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DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, June 15![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, June 15 at 5:30 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 19:48, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 12 June 2013[edit]

Cydebot down?[edit]

Hi, is Cydebot down? It doesn't seem to have edited anything for 24 hours. Timrollpickering (talk) 21:58, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Join us this Sunday for the Great American Wiknic![edit]

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You are invited to the Great American Wiknic DC at the James Buchanan Memorial at Meridian Hill Park. We would love to see you there, so sign up and bring something fun for the potluck! :)

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Harej (talk) 15:42, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 19 June 2013[edit]

The Signpost: 26 June 2013[edit]

The Signpost: 03 July 2013[edit]

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, July 13![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, July 13 at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 00:23, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

You're Invited: Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon at the Smithsonian[edit]

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Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon at the
Smithsonian American Art Museum

You're invited to the Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon, part of a series of edit-a-thons organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum to add and expand articles about American art and artists on Wikipedia.

This event will include a catered lunch and special tours of the Luce Foundation Center for American Art and the Lunder Conservation Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Meet at G Street Lobby (9th St. & G St. NW, Washington, D.C.)

Capacity is limited, so please sign up today!

If you would not like to receive future messages about meetups, please remove your name from our distribution list.
Message delivered by Dominic·t 23:59, 11 July 2013 (UTC).
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Luce Foundation Center

The Signpost: 10 July 2013[edit]

The Signpost: 17 July 2013[edit]

This week's articles for improvement - 22 July 2013 to 28 July 2013[edit]

posted by Northamerica1000(talk) 11:29, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 July 2013[edit]

Category:Substance dependence[edit]

Hello. FYI, your bot that renames a category to "Category:Substance dependence" does not check to ensure that this category does not already exist, causing a few pages to then have this category on the page twice. I have deleted the two instances I found using AWB. Cheers. —Prhartcom (talk) 15:38, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 July 2013[edit]

A suggestion for improving Cydebot...[edit]

The bot could consider removing duplicate categories when it creates some, see [1][2][3][4]. Cheers --Edcolins (talk) 13:02, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, August 24![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, August 24 at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 04:03, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Eleanor Roosevelt[edit]

Hello, I have a request to make. Can we change the White House portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt to this: File:Eleanor Roosevelt cph.3b16000.jpg. It is because most portraits I see of First Ladies, as well as the Presidents, usually depict their pictures taken when their husbands were in office as President. And where to put them? In the information border of the Article.

I had the same confusion with Herbert Hoover once, assuming he was an old old man as President. As soon as I opened the page, I was wrong. This was due to his white house portrait showing him at an old age while his other picture, the first one you see, clearly shows him younger and when he had hair and wore his high collar shirts.

Point is, pages of First Ladies of the United States should show biography pictures of them during the period they were serving and not after they served, unless if they served another occupation afterwards (ex. Hilary Clinton, after serving as First Lady, later became Secretary of State). But in the case of Eleanor Roosevelt, she was not an old lady who had white hair when she was First Lady. She had brown hair and looked very young and pretty when her husband was President.

So this is why I am requesting a change. I am not saying you delete the White House Portrait of Lady Roosevelt in favor of the highlighted file. I am saying maybe you should move it to another part of the page and put the younger Eleanor above instead. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Marino13 (talkcontribs) 18:45, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 07 August 2013[edit]

Wah Yan College, Hong Kong[edit]

The bot was not removing a category from this article. I think the reason is that there was a blacklisted link in there. Once I removed that I was able to save my edit. I left the category to see if the bot can run after that change. If this is correct, I don't know how to avoid this case or have the bot work. It would be nice to have a warning about this. Vegaswikian (talk) 06:07, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 14 August 2013[edit]

Are you free on Wednesday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of Wednesday, August 24 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 11:38, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Double adding of categories[edit]

See this edit for details. Vegaswikian (talk) 19:37, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Meet up with local Wikipedians on September 14![edit]

Are you free on Saturday, September 14? If so, please join Wikimedia DC and local Wikipedians for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages are welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please visit the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 18:55, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 21 August 2013[edit]

