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The Tea Leaf - Issue Seven (special Birthday recap)

A celebratory cupcake from the Teahouse Birthday Badge

It's been a full year since the Teahouse opened, and as we're reflecting on what's been accomplished, we wanted to celebrate with you.

Teahouse guests and hosts are sharing their stories in a new blog post about the project.

1 year statistics for Teahouse visitors compared to invited non-visitors from the pilot:

Metric Control group Teahouse group Contrast
Average retention (weeks with at least 1 edit) 5.02 weeks 8.57 weeks 1.7x retention
Average number of articles edited 58.7 articles 116.9 edits 2.0x articles edited
Average talk page edits 36.5 edits 85.6 edits 2.4x talk page edits
Average article space edits 129.6 edits 360.4 edits 2.8x article edits
Average total edits (all namespaces) 182.1 edits 532.4 edits 2.9x total edits

Over the past year almost 2000 questions have been asked and answered, 669 editors have introduced themselves, 1670 guests have been served, 867 experienced Wikipedians have participated in the project, and 137 have served as hosts. Read more project analysis in our CSCW 2013 paper

Last month January was our most active month so far! 78 profiles were created, 46 active hosts answered 263 questions, and 11 new hosts joined the project.

Come by the Teahouse to share a cup of tea and enjoy a Birthday Cupcake! Happy Birthday to the Teahouse and thank you for a year's worth of interest and support :-)

-- Ocaasi and the rest of the Teahouse Team 20:43, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
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Hi Jami. Thanks for volunteering to pitch in and help with the Marquette Uni Neurobiology course. You couldn't have arrived at a better time; the students are expected to be at a "go-live" stage with their work by the end of this week, so I'm (optimistically!) expecting a flurry of activity any... minute... now...

I've listed the students' draft pages here; as you can see, there's still a fair bit of work to be done on them. Because they fall under the requirements of WP:MEDRS, I've also got User:Biosthmors involved as a sort of "unofficial" OA, since he's got a lot of experience with medical sourcing; you might want to drop him a line if you encounter any students who are having trouble with the WP:MED side of things.

Michelle, the course professor, is pretty on-the-ball and is offering her students good classroom support. I haven't heard from her this week so will be dropping her a line in the next day or two - if you like, I'll copy you into our correspondence.

Looking forward to working with you. All the best, Yunshui  08:23, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Education Program

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Hi, Jami! I wanted to thank you immensely for being an ambassador for our Developmental Biology class. I wanted to introduce myself now, as I'm sure my group will have questions for you in the near future. Also, I saw you are in San Francisco! I was there last week and loved it! --Jilliansbaker (talk) 22:58, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi, Jami! Thanks for being our wiki ambassador for the Developmental Biology class. I'm a fellow group member along with Jillian working on the Neural plate article. Thanks! Olefsky (talk) 16:34, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

Glad to see you on the course page

Hi - I saw you had been added as an online ambassador to our Course Page. This is my first time working with Wikipedia. We have had great collaboration with our OA Gobonobo. I welcome your feedback any time to my work or my students'. Thanks! Prof.Vandegrift (talk) 04:51, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Ditto! Only our very helpful OA is Smallman12q. Thanks in advance, Jami CogPsyProf (talk) 16:52, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi and welcome

I see that you have been added as an online volunteer for our course page, and wanted to welcome you aboard. We have had great experiences with our current online ambassador, and are looking forward to your feedback and input on the assignments. Please let me know if you need our assignment details and resources. Mgantony (talk) 20:41, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for Joining Ball State Project

Hi Jami, and thanks for volunteering to assist our two sections in the final phases of our unit this semester. On Thursday, Mar 21, each group should have a draft of their contributions in their pathfinder's sandbox (these can be located from the course Talk page). It would be great if you and Pat could have a look at the 8 group projects and see if there are any major revisions they should concentrate on before attempting to go live. We are aiming for Mar 28 as the launch date. Let me know if you have questions and thanks again. Webster Newbold (talk) 20:39, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Some wikilove for you

Hello JMathewson (WMF), Eduemoni↑talk↓ has given you a shining smiling star! You see, these things promote WikiLove and hopefully this has made your day better. Spread the Shining Smiling Star whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or someone putting up with some stick at this time. Enjoy! Eduemoni↑talk↓ 04:31, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Embattled Media: Media of Somalia

