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Women in Red in February 2023[edit]

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Women in Red Feb 2023, Vol 9, Iss 2, Nos 251, 252, 255, 256, 257, 259

Online events:

Tip of the month:

  • Explore Wikipedia for all variations of the woman's name (birth name,
    married name, re-married name, pen name, nickname)

Other ways to participate:

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--Lajmmoore (talk) 07:27, 30 January 2023 (UTC) via MassMessagingReply[reply]

One Italian done. I asked George to work on photos. There are links to other Italian women pacifists on my talk, if you are interested. If you have time, I'd appreciate your giving it a copy edit. Thanks. SusunW (talk) 23:49, 31 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. Not an easy one to copy edit but I think it's probably OK now. I don't expect you to make any changes to the article, but as far as I can see, strictly speaking Detalmo Savorgnan di Brazza should have an accent: Detalmo Savorgnan di Brazzà. Maybe the accent was lost when the couple married in New York. I see several of your sources also maintain the accent in Cora Slocomb di Brazzà. Probably a redirect from the accented name is all that is needed.--Ipigott (talk) 10:49, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, I was totally frustrated by that WP:Common name thing. Most English sources, and there are hundreds of newspaper articles call her Countess di Brazza, without an accent. I wasn't about to write her without a given name, so I used her publishing name without the accent. Initially I wrote her without one and him and the town with one, but then it seemed weird for them to vary. I also noted that his brother the explorer doesn't have an accent in English articles either. I will never understand why people translate names. It's annoying. I do appreciate your help on the article. Her life was so busy until it wasn't. Very tragic, all in all. SusunW (talk) 14:31, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Typists and print setters are probably to be blamed for the lack of accents in the names of American immigrants and those who have published in the United States. In the early days of Wikipedia there was also a tendency to forget accents but over the past few years, most foreign names have been correctly accented (at least the ones from countries using Latin-based alphabets). Maybe it would be useful to include a note on Brazza vs Brazzà. I've listed her under Brazza.--Ipigott (talk) 14:56, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, it's really annoying. They publish what they publish and then I get stuck trying to figure out what to do. I appreciate your listing it under Brazza, I did a bunch of redirects, but forgot to look for the surname. SusunW (talk) 15:38, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • SusunW: I've been trying to find your links to Italian pacifists on your talk. They are probably in one of the archives but I don't know which one.--Ipigott (talk) 17:13, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Look under Lecher. I pinged you there. SusunW (talk) 17:26, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

As usual, I have photos, but am needing George's expertise. She's a threefer as PamD pointed out (Black women, peace, and "P" names.) This is the last one I had in the hopper, so if you could give it a copyedit, I'll start searching for my next subject. SusunW (talk) SusunW (talk) 15:35, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hope to be able to look through this one over the next couple of days.--Ipigott (talk) 15:56, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done. Not much to do on this one.--Ipigott (talk) 10:33, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you so much. I appreciate you. SusunW (talk) 14:13, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question from Sutchar on Mather High School (16:54, 1 February 2023)[edit]

I want to add a notable alumni --Sutchar (talk) 16:54, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi there, Sutchar, and welcome to Wikipedia. I've left a number of useful links in my welcome message on your talk page. I suggest you begin by using some of them to help you learn how to edit. Once you feel ready to draft a new article, I can take a look at what you're doing and try to help you along. Just one last word of advice: if you have connections with Mather or with the person you want to write about, it is probably not a good idea to make this your first article. You should pick someone with whom you have no associations. Please let me know if you need further assistance. Happy editing!--Ipigott (talk) 17:05, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question from Sutchar on Mather High School (18:03, 1 February 2023)[edit]

It seems, an edit should appear immediately. I am trying to edit/add a name to the notable alumni section for Mather High School (in Chicago). Can you help me? --Sutchar (talk) 18:03, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sutchar: The reason your edit was removed is that for a name to be included, there must first be a biography.--Ipigott (talk) 20:35, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question from Amandamarshall0219 (20:40, 2 February 2023)[edit]

Hi n how are u mentor --Amandamarshall0219 (talk) 20:40, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi there, Amandamarshall0219, and welcome to Wikipedia. You will see I have left some useful links for you on your talk page. I hope you'll follow some of them up and learn how to edit. Please let me know if you run into any difficulties. Happy editing!--Ipigott (talk) 15:55, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Women in Red[edit]

