User talk:Atlasowa

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Invitation to discussion[edit]

Hi Atlasowa! I saw you worked on "List of most popular websites", so I'd like to ask you to join the discussion about implementation of the bot which would display direct visits number to each particular site in the web-sites info box next to alexa ranking index. Would you please advance your idea on my suggestion here: (Implementation of web measurement bot in website infobox) Thank you Noamsp (talk) 15:02, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to edit[edit]

Hi Altasowa! Thank you for your observations. I have responded at User_talk:Anthonyhcole#Invitation_to_edit. --Anthonyhcole (talk) 07:07, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

thank you for the cookie[edit]

I was really feeling like a voice crying out in the wilderness. It made my day. Elinruby (talk) 23:46, 18 December 2011 (UTC)


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Hey all :).

I'm dropping you a note because you've been involved in dealing with feedback from the Article Feedback Tool. To get a better handle on the overall quality of comments now that the tool has become a more established part of the reader experience, we're undertaking a round of hand coding - basically, taking a sample of feedback and marking each piece as inappropriate, helpful, so on - and would like anyone interested in improving the tool to participate :).

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Notification of discussion[edit]

A few months ago, you participated in a discussion on Wikipedia talk:Did you know about Gibraltar-related DYKs on the Main Page. I am proposing that the temporary restrictions on such DYKs, which were imposed in September 2012, should be lifted and have set out a case for doing so at Wikipedia talk:Did you know/Gibraltar-related DYKs. If you have a view on this, please comment at that page. Prioryman (talk) 21:47, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Image nomination at Wikipedia:Files for deletion/2013 March 1[edit]

Hi. I reviewed your nomination at Wikipedia:Files for deletion/2013 March 1 of File:Great Mosque Of Kano.jpg. From comparing the images, I believe that the image at allaboutnigeria is an upscale of our image, as opposed to our image being a scaled down version of that one. However, you said that the image was published at allaboutnigeria in 2008, which, of course, would mean there is no way that they copied our image. Can you tell me how you ascertained 2008 as the date for their image? I couldn't find anything on the site or google indicating that. Thanks. --B (talk) 03:25, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Article Feedback deployment[edit]

Hey Atlasowa; I'm dropping you this note because you've used the article feedback tool in the last month or so. On Thursday and Friday the tool will be down for a major deployment; it should be up by Saturday, failing anything going wrong, and by Monday if something does :). Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 22:18, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Institute for Cultural Diplomacy for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Institute for Cultural Diplomacy is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Institute for Cultural Diplomacy until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article.

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Barnstar for research on chess discussion in WP:VP[edit]

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Lifting the Gibraltar DYK restrictions[edit]

A couple of months ago, you opposed a proposal to lift the restrictions on Gibraltar-related DYKs, which were imposed in September 2012. Could you possibly clarify (1) under what conditions you would support a lifting of the restrictions, and (2) when you think it would be appropriate to lift the restrictions? Prioryman (talk) 20:07, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

April 2013[edit]

Hello, I'm Faizan Al-Badri. I wanted to let you know that I undid one of your recent contributions, such as the one you made with this edit to Egyptian universities, because it didn’t appear constructive to me. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks, Faizan Al-Badri -Let's talk! 13:07, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

neues Benachrichtigungsdesign[edit]

Hei Atlasowa, ich habe gerade zufällig deine Nachricht auf meiner Disk. gefunden, als ich mal wieder das kleine Zifferchen oben zwischen Benutzerseite und -disk. ansah. Einen Benachrichtigungsbalken welcher Art auch immer oder was sonst noch so – egal in welchem Design nun – erhalte ich keinen mehr. Insofern muss damit gerechnet werden, dass ich so was übersehe. Tja. Ob neues oder altes Design ist dabei schnurz, der Balken ist einfach nur weg und der Ersatz ist nur eine kleine blaue Ziffer oben in Klammern. Das reicht nicht aus, um Benutzer auf Nachrichten aufmerksam zu machen, so viel steht fest. --Geitost 12:59, 18 May 2013 (UTC) 

Flickr images[edit]

Hi, thanks for sharing link to Flickr CC dataset. I may add these photos in near future. The only concern with Flickr images that lots of them are family photos with coordinates taken using approximate location by city or suburb. Panoramio or Wikimedia Commons generally provides better quality resources.

