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hi I am new here and would like to know how to produce an article, although I am a 2 year university student computers baffles me. please help!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sparky-808 (talkcontribs) 17:24, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Happy Birthday!![edit]

Happy 16th birthday, cymru lass! Have a great day! Face-smile.svg Set Sail For The Seven Seas 15° 30' 30" NET 01:02, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Holy expletive, it's my birthday!
Face-blush.svg I forgot. Face-tongue.svg Thanks for the birthday wishes! Happy Halloween!! --- cymru lass (hit me up)(background check) 01:04, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
I happened upon this page and learnt it's your birthday. I don't think we've met before, but just to spread the Wikilove: Happy Birthday! Heimstern Läufer (talk) 07:57, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
Why thank you, kind stranger! Aside from a friend who stayed up 'til midnight for me, no-one off-wiki has mentioned it yet. Then again, it is something like 2 AM.... Face-tongue.svg --- cymru lass (hit me up)(background check) 08:01, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
Hey yeah - Happy Birthday from another Dr Who fan! Now you need more than a nibble to store your age! Graeme Bartlett (talk) 08:47, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, Graeme! This is all very pleasant. Face-smile.svg This was actually the first thing I saw upon waking up due to forgetting to turn my laptop off! --- 14:02, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
You actually forgot is was your birthday? Face-surprise.svg Might have been due to the concussion! Face-grin.svg Set Sail For The Seven Seas 213° 33' 0" NET 14:14, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Penblwydd Hapus! (and that's about as far as my knowledge of Welsh goes I'm afraid) Hope you're having a lovely day. the wub "?!" 21:32, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Hope I'm not late already Face-wink.svg; however, buon compleanno from me too! Salvio Let's talk about it! 23:47, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
@TheSevenSeas, yes, I managed to forget it was my birthday Face-grin.svg I'm special like that. But it made it all that much better!
@the wub, thank you! I'd say thanks in Welsh, but I'm afraid I lack any knowledge whatsoever of the language, except "cymru". I won't get the chance to start learning for a few years
@Salvio, HI! Long time no talk! Thanks for the birthday wishes!! I love Italian (don't let my Spanish homies hear me saying that; they'll kill me :P)! Face-smile.svg You're definitely not too late, at least by my clock! --- cymru lass (hit me up)(background check) 00:38, 2 November 2010 (UTC)
I believe "thanks" in welsh is "diolch". There's always The Welsh Wikipedia if you're up for learning the language. Spanish and Italian are very similar languages, so it shouldn't be too bad. Forgetting does indeed make it that more special! Suprises are great! Face-grin.svg Set Sail For The Seven Seas 16° 13' 45" NET 01:04, 2 November 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the Welsh tip ! Face-smile.svg Hahaha, the fact that Italian and Spanish makes the playful rivalry between my Spanish and Italian friends all the more "serious". Face-tongue.svg --- cymru lass (hit me up)(background check) 01:09, 2 November 2010 (UTC)
No problem! I take it you're the inbetween? Someone's got to prevent World War III! Face-smile.svg Set Sail For The Seven Seas 256° 5' 0" NET 17:04, 2 November 2010 (UTC)
Hahaha yep! I'm the gringa who speaks Spanish better than several of the Latinas and used to speak Italian Face-tongue.svg --- cymru lass (hit me up)(background check) 02:20, 3 November 2010 (UTC)
All that and to think Italy and Spain don't even share a border! Face-surprise.svg I guess you should learn French then! Face-smile.svg Set Sail For The Seven Seas 321° 8' 15" NET 21:24, 3 November 2010 (UTC)
Yep, I'm taking it next year—despite the fact that the French accent is the only accent I can't imitate. I can even do accents when reading (Romanized) Arabic and Hindi, but when I try to read French, I sound like a strangled cat Face-tongue.svg --- cymru lass (hit me up)(background check) 01:03, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
It takes time and practice to develop these things unless you've grown up with it. In that case, it becomes second nature. Can you actually read Arabic and Hindi? That's way better than French! Face-smile.svg Set Sail For The Seven Seas 325° 37' 15" NET 21:42, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
I can't read or understand Arabic and Hindi, but if I'm given a written-out (i.e., in the Roman alphabet) transliteration, I can do a passable accent. I pick up accents really easily—which isn't always a good thing. I spent 3 weeks in New Zealand almost five years ago, and I still speak with a en-zedder intonation and use their slang—which confuses the heck out of people, especially since I don't speak with an accent Face-tongue.svg --- cymru lass (hit me up)(background check) 23:54, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
That could come in useful at times! One of my friends is a kiwi, so I sort of know some of the slang. Do you really sound like a strangled cat when you try to read French? It can't be that bad! Face-smile.svg You know what a strangled cat sounds like? Face-surprise.svg All I've ever heard are cats squealing at one another! Now that's what you call a cat fight! Face-grin.svg Set Sail For The Seven Seas 3° 31' 30" NET 00:14, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
Well, I don't know what a strangled cat sounds like per se, but I'm guessing it's pretty close to me speaking French. I was in a French opera once (Carmen), and it took me forever to make sure I didn't sound like a fool! --- cymru lass (hit me up)(background check) 00:36, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────I didn't think so. Face-grin.svg I would be surprised if you did. Face-tongue.svg Isn't that going round in circles? If you were in a French opera, then you must have a good accent! Face-smile.svg Set Sail For The Seven Seas 14° 10' 45" NET 00:56, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Lucky for me, opera singers use softer accents than the typical Fresh accent when singing opera, at least where I live. Face-grin.svg --- cymru lass (hit me up)(background check) 01:44, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
I guess in that case you can get away with it! Face-grin.svg If you did end up in a real French opera, then you'd have to try even harder! Face-smile.svg Set Sail For The Seven Seas 267° 1' 45" NET 17:48, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
Hahaha, true that! --- cymru lass (hit me up)(background check) 23:06, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Request for 5 minute survey[edit]

