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Oregon COTW v 3.0.2010ish[edit]

Greetings WikiProject Oregon team member. Time for the first new Collaboration Of The Week in 2010. Thank you to those who worked on Bill Schonely and archiving talk pages. For this week, we have Concordia University and the Berry Botanic Garden. Hopefully we can mine the garden’s website before it closes down. As always, click here to opt out of these messages, or click here to make a suggestion for a future COTW. Cheers and stuff. Aboutmovies (talk) 09:49, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Just Out, COTW does well in new decade[edit]

Howdy WikiProject Oregon folks, time again for the latest installment of As the Collaboration Of The Week Turns. Last week was one of the more successful COTWs in recent memory as we really worked hard as a community to improve Concordia University and Berry Botanic Garden. Both are now at least C class articles and nicely illustrated (thanks to Tedder, Finetooth, and Ipoellet). Plus it really was a group effort as we had five different WPORE editors work on the garden and ditto with the school, with some overlap between the two.

Anyway, this week, we have by request the completely unrelated Just Out and Terrell Brandon. As always, click here to opt out of these messages, or click here to make a suggestion for a future COTW. This message paid for by Fooians against COTW killing taxes. Aboutmovies (talk) 09:29, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

Crash Worship[edit]

Thanks for fixing spelling of LA on Crash Worship page, but really, changing LA, OR, and CA to the full state names? Isn't that effort better spent elsewhere? :) Still, appreciate the assist! WinkJunior (talk) 02:23, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Chinese New Year ---> Lunar New Year[edit]

Hi there, I think "Chinese New Year" is mostly a western term not used in the Sinitic world. I believe the Mandarin, Canto, etc terms for the holiday does not translate into "Chinese New Year" but literally translates into "Lunar New Year." And the term "Chinese" itself is entirely a western invention that is entirely alien. This makes me conclude that Chinese New Year is a foreign name/description given to the holiday which is not used by the people in China itself. Or am I missing something?


Intranetusa (talk) 22:33, 14 February 2010 (UTC)


Since no Chinese word or phrase has ever called it "Chinese" New Year, so I think it is purely a western invention used mostly among westernized Chinese people.

Intranetusa (talk) 02:56, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

Although I have heard Chinese people use the term "Chinese New Year" it is not commonly done. (i.e. I have also heard Americans refer to the Fourth of July as "American Independence Day" but this is unusual and only used to show contrast with someone else's independence day.) I think "New Year" is the common term, but "Lunar New Year" would be more common. We are, of course, talking about the proper English language term for a Chinese concept and there is, of course, a bit of arbitrariness to that. Bobbee.girl (talk) 05:41, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

I was not saying "Chinese New Year" is a common term used by Chinese people. I only think that "Chinese New Year" is a better article title in the English Wikipedia because "Lunar New Year" is more ambiguous. If you wish to voice an objection to the article title, or suggest some other one, please go here. --Tesscass (talk) 16:55, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of IMSL Numerical Libraries[edit]

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Oregon COTW and randomness[edit]

Greetings fellow WikiProject Oregon member, it is once again time for the Collaboration of the Week (yes, I know they are not actually every week anymore). Thank you to those who helped out the last few weeks improving Terrell Brandon, Just Out, 75th Oregon Legislative Assembly, and all the unreferenced BLPs. This week we have by request Oregon Coast Aquarium and Arvydas Sabonis (maybe the Blazers can sign him as I think he's healthy). Both need more sourcing. As always, click here to opt out of these messages, or click here to make a suggestion for a future COTW. And remember folks, the only thing we have to fear is death and taxes, unless of course the dingo ate your baby, at which point you may feel the need, the for speed to get away from said dingos, which in turn can lead to a failure to communicate due to the dynamics of sound waves, though at some point hopefully we can all just get along. Aboutmovies (talk) 09:13, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks...[edit]

...for your help with Sphinx! Chrisrus (talk) 23:43, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

Visual edition of the Oregon COTW featuring the Glass Palace[edit]

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Hello WikiProject Oregon member, time for a new edition of the Collaboration of the Week. Thank you to those who helped out the last few weeks improving Oregon Coast Aquarium and Arvydas Sabonis. Also thank you to those few of you helped with the attempt to celebrate Women's History Month with Barbara Roberts and Ursula K. Le Guin.

