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TUSC token 9971e50bd95eab9f57319ec9a0d97086[edit]

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account where I changed my password!

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

You are invited!

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

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


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WP Oregon list[edit]

I hope it's still on your radar that the Wikipedia:WikiProject Oregon/Admin page (and the related one) is still broken and not being updated (the last update was on July 2). I'm guessing you probably just haven't had any time to spend on trying to figure out what caused the recurring glitch in early July, which evidently prompted you to disable the updating script (if that's the right term). Consider this a friendly reminder. – SJ Morg (talk) 08:28, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Quite right. The semantics of the Wikimedia API changed to work as originally documented, especially the number of entries which can be downloaded in one query is now enforcing (since July 2) the 500 at-a-time limit. So letting the script run is worse than not letting it run. I need to update to use a newer query and it needs to loop until it has received the entire list. So far, I haven't been able to spend much time figuring it out and the time that I did revealed that it was harder to do than I expected.
Rest assured it is on my todo list. Thanks for the reminder. —EncMstr (talk) 16:00, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Hatnote vandalism?[edit]

Greetings EncMstr.

Thank you for your two thoughtful thank you alerts you left me for my prior work on Comparison of real-time operating systems. Its nice to know that someone appreciates my modest labors.

Of more grave concern, I have found several troubling uncorrected edits which seem to be a form of vandalism, here:

Most of these edits are hatnote deletions. As an admin, I leave it to you to decide what to do, and to do so. To the extent that my input may matter, I vote for rollback. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Jerryobject (talk) 01:41, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

You are welcome. It is always a pleasure to see someone improving Wikipedia.
As for the IP editor, some of the removals seem like improvements, though I agree that most are not. Other editors have reverted the changes. I think only a few should remain. I issued two warnings and will monitor the user's activities. Thanks! —EncMstr (talk) 03:39, 4 August 2015 (UTC)


Ah, I read "note that signatures will not be changed" as just meaning "signatures will not automatically be updated by this process", maybe that was wrong of me. WP:VANISH goes on to say "Old signatures embedded in past posts cannot be changed due to technical limitations of the MediaWiki software, although in some cases collapsing or blanking is possible." further down, which sounded like it was acceptable to obfuscate signatures so long as it was done clearly (and resigning as "Vanished user XYZ" seemed clear enough). --McGeddon (talk) 15:27, 24 August 2015 (UTC)