert-Mayer article, and saw a robot claiming that the article may have been copied and pasted from an everything2.com post. A deep-dive into the edit history shows it turned from a stub article to a proper Wikipedia article during your 2004 revisions, which bear almost no similarity to that page. There seems to merely be one phrase in common that you introduced, and it seems pretty clear that your article is original work. Your edit of this article

I'm removing the flag on that page. Let me know if there's anything else to do.

Kawdyr (talk) 14:02, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

My participation was just to merge from [[1]], which may itself have been copied from elsewhere; it was created by an anon in one pass, which raises suspicions, and I know back then I wasn't so careful about checking suspicious sources. Stan (talk) 12:48, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

Crat statement draft[edit]

Hi Following the drama at BN, I'm trying to come up with a statement all Crats could agree to. Please take a look, below. I am quite content to do this onwiki -we have always worked transparently, except where secrecy is essential (ie RTV). I think we should be able to wordsmith a statement acceptable to all, and I think it's an important thing to do.

  1. In my opinion, this issue has come about through an unfortunate proliferation of documentation: policy, guideline, how-to etc
  2. I am not convinced that there is community consensus on all of the points encapsulated in those various pages
  3. I am unhappy at what may be described as some or all of: inconsistencies, inaccuracies or lack of clarity in that documentation
  4. I do not believe that any of the issues we have faced have been caused by Crats trying to widen their powers
  5. I would like to see the issues clarified, based on consensus, and for the documentation to be updated accordingly
  6. I'd like to thank Griot-de for generously withdrawing the rename request

Signed [crat sig] Lmk what you think. Many thanks, --Dweller (talk) 14:16, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Index of Malawi-related articles for deletion[edit]

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Batum listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Naval History[edit]

Aye Stan, long time - no talk to. As I guess you know I'm a member of WikiProject Ships. To help naval historians here at Wikipedia in the effort of writing and citing naval history articles sometime ago I created the List of ships captured in the 19th century and Bibliography of early American naval history pages. Over the last year(+) I have been tracking down and including names of captured ships and naval history texts for inclusion in either of these articles. I like to think that I have included most captured ships (19th century) and most naval history texts (covering the 1700s-1800s) for inclusion in these articles, so if you know of any captured ships or naval history texts that are not included would you kindly include them, either on the page or the talk page of the appropriate article? Any help would be a big help and feedback is always welcomed. Thanx! -- Gwillhickers (talk) 17:34, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Forest Service use of photos[edit]

I am working with the Forest Service at the Spring Mountains NRA on their new interpretive centre in Kyle Canyon. The new centre will include several interpretive exhibits that aim to help visitors better understand the interconnected ecosystems of the Spring Mountains, and the role they play as stewards of this special place. We are hoping that visitors will be inspired to further explore the NRA, but with an understanding and respect for its fragile ecosystems, its cultural heritage and its significance to Nuwuvi people.

We came across many of your wonderful botanic photos of endemic species at the Spring Mountains, on Creative Commons and would like to incorporate several of them into the interpretive exhibits to especially highlight the unique species and conditions at the Spring Mountains. (as well as some of the invasives) Below is a list of the images we would like to use. I would just like to confirm your CC license that these are free for the Forest Service to use in their exhibits and that they should be attributed to "Stan Shebs".

We are very grateful for your contribution to this project and hope that your images will help to inspire visitors to take a closer look at the incredible plants and animals that make their homes here. The photos that we hope to use are as follows:

enstemon_leiophyllus_var_keckii_8.jpg x 2 Ionactis_caelestis_5.jpg; x2 Astragalus_aequalis_2.jpg Astragalus_remotus_2.jpg Draba_jaegeri_5.jpg Sphaeromeria_compacta_5.jpg; Aquilegia_shockleyi_2.jpg Dodecatheon_redolens_5.jpg Red_brome_grass.jpeg Salt Bush_Atriplex_hymenelytra.jp Rhaponticum_repens_3.jpg Aquilegia_shockleyi_4.jpg Aquilegia_shockleyi_2.jpg Cercis_occidentalis_1.jpg; Cercis_occidentalis_branch.jpg

Please contact me at [redacted for privacy]

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.67.165.66 (talkcontribs)

Forced user renames coming soon for SUL[edit]

Hi, sorry for writing in English. I'm writing to ask you, as a bureaucrat of this wiki, to translate and review the notification that will be sent to all users, also on this wiki, who will be forced to change their user name on May 27 and will probably need your help with renames. You may also want to help with the pages m:Rename practices and m:Global rename policy. Thank you, Nemo 13:06, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

World Digital Library Wikipedia Partnership - We need you!
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Hi! I'm the Wikipedian In Residence at the World Digital Library, a project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO. I'm recruiting Wikipedians who are passionate about history & culture to participate in improving Wikipedia using the WDL's vast free online resources. Participants can earn our awesome WDL barnstar and help to disseminate free knowledge from over 100 libraries in 7 different languages. Please sign up to participate here. Thanks for editing Wikipedia and I look forward to working with you! SarahStierch (talk) 19:54, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

WP Philately in the Signpost[edit]

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Philately for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Have a great day. –Mabeenot (talk) 15:00, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

File:Stamp CA 1973 8c Xmas.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Replaceable fair use File:Stamp UK 1983 28p Xmas.jpg[edit]

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Username change[edit]

Can you please change my username? LinkVijay [talk] 21:25, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Acceptable Reference Sources[edit]

Hello Stan, I am a new Wikipedian, interested in contributing to articles on WW2. Eisenhower in his book 'Crusade to Europe' makes a statement about German p.o.w.s on p. 452 which has a footnote referring to a SHAEF G2 Summary. Are the SHAEF G2 Summaries, specifically the Weekly Intelligence Summaries, acceptable as a reference source for articles? They were originally secret documents printed by Assistant Chief of Staff, but are now readily available from the Eisenhower Library. I have 10 of the 59 weekly reports, and would like to use their figures in Wikipedia articles. Jtbrown43 (talk) 21:09, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Zeratul for deletion[edit]

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Image deletion[edit]

It looks like no one told you about this deletion nomination: commons:Commons:Deletion requests/File:Cover DE 1936 Hinden-800px.jpg. ww2censor (talk) 23:34, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

WP:VG Interview[edit]

This hasn't hit the mainstream yet, but today is an important day for WP:VG. We've reached our 10 year anniversary! The WP:VG Newsletter crew are interested in running a feature this quarter on the early days of WP:VG and because you are one of the earliest contributors to the WikiProject, we need your help. In the last 10 years a lot has changed and we'd love to hear your perspective on it. One of the biggest changes may be your level of participation in the WikiProject or even in Wikipedia generally. This is why I'm contacting you almost 2 months before the newsletter is due to come out (it's due on April 2). I'm hoping that you'll have time somewhere between now and then to answer a few general questions reflecting on WP:VG and Wikipedia in general. Please contact me here if you would be willing to answer a few questions for our anniversary article. If you can participate, please mark this beside your name on the list, and if you can't participate please also mark this on the list by deleting your name or overstriking it. I hope this will be a fun and interesting quarter for the WP:VG Newsletter! Thanks in advance. -Thibbs (talk) 12:40, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

  • PS - If you'd prefer, I could also contact you by email. Let me know if that would be more convenient for you. -Thibbs (talk) 22:30, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Black Buck for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of Minas Morgul for deletion[edit]

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== Proposed deletion of Strategy & Tactics ==
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Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)