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Romania's song for Eurovision 2015[edit]

The YouTube channel of the group's record label lists the English version of the song as "All Over Again" (and the lyrics back this up). Also, "de la" can mean "from" or "since" (although "capăt" appears to mean "end", rather than "beginning"), whereas "all over again" comes out as something to the effect of "peste tot din nou". Unless "de la capăt" is an idiomatic expression, this just looks like a direct mix-up of the English version of the song's title with the actual translation, and if it is an idiom, is that not still worth mentioning?
31.220.232.6 (talk) 17:59, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

@31.220.232.6: My neighbour is Romanian, and he stated the translation mean "All over again". If there is a conflict on this matter, then it would be better to take the whole discussion on the article talk page, and then a wider community can reach on an agreement as to what translation should be used. Wes Mouse | T@lk 18:13, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Eurovision Song Contest logo 2015.svg[edit]

Hi Wes, I've answered you on the file discussion page. Badgon (talk) 22:20, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

@Badgon: I won't be active for a week or two, due to a death in the family. Wes Mouse | T@lk 17:10, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

Melodifestivalen[edit]

Oh, exciting tonight it is the final of Melodifestivalen. I think Måns will win but I personally am cheering for Jon Henrik! I think however that Måns will indeed win, and perhaps even win Eurovision with Heroes. --BabbaQ (talk) 15:37, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

@BabbaQ: unfortunately I won't be watching it this year. We had a bereavement in the family a couple of days ago, so I'm taking time out. Wes Mouse | T@lk 17:09, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

Bohemia (group)[edit]

Hi, I was wondering if you could give your two cents at this deletion discussion for Bohemia (group). Thanks. { [ ( jjj 1238 ) ] } 22:27, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

@Jjj1238: as much as I would love to, I can't sorry! Check the top of this page. I'm going to be absent for quite some time, and only checking here in visitation. Wes Mouse | T@lk 23:18, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
Oh I'm so sorry Wes. I didn't know. My thoughts go out to you and your family. { [ ( jjj 1238 ) ] } 23:23, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject Eurovision Newsletter - Issue 46[edit]

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Issue 46
Headlines
  • Australia join the Eurovision family and will compete in Vienna.
  • • Project members urged to familiarise themselves with WP:BLP policies.
  • • Project templates have been revamped and renamed.
  • • Registration for the next Project Eurovision Cup opens.
At the time of publication the project
statistics were as follows:
Number of articles 6031 195
Unassessed articles 0 52
Good articles 21 0
A-class articles 1 0
Feature articles 3 1
Number of members 99 6

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WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 2[edit]

For this month's issue...

Making sense of a lot of data.

Work on our prototype will begin imminently. In the meantime, we have to understand what exactly we're working with. To this end, we generated a list of 71 WikiProjects, based on those brought up on our Stories page and those who had signed up for pilot testing. For those projects where people told stories, we coded statements within those stories to figure out what trends there were in these stories. This approach allowed us to figure out what Wikipedians thought of WikiProjects in a very organic way, with very little by way of a structure. (Compare this to a structured interview, where specific questions are asked and answered.) This analysis was done on 29 stories. Codes were generally classified as "benefits" (positive contributions made by a WikiProject to the editing experience) and "obstacles" (issues posed by WikiProjects, broadly speaking). Codes were generated as I went along, ensuring that codes were as close to the original data as possible. Duplicate appearances of a code for a given WikiProject were removed.

We found 52 "benefit" statements encoded and 34 "obstacle" statements. The most common benefit statement referring to the project's active discussion and participation, followed by statements referring to a project's capacity to guide editor activity, while the most common obstacles made reference to low participation and significant burdens on the part of the project maintainers and leaders. This gives us a sense of WikiProjects' big strength: they bring people together, and can be frustrating to editors when they fail to do so. Meanwhile, it is indeed very difficult to bring editors together on a common interest; in the absence of a highly motivated core of organizers, the technical infrastructure simply isn't there.

We wanted to pair this qualitative study with quantitative analysis of a WikiProject and its "universe" of pages, discussions, templates, and categories. To this end I wrote a script called ProjAnalysis which will, for a given WikiProject page (e.g. Wikipedia:WikiProject Star Trek) and WikiProject talk-page tag (e.g. Template:WikiProject Star Trek), will give you a list of usernames of people who edited within the WikiProject's space (the project page itself, its talk page, and subpages), and within the WikiProject's scope (the pages tagged by that WikiProject, excluding the WikiProject space pages). The output is an exhaustive list of usernames. We ran the script to analyze our test batch of WikiProjects for edits between March 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015, and we subjected them to further analysis to only include those who made 10+ edits to pages in the projects' scope, those who made 4+ edits to the projects' space, and those who made 10+ edits to pages in scope but not 4+ edits to pages in the projects' space. This latter metric gives us an idea of who is active in a certain subject area of Wikipedia, yet who isn't actively engaging on the WikiProject's pages. This information will help us prioritize WikiProjects for pilot testing, and the ProjAnalysis script in general may have future life as an application that can be used by Wikipedians to learn about who is in their community.

Complementing the above two studies are a design analysis, which summarizes the structure of the different WikiProject spaces in our test batch, and the comprehensive census of bots and tools used to maintain WikiProjects, which will be finished soon. With all of this information, we will have a game plan in place! We hope to begin working with specific WikiProjects soon.

As a couple of asides...

  • Database Reports has existed for several years on Wikipedia to the satisfaction of many, but many of the reports stopped running when the Toolserver was shut off in 2014. However, there is good news: the weekly New WikiProjects and WikiProjects by Changes reports are back, with potential future reports in the future.
  • WikiProject X has an outpost on Wikidata! Check it out. It's not widely publicized, but we are interested in using Wikidata as a potential repository for metadata about WikiProjects, especially for WikiProjects that exist on multiple Wikimedia projects and language editions.

That's all for now. Thank you for subscribing! If you have any questions or comments, please share them with us.

Harej (talk) 01:44, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost – Volume 11, Issue 12 – 25 March 2015[edit]

Next meetups in North England[edit]

Hello. Would you be interested in attending one of the next wikimeets in the north of England? They will take place in:

If you can make them, please sign up on the relevant wikimeet page!

If you want to receive future notifications about these wikimeets, then please add your name to the notification list (or remove it if you're already on the list and you don't want to receive future notifications!)

Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 20:37, 28 March 2015 (UTC)