This week we have by request the Memorial Coliseum that has been in the news a lot lately, and then one of the more important political figures in our state's history, Douglas McKay. The MC needs some ref work and EL work, and McKay really needs a lot more sourcing. As always, click here to opt out of these messages, or click here to make a suggestion for a future COTW. Aboutmovies (talk) 20:08, 25 March 2010 (UTC)


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Thanks for leading the way in last week's Collaboration of the Week!
Thanks for your work on Le Guin. Aboutmovies (talk) 20:23, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

It Takes a Rim Village - Oregon COTW[edit]

Greetings WikiProject Oregon member, time for the next edition of the Collaboration of the Week. Thanks to those who assisted in improving a few articles over the last month. For May Day edition of the COTW (in Wikipedia time its May already), we have by request Rim Village Historic District and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (AKA OMSI). Rim Village just needs some refinement to get to GA, while OMSI needs a lot of work in general. As always, click here to opt out of these messages, or click here to make a suggestion for a future COTW. Adios (on May 5th that is). Aboutmovies (talk) 04:50, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

Eugene EC[edit]

Sorry for the edit conflict on the Eugene article. I was working on a big series of changes. Do you want me to re-integrate your changes? tedder (talk) 17:39, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Gilchrist State Forest[edit]

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You are now a Reviewer[edit]

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Portland Parks Photo Blitz![edit]

Rhody Garden Lake.JPG Want something to do this weekend? I propose a WikiProject Oregon weekend photo blitz! Let's try to fill up the List of parks in Portland, Oregon as much as possible by getting out and taking our own pictures or finding ones online that can be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. The pictures uploaded will not only benefit the aforementioned list, but they will be used for future articles about specific parks and will fill up the Parks in Portland category over at Commons. Get your cameras ready!

--Another Believer (Talk) 20:59, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

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Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, Tesscass! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

--Kumioko (talk) 20:26, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

You're Invited! Come Celebrate Wikipedia's 10th Anniversary![edit]

10portland-L k.svg You're invited to help celebrate Wikipedia's 10th anniversary! Visit this link for details. An informal celebration will take place at the AboutUs office located at 107 SE Washington Street, Suite 520 in Portland on Saturday, January 15, 2011. An Open Space Technology meeting is scheduled from 5pm to 7pm, with a party to follow. Admission is free!

--Another Believer (Talk) 17:08, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

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Survey Questions[edit]

Hi Tesscass, I am a PhD student from the Carnegie Mellon University. I am interested in the Wikipedia community, especially the individual behavior of anti-vandalism and the group mechanism of collaboration of the week. I noticed that you have participated in WikiProject Oregon’s collaborations before. Could you please take several minutes to answer the following questions if possible? Thanks for your help!

Part 1

Q1. On average how often do you revert vandalism?

A. More than 10 times a week

B. 5-10 times a week

C. 1-5 times a week

D. less than once a week (please skip Q2& Q3 if you choose this)

Q2. Do you use any tools for anti-vandalism? How did you learn to use those tools?

Q3. How do you revert vandals but not good-faith editors ? How did you learn to identify those two kinds of editors?

Part 2

Q4. How much do you learn from participating in WikiProject Oregon Collaboration of the Week?

A. A lot

B. A little bit

C. Not at all (please skip Q5 if you choose this)

Q5. What did you learn from participating in WikiProject Oregon Collaboration of the Week? Please provide examples if possible.

Q6. Do you have any negative experience of WikiProject Oregon Collaboration of the Week?

You could leave your answers either in your or my talk page if possible. Thanks for your time! We have the same goal to make Wikipedia a better place.

Cheers --Haiyizhu (talk) 17:22, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for your helpful edits to the new article I created, at T. Arthur Cottam. Much appreciated! ;) Cheers, -- Cirt (talk) 21:37, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

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Thank you[edit]

Thanks for ur revision of my article and redirecting the Salem, Tamil Nadu link properly! Cheers :-) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Babuonwiki (talkcontribs) 17:38, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

WPORE COTW 2.0 - the picture edition[edit]

Greetings one and all. For some of you, this will be your first time receiving one of these messages, as it has been a year since the WikiProject Oregon Collaboration of the Week (COTW) was a regular thing. My hope is it gets back to being a regular thing.

Usually I would go over the past COTW, but we are basically starting out anew. So, without further adieu, this edition is our semi-annual picture drive. We usually try to do it when there is decent weather in the state, and today seems to fit the bill. Now although you are encouraged to go out and take pictures, you can also just search the internet for images that have the proper licensing and upload those. Flickr is one site that has a fair amount of content with the proper licensing (most images on Flickr are not compatible). See WP:COPYRIGHT in general. For some “free” sources, check out the our dormant subproject that has some links to sources.

Lastly, if you need to know what images we need, here are the requests. Please remove the request from the talk page if you add an image.

Finally (this is not image related), as the years have passed, we have lost many good editors, and others, like myself, are no longer in school or are working full-time or both, and thus are less active in the project. The project lives on, but it has created a bit of a power vacuum without a de facto cabal still around all the time. With that in mind, I encourage newer project members to step-up and fill some leadership type roles. Granted, we have no formal ruling junta or anything and no real defined roles, but there are many maintenance type tasks that some of us just took on to keep the project going. For instance, I ran the COTW, was pretty much the only one doing assessments, updating the portal, and even handing out the awards. I am sure others in the project can name what things they have done. The point being, that while I enjoyed those and still do some of those, I simply no longer have the free time to do all of it at a level that the project deserves. That said, I hope to start a discussion at WT:ORE where we can see if some newer editors would like to step-up and take on some of these tasks, which will hopefully make for a more inclusive project, and maybe get us back to the heyday of say 2008 when things were really rocking for WikiProject Oregon.