Thank you. Here Paloma Chen to review. Editing in English is different from editing in Spanish, your advice will be welcome. Greetings. María Sacristán (talk) 00:05, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

María Sacristán: As you can see, I've looked carefully though the article and sorted out the translation problems. When you use Google translate from Spanish to English, you must first be careful to correct the pronouns. As in this case, translations of women's biographies often contain he and his instead of she and her. If you want to include the names of works, etc., you should first use the original Spanish and then provide an English translation if necessary. You may find other useful tips from my edits. To avoid copyright problems, when translating, in your first edit comment you should should clearly state you are translating, stating the original's name in Spanish. It is also useful to include the translation tag on the article's talk page, as I have done here. Please let me know if you need assistance with future articles. Happy editing!--Ipigott (talk) 10:34, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question from Young Lecturer (02:20, 5 February 2023)[edit]

Hello, my mentor, I am excited to have you as a mentor. Hope you are doing well. I would like to learn from you with regards to templates edit. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best regards. --Young Lecturer (talk) 02:20, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi there, Young Lecturer, and thanks for all the useful work you have been doing on disambiguation. As for disamb in templates, it seems to me the solution would be to create a new template without the disamb and have the old one deleted but there might well be cases where the inclusion of a disamb term is intentional. It seems to me each cases should be examined with care. If you want more experienced assistance, I suggest you make a request on Wikipedia talk:Templates, if possible with examples. Hope this helps.--Ipigott (talk) 06:41, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi mentor, it really helped and I will surely do as suggested. I hope to continue learning from you on things that are not clear to me.
Thank you for your timely and useful reponse. Young Lecturer (talk) 06:57, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question from Arfatmia77 on Subterranean Toledo (15:43, 5 February 2023)[edit]

Arfat Mia Alam Faisal, a talented Bangladeshi music producer and music Artist. He also wrote songs and stories. Undoubtedly, he has stolen the hearts of thousands of people with his mysterious voice and confidence. He has set up a huge fan base Nationwide. His songs make the audience happy --Arfatmia77 (talk) 15:43, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi there, Arfatmia77, and welcome to Wikipedia. If you are Arfat Mia Alam Faisal, you shouldn't be using Wikipedia to promote yourself. If you want to edit Wikipedia, you should look into some of the links I have left on your talk page. Please let me know if you run into difficulties or need assistance. Happy editing!--Ipigott (talk) 15:51, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Draft page query Black Lives in Music[edit]

