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WikiProject Genealogy - newsletter No.2[edit]

Newsletter Nr 2 for WikiProject Genealogy (and Wikimedia genealogy project on Meta)
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Participation:

This is the second newsletter sent by mass mail to members in Wikipedia:WikiProject Genealogy, to everyone who voted a support for establishing a potential Wikimedia genealogy project on meta, and anyone who during the years showed an interest in genealogy on talk pages and likewise.

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Progress report:

In order to improve communication between genealogy interested wikipedians, as well talking in chat mode about the potential new wiki, a new irc channel has been setup, and you are welcome to visit and try it out at: #wikimedia-genealogyconnect

(In case you are not familiar with IRC, or would prefer some info and intro, please see Wikipedias IRC tutorial)

At m:Talk:Wikimedia_genealogy_project#Wikimedia_user_group is discussed the possibility of creating a genealogy-related Wikimedia user group: please submit comments and suggestions, and whether you would like to be a member in such a group. Prime goal for the group is the creation of a new, free, genealogy wiki, but there is also a discussion weather we should propose a new project or support the adoption of an existing project?

Read more at Meta; Wikimedia genealogy project where you also can support the creation with your vote, in case you haven't done so already.

Future:

The future of the Genealogy project, and creation of a new Wikimedia Genealogy Project, is something where you can make a an input.

You can

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Genealogy project need your vote for creation of an email list[edit]

Newsletter Nr 3 for WikiProject Genealogy (and Wikimedia genealogy project on Meta)
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Participation:

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Request:

In order to improve communication between genealogy interested wikipedians, as well as taking new, important steps towards a creation of a new project site, we need to make communication between the users easier and more effective.

At Mail list on meta is discussed the possibility of creating a genealogy-related Wikimedia email list. In order to request the creation of such a list, we need your voice and your vote.

In order to create a new list, we need to put a request it in Phabricator, and add a link to reasoning/explanation of purpose, and link to community consensus. Therefore we need your vote for this now, so we can request the creation of the mail list.

Read more about this email list at Meta; Wikimedia genealogy project mail list where you can support the creation of the mail list with your vote, in case you haven't done so already.

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WikiProject Genealogy - newsletter No.4: Mail list created![edit]

Newsletter Nr 4, 2017-03-24, for WikiProject Genealogy (and Wikimedia genealogy project on Meta)
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Participation:

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Mail list is created:

The project email list is now created and ready to use!

Please feel free to subscribe at https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-genealogy

Future:

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Facto Post – Issue 2 – 13 July 2017[edit]

Facto Post – Issue 2 – 13 July 2017
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Editorial: Core models and topics[edit]

Wikimedians interest themselves in everything under the sun — and then some. Discussion on "core topics" may, oddly, be a fringe activity, and was popular here a decade ago.

The situation on Wikidata today does resemble the halcyon days of 2006 of the English Wikipedia. The growth is there, and the reliability and stylistic issues are not yet pressing in on the project. Its Berlin conference at the end of October will have five years of achievement to celebrate. Think Wikimania Frankfurt 2005.

Progress must be made, however, on referencing "core facts". This has two parts: replacing "imported from Wikipedia" in referencing by external authorities; and picking out statements, such as dates and family relationships, that must not only be reliable but be seen to be reliable.

In addition, there are many properties on Wikidata lacking a clear data model. An emerging consensus may push to the front key sourcing and biomedical properties as requiring urgent attention. Wikidata's "manual of style" is currently distributed over thousands of discussions. To make it coalesce, work on such a core is needed.

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Train to Montreal[edit]

what is the best way or space or person to check the veracity of the current details of the Wikimania train to montreal from NYC Penn ?? Please reply!! on or off wiki (thanks) JarrahTree 03:31, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

@JarrahTree: The train will go! Right now there are 34 people who have paid at the Wiki Train forum. We have a reservation with the train. Blue Rasberry (talk) 11:18, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for replying - hope to see you there ! (on the train that is) JarrahTree 11:19, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
BTW amtrak advertise the departure time 1 hour earlier than the information on the eventbrite page JarrahTree 11:26, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
@JarrahTree: Amtrak changed the time. I checked it also. I do not have access to the eventbrite but I did change it at wm2017:Wikimania Takes Manhattan II. We will get confirmations out soon. The time could change again. Blue Rasberry (talk) 11:32, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
maybe something to do with penn renovations maybe - will watch at wmtm II and also here for further advice!! thank you for your replies JarrahTree 11:45, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

WikiWednesday Follow-Up[edit]

Great to meet you at WikiWednesday this week; I emailed you as a follow-up, though fear I may have typed the address incorrectly so wanted to check-in here. Thanks! FULBERT (talk) 18:15, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

