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Deletion of Robert Sayre article[edit]

The article you deleted (and replaced with a redirect) had been on Wikipedia for five years. I disagree with your decision to unilaterally wipe it out without an RfD vote. Sayre is notable by virtue of his co-authorship of the Atom standard, an important and widely adopted technical standard in the syndication community, and none of the personal information in the article was controversial. As someone who wants to see better encyclopedia entries for the authors of popular Internet standards on Wikipedia, I don't see why Sayre's entry should have been wiped out in its entirety instead of improved. Also, you said on my Talk page that we need to be cautious about not invading the subject's privacy with things that are private information. I agree with this, but there was nothing in the entry of that nature. Looking at caches from other sites, I see one thing about a personal health battle overcome in childhood, but I think that was cited from Sayre's own writings from his blog on Mozilla. Peterkiesler (talk) 00:49, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

I've added more thoughts on my Talk page in response to yours. If you want to discuss it further, that's probably the best place. Peterkiesler (talk) 02:12, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
Since we've discussed this, you can delete this from your Talk page if you like. Peterkiesler (talk) 00:18, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Compensation[edit]

Is it publicly disclosed anywhere how much you will be compensated for the WiR program with Cochrane? If not, is this something that you would personally disclose? - 2001:558:1400:10:4D4F:DD4B:A6F3:7A90 (talk) 14:35, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Yes, it was published with the initial posting of the job. I have the link on my user page but for your convience I'll add it here, too. Wikipedia:Cochrane/Wikipedian in Residence The position receives a stipend of $6,500 for 6 months of part time remote work. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 14:43, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
Depending on how "part" is the "part time", that seems like a dreadfully meager stipend. I wish you luck in advancing factual information on Wikipedia, regardless. Eventually, we'll see corporate (business) WiR programs, and then we'll finally have some balance on the subjects of corporations (which, to my eye, seem to bias too heavily toward petty criticisms of product or service minutiae). - 2001:558:1400:10:4D4F:DD4B:A6F3:7A90 (talk) 14:49, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Congrats![edit]

Just stopping by to say congratulations on the residency. That's awesome. :-) --MZMcBride (talk) 01:47, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Thank you. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 01:56, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

I'm sorry I'm just hearing about this now (I was away for the last couple months) but this is fantastic news. Congrats! Kidzangi (talk) 03:47, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello from Wikimed at Sinai[edit]

Please see our course page. Thanks! Salubrious Toxin (talk) 20:24, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi :-) It is nice to meet you. I'll check out your course page. Let me know if I can be of any help to you. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 20:29, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Great to see you again in NY. I had no idea you had the Cochrane connection - I just sent you an email related to Cochrane.--S Philbrick(Talk) 01:07, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Cervix - in particular Cervical screening[edit]

Sydney, I somehow ended up working on cervix, which is good as there is a bit of a vibrant collaboration happening. It only has rudimentary information on cervical screening. There is a pre-FAC peer review in progress at Wikipedia:Peer review/Cervix/archive1 - feel free to comment and have a look at the article and check and cochranise sources :) Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 21:12, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi Cas,
Thanks for letting me know. I'll check it out. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 18:26, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

HI[edit]

Hi Sydney! My best wishes on your new position at the Cochrane Library! I Just wanted to introduce myself as another Wikipedian-in-Residence! :) Where is the best page to find recent updates about the project? Yours, OR drohowa (talk) 19:44, 26 July 2014 (UTC) (email me at dorohoward@gmail.com if you want to talk more!)

David Baker[edit]

Hi I have added my full name and brief description of who and what I am. Plus a disclaimer. My plan with the Restless Leg article is not to edit it myself but to ask a well known and respected physician to add the text so it is coming from a credible source. My task is to figure out how to do it and make sure we go through the right channels and maintain the integrity of Wikipedia. All the best David --98.189.164.60 (talk) 18:02, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Task List[edit]

Glad you liked the task list instructions Sydney. Was just mainly repeating what you all keep saying. amosabo t@lk; 13:09, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Also thank you very much for the edit-a-thon link it has proved most helpful. amosabo t@lk; 13:40, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

hey just came to drop in Hi & check talk page — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jainvaibhav1307 (talkcontribs) 05:25, 21 September 2014 (UTC) --Jainvaibhav1307 (talk) 05:27, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

WikiData[edit]

Hey Sidney, I just had a brainwave while working on a presentation. Would it be useful to link Cochrane reviews to clinical items on Wikidata? This would massively improve accessibility and would be easy to update whenever a new version of a review appears. JFW | T@lk 11:54, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

@ User:Jfdwolff Hi Jacob, that sounds like an interesting idea. Could you give me a specific example about how it will work? Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 18:29, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Give me a link?[edit]

Hey Sydney,

At this point, the article's hopeless, but I'm curious about the subject now. Can you give me a link to one of those many sources that talks about how a person develops epilepsy? A lay source is just fine, since that's what most of our readers will be looking at and therefore that's what our readers' expectations will be formed by. I haven't been able to find one. I can find plenty of sources that use the word "unknown" to describe the mechanism of epilepsy, and I find plenty of sources that talk about the well-understood mechanism of having a seizure. However, I find zero that identify a mechanism of getting epilepsy.

