User talk:Daniel Case

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Talk:Chandra Levy

After all that has happened, maybe we shall continue doing the case-by-case method. We gave our proposals our best shots, but they got shot down. By the way, I didn't want to notify you about the RM particularly because I'm an involved party of the ongoing ArbCom case (actually, I'm not the main subject of the case) and I shall tone down my notifications to the very minimal. Also, I had very patience and hopes that you would be there. Now that this is over, we shall use this article as precedent to how to treat every biography or articles about events related to just one person very carefully. --George Ho (talk) 01:30, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

Ummm... I'm attempting a wikibreak here. Maybe you can do this without me. I have confidence that you can address the notability issue alone. Nevertheless, best recommended to construct RM procedures more often. Id est case by case. But I don't think WT:AT is a good place there to address concerns. The present title "Chandra Levy" is not considered against the naming policy despite content concerns. WT:DEATH is less populated; so is WT:WPBIO. What about Wikipedia talk:Notability (people), whose main project page WP:BIO1E redirects? That seems appropriate. Also, what about WP:VPP? --George Ho (talk) 03:05, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

Welcome back

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Hmm? I have not been away. Daniel Case (talk) 03:10, 4 October 2016 (UTC)
OK, welcome back equipped with a new axe :P Mlpearc (open channel) 03:14, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

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Template:Did you know nominations/Rico Harris

Please see note on your DYK nomination about the contents of the lead. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 21:27, 8 October 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Rico Harris

Updated DYK query.svg On 10 October 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Rico Harris, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after the 6-foot-9-inch (206 cm), 300-pound (140 kg) former Harlem Globetrotter Rico Harris disappeared two years ago today, searchers wondered why they could find no trace of such a large man? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Rico Harris. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Rico Harris), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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Sun October 16: CommonsLab / Open House NY Photo Contest + Hackathon

Sunday October 16, 2pm: CommonsLab / Open House NY Photo Contest + Hackathon
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On Sunday, October 16, Wikimedia NYC will host a multimedia tutorial, workshop, and hackathon focused on Wikimedia Commons and the work processes for cultural multimedia wiki-projects.

The CommonsLab is the concluding "upload party" to the Wikipedia @ Open House New York Weekend photo scavenger hunt, and an accompanying Wikimedia Commons multimedia hackathon.

The event will take the form of a modified unconference, with sessions for photographers/creatives, editors/writers and hackers/software folks!

2:00pm - 8:00 pm at NYU ITP, Tisch School of Arts, 721 Broadway, 4th Floor

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 13:36, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

And RSVP now for our next event after this, focusing on Latin American art and artists:

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My block issue on Commons

Massage of PetarM,

Hi Daniel Case, my account on Commons is blocked by user INeverCry, also - importnant - my all texting is blocked neither i can see emails. And i need to step in contact with other Admin to check this case of "power abuse" which happaned here. Some edits were erased by same Admin, of Ikan Kekek and King of Hearts, which i dont know what were. I would be glad if you could send this to any other admin on Commons (99of9 or (Admins list) ) to solve this issue, also i saw King of Hearts has Admin rights there.

I would also like if you could send all text to user Ikan Kekek and King of Hearts to ask what were their edits which were erased on that page.

(When copying text do from talk page so URLs wont be lost, if you cant do that let me know).

People can write me on my email petarmslo@gmail.com since i cant write on Commons.

regards, PetarM


--PetarM (talk) 07:50, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

Re: List of people who disappeared mysteriously removals

Some of those have been uncited for months if not years. After not finding good sources (apart from murder porn-type sites), I gave up and stared removing them. I appreciate you adding some sources back in there, but you could agree that the article is a hot mess. - Jack Sebastian (talk) 22:58, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

To be fair, you had a point. It was just very late and I had something else in mind to be doing. Sorry. Daniel Case (talk) 00:50, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
We all get that way. I myself have edited far later than I should have (I was recently blocked for interacting with a particularly stubborn little fellow while I was editing too late and toor tired to have simply laughed at them and filed an RfC). I'm glad we talked, though. - Jack Sebastian (talk) 02:13, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Oversight

I accidentally edited while logged out.[1] Can you oversight it so my IP doesn't show please? Felsic2 (talk) 15:09, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

Saturday October 22: WikiArte Latin American Edit-a-thon @ MoMA

Saturday October 22, 10am: WikiArte Latin American Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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Join us for a full Saturday of social Wikipedia editing at the Museum of Modern Art (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of Latin American artists.

The WikiArte (Wiki Arte y Cultura Latinoamerica) edit-a-thon is a global campaign to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Latin American arts and culture and to counter geocultural systemic bias on Wikipedia.

Featuring an opening Artists' Panel at 10am, with Sol Aramendi, Sharon Lee De La Cruz, and Marisa Morán Jahn, to be moderated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, curator at El Museo del Barrio.

The Museum of Modern Art and Fundacion Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros are uniting with international allies to focus on the lives and works of Latin American artists, architects and designers. With keystone events scheduled for October 22 in New York City and other cities throughout the month (Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Caracas, & others), the campaign aims to further similar goals to Art+Feminism.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. Introductory training on the basics of Wikipedia editing will be given throughout the edit-a-thon. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

10:00am - 6:00pm at The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMA, 4 West 54th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue)
Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 23:29, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

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Asian 10,000 Challenge invite

Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Asia/The 10,000 Challenge has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge and Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more countries than they might otherwise work on. There's also the possibility of establishing smaller country or regional challenges for places like South East Asia, Japan/China or India etc, much like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of countries regularly contributing. At some stage we hope to run some contests to benefit Asian content, a destubathon perhaps, aimed at reducing the stub count would be a good place to start, based on the current Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon which has produced near 200 articles in just three days. If you would like to see this happening for Asia, and see potential in this attracting more interest and editors for the country/countries you work on please sign up and being contributing to the challenge! This is a way we can target every country of Asia, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant! Thank you. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:34, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Disappearance of Joan Risch

Updated DYK query.svg On 24 October 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Disappearance of Joan Risch, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after Joan Risch's apparent abduction from her home 55 years ago today, it was discovered she had borrowed books on missing-person cases from the local library? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Disappearance of Joan Risch. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Disappearance of Joan Risch), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:36, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

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Re: Woodbridge photo

Looks good. There was more involved in this trip, right? We do need a better photo of Waldwick updated. Mine was in the pouring rain.

Also, at some point, I want to talk to you about potentially writing an Erie book. You're a much more gifted writer and I researcher. We both take photography and have options. I will talk about further details later. Mitch32(The ripest peach is highest on the tree.) 18:47, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Admin?

