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Tech News: 2014-43[edit]

13:48, 20 October 2014 (UTC)


Rumor has it that you are able to assist editors with getting regular unlimited access to JSTOR articles... I want in! What do I have to do? For years I have been relying on others to look up materials for me using the Resource Exchange, but would much rather be able to do this myself (for all the obvious reasons). Let me know. Thanks!! KDS4444Talk 20:44, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

KDS4444, thanks for getting in touch! There are definitely still accounts available. I'll get you to post a request to WP:JSTOR. I'll be processing another batch tomorrow. The Interior (Talk) 18:21, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
Hey, there! So it looks like my application for a JSTOR account was approved some time ago (Nov. 5) but I don't recall receiving any notice of such and still don't know how I am to log in to JSTOR to take advantage of this new status. I am missing something, I am sure of it. Can you help me out?? THANK YOU! KDS4444Talk 06:28, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
There seems to be some holdup at JSTOR - I'm assuming because of Thanksgiving. They have the approved emails (including yours, just checked), and will be mailing out access I hope early next week (although that's what I said last week ..) On its way, though. The Interior (Talk) 06:35, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
No worries, then. I will sit tight, and am just glad to know that I haven't missed any important deadlines or lists. KDS4444Talk 06:37, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Hello. I requested access to JSTOR and was sent a link for sign up but have never received the e-mail confirmation. I checked the approved accounts page and I am listed there as having been approved but no e-mail response. I checked my spam folder too. Can you assist? Thanks in advance.Canticle (talk) 07:24, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

Exact same problem here. YohanN7 (talk) 09:32, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

YohanN7, Canticle, we will have to wait for our JSTOR contact to get back from holidays. I will request new login emails for both of you. I've made overly optimistic estimates before, but let's hope we can get both of you online in the first week of the new year. In the meantime, if there are specific JSTOR articles you need for your work, let me know and I am happy to forward them to you. Best, The Interior (Talk) 15:07, 28 December 2014 (UTC)
I'd appreciate
Sorry to bother you about this. I have them both on my "shelf" over there, but reading such stuff on a screen is difficult. YohanN7 (talk) 21:06, 28 December 2014 (UTC)
No bother at all, YohanN7. I've sent them to the email address you provided earlier. The Interior (Talk) 21:33, 28 December 2014 (UTC)
Wow, that's quick. Thank you! YohanN7 (talk) 23:14, 28 December 2014 (UTC)
No problem, was online when your message came through. The Interior (Talk) 03:03, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

Many thanks.Canticle (talk) 11:49, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-44[edit]

05:21, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Halloween cheer![edit]

Revi, thanks so much! Hope you have a spooky halloween! The Interior (Talk) 18:46, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-45[edit]

17:28, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

JSTOR list of journals archive/current[edit]

Hi. I'm returning to content-creation after a six-month semi-break. Mainly, I'm interested in working on health and medicine. I had access once before to JSTOR but found that the vast majority of journal articles I wanted weren't available - either because the journals weren't included or the current issues weren't. I don't want to take a scarce subscription if I'm unlikely to use it. Can you point me to a list somewhere of the journals included in TWL JSTOR subscription, and whether access to the journal includes current issues, please?

Are there any other free subscriptions available through TWL that have wider and more current access to health/medical journals? --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 20:56, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

Anthonyhcole, glad to have you back to article work. JSTOR is stronger in the humanities than it is for health sciences, and you're right, there is a fairly long "embargo" (or what they call the "moving wall") on most of their titles (usually 2-5 years) Here's the full title list, with the moving walls (I believe we have access to all packages, but as I don't have a subscription myself, I'd have to inquire about specific ones). As far as good, up-to-date health content goes, are best current resources are BMJ and Cochrane, but it looks like you've found those. Sign up for a De Gruyter account, they have some medical titles, and we have unlimited accounts with them, so no loss if it isn't that useful to you. We are hoping to partner with Sage Publications soon (fingers crossed), who have more offerings. There are two other partnerships in the works that will have good medical content, but I shouldn't spill the beans until we have something in place with them. Best way to keep track of new offerings is to watchlist the journal page, and subscribe to the newsletter. The Interior (Talk) 01:40, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
Done. Thank you for this excellent service. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 09:36, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-46[edit]

