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Welcome to Wikipedia, Geekdiva! I am Marek69 and have been editing Wikipedia for quite some time. I just wanted to say hi and welcome you to Wikipedia! If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a message on my talk page or by typing {{helpme}} at the bottom of this page. I love to help new users, so don't be afraid to leave a message! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Oh yeah, I almost forgot, when you post on talk pages you should sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); that should automatically produce your username and the date after your post. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Again, welcome!

Marek.69 talk 14:19, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

re: your message[edit]

Hi Geekdiva, I've left a reply to your message on my talk page -- Marek.69 talk 22:03, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Some questions have no answers[edit]

Thank you for resolving the problem I inadvertently caused at Oichi. I've responded to your comments at Talk:Oichi. Although it appears you came to this article because of a fictional manga character, it may interest you to know that the articles about this historical figure and her daughters are going to come under increasing scrutiny in the near future.

This mistake is one of those I should have caught myself; but, in any case, I'm glad you were the one who first stumbled across my oversight. --Tenmei (talk) 16:39, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Your Arata Kangatari sandbox[edit]

Hello Geekdiva, I'm just leaving you a note to tell you that I've moved your Arata Kangatari sandbox page in accordance with Viz's title, and have also done some work on the page itself - it is now located at User:Geekdiva/Arata: The Legend, and I added a couple of external links that should help with adding some more information as well. Cheers! ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 20:05, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

I don't recall ever creating a sandbox. I've been puzzled by this sandbox's existence for a while, especially since when I click View History, it shows me the history of the main article! Unless it would somehow affect the main article, I'm eventually going to delete it. Thanks! --Geekdiva (talk) 22:02, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
Oops. I forgot I was in a section someone else started when I typed this, so I wasn't demonstratively appreciative. Thanks for your efforts! Sorry I don't check my user talk page often and so I missed your post for years. I dunno what to do... Will it cause problems or waste your efforts to delete the sandbox? Well, WP says to be bold, but I'll need a nap first. :) --Geekdiva (talk) 20:05, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
Just a heads-up, I replied to your comment on my talk page. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 23:35, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Orogeny pic[edit]

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I am no technicl writer, so maybe I can semi-explain what is happening in the pic and you can fix the caption in good English. The white bed is brought up to the surface by a small thrust fault splay off of a main thrust fault, hence the white cliff that I (the photographer) am standing on that becomes thinner and thinner along strike of the ridge, in the upper center of the pic. The main fault is expressed by the larger range (including the 3 finger sawtooth mountain) in the upper far right to upper left of the pic, on the horizon, which is the same rock, repeted along the bigger fault. The foreground mountain is actually just a small feature to the larger feature, wrapping around to the right on the pic. Does that make any sense? Let me know. This pic is used in several articles... if you click on it, you can see... so many captions may need to be fixed. Qfl247 (talk) 22:54, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Outline of Saskatchewan has gone live[edit]

Continental models[edit]

Hello Geekdiva. I totally understand what you said. I'll try to do my best. AlexCovarrubias ( Talk? ) 23:49, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Outline collaboration[edit]

Here's the latest addition to the religion section of Portal:Contents/Outlines. Wikipedia has rich coverage on this subject. Very interesting, especially from sociological and historical perspectives.

This is a call to all members of the Outline WikiProject and outline aficionados to help refine this outline. It needs annotations, missing topics added, and the entries in the general concepts section placed in more specific sections. It needs your editing skills. Let's turn it into a beehive!

Come join in on the fun and get acquainted with members of the Outline WikiProject.

The Transhumanist 04:55, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

P.S.: I had no idea this religion was so extensive or that it had so many followers. Hope to see you on the outline!

{{vocab-stub}}[edit]

Hi. I have responded rather belatedly to your question at Template_talk:Vocab-stub#Deprecated_or_not.3F_In_favor_of_which_template.3F. I hope it clarifies matters. Dominic·t

proposed Category: Witchcraft museums or Category: Wiccan museums[edit]

You seem to know something about categories. I really don't. I think that one of those needs to be created, and presumably it would be made an appropriate subcategory. If you look at the {{Category: Magic museums]] there are at least two articles that should be under it. I know nothing about creating categories, and don't want to screw this sup For your consideration. Happy editing. 7&6=thirteen () 15:09, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Outline of Quebec (eom)[edit]

Danger: alert page unnoticed[edit]

The Outline of relationships was nominated for deletion.

