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The Tea Leaf - Issue Two

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help triage some feedback

Hey guys.

I appreciate this isn't quite what you signed up for, but I figured as people who are already pretty good at evaluating whether material is useful or not useful through Special:NewPages, you might be interested :). Over the last few months we've been developing the new Article Feedback Tool, which features a free text box. it is imperative that we work out in advance what proportion of feedback is useful or not so we can adjust the design accordingly and not overwhelm you with nonsense.

This is being done through the Feedback Evaluation System (FES), a tool that lets editors run through a stream of comments, selecting their value and viability, so we know what type of design should be promoted or avoided. We're about to start a new round of evaluations, beginning with an office hours session tomorrow at 18:00 UTC. If you'd like to help preemptively kill poor feedback, come along to #wikimedia-office and we'll show you how to use the tool. If you can't make it, send me an email at or drop a note on my talkpage, and I'm happy to give you a quick walkthrough in a one-on-one session :).

All the best, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 21:37, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

moved from User talk:User talk:Bluerasberry--Jac16888 Talk 12:43, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

Dispute resolution survey

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Dispute Resolution – Survey Invite

Hello Bluerasberry. I am currently conducting a study on the dispute resolution processes on the English Wikipedia, in the hope that the results will help improve these processes in the future. Whether you have used dispute resolution a little or a lot, now we need to know about your experience. The survey takes around five minutes, and the information you provide will not be shared with third parties other than to assist in analyzing the results of the survey. No personally identifiable information will be released.

Please click HERE to participate.
Many thanks in advance for your comments and thoughts.

You are receiving this invitation because you have had some activity in dispute resolution over the past year. For more information, please see the associated research page. Steven Zhang DR goes to Wikimania! 01:15, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

I took the survey and we talked by email and you called me. I will be in touch. Blue Rasberry (talk) 03:03, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Teahouse and UW

Hi BlueRasberry,

I think we met at an IA/UX meetup a while back, but I lost your contact info. Then I saw you posted about a UW grad class doing wikiwork that might be interested in drawing on the Teahouse. Super cool! Let me know if you want to chat about this in person some time. I'm on campus most days. - J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me 03:25, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

We are in touch by email now. Blue Rasberry (talk) 03:02, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

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I left a big comment for this. Blue Rasberry (talk) 03:02, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Welcome template with Teahouse link has been reverted

Just an FYI since you were involved in the conversation: Template_talk:Welcome#Linking_to_the_Teahouse_on_the_welcome_template. Sarah (talk) 19:42, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. I am watching this and will wait for more comments. Blue Rasberry (talk) 02:57, 9 April 2012 (UTC)


You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at yasht101's talk page. Yasht101 03:47, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Replied, thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 03:51, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

April 21 Edit-a-thon in Portland

Thought you would be interested in this special event if you're up for the trip: Wikipedia:Meetup/Portland.--Pharos (talk) 14:16, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I plan on going. I talk to Pete Forsyth these days. Thanks for telling me, though. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:28, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject United States/Assessment/Tag & Assess 2012

Like India and Pakistan, there is a similar contest in US.

There are more than 80K unassessed articles about United States. United States has a good number of articles now and needs clean up. This will be beneficial for articles as well as editors as they will be able to interact with editors in their country and will learn new things and can obtain a lot of knowledge about their country. The drive will run from 11 April 2012 to 11 December 2012. The opening/closing time for both days is midnight/0001 hours of that day IST.

The purpose of holding this contest is three-fold:

  1. to ensure that all the articles are within our scope;
  2. to ensure that they are correctly tagged for task forces;
  3. and to ensure that they are correctly assessed for class and importance.

I thought that you might be interested in it. I also needed help from someone as an organizer in that. If you are interested, then please let me know. Thank you! Yasht101 01:42, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the invitation, but I just cannot. I have too many other Wikipedia projects right now. Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:19, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Education Program Metrics and Activities Meeting

Hi. You might be interested in this. outreach:Wikipedia Education Program Metrics and Activities Meeting. The next meeting is April 23. You can also add your name to the list here to get meeting announcements in the future. meta:Global message delivery/Targets/Wikipedia Education Program meeting Pine(talk) 09:51, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Re: Meet-up

It was very much a pleasure meeting you this weekend. I wish that I could have chatted longer, but I look forward to continuing our conversation and meeting again in soon. I remain very intrigued by your contribution history and the work you do and hope that we can find ways to work together in the future. Will be in touch soon. --Another Believer (Talk) 19:59, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Motivation Barnstar - April, 2012

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Given in recognition of your tireless work promoting the Wikipedia as a primary source of information. Good luck in New York!

