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Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Portland Oregon (March 7, 2015)[edit]

You are invited!

  • Saturday, March 7: Art+Feminism – noon to 5pm
    Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Portland Art Museum's Crumpacker Family Library (Mark Building, 2nd Floor; 1219 SW Park Avenue). Art+Feminism is a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia. No Wikipedia editing experience necessary; as needed throughout the event, tutoring will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers. Female editors are particularly encouraged to attend. Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords.

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Your comment on "Bring positive discrimination to Wikipedia"[edit]

As you stated in the endorse section, it would be better to continue this on a talk page rather than on the endorse page itself, so that is what I shall do. Part of your comment stated, "men suck". This is several things. For one, it is sexist to say that, as you are putting a term on a whole gender, when in fact not every man sucks (I will admit some men and women suck though). Secondly, just because some men "suck" as such, that has little if nothing at all to do with editing wikipedia. So what if men suck? If they type articles fitting Wikipedia's standards and don't insult other users as such, or spam, etc, they would be just fine editors. Lastly, is "men suck" a valid argument? In my opinion, and several other people's opinions also, no. Just because some men (and women) suck, it does not actually have anything to do with administration and having a set quota. If a man or woman sucks and violating the policies on wikipedia, they can easily be demoted. Would you think it would be sexist to say "women suck"? If so, then saying "men suck" is also sexist. I hope for this conversation to be relatively civil. Lucky102 (talk) 13:19, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Hey Lucky102, first off, I wanted to say thank you and offer my appreciation for your willingness to engage with me on this difficult subject. In the same way that you’ve explicitly expressed your hope for civility, I’d also like to explicitly recognize that we are two male-bodied folk discussing the systematic oppression of a gender in large part furthered by our own. Accepting where we stand with respect to that conversation (i.e., the inputs and underlying discourses that make this conversation possible) is important to me if we’re going to make any progress in understanding where we’re both coming from.
Now, you’ve presented three distinct points that I can distinguish: (1) “not every man sucks,” (2) “so what,” or what is the significance for Wikipedia, even were we to accept my claim that “[all?] men suck,” and (3) is there a worthwhile link (i.e., “valid[ity]”) between that claim and my endorsement on Meta-Wiki. I’m sure you realize there’s a lot to work through here, if you intend for me to rigorously and respectfully address your concerns, so I expect in turn that you’ll respect my time commitment and also take the time to contemplate through these issues with me.
(1): I’ll direct you to an article I just found on Slate titled “#YesAllWomen”. I think the rebuttal “not [all men]”—paraphrasing your “not every man sucks”—diverts attention from the overwhelming and very clear effects of patriarchy on the everyday life of women and on this project.
You repeat the same family of argument in your closing. I summarize it as a “reverse sexism” rebuttal. That is, crudely put, any essentializing claim about a gender is “sexist.” I wasn’t too keen that you supposed we have a common definition of “sexism” and that—as a category with a lot of societal and emotional baggage—supposed we share the same normative suppositions about that definition. We’d have to shift gears a little if you’d like me to adequately address this point.
(2): I wasn’t clear on your use of the phrase “as such”. I take that to be a variation on per se and basically means that the stated property is intrinsic to the category described. So I read the line “[J]ust because some men ‘suck’ as such,” as referring to the property of that set of men whose intrinsic “suckiness” is not a manifest property with respect to their on-wiki interactions. Once I parsed that sentence, I still wasn’t clear what it meant! I think the issue is that our understanding of “suckiness” is divergent. I blame myself; it wasn’t a well-chosen adjective. I simply can’t imagine what somebody, who at their essence, “sucks” and has no clear manifestation of that property with respect to their editing.
(3): Given that I’ve accepted (and you might even call this backtracking, if we were having an “argument”!) that “suckiness” isn’t a great property to further the claim to a mandated percentage of female editors occupying roles of responsibility on-wiki, I didn’t really feel like I had to address the causal link too rigorously either.
Wow, that was a lot. I think I’m going to take a breather, and if you’d like to follow up, I’d still be willing to turn this over one more time. I definitely don’t feel like I’ve fully unpacked what you wrote, but this is kind of a running start. Let me know what you think. Yours, Blurpeace 15:27, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:Francisco Ernesto Baralle[edit]