I recently noted this edit. It is ok to do so if the user is not really an administrator? Thank you. --Osplace 15:33, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Are you going to ask him to do so? --Osplace 15:47, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
What about all other user rights? I have checked, and it is weird, he seems just be a WP:EXTENDEDCONFIRMED user, but he claims a lot more, when verifying his suppose autopatrolled rights it appears tied to another user, User:Modernist, why? --Osplace 03:01, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Robert Donati

Updated DYK query.svg On 3 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Robert Donati, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that journalist Stephen Kurkjian claims murdered Boston mobster Robert Donati masterminded the the world's largest art theft to get his boss out of jail? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Robert Donati. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Robert Donati), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Disappearance of Sky Metalwala

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Disappearance of Sky Metalwala at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 00:24, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Please take a look at my shortened version of your alt. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 18:42, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Pirelli Tower

I was stalking your Commons talk page and noticed that some of your recent photos of the Pirelli Tower were deleted. Could you upload your best one here on enwiki, to replace the current lead image (which is really ugly)? They're allowed under {{FoP-USonly}}: long story short, we follow only US law here, US law applies to foreign works by lex loci protectionis, so every building in the world can be uploaded as if it were in the US. -- King of ♠ 00:51, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Disappearance of Sky Metalwala

Updated DYK query.svg On 6 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Disappearance of Sky Metalwala, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that police noted that the disappearance of Sky Metalwala five years ago today was "strikingly similar" to an episode of Law & Order: SVU broadcast the night before? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Disappearance of Sky Metalwala. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Disappearance of Sky Metalwala), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

User impersonation

I found your name on Wikipedia:List_of_administrators/Active. I hope this message is alright.

Yesterday someone made an account with a username virtually identical to mine and seems to be trying to impersonate me. They blanked my userpage (link) and my talk page (link) and redirected them to theirs. This other account is not mine. Could you look into this at your convenience?

Thank you, Chiafriend12 (talk) 16:09, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Thanks! Chiafriend12 (talk) 12:27, 9 November 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject United States/The 50,000 Challenge

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Saturday November 12: Women in Science Edit-a-thon @ NY Academy of Sciences (plus Sunday Indigenous People's Justice event)

Saturday November 12, 12-4pm: Women in Science Edit-a-thon @ NY Academy of Sciences
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Join us for a full Saturday of social Wikipedia editing at NY Academy of Sciences (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles covering Women in science for their second annual edit-a-thon!.

This event also coincides with the year-long celebration of the Academy's 200th Anniversary and a Women in Red online campaign.

Beginning and experienced Wikipedia writers are both welcome, and there will be helpers on hand to assist those new to editing the encyclopedia.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 19:26, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

And RSVP now for our other event this Sunday in Brooklyn, focusing on Indigenous communities and social justice:

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins

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New deal for page patrollers

Hi Daniel Case,

In order to better control the quality of new pages, keep out the spam, and welcome the genuine newbies, the current system we introduced in 2011 is being updated and improved. The documentation and tutorials have also been revised and given a facelift. Most importantly a new user group New Page Reviewer has been created.

Under the new rule, you may find that you are temporarily unable to mark new pages as reviewed. However, this is nothing to worry about - most current experienced patrollers are being accorded the the new right without the need to apply, and if you have significant previous experience of patrolling new pages, we strongly encourage you to apply for the new right as soon as possible - we need all the help we can get, and we are now providing a dynamic, supportive environment for your work.

Find out more about this exiting new user right now at New Page Reviewers and be sure to read the new tutorial before applying. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:28, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers

Hi Daniel Case.

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.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

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!

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Daniel Case. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. Mdann52 (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Saturday December 3: Contemporary Chinese Art Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim

Saturday December 3: Contemporary Chinese Art Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim
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On Saturday December 3, 2016, in conjunction with a global campaign, the Guggenheim will host its fifth Wikipedia edit-a-thon—or, #guggathon—to enhance Wikipedia's coverage of modern and contemporary artists from Greater China. The event will cap off Wikipedia Asian Month, an online campaign dedicated to augmenting Asian content on Wikipedia throughout November.

New and experienced editors are welcome. The event will include a training session for participants who are new to Wikipedia, and Wikipedia specialists will be on hand to provide basic instruction and editing support. Editors are invited to view the exhibition Tales of Our Time following the event.

The Guggenheim aims to raise awareness of the artists featured in the Tales of Our Time exhibition supported by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative, and build on the model of campaigns like the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Women in Architecture, Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Guggenheim: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, and Art+Feminism.

  • Enter at the 88th Street entrance via the ramp at 88th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 09:45, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

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Disappearance of Joan Risch

Hi, I wouldn't say that the information that I moved was the summary of the whole article, just bits of information in the wrong places. I had to reformat the article, as it was poorly formatted. I have now split up the information and moved it to different parts of the article where it should be under Blood type and Possible later sightings. There is no need to remove material again, as the article was scrambled up and not formatted right to begin with. Also the information that I moved around gives different details then what is already listed.

@Davidgoodheart: (talk) 01:36, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Incomplete DYK nomination

Daniel: Could you please help me complete the request below? I cannot understand what, where, and therefore how to complete whatever is incomplete in step 3 below. Gratefully - --Aboudaqn (talk) 01:46, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Template:Did you know nominations/International Juridical Association at the Did You Know nominations page is not complete; if you would like to continue, please link the nomination to the nominations page as described in step 3 of the nomination procedure. If you do not want to continue with the nomination, tag the nomination page with {{db-g7}}, or ask a DYK admin. Thank you. DYKHousekeepingBot (talk) 01:18, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

Requesting a third opinion

Seems that the "original research" tag is still in Murder of Sherri Rasmussen. Can you go to WP:3O for someone to volunteer? WP:NORN has become a dead-end or something. --George Ho (talk) 22:47, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

The image stays there. But I'll also request a third opinion on the lead image soon. --George Ho (talk) 23:20, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

Your request on the OR matter was declined. You might relist it if you want. I'm unsure what that person meant when he said "no thorough discussion (one-sided)". --George Ho (talk) 05:05, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

Actually, I found possibly a back-and-forth, thorough discussion at WP:NORN. You can use this to re-request the 3rd opinion. But if that's not it, then I'll remove the tag. George Ho (talk) 06:02, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

File:Eric Garner police confrontation screenshot.PNG

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I uploaded this image in response to the deletion nomination on the pre-death Garner image. If the image is shocking, at least I provided the link that you posted at FFD. Which time indicator is the least shocking but more understanding to the topic? --George Ho (talk) 00:12, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Talk:Murders of Alison Parker and Adam Ward

The infobox image that I added is discussed. Also, the addition was reverted. Maybe you can help. --George Ho (talk) 12:04, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

December 21: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC (plus Wikipedia Day on Jan 15!)

Wednesday December 21, 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 Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This will be the holiday party! Celebrate a December holiday with us, or in wiki-fashion, edit the calendar itself and join us to celebrate any holiday of your choice regardless of when it usually happens.