15:00, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

JSTOR Question[edit]

Hello The Interior, I was approved for JSTOR (Thank you by the way!) and was wondering if I was supposed to receive an email to create my account or if they're coming up in the future. Regards, --Church Talk 20:18, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Very soon, Church! Just want to finish up the current applications, then sending. The Interior (Talk) 20:20, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
WMF takes a lot of heat, and sometimes deservedly so, but the work you do in helping content creators get access to scholarly resources to help improve articles is of unparalleled importance, and for that, I say thank you -- this is one program in which WMF ought to continue to invest! Go Phightins! 21:36, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
Go Phightins!, thanks so much for this! I very much agree about the importance of the library project, and will exert the minimal influence I have to keep it on the priority list at the Foundation. The Interior (Talk) 21:56, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

JSTOR approval[edit]

Hey, thanks for approving me for JSTOR. What is the next step, though? Will I get an email with more details? Llightex (talk) 02:16, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Indeed Llightex - email will be coming. There is a more detailed explanation of the process on the JSTOR page, in the sidebar beside "New Applications." The Interior (Talk) 13:12, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

JSTOR - postponed approval[edit]

Hello The Interior, thanks for your message on my talk page. What you suggest sounds very fair - I was thinking myself after making the request that I personally might find it hard to approve on the basis of what I've already done. I'll improve the articles as far as possible from books and internet sources, and see how my edit count looks after that. Thanks for your consideration. Crinoline (talk) 09:58, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Crinoline, thanks for understanding my position. Please do stay in touch, and if you need help finding sources, I'm a librarian and always happy to help. Don't forget about WP:RX, where, if you know the author/title/date of an article you want, you can request it there, and a helpful person will try to get it to you. The Interior (Talk) 13:15, 11 November 2014 (UTC)


Hi The Interior,

I recently remembered about JSTOR, and found myself Approved according to the archive, but I have never received any email. I assume you tried to send mail to Hym411. Can you send it once more to this account (here)? Thanks!  revimsg 13:19, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Actually, the emails haven't gone out yet, waiting on our bot operator. But I will make sure yours goes to your new account name, -revi! The Interior (Talk) 13:29, 11 November 2014 (UTC)


Hello. you moved me to Wikipedia:JSTOR/Approved but you haven't marked me as Approved and you haven't sent any email. Yoav Nachtailer (talk) 17:59, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Madman, pinging! Yoav, emails are coming. The Interior (Talk) 20:58, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you Yoav Nachtailer (talk) 21:07, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
Hello again. I got an email from Madman requesting me to write my Wikipedia user name and my email. I did it and I haven't got my password/user name for Jstor yet. sorry for nagging, Yoav Nachtailer (talk) 16:57, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
No apologies needed, Yoav. Our JSTOR partner has all the emails (including yours) and will be sending the access emails out as soon as she can. I will post to WT:JSTOR as soon as she confirms they are sent. Thanks for your patience. The Interior (Talk) 17:44, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I just wanted to make sure im doing everything right. Yoav Nachtailer (talk) 17:55, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-47[edit]

18:28, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Copyright checks when performing AfC reviews[edit]

Hello The Interior. This message is part of a mass mailing to people who appear active in reviewing articles for creation submissions. First of all, thank you for taking part in this important work! I'm sorry this message is a form letter – it really was the only way I could think of to covey the issue economically. Of course, this also means that I have not looked to see whether the matter is applicable to you in particular.

The issue is in rather large numbers of copyright violations ("copyvios") making their way through AfC reviews without being detected (even when easy to check, and even when hallmarks of copyvios in the text that should have invited a check, were glaring). A second issue is the correct method of dealing with them when discovered.