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. --L235 (t / c / ping in reply) 03:50, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia Women's Health Information Edit-a-thon: Tuesday, May 12 at OHSU[edit]

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  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015: Wikipedia Women's Health Information Edit-a-thon – 1 to 4pm
  • Wikipedia Edit-a-thon hosted by OHSU's Center for Women's Health in honor of National Women's Health Week
  • Location: Biomedical Information Communications Center (3280 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239)
  • This edit-a-thon is intended to address some of these important differences and to generally improve women’s health information in key articles and topics. Areas for improvement have been identified in cooperation with WikiProject Medicine. Prior Wikipedia editing is not required; assistance will be available the day of the event. Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords.

Hope you can make it! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please post to the event page.


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Merry Christmas and happy new year[edit]

Merry Christmas and happy new year. (:

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Request for translating English article 'Experteer' to Detusch[edit]

Hello Blurpeace,

I am Richard Falkner who created an English article by the name 'Experteer' and it is currently live. Since this company is based in Germany, I wanted to create a local version however the feedback for the article has been mixed and I wanted to explore the option of translating the English Version of the page.

English Version : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experteer German Sandbox Version  :https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benutzer:Richard_Falkner/Experteer

I saw you as one of the translators for en-de and wanted to request your help in translating the article.

Looking forward to your response.

Kind Regards, Richard Falkner — Preceding unsigned comment added by Richard Falkner (talkcontribs) 09:27, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Upcoming Art+Feminism events in Oregon[edit]

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You are invited to participate in Oregon's upcoming Art+Feminism events, which will be held in Portland and Eugene on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Please see the following links for additional information, or to sign up:


  • Portland: Yale Union (800 SE 10th Avenue), 12:00–5:00pm
  • Eugene: Architecture and Allied Arts (A&AA) Library (200 Lawrence Hall, University of Oregon), 12:00–5:00pm

About Art+Feminism: Art+Feminism is pleased to announce its third annual Wikipedia edit-a-thon, an all-day event designed to generate coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage female editorship. Last year, over 1,500 participants at more than 75 events around the world participated in the second annual campaign, resulting in the creation of nearly 400 new pages and significant improvements to 500 articles on Wikipedia. For more information, see Art+Feminism.

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Wiki Loves Pride 2016[edit]

As a past contributor, you are invited to participate in the third annual Wiki Loves Pride campaign, which runs through the month of June. The purpose of the campaign is to create and improve content related to LGBT culture and history. How can you help?

  1. Create or improve LGBT-related Wikipedia pages and showcase the results of your work here
  2. Document local LGBT culture and history by taking pictures at pride events and uploading your images to Wikimedia Commons
  3. Contribute to an LGBT-related task force at another Wikimedia project (Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivoyage, etc.)

Looking for topics? The Tasks page, which you are welcome to update, offers some ideas and wanted articles.

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Thanks, and happy editing! ---Another Believer (Talk) 22:03, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

WikiProject Computer Security user status[edit]

Hello Blurpeace,

I would just like to inquire on your status on WikiProject Computer Security as the list of WikiProject Computer Security/Members is going to be improved to list active and inactive users.

This is update is being done according to a request for comments on the WikiProject Computer Security talk page. Be sure to state your status at the User status section in the WikiProject Computer Security talk page before the end of four weeks as this will state your status as inactive in the project if not done before then.

FockeWulf FW 190 (talk) 19:43, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

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Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Blurpeace.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

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If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Your draft article, Draft:Francisco Ernesto Baralle[edit]

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Art+Feminism @ Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (March 18, 2017)[edit]

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Wikiproject Spoken Wikipedia Revival[edit]

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Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon @ PNCA Library (April 29, 2017)[edit]

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Wiki Loves Pride at PNCA: Tuesday, June 27[edit]

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Assistance with Publication[edit]

Hi, I have a COI, As of now, I joined the StellaResults Team. Since I am a new user, I am being mindful of the reaching out for help. Are you available for publishing this Sandbox?Chefmikesf (talk) 17:46, 4 September 2017 (UTC)