It was then overhauled and the nomination was withdrawn.

Before After.

Only a couple members from the Outlines WikiProject showed up at the AfD.

Do you have Wikipedia:WikiProject Outlines/Article alerts watchlisted?

If not, please watchlist it.

Thank you. The Transhumanist 09:30, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of Wafah Dufour for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of Tulāsana for deletion[edit]

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Factual addendum to above template notification: The AfD discussion concerns a total of 58 asana articles. MarB4 •ɯɒɹ• 18:53, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Mystery[edit]

Please solve this mystery if you can...

On September 23rd, traffic to Portal:James Bond doubled, and has stayed at the new level since then. I can't figure out what happened.

See http://stats.grok.se/en/201109/Portal%3AJames_Bond

Traffic to Outline of James Bond stayed the same (though it was at the higher-level already), which leads me to suspect changes made somewhere in Wikipedia.

See http://stats.grok.se/en/201109/Outline%20of%20James_Bond

I'd like to find out what happened, in case it reveals helpful link placement tips that can double the traffic to outlines too!

I look forward to your reply. The Transhumanist 22:41, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Please help fill in annotations at Portal:Contents/Outlines[edit]

Please go to Portal:Contents/Outlines' and fill in as many missing annotations as you can, even if it's only one or two. Every little bit helps!

The annotating of the entries on Portal:Contents/Outlines is nearing completion.

Annotated entries look like this:

  • Basketball – team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing or "shooting" a ball through the top of a basketball hoop while following a set of rules.
  • Canoeing and kayaking – two closely related forms of watercraft paddling, involving manually propelling and navigating specialized boats called canoes and kayaks using a blade that is joined to a shaft, known as a paddle, in the water.
  • Cricket – bat-and-ball team sport, the most popular form played on an oval-shaped outdoor arena known as a cricket field at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard (20.12 m) long pitch that is the focus of the game.
  • Martial arts – extensive systems of codified practices and traditions of combat, practiced for a variety of reasons, including self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, as well as mental and spiritual development.

Entries needing annotations look like this:

The links to the country outlines don't need annotations (they are listed by region).

Even if all you can do is one or two, the support will be greatly felt. Many hands make light work.

Thank you. The Transhumanist 00:35, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

You are invited to this local event![edit]

I would like to invite you to attend a Wikipedia meetup described on Wikipedia:Meetup/seattlewp. This meeting is scheduled for Tuesday December 6 at 7pm in at Café Allegro in University District. Thank you for your attention and I hope to see you there. Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:16, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Hello. I and others will be at Café Allegro in u-district this Tuesday January 3 at 7pm. Here is the event description. I would enjoy meeting you there if you are available. Thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:23, 1 January 2012 (UTC)
We are meeting Tuesday 7 February at 7pm at Allegro and details are here. It seems you are not active on Wikipedia currently. If you become active again and want to get in touch then please write to me. Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:39, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Cto[edit]

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Degree symbol[edit]

[1] not twice. Only once. Surprisingly, "degrees of temperature" was not an improper capitalization (although I agree with the change). Incnis Mrsi (talk) 22:30, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Collaborative[edit]

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Hi Geekdiva! Women around the world who edit and contribute to Wikipedia are coming together to celebrate each other's work, support one another, and engage new women to also join in on the empowering experience of shaping the sum of all the world's knowledge - through the WikiWomen's Collaborative.

As a WikiWoman, we'd love to have you involved! You can do this by:

We can't wait to have you involved, and feel free to drop by our meta page (under construction) to see how else you can get involved!

Can't wait to have you involved! SarahStierch (talk) 00:59, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

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Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle 2012[edit]

Hello, I noticed you were active in the 2011 event, and wanted to tell you that the 2012 Wikipedia Loves Libraries in Seattle is planned. It's Dec 8th 10am-3pm at Seattle Public Library, and we'd love to have you there, and hear your ideas about what to edit. Hope to see you there. Maximilianklein (talk) 23:16, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

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Hunting for embedded outlines[edit]

While you are reading or browsing Wikipedia articles, please...

...keep a lookout for outlines embedded in articles.

I've run across a number of these over the years. One example is the Outline of fencing, which used to be part of the fencing article.

If you know about or spot any structured general topics lists in articles, please let me know (on my talk page).

Another thing you might find are articles that are comprised mostly of lists (without "Outline of" or "List of" being in the article's title). If you come across any of these, please report them to me on my talk page. I'd sure like to take a look at them.