As always, please click here to opt out of these messages, or click here to make a suggestion for a future COTW. Aboutmovies (talk) 22:09, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Black swan[edit]

Hi, Tesscass. Is there something called the "black swan fallacy", i.e., the argument that since all the swans I've ever seen are white black swans can't possibly exist, or something like that? Would this go into the logical fallacies article, rather than Falsifiability, then? --Uncle Ed (talk) 19:47, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

  • It could. Seems like they are overlapping topics. I'm not an expert on either. --Tesscass (talk) 22:37, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

The Big O[edit]

I didn't know this, thanks for adding the info! It's got to be one of the odder things on the NRHP. Too bad the "E" didn't get added too. Valfontis (talk) 23:20, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

I've just noticed today that it's on this list: National Register of Historic Places listings in Lane County, Oregon. Don't know if it's worth it's own wikipage. --Tesscass (talk) 23:23, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
There's probably enough lore about it to write something substantial but I think it's OK to leave where it is for now. I did just add it to Big O and redirected the redlink to the butte. We need a pic! Valfontis (talk) 23:33, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

U.S. cities with most sports champions[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you have edited the above page. I have suggested that it be moved to a new title, and thought you might have an opinion on it; please see discussion here. ☯.ZenSwashbuckler.☠ 21:26, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletion[edit]

Hello,

An article you have helped edit, Confirmation and overclaiming of aerial victories during World War II (which was formerly entitled "Confirmation and overclaiming of aerial victories") has been proposed for deletion.

Georgejdorner (talk) 17:40, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your hard work, especially all the gnomish work you do on Oregon articles, all kinds of improvements you do to improve articles. Thanks! —EncMstr (talk) 18:24, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

New Page Patrol survey[edit]

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About COTWs[edit]

Hi Tesscass, I am a PhD student from the social computing lab, Carnegie Mellon University. Here is my user page and my personal website. I am working with Professor Robert E. Kraut and Professor Aniket Kittur. We are interested in the Wikipedia community, especially the Collaborations of the Week (COTWs). Here is the description of our research project.

I noticed that you have participated in WikiProject Oregon’s COTW before. It would really help us if you would be willing to have an in-depth talk with us about your perspective on the values and the downsides of the COTWs. The interview might take 30 minutes. We can talk via instant messenger (my gtalk is [email redacted]). Do you have time at any point during this week?

Thanks! Haiyizhu (talk) 04:23, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

  • Sorry Hiiyu, I don't have any inclination to discuss the downside or merits of COTWs. --Tesscass (talk) 02:37, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

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WikiWomen's Collaborative[edit]

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Can't wait to have you involved! SarahStierch (talk) 00:59, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

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Wikipedia edit-thon: Saturday, February 9, 2013[edit]

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Nomination of Oregon Mozart Players for deletion[edit]

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Portland "Wiknic" 2013![edit]

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Wiki Takes PDX 2013![edit]

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Wikipedia Edit-athon![edit]

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"Wiki Loves Libraries" edit-athon in Vancouver, WA[edit]

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Disambiguation link fixing one-day contest[edit]

I have decided to put on a mini-contest within the November 2013 monthly disambiguation contest, on Saturday, November 23 (UTC). I will personally give a $20 Amazon.com gift card to the disambiguator who fixes the most links on that server-day (see the project page for details on scoring points). Since we are not geared up to do an automated count for that day, at 00:00, 23 November 2013 (UTC) (which is 7:00 PM on November 22, EST), I'll take a screenshot of the project page leaderboard. I will presume that anyone who is not already listed on the leaderboard has precisely nine edits. At 01:00, 24 November 2013 (UTC) (8:00 PM on November 23, EST), I'll take a screenshot of the leaderboard at that time (the extra hour is to give the board time to update), and I will determine from that who our winner is. I will credit links fixed by turning a WP:DABCONCEPT page into an article, but you'll have to let me know me that you did so. Here's to a fun contest. Note that according to the Daily Disambig, we currently have under 256,000 disambiguation links to be fixed. If everyone in the disambiguation link fixers category were to fix 500 links, we would have them all done - so aim high! Cheers! bd2412 T 02:02, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

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Barnstar[edit]

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Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

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In Portland, there are two ways to contribute. One is a photography campaign called "Pride PDX", for pictures related to LGBT culture and history. The Wiki Loves Pride edit-a-thon will be held on Saturday, June 21 from noon–4pm at Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 236 at Portland State University. Prior Wikipedia editing is not required; assistance will be available the day of the event. Attendees should bring their own laptops and cords.

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Proposed deletion of Edward Channing (disambiguation)[edit]

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