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Books and Bytes - Issue 9[edit]

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  • New TWL coordinators, conference news, a new open-access journal database, summary of library-related WMF grants, and more
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This Month in GLAM: December 2014[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 3, 2015)[edit]

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The history of Mongolia includes the foundation, expansion, and fragmentation of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century

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This week's article for improvement (week 4, 2015)[edit]

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An example of prose, a type of writing that simulates the natural flow of language

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Bail Act 2013[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Bail Act 2013 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! Iselilja (talk) 17:29, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

I've had a go at addressing the reviewer's suggestions, I hope this has made the article better. --110.20.234.69 (talk) 09:07, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Is there a bot or tool that I can trigger that automatically consolidates the same references? (So that it goes a, b, c, etc. instead of having different numbers for the same reference.) I've seen one consolidate references before, but that only triggered because I made the article so messy that the bot edited the article on its own. --110.20.234.69 (talk) 09:15, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I do know how to do it on my own, but I was hoping there was a bot or tool that I could use to automate the process (and go back later with a search function replacing 'autogenerated1' etc. for something more identifiable). Do you have any advice on how to remove the citations from the lead appropriately, as the reviewer suggested? Most of what they cite is either a quote or not common knowledge. --110.20.234.69 (talk) 00:03, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
As the lead is supposed to be a summary, the refs should appear inthe relevant place in the body of the article. Make sure that what the lead says is in fact discussed in the body so you can do this. For the press releases and Gov. response, find the places where they belong and move the ref there. Similarly, the Change.org ref should be where that is discussed. For the Act refs themselves (important refs), write the early sentence to include the title so you can reference it there. For example, instead of writing "... the bail law" in the "Need for review" section, write "...the Bail Act (2013)" and add the ref. In short, make sure all the refs are included and put them where the issue is being discussed. Whiteghost.ink (talk) 00:26, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
I've had a go at making sure the information in the lead is reiterated in the body. Currently, the citation to the text of the Bail Act 2013 is reference 18. The Commission's review was of the 1978 law, so I can't make the switch you suggested there. Would it be appropriate to cite the dates in the information box with the reference to the text of the Bail Act 2013? --110.20.234.69 (talk) 00:59, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
Not sure what you mean by "cite the dates". A link is now in the body, so that is good and a ref in the box sounds okay to me. However, as the text of the Act is so important to this article (and also so available), I think you could have a ref AND and an External Link. So include the Austlii link and others that give the text of the legislation in the "External Links" section at the bottom. (Style and policy is here: Wikipedia:External links) Then readers' needs should be well-met. Whiteghost.ink (talk) 02:30, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

It looks like there's a provision for external links to the laws and the hansards in the information box, so I've had a go at filling that out some more, and asked its creator for advice on how to handle the two 'assents' (the box only gives space for one, and according to the hansard, both the upper and lower house in NSW assent to legislation). --110.20.234.69 (talk) 07:11, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks - I couldn't have done it without everyone's help and your encouragement and moving it out of draftspace. Hopefully it'll open up new avenues for article creation as well. (Many of the 'most popular' laws on the NSW legislation site don't have their own articles... yet...) Do you have any idea when the article will be featured on the main page? --110.20.234.69 (talk) 10:41, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
It is in Queue 1 for 2nd February at 11pm Sydney time. Not the best time but that is when it will appear on the front page. See: Template:Did you know/Queue Well done! Whiteghost.ink (talk) 22:33, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

The article seems to be one of the most popular NSW articles of recent times. :) Much of that would have been the front page mention, but it's gratifying nonetheless. --110.20.234.69 (talk) 20:11, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes, stats here. A steady interest. You have obviously made a valuable contribition to the encyclopedia. :) Whiteghost.ink (talk) 22:29, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 5, 2015)[edit]

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The opening of the Beethoven Symphony No. 5, a famous symphony.

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Learning Quarterly: January 2015[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 6, 2015)[edit]

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Freeze dried coffee, an example of the application of food science

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DYK for Bail Act 2013[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 7, 2015)[edit]

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Empire Field, stadium made with temporary structures, cheaper than permanent.

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This Month in GLAM: January 2015[edit]

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This week's article for improvement (week 8, 2015)[edit]

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A Sicilian ice cream parlour

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Presentation proposal for Wikimania 2015[edit]

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Hello to the members of WikiProject Women writers! Victuallers and I have developed a proposal for a talk to be presented at Wikimania 2015. It's titled, How to pick up more women -- as in more women editors and more women's biographies. The proposal review process has begun and there's no guarantee that this proposal will be accepted. That's where you come in. Please review our proposal and give us feedback. Ultimately, we hope you add your name to the signup at the bottom of the proposal which signifies you're interested in the talk (it does not signify you'll be attending the event). Thank you! Rosiestep (talk) 21:50, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 9, 2015)[edit]

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Trailer Trash is a US derogatory term for poor people living in trailers or caravans. It appears that these trailer trash happen to live on a trailer park.

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This week's article for improvement (week 10, 2015)[edit]

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There are many backup dancers accompanying the dances of the main dancer.

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Books and Bytes - Issue 10[edit]

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Issue 10, January-February 2015
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  • New donations - ProjectMUSE, Dynamed, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and Women Writers Online
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  • TWL moves into the new Community Engagement department at the WMF, quarterly review

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This week's article for improvement (week 11, 2015)[edit]

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Turkish cuisine

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This Month in GLAM: February 2015[edit]

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Thanks for comments on Ella Orr Campbell article[edit]

Thanks for your lovely comments concerning the above article. I had a bit of a bumpy ride with it but am gradually learning the ropes about how to write and cite appropriately for Wikipedia. I'll hopefully contribute at least one more article over the next couple of days as I'm going to work with the Smithsonian Archives at their Women and Science Editathon. I really appreciated the feedback. Ambrosia10 (talk) 17:42, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 14, 2015)[edit]

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A man garbage picking through a skip (dumpster)

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