Happy hunting.

I look forward to "hearing" from you (on my talk page). Sincerely, The Transhumanist 07:55, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

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Historic states represented in Turkish presidential seal[edit]

Hi Geekdiva, I saw your comment in the edit section of the Historic states represented in Turkish presidential seal (personally I'd prefer to use the tak page instead of edit sectiont.) This concept is older than 1985. Exactly to which article you have voted to merge? This article is not about Turkic states. There is no sound scientific basis for 16 states. This article is about 16 stars in the seal and official (but unscientific) explanation about the stars. Cheers.Nedim Ardoğa (talk) 18:28, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia from the Anatomy Wikiproject![edit]

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WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 2[edit]

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Making sense of a lot of data.

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We found 52 "benefit" statements encoded and 34 "obstacle" statements. The most common benefit statement referring to the project's active discussion and participation, followed by statements referring to a project's capacity to guide editor activity, while the most common obstacles made reference to low participation and significant burdens on the part of the project maintainers and leaders. This gives us a sense of WikiProjects' big strength: they bring people together, and can be frustrating to editors when they fail to do so. Meanwhile, it is indeed very difficult to bring editors together on a common interest; in the absence of a highly motivated core of organizers, the technical infrastructure simply isn't there.

We wanted to pair this qualitative study with quantitative analysis of a WikiProject and its "universe" of pages, discussions, templates, and categories. To this end I wrote a script called ProjAnalysis which will, for a given WikiProject page (e.g. Wikipedia:WikiProject Star Trek) and WikiProject talk-page tag (e.g. Template:WikiProject Star Trek), will give you a list of usernames of people who edited within the WikiProject's space (the project page itself, its talk page, and subpages), and within the WikiProject's scope (the pages tagged by that WikiProject, excluding the WikiProject space pages). The output is an exhaustive list of usernames. We ran the script to analyze our test batch of WikiProjects for edits between March 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015, and we subjected them to further analysis to only include those who made 10+ edits to pages in the projects' scope, those who made 4+ edits to the projects' space, and those who made 10+ edits to pages in scope but not 4+ edits to pages in the projects' space. This latter metric gives us an idea of who is active in a certain subject area of Wikipedia, yet who isn't actively engaging on the WikiProject's pages. This information will help us prioritize WikiProjects for pilot testing, and the ProjAnalysis script in general may have future life as an application that can be used by Wikipedians to learn about who is in their community.

Complementing the above two studies are a design analysis, which summarizes the structure of the different WikiProject spaces in our test batch, and the comprehensive census of bots and tools used to maintain WikiProjects, which will be finished soon. With all of this information, we will have a game plan in place! We hope to begin working with specific WikiProjects soon.

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WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 3[edit]

Greetings! For this month's issue...

We have demos!

After a lengthy research and design process, we decided for WikiProject X to focus on two things:

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We have a live demonstration of the new WikiProject workflow at WikiProject Women in Technology, a brand new WikiProject that was set up as an adjunct to a related edit-a-thon in Washington, DC. The goal is to surface action items for editors, and we intend on doing that through automatically updated working lists. We are looking into using SuggestBot to generate lists of outstanding tasks, and we are looking into additional options for automatic worklist generation. This takes the burden off of WikiProject editors to generate these worklists, though there is also a "requests" section for Wikipedians to make individual requests. (As of writing, these automated lists are not yet live, so you will see a blank space under "edit articles" on the demo WikiProject. Sorry about that!) I invite you to check out the WikiProject and leave feedback on WikiProject X's talk page.

Once the demo is sufficiently developed, we will be working on a limited deployment on our pilot WikiProjects. We have selected five for the first round of testing based on the highest potential for impact and will scale up from there.

While a re-designed WikiProject experience is much needed, that alone isn't enough. A WikiProject isn't any good if people have no way of discovering it. This is why we are also developing an automatically updated WikiProject directory. This directory will surface project-related metrics, including a count of active WikiProject participants and of active editors in that project's subject area. The purpose of these metrics is to highlight how active the WikiProject is at the given point of time, but also to highlight that project's potential for success. The directory is not yet live but there is a demonstration featuring a sampling of WikiProjects.

Each directory entry will link to a WikiProject description page which automatically list the active WikiProject participants and subject-area article editors. This allows Wikipedians to find each other based on the areas they are interested in, and this information can be used to revive a WikiProject, start a new one, or even for some other purpose. These description pages are not online yet, but they will use this template, if you want to get a feel of what they will look like.