Are you free next Thursday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next WikiSalon, which will be held from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, September 5 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon is an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 14:54, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Toni Calvo[edit]

hello, may i ask please whats the purpose of blanking the whole right bar of Toni Calvo ? bots recent edit [here] makes me wonder Argento1985 01:14, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Category processing stalled[edit]

Looks like speedies are not being processed. Vegaswikian (talk) 06:13, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Cydebot is still not processing CFDS, although it appears to be working all other functions normally? - The Bushranger One ping only 22:33, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
Now it's completely down. Armbrust The Homunculus 16:56, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
Still down. AvicBot is enabled, so when fixed that needs to be turned off. As recall this bot does not do everything. Vegaswikian (talk) 18:57, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
Looks to be working now. - The Bushranger One ping only 20:37, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
The bot came back, created a new category and than the CFD task died again. Maybe a Toolserver issue? Armbrust The Homunculus 01:09, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
Yep, seems to be running except for categories. Vegaswikian (talk) 01:37, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 28 August 2013[edit]

The Signpost: 04 September 2013[edit]

The Signpost: 11 September 2013[edit]

Cydebot stopped?[edit]

Cydebot hasn't carried out any category changes since 28 August 2013 (see contribs). Is it "down for repairs" or is this a bug? Thanks, -- Black Falcon (talk) 19:58, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

I think Cydebot has a problem with recategorising pages. The CFDW function of it dies since the above date every time after it created a new category. Armbrust The Homunculus 12:56, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Are you free next Thursday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next WikiSalon, which will be held from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, September 26 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon is an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 05:50, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 18 September 2013[edit]

Nutritional Value on the Cinnabon Page[edit]

Hi Cyde,

I am working on a class project with a group to edit the Cinnabon page. Would it be okay to add more information about Nutritional Value? Onlinecommedits (talk) 18:52, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 25 September 2013[edit]

The Signpost: 02 October 2013[edit]

Are you free on Sunday? Join us for a special Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for a special WikiSalon at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library's Digital Commons Center. We will gather at 3 PM on Sunday, October 13, 2013 to discuss an important topic: what can Wikipedia and the DC area do to help each other? We hope to hear your thoughts and suggestions; if you have an idea you would like to pursue, please let us know and we will help!

Following the WikiSalon, we will be having dinner at a nearby restaurant, Ella's Wood Fired Pizza.

If you're interested in attending, please sign up at the event page. We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 02:09, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 09 October 2013[edit]

Just to let you know -- Missing Wikipedians[edit]

You have been mentioned at Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians. XOttawahitech (talk) 02:05, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. That's clearly wrong, huh? --Cyde Weys 01:33, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Good to hear. XOttawahitech (talk) 02:46, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Error Messages[edit]

Good Evening, I have made a bot & tried to use it before getting approval, But Errors Messages appeared after I gave the orders, I will be very grateful to you if you help me to know how to resolve it.

The messages:

  1. [5]
  2. [6]
  3. [7]

Thank you alot. --عراقي1 (talk) 14:10, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 16 October 2013[edit]

Moving articles to higher categories may not be helpful[edit]

Hi, I noted that in the article on Peronopsis you're bot changed Category:Prehistoric animals of Australia to Category:Prehistoric animals of Oceania. In my thinking, that is not helpful. Peronopsis is only known from the country Australia, and not from anywhere else in Oceania. I'm actually of the opinion, the categorisation should develop into more specific categories, both in place and in time. All Australian occurrences of Peronopsis are from the Northern Territories, so I would have applauded a move to Category:Trilobites of the Northern Territories instead (but it does not exist yet). I would like to hear your view. Kind regards, Dwergenpaartje (talk) 13:40, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) I doubt Cyde has any particular personal opinions on the matter as his bot was merely implementing a decision reached after an unopposed nomination for renaming the category in May 2013 ("Category:Prehistoric animals of Australia to Category:Prehistoric animals of Oceania – C2C: Category:Fauna by continent tree uses "Oceania", not "Australia". Category is part of tree Category:Fauna by continent > Category:Prehistoric animals by continent > cat in question.") Note how Peronopsis is in Category:Prehistoric animals of Asia, Category:Prehistoric animals of Oceania, Category:Prehistoric animals of Europe and Category:Prehistoric animals of North America, not in categories for every country (let alone part of a country) within those continents in which members of the genus have been found. BencherliteTalk 13:52, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Anti-vandal-bot[edit]