To be clear, I'm looking for a mechanism that can go in a section on the mechanism of epilepsy itself, not a section on the mechanism of having a seizure. (Act now, or someone will revert those links.) WhatamIdoing (talk) 15:49, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

FergusM1970[edit]

FergusM1970 writes here that you know "the articles [FergusM1970] was paid to edit." Is that true? When did he inform you of this? Were you aware that the Terms of Use, linked at the bottom of every page, says "you must disclose your employer, client, and affiliation with respect to any contribution for which you receive, or expect to receive, compensation?" Hipocrite (talk) 15:45, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

His statement on ANI was a bit disingenuous, no? Sorry for the formal tone above, he certainly implied he disclosed it to you well before today. Hipocrite (talk) 16:16, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
No problems, you were confused. And yes, it could be implied that I knew about it much longer. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 16:27, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Cochrane Collaboration[edit]

Hi Sydney,

I've just read that you're the Wikipedian in Residence at the Cochrane Collaboration - I don't know how I missed that, but belated congratulations! Since September, I've been Wikimedian in Residence at the Royal Society of Chemistry; see Wikipedia:GLAM/Royal Society of Chemistry for details. Do you have a page like that? I found Wikipedia:Cochrane/Wikipedian in Residence, but it's out of date.

We recently launched a Wikipedia Library donation: Wikipedia:RSC Gold which may be of interest to some of your collaborators; please let them know about it, and do let me kwow if you have any ideas on how we might collaboarate, or if I can help you in any way. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:24, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Did you know...[edit]

Did you know that you have your Internationalisation preference set to "She edits wiki pages" (yeah!), but you aren't a member of [[Category:Female_Wikipedians|Category:Female Wikipedians]]? I hope that you'll add yourself! Lightbreather (talk) 23:47, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Test Kaffeeklatsch area for women-only[edit]

Since WikiProject Women as proposed at the IdeaLab may take some time to realize, and based on a discussion on the proposal's talk page, I have started a test Kaffeeklatsch area for women (cisgender or trans-woman, regardless of sexual orientation) only. If interested, your participation would be most welcome. Lightbreather (talk) 19:38, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Robert Sears (physician)[edit]

I've removed BullRangifer's reinsertion of the problematic material, but I've looked into the problematic section you removed. The "Consequences of epidemics" section directly connects Sears to the patient, but goes much farther by implying that Sears is responsible for the "epidemic" (since when is less than dozen people an epidemic anyways?). Aside from using Huffington Post comments - Sear's clearly gave context, the doctor is not liable for patient's parents who refuse. WebMd even has Sears suggesting the vaccine in the normal schedule and but advising to getting the first dose before the child enters daycare or school. CDC has some context on the timeline. All the background essentially points blame at Sears for it because the parents apparently did not want to get their child vaccinated (info is lacking here), but has no problem pointing it at Sears who is not even the sole pediatrician who cared for the child. It is not fit for a biography because it implies responsibility where he has none. It was a good removal. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 07:01, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

There seems to be a disconnect with some users about BLP - frankly - it is troubling and increasingly hostile. I am particularly concerned by Brangifer's actions and have warned him of the discretionary sanctions. The editors do not want to listen to someone who disagrees with them and while expected - spells a problem for the article's growth and neutral presentation. Any advice on how to proceed? ChrisGualtieri (talk) 15:21, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
Yes. Stop pushing your unique version of BLP and listen to what multiple other editors are saying. --NeilN talk to me 15:37, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi ChrisGualtieri and NeilN|, I see that there is lively discussion on the talk page and the article is being heavily edited. I too have concerns that the article is an attack page and is highlighting his work in a negative light instead of giving a balance perspective. I have a few more thing to to do before I can give it some attention today. But I'll be sure to make a few comments on the talk page, and give you some suggestions about other ways to address the problem. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 15:41, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Thank you. I'll await your comments. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 16:10, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
I'm am beginning to feel threatened by BullRangifer's talk post action which are deeply concerning because of this edit which includes: Openness, honesty, and credibility are valued here, and it shouldn't be necessary to dig through your contribution history to find what's really happening on this page. When you finally delete it, it should be easy to find in your archives. I know there are devious editors who don't maintain faithful archives, and I hope you're not one of them. is unacceptable following the editors conduct on that page and others as you just highlighted. I see this as an attempt to chill the discussion following numerous concerns and I am wondering if I need to go to AE over it. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 19:31, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
Asks the editor who falsely accuses other editors of inserting defamatory material into articles? --NeilN talk to me 19:35, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
Wow! And I thought we were all adults here. When an editor can't handle civil criticism from more experienced editors, we have a problem. Don't worry, I won't repeat that mistake with Chris. I wouldn't want to cause him unnecessary anguish.
I wish he had held such concerns for my feelings when he very rudely made strong and repeated personal attacks on me in multiple venues and outright lied "spoke untruths" about what I had written. He did it because his reading comprehension is sadly lacking, so I'll drop the "lie" part. That's a question of motive, so I'll just consider him misguided and rash. Although I called him on it, he's never apologized. -- Brangifer (talk) 19:52, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