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As an aside...

Wouldn't it be cool if lists of requested articles could not only be integrated directly with WikiProjects, but also shared between WikiProjects? Well, we got the crazy idea of having experimental software feature Flow deployed (on a totally experimental basis) on the new Article Request Workshop, which seeks to be a place where editors can "workshop" article ideas before they get created. It uses Flow because Flow allows, essentially, section-level categorization, and in the future will allow "sections" (known as "topics" within Flow) to be included across different pages. What this means is that you have a recommendation for a new article tagged by multiple WikiProjects, allowing for the recommendation to appear on lists for each WikiProject. This will facilitate inter-WikiProject collaboration and will help to reduce duplicated work. The Article Request Workshop is not entirely ready yet due to some bugs with Flow, but we hope to integrate it into our pilot WikiProjects at some point.

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WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 4[edit]

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Newsletter • May/June 2015

Hello friends! We have been hard at work these past two months. For this report:

The directory is live!

For the first time, we are happy to bring you an exhaustive, comprehensive WikiProject Directory. This directory endeavors to list every single WikiProject on the English Wikipedia, including those that don't participate in article assessment. In constructing the broadest possible definition, we have come up with a list of approximately 2,600 WikiProjects. The directory tracks activity statistics on the WikiProject's pages, and, for where it's available, statistics on the number of articles tracked by the WikiProject and the number of editors active on those articles. Complementing the directory are description pages for each project, listing usernames of people active on the WikiProject pages and the articles in the WikiProject's scope. This will help Wikipedians interested in a subject find each other, whether to seek feedback on an article or to revive an old project. (There is an opt-out option.) We have also come up with listings of related WikiProjects, listing the ten most relevant WikiProjects based on what articles they have in common. We would like to promote WikiProjects as interconnected systems, rather than isolated silos.

A tremendous amount of work went into preparing this directory. WikiProjects do not consistently categorize their pages, meaning we had to develop our own index to match WikiProjects with the articles in their scope. We also had to make some adjustments to how WikiProjects were categorized; indeed, I personally have racked up a few hundred edits re-categorizing WikiProjects. There remains more work to be done to make the WikiProject directory truly useful. In the meantime, take a look and feel free to leave feedback at the WikiProject X talk page.

Stuff in the works!

What have we been working on?

  • A new design template—This has been in the works for a while, of course. But our goal is to design something that is useful and cleanly presented on all browsers and at all screen resolutions while working within the confines of what MediaWiki has to offer. Additionally, we are working on designs for the sub-components featured on the main project page.
  • A new WikiProject talk page banner in Lua—Work has begun on implementing the WikiProject banner in Lua. The goal is to create a banner template that can be usable by any WikiProject in lieu of having its own template. Work has slowed down for now to focus on higher priority items, but we are interested in your thoughts on how we could go about creating a more useful project banner. We have a draft module on Test Wikipedia, with a demonstration.
  • New discussion reports—We have over 4.8 million articles on the English Wikipedia, and almost as many talk pages as well. But what happens when someone posts on a talk page? What if no one is watching that talk page? We are currently testing out a system for an automatically-updating new discussions list, like RFC for WikiProjects. We currently have five test pages up for the WikiProjects on cannabis, cognitive science, evolutionary biology, and Ghana.
  • SuggestBot for WikiProjects—We have asked the maintainer of SuggestBot to make some minor adjustments to SuggestBot that will allow it to post regular reports to those WikiProjects that ask for them. Stay tuned!
  • Semi-automated article assessment—Using the new revision scoring service and another system currently under development, WikiProjects will be getting a new tool to facilitate the article assessment process by providing article quality/importance predictions for articles yet to be assessed. Aside from helping WikiProjects get through their backlogs, the goal is to help WikiProjects with collecting metrics and triaging their work. Semi-automation of this process will help achieve consistent results and keep the process running smoothly, as automation does on other parts of Wikipedia.

Want us to work on any other tools? Interested in volunteering? Leave a note on our talk page.

The WikiProject watchers report is back!

The database report which lists WikiProjects according to the number of watchers (i.e., people that have the project on their watchlist), is back! The report stopped being updated a year ago, following the deactivation of the Toolserver, but a replacement report has been generated.


Until next time, Harej (talk) 22:20, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

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