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DYK for Bear (novel)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Just sayin' hi[edit]

Thanks for the note over at signpost suggestions. FWIW, my dad is from Telkwa, near Smithers. Smallbones(smalltalk) 01:40, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Cool! I've got cousins working up there. Haven't visited myself - been as far west as Houston, and to Prince Rupert, but not between. Have you spent much time up there? It's nice country. You should ask your dad if he has any photos - the article needs one! The Interior (Talk) 02:54, 26 February 2015 (UTC)


Hello. Im in round one of the approved accounts and I havent recived any email. Yoav Nachtailer (talk) 09:59, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Yoav Nachtailer, that's no good. You're definitely on the list. Check your spam/junk folder, but I will email JSTOR about your account first thing Monday morning. The Interior (Talk) 18:49, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
I've checked it, its not there either. Thank you for helping me. Yoav Nachtailer (talk) 20:39, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Few BC municipal articles?[edit]

I don't live in your part of the world but I traveled somewhat nearby in August 2013. I finally got around to uploading the images now and I see that I have photographs from some tiny communities which don't have articles yet on the stretch of BC95 that I took from the US border to Golden, BC. I'm wondering if you would be willing to start articles for Parson, Castledale and Brisco, BC? The way that municipalities are organized in your part of the world is very different than it is around here. Royalbroil 04:23, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Parso, Castledale and Brisco, like several hundred other places, aren't municipalities. Not sure what your pics are of, exactly, but that area is called the East Kootenay and has a Wikimedia Commons category: here. Only three items in it. From Columbia Lake northwards to Golden, while still part of the East Kootenay, that area is called the Columbia Valley. Your pics may fit in Kootenays (there is no separate East Kootenay article) or Columbia Valley or if of mountains, Purcell Mountains or Canadian Rockies.Skookum1 (talk) 04:36, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Starter stubs can be begun with information found on the BC Names Office search page. See also List of settlements in British Columbia, which redirects somewhere now, maybe List of communities in British Columbia. There are different categories of locations, and municipalities are relatively few and far between in BC history, other than regional districts; many places were company towns, or just ranches or homesteads that have placenames i.e. are places.Skookum1 (talk) 04:42, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction! It has been very helpful. I didn't understand the precise wording of community names in your area. I visited the upper corner of the United States (Maine) last year and communities are organized very differently there too - if a community is named Plymouth then there's often a East Plymouth and Plymouth Notch nearby. I put up an article (with images) at Brisco, British Columbia and I want to work on Castledale, British Columbia / Parson, British Columbia next. Royalbroil 02:10, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
situations like Plymouth do occur in BC e.g. West/North Vancouver, or Kelowna/West Kelowna but generally they're rare; often there are places that share the same name, or formerly did, very far apart e.g. Fraser Mills/Lamming Mills; many are named for settlers or postmaster, sometimes re railway-based names they're for company managers or investors, or concocted by realty developers past and present.....there's no consistent pattern, and many aren't in BC Names, also.Skookum1 (talk) 06:03, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
Royalbroil, thanks for starting those, I can add some info over the weekend. (sorry for the late reply, very busy). Our jurisdictions are confusing even to us - we have various administrative divisions for forestry, wildlife, fisheries, electoral areas, regional districts, municipalities, unincorporated settlements, non-official metro areas, Indian reserves, even "resort municipalities"! Many which overlap. It's great! The Wild West of geography. The Interior (Talk) 16:51, 6 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, quarterly review

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further to previous[edit]

[1] [2]. keyboard wifi key missing, will inbox you.Skookum1 (talk) 07:09, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Skookum1, as I've said before, I've become really concerned about your entanglement with WhisperToMe. I have read the discussions, and, to be honest, I find many of your positions overblown, and some even cruel (i.e. your scathing critiques on grammar and very granular local detail). What's the end game here? If you honestly feel that WtM has competence issues (which I'm not sure of at all), you need to get consensus for that, or back off a bit. Otherwise, it will come down to sanctions. Is it not possible to let go here? The Interior (Talk) 16:57, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Copy editor deserves a high five, not a high colonic[edit]