Hello again! Sorry to bother you. In attempting to do something on balance in the UK music industry, I appear to have created even more women in red. So I am not sure how helpful my draft page on 'Black Lives in Music' is for the WiR project! I know you are pestered a lot by all your mentees but if you had a moment, hurry at all, ...perhaps you might have a look? Thanks if you can! Balance person (talk) 10:51, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Balance person: Black Lives in Music is now in article space. To avoid tagging as an orphan, please make sure it is linked from other articles or lists. If the women mentioned in the article deserve biographies, you should wikilink them as red links. Maybe you would like to develop some of the biographies yourself? Happy editing!--Ipigott (talk) 11:44, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh thanks so much for your swift response. In a little while, I will look up about orphans and tagging and also how to wikilink as a red link. All new things to learn. Thank you! Balance person (talk) 12:20, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
For some reason, when I try to make a link between the Chineke!Orchestra page and the newly created BLIM page it says the page does not exist and puts it in red letters. Is it a question of a time lapse? Balance person (talk) 12:43, 7 February 2023 (UTC).Reply[reply]
Balance person: There were a couple of typos which I've fixed. (In view of BLIM, I've also make a redirect from Black Lives In Music with In capitalized too.) Now it is correctly linked and no longer an orphan but you need to include a reference to your addition on the Chineke! Orchestra page. To wikilink as a redlink, you just need to place two square brackets at either side of the name and it will show up in red, for example Charisse Beaumont. Hope this helps.--Ipigott (talk) 13:00, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've done the citation and thanks very much. The double square bracket thing doesn't seem to work. I use visual editing..does that make a difference? Sorry! Balance person (talk) 13:11, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Balance person. I'm no expert in visual editing but as far as I can see, there's no reason why it shouldn't work. Can you give me an example?--Ipigott (talk) 13:18, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah HA! All I did was switch out of visual editing for a second, apply your double square brackets idea and then publish and then return to visual editor. Sorted! Thank you for your patience!Balance person (talk) 15:15, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I finished the first Italian. Pretty interesting life and I found photos! If you have time to give her a copyedit, I'd appreciate it. SusunW (talk) 21:43, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SusunW: Done. I must say I was rather surprised by your use of italics for translations of the Italian titles of books, journals, etc., while leaving the original Italian without italics. I don't know whether there are any special Wikipedia rules for this but I only put translations in italics if they have actually been published as translations. You'll see I have now used italics for the Italian and removed the italics for the translations. If you disagree, just revert. Otherwise a very interesting article about WILPF and women's pacifism in Italy. Looking forward to more in the series...--Ipigott (talk) 10:54, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That's weird. When I did it, the Italian titles and translations were in italics, or I thought they were. I'm trying to use that template that apparently the "text to speech readers" use to alert people who use them that the word is not in English. I probably am not doing it right, yet. I hate coding. I wish WP just used normal typing format, rather than us having to learn all these crazy coding things. *sigh* Thank you so much for your help. I truly appreciate it. And yes, I enjoyed learning about her a lot. It seems as if the Italian WILPF had a really hard time organizing as a group, ironically, because of war and politics. Mostly individual participation from what I can see. SusunW (talk) 14:17, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
SusunW: Yes I've noticed all your templates for non-English titles, etc. Rosie seems to be using them too. Thanks for explaining what they are supposed to be for. Have you ever listened to voice versions of your articles to see if they work? If they are really effective I might start using them too but I don't want to go to unnecessary trouble if they don't work.--Ipigott (talk) 14:35, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have no idea if they work. During covid, I took some courses on disability and access and they recommended using them as well as descriptions of what is in photos. A few months ago, someone added those templates to a file I had written and so I thought I'd give it a go. We have that alt= thing, that I try to use for photos and I finally have started using language templates, but as I said, it is difficult for me. SusunW (talk) 14:54, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Now that digital voice reading is becoming so widespread it would be interesting to know how well all this works on Wikipedia. I wonder if any of the voicing systems make any provision for Wikipedia code. As far as I know, most systems simply read printed or screen-displayed text.--Ipigott (talk) 15:14, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't have any idea, but I think if it's possible for us to make our work more accessible we should. Would be interesting to know if inputting all these codes actually helps or not. SusunW (talk) 16:02, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Don't want to prolong this discussion too far but I used the "alt" additions for my image captions for quite some time as they were highly recommended for GA and FA. I once specifically queried their usefulness but only received one enthusiastic response. I therefore no longer go to the trouble of using them. In the absence of any meaningful research into how blind people use Wikipedia, I have a feeling the same may be true for code developed for foreign-language titles. As far as I can see, the only efforts undertaken on Meta are in connection with encouraging more blind people to become editors but little or no attention is given to how the blind can best access our articles. I'm not sure whether this is worth putting forward more strongly and if so, I don't know where that would be. Maybe with the Blind User Group but that is really for editors. Sometimes technology moves forward more quickly than specific developments on Wikipedia. Print to voice devices are now widely used by the blind, replacing many more traditional developments.--Ipigott (talk) 16:27, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Enriqueta Medellín[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg

On 8 February 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Enriqueta Medellín, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Enriqueta Medellín, a Mexican surgeon, has an ecological center and environmental prize named after her in the state of Aguascalientes? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Enriqueta Medellín. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Enriqueta Medellín), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. 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.

BorgQueen (talk) 00:02, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

February songs[edit]

February songs
Winterling und Schneeglöckchen, Kesselbach.jpg
my daily stories

thank you! - yesterday's cantata, 300 years later --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:30, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Congratulations, Gerda. Excellent work.--Ipigott (talk) 16:32, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
A 2013 DYK, just brushed up a bit for the occasion ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:37, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Nur keine falsche Bescheidenheit...--Ipigott (talk) 16:44, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Today: the regional festival - DYK of 13 years ago ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:14, 17 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
My story on 24 February is about Artemy Vedel (TFA by Amitchell235), and I made a suggestion for more peace, - what do you think? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:22, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well our year-long focus is on peace but I'm not sure our articles will be all that successful in achieving what we all want. But let's see...--Ipigott (talk) 15:28, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There's world peace, and there the silly infobox war (which is over but some have missed it) where we can perhaps move things a bit. Robert le diable. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:55, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
today: two women whose birthday we celebrate today, 99 and 90! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:44, 28 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Women cyclist biographies to article[edit]


This time, i.e. very recently, an article (Women's) Bicycling in Islam is collaboratively improved a bit from it's earlier status from a week ago. By chance do you know some one who has worked on women cyclist biography articles and may help out this article with inputs and expansion if possible?