Featuring special guest presentations on structure data, university library meetups, metrics and reporting, and other topics.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, savory and sweet pies and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

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) 21:43, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

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A discussion at biographies of living persons noticeboard

Hello, this is to let you know that I have mentioned your edits at Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons/Noticeboard. MPS1992 (talk) 00:27, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

And you might want to undo your revert at he Metalwa article, and continue discussion. You've now been reverted by two different editors, using the SeeAlso MOS in the mistaken belief that it trumps BLP. Flip the script: if one editor was reverted by other editors pointing out legitimate problems, what would you advise them? Hint: its what you advised me, Daniel. - Jack Sebastian (talk) 06:21, 18 December 2016 (UTC)
The general rule is that you don't keep reverting back and forth while you're discussing ... it generally tends to show good faith. I am willing to discuss because I believe that policy, as it currently stands, supports that edit. We had a discussion where you raised the same issue (one I note you have completely left out of your account of the situation on BLPN) at WT:MOSLAYOUT. Consensus did not go with you there. You could have, as you said you would, bade your time and built support for a change in policy. Perhaps one is needed ... I don't know. But I do know you're doing this against the result of a community discussion that touched on this very issue. Even if policy is ultimately changed to reflect your concerns, that still looks bad. Daniel Case (talk) 06:35, 18 December 2016 (UTC)
Look man, I respect and like you, but you are handling this in the wrong way. You have two editors challenging your interpretation of the See Also MOS guideline, specifically where it applies to BLPa. No one is challenging SEEALSO in its current form; we are saying that the common sense and good judgment means it shouldn't be applied to BLPs.
That's why I haven't discussed he MOS discussion more, because it isn't on point for this problem. The current form of the guideline suggests common sense and good judgment guide the content within a See Also section. Not to belabor a point, but your intransigence to avoiding potentially damaging comparisons in BLP articles using a See also section isn't demonstrating good judgment, and common sense (and basic decency) doesn't take one family's tragedy and dilute it by a superficial comparison to someone else's tragedy. The mere comparison implies a connection that isn't there, and further punishes the parents of the missing child, which is pretty offensive
To refresh your memory, the main resistance to my proposed edit to SEEALSO was that:
a) it was a solution in search of a problem,
b) that it would create a massive amount of work to fix all of tharticles affected by a necessity of sourcing connections, and
c) that most editors should be trusted to use their common sense and good judgment to know when to apply the comparisons in See also sections.
. This recent matter illustrates that there is n fact a problem with how See Also is being applied, and that even an editor of your experience can sometimes suffer a lapse in approach to the application of See also section. And, to my mind, that's all this is - a lapse in how negatively such a comparison can be perceived. You say you don't see it, but if even one person does, isn't that one too many people? - Jack Sebastian (talk) 07:14, 18 December 2016 (UTC)
You had the chance to convince the people who could have most changed the section. They declined to do so. Your insistence that since you saw it as a connection it violated BLP (I added two words to make that less likely) rather reminds of how the Supreme Court had to rule that, in cases where speech acts might lead to disorderly conduct charges, the police officer making the charge could not be the one who claimed to have been annoyed or alarmed by the speech in question. Daniel Case (talk) 07:19, 18 December 2016 (UTC)
It's true, Daniel, that I couldn't convince people of the need for a rewording of SEEALSO. It is also true that I do not know American caselaw any more than I know Latin. You proposed solution was a unilateral half-measure, and didn't address the problem, which - coupled with your own statement about how edits should cease until discussion does - made a revert necessary.
The very comparison is the damage to the real life people who live the life depicted in these articles. Surely, you must see that. And even if you do not, if two very different editors can see it, then that's two readers too many. Since we both know that there aren't going to be any references that compare these two disappearances, I'd suggest - as someone once suggested to me - to let the matter go. See Also sections are always going to be second-guessed as to content, but there's a huge difference between comparing phasers and blasters in a fictional setting with comparing real-life tragedies whose lives could very easily be impacted by what we write. We need to be aware of internet's effect on people, and as we are often seen as authoritative, we need to be exceptionally careful with BLPs, not just from a legal standpoint, but from a moral one, as well. - Jack Sebastian (talk) 07:45, 18 December 2016 (UTC)
Did that incident occur because of a Wikipedia article? Daniel Case (talk) 07:46, 18 December 2016 (UTC)
Is that a loaded question? Of course, it came about because of several Wikipedia articles, not just BLPs, but articles where abuses occur in See also sections. Again, the current discussion is not about the validity of See Also sections en toto, but only for their very specific application on BLP articles. Stop looking for zebras. - Jack Sebastian (talk) 08:29, 18 December 2016 (UTC)
And while we're here, was it your intention to wipe out my post in the BLP noticeboard? Pretty uncool, man. - Jack Sebastian (talk) 10:17, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

December 2016

This message is to inform you of a discussion that concerns you at WP:AN. - Jack Sebastian (talk) 08:25, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

Also, at the WP:3RR noticeboard --Calton | Talk 08:51, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

You ARE aware that the 3RR is NOT an entitlement, correct, that it's a bright line for sanctioning edit-warriors? Please take more care in actually understanding the policies and alphabet soup you like to cut-and-paste. I mean, as an administrator, you're actually expected to understand the policies you're quoting. It's really not all that difficult. --Calton | Talk 13:54, 19 December 2016 (UTC)
I'm sorry you feel the way you do about this situation.. Right. I notice that you're not actually sorry for creating the situation. So please spare me the unctuous non-apology apology. --Calton | Talk 13:56, 19 December 2016 (UTC)
No, I did not take 3RR as an entitlement to revert 3 times within 24 hours and then stop, primarily because I did not revert three times within a 24-hour period. I made two reverts on 14 December, and two more on 18 December... Huh, you make a claim in one sentence ("No, I did not take 3RR as an entitlement to revert") and immediately contradict it with the next. You edit-warred, and you consciously everted four times in a way to avoid 3RR, so yeah, you took 3 reverts as an entitlement.
I know you may have reasons for questioning the sincerity of my apology... It would be hard to question the sincerity of something that never happened, since there was no actual apology. Of course, you're not required to make an apology, but don't pretend you've done so.
In that vein, I guess I should also apologize: I'm sorry that you don't understand WP:BRD, WP:EDITWAR, and WP:BURDEN. I'm sorry that you fell back on empty wikilawyering rather than even attempt to explain why the addition you edit-warred to force in belongs. I'm sorry that you feel "I like it" is a substitute for reliable sources for claims -- in this, the (obviously) implied connection between the two unconnected cases. I'm sorry that an admin has trouble with those policies and guidelines an admin is supposed to know. Do you wish to question the sincerity of my apologies? Because I'm certainly being sincere here.
I do recall that at one time you were a very helpful editor... And I do recall that at one time you showed evidence of knowing what you were doing. Just a note, but trying to be clever in your personal attacks (WERE a helpful editor?) doesn't not make them irrelevant personal attacks.
Here's a tip: instead of deflection, irrelevancies, point-scoring, condescension, empty rules-lawyering, and treating Wikipedia like a personal battleground, perhaps you should focus on following the standard Wikipedia policies, rules, guidelines, and practices. You know, behave like an admin. --Calton | Talk 02:08, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Leggetts Creek

I am attempting to do a GA Review of Leggetts Creek but the nominator and article-creator has retired from WP. The article is in pretty darn good shape but there are some issues with the referencing - mostly refs going stale. I am reaching out to you as a member of the Wikipedia:WikiProject Rivers in the hopes that maybe you or another active Project member could take on fixing the refs. Thanks, Shearonink (talk) 07:16, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry, merry!