FloNight - I am being stalked and repeatedly harassed by NeilN. This editor refers to me warning a user named Cwobeel for edits which included restoring "He is of racist persuation and wanted to have the police officer not prosecuted at all, so he deliberately presented a false witness to the Grand Jury (witness #40) whom he knew in advance was not there and was lying. This carries a mandatory disbarment as per the Missouri bar. McCullough is proud of his lies and openly incriminated himself by admitting this." to the lead of Robert P. McCulloch (prosecutor). I recently took Cwobeel to Arbitration Enforcement on a different matter and he was blocked and sanctioned with a restriction.[1] Sorry this drama came to your stoop, but NeilN's rhetoric is not helping. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 19:48, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Bit more to it than that, isn't there Chris? Happy to provide diffs showing your attempts to chill discussion to FloNight if needed. Ironically, one of them will be you removing her post saying it was a BLP violation. --NeilN talk to me 19:58, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
Ugh - This is not worth the headache - this sounds like the fuss of Guerillo courtesy blanking the GG case. I did not say FloNight made a BLP violation, I removed it from the talk page because it implies Sears is responsible for the "epidemic" of 11 cases and has been repeatedly reinserted back into the article against WP:BLP. This TV-fueled drama blunts the senses and reduces civility. Next it will be arguing that Putin has Asperger's and autism.... FloNight, sorry, but I'm staying out of this sphere of drama. I've received personal attacks and I'm not up for getting any more death threats. The foundation knows about the last one, so I'm staying out of this. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 20:31, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
OMG! Seriously. We have something in common. My death threats, and threats against my children, came after I unwisely shared some content from a book I was writing about chiropractic. Their threats were very plain, and my life has been totally uprooted since then. The threats got even worse during my ArbCom proceedings. (I was vindicated and my opposer was indeffed by the community.) Chris, you have my sympathies. -- Brangifer (talk) 20:36, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
Replying to Rangi on talk. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 20:59, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Cochrane table of reviews[edit]

Hi Sydney. I've got a version of the table up on my sandbox. What do you think? I'm maintaining it in a word doc table for now and can copy and paste it into the wiki editor from there without any changes. That way it's easier to maintain and make changes. Robbeigh (talk) 13:55, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

I've added the table to the project page. Can you remind me what our plans were for an extra column? It was something about allowing editors to flag up when they are using a certain review, or make a note of where the citation was placed. This might not be necessary.Robbeigh (talk) 15:12, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
Hi Robbeigh, it looks great. The extra column was for the diff to the articles where the review went on Wikipedia. That way we can see that someone found them useful and used them in articles. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 15:16, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Kimberly Bryant (technologist)[edit]

Hello,

I wish to inform you that I have reviewed the above article you created, and it has been approved to appear on the Main page as an example of promising new work. Congratulations.

Georgejdorner (talk) 20:17, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Kimberly Bryant (technologist)[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 23:12, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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health care
Thank you, Sydney, veteran editor with a "strong interest in health, health care and health policy", for quality articles on women and women's groups, such as Kimberly Bryant and Women's National War Relief Association, for welcoming "from WikiProject Med", for great images and nursing by support, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (22 July 2007: "If one proves weak who you fancied strong, or false who you fancied true", 15 October 2008)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:22, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Thank you very much, Gerda Arendt. I especially appreciate you noticing the many different ways that I contribute. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 13:37, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
You probably don't know that I recently described myself as a nurse, and mentioned the Nightingale award ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:24, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
 :-) Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 20:17, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
A year ago, you were recipient no. 1156 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:46, 19 March 2016 (UTC)
Thank you again. I came across it a few days ago when I was looking in my archives and it made me smile. Always a good thing when that happens on Wikipedia. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 18:26, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

thanks for notice[edit]

I am very happy for your notice and respectFloNight. I also think that we can communicate more better through email for clarification.. nice too meet you again..--m,sharaf (talk) 17:58, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Industry funding and ghostwriting of sources[edit]

Hi Sydney, I meant to ping you about this, so I'm leaving this note instead. In case you'd like to comment, I've opened a discussion about the above at Wikipedia talk:Identifying reliable sources (medicine)#Industry funding and ghostwriting of sources, with a view to adding something to the guideline. Best, Sarah (SV) (talk) 22:11, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Many thanks[edit]

Hello, I really appreciated getting the opportunity to speak to you! Looking forward to more collaborations! Ongmianli (talk) 19:11, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Re: Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

Sydney, thank you for the photographs you've uploaded from Lexington Pride. These are great! I did move your gallery from the Results page to the page you created for Lexington. This way we can show all images from the event on the Lexington page and just display a sample at the Results page. Again, these are just great. Thank you so much for contributing to Wiki Loves Pride. :) ---Another Believer (Talk) 17:01, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Cochrane Collaboration meeting in Vienna, October 1st[edit]