Secondly I would like to contemplate a thought with you. Whenever I read title Bicycling and feminism one of mind says it's bit narrow in scope since all cycling women necessarily would not be feminist. Whether Women cyclists would deserve a separate article or scope of present title be expanded?

I wish to seek your views on one more difficulty I always face but for that I shall post a separate message in couple of days. Thanks Bookku (talk) 10:51, 12 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bookku: I'll look at your Islam article later. As for women and cycling, there's lots of sports coverage, see Category:Women's cycle racing and related categories.--Ipigott (talk) 11:01, 12 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Now copy-edited. Can't suggest anyone interested in expanding the article.--Ipigott (talk) 15:33, 12 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not sure if it counts[edit]

It is not a new biography of a woman, nor is it about a woman in red. So, I am not sure if this adds anything to the WiR project...but I have just added a section to the Farrier page on Women Farriers. The text above it is admirable in its non assumption of farriery being a male occupation...but none the less I thought it worth adding. Balance person (talk) 14:26, 13 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Balance person It counts. Every little bit counts to add women's erasure back into society and history. Women in Red, the project includes women and their works, i.e. the things they did. I've been seeing you here on Ian's page a bunch and that makes me happy. SusunW (talk) 14:54, 13 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh SusunW that is so encouraging! Thank you! Balance person (talk) 15:57, 13 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Balance person: Thanks for this useful and well-sourced addition.--Ipigott (talk) 16:15, 13 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question from GGR 001 (06:33, 15 February 2023)[edit]

I'd like to create a profile page, what's the best way of doing this? --GGR 001 (talk) 06:33, 15 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi there, GGR 001, and welcome to Wikipedia. I suggest you introduce yourself briefly on your user page, telling us what you do and where you come from and why you are interested in contributing to Wikipedia. You will see I've left some links on your talk page which should help you to get started with editing. Please let me know if you run into any difficulties or need assistance. Happy editing.--Ipigott (talk) 06:39, 15 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Erna P. Harris[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg

On 18 February 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Erna P. Harris, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that African-American journalist Erna P. Harris (pictured) was called a "fearless critic" of the internment of Japanese Americans by the US government during World War II? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Erna P. Harris. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Erna P. Harris), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. 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.

BorgQueen (talk) 00:02, 18 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This one was hard, truly hard. Finding sources when I have no access to the British Black press, her legal name was different, and there was radio silence from 1989 to 2015 were crazy hard to overcome. I still don't know her birth name, or her mom's name. I have queries out, but I don't know if I'll get answers. I have no photos for this period in the UK, etc. etc. etc. However, all that being said, clearly notable and worthy of an article. If you have time, could you give this a copyedit? If you don't have time, no worries, but I am always concerned about British spelling. (I have one Italian women in the hopper, but not sure if I'll finish her before our visitors arrive on the 23rd.) SusunW (talk) 15:21, 19 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SusunW: At first sight it looks really interesting. Will try to look through it more carefully today or tomorrow.--Ipigott (talk) 15:25, 19 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you so much. I appreciate you. SusunW (talk) 15:26, 19 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
And so, of course, the reference I was waiting on for the Italian, which made me start on Cameron in the interim, came in today. Maybe I'll get her done too. SusunW (talk) 16:48, 19 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

She's done too now. When it rains, it pours, as they say. If you could also copyedit this one, I'd be very appreciative. Please check the Italian translations, as I am not remotely sure that they are good. Thanks! SusunW (talk) 19:30, 19 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

As soon as I have time. Bedtime for me now.--Ipigott (talk) 20:47, 19 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
SusunW: I've been through both Cameron and Schwarz. All that philosophical stuff in Schwarz makes it rather difficult to read. Hope it's OK now.--Ipigott (talk) 16:16, 20 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm with you on that. The problem IMO with any philosophy entering a biography is trying to winnow it into something digestible to the average reader. Me, I had never heard of anthroposophy before, so trying to wrap my head around what it was and how it influenced her was tough. The interesting parts to me were the assertions that hers are the most common poems recited "by heart" by Italians, even if they don't know who wrote them, and all the musical works her writing spawned. I appreciate you and thank you so much for looking at them. SusunW (talk) 16:29, 20 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think many of her "poems" are more or less equivalent to what we would call nursery rhymes. See, for example [1].--Ipigott (talk) 16:34, 20 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Good catch. Thank you! SusunW (talk) 14:24, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question from BestVitezi (05:16, 20 February 2023)[edit]