Hi! I'm a researcher from the University of Minnesota conducting a study on LGBT user contributions to Wikipedia. Would you be willing to answer a short five minute survey? If so, I would appreciate if you could drop me an email at leung085@umn.edu Weiwensg (talk) 22:17, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Guild of Copy Editors December 2016 News[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors December 2016 News
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Hello everyone, and welcome to the December 2016 GOCE newsletter. We had an October newsletter all set to go, but it looks like we never pushed the button to deliver it, so this one contains a few months of updates. We have been busy and successful!

Coordinator elections for the first half of 2017: Nominations are open for election of Coordinators for the first half of 2017. Please visit the election page to nominate yourself or another editor, and then return after December 15 to vote. Thanks for participating!

September Drive: The September drive was fruitful. We set out to remove July through October 2015 from our backlog (an ambitious 269 articles), and by the end of the month, we had cut that pile of oldest articles to just 83. We reduced our overall backlog by 97 articles, even with new copyedit tags being added to articles every day. We also handled 75% of the remaining Requests from August 2016. Overall, 19 editors recorded copy edits to 233 articles (over 378,000 words).

October Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 16 through 22 October; the theme was Requests, since the backlog was getting a bit long. Of the 16 editors who signed up, 10 editors completed 29 requests. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all editors who took part.

November Drive: The November drive was a record-breaker! We set out to remove September through December 2015 from our backlog (239 articles), and by the end of the month, we had cut that pile of old articles to just 66, eliminating the two oldest months! We reduced our overall backlog by 523 articles, to a new record low of 1,414 articles, even with new tags being added to articles every day, which means we removed copy-editing tags from over 800 articles. We also handled all of the remaining Requests from October 2016. Officially, 14 editors recorded copy edits to 200 articles (over 312,000 words), but over 600 articles, usually quick fixes and short articles, were not recorded on the drive page.

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Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators: Jonesey95, Corinne and Tdslk.

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Please join us for our Cascadia Wikimedians annual meeting, Saturday, December 17, 2pm[edit]

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If you are in the Seattle area, please join us for our Cascadia Wikimedians annual meeting, Saturday, December 17, 2pm. If you cannot attend in person, you may join us virtually from your PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android at this link: https://zoom.us/j/2207426850. The address of the physical meeting is: University of Washington Communications Building, Room 126, 4109 Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 47°39′25″N 122°18′19″W / 47.6570676°N 122.3054000°W / 47.6570676; -122.3054000 (Washington Communications Building, Room 126, 4109 Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA)

Please go to the door on the north-northwest side. The event page is here. You do not have to be a member to attend, but only members can vote in board elections. New members may join in person by completing and bringing the membership registration form and $5 for a calendar year / $0.50 per month for the remainder of a year. Current members may renew for 2017 at the meeting as well.

Also, we are pleased to announce that the Cascadia Wikimedians User Group is now a recognized 501c3 non-profit organization in the US. EIN # 47-3513818 Our mail address is Cascadia Wikimedians User Group, 520 Kirkland Way, PO Box 2305, Kirkland, WA 98083.


