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Proposed deletion of Plate Tectonics Revolution[edit]


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Beer Sommelier[edit]

Hello Blue Raspberry

You deleted two small additions of mine and completely deleted the education and certification section I understand that Wikipedia should not promote a business but how do you propose this section should be on the page. Omitting every mention of education and certification demeans the usefulness of the page. I'm sure there are many mentions of businesses in wikipedia and they seem to be allowed. Please direct me how this should be done while still conforming to the rules.

On another note - you deleted a mention of the Guild of Beer Sommeliers. This does not offer any education or certification and does not operate as a profit-making business. (membership is free to qualified members) and runs as a guild representing a profession.

I would like to add it but don't want to have it deleted continually. I am reaching out to you so I can work within the guidelines but want to improve this page.

Thank you for any help


October 24: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

October 24, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Triangle Arts Association in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

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We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 01:28, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

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Sunday Oct 28: Wikidata Birthday Party[edit]

Sunday October 28: Wikidata Birthday Party
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Wikidata, the newest project of the Wikimedia movement, went live on October 29, 2012. Please join Wikimedia New York City as we celebrate its sixth birthday at the Ace Hotel. There will be (optional) lightning talks, casual conversation, and, most importantly, CAKE!

No experience with Wikidata? No problem. This event is open to all.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues on Sunday!--Wikimedia New York City Team 15:32, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Bonus edit-a-thons on Saturday

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Your draft article, Draft:Data science education program[edit]

Hello, Bluerasberry. It has been over six months since you last edited the Articles for Creation submission or Draft page you started, "Data science education program".

In accordance with our policy that Wikipedia is not for the indefinite hosting of material deemed unsuitable for the encyclopedia mainspace, the draft has been nominated for deletion. If you plan on working on it further, or editing it to address the issues raised if it was declined, simply edit the submission and remove the {{db-afc}}, {{db-draft}}, or {{db-g13}} code.

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. Abelmoschus Esculentus 09:10, 27 October 2018 (UTC)


Trick or Treat!!!

Happy Halloween!
Why are demons and ghouls always together?
  • Because demons are a ghoul's best friend.

What happens when you goose a ghost?

  • You get a hand full of sheet.

Atsme✍🏻📧 00:49, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

Facto Post – Issue 17 – 29 October 2018[edit]

Facto Post – Issue 17 – 29 October 2018
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Wikidata imaged

Around 2.7 million Wikidata items have an illustrative image. These files, you might say, are Wikimedia's stock images, and if the number is large, it is still only 5% or so of items that have one. All such images are taken from Wikimedia Commons, which has 50 million media files. One key issue is how to expand the stock.

Indeed, there is a tool. WD-FIST exploits the fact that each Wikipedia is differently illustrated, mostly with images from Commons but also with fair use images. An item that has sitelinks but no illustrative image can be tested to see if the linked wikis have a suitable one. This works well for a volunteer who wants to add images at a reasonable scale, and a small amount of SPARQL knowledge goes a long way in producing checklists.

Gran Teatro, Cáceres, Spain, at night

It should be noted, though, that there are currently 53 Wikidata properties that link to Commons, of which P18 for the basic image is just one. WD-FIST prompts the user to add signatures, plaques, pictures of graves and so on. There are a couple of hundred monograms, mostly of historical figures, and this query allows you to view all of them. commons:Category:Monograms and its subcategories provide rich scope for adding more.

And so it is generally. The list of properties linking to Commons does contain a few that concern video and audio files, and rather more for maps. But it contains gems such as P3451 for "nighttime view". Over 1000 of those on Wikidata, but as for so much else, there could be yet more.

Go on. Today is Wikidata's birthday. An illustrative image is always an acceptable gift, so why not add one? You can follow these easy steps: (i) log in at, (ii) paste the Petscan ID 6263583 into and click run, and (iii) just add cake.

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Follow-up on your conversation[edit]

Hi Lane, I am following up on our conversation at the Conference about a Tamil wiktionary issue. Can you point me to that thread? I am having trouble finding it. Ganeshk (talk) 18:13, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

I pinged you to meta:User talk:Balajijagadesh. Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:10, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia in the Media[edit]

I've begun working on a piece, Where are the Wikipedians? that I intend to submit to a future Signpost that talks about the lack of Wikipedian representation in the kinds of stories that arise around with things like Strickland. I would welcome any comments/thoughts you might have. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 16:22, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the help on Affordable Housing[edit]

Hi Bluerasberry, I'm really new on Wikipedia, so I'm going to ask on Talk:Affordable housing if you can split the page. Also, I was wondering if you could briefly look over Economic inequality and Talk:Economic inequality and give me some feedback on the use of info boxes and splitting the page. Ping me here or message me on my talk page. Thanks! Seahawk01 (talk) 02:02, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

Hi again Bluerasberry, spectacular job splitting Affordable Housing! Please disregard request above about Economic inequality...that page is a mess and you really already helped me out a great deal. Thanks again! Seahawk01 (talk) 05:06, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

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Four years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:36, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject Home Living[edit]

@Bluerasberry: are you still working on WikiProject Home Living? I was just looking over the project page and thought maybe we should go through the article list and try to clean up some of the low rated / high importance articles. For example:

I have a few pages I'm currently working on, so I can't jump right in. But, over a month's time I think we can make some improvements. Especially, I would suggest fixing layout, adding reference ideas to the talk pages, maybe removing some sections on longer pages. Overall just giving a better direction to the pages.

Ping me back if it sounds like something you'd be interested in. Seahawk01 (talk) 02:40, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, I replied at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Home_Living#Cleanup_at_WikiProject_Home_Living. Let's continue conversation in that more public venue. Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:14, 11 November 2018 (UTC)