I wanted to tell you that maybe the bot could block users if they consistently vandal pages. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Creeper919 (talkcontribs) 22:14, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 23 October 2013[edit]

Sent Cyde a message regarding the deletion of Base58.[edit]

Hi Cyde,

Would you mind explaining the deletion of Base58 that you approved. The deletion log says "Non-notable ASCII encoding format, not a reference in sight, not a good candidate for an encyclopedia article." Whereas User talk:Cypheranarchy has a notice saying "Can find no reliable source for such a complex means of representing binary data. Suspect the article is a hoax". This second message is wrong because Base64 and Base32 exist. What I am really asking is why do you feel it is "Non-notable". Please see the German de:Base58 page for more information. (use Google Translate). If you don't object I'll recreate it with better content.

Thanks. --Bardi1100 (talk) 04:33, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Base58, in the formulation as used in the German Wikipedia article you cited, is nothing more than an extremely minor technical implementation detail of Bitcoin. It does not need nor merit its own article. It can be explained in a few sentences in the Bitcoin article if you *really* think it's that important. --Cyde Weys 02:32, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 October 2013[edit]

Repeated categories[edit]

Hi, I thought CydeBot used to check for existing categories when merging, but now it adds repeat categories e.g. here.

Also, does it build the edit summary from the CfD tag on the category page of the category that it is removing? IMHO it would be better to use the link to the CfD page given in the listing on the Working page. This is because CfDs are sometimes relisted without updating all the tagged pages.

In the case cited above, the tag was added on 5 August but the CfD discussion was on the 27 August page. This was an error on the part of the person who added the category into an existing nomination, but I was hoping to get a correct link in the edit summary – it would have worked if Cydebot would link to the date that was listed at WP:CFDW. – Fayenatic London 21:05, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Andreea Marin Bănică[edit]

Hello, i writing you, because i can't understand what you delete my article about the Romanian presenter, Andreea Marin, this was my work for a day, to collect informations etc., please revert the version I edit with the reliable sources.

Thanks --2A02:2F0E:D0AF:FFFF:0:0:BC18:8C24 (talk) 07:10, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 06 November 2013[edit]

A Cydebot issue[edit]

It doesn't appear to be processing Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Working/Retain. - The Bushranger One ping only 05:55, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 13 November 2013[edit]

The Signpost: 20 November 2013[edit]

British naval personnel of the Napoleonic Wars[edit]

Hello,

The above is a useful description to cover both personnel of the Royal Navy, and personnel of the Royal Marines. It is factually incorrect to state that he was in the Royal Navy, as this is contradicted by many sources. Please revert this. Thanks Keith H99 (talk) 20:00, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 04 December 2013[edit]

  • Featured content: F*&!

CFD text left behind[edit]

Here is one of several recent category moves where Cydebot created a new category page, and included four comment lines from the CFD template. Can it be fixed to recognise and exclude these? It may have been confused because the CFM template was used when the target did not exist, i.e. CFR should have been used (rename rather than merge).