--Maxim75 (talk) 21:29, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, you're right, Maxim75. But, 2 points:
  • "we also adopt a multi-view face detector [15] to filter out photos with overly large area of face. This is to ensure the purity of landmark models, by pruning photos dominated by people in front of landmarks."
  • "map images (...) To prune these outliers, we exploit a photographic v.s. non-photographic image classifier. The classifier is trained based on Adaboost algorithm over low level visual features of color histogram and hough transform."
  • Panoramio excludes "Photos with advertising superimposed on the image or in the title", "inscriptions, or signs", "Logos, mini-images, images that are not real photos, scanned documents, text documents", "Text such as large copyright notices, advertising, or large URLs"... (Optical character recognition?)
  • Panoramio also excludes nudity. Compare nudejs.
I guess Flickr/Yahoo will have similar techniques. This will all be interesting for commons too, see i.e. commons:User:Multichill/Using OpenCV to categorize files... Best --Atlasowa (talk) 08:46, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

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Your suggestions here have been duly noted. Your continued work watching over the page would be greatly appreciated. But in any case, hope all is well! Arbitrarily0 (talk) 17:45, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

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Hey Atlasowa. I'm contacting you because you're involved in the Article Feedback Tool in some way, either as a previous newsletter recipient or as an active user of the system. As you might have heard, a user recently anonymously disabled the feedback tool on 2,000 pages. We were unable to track or prevent this due to the lack of logging feature in AFT5. We're deeply sorry for this, as we know that quite a few users found the software very useful, and were using it on their articles.

We've now re-released the software, with the addition of a logging feature and restrictions on the ability to disable. Obviously, we're not going to automatically re-enable it on each article—we don't want to create a situation where it was enabled by users who have now moved on, and feedback would sit there unattended—but if you're interested in enabling it for your articles, it's pretty simple to do. Just go to the article you want to enable it on, click the "request feedback" link in the toolbox in the sidebar, and AFT5 will be enabled for that article.

Again, we're very sorry about this issue; hopefully it'll be smooth sailing after this :). If you have any questions, just drop them at the talkpage. Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) 22:06, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

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Hi Atlasowa. Thanks for your interest. If you do wish to respect my preference, then the answer is no, I'd rather you not place the essay anywhere or draw attention to it. Please be aware that the writing has been widely shared already (it received much more attention than I could have imagined). Ceoil's edit summary about "fighting old wars" is relevant. Regards, Riggr Mortis (talk) 23:19, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

OK, I understand. Is the dead link (to archive) at user:Riggr Mortis on purpose? Anyway, thank you for the quick response and for your essay. --Atlasowa (talk) 12:46, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
Well, I should remove the link, but then I thought someone would be even more confused if they were following an old link to my user page. That is the problem with using my user page for that project!
Thanks for respecting my wishes on this. I would rather see other people writing their own thoughts on the subjects I mentioned. Riggr Mortis (talk) 07:48, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

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Hello from a fellow viz enthusiast[edit]

Will you be there at the Zurich Hackathon?

Replaying Edits & Visualising Edit History is my submission for Wikimania 2014, would love your comments & ideas.

I was going through the list at Edit History Visualization and found Schnark's artikel-statistik very interesting. Are you interested only in wiki specific viz or viz in general ?--jeph (talk) 08:23, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion declined: GJ Reynolds[edit]

Hello Atlasowa. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of GJ Reynolds, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: Not unambiguously promotional. Thank you. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 09:26, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

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Your Big Data cartoon[edit]

Hi there, FYI: Talk:Big_data#Notability_of_cartoon. Cheers (talk) 08:11, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

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Regarding your recent comment on quality and maintenance metrics here, you might find the discussion here and here of interest. Regards. Andreas JN466 15:51, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Andreas, you might find the discussion at meta:Talk:Flagged Revisions‎ of interest. --Atlasowa (talk) 12:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the link. I'll bring this to the attention of Signpost staff, and have also raised it for discussion off-wiki. Andreas JN466 22:42, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Atlasowa, also on flagged revisions, could you, perhaps, help Jimbo out here? Andreas JN466 16:09, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

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Hallo Atlasowa,

it appears that you have a longstanding interest in research about Wikipedia (e.g. I noticed your insightful remarks about the Wagner et al. paper on the Kurier talk page recently). I was wondering if you might be interested in occasionally contributing actively to the Wikimedia Research Newsletter yourself, e.g. by writing up a review or brief summary of a new publication? See here for more details and a todo list for next week's issue.

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Edit Activity Graphs[edit]

Hi Atlasowa,

I've made some new graphs visualizing the entire edit activity of a wiki - I'm documenting work at

I've also put down some of the preliminary inferences regarding editor activity on en. Each graph has a selector on top of the page that allows you to filter it. On taking the cursor to the left end of the selector you'll get a resize cursor, you should then be able to redraw/drag the selection.

The thread I started on the research mailing list — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jeph paul (talkcontribs) 17:57, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

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Hollywood Science Fiction Museum[edit]

Hey, you tagged this page for speedy deletion under G8, and I would like time to continue developing it. Please revert the deletion ASAP. Thanks! Check-Six (talk) 05:30, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

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