If you don't do so already, I'd like to ask for your to help with this problem by taking on the practice of performing a copyvio check as the first step in any AfC review. The most basic method is to simply copy a unique but small portion of text from the draft body and run it through a search engine in quotation marks. Trying this from two different paragraphs is recommended. (If you have any question about whether the text was copied from the draft, rather than the other way around (a "backwards copyvio"), the Wayback Machine is very useful for sussing that out.)

If you do find a copyright violation, please do not decline the draft on that basis. Copyright violations need to be dealt with immediately as they may harm those whose content is being used and expose Wikipedia to potential legal liability. If the draft is substantially a copyvio, and there's no non-infringing version to revert to, please mark the page for speedy deletion right away using {{db-g12|url=URL of source}}. If there is an assertion of permission, please replace the draft article's content with {{subst:copyvio|url=URL of source}}.

Some of the more obvious indicia of a copyvio are use of the first person ("we/our/us..."), phrases like "this site", or apparent artifacts of content written for somewhere else ("top", "go to top", "next page", "click here", use of smartquotes, etc.); inappropriate tone of voice, such as an overly informal tone or a very slanted marketing voice with weasel words; including intellectual property symbols (™,®); and blocks of text being added all at once in a finished form with no misspellings or other errors.

I hope this message finds you well and thanks again you for your efforts in this area. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC).

       Sent via--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:JSTOR, how has the information circulated?[edit]

Can I ask you one thing? or maybe just a suggestion, you decide. I just feel talk would be useful. So, i discovered this page, I didn't know if it had been linked on at local village pump or at it:Progetto:Coordinamento/Bibliografia e fonti, but I was sure I heard nothing of it. I wanted to link it directly on but I wasn't sure I was doing a duplicate or causing a "traffic jam", so I used my knowledge of the users and I selected some of them leaving messages int heir talks.

How do i "know" them? In it:Wikipedia:Novità we list what's new and good enough for the home page. There are two sections: "new articles" (that's easy, we have automatic list to scroll, I don't update it anymore, other users do it) and "recently updated/modified articles", of which I provide 70-90% of the total every week [47] because I have a personal archive of the active profiles and I know where to look. I just have a very good memory, so I am the one who performs this task "easily". I also know the faces in the good article evalutation pages, and as a "co-creator" of the maintgraph (I am no informatician, but 20-30% of the ideas dispalyed are "mine"), together with regular supervision of our monthly "quality festivals" to remove warnings or fix problems, I have a solid overview of the users who perform these tasks constantly.

So I left a message here on to some of the user who can speak English, possibly with some institutional roles, that I know are very active in some area on and sometimes even other wikis. I selected one expert of biographies of artists, one of Ancient Greece, one of Onomastics, one of Chemistry, one of Literature. the first ones popping in my mind, totally random.

I was curious in any case, so today I took a look in the approved candidatures looking for users and I confess, I was surprised. they don't show great ns0-profiles, sometimes not even great overall contribution profiles. 2 or 3 are good, but I could suggest other ones who are definitely more active sometimes in similar areas. I mean, it does not sound as a great allocation of resources, but again I cannot be sure because mine is a statistics performed on a very limited sample.