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Thanks for cleaning up the semi-colon at Owney (dog)
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Cheers 7&6=thirteen () 20:58, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Ha! and thanks. Colon jokes are fundamental! (got a little sad reading about poor Owney's demise, but I guess he had an interesting run of it) The Interior (Talk) 21:09, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
I hope you enjoyed Owney. While I know I can't "own" it, it is one of my children. Be sure to download the U.S. Postal Service e-book. It's really good! 7&6=thirteen () 21:14, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

JSTOR email[edit]

I was approved on the first of February this year, yet I haven't received any email since. I guessed it was delay on their part but I want to confirm from you about what's happening. Yes, I have checked the spam folder as well, nothing, no email for JSTOR. If you could help a bit? EthicallyYours! 15:55, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Ethically, you are part of the fifth round of applications, which haven't been processed yet by JSTOR. I'll post to WT:JSTOR when the emails go out. Sorry for the long waiting period. The Interior (Talk) 16:59, 6 March 2015 (UTC)


Hi Patrick.

Don't have your email. Don't know how to message you.

Have written draft of Helga Pakasaar and don't know how to move it to SUBMIT.

You have my biz card. Could you pls call or email me.

thanks Carolyn CeeVanArt (talk) 22:08, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

CeeVanArt, I'll take a look! I'll send you an email so you have mine. The Interior (Talk) 22:19, 7 March 2015 (UTC)


Eleanor Cripps Kennedy

  • ...that Kennedy led a clothing club during the grasshopper plagues?
  • ...that The Duchess appealed to Louis Riel?
  • ...that after the Sioux forced Kennedy to stay in Manitoba, she imported its second piano?
  • ...etc?

Nikkimaria (talk) 23:33, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

I like the grasshoppers! The Interior (Talk) 23:43, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-11[edit]

15:19, 9 March 2015 (UTC)


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Thank you, Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 20:09, 12 March 2015 (UTC)


I have no problems with the block. You have good judgement. I hope you do not mind that I posted here. It is, if you approve of course, a genuine consideration. It is also a probe. I want to see how he responds to the post. And, if he accepts, and you accept, I would like to see how he conducts himself. Plus, it is a last ditch effort at AGF. By AGF, I mean that really, maybe, the mix of his strong feelings towards certain subjects, and his editing articles on those subjects, causes a chemical reaction and produces a wiki-explosion. Maybe he would be just fine editing less hot subjects. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 08:09, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