Hi Sydney,

recently we skyped about the Cochrane Collaboration meeting in Vienna. Somebody (you?) reserved some time for a wikipedian pre-colloquium [2]. After our skype session, several people expressed their willingness to attend, but we need some details. Are you planning to give a speech, a workshop, or anything else? Do you want us to prepare something? What will be our objective? Please answer on our wikiproject's subpage, English is OK. Regards, --MBq (talk) 08:56, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi Sydney, Hi James,

I've expanded our project page de:Wikipedia:Redaktion_Medizin/Cochrane_Collaboration with some background info for possible non-wikipedian reader, made it bilingual, and added some ideas for 'other' agenda items (we generated them after our Skype session). I've moved the discussion part to the talk page. Please have a look and feel free to correct, change, or delete. Regards, --MBq (talk) 14:25, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

JAMA review[edit]

Why was the JAMA review removed [3]? Have re added. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 21:32, 22 July 2015 (UTC)


WikiProject Women[edit]

Hi, I see you recently joined Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red. I've made a proposal to merge this project into Wikipedia:WikiProject Women at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Women in Red, so we can not only cover missing articles but focus on general quality of women's biographies. If interested please put your name down on the WP:Women page at the bottom.♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:04, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Grace Marilynn James[edit]

FloNight, I wanted to thank you for your work on the article for Grace Marilynn James. You should consider nominating this article for inclusion in the Wikipedia:Did you know section of the Main Page. You can nominate this article at Template talk:Did you know. Please let me know or ping me if you need any assistance in doing so, as this would be a welcomed addition to DYK. Once again, congratulations on a job well done. -- West Virginian (talk) 15:37, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Harriet Gibbs Marshall[edit]

I think that another four sentences would get Harriet Gibbs Marshall to WP:DYK standard. WhatamIdoing (talk) 02:05, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

User:FloNight/Carol Sutton[edit]

Hi there, I noticed that you created User:FloNight/Carol Sutton back in 2010 but Carol Sutton already exists. Would you mind merging the contents? -- Ricky81682 (talk) 19:25, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

Sure, you can go ahead and merge it if it has useful information. 69.46.241.140 (talk) 19:30, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject Women's health[edit]

Hi! Since you are a member of WikiProject Women's health, I would like to hear your input on a current proposal on the talk page. Thank you! Keilana (talk) 18:04, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

MOS:IDENTITY is being revisited: How should Wikipedia refer to transgender individuals before and after their transition?[edit]

You are being contacted because you contributed to a recent discussion of MOS:IDENTITY that closed with the recommendation that Wikipedia's policy on transgender individuals be revisited.

Two threads have been opened at the Village Pump:Policy. The first addresses how the Manual of Style should instruct editors to refer to transgender people in articles about themselves (which name, which pronoun, etc.). The second addresses how to instruct editors to refer to transgender people when they are mentioned in passing in other articles. Your participation is welcome. Darkfrog24 (talk) 02:26, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

5 Million: We celebrate your contribution[edit]

Wikipedia-logo-v2-en 5m articles.png
We couldn't have done it without you
Well, maybe. But the encyclopedia would not be as good.

Celebrate!

Smallbones(smalltalk) 15:19, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

Chickie Williams[edit]

Remove redirect (blanking) doesn't solve the problem. The page should be removed (according to a procedure) or the link should be restored.Xx236 (talk) 07:12, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Welcome to the WikiProject Sanitation![edit]

Hi, welcome to the WikiProject Sanitation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Sanitation), I am very chuffed that you put your name down as a member. Please contact me (either on my talk page or on the project's talk page) in case you have any questions at all about this project or suggestions to make. I see you are connected to Cochrane Reviews. Therefore, I invite you to please visit the talk page of the mass deworming article where we had lengthy discussions about a recent Cochrane Review on mass deworming... I think the jury is still out on that one. Anyway, great to "meet" you! Is your login name in any way connected to Florence Nightingale who did so much for public health promotion? EvMsmile (talk) 13:01, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, EvMsmile. Yes, my user name is in honor of the nurse Florence Nightingale who did great work in the area of public health. :-) I'm at Public health meeting today in DC with Wikipedian and some health agencies folks.
I'm glad to help with Sanitation content. Cochrane does work in this area and I has persona interest as a public health nurse. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 16:38, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
Great! The Wikipedia pages on public health and on behavior change (public health) also need further improvements and references to sanitation and hygiene, I think. :-) EvMsmile (talk) 03:26, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

Your draft article[edit]

I noticed you created the article User:FloNight/List of the first United States female state legislators as a draft. I recently began creating articles for some of the names on your list, such as Florence Wood Hanby and Minnie J. Grinstead. Would you be able to post your list as a live article? Thank you. Magnolia677 (talk) 12:36, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for taking part in the Community Health learning campaign![edit]

Community Health learning campaign - Analysis Report of Community Responses
Thank you!