@FULBERT: I did not get your email for some reason. I just emailed you. Thanks for writing - I would talk more as you like by email, video chat, phone, or at the next meeting. I see that you are a new Wikipedian and the best advice that I could give to you is to talk to a human if you have questions rather than try to read the manuals. There is too much that it is possible to read and it is easier to ask questions. Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:32, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
I agree with you, @Bluerasberry: Learning about Wikipedia editing and how to comment / follow (especially with some of these dated coding that is needed!) makes this more complicated than I think it should be. Nothing like limiting an open source endeavor via tech!!. Just emailed you through the system; hope you get it. FULBERT (talk) 18:44, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
Glad to share that I just got approval to attend Wikimania and just registered for it. Appreciate your time and recommendations to help me in that process! FULBERT (talk) 19:04, 27 July 2017 (UTC)
I just emailed you to follow up - thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:25, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

You've got mail[edit]

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Hello, Bluerasberry. Please check your email; you've got mail!
It may take a few minutes from the time the email is sent for it to show up in your inbox. You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{ygm}} template.

FULBERT (talk) 18:41, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Warren Braren has been accepted[edit]

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Warren Braren, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
The article has been assessed as Start-Class, which is recorded on the article's talk page. You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

You are more than welcome to continue making quality contributions to Wikipedia. Note that because you are a logged-in user, you can create articles yourself, and don't have to post a request. However, you may continue submitting work to Articles for Creation if you prefer.

Thank you for helping improve Wikipedia!

SwisterTwister talk 18:50, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Israel Aharoni[edit]

Hello, I just added the chapter regarding Golden Hamsters to heWS, and I thought you might be interested in reading it or something. I must warn you, however, that it's written in a very archaic language, so Google Translate may be less effective in translating it correctly. Here it is.--Itsused (talk) 16:20, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

Do you know what I'm talking about? "In 1930, Israel Aharoni captured the first live hamsters known to science and in 1942 published his notes and a narrative of the experience in an autobiography, Memoirs of a Hebrew Zoologist (זכרונות זואולוג עברי)" – that's what I'm talking about.--Itsused (talk) 08:22, 27 July 2017 (UTC)
Thank you so much for adding the digital text for the chapter on "Golden Hamster" in Israel Aharoni's Memoirs of a Hebrew Zoologist. Yes, of course, I started domestication of the Syrian hamster and this text is the primary source material from the person who led the expedition to Aleppo to capture the hamster who eventually became the mother of all domesticated Syrian hamsters. I appreciate your integrating this text into Wikisource and yes, Google translate was sufficient for me to understand most of the chapter. After reading the primary text already I recognize differences in this account versus the summaries of partial translations which I have read everywhere.
I made links to your text in two places in that article. I will get the word around otherwise that this text exists. It is amazing to have it available. Thank you so much!
Could I ask why you did this? Was this because of hamsters, history of medicine, history of research, interest in the University of Jerusalem or in Aleppo, or some other reason? I appreciate the support because sorting foreign texts on hamsters is an extraordinary and unusual gift to receive, and you have completed a useful project for me and others in this space. This really is impressive. Thank you. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:10, 27 July 2017 (UTC)
I am very glad you liked it. I had a few Siberian hamsters some years ago. Eventually I read the article about Golden hamsters on the Hebrew Wikipedia and saw that there was this quite interesting book by the man who discovered it. Luckily a small publishing company had the book republished by scanning the pages of the original book and printing those scans on new paper, so I planned on buying it someday. A few months ago, I joined Wikipedia, and some time after that I ordered the book from the Internet. When it came I thought it would be a good idea to add it (or at least some of it) to Wikisource. I thought it would be quite helpful to you in improving the article about the domestication of this wonderful species.
Sorry for my bad English. Anyway, the chapter on hamsters was the only one I added to Wikisource because, well, I didn't think someone will really use this book.--Itsused (talk) 20:56, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

Sunday July 30: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel[edit]

Sunday July 30: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel
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On the last Sunday of every month, the Boardroom at Ace Hotel New York hosts Action Equals History — a unique opportunity for New Yorkers to learn hands-on in a technology training/workshop session about the mechanics, practices and benefits of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects. This is an opportunity for all to gather, share and work collectively towards a more robust account of history.