Hi there! As part of our Embattled Media class, we were assigned a group project of editing the article Media of Somalia. We added a new section to the article on Press Freedom and some additional information to the different kinds of media. Unfortunately, our contribution on Press Freedom has been removed by another contributor and, despite having posted on their talk page, we still don't know why the information was removed. Any suggestions? Thank you Fbahja (talk) 19:15, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

That material has already been dealt with on other pages, and this account has been identified as a fairly clear meatpuppeter (c.f. [1]). Middayexpress (talk) 13:01, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Re: Embattled Media sockpuppet concern

Hi Jami, thanks for letting me know. I'll try to look into it. Bejinhan talks 13:36, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

Ball State Project--Article "Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company" moved into Wikispace

Hi Jami, Just thought I'd alert you that I've moved the above article into the main area to complete their work in the project for now. The article doesn't show up in searches yet so I can't add the course banner to the talk page. Is there a waiting period before new articles are available, for editors to check on them? Just wondered. I notified Pat a few days ago but didn't hear back--he must be busy with exams or some other last minute activities. Best, Web -Webster Newbold (talk) 17:10, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

Got this, Jami, sorry for the missed comms Webster. The Interior (Talk) 17:23, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

Sandbox concern

Jami, I see in the sandbox tutorial that it says the information on my sandbox will be cleared every 12 hours. Is this correct? If so, can this be avoided. Thank you, Jeffrey JAtwan09 (talk) 21:01, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Help us improve the Wikipedia Education Program

Hi JMathewson (WMF)! As a student editor on Wikipedia, you have a lot of valuable experience about what it's like to edit as a part of a classroom assignment. In order to help other students like you enjoy editing while contributing positively to Wikipedia, it's extremely helpful to hear from real student editors about their challenges, successes, and support needs. Please take a few minutes to answer these questions by clicking below. (Note that the responses are posted to a public wiki page.) Thanks!

Delivered on behalf of User:Sage Ross (WMF), 15:50, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Trophy case format

Jami, I just thought you might be intersted in converting to a white-space minimizing format at the trophy case. I adopted the WP:FA style of listing at User:Biosthmors/sandbox#FA, for example. Best! Biosthmors (talk) 23:06, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Feel free, if you're so inclined! I'd love to have more people contributing over there in any capacity. Thanks! JMathewson (WMF) (talk) 23:37, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Unable to move article out of sandbox

Hi Jami, Both mdillman and I have been unable to move her article "Domestic violence in Chile" out of the sandbox. I cannot figure out how to change her article's "template" (the instruction in bold red at the top of her sandbox article). Can you help? Thanks. BerikG (talk) 04:23, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Request for sandbox help

Hi JMathewson! I just finished my wikipedia page on Garden City. Its in my sandbox and ready for upload to Wikipedia. Please let me know if I need to add anything! Sergeantsliz (talk) 17:44, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Lost/missing article links from course page

Hi Jami: Thank you for your earlier help, which I did not acknowledge. It is the weekend again and we have a new (real) problem this time. On the course page several of the articles created by my students this semester no longer have functioning links. They were functioning earlier, now broken. The trouble is that students are supposed to write peer reviews by this evening and are unable to access the articles. I will alert them and ask them to go via the user contributions pages, but I hope you fix the links. I just posted this message on Nikkimaria's talk page. I hope one of you can fix the broken links. Thank you! 23:54, 19 April 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by BerikG (talkcontribs)

The time zone on Wikipedia edits

A very small question, but important for judging timeliness of my students' peer reviews ;). Is the time reflected on the edits/talk page posts the GMT? (so, 5 hours ahead of EDT?) Thanks. BerikG (talk) 21:15, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Jami. I changed the time to America Phoenix and at first it seemed to reflect the local time, but now it is back to UTC! Why?!

Number of hits to a WP article?