Hi,
apologies for writing in English, if this is not your first language.
I want to thank you once more for engaging in conversation on the Community Health learning campaign. It took us a while, but we can finally announce the winner of the prize, as well as share the outcomes of this conversation.

You might also be interested in taking part in the 2015 Harassment consultation. This is the first of several planned consultations on this topic, intended to provide a place to discuss ideas, concerns, proposals and possible solutions regarding Wikimedia communities’ harassment-related challenges.

This conversation would not have been the same without you. If you have more ideas, or follow up comments on the findings of the campaign, don't hesitate to leave me a message my talk page.

Have a great day,

María

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:04, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

Edit hashtags to measure the impact of editathons[edit]

Hi Sidney, thanks for your talk today. I wanted to share with you a proposal I think you might be interested in, aiming to facilitate the measurement of impact of initiatives like WikiProject Women. We'd love to hear your thoughts (cc Slaporte (talk · contribs)). --DarTar (talk) 22:43, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing it out. It sounds like an useful tool. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 22:51, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

A little help[edit]

Hi Sydney (and talk page stalkers). I've been writing an article with Staceydolxx on Angela Hartley Brodie, but seem to have got a little out of my depth. I'm not knowledgeable on medical topics or medical research, and am a little concerned that I might misrepresent her work. I don't suppose that you might be able to have a look over User:Worm That Turned/Angela Hartley Brodie at some point, feel free to make any edits you like, especially to the works section. I'm not precious at all. I'm planning to hist-merge my userspace draft into the main article on Tuesday, so that she will meet DYK criteria - I cannot think of many people more deserving of a front page mention. Thanks in advance, but don't worry if you don't have time! Dave WormTT(talk) 09:44, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Great to see that you are improving her article. I'll take a look to see if I see anything to change. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 22:11, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for your help, I might bug you again about the article in the future! WormTT(talk) 08:53, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
Glad to help. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 01:02, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Serena Sinclair[edit]

Thanks for the heads-up that an article had been created under another name! One less article for me to create. :). Mabalu (talk) 23:11, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Glad to help. :-) Please add anything you know to the article. --Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 04:45, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Hello from Louisville's Art+Fem Project[edit]

Hi FloNight, thanks for adding your name to the Louisville Art+Feminism editathon page. I'm looking forward to working with you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Saccarte (talkcontribs) 15:52, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

WiR[edit]

Hello Sydney

I have been wondering if you were still a WiR at Cochrane. Is that still the case ?

I was reading the applications forms we received as part of the Wiki Loves Women projects. We opened 4 positions for African editors or user groups to join for this liberation project. We got propositions from people and groups who are already rather active wikipedians, though not necessarily oldbies. Unless wrong, none of them have experience of what it is to be a WiR (and I take it that it encompasses pretty different roles depending on countries and organizations). In our case, the WiR will not be insiders in ONE organizations, but are largely tasked to start by identifying content partners. Then identify content that could be shared on wikimedia projects. And their role include probably way more training and outreach in the general public than most WiR in developped countries with good user base do. But still... I am not quite sure they really grasp what a liberation project is and what a WiR is. Would you be willing to help us coach them ? Maybe that would involve having a good chat with them on Skype, a couple of emails, pointing them to some resources. It is quite open. What I mostly would like to do is to make them feel what it could be, by sharing experience with other WiR. What do you think ? Anthere (talk) 08:10, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Hi @Anthere:, I'm interested in helping. I'm mentoring the WIR for Gender Equity at West Virginia University so have some idea of questions and issues when the WiR are new to wikimedia movement. I'm still at Cochrane. They are global so I'm used to working flexible hours. I'm on my phone now. When I'm on my laptop I'll give a more detailed response. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 16:04, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Great. I will wait for your additional feedback. Lovely to have your support ! Anthere (talk)
  • @Anthere: I'm still interested to help them learn to be WiR. Are they selected yet? I have other questions about timelines and also metrics that will be used to evaluate their success. I know you are traveling now. But don't want to let this slide too long and get behind getting them off to a good start. So, let me know when would be a good time for us to chat. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 02:53, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
We sent a round of emails yesterday to our 4 favorite candidates and hope to set up interviews... well... on Friday when I am back :)
I also contacted Wikimedia DE and Wikimedia FR to ask for their help for the mentoring (I dunno if "mentor" is better than "coach"... what would be the best term to use ?)
I also drafted a google page on the matter yesterday to get the ball rolling. I send you the link. Do not hesitate to jump in !
cheers Anthere (talk)

Wiki Loves Nigeria Writing Contest[edit]

Dear Sydney Poore, We WUGN, write to appreciate your good works in Wikimedia Foundation. We have sent you a mail via your google mail, inviting you to be one of the jurists for the selection of best 4 articles in our just concluded contest here. We will be glad to hear from you. Regards Olaniyan Olushola (talk) 13:51, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

•Hi @Olaniyan Olushola:, I'm happy to help jury articles in the contest. I looked but didn't see an email from you. Let me know next steps. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 15:52, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

I got the email... apparently they forgot to put you in copy of the email they sent you. I got it twice instead. Lol. Anthere (talk)

Page number[edit]

What page number supported this?

