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Absolutely ! I would be interested to be kept up to date ! Please. Thanks Anthere (talk) 08:53, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes Lenthrand (talk) 18:29, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 15[edit]

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Issue 15, December-January 2016
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The Interior via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:19, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

Reminder to myself[edit]

Tech Talk 29 Feb 2016[edit]

  • Automated citations in Wikipedia: Citoid and the technology behind it
  • Presenter: Sebastian Karcher (Syracuse University, Zotero)
  • Date: February 29th, 2016
  • Time: 20:00 UTC
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Link to live YouTube stream [1]
  • IRC channel for questions/discussion: #wikimedia-officev
Sounds pretty cool! I went to WMF and saw a tech talk on OOjs and Aaron Halfaker's machine learning project last night, and I'll probably watch this one too. II | (t - c) 05:51, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
You went to New Montgomery Street, II? --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 07:14, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, I've lived in SF for the past year and work about 10 minutes down the street near the Embarcadero. II | (t - c) 07:18, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
@ImperfectlyInformed: And they have events the public can attend there? --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 01:46, 27 February 2016 (UTC)
It's not very common. I went to a Wikipedia 15 event and this later event was mostly developers (seemed like many weren't even involved in MediaWiki), advertised on meetup as a tech event. See this and this. II | (t - c) 03:14, 27 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, II. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 05:11, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

Tech Talk 18 March 2016[edit]

  • New readership data: Some things we've been learning recently about how Wikipedia is read
  • Presenter: Tilman Bayer
  • Date: March 18th, 2016
  • Time: 18:00 UTC
  • Link to live YouTube stream [2]
  • IRC channel for questions/discussion: #wikimedia-office
  • Summary:

    This talk will highlight various recent insights and new sources of data on how readers read Wikipedia, going beyond the familiar pageview numbers (that tell us which topics are popular and how overall traffic is developing, but not e.g. which parts of articles are being read). While we are still only beginning to understand some of these aspects, we now know more than a year or two ago. The presentation is centered around data analysis done by the Reading team, but will also include findings by other WMF teams and by external researchers.

20 Minutes of Eva Longoria Sewing, While Reading the Entire Wikipedia Entry on Sewing[edit]

Flyover Country app[edit]

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology[edit]

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors![edit]

please help translate this message into the local language
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In 2015 you were one of the top 300 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you from Wiki Project Med Foundation for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date health information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do! Wiki Project Med Foundation is a user group whose mission is to improve our health content. Consider joining here, there are no associated costs, and we would love to collaborate further.

Thanks again :) -- Doc James along with the rest of the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation 03:59, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

Wikimedia-l comments[edit]

Too bad the editors and readers wont have a real say in the selection of the ED. The employees have won this round and perhaps even have solidified their control over the Foundation. That's really no better. Thelmadatter (talk) 17:10, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

The present interim situation is bad. The staff now have no chance of being held accountable - or receiving meaningful recognition for their achievements where due, for that matter. Is a popular interim ED going to make hard decisions such as closing down failing follies or sacking well-liked but inept programmers?
Actually, some staff have said Lila was standing in their way, slowing down progress. If that's so, then this interim period is at least better than bad leadership, and we might see them flourish. Erik Moeller mooted replacing the ED with a triumvirate. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 07:57, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
Regarding the appointment of the new, permanent ED: the problem is not so much that the decision is in the hands of the board - that's sensible, in my opinion. We can propose candidates to them and I'm sure they'll listen. The real problem as I see it is the cluelessness and torpor of the board (though some individual trustees seem fine). We need a better board. We need to get rid of Jimmy. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 00:30, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
I'm very pleased to see you've put yourself forward for the board, Leigh. I've made a few suggested changes to your candidate statement here, and then reverted myself. If you like them, just restore my edit.
One question regarding your opening sentence, "Despite being an organization whose focus is education, we have yet to have anyone on the board who is an educational professional." Patricio Lorente is described as having "served in the National University of La Plata, first as Prosecretary of Administration and subsequently as General Prosecretary. In his current position, he manages the strategic planning and the everyday issues and conflicts of a large and restless community, including both academics and student organizations." Wouldn't that make him an educational professional? Maybe you could make it more specific what you mean by "educational professional". --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 01:55, 9 March 2016 (UTC)
do you know how to get my name to appear on the candidates' list? Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016/Nominations I clicked edit to add it but got a bunch of wiki markup stuff I dont understand.Thelmadatter (talk) 00:11, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
Never mind, I expected to see it at the end, but Im in the middle.Thelmadatter (talk) 00:12, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