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Russian translation request

Hello, I saw your name here. I was wondering if you could help me with a little Russian translation. I have written the article Khabarovsk Airlines and used references in Russian only for basic information, as I'm using Google Translate. Translations of this source (scroll down to № 99) and this one claim that the airline is a "state unitary enterprise". Would you mind telling me exactly what these sources say with regards to this? Are they saying that the airline was set up by the Khabarovsk Krai government and is a state-owned airline? Thank you very much for your time. — Sunnya343✈ (háblamemy work) 06:25, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversary

A year ago ...
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... you were recipient
no. 1323 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

Happy 2017 (see my talk)! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:42, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

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For notification, the File:Eric Garner facebook.jpg is deleted per FFD. This would set a precedent for other pages. --George Ho (talk) 11:16, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Murder of Pamela Werner

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Sunday January 15: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference

Sunday January 15: Wikipedia Day NYC 2017
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You are invited to join us at Ace Hotel for Wikipedia Day NYC 2017, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of the project's global 16th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

With special guests Katherine Maher of the Wikimedia Foundation and Tim Wu of Columbia Law School speaking on our Post-truth panel!

Also featuring an International/Multilingual panel, a Documenting Activism panel, a Multimedia/Tech Panel, a Science panel, an Art panel, and more.

And there will be cake.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

10:00am - 7:00 pm at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

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) 14:57, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

I have started the article

About the Disappearance of Kamiyah Mobley.--BabbaQ (talk) 22:38, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Reducing the environmental impact of Wikipedia

Hi Daniel Case, thank you for supporting my project to reduce the environmental impact of Wikipedia! Can I ask you how you found the project page? Also, happy Wikipedia Day! Thanks, --Gnom (talk) 10:34, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Oh, and now I just saw your proposal for a lightning talk at today's Wikipedia Day meetup in NYC. Do you think it would be possible for you to mention my project in this talk? --Gnom (talk) 11:40, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for planning to mention my project in your lightning talk – I saw that some WMF people will attend the meetup so this is a great chance to raise the topic with them. If I can help you in any way, e.g. by preparing a couple of slides or hopping on a quick Skype call with you, just let me know. Greetings from Hamburg, Germany, --Gnom (talk) 12:29, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
Hi Daniel Case, how did it go? :-) Kind regards, --Gnom (talk) 13:47, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Photo of Michael Brown

What about File:Michael Brown Jr.jpg, used in shooting of Michael Brown? It was nominated for deletion but then kept as of now. --George Ho (talk) 04:56, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Actually, you do the honors and then use the "death of Eric Garner" precedent. Me... I'm a little worried about readers' understanding of events involving non-notable people. If more images of victims end up deleted, then I could find ones that I uploaded and then ask for speedy deletion. --George Ho (talk) 07:04, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

And you can do also the second nomination on the bio pic of Alan Kurdi if you want. I won't prevent you from doing that, okay? --George Ho (talk) 07:10, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Delete a page from Wikipedia

Hi Mr.CASE ...please delete this page (Kenza Morsli) because it contain little information and few resources .Thanks in advance . — Preceding unsigned comment added by Boumediene15 (talkcontribs) 00:18, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter - February 2017

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  • When performing some administrative actions the reason field briefly gave suggestions as text was typed. This change has since been reverted so that issues with the implementation can be addressed. (T34950)
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  • The Foundation has announced a new community health initiative to combat harassment. This should bring numerous improvements to tools for admins and CheckUsers in 2017.

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  • JohnCD (John Cameron Deas) passed away on 30 December 2016. John began editing Wikipedia seriously during 2007 and became an administrator in November 2009.

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February 15: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday February 15, 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 Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

Featuring special guest presentations on WikiProject La Guardia and Wagner Archives, WikiProject Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wiki Loves the Dominican Republic, and more.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, and other outreach activities.

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After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

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Alex Gilbert on RU Wikipedia

Hello Daniel,

I am wondering if you can please have a look at the issue over at the Russian Wikipedia for Alex Gilbert. See [2] I am unsure on why this notability issue has been going on for this long? Are the rules completely different? Thanks! --TheDomain (talk) 21:54, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

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Roadrunner?

Hi! I had occasion to warn 98.100.198.100, and I noticed the banner on their talk page. The link goes to the article about the bird, not to any user. I wonder if you meant to link to a user when you added the banner. I tried looking at the user named "Roadrunner", but couldn't tell anything. — Gorthian (talk) 23:04, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

@Gorthian: "Roadrunner" in that case referred to what is now Spectrum Internet, the name of the ISP at that time, which now seems like a long time ago. Daniel Case (talk) 06:34, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
It was a long time ago! Thanks for updating it. — Gorthian (talk) 06:39, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

DYK Nomination/Biography

Hey Daniel! Thanks for the message and for starting the talk page. I'd been following the election rather closely and realized there probably wasn't a page for her yet so I wrote a bit while I had some time :P I think it'd be great to make the article a DYK nominee. I'm relatively new to all of this so if you have any thoughts/criticisms/suggestions, please feel free to let me know. I'll continue working on the bio (as you pointed out) and the page as a whole tomorrow. Socrates Burrito (talk) 09:10, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

I had been thinking something similar as I began working this morning. There was almost too much information at hand regarding the election itself that I felt as if I needed to leave some out or else let it overwhelm her personal article. What you suggested sounds great given I've added info to the election section already, left some out that I know I can go back to and still have more to find and include. So ya, I'll do it. Socrates Burrito (talk) 19:33, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

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Request for help

Please, I need help for a translation (from Russian), not from an article, but from a source.

I was working in the articles Mari native religion and pt:Religião tradicional mari (in Portuguese).

The phrase "There is a significant discrepancy between the pantheons of the Lowlands Mari, who worship roughly 140 gods, and Highlands Mari, who worship about 70 gods" has as source the book Religious Rites of the Cheremis. Because given an entire book as a reference, even more in a language and script that probably most readers don't understand, I was looking for a page and quote (my idea was to put a quote in the original and translated); I suspect that the reference is the first phrase of the last paragraph of the page 5 (note that the page 5 of the book is the 7th page in the website with the book), that seems to be ""Боговъ у луговыхъ черемисъ считается (съ матерями, пїамбарами , виднезями, праздничными и поминальными божествами) приблизительно около 140, у горныхъ 70"".