"An oral health assessment is carried out on a child before they reach the age of one in order to create an effective personal care plan and prevent caries from occurring in that child throughout later life. The oral health assessment should include checking the child’s history, a clinical examination, checking the risk of caries in the child including the state of their occlusion and assessing how well equipped the child’s carer or parent is to help the child prevent caries"[4]

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Answered on the talk page of article to both you and Johngorman101. He is one of the editors from the new University of Dundee Oral Health Wikipedia Editing Group. They are beginning to edit and still learning how to make references, etc. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 15:56, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

request for comment for BLP article[edit]

Hi there. I noticed you're a member of the biography wikiproject. Could you please weigh in at this RfC regarding Georgiy Starostin and whether his hobby as a music blogger should be included in the article? Some editors have argued for including it in the lead, others for mentioning it briefly somewhere in the article body, and others for excluding it altogether. Dan56 (talk) 12:08, 11 March 2016 (UTC)

Wikimania[edit]

Hello, I have been wondering if you would be at Wikimania this year ? And do you know if someone has reserved a "community spot" [5] to address the Gender Gap ? Anthere (talk)

Hello Anthere, yes, I'll be at Wikimania. And I think Rosiestep will be there too and speaking. I haven't reserved a spot in Community Village or made any other plans for a meetup or lunch. @Rosiestep:, do you know if plans are being made for the Gender Gap? Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 21:43, 14 March 2016 (UTC)
Hi Sydney and Anthere. Yes, I'll be at Wikimania. I haven't reserved a community spot yet so would be appreciative if someone does that. I'm looking forward to making plans, but haven't done anything yet in this regard. If someone wants to start a subpage for that, I'd be glad to jump in.
A thought I had: do we want to create a twitter account, e.g. "WikiWomen at Wikimania"? We could give access to a few women (all women attending?), and multiple people could be tweeting while we're watching presentations, etc. We're testing out multi-tweeters right now using the Women in Red twitter account and it's working well. Also we could pre-schedule tweets, e.g. upcoming presentations, evening events, and so on. --Rosiestep (talk) 02:33, 15 March 2016 (UTC)
Great ! I can reserve a Community Spot. I'll do that today. I will open a meta page about it so that we can advertise the table and collect thoughts and participation to it. More on that later today.
I think the twitter account is a great idea. I strongly support that. #WikimaniaWomen ? Anthere (talk)

Eh girls. I opened the page m:Wikimania Women to start organize. Please help relay ! Anthere (talk)

Thanks, Anthere. I'll spread the word. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 16:20, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, Anthere. I'll spread the word and social it on social media. --Rosiestep (talk) 01:54, 24 March 2016 (UTC)
Sydney and Anthere, I have created a Twitter account @WikimaniaWomen. Check your email for further information. --Rosiestep (talk) 02:02, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

Please Review[edit]

Hi FloNight, can you please review changes I made on Anna_Schuleit and tell me whether it looks ok? Sinche she's married, and seems to be known professionally by her maiden and married name, should the article title be updated? Saccarte (talk) 20:21, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

Hi Saccarte, As a general rule on Wikipedia we give an article the name that the person is most know by. That can be tricky for a fairly recently married women who today is most known by one name but there is a fairly long list of references using the older name. It does look like she has transitioned to using a combined maiden and married name, so I went ahead and moved the page to her married name leaving her maiden name as her middle name. If someone searches using her maiden name they will get a redirect to the page with the new name so it shouldn't be confusing. Thanks for suggesting the change. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 21:11, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for your help with the Art+Feminism event in Louisville this weekend! We very much appreciate your effort to make the trip in person. Saccarte (talk) 23:09, 20 March 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, Saccarte. You all did a great job planning the event. It was my pleasure to lend a hand. :-) Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 18:42, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

Women artists of Middle East / North Africa... a WiR & Guggenheim collaboration[edit]

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GLAM Boot Camp announced (June 14-16 in DC)[edit]

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Link for GLAM Boot Camp[edit]

My apologies - here is the link for the GLAM Boot Camp mentioned above: Wikipedia:GLAM/Boot Camp. -Pete (talk) 04:30, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: April 2016[edit]

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Category:Articles created or improved by Dundee Oral Health Wikipedia Group 2016 has been nominated for discussion[edit]

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Spotlight on women entertainers![edit]

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Wiki Loves Pride 2016[edit]

As a past contributor, you are invited to participate in the third annual Wiki Loves Pride campaign, which runs through the month of June. The purpose of the campaign is to create and improve content related to LGBT culture and history. How can you help?

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Thanks, and happy editing! ---Another Believer (Talk) 21:55, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXII, May–June 2016[edit]

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Wikimania 2016: IdeaLab Workshops[edit]

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Wikimania 2016 is almost here! Mjohnson (WMF) and I are running two workshops for IdeaLab during the conference, and you are invited to join us for either (or both!)