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Itching to know...[edit]

Hi. I'd love to know if you've had any luck with that script yet? fredgandt 17:00, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

I see the section heading gets wiped in the process - I'll fix that in a while. Any other problems? Can you see this being helpful to you? I'm willing to make whatever effort is required to assist. fredgandt 10:04, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Thank you Fred! Yep It's definitely going to save me heaps of time. I just made a little response YouTube clip. it's redundant now, but I'll post it anyway because it's my first attempt at using Adobe Captivate. :o) --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 10:40, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Glad to see it working (almost) fine. I didn't notice the headings disappear when I was testing - my bad.
I'm going to attempt to parse the HTML out to Wiki markup, so each table cell will contain only the HTML that's needed, but the normal brace and pipe table markup will be used for the table structure. It should be done this afternoon (UTC).
If there's anything I can do to assist further, please feel free to ask. I enjoy code and helping people, so for me it's the complete opposite of a bother Face-wink.svg fredgandt 12:46, 22 April 2016 (UTC)
That's great, Fred. Thanks. When I think of something, I'll definitely ask you. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 13:58, 22 April 2016 (UTC)
Fixed the section headings (and other section text outside the tables) being removed and added basic parsing to convert the table HTML to wiki-markup - it'll need to be carefully checked for errors to start with.
If you see any errors, let me know. fredgandt 18:29, 22 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, Fred. Much appreciated. I probably won't be using it now until the next review begins, which might be a few months. I'll get back to you if any issues arise. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 00:03, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

Medical journal pdf for Parkinson's disease[edit]

Hi, I can send you a pdf of:

  • Abdel-Salam OM (2014). "The paths to neurodegeneration in genetic Parkinson's disease". CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 13 (9): 1485–512. PMID 25106632. 

to complete your request at Wikipedia:WikiProject Resource Exchange/Resource Request#Medical journals. Please use Special:EmailUser to email me so that I can reply with the pdf as an attachment. Regards, Worldbruce (talk) 03:40, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

Thank you, Bruce. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 22:08, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

Please be more careful[edit]

Hi. Somehow you removed a comment I made, presumably inadvertently. Chris Troutman (talk) 17:34, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

Sorry about that. Definitely inadvertent. This occasionally happens when I forget I'm reading an earlier version of a page and then jump in and edit that earlier version. I'll try to be more careful. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 04:28, 8 May 2016 (UTC)

Account creator granted[edit]

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Perfect. Thanks Xaosflux. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 13:19, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 17[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 17, April-May 2016
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Thanks for the thanks[edit]

I was running an AWB script to add a named parameter to {{EB1911 poster}} (the problem with using an unamed parameter is the link to Wikisource breaks if the Wikipedia article name is changed. While it was unlikely that this particular article would have a name change, I wanted to change the {{EB1911 poster}} template to have to have an artilce name so that the template was less fragile.

The script I use is fairly comprehensive in fixing citations, but people think up complicated ways to bypass the restrictions imposed on them by citation templates so the regular expressions I use can on occasions make mistakes. Pain was the most complicated that I parsed. Although I made some hand changes from within AWB, as can be seen by the edit history I had to return to it half a dozen times or more before I had fixed most of the anomalies. I am glad that at least one person appreciated the work, because, as can be seen by the time stamps, it to took me several hours to make all the changes.

-- PBS (talk) 11:24, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

I admire your persistence! And am very grateful for your help, PBS. I get satisfaction from adding to Wikipedia, and am pleased when people complement me for something I've done here, but nothing gives me more pleasure here than finding a stranger working on and improving an article I care about. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 13:34, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia Tools for Google Spreadsheets[edit]

Did I remember to tell you about m:Wikipedia Tools for Google Spreadsheets when I found it recently? WhatamIdoing (talk) 15:05, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

No. I'll check it out. Thanks ! --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 19:09, 31 July 2016 (UTC)