What I wanted were:

a) confirmation that the letters that are in the phrase are exactly that

b) a translation (to English) of the passage

Some difficulties:

- It is a document in Adobe Flash (than you can't do copy-paste, you have to look letter-to-letter in a copy of an old document and know how to identify the cyrilic letters)

- It is a document of 1887, before the ortographic reform of 1918, than I can't even use a machine translator. The result of the machine translation of that page is "Bogov in lugovyh cheremis considered (Sh mothers pїambarami, vidnezyami, festive and memorial deities) of about 140, at 70 gornyh"; however, if I exclude the "ъ" at the end of the words (I think that was the rule after 1918), and mechanically translated Богов у луговых черемиъ считается (с матерями, пїамбарами , виднезями, праздничными и поминальными божествами) приблизительно около 140, у горных 70, the result is "Gods in the meadow cheremi considered (with mothers pїambarami, vidnezyami, festive and memorial deities) of about 140, the mountain 70" (sounds better).

- I don't know almost nothing about russian languade or cyrilic script (because that, I tried the machine translation).

If you could help me, I appreciate a reply in my page in the portuguese Wikipedia.

Thanks in advice (and hoping that you could understand my not-much-good English)--MiguelMadeira (talk) 16:41, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

Problem already solved; thanks--MiguelMadeira (talk) 17:42, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

March 11: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA (and beyond!)

Saturday March 11: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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Join us at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at the Museum of Modern Art, 4 West 54th Street, on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. There will be childcare, snacks, multiple trainings and panel discussions. People of all gender identities and expressions welcomed and encouraged to attend.

This year’s edit-a-thon kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with a conversation about information activism with writer Joanne McNeil and Data & Society Research Institute Fellow Zara Rahman, moderated by Kimberly Drew, the social media manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, creator of the Tumblr “Black Contemporary Art,” and the person behind @museummammy on Instagram. Afternoon breakout groups will engage in focused discussions about related issues, including intersectionality and librarianship, power structures in notability guidelines on Wikipedia, and radical archives. --Pharos (talk) 18:45, 7 March 2017 (UTC)


And a broader calendar of events on the theme this week/weekend, and the next:

  • Mar 08 - Gladys Marcus Library, Fashion Institute of Technology
11am - 5pm
in New York, NY
Wikipedia:NYC/FIT/Womens Day Edit-a-thon
  • Mar 11 -Purchase College Library
11am - 4pm
in Purchase, NY
Facebook event
  • Mar 11 - The Museum of Modern Art
10am - 5pm
in New York, NY
Facebook event
MoMA event
  • Mar 12 - Interference Archive
2pm - 6pm
in Brooklyn, NY
Interference Archive event
  • Mar 12 - Kickstarter HQ
10am - 5pm
in Brooklyn, NY
Eventbrite event
  • Mar 18 -SVA Library
12pm - 5pm
in New York, NY
Eventbrite event

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Sunday March 26: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel

Sunday March 26: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel
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On the last Sunday of every month, the Boardroom at Ace Hotel New York hosts Action Equals History — a unique opportunity for New Yorkers to learn hands-on in a technology training/workshop session about the mechanics, practices and benefits of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects. This is an opportunity for all to gather, share and work collectively towards a more robust account of history.

For this month, and following on the recent Art+Feminism campaign, we'll focus on building better edit-a-thon tools for a variety of different thematic campaigns, and user-testing them with the community. Towards a goal of advancing these tools for wider use with diverse local groups.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 05:13, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

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French translation

I just completed my translation of Musée Saint-Raymond and wonder if you would proofread it as I see you listed as a French-English translator and seem to be one of the few active editors from that page. My primary concern is the sense of the three quotes, whose text is linked in the notes section. Besides that and a general grammatical review, it could use some more sources and I have added some links on the talk page. Ping me if you have any questions. Thanks in advance. ww2censor (talk) 11:58, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, I knew fresh eyes would improve some of the phraseology. Cheers ww2censor (talk) 16:25, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

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An update from the Sustainability Initiative

Thank you for supporting the Sustainability Initiative!

Hi, Daniel Case! Thank you again for supporting the Sustainability Initiative, which aims at reducing the environmental impact of the Wikimedia movement. Over the past two years, more than 200 Wikipedians from all over the world have come together to push the Wikimedia movement towards greater sustainability.

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We are writing you this message because there is great news: The Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation has finally passed a resolution stating that the Foundation is committed to seeking ways to reduce the impact of its activities on the environment. Also, we have created a cool logo and found a nice name for the project which you can see on the right :-)

What's next?

Currently, we are working with Wikimedia Foundation staff to make sustainability a key priority for the selection of a new location for Wikimedia servers in Singapore. Also, we have presented the Wikimedia Foundation with a green energy roadmap to have all Wikimedia servers run on renewable energy by 2019.

Please help!

Let's keep this project moving forward – and there are several ways in which you can help:

  • Ask other Wikipedians to sign the project page as well – this way we can show the Wikimedia Foundation that this is an issue that the community really cares about.
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If you have any questions, you can contact us on on Meta. Again, thank you very much for your support! --Aubrey and Gnom (talk) 22:16, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

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Similar usernames?

I found the edits of Szqecs and Czgsq quite concerning, or maybe I'm overreacting. Also, the usernames almost resemble each other. Thoughts? --George Ho (talk) 21:10, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

Scratch the assumption. This edit proves me wrong. --George Ho (talk) 19:04, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

So your a Wikipedia administrator

Hi, I recently found out that you are a Wikipedia administrator, which I did not know. I remember months ago I re-formatted a page that you created which I thought I did right, but you are an administrator so you probably know better than me. I have had some problems with edit disputes and formatting articles lately, perhaps you can help me with any future questions I have, I would really like that if you could. Davidgoodheart04:38, 13 April 2017 (UTC) Davidgoodheart (talk)

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April 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday April 19, 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 Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

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) 18:30, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

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Thank you for responding to my message and current problems that I am having

Hi, I will stick to two current issues at a time. The first being is about sources that I was using. For some reason ycdtotv.com was put on the spam list and I don't know why. I don't think it shouldn't have been and would like to see it removed from there. I need to use sources from that website for some Wikipedia articles that exist as well as one that I am currently making. If I can't be removed for some reason can I ever use it a sources for Wiki pages? The second is other sources that I have used and am currently using. On the Disappearance of Dorothy Forstein page that I created I was using websites that people though were not creditable but I think they are, so could you please check out the pages history and old sources and tell me if you think they are suitable to use. And some editor asked me not to use a YouTube video for an article (the page is wrestler Bambi Hall which I also created) and said is wasn't creditable, yet the video was an add from the wrestling company itself so it was creditable, as YouTube videos sometimes are reliable sources. Please let me know what you think. I will address my next issues in my next message to you. Davidgoodheart (talk) 01:31, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Measure S

Updated DYK query.svg On 25 April 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Measure S, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a campaign mailer for Los Angeles' Measure S designed to look like an eviction notice drew the ire of the sheriff's department after many recipients thought it was real? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Measure S. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Measure S), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:04, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Perp Walk article

Thanks for the tip, i will keep that in mind. By the way I like the rephrase much better. Nusent (talk) 14:29, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

TFA

Thank you for your contributions to a piece of justice, Heffernan v. City of Paterson: "This article is about a recent US Supreme Court decision regarding First Amendment protections of public employees. The first amendment protects the rights of public employees, and the Court has previously held that being fired or demoted for political speech or political association is unconstitutional, but in this case, Heffernan was fired not for what he did but what his employer mistakenly thought he did. The Court had to answer whether public employees are protected when their employer bases their decision on factually incorrect information." --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:28, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you!