Hello, how do I upload an image file to an wiki page without it being barred or flagged? it is a map related to the page. --BestVitezi (talk) 05:16, 20 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi there, BestVitezi, and welcome to Wikipedia. There are strict rules about adding images to article pages. While there are generally no restrictions on photographs you have taken yourself, most of the images you can find on the internet are protected by copyright. This is explained in some detail at Wikipedia:Image use policy. I see you have been editing Toubou people but you have not referenced the source of your information. Whenever you add or alter text, you must cite an acceptable source, for example a published book, a journal or a newspaper. See Wikipedia:Citing sources. It might be useful for you to follow some of the links on your talk page under "Getting started" in order to gain more experience in editing. You might also like to follow WP:The Wikipedia Adventure. Please let me know if you run into any other difficulties. Happy editing!--Ipigott (talk) 06:53, 20 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Category:Icelandic women environmentalists has been nominated for merging[edit]

Category:Icelandic women environmentalists has been nominated for merging. A discussion is taking place to decide whether this proposal complies with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. Estopedist1 (talk) 07:05, 20 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've responded with "Keep". Maybe other contributors would like to comment too.--Ipigott (talk) 07:17, 20 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Category:Icelandic mineralogists has been nominated for merging[edit]

Category:Icelandic mineralogists has been nominated for merging. A discussion is taking place to decide whether this proposal complies with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. Estopedist1 (talk) 08:43, 21 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for Dyk help[edit]

Requesting to have a look @ this Dyk query and help as possible. Bookku (talk) 05:23, 25 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bookku: I've looked through the lengthy discussion and as far as I can see you are making progress along the right lines. I would prefer not to take part in the discussion myself as I think it would just complicate things further at this stage. In any case, the reason I do not participate in DYK myself is that I have found the discussions take up too much of my editing time. It is however an interesting article which in my opinion, given the time and effort you have devoted to it, certainly deserves to go to DYK. Happy editing!--Ipigott (talk) 06:36, 25 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Bookku: Glad to see this has now been sorted out.--Ipigott (talk) 06:41, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Women in Red March 2023[edit]

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Women in Red Mar 2023, Vol 9, Iss 3, Nos 251, 252, 258, 259, 260, 261

Online events:

See also:

Tip of the month:

  • Mobile phone readers may only see the article "lead" – take some time to make it shine!
    Include something to keep people reading.

Other ways to participate:

Facebook icon.jpg Facebook | Instagram.svg Instagram | Pinterest Shiny Icon.svg Pinterest | Twitter icon.png Twitter

--Lajmmoore (talk) 12:53, 26 February 2023 (UTC) via MassMessagingReply[reply]

I am back from my mini-vacation from wp. Lovely visit with family, but R&R it was not. Hosting is work. At any rate, I have done Vassalini. I am a bit confused as to why certain of the Indian texts are shown in italics and others not in our articles. I am also not positive of the accuracy of the translations of the names of her works. If you have time and interest, I think it would benefit from your copyeditting. If you are too busy, no worries. SusunW (talk) 23:05, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Another interesting Italian. As she devoted so much attention to Indian religions, I was wondering if we should add Category:Italian Indologists. Strange that given her publications nothing came up from Authority control. I see there is also a biography here, giving special attention to Lo Stato Moderno which might be worth mentioning. This piece relates it to the development of the European Union.--Ipigott (talk) 10:00, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you so much! I couldn't find most of her publications in World cat, which was weird. I find that same issue with Mexicans and Latinas in general, even if they have published hundreds of papers. I'll see if her Wikidata entry has been created and try to add VIAF. (It is literally the only thing I know how to do on that platform, LOL). Added the category, thanks for finding it. Will take a look at the other two sources. Appreciate your finding them and your help with the article. SusunW (talk) 14:07, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikimedia Foundation project to improve PageTriage[edit]

Hi, as an active New Page Patroller, I wanted to make sure you were aware of an upcoming Wikimedia Foundation project to improve the PageTriage extension. We recently published results of user interviews, and have some findings that we would value patrollers' opinions on. If you haven't yet, please consider adding the project page to your watchlist to stay up to date with our progress! Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 13:17, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question from CrossCatholicOutreach (13:57, 2 March 2023)[edit]

I created my username but I didn’t know that was going to be the name of the page I wanted to create.