In any case, I would suggest to put very clear limit of ns-0 and non-ns0 activity if possible, next time. I understand the importance of insitutional roles but it would be better to give powerfull tools to "admins" (or similar instituional users) who are active in ns0 than to "admins" who does not, at least not very often. After all, we are writing an encyclopedia. --Alexmar983 (talk) 18:19, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Alexmar983 - thank you for starting the conversation. As you point out, the applications up to this point have been self-selecting, and I use only a loose criteria (1000 edits and 1 year experience) to approve or not. Targeted notifications to the users who would most benefit, and make the most use of the accounts, would be ideal - let's talk about ways to do this (for a service that covers a broad range of topics, such as JSTOR, that task is not easy).
In terms of limiting applications to those who have x-number article edits, I think this is a good idea, but one that needs consensus. For that, we should discuss at WT:TWL or m:Talk:The Wikipedia Library.
Thank you for making the contacts with appropriate editors - this is a task that really only someone with deep knowledge of their project's editor base can do well. In terms of notifying editors on other projects, this is something that we struggle with. One solution is to set up Wikipedia Libraries on each project, and have them coordinate messaging as they know how to do this effectively. Would you be interested in helping set up a library? It could be intergated somehow with Progetto:Coordinamento/Bibliografia e fonti, or be a separate project. We have a set of templates on meta that can be easily adapted for each project. The Interior (Talk) 19:41, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
thank you for you very "proactive" reply, that's a pleasure. I am not going to start any real discussion now, but fell free to contact me if someone has or is it. I would like to be as neutral as possible. that means I will be happy to suggest parameters which may not be fitting for me, just based on the top editors I have followed over the years. just take in mind that in my experience 1000 edits in ns0 can be obtained by patroller in 1 year. Of curse, creating pages per se doesn't mean anything (I rewrite 1 article in deletion procedure per month, which is not "mine"), so you see, "you" should set up adequate combination not particularly rigid "threshold", IMHO.
I could help you set up something on/for, maybe for next round. You would like me to translate some of the key points, then paste them in "The_Wikipedia_Library/Kit/it" on meta and then show the result to the Italian village pump? It is possible, after all it is just a translation. I am very active in the "information circulation", some of my contact can do things like creating a bot informing all the editors with "good parameters" (ns edit, global edit, recent activities, no "trouble") of the opportunity. I made with other user (including Nemo, you know the name?) about statistics of profiles, it should be very " egalitarian", I will be happy to show results. As you can see I never work alone, that's a good start I hope :)--Alexmar983 (talk) 20:26, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
Alexmar983, on the topic of article edits, and patrollers - we would like that the access be used both for content creation, and content verification - e.g. adding references to existing content. So in that sense, I don't want to see access strictly limited to content creators (however, I do feel they should be prioritized). I don't know if the same case on that there is massive amounts of existing content that is unreferenced, but it is the case on All that said, a good system to identify prolific content creators, and make sure they are aware of the resources available, would be very valuable, and I'd like to hear more about your process. (I do know Nemo by name, but have never met).
I would be very grateful if you could find time to translate the templates at Meta. Another colleague, Elitre, is doing some outreach with editors and WMIT members, some of whom are librarians. It would be good to post to the Village Pump (it is a Cafe, correct?). For an Library to be successful, it needs two things: coordinators who are experienced, and good publisher partners in the Italian language, so that it does not serve only bilingual editors (although I recognize that Europeans have much more language skills than us North Americans ;). Are you aware of any good Italian-language publishers who offer electronic access, or databases that contain a large amount of Italian works? Perhaps you could ask editors for a "wish list" of resources - that would help us prioritize which publishers to pursue. The Interior (Talk) 23:19, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
I am referring mainly to people who perform content creation and verification at the same time, in a good balance. Good content creators with institutional role for example are often patroller at least in their field, whilst there are patrollers who can be very active and yet just limited to simple reverts. Every problem is an opportunity but this depends on the resource you put to solve it.
I don't know precisely who are good publisher partners available in the italian speaking area, but sure there are users who can select them. It is just a matter of coordination. Knowledge of foreing languages is boosting in Italy, emigration is a reality since 2007-2009, many people live abroad. Virtually everyone below 25 y.o. can understand English, so if they show a good interest in one field, they can understand technical English as well. First local-born generations of foreign people from Albania or Rumania or Poland are emerging. Languages is not the key problem, IMHO.
our "references situation" is not terrible, mainly because is very organized, with a lot of deep category trees, analytical instruments etc. We are labelling all the articles with no source at all, they are in the order of 80000-130000 and in 1-2 years the job will be completed. There is some lack of references or in-line references in the old articles, but new articles in the last 2 years are usually referenced, at least after some deletion processes. "almanac" articles (species, types of cars...) are in general under control, as soon as you find a new user he or she can select and update the articles in his/her field quite fast. I know user who in one afternoon put references to more than 2 or 3 articles, for example. With the "core" articles on vry important topic situation is worse than other languages, but we are a creating specific project. We try to go forward with balanced efforts.--Alexmar983 (talk) 15:21, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

access to JSTOR[edit]