If you have a proposal or idea you are thinking about, and would like a space to work on it on your own or with others, please consider joining us for either the Thursday or Saturday sessions. We'll discuss a little about IdeaLab and how it works, and the rest of the time is space for idea building. You can also use this session to ask questions about Wikimedia Foundation grants that are available if your proposal or idea may need funding. Thanks, and see you at the conference! I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 20:45, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

Welcome to the Hall of Fame![edit]

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WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 9[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXIII, July 2016[edit]

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Contests[edit]

User:Dr. Blofeld has created Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/Contests. The idea is to run a series of contests/editathons focusing on each region of Africa. He has spoken to Wikimedia about it and $1000-1500 is possible for prize money. As someone who has previously expressed interest in African topics, would you be interested in contributing to one or assisting draw up core article/missing article lists? He says he's thinking of North Africa for an inaugural one in October. If interested please sign up in the participants section of the Contest page, thanks.♦ --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:21, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia and United Nations Women Project[edit]

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Indigenous women & Polar women editathons[edit]

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Digital Anthropology research[edit]

Hello FloNight, My name is Stephanie Barker and I am a student at the University of Colorado Boulder. I am currently enrolled in a Digital Anthropology class, which attempts to answer how the digital world affects culture and how culture affects the digital world. For my final project I am doing an ethnography on women Wikipedia users and as a member of the WikiProject Women page I was hoping I could ask you some questions about your experiences editing Wikipedia pages. 1. Have you ever been locked into an intense editing war? If yes, please explain the situation to me. 2. How did you become interested in editing Wikipedia pages and did you have any initial fears/hesitations when you started editing pages? 3. Have you ever been a victim of a mass deletion or other vandalism on Wikipedia? If yes, please explain the situation to me. 4. How would you describe your gender? 5. Is there anything else you would like to share with me about your experiences as a Wikipedia editor? I would like you to know that I am only sharing my research with my professor and the other students in my class. If you would like me to send you a copy of my final project, I would be more than happy to! Sincerely, Stelba90 (talk) 01:21, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXIV, August 2016[edit]

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Wikiversity Journal of Medicine, an open access peer reviewed journal with no charges, invites you to participate[edit]

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This Month in GLAM: July 2016[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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File permission problem with File:Bluedoor.JPG[edit]

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We'd like your opinion[edit]

An editor reduced a BLP down to a stub, deleting what he or she considered "coatrack" and trivial details, and it is clear from the resulting discussion on the talk page that different editors have very different ideas of what should be included in a BLP. Would you be willing to skate over there, take a look at the discussion (which isn't as yet overly long) and give your opinion on what sort of details WikiProject Biography prefers included and/or excluded from BLPs? The article in question is Lisa Tenner and the discussion is on her talk page. Thanks for your consideration! I'm Tony Ahn (talk) 06:35, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Upcoming editathons: Women in Nursing & Women Labor Activists[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXV, September 2016[edit]

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Readers contributions[edit]

Hey Flo, just heads up that this conversation is happening, and it might be interesting to you, in case you have missed it ;) --Melamrawy (WMF) (talk) 23:52, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: August 2016[edit]

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Military history WikiProject coordinator election[edit]

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Wiki Loves Nigeria 2016 Writing Contest[edit]

Hi, WUGN write to thank you for your participation and support in our last contest. We are planning another contest See the page here. We will appreciate if you could join our panel of jury for the contest cc@Jamie Tubers:.-- Olaniyan Olushola (talk) 14:31, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi, I'm happy to help and be member if the jury panel. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 18:03, 17 September 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for accepting to serve as a jury in our contest, kindly add your name here Cc @Jamie Tubers:Olaniyan Olushola (talk) 16:38, 9 October 2016 (UTC).

Rape shield laws article: Proposal to move section regarding publication bans to "Publication bans" article[edit]

Hello,

I want to move a section of the Rape shield article to another article. This Wikipedia article is incorrect as it suggest rape shield laws include publication bans. In fact, the Publication bans article deals with prohibitions on the disclosure of a victim's identity.

Rape shield laws are: "statutes which restrict or prohibit the use of evidence respecting the chastity of the victim or other sexual offence" - Black's Law Dictionary

Comments? Thanks!