In case any of this helps with diagnosis:

Fayenatic London 13:02, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. Let me look into it. Very useful links too; makes it easy to investigate. --Cyde Weys 14:40, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Here's what I've found. First of all, reference the following code from catlib.py in PyWikipediaBot, which I wrote waaaay back (probably over 5 years ago now):

def remove_cfd_templates(cfdTemplates, pageText):
    for regexName in cfdTemplates:
        matchcfd = re.compile(r"{{%s.*?}}" % regexName, re.IGNORECASE)
        pageText = matchcfd.sub('', pageText)
        matchcomment = re.compile(
            r"<!--BEGIN CFD TEMPLATE-->.*<!--END CFD TEMPLATE-->",
            re.IGNORECASE | re.MULTILINE | re.DOTALL)
        pageText = matchcomment.sub('', pageText)
        pos = 0
        while (pageText[pos:pos+1] == "\n"):
            pos = pos + 1
        pageText = pageText[pos:]
    return pageText

Note that it's specifically searching for <!--BEGIN CFD TEMPLATE--> and <!--END CFD TEMPLATE--> as a wrapper around all of the substed template markup to remove. Note how that's always "CFD". If you inspect {{Cfm}}, you'll see that it uses those same tokens. What I can't understand is where the <!--BEGIN CFM TEMPLATE--> text came from in Solar-Wind's CFM nomination. I can't find any relevant templates that include that tag with "CFM" in it. They should all be "CFD". I'll go ask him if he changed that manually, or if he's using some template that I'm not aware of, in which case the markers in it should be the same as on {{Cfm}}. --Cyde Weys 15:11, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

ah, it was just a manual edit to build a multiple nomination. Thanks for looking into it. – Fayenatic London 12:17, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 11 December 2013[edit]

The Signpost: 18 December 2013[edit]

Category duplication[edit]

Hi. In this edit, your bot changed Category:Elite Guard to Category:Autobots although the article already contains Category:Autobots creating a duplicated category entry. Please adjust your code so that the bot does not add duplicated categories. Thanks. --Meno25 (talk) 15:37, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Don't bite the newbies[edit]

Hi, I notice that you had deleted this redirect, years ago. There are still 55 pages that link to it. Also, we now have {{R to project}} to identify Wikipedia-specific redirects, so that mirror sites can easily omit them. Do you feel that it should remain deleted? —rybec 19:48, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

I briefly looked through a list of several thousand articles using that template, and I don't think there's any precedent for having random phrases that aren't actually articles polluting article space. If you search Wikipedia for "Don't bite the newbies", the correct project-space article is the first result. What do you think having an article redirect by that name will accomplish? How often do you think newbies are actually searching for that phrase anyway? --Cyde Weys 02:48, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for answering promptly. I saw you hadn't edited since 1 December so that was a pleasant surprise.

There are a lot of redirects from the Wikipedia:, Help: and MOS: name-spaces that are tagged with {{R to project}}, aren't there? However, I was able to find Crime Task Force, Account creator, 沙盒, Intdablink, Wikidoption, Wikimentor, Citation template, What Wikipedia is not and Admin coaching among them. I wouldn't use such a pejorative description as "random phrases that aren't actually articles polluting article space" but they do seem rather similar to Don't bite the newbies, don't they? I noticed a link to the deleted page while reading someone's post on a talk page. I knew what the poster meant, but clearly the poster anticipated that some readers would not, and therefore made the link. As I mentioned, there were 55 pages where such a link has been used. If this were restored, then the links on those pages would work as intended. —rybec 09:50, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 25 December 2013[edit]

The Signpost: 01 January 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 08 January 2014[edit]

Please check the page  "List of MP's elected in the UK 1905"  are the references OK?

cheers Mike — Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.180.74.196 (talk) 08:21, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

Meetups coming up in DC![edit]

Hey!

You are invited to two upcoming events in DC:

  • Meetup at Capitol City Brewery on Saturday, January 25 at 6 PM. Please join us for dinner, drinks, socializing, and discussing Wikimedia DC activities and events. All are welcome! RSVP on the linked page or through Meetup.
  • Art and Feminism Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, February 1 from Noon – 5 PM. Join us as we improve articles on notable women in history! All are welcome, regardless of age or level of editing experience. RSVP on the linked page or through Meetup.

I hope to see you there!

(Note: If you do not wish to receive talk page messages for DC meetups, you are welcome to remove your username from this page.)

Harej (talk) 00:06, 16 January 2014 (UTC)