HELLO. how can I have had access to JSTOR FOR WIKIPEDIA. if guide me more simple it is very useful. thanks for helpingm,sharaf (talk) 11:17, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Hello m,sharaf! The requirements for accounts are 1000 edits (across different language Wikipedias of course) and an account that is older than one year. Right now you are more than half way there with edits, but you won't qualify until March of next year. So be sure to re-apply then. Regards, The Interior (Talk) 21:53, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
thanks for guiding...its your pleasure...--m,sharaf (talk) 17:48, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-48[edit]

19:31, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

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JSTOR access approved but no email received[edit]

Hello, The Interior! I just noticed that my application posting was moved to the Approved page on November 6, but I didn’t receive an email notification. There seems to be a problem with mine: I get automatic notices per my Preferences (including one on Nov. 5), so I know the address works in general, but apparently not user-to-user messages. (This is the second instance of the latter I’ve noticed.) How do you suggest I proceed? I hope I haven’t missed any deadline for acknowledging or acting on the approval …—Odysseus1479 20:58, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

No, Odysseus, you've done everything right. We are still waiting for JSTOR to deliver the logins :( Our contact is aware that people are waiting, and will hopefully send them very soon. The Interior (Talk) 21:11, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Sorry, should have looked harder before bothering you: I found the MadmanBot message of Nov. 15 in my spam folder. I’ve responded now, but please let me know if the delay is likely to cause a problem. Otherwise, never mind—and thanks! —Odysseus1479 21:16, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
I got my log-in link today and seem to have registered successfully; thanks again.—Odysseus1479 04:49, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
Odysseus, glad to hear it! Happy researching. The Interior (Talk) 16:46, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-50[edit]

17:11, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia genealogy project[edit]

Just wondering if you have any thoughts re: the idea of WMF hosting a genealogy project. If so, feel free to contribute to this discussion. And apologies if I have made this request before. ---Another Believer (Talk) 17:40, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

JSTOR access activated and Research Barnstar[edit]

Science2.png Research Participation Barnstar
For exceptional service in helping users get JSTOR access, which results in better articles with better references. HalfGig talk 00:22, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

I got my activation email from JSTOR today. Instructions were simple and it worked great. Thanks for all your work on this! !!!! HalfGig talk 00:22, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your part in this; yes, I got the JSTOR instructions in the email. --Ancheta Wis   (talk | contribs) 02:45, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Ancheta Wis, HalfGig, thanks for the thanks and the barnstar, hope you find JSTOR useful for your work. The Interior (Talk) 16:47, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Willie Thrasher[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Willie Thrasher at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! 97198 (talk) 08:52, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

97198, sorry for the late reply (vacationing), heading over there now. Thanks for reviewing :) The Interior (Talk) 16:48, 16 December 2014 (UTC)



I have been waiting for the email for some time. It turned out that I had received it a month ago (it drowned in junk mail). I did fill out the form a couple of days ago. I hope I didn't "time out"? YohanN7 (talk) 17:20, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

YohanN7, just on a little vacation, but I will look into your logins later this week. Sorry for the delay. The Interior (Talk) 16:44, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
No hurry, I am calm and happy nowFace-smile.svg Iv'e also received access to the Royal society's publications, and it has really boosted everything. It is so much easier to write solid articles (and to learn/research) with a good supply of references, and JSTOR access will make this even better. YohanN7 (talk) 17:16, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-51[edit]

16:44, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

— Revi 03:48, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks revi! Best to you, The Interior (Talk) 04:06, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

The great divide[edit]

That's it, it's over. And I want my Sam Roberts CD and rice cooker back.--Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 14:46, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