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Just saw your work on Murder of Sherri Rasmussen through the GA nominations. Great job here! ComputerJA () 14:43, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK

Hi Daniel, I regret agreeing to go ahead with the DYK nom, for various reasons, mostly the difficulty of coming up with 200 characters that clearly explain what happened. I don't know whether I need to be consulted as the article's creator; I can't recall the DYK rules. But for whatever it's worth, my preference is not to nominate it for DYK. As for it being on the talk page, I removed it because in posting to the DYK page, I didn't realize I was also posting to talk. SarahSV (talk) 19:29, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

A brownie for you!

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(Brownies in plastic wrapping are usually what you can get on Swedish trains. I've removed the wrapping for you...) cart-Talk 20:47, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Sunday May 21: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon + global online challenge

Sunday May 21, 10:30 am - 4:30pm: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon: Met Open Access Initiative is the Metropolitan Museum of Art's first edit-a-thon, being hosted on Sunday May 21, 2017 in Thomas J. Watson Library at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City.

The Met is excited to make available over 375,000 images of public domain artworks for contribution to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons from the museum’s collection spanning 5,000 years of art. The event is an opportunity for Wikimedia communities to engage The Met's diverse collection onsite and remotely. The event is a key marker too of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's first Wikimedian-in-Residence program, with resident Richard Knipel (User:Pharos), along with Wikimedia NYC. We invite you to help enhance Wikimedia communities and platforms with open access images from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The event requires pre-registration. To register, 1) please sign-up with Eventbrite via The Met's website and 2) add your Wikipedia username to the #Participants on the wikimeetup page. Please check-in with museum staff when you arrive at the Thomas J. Watson Library within the museum.

We also welcome remote participation for the global Met Open Access Artworks Challenge (15 May - 30 June, 2017), you can sign up there at Met Open Access Artworks Challenge/Participants. --Pharos (talk) 16:23, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

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DYK for Lysekil Line

Updated DYK query.svg On 18 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Lysekil Line, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that when passenger service was resumed on Sweden's Lysekil Line after 33 years, the train driver had to switch on the line's power himself? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Lysekil Line. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Lysekil Line), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:05, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

May 24: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday May 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 Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

Topics this month include the TED wikiproject, the Met wikiproject, and encouraging free video on Wikimedia Commons!

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 137 West 14th Street

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) 19:30, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

  • P.S. bonus event this weekend:

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quick question?

Do you know if Kylie Maybury's killer has to be sentenced according to 1984 sentencing guidelines, not 2017 ones? Paul Benjamin Austin (talk) 09:55, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

Quickie admin favor

Can you please keep the recent version and delete only the older version at file File:Disinformation book.jpg that had the whitespace ?

Thank you! Sagecandor (talk) 16:42, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

Apparently this is policy. Please see tag added recently at File:Disinformation book.jpg. Can you please delete the old version only, and then remove the tag? Sagecandor (talk) 21:25, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! Which research? Sagecandor (talk) 21:41, 2 June 2017 (UTC)


Can you help verify translations of articles from russian

Hello Daniel Case,

Would you be able to help evaluate the accuracy of translations of Wikipedia articles from russian to English Wikipedia?

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This would involve evaluating a translated article on the English Wikipedia by comparing it to the original russian article, and marking it "Pass" or "Fail" based on whether the translation faithfully represents the original. Here's the reason for this request:

There are a number of articles on English Wikipedia that were created as machine translations from different languages including russian , using the Content Translation tool, sometimes by users with no knowledge of the source language. The config problem that allowed this to happen has since been fixed, but this has left us with a backlog of articles whose accuracy of translation is suspect or unknown, including some articles translated from russian. In many cases, other editors have come forward later to copyedit and fix any English grammar or style issues, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the translation is accurate, as factual errors from the original translation may remain. To put it another way: Good English is not the same as good translation.

If you can help out, that would be great. Here's a sample of the articles that need checking:

  1. Sergey_Musaelyan Pass Much of the history needs to be put in the past tense, although it is otherwise properly translated. Daniel Case (talk) 17:02, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
  2. Azov_History,_Archaeology_and_Paleontology_Museum-Reserve Fail A lot in the Russian article that's not in the English. Daniel Case (talk) 17:06, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
  3. GP-4u Fail Doesn't even seem to have been translated. Daniel Case (talk) 17:09, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
  4. Stroymontazh Pass Daniel Case (talk) 17:11, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
  5. Vysoky,_Khanty-Mansi_Autonomous_Okrug Fail The Russian article is a stub; ours doesn't even make that level. Daniel Case (talk) 17:15, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

All you have to do, is compare the English article to the russian article, and assess them "Pass" or "Fail" (the {{Pass}} and {{Fail}} templates may be useful here). (Naturally, if you feel like fixing an inaccurate translation and then assessing it, that's even better, but it isn't required.) Also please note that we are assessing accuracy not completeness, so if the English article is much shorter that is okay, as long as whatever has been translated so far is factually accurate. To see the full list of articles, please go to WP:CXT/PTR.

If you can help, please {{ping}} me here to let me know. You can add your pass/fails above, right next to each link, or you may indicate your results below. Thanks! Elinruby (talk) 07:39, 6 June 2017 (UTC)  Pass ✓ Pass  Fail ✗ Fa

@Elinruby:

Wikipedia:Translation/French/Translators

I'm trying to get three French sources translated to English for Beauty & the Beast (1982 video game) and I was wondering if you knew the best way to get that done. The sources are Telematch, page page 37 to page 38 of this, and this article. SL93 (talk) 21:56, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Murder of Dee Dee Blancharde

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Murder of Dee Dee Blancharde at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 09:44, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

File:Alan kurdi smiling playground.jpg at FFD

The file, File:Alan kurdi smiling playground.jpg, is nominated for deletion at Wikipedia:Files for discussion/2017 June 8#File:Alan kurdi smiling playground.jpg, where I invite you to discuss. --George Ho (talk) 04:59, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Murder of Dee Dee Blancharde

Updated DYK query.svg On 14 June 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Murder of Dee Dee Blancharde, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a Munchausen by proxy expert says the murder of Dee Dee Blancharde, discovered two years ago today, is the first instance he knows of where the abused child killed the abusive parent? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Murder of Dee Dee Blancharde. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Murder of Dee Dee Blancharde), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:43, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Thursday June 22: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA

Thursday June 22, 6-8:30pm: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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Join us for an evening of social Wikipedia editing at the Museum of Modern Art Library's third annual Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon, during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to LGBT art, culture and history.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required.

Themes for this event include art related to HIV/AIDS activism and on LGBTQ artists of the African Diaspora as part of the Black Lunch Table project.

Experienced Wikipedians will be on-hand to assist throughout the day. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have library resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand.