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Women and Gender Issues

Hi, I am an Online Ambassador for the India Education Program interested in gender gap and feminism. I am writing in response to your message on the talk page of Wikiproject India/Women and gender issues : I have signed up for the Gender and Economic Development in the Third World project as a volunteer. I would be able to work with this project starting from the month of June. Thanks! --Netha Hussain (talk) 03:56, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for writing. This class started in January and it may end by June, but certainly there are other projects. It classes like this it is not certain whether students will continue to monitor the pages after the class has ended.
In another project I am working with a team in Varanasi who is also trying to develop articles on women's issues in India. Perhaps I should introduce you to them. They are new Wikipedia editors and probably they would want to join a project you started. If you are not ready to start until June then let me take some time to talk with them before trying to plan something with you. Blue Rasberry (talk) 11:41, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

Need help changing two article titles

Hi Lane--In one title is supposed to be "Women and Environment" and the other has to be "Women's rights in Tonga" (not "Women"). Thanks. BerikG (talk) 05:36, 27 April 2012 (UTC)BerikG And one other correction "Discrimination against girls in India," not "girl child." (talk) 18:21, 27 April 2012 (UTC)BerikG

Someone else changed the first article to Women and environment, as you asked. I moved the other two to Women's rights in Tonga and Discrimination against girls in India as you requested. Great work in this class. Blue Rasberry (talk) 11:26, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks so much. In the course list though, the topics are still the same. And also at the top of each article it says that the article with the new title is rerouted from the article with the old title. Is there a way of getting rid of these unnecessary layers? (talk) 21:20, 28 April 2012 (UTC)BerikG
In the table on your course page I changed all the titles to the current titles. The rerouting is often necessary because linking on Wikipedia is done by humans, and if a title changes, a human might not necessarily change all the links going to that article. For two of those articles no one had yet linked to them, so I deleted the rerouting page. For Women and the environment through history already lots of other editors linked to that article here so it would not be appropriate to delete that since it would break all the links. In any case, the alert saying that a redirect happened is not a bad thing. Thoughts? Blue Rasberry (talk) 11:02, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! Your explanation is fine. The remaining problem is the lack of a link to the "gender and food security" section of "Food Security" article. This contribution is still in progress and Corinthiandosa might break up her contributions to this article. BerikG (talk) 20:15, 29 April 2012 (UTC)BerikG
"Women and Environment" needs a "the" before "Environment"! Please correct in both places. Thanks!BerikG (talk) 20:36, 29 April 2012 (UTC)BerikG
I fixed the link to the subsection of the food security article. I am not sure that adding "the" is correct according to the Wikipedia Manual of Style, but I found no policy stating a guideline either way so I changed it. I thought there was something somewhere talking about whether articles should be used in titles. Let me know if you need anything else. Blue Rasberry (talk) 10:34, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Consumer report

I assume that it is you who is starting with consumer reports. Congrats on getting chosen. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 07:55, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Thank you. I just replied by email. Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:14, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

New Pages update

Hey Bluerasberry/Archive 6 :). A quick update on how things are going with the New Page Triage/New Pages Feed project. As the enwiki page notes, the project is divided into two chunks: the "list view" (essentially an updated version of Special:NewPages) and the "article view", a view you'll be presented with when you open up individual articles that contains a toolbar with lots of options to interact with the page - patrolling it, adding maintenance tags, nominating it for deletion, so on.

On the list view front, we're pretty much done! We tried deploying it to enwiki, in line with our Engagement Strategy on Wednesday, but ran into bugs and had to reschedule - the same happened on Thursday :(. We've queued a new deployment for Monday PST, and hopefully that one will go better. If it does, the software will be ready to play around with and test by the following week! :).

On the article view front, the developers are doing some fantastic work designing the toolbar, which we're calling the "curation bar"; you can see a mockup here. A stripped-down version of this should be ready to deploy fairly soon after the list view is; I'm afraid I don't have precise dates yet. When I have more info, or can unleash everyone to test the list view, I'll let you know :). As always, any questions to the talkpage for the project or mine. Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 23:27, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

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Consumer Reports


Have you been appointed to a WMF position regarding the company Consumer Reports? I thought I saw an announcement somewhere but I can't find it. (If true, does that mean that the information that regular people have to pay money to get from Consumer Reports will be available to wikipedians?) Regards MathewTownsend (talk) 21:19, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

I did just accept an appointment as the Wikipedian in Residence at Consumer Reports. We have not yet made any announcement about the scope of the position. When one is first made, we will make it on the GLAM mailing list. I do not have more information to give at this time because I myself am still learning about the position and what it means, and because of this I cannot answer your question right now.
Some time ago in another context I offered to talk to you by phone or Skype because we had some mutual concerns, but we never connected. I still would be interested in having a chat with you sometime in a week or two. Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:47, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
Hi Lane. Congratulations on the Consumer Reports assignment! I should have let you know the Wikimania session on neutrality and COI never got selected. Best of luck. User:King4057 (COI Disclosure on User Page) 00:17, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

New Page Triage prototype released

Hey Bluerasberry! We've finally finished the NPT prototype and deployed it on enwiki. We'll be holding an office hours session on the 16th at 21:00 in #wikimedia-office to show it off, get feedback and plot future developments - hope to see you there! Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 03:36, 13 May 2012 (UTC)


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I agree with Rahul, the show can be watched in the StarWorldIndia YouTube channel. You can watch the second episode here. -- ♪Karthik♫ ♪Nadar♫ 15:44, 18 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for pointing this out. Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:52, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

A Barnstar for you!