Can someone please help me change it?

The username is CrossCatholicOutreach, but I would like it to be Cross Catholic Outreach.

Also, how do i publish an Article --CrossCatholicOutreach (talk) 13:57, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi there, CrossCatholicOutreach, and welcome to Wikipedia. I don't think it's a good idea to have a user name so close to the title of the article you want to create. I think you should choose a name that's completely different, otherwise you are likely to run into trouble. You'll find guidance on this at Wikipedia:Username policy which also has a section on "Changing your user name". As for writing an article on Cross Catholic Outreach, you need to be careful to choose information about the organization and sources for citations which are completely independent of the organization itself. These could include articles in newspapers and journals or books which have been written about it. One interesting source I have found is this news article. On your talk page, I've left a welcome message which provides links which should help you to come to grips with editing. Please let me know if you run into any problems. Happy editing!--Ipigott (talk) 15:46, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've noticed that the articles on Ronald William Gainer and Jon L. Wanzek mention the organization.--Ipigott (talk) 15:45, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

March stories[edit]

March songs
Crocus in forest, Ehrenbach.jpg
my women's day story

today: where I learned opera, + 3 women -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:32, 3 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

today a woman, a 2016 DYK remembered (our conductor was courageous and called her to step in for a concert on short notice, and she was interested! - only had no time that day in 2013. We got Gabriela Eibenová who was also great. Girls and women sang how Bach arranged Pergolesi's Stabat Mater to a new text paraphrasing Psalm 51, last Sunday. - What do you think about the revert for Carl Nielsen? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:38, 8 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There's a suggestion it should be discussed on the talk page.--Ipigott (talk) 15:29, 8 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
How about you starting, as one of the authors? Certainly not me ;) - and I believe the Sibelius-lover is a shy person. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:36, 8 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I would really prefer not to take sides on this. There's much to be said for each approach. Thanks for your useful suggestions on the nav box.--Ipigott (talk) 15:43, 8 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Understand. Those who commented on Mozart overnight (where I would really prefer not to appear) seem not to agree ;) - Thank you today for the wonderful pictured Kae Miller! - that's what I came for. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:35, 11 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As usual, it was nearly all Susun's work.--Ipigott (talk) 11:12, 11 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The answer of a gentleman - not what I thought here? (I thought I asked nicely, but see what happened.) - composer Marek Kopelent died, working on Antje Vollmer, and it's Saint Patrick's Day --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:22, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
today we remember the 150th birthday of Max Reger, who saw the horrors of a world war right when it began in 1914, while others were still in high patriotic moods --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:51, 19 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hard one, but I did okay. Very frustrating not to be able to find info about her in Argentina other than a sentence from the Diccionario Biográfico Italo-Argentino. Would that I could find that obit in España Republicana de Argentina, but I can't seem to locate any archive of it. At any rate, if you have time or interest, can you give it a copyedit? Thanks. SusunW (talk) 18:57, 6 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

George was able to figure out the photos I wanted, yay! SusunW (talk) 14:52, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Don't know how I missed this but I'll look through it now.--Ipigott (talk) 16:18, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Roxane Turcotte[edit]

