User talk:EmilyAnnRamos

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March 2013[edit]

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Hello, EmilyAnnRamos, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions, especially what you did for The Tech Museum of Innovation.. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few links to pages you might find helpful:

Please remember to sign your messages on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{Help me}} before the question. Again, welcome! Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:14, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello Emily. Thanks for coming to Wikipedia.
It is difficult to edit on behalf of one's employer. Consider reading some of the materials at WP:COI for background on this.
There are a lot of guidelines to contributing to Wikipedia, but in the case of your employer's article, here are some things you can to to conform to Wikipedia community guidelines:
  1. Remove all references to sources which are published by the subject of the article. The use of self-published sources is generally not allowed on Wikipedia.
  2. Delete all information in the article which does not have a reference.
If you have questions, you can message me or talk to others in any number of places, such as the WP:TEAHOUSE for beginners. Thanks a lot for your interest! I appreciate your museum. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:37, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Hihi Bluerasberry! Thanks for reaching out. I'm still trying to figure out my way through Wikipedia. I like the user box thing on your page. How can I add that on my user page? I also want to make sure that the way I'm editing The Tech Museum of Innovation is correct. There are some paragraphs on that page that were present before I started editing it. Do I need to delete those paragraphs if I can't find the source? I wasn't the one that put them up there, but the information is still accurate. Also, will I need a source if I'm adding pictures? I was just going to walk around The Tech and take more updated pictures then put them up. What is your recommendation for getting sources?

Anyway, thank you again for reaching out. Sorry for all the questions! EmilyAnnRamos (talk) 05:48, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello! Ask all the questions you like, and you would also find that there are others here who would help you so ask questions anywhere you go.
About your organization page - the thing is that Wikipedians are volunteers and we are continually bullied by lots of organizations who make messes to promote themselves. While no one on Wikipedia is responsible for cleaning any mess and is only responsible for being good in the future, still it is nice to see representatives of organizations clean messes caused by others. If you want your article's page to be a model of Wikipedia community values, then yes, please delete inappropriate information added by others.
GLAM logo small.png This user is interested in helping with GLAM projects.
Lots of users have userboxes and you generally get those by copying others. Here are mine - User:Bluerasberry/Userboxes. Sorry about the junky code. A good one for you might be this one - {{Template:User GLAM interested}}. GLAM is "galleries libraries archives and museums", because Wikipedians like these places best.
I know that it is inconsistent as compared to adding text, but you can add pictures yourself without a citation. The encyclopedia is at Wikipedia, but our media repository is at Wikimedia Commons and you upload pictures at commons:Special:UploadWizard. Yes, it would be very welcome for you to take pictures of the museum. If you take pictures of copyrighted content then that would mean getting extra permission, which can be a hassle in places where not all the space is out of copyright.
If you have questions post here, post on my talk page, post to the WP:TEAHOUSE, or feel free to email me to make an appointment for a chat on Skype. I care a lot about your museum and I made The Tech Awards back in 2011. Take care. Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:45, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Good to know! I'll start removing the information that doesn't have a source. The president of our organization recently published an Op-Ed in the local newspaper. Can I use that as a source? It's really cool to hear that you're the one that started The Tech Awards article. I'll try to find more sources, so that it can be updated. EmilyAnnRamos (talk) 21:08, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Emily, the guidelines are ambiguous about using an organization's own staff's articles in a newspaper, but my opinion is that most of the Wikipedia community would accept this as a good source of information for claims which are not extraordinary. The situation is that if a third-party publishes it, then the information is at least credible and interesting enough to have been deemed by a neutral party to be worth disseminating. On the spectrum of good sources, it is my opinion that an op-ed is low quality and acceptable. Better would be someone unaffiliated with the organization writing an op-ed about you, and better still is attracting a journalist to cover your organization's history and mission.
At the very top of community values is you guys producing your own information which is not about you. Something that the Wikipedia community would really like to have from you is for you to somehow arrange for neutral journalism for the participants in your Tech Awards program. You guys are at the hub of a lot of interesting information from a lot of sectors, and when you pull in interesting people, it would be nice if that could result in the production of Wikipedia articles about the people and organizations you feature. I know it is tempting to write about yourselves, but you will always be a bit biased in that respect. Where you shine is in talking about other people, like the Tech Award recipients or the target of any museum exhibition. That said, I understand your interest in your own organization and what you do is welcome. Blue Rasberry (talk) 21:19, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to Wikiconference USA[edit]

Hello! In New York City Friday 30 May - Sunday 1 June Wikiconference USA will be held as a national United States Wikipedia meetup hosted by Wikimedia New York City and Wikimedia DC. All are welcome to attend. Scholarship applications to cover travel expenses are accepted until the end of March and presentation submissions are requested until that time but can be accepted until closer to the conference.

This conference may be more than you want or need and it is all the way across the country, but I thought that I would invite you anyway. If you have friends in communication in NYC who want to learn Wikipedia please suggest to them that they go also. Thanks! Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:57, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. It's a bit to far away for me, though. EmilyAnnRamos (talk) 17:45, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks for letting me know! I just fixed it. EmilyAnnRamos (talk) 20:04, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Look forward to see you at Berkeley today![edit]

Hi there. Thanks for signing up for the WikiWomen's Edit-a-Thon at Berkeley that is happening today. I look forward to seeing you! We have changed the on-campus venue due to the response we've had, via Wikipedia and Facebook. Please take a look at the event page. If you get this message too late, we'll have a sign on the door of the former location directing you to the new one, which is only a short walk. See you then! SarahStierch (talk) 15:38, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

You're invited! Litquake Edit-a-thon in San Francisco[edit]

You are invited!Litquake Edit-a-thonSee you there!
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The Edit-a-thon will occur in parallel with Litquake, the San Francisco Bay Area's annual literature festival. Writers from all over the Bay Area and the world will be in town during the nine day festival, so the timing is just right for us to meetup and create/translate/expand/improve articles about literature and writers. All levels of Wikipedia editing experience are welcome. This event will include new editor training. RSVP →here←. --Rosiestep (talk) 03:38, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

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