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMA, 4 West 54 Street - between 5th/6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Please note that this entrance is one block north of the main 53rd Street entrance, closer to 5th Avenue.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 21:40, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

P.S. Stay tuned / sign up early for our Sunday June 25 Hackathon @ Ace Hotel, the Sunday July 9 Wiknic on Governors Island, and other upcoming events.

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If you think it's ok to shift the e-mail I sent to a public forum then please feel free to copy/paste it back here (and wikify where applicable). --Marc Kupper|talk 19:35, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Sunday July 9: WikNYC Picnic @ Governors Island

Sunday July 9, 1-6pm: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" on New York City's green and historic Governors Island, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1–6pm - come by any time! Our reserved picnicking area is Grill #5 by Nolan Park in the northern part of Governors Island.
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia NYC banner!

We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 11:02, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

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A problem with the Asha Degree article

Hey. You might want to take a look at the article's talk page. A point you inserted on the 26th Feb '16 included references to contents found in her bag that weren't backed up by the sources cited. Just thought I'd give you a heads up that I've taken that claim down until a proper source is found (which I've been told is unlikely, since this Wikipedia page and someone's personal blog are apparently the only places that make the claim about what was in the bag). Thought it was a case of vandalism until I tracked it down to the article's most prolific contributor. Sorry if the Talk entry was harsh!Jesuschristonacamel (talk) 03:49, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

July 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday July 19, 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 Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

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) 02:37, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

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WP:MOSTIME

Thanks for the hint, I'll keep it in mind. Yintan  20:47, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Sunday July 30: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel

Sunday July 30: Action=History Wiki-Hackathon @ Ace Hotel
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On the last Sunday of every month, the Boardroom at Ace Hotel New York hosts Action Equals History — a unique opportunity for New Yorkers to learn hands-on in a technology training/workshop session about the mechanics, practices and benefits of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects. This is an opportunity for all to gather, share and work collectively towards a more robust account of history.

For this month, we'll focus on Wikipedia casual editing, ways to use and develop Wikidata, building better edit-a-thon tools for a variety of different thematic campaigns, and user-testing them with the community. Towards a goal of advancing these tools for wider use with diverse local groups.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 14:21, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

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A Group of Items v. United States

Since you've written some of these articles about major in rem cases, I wondered if you might know the answer to my question.

Most of these cases are Seizing Jurisdiction v. A Bunch of Items Meeting a Certain Description, but I found a few in reverse, e.g. Quantity of Books v. Kansas and 62 Cases of Jam v. United States. Can you imagine where these names came from? The books weren't trying to seize Kansas, and the jam wasn't trying to seize the United States; I'm left wondering why they weren't Kansas v. Quantity of Books and United States v. 62 Cases of Jam. Nyttend (talk) 23:43, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

Hm, okay, thank you. I've seen Person v. Entity (or Citizen v. Elected Official) before, but I figured they were always someone suing the entity or the official, e.g. the Baker v. Carr travesty. Nyttend (talk) 03:32, 29 July 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Saw Kill (Hudson River)

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Saw Kill (Hudson River) at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 20:24, 29 July 2017 (UTC)

P.S. Gorgeous pictures! Yoninah (talk) 20:24, 29 July 2017 (UTC)

Query on reliability of a source

Hi. Since my question was unanswered twice in Reliable Source noticeboard, I think that it is appropriate to ask an admin. I am working on the Syed Shahabuddin article with the hope of promoting it to the GA status. In this article I have used this Source as a reference. I am wondering whether it is a reliable source for sourcing details about Mr. Shahabuddin's political, diplomatic career and amongst others. The author of the text of the source is a former Indian Foreign Service Officer and appears to be his colleague. Please share your thoughts. Thanks. RRD (talk) 12:19, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Disappearance of Tiffany Daniels

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Disappearance of Tiffany Daniels at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 20:59, 6 August 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Saw Kill (Hudson River)

Updated DYK query.svg On 8 August 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Saw Kill (Hudson River), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 1841 conservation agreement between the owners of the land where the Saw Kill (falls pictured) drains into the Hudson River is one of the earliest in American history? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Saw Kill (Hudson River). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Saw Kill (Hudson River)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Disappearance of Tiffany Daniels

Updated DYK query.svg On 12 August 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Disappearance of Tiffany Daniels, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that four years ago today, Tiffany Daniels left her job at Pensacola State College early after telling her supervisor she would not be back for a few days, and has not been seen since? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Disappearance of Tiffany Daniels. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Disappearance of Tiffany Daniels), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex ShihTalk 00:03, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

Userspace and user talk space deletion

Hi! I recently had my username switched over which generated User and User Talk space redirect to my new account. However, someone created an account in that space, which is fine, but they still have my redirects. I asked the admin that migrated me to delete them but they aren't an EN sysop. Can you delete these two user pages to eliminate my redirects from their history and prevent anyone from mistaken me for them? It would be particularly useful since the only contribution they made was vandalism. :) --AP500 (talk) 03:20, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

Articles that need sourcing

Hi, I see that you added a article to the List of people who disappeared mysteriously in the 1910 year section, which is what I am trying to do, that is add as many articles that exist, but aren't on the list right now. Also I see that you added a template above the Carlease Simms claiming it needs more sources, I tried to find sources to add to it, but I couldn't find any. I even bought a book called Among The Missing, but even that doesn't have all the info that I need. Aarni Neuvonen, Pavlos Kouroupis, Misha Kokaia and Karla Mayer are other articles that also need to have sourced added, but I can't find any. Someone told me that archive.org & archive-it.org are two good internet archive websites, as well as the wayback machine, but I don't really know how to use them. Would you know how to use these sites to add sources to these articles, so I can add them to the list? Davidgoodheart (talk) 05:46, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

August 30: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday August 30, 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 Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

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) 12:02, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

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Re: Monida

Probably, but with a different angle.

Also, could you copyedit Allendale station (NJ Transit) for me? I'd appreciate it. Mitch32(The many fail: the one succeeds.) 05:36, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

No problem. I just wanted to get an alert to you. Mitch32(The many fail: the one succeeds.) 05:46, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Re Iva Honyestewa DYK

Thank you for the review of Template:Did you know nominations/Iva Honyestewa. I have reworked the citation to remove the 404 problem, but the original article has been taken down by the Arizona State Museum as news from an old event and is no longer available on the web. I hope that the changes I have made are enough to move forward. Thanks again. Skistud (talk) 15:21, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Thank you! I was able to find the reference on Wayback. https://web.archive.org/web/20150621031248/http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu:80/events/swiaf_juried_competition/2015/winner_details.php?awdno=21 As for the new comments, please see my response. I have no idea why the reviewer continues to insist that the article did not call the basket a pootsaya...When it clearly does. Also, I messed up the syntax on the citation of the DYK; no idea how to fix it. Skistud (talk) 02:40, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Is Template:Did you know nominations/Iva Honyestewa acceptable now? Thanks again! Skistud (talk) 13:20, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft - See also