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New Page Triage/New Pages Feed

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Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 13:20, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you!

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Thanks for the coffee Bluerasberry. Sorry for being late and I see your concern about the show have already been answered. Share a Tea with me and have a great day. Msrag (talk) 05:51, 23 May 2012 (UTC)


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Replied. Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:10, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

Safe harbor

Hi. I'm not sure if you (still) have any interest in this page (or if you have it on your watchlist, for that matter), but I cleaned it up this morning. Turning the page into a proper disambiguation page was mostly a matter of moving some content to Safe harbor (law), moving some content to Safe harbor (commerce), and then cutting a bunch of text. --MZMcBride (talk) 18:06, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for doing what you did. Yes, I am still interested in that topic. I did small things to the articles you made and made some other changes to other related articles. Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:22, 24 May 2012 (UTC)
Great, thanks! Your edits look wonderful.
I looked around for a place to stick the paragraphs about de-identification and couldn't find a target article. I was looking at data deidentification and data de-identification (now redirects). :-) --MZMcBride (talk) 18:32, 24 May 2012 (UTC)


Hi The references I removed mostly ether pointed to a manufacturer who sells TENS machines if you copy and past a section in Mechanism, Commons or the top section/lead in you will see that.I consider this biased apart from the fact that the information was completely incorrect ( more of a sales pitch). Another manufacturer had their product name on the page by twisting the facts under modern, A number of the references also ended up being a book you would have to buy to confirm if it was fact.

The way the article was, was a complete mess and largely inaccurate and misleading. I have tried to give it a balance by also putting in a ref to a public forum which has over 4,000 ubaised consumer reviews, a medical professionals 15 page report on the way it works, a link to pubmed were they can read over 2,500 unbiased clinical reports and reference papers etc.

My understanding of Wikipedia was that it was meant to present the facts as closely as possible in an unbiased way which the way the article was is certainly not the case.

I am more than happy for anyone to critique what I have done or change areas they fell are inaccurate or input other opinions but if they can simply delete the hole thing having never contributed to it and revert it back to what it was "almost complete rubbish promoting two manufacturers products" then Wikipedia becomes a very doubtful place to look for accurate information. To leave it as it was, was a disservice to the public in my opinion many of whom have painful conditions and are looking for solutions.

I was not alone in my opinion as to it's inaccuracies as you will see if you look at previous editors comments, I have also studied TENS for over two years and have used it personally for over three years. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chrisandbev (talkcontribs) 21:05, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Sorry forgot to sign my messageChrisandbev (talk) 21:07, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

The only reason I reverted your edits is because you removed a huge amount of information without giving an explanation on the talk page. When you make sweeping changes of articles, especially when you remove a lot of references, please explain your actions on the talk page of that article. I appreciate your leaving an answer here, but other editors who contribute to that article will not find it here. Consider copying and pasting your explanation to that article's talk page. Blue Rasberry (talk) 22:06, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

dropping by to say hi

On the phone with Peteforsyth (talk · contribs), who says it'll be good for us to know each other. Glad to hear you are working with CR. tedder (talk) 02:16, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Science 2.0

I've reverted you. I don't understand why your edit summary said "Science 2.0 or Research 2.0 refers to the practice of using Web 2.0 techniques in science." The very first version of this article said little else than "Science 2.0 or Research 2.0 refers to the practice of using Web 2.0 techniques in science." Sometime in May or June 2010 an editor changed this, claiming it was a trademark, and then there is a history of edit-warring. But you can't just keep a title and make a basic change in the article subject, which is why I've reverted you. I'm assuming you aren't aware of the original versions. Dougweller (talk) 20:27, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

I feel like I know the article history fairly well and I proposed a resolution to the confusion here - Talk:Science_2.0#Propose_article_move. Could we move this conversation to that talk page? Thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 00:11, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 09:20, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

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I do think that is ought to be at the Le Monde article but perhaps I can format it in another time. Blue Rasberry (talk) 23:36, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

Class project

Thank you for checking up on the page. I was wondering if you could help me I am trying to add some citations and pictures as requirements for our project. I am having trouble adding them do you think you could help me? Or could you clairfy the instrucitons because the ones given on wikipedia are not clear at all!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Koachinyung (talkcontribs) 04:29, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

You are editing Separated shoulder - it might be best if you emailed me so that we could arrange to talk by phone, if that is possible. You did not give your email to Wikipedia so I cannot forward an email to you. I am leaving a note on your page Blue Rasberry (talk) 23:33, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for !voting

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Thank you, Bluerasberry, for !voting at my successful RFA; I am humbled that you put your trust in me. I grant you this flower, which, if tended to properly, will grow to be the fruit of Wikipedia's labours. Cute hamster! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:53, 3 June 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for making your RfA and good luck in your new role. Blue Rasberry (talk) 23:30, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

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I confirm that I performed the split per Wikipedia:Copying within Wikipedia. Blue Rasberry (talk) 23:28, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

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