Is there a way to know how many hits a particular Wikipedia article gets? My students were curious about this :) (I left this question on my userpage too!) BerikG (talk) 04:45, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Environmental law articles ready for preliminary review

Hi Jami- I see you're signed up as an ambassador for my class, Aaron Frank's environmental law class, and wanted to let you know the students now have draft articles in mainspace and are starting to review each other's articles, and they could also use a preliminary review by an experienced Wikipedian in this area. When you get a chance, ideally sometime before Thursday or so, please take a look at the following list of articles and leave feedback on the talk page:

Thank you! Aarf613 (talk) 17:05, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Wiknic 2013

Wiknic 2013
Sunday, June 23rd · 12:34pm · Lake Merritt, Oakland
Theme: Hyperlocal list-making
Lake Merritt Wild Duck Refuge (Oakland, CA)

This year's 2013 SF Wiknik will be held at Lake Merritt, next to Children's Fairyland in Oakland. This event will be co-attended by people from the hyperlocal Oakland Wiki. May crosspollination of ideas and merriment abound!

Location and Directions

  • Location: The grassy area due south of Children's Fairyland (here) (Oakland Wiki)
    • Nearest BART: 19th Street
    • Nearest bus lines: NL/12/72
    • Street parking abounds
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You're invited...

to two upcoming Bay Area events:

  • Maker Faire 2013, Sat/Sun May 18-19, San Mateo -- there will have a booth about Wikimedia, and we need volunteers to talk to the public and ideas for the booth -- see the wiki page to sign up!
  • Edit-a-Thon 5, Sat May 25, 10-2pm, WMF offices in San Francisco -- this will be a casual edit-a-thon open to both experienced and new editors alike! Please sign up if on the wiki page if you can make it so we know how much food to get.

I hope you can join us at one or both! -- phoebe / (talk to me) 20:21, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

COMM 3460: Maria Popova

Hi Jami, it is good to make your acquaintance on Wikipedia! My name is Ric, and I am currently working on the Wikipedia Project with my group members Catherine and Jennifer for our COMM 3460 course at Cornell. We are looking to make edits/improvements to the article on Maria Popova, a rising influence in the Communications space. As our initial draft for our article is due next week, we will be working through the weekend on this project and would appreciate any specific feedback on our outline/edits or general recommendations that you might have.

You can find our outline on the talk page for Maria Popova here: talk page. For your convenience, here is a link back to our course page if you wanted to take a look: course page. Thanks again, we look forward to hearing back from you!

Ric.chi (talk) 14:39, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks again for taking the time to respond to my request and offer your help through the editing process! I just wanted to keep you posted on our progress. We recently expanded on the Maria Popova article and plan to continue to build on the subcategories that we added. However, since we have put up a pretty substantial amount of new information, we would appreciate any comments or suggestions that you might have if and when you get a chance to take a look at the updated article!

Ric.chi (talk) 17:37, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

@Ric.chi: Wow; looks like you guys expanded the article pretty significantly. Great job, and I'm glad to see you used so many in-line citations! Some editors may come in and cut some of the detailed sections down, like her first job, as it may not necessarily have much to do with the reason she's notable as an article on Wikipedia. Other than that, it looks to me like a pretty great expansion. Formatting-wise, you may want to add some wikilinks to more content from the article, just for terms that may require further reading. I'd also suggest you break down that first section, as it's quite long in its current state. I also checked to see which pages link to the article, and it's fairly sparse regarding pages in the article namespace (real Wikipedia entries). Can you think of any other relevant pages on Wikipedia that should have a wikilink to her article? That will help incorporate it more so more readers can find out more about her when browsing related articles. These are just tiny comments, since it seems generally like you've followed the most basic policies/principles of contributing to Wikipedia. Great job; hope this helps! JMathewson (WMF) (talk) 21:37, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

COMM3460: Sandbox Use

Hello, I've been using my sandbox to play around with edits for our article and just received notice that it's been put up for speedy deletion. Am I using the space incorrectly?

Best, Hec44 (talk) 20:47, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi, @Hec44:! Hopefully you got my message. Let me know if you're still having any issues! JMathewson (WMF) (talk) 18:22, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

COMM 3460: Pocahontas (1995 Film)

Hello! My name is Shelby and I am working with User:Sarahpeters93 and User:Easowers to improve the page on Disney's 1995 Pocahontas film. We are editing this page as part of an assignment for Cornell University/Online Communities (Fall 2013) Wikipedia Education program. We wanted to put some more media on the page, as well as validate the media that is already there. The talk page of Pocahontas mentions that the fair use explanation of the existing photos is missing. How can we make sure that the images are fair use as well as add some new ones? We have explored the Wikimedia Commons but cannot find any photos relating to the movie, only photos relating to the history figure Pocahontas. Any suggestions/tips? Thanks! ShelbyRokito (talk) 17:30, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi, @ShelbyRokito:. Unfortunately, media and Commons are not my forte. This newly created guide for finding and adding media might help you out! Looks like pages 10 and 11 might help. I hope they do! JMathewson (WMF) (talk) 17:56, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to WikiProject Breakfast

Hello, JMathewson (WMF).