In my experience, Anna, Skookum1 works fine on his own, and when working with people he feels respect him. The problems arise when someone disagrees with him. I don't believe it's topic related so much as related to clashes of personalities. (I've watched him get in fights over things as charged as federal elections, and as tame and apolitical as rivers). But, if you are willing to work with him, I have no problem with that at all. I think you have good judgement as well :) However, I think it's very important that he not engage with WhisperToMe at all in the future. That dynamic is thoroughly poisoned, IMO. Best, The Interior (Talk) 14:05, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
Hello, my friend. :) So, not the topic, but rather interaction means risk of clashing. Okay. I agree. Points:
  • Wikipedia is usually all about interaction.
  • Skookum can only exist here as a lone wolf.
  • Some types of editing mean seldom crossing paths with others.
  • Blocks are preventative. We cannot punish him for his attacks. We just want him to stop.
  • All agree that when the block expires, small chance he will change his ways.
  • Some call for indef.
  • We have nothing to lose now, but a possible gain -- a long shot. I like long shots. Ninety percent of the time, we have to click a button and call it a loss. Ten percent of the time, Wikipedia makes out nicely. Risk of failure, but at no cost.
So, instead of a block, maybe we should consider offering: Block lifted. He agrees to become a lone wolf. He can dig up images, add infoboxes, format per MOS, add categories, etc. Heck, there are plenty of editors who build this thing with little or no interaction with others. If he cannot help himself, and gets into even one dispute, right or wrong, he's blocked, by me. Period. Thoughts? Anna Frodesiak (talk) 22:41, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
I'm all for it, Anna. Usually, there are so few editors working on British Columbia stuff, one couldn't get in a fight if one tried! Talk about tumbleweeds. And it would be great to get more work done on the many articles that need it. But we need to hear from Skookum1. He's been very opposed to working under any restrictions in the past, and, if I recall, took a voluntary break a while ago rather than discuss it. I'd love to have the knowledgeable, helpful, funny Skookum1 back, but, to be honest, I haven't seen that editor in a while. Things have gotten very angry. Things can change too, of course, and I'd be very happy to see it. If he's okay with your suggestions, I certainly am. The Interior (Talk) 02:47, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
BC stuff is indeed tumbleweedy. However, all this may be moot. Skookum's silence is deafening. I do hope he comes back, and as the Skookum we like. I bet he's a really nice person. He's passionate. That's a good thing, as long as it doesn't manifest itself in attacks. All the best. :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 23:18, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm a bit worried that we haven't heard from him. BTW, Nice work on the lighthouses list, I see you've got one of my pics in there! I think I have one of two more from the Inside Passage, lemme check the hard drives ... The Interior (Talk) 17:03, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
This is none of my business but seeing this editor at ANI so many times over the past two years, this generous offer seems incredibly optimistic. I've never encountered a noncombative Snookum but one who, rather than discussing problems, posts block after block of text, going into repetitive diatribes about the faults of those he objects to. I know he has contributed a lot, content-wise, but he is so easily provoked, I can't see him working on articles without coming into conflict with someone. I think it is admirable though that you are offering him one last, last chance as you are setting up yourselves as his monitors, an unenviable assignment. Liz Read! Talk! 21:15, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
Hi, Liz. Actually, this offer is not optimistic at all. It is realistic: It has a small chance, but carries almost no cost. Best wishes, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 22:16, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
Your lighthouse image? Wow. Small wikiworld. I'll check to see which one. Nice. I love image contribs. An image really tells the tale. That reminds me. Someone once said: "Small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it." :) And for some reason, all this reminded me of 9 O'Clock Gun. (I like the ESSO part.) :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 22:16, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-12[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-13[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-14[edit]

15:19, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

JSTOR approval[edit]

Hello. You removed my name from the JSTOR application page with an edit summary that said it was being moved to the approved page, but I don't see my name there. It appears that there may have been an editing mix up with the user above me. Can you tell me what my status is? Thanks! --Briancua (talk) 17:47, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Mine also. There were a number of approved requests that were deleted, instead of being moved to Wikipedia:JSTOR/Approved. So what does this mean? I got no notification and would have never known without searching the request page History. Are we now in limbo? — Maile (talk) 17:01, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Hmm, Briancua, — Maile , I distinctly remember saving the approved accounts edit, don't know what happened there. Will fix that. Both of you are approved, and so look for an email this week. Sorry for the confusion, was travelling all day yesterday, and missed the mistake. The Interior (Talk) 17:52, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I'm not sure if BrianCUA has gotten anything yet, but I have not. Any idea when it will come? Thanks. --BrianCUA (talk) 00:39, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Briancua, I haven't gotten anything, either. Guess the waiting is whenever someone gets around to it. — Maile (talk) 12:39, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
BrianCUA, — Maile , I'll inquire. In the past, it can take longer than expected, but the accounts do come through. I'll do an update for everyone at WT:JSTOR when I hear back. The Interior (Talk) 14:41, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
I got an email from you about a week ago and filled out the form, but still don't have log in information. Any idea how long that takes? Thanks for your help with this. --BrianCUA (talk) 14:33, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
I'm a bit confused too, when can I expect the email? I would wait patiently but I'm concerned that the email will go to Spam or not even arrive and then I'll never know. — Jeraphine Gryphon (talk) 16:00, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
Jeraphine Gryphon, BrianCUA, — Maile , still stuck in limbo, working on it. Communications are bad. :( Jeraphine, I will post to WT:JSTOR when the emails go out. Sorry for the delays. The Interior (Talk) 16:35, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
That's okay, thanks. I can wait patiently now. :p — Jeraphine Gryphon (talk) 16:39, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
All, if you need a specific article while we are waiting, let me know, and I can email it to you. The Interior (Talk) 16:40, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • The Interior, I got your email with the Google sign-up link two weeks ago on April 10, and filled it out immediately. Nothing else has happened. Do you think it will be much longer? — Maile (talk) 21:59, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
  • — Maile , really hoped JSTOR would do the mailout out last Friday, but it looks like not. They said they would do so early this week if it didn't happen on Friday. If I don't hear anything by tomorrow, I'll follow up. But it should be very soon. Sorry for the delay, The Interior (Talk) 20:23, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
  • OK, thanks. So far, nothing as of today. — Maile (talk) 21:59, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I got the access just now. Thanks. — Maile (talk) 20:56, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-15[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-15[edit]