We mustn't let the software come between us. Besides, I used the rice cooker to make some illicit booze, and now it's really stinky. And the Roberts CD is helping to keep the crows away from my corn. The Interior (Talk) 15:26, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
Booze in the rice cooker? That's just like the time you cooked Kraft Dinner in the coffee maker! Why must you defile my most beloved small appliances?--Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 15:42, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
two minutes pass Gah, I can't stay mad at you! Happy Holidays :) --Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 15:42, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
I'm glad :) Feliz Fiestas to you, Ponyo. I'm guessing now probably isn't a good time to talk about your popcorn popper ... The Interior (Talk) 16:01, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-52[edit]

16:52, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-01[edit]

16:52, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

Yay, an admin. Please whack the troll.[edit]

Ahem. User_talk:Dxf_vgmds_xdmsdgmvx

-- DMahalko (talk) 21:32, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Looks like I was slower than Wtmitchell. Vandalizing a library, how fun. The Interior (Talk) 21:35, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Length of JSTOR[edit]

I'm using JSTOR a lot now that I have access via wiki. It's been a big help. I do have one question: How long is my access good for, or does that depend in WMF funding JSTOR? HalfGig talk 23:11, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Hey HalfGig, glad to hear you are finding it useful. The JSTOR partnership is a donation from JSTOR - they provide the accounts free of cost. Of course, this means they have the right to end the partnership when they choose. However, they have been expanding the number of accounts available, which strongly suggests they support the program, and will continue to operate it for the near future. Right now, accounts are good for one year, but have been renewed each year. So, long story short, editors should have JSTOR access as they need it for the foreseeable future. The library coordinators will do their best to make sure the arrangement continues. Can't make any promises, though. The Interior (Talk) 16:40, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 9[edit]

Wikipedia Library owl.svg The Wikipedia Library


Books & Bytes
Issue 9, November-December 2014
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), Sadads (talk · contribs)

  • New donations, including real-paper-and-everything books, e-books, science journal databases, and more
  • New TWL coordinators, conference news, a new open-access journal database, summary of library-related WMF grants, and more
  • Spotlight: "Global Impact: The Wikipedia Library and Persian Wikipedia" - a Persian Wikipedia editor talks about their experiences with database access in Iran, writing on the Persian project and the JSTOR partnership

Read the full newsletter

McFarland access[edit]

Apparently my first email didn't make it. I sent an new email about the Wikipedia Library McFarland access; let me know if there any further issues. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 00:55, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

NinjaRobotPirate, got the latest one, don't know what happened to the first. Thanks, The Interior (Talk) 02:19, 6 January 2015 (UTC)


Hello, Interior, I was given access to JSTOR, I believe last month, but it isn't clear to me how to gain access to JSTOR. Do I need a special link? Do I connect via the Wikipedia site? My apologies for asking a question that must get directed to you all of the time but I can not locate the email with any instructions. Thank you. Liz Read! Talk! 14:40, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Hey Liz, there were a few users from the "Round 3" group of approvals that seem to have been left off the batch of emails from JSTOR. I'm meeting with our rep soon to get them straightened out. However, do check your spam/junk folders for an email with the subject line: "MyJSTOR Registration Confirmation" - a few have been lost that way. But if not, you and a few others will be on my list for "re-sends", hopefully next week. If there are any JSTOR articles you need in the meantime, let me know, and I can email them to you. The Interior (Talk) 15:16, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Uploading my preferences[edit]

Hello. For some reason, my internet connection won't let me update my preferences to allow e-mails from users right now. I think it may be because I am travelling and the internet here is dismal. The rest works though. Hopefully we can find another way if there is a Jstor account available for me? Just wanted to let you know so you don't think I didn't read the instructions. Thanks.Zigzig20s (talk) 09:14, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Actually, it looks like it's just worked. I won't try to understand why!Zigzig20s (talk) 09:20, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
Glad to hear, Zigzig20s. We're just starting the approvals for this round, but hope to get access out ASAP. The Interior (Talk) 16:43, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I also did a McFarland request for polo btw. (I had fun visiting the UBC campus two years ago btw. Small world.)Zigzig20s (talk) 17:22, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
Zigzig20s, just going to go sort out the McFarland applications. They have some pretty neat titles; their sports coverage is amazing. UBC campus is one of the nicest in the world, I think. Not so much architecturally (although there are nice buildings, but no cohesive design philosophy. Say what you will about the concrete of SFU, at least it is of a whole), but the location is magical. The Interior (Talk) 00:02, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I was a bit shocked by the nudist beach. If you want to create more articles about the UBC campus, let me know--I'd be interested. I spent a couple of months there--I was living in a fraternity house--a bit of an adventure.Zigzig20s (talk) 00:04, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
Oh Wreck Beach. I think it's startled more than a few people. I will let you know if I see some new candidates. I didn't spend much time at the frats, but my band did play a gig at one. Really can't remember which one it was. The Interior (Talk) 00:17, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-03[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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thanks for your help Roxanne Chante (talk) 22:43, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for helping us out today! Verybusydragon (talk) 22:45, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Willie Thrasher[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 04:42, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