You are invited to join WikiProject Breakfast, a WikiProject and resource dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of breakfast-related topics.
To join the project, just add your name to the member list. Northamerica1000(talk) 14:47, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Online Communities Class @ Cornell University, ambassador

Hey, JMathewson!

We're from Cornell's Online Communities class, and you're our ambassador. We wanted to reach out to you and ask you a brief question.

On our talk page for Peter Pan, user Stelmaris recommended us to use British English when editing the article. We don't have any experience with British English. Do you have any guidelines or suggestions?

Thanks Hek34 (talk) 17:51, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

@Hek34: The editor is correct in suggesting British English is typically used when writing about British topics. However, all dialects of English are accepted on ENWP (English Wikipedia), so I think it's ok if you use your particular dialect. Someone else may come along and change some spellings. This page in the Wikipedia Manual of Style may also give you some tips on some differences between American and British spellings. Hope that helps! JMathewson (WMF) (talk) 19:07, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
Yes it was helpful. Thank you! Xiaoxu193 (talk) 01:16, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

"added article Double burden to her list of articles at course"

How can I do it? I have a Education Program:Hanyang University/ English Readings in Information Sociology: Understanding Wikipedia (Fall 2013) and another page, but I don't see a button for adding an article (hint: badly designed feature, if I cannot find it, being an experienced Wikipedian, most regular instructors are going to do even worse...). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 07:08, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Piotr, you must be enrolled as a student in the course to add an article. If you are a student, then there is an input box that appears in the students table. (And yes, this is a feature that needs to be overhauled; it's on the radar.)--Sage Ross (WMF) (talk) 17:02, 18 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, Sage!. Sorry about the difficulty, Piotr! JMathewson (WMF) (talk) 17:36, 18 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, guys. When overhauling, please give the ability to add articles to instructors (and ambassadors). Cheers, --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:26, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi! Thanks for helping out with our Cognitive Psychology class. My name is Kathryn Kemp and I am going to be editing the article on narrative identity. I would love to hear any recommendation that you might have!Kakemp (talk) 15:57, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

UW Tacoma Help

Thanks, Jamie, for your help with the indent issue! Much appreciated.Natjolly (talk) 04:48, 13 November 2013 (UTC)natjolly


Hi Jami, I just wanted to drop you a quick note about some concerns at the WT:GAN about work coming in from Education_Program:Washington_University_in_St._Louis/Behavioral_Ecology_(Fall_2013). This class of 57 seems to be assigned to nominate 1-3 articles apiece for GA, in some cases without having first worked on them; while I realize this is well-meaning, and it'd be great if some of these submissions did turn into GAs, the practical result is that we're getting flooded with low-quality submissions, most of which we're quickfailing.

I've already reached out to the professor, who agreed to take some sort of action on her end, but you're listed on the course page as its online volunteer, so I thought I'd bring you into the loop also. Is it possible to institute some sort of quality control on their end first (checking by the professor, the TAs, or you and other online volunteers) rather than the submissions coming straight from students to us? It seems unlikely that many of these will be close to ready to pass without someone helping the students on their end, particularly since they seem to all be making multiple submissions. As a former prof myself, I love to see student work coming through GA (and have personally promoted a few), but it seems from my end like it's most effective when a class nominates its best works after careful revision, rather than the whole kit 'n' kaboodle.