Hi Daniel, my issues with the see also are two-pronged: The MOS for see also's seems to suggest it's best to "provide a brief annotation when a link's relevance is not immediately apparent" -the text appears to be much more lengthy than it needs to be. The biggest issue, however, that I have with these see also's (also the one for 1972 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts robbery) is that it appears to violate Wikipedia:No original research, as you are making these correlations between the two robberies without any citations or references. Just wanted to explain my actions so that they don't appear unjustified. Thanks, Garchy (talk) 19:37, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Hohokus-Nutley

Per our phone discussion, here is an article about the Nutley Velodrome and a map for the Hohokus Speedway. Mitch32(The many fail: the one succeeds.) 22:14, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

I have lots of newspapers on both. When you choose to do so, I can provide them. Mitch32(The many fail: the one succeeds.) 05:30, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

DYK for 2011 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts theft

Updated DYK query.svg On 3 September 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 2011 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts theft, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that an Edmonton man who unknowingly bought a $1.2 million artwork stolen six years ago today, kept it in his bedroom next to Star Wars figures and stuffed animals? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/2011 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts theft. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 2011 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts theft), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex ShihTalk 00:03, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

Daniel, hi. The leading image in the above DYK target article is either mislabeled (as a Roman soldier, which it plainly isn't), or else is the wrong image. I suspect it's the latter. Thanks, Haploidavey (talk) 12:45, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
Re: your reply at my talk. Yes, it's relatively recent (1st Century). It's an "archaizing-style" head, but not of a Roman soldier. It might well be intended as representation of an Achaemenid soldier - though I'm only guessing at that. I've left details and links on the target page for the DYK. Cheers! Haploidavey (talk) 18:23, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

Help!

Thank you very much for reviewing the DYK of the Alpine pika. On the Template_talk:Did_you_know page, if you click the "review or comment link" for the Alpine pika, it tries to create the page, so could it open the actually Template:Did_you_know_nominations/Alpine_pika page? I made a mistake while nominating it and created the template page with Template:Did_you_know_nominations/alpine_pika (notice the small "a"), so I page moved to Template:Did_you_know_nominations/Alpine_pika and requested a CSD for the former. Could you help me out on it? Thanks a ton! Face-tongue.svg Adityavagarwal (talk) 21:24, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

DYK for 1972 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts robbery

Updated DYK query.svg On 4 September 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 1972 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts robbery, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the jewellery and 18 paintings stolen 45 years ago today (de Heem, pictured) from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts are the largest theft in Canadian history? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/1972 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts robbery. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 1972 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts robbery), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:03, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

Talk:Judy Smith homicide

Hi, I don't know if you've had a chance to see my note, but I would like to move the page to Death of Judy Smith. Is that ok with you? Yoninah (talk) 20:27, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Judy Smith homicide

Updated DYK query.svg On 7 September 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Judy Smith homicide, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a Buncombe County, North Carolina, deputy sheriff interrupted his convalescence from back surgery to investigate a body discovered 20 years ago today and crushed his sciatic nerve as a result? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Judy Smith homicide. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Judy Smith homicide), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex ShihTalk 00:03, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

Please see the comments on my edit to the article. I'm thinking you need to finely review the article for omissions, mistakes, and goofs. I read ref 6
There was another alleged Smith sighting, this one near Rittenhouse Square. That seems more promising to Jeffrey Smith, Judith's husband, whom Judith accompanied to Philadelphia on a business trip before disappearing.
Frank Lewis calls Ed Geigert, the local private eye working for Jeffrey Smith, to ask about the Society Hill Hotel sighting. Geigert tells Lewis that a guy named Victor Fiorello contacted Smith on Friday after seeing a woman looking remarkably like the picture of Judith Smith on the front of City Paper.
"It was about 5:55 a.m.," says Fiorello. "I was on my way to work at Blue Cross when I was coming out of the Wawa at 20th and Locust. What caught my attention was a fairly well-dressed, older white woman who was sitting outside a gourmet grocery store. It caught my attention because it was so early in the morning and you don't normally see that."
After realizing that he had seen her face before, in the newspaper, Fiorello says he called 911 from work.
and can't imagine what the corresponding paragraph in the article is trying to say. Please go back and verify that the refs say what the article text says. Shenme (talk) 02:45, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

September 27: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting

Wednesday September 27, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting
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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 Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month will also feature on our agenda, upcoming editathons, the organization's Annual Meeting, and Chapter board elections.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

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7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

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) 00:42, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

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Disappearance of Tammy Kingery

Regarding the hook fact, if the door was locked from the outside, then someone else had the keys to the house. Did the police ever investigate the family members? Did they exonerate the husband? Yoninah (talk) 16:06, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

BLPN Tammy Kingery

Hello. Sorry to be a nuisance (again), I have raised a minor issue about this article at Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons/Noticeboard#Disappearance of Tammy Kingery. MPS1992 (talk) 18:41, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Disappearance of Tammy Kingery

Updated DYK query.svg On 20 September 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Disappearance of Tammy Kingery, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that although Tammy Kingery left her keys inside her South Carolina house when she disappeared from it three years ago today, the door was found locked from the outside? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Disappearance of Tammy Kingery. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Disappearance of Tammy Kingery), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 12:03, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Faith Hedgepeth homicide

Updated DYK query.svg On 23 September 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Faith Hedgepeth homicide, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that one year ago today Chapel Hill, North Carolina, police released an image of a suspect in the Faith Hedgepeth homicide based purely on DNA left at the crime scene? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Faith Hedgepeth homicide. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Faith Hedgepeth homicide), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Vanamonde (talk) 12:02, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

DYK help needed

Hey Daniel,

Despite having a few DYK's under my belt. They were from a few years ago and the procedures seem to have changed. Despite what appear to be clear instructions I feel certain I haven't done it right. Could you look at Template:Did_you_know_nominations/Tajama_Abraham and I tell me what I did wrong or help me clean it up?--S Philbrick(Talk) 16:39, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

FYI, someone else helped me so I think I'm in good shape.--S Philbrick(Talk) 20:50, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

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Sunday October 15: Wikipedia @ Open House New York / Weekend Photo Competition

Sunday October 15: Wikipedia @ Open House New York / Weekend Photo Competition
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This event is the concluding "upload party" to the Wikipedia @ Open House New York Weekend photo scavenger hunt, and an accompanying Wikimedia Commons tutorial and multimedia hackathon,

Learn how to work with your photos to illustrate New York City articles!

Note that this is part of the larger Open House New York Weekend activities on Saturday and Sunday, when sites normally closed to the public are open for public visits and photography.

If you can, bring your camera/photos to the event, and a laptop if you'd like to engage in adding photos to articles. But this is not necessary.

For photos from last year's event, see the OHNY campaign 2016 on Wikimedia Commons.

  • Date: Sunday October 15
  • Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Ace Hotel New York. 20 West 29th Street, Manhattan.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 15:32, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

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October 18: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday October 18, 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 Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

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(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

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) 13:21, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

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