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Wikipedia Meetup NYC this Sunday April 14

Hi Jamesofur! You're invited to our next meeting for Wikipedia Meetup NYC on Sunday April 14 -this weekend- at Symposium Greek Restaurant @ 544 W 113th St (in the back room), on the Upper West Side in the Columbia University area.

Please sign up, and add your ideas to the agenda for Sunday. Thanks!

Delivered on behalf of User:Pharos, 18:17, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Adam Scott

Hi James. Can you please unprotect Adam Scott? Now that several hours has passed, I'm sure any troublemakers have moved on to other activities to keep them busy. I made an edit request on the talk page and can do it myself if you unprotect it. ;) Thanks and have a great evening. -- (talk) 02:14, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Done and responded on your talk page/article talk page :) Thanks for the help! James of UR (talk) 02:45, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, James! Btw, I saw your nice welcome, but I've been welcomed at least five times already, so I removed it. Haha. Thanks, again. -- (talk) 02:49, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
Heh, it's because you don't leave one on top! ;) Everyone wonders if there has never been one ;) James of UR (talk) 02:59, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
Exactly. Anyway... for me, it just takes up space unnecessarily on the page. But the thought was definitely appreciated. :) -- (talk) 04:09, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

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thanks for your reply on ( (talk) 23:09, 18 April 2013 (UTC))

I was curious,

is there some sort of a statistics machine sort of thing that can give me some data like # of edits, # of edits by geographical location, time periods, etc?

I remember seeing something like that afew years ago but in something as vast as wiki, its hard to find!

yup, there are actually a bunch of places where some of this information is stored so it's a bit hard to answer with '1 place' but to give you a couple:
[] has a ton of stats on edits and page views etc by language and project for all wikipedias and wikimedia projects.
If you click the 'history' tab for an article you will see a couple links near the top where it says 'External tools:' If you click the 'contributors' button you can use the 'wikisense' tool like this example for the bombings page which shows you who's edited a page and how much etc. There is also a link to a tool that lets you look at page views for that page (or other pages). While some of the lists on that site (for example the list of top articles) are very old the graphs are up to date :).
Wikipedia:Stats has a bunch of different tools as well, some old some new and some useful and some less so but could be fun to poke though.
If you have an specific stats you want let me know and I'm happy to try and find some options for you. James of UR (talk) 00:27, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

another question

there is a large amount of hyperlinking on wikipedia, the talk pages and the actual article pages, and even the history pages..

does someone sit and hyperlink each of those links or are they auto? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:35, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Basically all manual :) Editors when they are writing the article (or when they notice are reading and see word that they think should be linked) they link it with 'wiki text'. For example [[Apple]] would become a link to Apple if I hadn't market it as <nowiki>[[Apple]]</nowiki>. They can also change the look of the link for example [[Apple|Orange]] would look like Orange (say orange but link to apple). The internal links are some of the best things about Wikipedia in my mind because you can drill down to understand aspects you want more info on or don't grok. I actually started editing Wikipedia years ago doing the exact same thing you did earlier, reading the discussion pages to try and see what went into the article process because I realized that you could learn almost as much about the topic there as you could on the article. James of UR (talk) 00:33, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

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