Anyway, thanks for all your work as an online volunteer. While I'm skeptical of whether this class is likely to pass the 50-150 GAs they plan to nominate, it does look like a lot of good content has been added, so that's a big win. Cheers, -- Khazar2 (talk) 03:26, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

@Khazar2: Thanks for notifying me! I'm glad to hear Dr. Strassmann has responded to your concern. One great thing about her style of teaching with Wikipedia is that she's one of the few professors (that I know of) who actually reads each word the students submit to check for accuracy, at least from the point of view of her expertise. I believe that step may actually come once the semester is over, since it's quite a time sink. I think it makes sense that she can't do that before they nominate for GA (since they'll exit the class and may not respond to GA revision suggestions), but I totally understand that some of the articles are likely unsuited for GA and, thus, overwhelm you guys over there. Dr. Strassmann had a lot of success doing her assignment this way last year, but she does have almost 3x the students right now, so this is a great indication that we may need to rethink the GA aspect, since it's a bit too much to handle. For what it's worth, I know the reason they submitted this early (in the semester...there are still a few more weeks) is because Dr. Strassmann wanted them to have ample time to review any suggestions and make necessary edits. I think that's a great assignment for producing work that makes a really big impact, but do you think it's simply too time-consuming for the GA reviewers?
Do you have any other suggestions for a way for them to get specific feedback that they can fix in their articles? The students do a peer review, and the professor does an "accuracy check" (as I mentioned), but she also wants them to incorporate their work into the format, style, policies, etc. of Wikipedia. I don't want to overwhelm the existing and functioning infrastructure, but I am elated that she is committed to making sure the students' work fits in well with the encyclopedia. Ok, now I'm rambling. Any thoughts or suggestions on ways to do this without being a burden to other volunteers? (@Agelaia: wanted you to know we were talking about you here :) ) JMathewson (WMF) (talk) 23:33, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
I don't want to generalize too much, but I feel like at least this approach is an unreasonable burden on GA reviewers. My experience is that student nominations at GA are most successful when the students are working in groups rather than individually, work on no more than one article per group, and the instructor is involved in giving feedback before the nomination rather than after. We had a class like that this summer that got 3 of their 4 articles passed, which is at or above the standard GA pass rate. I passed one of them and thought it was great.
On the other hand, I've had to fail something like 30-40 GA nominations from individual students in my time as a GA reviewer, and I don't think I've ever passed one. The nominations are rarely good quality to begin with, and even if you make detailed suggestions for revision, the students never return to the process after the course is done. There are complaints constantly at GA and DYK about student work being dropped on us; it's a huge demand on volunteer time for very meager results.
To answer your broader question, if it's not possible for the professor and TAs to give specific feedback to these students on their articles, could online course volunteers like yourself do it? I don't mean to dump this work on you personally, just as you didn't mean to dump that same work on us, but it seems like it would be better to ask Wikipedians specifically interested in mentoring students to donate the extra hours. In this particular case, would you and other online course ambassadors) be willing to do at least some of the GA reviews this course is requesting? If you'd be willing to split it with the GA regulars working in this area, it'd be an enormous help.
Anyway, thanks again for all your work with this course. I'm not sure GA is a realistic goal unless someone is available to help these students pre-nomination, but that's no disrespect to this class's work as a whole. I think they've improved a lot of content and appreciate their efforts, and Dr. Strassmann's efforts, tremendously! Cheers to all, -- Khazar2 (talk) 02:46, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
Just to follow up, since these continue to suck up reviewer time and I haven't heard from you about another plan, I've removed the class's 4 or 5 remaining nominations from the queue without comment. All others had already quickfailed, and worse than those, one of these nominations was "passed" without review by a brand-new account--pretty clearly the students themselves--despite having large problems; luckily, another GA reviewer caught it and is now re-reviewing it.
I'm new to all of this, of course, but at the Education Noticeboard discussion about this course, somebody pointed out the helpful best practices document WP:ASSIGN; it seems to me to give some good guidance about how you and professors you're working with might better approach GA or DYK assignments in the future. And on our end, we'll try to be faster about simply deleting mass nominations like this instead of the somewhat confused response we had this time--sorry about the haphazard approach.
Good luck finishing out the semester with your various courses, and enjoy the week! -- Khazar2 (talk) 14:21, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

More UWTacoma Assistance

Hello Jamie. A student is being denied access to the transgender page because she is not an auto-confirmed user. She has written some amazing content and was hoping to get it posted on the page. Here's her sandbox: any help would be much appreciated! Natjolly (talk) 22:33, 18 November 2013 (UTC)natjolly

Human Rights in Nigeria

Hello Jamie. You posted on my talk page a while ago on Human Rights in Nigeria. I was wondering if you could possibly look over my article for neutrality which is something I have struggled with but has hopefully improved. If you have any further advice, please let me know! Gracieoribamise (talk) 21:46, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

Life is a Dream: Translation/copyright issue for student editor

Hello, Jami! Can you please comment on this translation/copyright issue at Talk:Life Is a Dream? Thanks for any guidance, as this is outside my area of experience. -- Ssilvers (talk) 23:54, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

You're invited: Art & Feminism Edit-a-thon

Art & Feminism Edit-a-Thon - You are invited!
Hi JMathewson (WMF)! The first Art and Feminism Edit-a-thon will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 in San Francisco.