For this month, we'll focus on Wikipedia casual editing, ways to use and develop Wikidata, building better edit-a-thon tools for a variety of different thematic campaigns, and user-testing them with the community. Towards a goal of advancing these tools for wider use with diverse local groups.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 14:21, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

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Dignity of risk[edit]

Hi Blue, I see you have been quite heavily involved in the Caregiver article, so I would really appreciate it if you could take a look at the new article about dignity of risk that I have started. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 06:47, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

Your supportive communication over Berden[edit]

Dear Lane,
Thank you for your communication. You are right; I received an email from lawyers requiring me to take down the photos I took of Berden. Even though I subsequently changed the file names, descriptions and cats of those small number of files remaining which would be uncontroversial (such as details of flowers) , and leaving no indication of place other than the broad county, there has been a further requirement for me to take these down. You are also right in that the lawyer's email was bullying. However, as I know that the Foundation doesn't involve itself with such matters, leaving users to their own devices, I thought I would bend over for a quiet life.
What is particularly galling is that there are many photos of Berden village locations and people (including children) on the web, including the village's own website and Facebook page, where permission was obviously not sought from those depicted, and where there seems no movement from 'village elders' to take them down. What is equally galling is that I made a previous special journey to take many photos for my Berden Church article development, some of which are on the Berden website uncredited. There are elements of hypocrisy here.
It might be useful for a Wiki community discussion as you indicate... please see].
Thank you for your kind words. Best wishes Acabashi (talk) 12:31, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

Signpost editors[edit]

I feel that the current Signpost newsroom crew, especially the de facto coordinator, Evad37, are not appropriately recognized. There is a huge and unfair discrepancy between this list and reality. Thought you might be a good person to bounce this thought off of and discuss with. ☆ Bri (talk) 14:23, 2 August 2017 (UTC)

@Bri: Did you have something particular in mind? Updating that list is easy. I could strike names if that helped.
I can talk things through, and I can support other people in making statements, and I can suggest ways to remedy the situation, but I cannot take a leadership role or the responsibility for taking an action. At meta:Grants:Project/bluerasberry/fund_a_Signpost_publisher I made a proposal that the person serving in the role of coordinator should get a little funding support. I would like for people like Evad37 to have their time freed to be creative and make executive decisions and to not be bogged down with any routine.
There are other ways to give credit, but from my perspective, direct payment for assistance is among the least expensive ways to recognize the value of projects. I know the Wikimedia community would often rather pay $10,000 to fund a software development or a volunteer recruitment drive that generates what could be purchased outright for $1,000. Perhaps you have seen that in the Wikimedia chapter and user group system.
Some other things that I can offer are commitments to do a little Signpost writing for regular sections for a few weeks, a commitment to writing another special feature in the next 2 months, and availability by video or phone to talk things through. Without some stable labor commitments to take for granted it is challenging to commit to anything other than scrambling for labor and burning through our relationships. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:35, 2 August 2017 (UTC)
Burning through relationships is the last thing I want to see. Let me think on this a bit, maybe I'll take you up on the offer of a video chat before doing anything disruptive on-wiki. ☆ Bri (talk) 15:06, 2 August 2017 (UTC)

Open Access at DRV[edit]

No worries. I didn't actually do the closing there, but in hindsight I get where the confusion came in. I've commented at DRV and notified the actual closer, User:Jo-Jo Eumerus. Thanks! UltraExactZZ Said ~ Did 13:36, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

Facto Post – Issue 3 – 11 August 2017[edit]

Facto Post – Issue 3 – 11 August 2017
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Wikimania report[edit]

Interviewed by Facto Post at the hackathon, Lydia Pintscher of Wikidata said that the most significant recent development is that Wikidata now accounts for one third of Wikimedia edits. And the essential growth of human editing.

Internet-In-A-Box

Impressive development work on Internet-in-a-Box featured in the WikiMedFoundation annual conference on Thursday. Hardware is Raspberry Pi, running Linux and the Kiwix browser. It can operate as a wifi hotspot and support a local intranet in parts of the world lacking phone signal. The medical use case is for those delivering care, who have smartphones but have to function in clinics in just such areas with few reference resources. Wikipedia medical content can be served to their phones, and power supplied by standard lithium battery packages.

Yesterday Katherine Maher unveiled the draft Wikimedia 2030 strategy, featuring a picturesque metaphor, "roads, bridges and villages". Here "bridges" could do with illustration. Perhaps it stands for engineering round or over the obstacles to progress down the obvious highways. Internet-in-a-Box would then do fine as an example.

"Bridging the gap" explains a take on that same metaphor, with its human component. If you are at Wikimania, come talk to WikiFactMine at its stall in the Community Village, just by the 3D-printed display for Bassel Khartabil; come hear T Arrow talk at 3 pm today in Drummond West, Level 3.

Link[edit]

  • Plaudit for the Medical Wikipedia app, content that is loaded into Internet-In-A-Box with other material, such as per-country documentation.
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