McFarland question[edit]

I am approved, but I have not received the requested PDFs. I am eagerly waiting for them, but I understand if there is a bit of a delay. I was just confused as to why my inbox was lonely. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 23:46, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Chris, this is the first batch, and things might take a week or two to get processed - McFarland is a small outfit, and our contact is managing the partnership on his own. As we are throwing a fairly big bunch of titles at him, we should be patient :) I'll update the McFarland talk page if I can get a timeframe. The Interior (Talk) 04:00, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
Ah, thanks. I'm just working on the Thanhouser sets for a bit then. Universal is much more difficult to do without the titles mentioned. Plenty of pages to work on in the interim, I can surely wait a week. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 04:15, 15 January 2015 (UTC)


Hey! You added Vancouver to the ArtAndFeminism template but included a link to Brussels. Has a page been create for the Vancouver event specifically? ---Another Believer (Talk) 22:36, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Never minnnnddddd. ---Another Believer (Talk) 22:36, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
We haven't got details ironed out yet, but will in the coming days. You should come up! The Interior (Talk) 22:38, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
Tempting! I love Vancouver. :) ---Another Believer (Talk) 22:45, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

re this[edit]

See esto. If we timed it right (Tu/Th early afternoon), I could bring a bunch of students whose job this semester is to improve Wikipedia's coverage of women writers. Even on a weekend, some might turn up. --jbmurray (talkcontribs) 04:51, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

So you're at it again! Let's try to get them out. The organizer is Christine D'Onofrio, in Fine Arts. Do you want me to copy you in to the planning email thread? The Interior (Talk) 20:35, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
Ugh, I was about to complain that you hadn't responded, but I see that you had and I missed it... Sorry! Yes, please do put me in the loop. --jbmurray (talkcontribs) 10:05, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
How dependent we have become on the pings! Forwarded you a mail. Hopefully we'll have a hard date/venue this week. The Interior (Talk) 18:04, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

JSTOR account[edit]

Hi, Thanks for approving my JSTOR account application. I believe that I should have received an e-mail detailing the next step. However, I am yet to receive any such message. Please advise. -- Cpt.a.haddock (talk) 09:47, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Cpt.a.haddock, should be on its way, tomorrow or shortly thereafter. Best, The Interior (Talk) 09:09, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
Excellent, thanks! -- Cpt.a.haddock (talk) 10:19, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-04[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-05[edit]

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JSTOR application[edit]

I have JSTOR account now with them, free, where I can have 3 articles up but cannot delete for 2 weeks. Would it be possible to get on from Wikipedia, and have more extensive access? I mainly hang out on Wikispecies, and extensively use journals available through JSTOR. Neferkheperre (talk) 21:31, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Neferkheperre, you definitely qualify for a Wikipedia Library JSTOR account. Very happy to get one to a Wikispecies contributor. Can I get you to make an application on the signup page for record-keeping, and email me at (so I can get your email address) and I'll add you to the batch that we are just getting out now. Thanks for getting in touch, The Interior (Talk) 16:40, 29 January 2015 (UTC)


I was sent a Google Docs form and told I was approved, but I have not received anything yet to access an account. I am no longer on the pending list so the approval must have went through, what is the next step? --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 21:22, 31 January 2015 (UTC)