Any editors interested in the intersection of feminism and art are welcome. Wikipedians of all experience levels are invited! Experienced editors will be on hand to help new editors.
Bring a friend and a laptop! Come one, come all! Learn more here!

SarahStierch (talk) 08:59, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

You're invited! WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at the University of California, Berkeley

Saturday, April 5 - WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at the University of California, Berkeley - You are invited!
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The University of California, Berkeley's Berkeley Center for New Media is hosting our first edit-a-thon, facilitated by WikiWoman Sarah Stierch, on April 5! This event, focused on engaging women to contribute to Wikipedia, will feature a brief Wikipedia policy and tips overview, followed by a fast-paced energetic edit-a-thon. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Please bring your laptop and be prepared to edit about women and women's history!

The event is April 5, from 1-5 PM, at the Berkeley Center for New Media Commons at Moffitt Library.

You must RSVP here - see you there! SarahStierch (talk) 23:31, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

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

You are invited!Litquake Edit-a-thonSee you there!
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The Edit-a-thon will occur in parallel with Litquake, the San Francisco Bay Area's annual literature festival. Writers from all over the Bay Area and the world will be in town during the nine day festival, so the timing is just right for us to meetup and create/translate/expand/improve articles about literature and writers. All levels of Wikipedia editing experience are welcome. This event will include new editor training. RSVP →here←. --Rosiestep (talk) 03:02, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

SF edit-a-thons on March 7 and 8

ArtAndFeminism (3/7) and International Women's Day (3/8)!
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

In celebration of WikiWomen's History Month, the SF Bay Area Wikipedia community has two events in early March -- please consider attending!

First, we have an ArtAndFeminism edit-a-thon, which will take place at the Kadist Art Foundation from 12 noon to 6pm on Saturday, March 7. We'll be one of many sites worldwide participating in this edit-a-thon on March 7th. So join us as we help improve Wikipedia's coverage of women artists and their works!

Second, we will be celebrating International Women's Day with the International Women's Day edit-a-thon on Sunday, March 8 from 1pm to 5pm at the Wikimedia Foundation. Our editing focus will be on women, of course!

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Invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series on May 25

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Invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series, Wednesday, June 29

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We make sure to allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. We will have beverages and light snacks. We will also have:

  • A brief report on Pride edit-a-thon recently held at the San Francisco Publice Library, coordinated by Merrilee:
    What topics might we cover in a follow up?
    Find out more about resources your public library provides to help with editing (hint, it's more than just books!)
    Special announcement (secret for now but come and find out more!)
  • Join in on an in person Wikidojo!
    Are you curious how your peers approach writing a Wikipedia article? This exercise, pioneered by Wikipedians Nikola Kalchev and Vassia Atanassova in 2015 and conducted in many places around the world, will help us all - from first-time wiki users to veteran Wikipedians - share ideas, while building an article together. If you have ideas (relating to Bay Area history, ideally) about a new article we could build (stubs and short existing articles are fine), please submit them ahead of time to coordinator Pete Forsyth. (User talk page or email is fine.)
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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:07, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

REMINDER/invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series, Wednesday, June 29 at 6 p.m.

Please join us in downtown San Francisco tonight!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

If you cannot join in person or want to view portions later:

We will have:

  • Light snacks, and time to mingle
  • A brief report on the Pride edit-a-thon recently held at the San Francisco Public Library, that was coordinated by Wiki editor Merrilee
  • A special announcement (secret for now but come and find out more!)
  • Join in on a brief in person Wikidojo!
  • Announcements and impromptu topics are welcome, too!

Please register at: and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict.

For further details, see: Bay Area WikiSalon, June 2016

See you tonight! Pete F, Ben, Stephen and MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:48, 29 June 2016 (UTC) | (Subscribe or Unsubscribe to this talk page notice)