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Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

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Invitation to Women in Architecture & Women in Archaeology editathons[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXVI, October 2016[edit]

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Wiki Loves Women- Monthly Contest![edit]

Hi FloNight, trust you are fine.We appreciate great work that you are doing on Wikipedia. We therefore seek your expertise as a jury in our monthly writing contest to Promote Nigerian women. Please add your name here Cc:@Anthere:. Olaniyan Olushola (talk) 06:38, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

Second opinion[edit]

Hi FloNight - If you have time, can you please take a look at this discussion? The editor in question has done a bit of work related to the Women's football / soccer task force and thereby Women in Red. I am confused by the perpetual block of an editor who has demonstrated constructive edits and creation of new articles in addition to this revert of my comment by an admin. Curious what your opinion might be and if you might recommend some options for moving forward? Thank you. Hmlarson (talk) 20:31, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Hi Hmlarson, the situation seems complicated and I don't have time any time soon to dig in to it. So, I'm not a good person to give a second opinion. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 23:16, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

An invitation to November's events[edit]

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Invitation to "target countries" discussion[edit]

Hello, FloNight! Since you facilitated the Global South meeting at Wikimania 2016, we're inviting you to a discussion on "target countries". You can help the product team at the Wikimedia Foundation create a new list of countries and metrics to replace the "global south" concept in our process with something more relevant. Interested? Learn more about this discussion and share your perspective. (This message is available in more languages.) Joe Sutherland (WMF) (talk) 00:14, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXVII, November 2016[edit]

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This Month in GLAM: October 2016[edit]

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi FloNight.

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![edit]

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December 2016 at Women in Red[edit]

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December 2016

Two new topics for our online editathons
Women in Aviation and Women in the Military
Our geographical topic of the month is
Caribbean Women
During the period of 21 Nov - 8 Dec, we are also supporting
BBC 100 Women

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A kitten for you![edit]

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stopping by to say hello!

Mari Adkins 21:34, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for the role you played at WikiConference North America 2016. This year's conference could not have been a success without your contributions and we hope you will continue to be involved in 2017. On behalf of WikiConference North America - Gamaliel (talk) 23:22, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Agnes E. Meyer[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 3 December 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Agnes E. Meyer, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that President Lyndon B. Johnson credited Agnes E. Meyer with having the most influence over his education policy? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Agnes E. Meyer. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Agnes E. Meyer), 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) 00:01, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXVIII, December 2016[edit]

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This Month in GLAM: November 2016[edit]

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About This Month in GLAM · Subscribe/Unsubscribe · Global message delivery · Romaine 21:07, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you[edit]

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For you collaboration on Equine industry in Kentucky Brianhe (talk) 02:35, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

Hello there![edit]

Could you take a look at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Countering_systemic_bias/Gender_gap_task_force#Board_resolution_on_inclusivity_and_safe_spaces? I saw your comment at the linked meta page. It seems to me that there should be some sort of reply or reaction to the Board's announcement. This could be a real opportunity. Smallbones(smalltalk) 03:09, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

Festive greetings![edit]

  • Season's Greeting and Happy New Year to you, Ipigott. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 18:26, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Happy Holidays![edit]

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Wishing you a very happy holiday season and a fulfilling 2017. Thanks for your contributions to Wikipedia. --Another Believer (Talk) 18:07, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Smallbones(smalltalk) 21:27, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Xmas card[edit]

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Wishing you a Charlie Russell Christmas,
FloNight!
"Here's hoping that the worst end of your trail is behind you
That Dad Time be your friend from here to the end
And sickness nor sorrow don't find you."
—C.M. Russell, Christmas greeting 1926.
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too! Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 22:38, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

January 2017 at Women in Red[edit]

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January 2017

Women Philosophers & Women in Education online editathons
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Happy 2017[edit]

Happy new year :-)
--Camelia (talk) 12:19, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

Happy 2017![edit]

Happy New Year! Wishing good health and happiness as we start the new year! --Rosiestep (talk) 19:12, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

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Happy New Year!

Hi FloNight - I hope you had a very merry holiday season. May your new year be happy and prosperous! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 04:18, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXIX, January 2017[edit]

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"420" collaboration[edit]

Hey, not sure if you'd be interested in contributing personally or not, but some WikiProject Cannabis members are organizing a 420 collaboration in April. I know some people hear 'cannabis' and immediately envision lazy stoners, but I'd like to get as much community buy-in for this collaboration as possible so we can improve many Wikipedia articles. My hope is that you and Wiki Project Med will support our efforts, especially by improving articles related to medical marijuana and health. I'll be pinging other Wiki Project Med board members and participants for help, too, but just wanted to give you a heads up. Thanks! ---Another Believer (Talk) 23:10, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for letting know. I'll try to join in especially about the medical aspects. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 23:31, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: December 2016[edit]

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DYK for Mary Lucy Dosh[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 11 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mary Lucy Dosh, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the casket of volunteer American Civil War nurse Mary Lucy Dosh was escorted by both Union and Confederate troops? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Mary Lucy Dosh. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Mary Lucy Dosh), 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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February 2017 at Women in Red[edit]

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February 2017

Black Women & Women Anthropologists online editathons
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Administrators' newsletter - February 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2017). This first issue is being sent out to all administrators, if you wish to keep receiving it please subscribe. Your feedback is welcomed.

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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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The Bugle: Issue CXXX, February 2017[edit]

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This Month in GLAM: January 2017[edit]

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March 2017 at Women in Red[edit]

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Welcome to...
Women's History Month worldwide online editathon
Facilitated by Women in Red
  • March 2017
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  • Featuring: "Art+Feminism" and "The Women You Have Never Met"
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