Hi Ian, I'm working on the translation of Roxane Turcotte from fr:Roxane Turcotte and could use your help with this sentence: "Enseignante de français et conseillère pédagogique à la Commission scolaire de Montréal, elle est nommée en 2006 au prix Bravo pour avoir intégré la littérature jeunesse à son enseignement auprès d'adultes allophone et en alphabétisation, ainsi que pour avoir été aux premières heures du conte en pyjama dans les écoles montréalaises." Thanks. --Rosiestep (talk) 22:27, 6 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SusunW: "A French-language teacher and educational adviser for the Commission scolaire de Montréal (Montreal School Board), she was nominated for the 2006 CACE Bravo Award (see [2]) for having included youth literature when teaching adult literacy learners and non-native-French-speakers, as well as for having participated in the first pajama story-telling sessions for infants in Montreal schools." That's the literal translation. It probably requires some basic experience of initiatives supported by the Montreal school board.--Ipigott (talk) 07:04, 7 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This made me smile Ipigott and reminded me I haven't checked in with Rosiestep recently. Hope all is well with you Rosie. Glad to know I am not the only person who struggles with French nuances. Why did they never have pajama story-telling in the schools I went to? SusunW (talk) 14:37, 7 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, Ian. It seemed very convoluted so I appreciate you working it out. Hi, Susun! So nice to hear from you. All is well on my end. Looking forward to celebrating IWD2023 tomorrow and to continuing with translations, which I find to be very satisfying as a change from my US-focused biographies. Hope all is well on your end!! --Rosiestep (talk) 23:04, 7 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
All good Rosie. Staying busy with the peace activists. Worked through Austria and Italy. Bit by bit. SusunW (talk) 23:11, 7 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Sorry about the mixup and hope you both are having a great women's day. Here in Luxembourg we've had very strange weather, about three inches of snow this morning which all melted by about 2 pm as the temperature rose to around 50 F. My today's contribution to Rosie's folklore initiative is the fascinating Norwegian Berit Skjefte. A great DYK if anyone is interested. Perhaps Cielquiparle? I must say, I am really disappointed to see how little interest there has been in this. I seem to have created more than half the articles myself. But there's still time for more enthusiastic participation from others.--Ipigott (talk) 18:54, 8 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
But there are 59 new folklore articles contributed so far this year (thanks for the many that you've created, Ian!) and I think that's a win as there are other competing fun options, e.g, O-P last month and Q-R this month. I, for one, have become obsessed with our alpha initiatives! ;) The snow must have been quite pretty in Luxembourg, but hope it didn't cause traffic issues or other problems. I'm currently in NYC where it's chilly but dry. --Rosiestep (talk) 07:16, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm certainly not looking for prize money, Rosiestep, but folklore is an area deserving more attention. If I'm offered a prize, I'll try to have it transferred to the WMDC account in the hope it can be used for WiR contests. I see you have also contributed to folklore but not to the international contest.-Ipigott (talk) 07:27, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm hopeful that Gamaliel will sort out the international contest (wiki-Meta) bits for Women in Red at the end of the campaign. --Rosiestep (talk) 08:01, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Now that I'm an active DYK hook promoter, I hesitate to submit DYK nominations if I don't have to, as it creates COI issues downstream and means you may have to wait for months for your hook to finally get promoted by someone other than me. Cielquiparle (talk) 11:36, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(Strangely enough, there seems to have been a drop recently in the number of biographical articles submitted for DYK (male or female). Potential upside for anyone at WIR who submits and is willing to go through the process.) Cielquiparle (talk) 11:39, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for responding, Cielquiparle, and explaining the difficulties involved. I fully understand.--Ipigott (talk) 12:03, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Looking for information[edit]

I was looking for information on en WP admins who edited Non-biography Women's rights related WP articles. (Preferably between February and March of any year). Approaching to whom and where will be better for this information. Thanks Bookku (talk) 10:40, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bookku: If you provide more information on why you are looking specifically for admins, you might get some responses.--Ipigott (talk) 10:51, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Trying to understand interest level and impact of International Women's Day in this segment.
At one level myself still feel like a junior, may be I will also find some encouraging topics and ways to enhance my encyclopedic skills from them. Bookku (talk) 12:22, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You might find some useful contacts here in connection with the article on International Women's Day. Further information in this connection would require a lot of time and effort.--Ipigott (talk) 12:45, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Updating Dana Pe'er Wikipedia Biography[edit]

Hi Ipigott, I noticed you on WP:Women in Business and thought you might be interested in an article I'm suggesting improvements. Dana Pe'er's article is outdated and lacks context about her research. I've proposed an updated version of the article in my sandbox. Are you open to reviewing the sandbox? If you approve, would you be open to publishing the new version? I have a COI with the subject, so, I'll refrain from directly editing unless otherwise permitted. Appreciate your help in advance.---- Chefmikesf (talk) 19:07, 10 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Chefmikesf}: Thanks for alerting me on your suggestions. I'll look more carefully at it all tomorrow.--Ipigott (talk) 20:05, 10 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Chefmikesf}: Some of the new content in your sandbox looks reasonable but as the existing article has been widely edited, it's not possible simply to replace everything with your version. If you would like to suggest one or two important improvements, it might be possible to have them incorporated. The normal way of going about this is to make a list of suggestions for updating on the article's talk page.--Ipigott (talk) 15:00, 11 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Kae Miller[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg

On 11 March 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Kae Miller, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the support of conservationist Kae Miller (pictured) for people recovering from mental illnesses resulted in the establishment of Te Rae Kaihau Park in Wellington, New Zealand? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Kae Miller. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Kae Miller), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. 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.

