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NYC Wiki-Picnic: Saturday June 22[edit]

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You are invited to the Great American Wiknic NYC in Brooklyn's green and lovely Prospect Park, on this Saturday June 22! We would love to see you there, so sign up and bring something fun for the potluck :) -- User:Pharos (talk)

Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn! Saturday September 7[edit]

Brookln Public Library
Please join Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn scavenger hunt on September 7, 2013!
Everyone gather at the Brooklyn Public Library to further Wikipedia's coverage of—
photos and articles related to Brooklyn, its neighborhoods and the local landmarks.
--EdwardsBot (talk)

Wikimedia NYC Meetup- "Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon" at Queens Library! Friday December 6[edit]

Queens Library
Please join Queens Open History Edit-a-Thon on December 6, 2013!
Everyone gather at Queens Library to further Wikipedia's local outreach
for borough articles on the history and the communities.
Drop-ins welcome 10am-7pm!--Pharos (talk) ~~~~~

AFC Backlog Drive[edit]

Saturday: NYC Art And Feminism Wikipedia Editathon[edit]

Jefferson Market Public Library
Please join Wikipedia "Art and Feminism Editathon" @ Eyebeam on Saturday February 1, 2014,
an event aimed at collaboratively expanding Wikipedia articles covering Art and Feminism, and the biographies of women artists!

There are also regional events that day in Brooklyn, Westchester County, and the Hudson Valley.
--Pharos (talk)

Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon[edit]

Upcoming Saturday events - March 1: Harlem History Editathon and March 8: NYU Law Editathon
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You are invited to join upcoming Wikipedia "Editathons", where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on a selected theme, on the following two Saturdays in March:

I hope to see you there! Pharos (talk)

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Saturday June 21: Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

Upcoming Saturday event - June 21: Wiki Loves Pride NYC
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You are invited to join us at Jefferson Market Library for "Wiki Loves Pride", hosted by New York Public Library, Metropolitan New York Library Council, Wikimedia LGBT and Wikimedia New York City, where both experienced and new Wikipedia editors will collaboratively improve articles on this theme:

11am–4pm at Jefferson Market Library.

We hope to see you there! Pharos (talk)

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The Signpost: 13 August 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 20 August 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 27 August 2014[edit]

"Earwig's Copyvio Detector" Automation[edit]

A recent discussion at WT:AFC had the output of an idea of procedurally submitting all the pending afc submissions over a certain pending age to the detector and getting back the Spam/NotSpam and percentage likelyhood counts to be placed in a userspace page as a burndown log. Do you see any problems with this before I propose the task at Bot Operator's noticeboard? Hasteur (talk) 22:49, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

@Hasteur: Hmm... that would be fine, just make sure to not send requests too frequently (I'd suggest waiting at least ten seconds after the previous check has completed). It wouldn't break the tool or anything, but it would slow it down for anyone else who is trying to use it. Also, I would suggest not checking a single page more than once unless its content has changed significantly. The detector has no API yet, so it'd be hard for other bot devs to write the task, but an API is next on my list after finishing this issue. Once I'm done with it, I'll let you know, and you can request it.
Alternatively, a bot dev can install earwigbot, get an API key for Yahoo! BOSS through Coren, and run the checks themselves, but that might be more trouble than its worth. On the other hand, they could configure it to spend more/less time doing checks and they don't have to worry about web tool downtimes or whatever. I have a bot task that might be useful, but note that it'll need to be updated as soon as I finish the aforementioned issue. — Earwig talk 23:30, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Copyvios options[edit]

It appears that the Copyvios tool looks for similarities in 3-word strings. Lots of false positives with that setting. Is possible to adjust this or can you raise it to 5-words? ~KvnG 18:34, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

@Kvng: Hm. False positives are expected with short phrases that are part of common speech, but they should be infrequent enough that the overall confidence value remains low. I'm not concerned with a few false positives being shown in the comparison view, but if you have an example where it suspected a violation was present when it shouldn't have, then I might change my mind. It would be easy to change the n-gram size, but I would prefer to keep it small since using five words is more likely to miss cases where parts of sentences are reordered, etc. — Earwig talk 23:36, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
The tool is down at the moment. I can give you some examples once the tool is running again. ~KvnG 14:14, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
Gah. Try now. — Earwig talk 15:11, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
Have a look at this. I'll bring more as I find them. ~KvnG 23:19, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
To be honest, I don't see a problem with that one. There are definitely some suspiciously similar sentences that you could argue is close paraphrasing. The tool only gives it 50% confidence, which seems reasonable. — Earwig talk 23:28, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 03 September 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 10 September 2014[edit]