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Editing as Activism: Black WikiHistory Month Workshop and Edit-a-thon at UW Bothell[edit]

Event poster for the Black History Month Editing as Activism Workshop and Edit-a-thon at University of Washington-Bothell Feb. 22-23, 2017.
Editing as Activism: Black WikiHistory Month Workshop and Edit-a-thon
Social Justice Organizers at University of Washington-Bothell are hosting a two-day editing event for Black WikiHistory Month on Feb. 22 and Feb. 23, 2017.
Learn to Purposefully Edit Wikipedia
  • February 22, 2017 ~3-5:30pm
  • Location: UW Bothell Activities & Recreation Center (ARC) Overlook (Sports and Recreation Complex on the campus map), Second floor, room 202. Address: 18220 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011; vehicle parking in North parking garage $3 for 3 hours or $6/all day rate cash or card
  • This workshop gives you the critical tools you need to log on with purpose and make edits that make a difference.
  • Led by Monika Sengul-Jones
Black History Month Edit-a-thon
  • February 23, 2017 3-6pm
  • Location: UW Bothell Common Grounds Cafe in the Commons Hall (UW2), main floor. Address: 18115 Campus Way NE Bothell, WA 98011; vehicle parking in South parking garage $3 for 3 hours or $6/all day rate cash or card
  • Put your editing skills to work in a group editing session. Edit and/or create pages that improve Wikipedia's coverage of Black history and culture. All welcome. Novice editors encouraged to attend the Learn to Purposefully Edit session on Feb. 22. Bring your laptops, power cords, and books/articles to edit with.
  • All are welcome; this event is specifically geared towards the University of Washington student and faculty community. Light refreshments will be served.
  • Affiliated Sponsor: Cascadia Wikimedians User Group
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Guild of Copy Editors February 2017 News[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors February 2017 News
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Hello everyone, and welcome to the February 2017 GOCE newsletter. The Guild has been busy since the last time your coordinators sent out a newsletter!

December blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 11 through 17 December; the themes were Requests and eliminating the November 2015 backlog. Of the 14 editors who signed up, nine editors completed 29 articles. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all who took part.

January drive: The January drive was a great success. We set out to remove December 2015 and January and February 2016 from our backlog (195 articles), and by 22 January we had cleared those and had to add a third month (March 2016). At the end of the month we had almost cleared out that last month as well, for a total of 180 old articles removed from the backlog! We reduced our overall backlog by 337 articles, to a low of 1,465 articles, our second-lowest month-end total ever. We also handled all of the remaining requests from December 2016. Officially, 19 editors recorded 337 copy edits (over 679,000 words).

February blitz: The one-week February blitz, focusing on the remaining March 2016 backlog and January 2017 requests, ran from 12 to 18 February. Seven editors reduced the total in those two backlog segments from 32 to 10 articles, leaving us in good shape going in to the March drive.

Coordinator elections for the first half of 2017: In December, coordinators for the first half of 2017 were elected. Jonesey95 stepped aside as lead coordinator, remaining as coordinator and allowing Miniapolis to be the lead, and Tdslk and Corinne returned as coordinators. Thanks to all who participated!

Speaking of coordinators, congratulations to Jonesey95 on their well-deserved induction into the Guild of Copy Editors Hall of Fame. The plaque reads: "For dedicated service as lead coordinator (2014, 1 July – 31 December 2015 and all of 2016) and coordinator (1 January – 30 June 2015 and 1 January – 30 June 2017); exceptional template-creation work (considerably streamlining project administration), and their emphasis on keeping the GOCE a drama-free zone."

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Art+Feminism March 2017 at UW Seattle[edit]

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Art+Feminism Learn to Edit Pre-session
  • When: Friday, March 3rd, 2017, from 12-2pm PT
  • Where: Research Commons, Allen Library South, Ground floor. University of Washington. Seattle, WA 98195
Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
  • When: Saturday, March 4th, 2017, 9am-1pm PT
  • Where: Research Commons, Allen Library South, Ground floor. University of Washington. Seattle, WA 98195

The University of Washington Research Commons, Cascadia Wikimedians, iArts, & iQueeries will jointly host an Art+Feminism event in March at the Research Commons.

Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism! Our focus is on improving Wikipedia's representation of North American Indigenous art, Indigenous womxn artists, and Indigenous feminism.

We will provide tutorials for beginner Wikipedians, childcare, refreshments, and live streaming for those unable to attend.

Cost is free! Anyone and everyone who wishes to attend this event is welcome. Bring your own laptops and power cords (guest access to UW WiFi will be available).

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