BorgQueen (talk) 00:02, 11 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

After doing Cora, I just could not resist doing her mom. If you could give it a copyedit, I'd appreciate it. SusunW (talk) 17:41, 11 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SusunW: This was hardly in need of a copy edit. Excellent work.--Ipigott (talk) 07:08, 12 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Martina Chukwuma-Ezike[edit]

Good morning, I see that you've edited Martina Chukwuma-Ezike recently, and I see now that it's been proposed for deletion. I'd dive in myself but I'm going to be away from my computer today, & wondered if you might be interested or able to take a look? A quick google brought up a few news sources that I think would help better establish notability (Times, etc), Lirazelf (talk) 08:43, 12 March 2023 (UTC) Lirazelf (talk) 08:43, 12 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lirazelf: No rush on this. Please feel free to make further improvements when you have time.--Ipigott (talk) 09:37, 12 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Category:Lithuanian pacifists has been nominated for merging[edit]

Category:Lithuanian pacifists has been nominated for merging. A discussion is taking place to decide whether this proposal complies with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. Estopedist1 (talk) 19:47, 14 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

While waiting to resolve my Italian, I wrote this Hungarian who has long been on my list. If you can give it a copyedit, that'd be great. I've asked George to work on the photo, as this one is really confusing to me whether we can use it or it needs to be fair use. I appreciate you and your help. SusunW (talk) 17:55, 15 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SusunW: Done, although as I have no knowledge of Hungarian I haven't been able to look into the sources or check the translations.--Ipigott (talk) 07:21, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I sent a message to Gergo and hope he will respond. I appreciate your help with it. Seemed weird we didn't have an article on her since she led the only feminist organization in the country from basically 1925 to 1958. SusunW (talk) 13:49, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your message to RichardDehn[edit]

Hello, Ipigott! You left a nice cordial message for the user RichardDehn, but you mis-typed his name, so that the message wound up posted on User talk:Richard Dehn. There is no such user as Richard Dehn. You'll see your post in the history. I have redirected that page to User:RichardDehn. You might want to re-post your message on that page. Thanks for encouraging other users! MelanieN (talk) 16:50, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for alerting me, MelanieN. I've reposted. There's been some confusion about this as until yesterday there was a user page with this name. See the revision history of User:RichardDehn.--Ipigott (talk) 17:10, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah, that explains it! I encountered the Richard Dehn talk page because it was tagged for CSD as G8, "dependent on a nonexistent page". But with a little research I found the true user name and redirected the talk page there instead of deleting it. Good thing, it means that your note is retrievable. -- MelanieN (talk) 18:56, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
More importantly, MelanieN, I would like to congratulate you on Omar (opera). Great stuff!--Ipigott (talk) 14:44, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. I saw it in Los Angeles and it was absolutely amazing. -- MelanieN (talk) 15:30, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The next Hungarian. If you could give it a copyedit, that would be super. If you are too busy or not interested, not to worry. SusunW (talk) 14:52, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • SusunW: Once again, very little to do on this one. I wonder whether it would help to refer to her as Pogany Bennett rather than just Bennett. There's at least one case where it is not clear whether Bennett refers to her or to her husband.--Ipigott (talk) 17:08, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for looking at it. I can do that. SusunW (talk) 17:14, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Helene Scheu-Riesz[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg

On 20 March 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Helene Scheu-Riesz, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Helene Scheu-Riesz created the first German translation of Alice Through the Looking-Glass but struggled with Lewis Carroll's made-up words? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Helene Scheu-Riesz. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Helene Scheu-Riesz), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. 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.

BorgQueen (talk) 12:02, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question from Kryptside (23:38, 20 March 2023)[edit]

Hello friend.

Where can I find the rules/policies or best practices on how to edit Wikipedia? I'd appreciate it if you could send some links that are helpful, or any videos too.

I am new to this stuff and I want to do it long-term. I was just wondering where I could find relatively detailed info on all the things to know when learning how to write and edit on Wiki.

Thanks for your help in advance. --Kryptside (talk) 23:38, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]