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Thank you very much for the music barnstar! -Myxomatosis57 (talk) 17:20, 9 April 2015 (UTC)


Hi Patrick—I'm listed as having it, No. 55 in the July 2014 tranche. But no email, so I don't know how to get access. Tony (talk) 15:33, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Tsk, sorry to bother you. I finally dug up an email from them. Thanks for organising. Tony (talk) 15:47, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
Cheers, Tony, glad you sorted it out. Let me know if you have any trouble getting in. The Interior (Talk) 16:37, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Did I ever get access? No sign of an email 8-( Andy Dingley (talk) 15:08, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Andy, as far as I can tell, you didn't fill out the email form (may have gotten lost in your spam folder). Can you email me at and I will get your address into the next mailout? The Interior (Talk) 16:08, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Cheers, got it. The Interior (Talk) 16:57, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-16[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-17[edit]

15:30, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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Thank you for expanding our knowledge about the interior of libraries and books, and for silent support and understanding, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:50, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Three years ago, you were the 105th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:09, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Gerda! Hope all is well with you! The Interior (Talk) 16:09, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
"All" would be saying too much, see my talk ;) - but I am fine, stubbornly staying while others give up or are at least frustrated, - had my most successful DYK yesterday, DYK? - How about you? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:38, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia Library for Wikipedia ES[edit]

I talked about Wikipedia Library on GLAM Wiki Conference with Sadad. He told me that you are hosting a conversation about this other spanish wikipedians. In Wikimedia ES we are exploring the possibility of developing Wikipedia Library-ES. We may contact... Tramullas (talk) 10:56, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-18[edit]

15:11, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Support request with team editing experiment project[edit]

Dear tech ambassadors, instead of spamming the Village Pump of each Wikipedia about my tiny project proposal for researching team editing (see here:, I have decided to leave to your own discretion if the matter is relevant enough to inform a wider audience already. I would appreciate if you could appraise if the Wikipedia community you are more familiar with could have interest in testing group editing "on their own grounds" and with their own guidance. In a nutshell: it consists in editing pages as a group instead of as an individual. This social experiment might involve redefining some aspects of the workflow we are all used to, with the hope of creating a more friendly and collaborative environment since editing under a group umbrella creates less social exposure than traditional "individual editing". I send you this message also as a proof that the Inspire Campaign is already gearing up. As said I would appreciate of *you* just a comment on the talk page/endorsement of my project noting your general perception about the idea. Nothing else. Your contribution helps to shape the future! (which I hope it will be very bright, with colors, and Wikipedia everywhere) Regards from User:Micru on meta.