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You are right[edit]

Oh. You are right about the article which i edited List of heads of state of Nigeria. Since he is still a current head of state. There is no need for the subject to be added to formal president, Thanks for your correction. --Music Boy50 (talk) 11:00, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

In need of help[edit]

Hello James , could you be so kind as to help with my article on Bobrisky , I know you are busy and would understand if you decline. Thanks Celestina007 (talk) 14:49, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

  • Hello, I'm not going to decline. However, I'm currently engaged in alot of things. I'm already watching the page, I'll try to improve it as times go by.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 14:25, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Hello Jamie Tubers, I just saw, you reverted an edit made by me on Ben Murray-Bruce, a summary of wiki links. Thanks for the explanation and the link you provided WP:OVERLINKING it helps. --Music Boy50 (talk) 14:58, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

  • You're welcome. Cheers!!! :-) --Jamie Tubers (talk) 00:06, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

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Gotcha[edit]

Hey Jamie howdy, trust you're great. Went through your contributions on wiki and I must comment I was deeply impressed you've done more than I think I can within such period. I'm also an engineering student as you are(but wait are you still an undergraduate ...) It would be nice collaborating with you on Wikipedia. Omò ílu àbi gidi ni mi o ... Mahveotm (talk) 17:34, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

  • @Mahveotm: Wao, I thought I replied this message. Thank you! :) And No, I'm no longer an undergraduate.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 13:43, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Non-continuation of some Film awards[edit]

Compliments of the season bro. I was about to resume my film-related articles since the award season was fast approaching, only to discover that recession has hit the entertainment industry. Nollywood movies award didn't hold in 2015 and 2016; GIAMA awards wouldn't be taking place in 2016 either. I'm glad that BON awards has been consistent since it's founding. At least,I'm pretty confident that AMAA and AMVCA can't be so affected by recession to the extent of not holding a ceremony in a year. Dstv has money; Peace has connection. What do you think is the reason for non-continuation of these awards? Is it totally down to lack of funds and recession? Darreg (talk) 12:34, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

  • I wish you the same! Well, I really don't know what went wrong. If you hadn't told me, I didn't realize that GIAMA and NMA didn't take take place. Most of these awards never really had a solid ground, and I've honestly never taken them so seriously. Like you said, the important ones will definitely take place, recession or not.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 12:47, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

About logos[edit]

bsd. Hi, i saw you reverted the SVG logo i added to Jumia. In general, preferred logos should be in SVG format, and without taglines or slogans. Also JPG is the least optimal for logos. --Ben Stone 23:21, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

  • Hello, can you kindly provide the guideline that supports this statement? Just to be sure, because I feel both logos are good quite alright. But, there's no need to change the long existing logo, unless there's something genuinely wrong with it. Regards.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 13:21, 14 January 2017 (UTC)
This is a general web standard (using SVG for logos, or at least PNG, not JPG), and also on wikipedia. May i refer you to Wikipedia:Preparing_images_for_upload#Do_not_save_diagrams_as_JPEG. I agree with you that if an image is good enough it shouldn't be changed, but JPG can't be regarded as such. Also, regarding taglines, i can't remember specifically where it's mentioned, but that seems to be the consensus. Finally, a small tip: when you answer a comment, add {{ping|(USERNAME)}} to automatically notify the person that you have answered (example: to notify me, add {{ping|Benstown}}. important: remove both "nowiki" tags). --Ben Stone 05:39, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Thanks for providing the guideline. The image you added is good to go! Regards :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 07:13, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Just a reminder about the "Ping" tip!--Ben Stone 16:21, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

The "Binta" girl in Binta and Friends[edit]

I have been trying to get the real name of the young lady that starred as "Binta" in Binta and Friends tv series, but have been unsuccessful. I remember the series was very popular while I was much younger, so it's very likely that you will know about it. Can you assist me in verifying her real name? Someone told me she's Moyo Lawal, but I have no way of verifying that. I don't know why I'm obsessed about knowing her real name. I think I just want to know what she's up to today. Darreg (talk) 23:33, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

  • Hello Darreg,
  • I don't think I know the name of the girl you are asking. Try to look for an episode online (Youtube perhaps) and check the credits. Also, I doubt one girl played the role all through the series. Regards.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 00:20, 5 February 2017 (UTC)
You should know that I have done all that before asking you. I have used all the search techniques, queries and filters that I know. I have gone through Youtube several times. It's already an obsession for me. The only thing left is for me to contact Wale Adenuga, something I'm seriously considering now. And I believe it was just a single lady that acted as Binta. The series lasted for just one season, before transforming to Nnenna and Friends. Strangely, I think I know more about it than you do sef. But thanks for the response sha. Darreg (talk) 13:47, 5 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Oops, didn't see this response. Yea, maybe you should contact WAP themselves, they can surely help. And you're right; you know more than I do about the show lol. I think I've only seen one or two episodes ever.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 13:18, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Interaction history among Wikipedians[edit]

Is there a way I can see my interaction history with another editor on Wikipedia? There are some Wikipedians that I feel like we have crossed paths before, but I can't remember exactly where and I need to refresh my memory to know how to relate with them appropriately. Is there an app for going about that? Darreg (talk) 23:44, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

@Darreg: This page shows you the list of talk pages you've left a note on. I think this should help you find the editor you're looking for.  Versace1608  Wanna Talk? 00:06, 5 February 2017 (UTC)
  • In addition, if you are looking for a particular incidence outside user talkpages, or an old discussion that might have been archived, just search for both your usernames and you'd get relevant results on pages where both your usernames have appeared. Make sure you mark the relevant boxes in the search page to get results.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 00:28, 5 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Versace. @Tubers your solution is exactly what I want, I want to include other aspects of wiki aside talkpages (like afds, etc) but can't seem to find the search-page you talking about. Can you provide link? Darreg (talk) 13:59, 5 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Just the typical search column on the top right. Search the usernames along with yours, without the prefix "User:". When it brings the page, mark option boxes for the appropriate namespaces and search again.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 21:31, 5 February 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. You're spot on. Darreg (talk) 23:33, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Disruptive editing and Vandalism[edit]

Hello, I spent a better part of today thinking and contemplating on what to do next after I saw your edits on my input to the "OC Ukeje" article, you deleted completely the "Wedding day" category and your edit summary read "wording" could it be you have not come across this WP:ES which states that as an editor you should accurately summarize , as so you have failed woefully by just imputing the word "wording" now I do understand English is not our first language as Africans and I also know not us all were privileged to attend Ivy League institutions as I , so for the sake of being thorough, I would define what a summary is to you, A summary can be defined as a brief statement or account of the main points. Key word there being 'statement' . If ever you need directions or assistance as pertains the English language, by Gods grace I am readily available to assist. If the issue is you probably do not like me as an editor and have a personal vendetta against me, then I propose we bring a senior administrator into this discussion, you have said that I should not tell others "what to do" but I am sorry sir. Freedom of speech permits me to do so, so herein and now , I am telling you to be very careful whilst editing and please I beg, follow do procedure, because in the occasion you tamper with any Wikipedia material not just only my contributions and do not use your edit summary properly you would be reported for disruptive editing and vandalism.

Thank you for complying sir . Celestina007 (talk) 18:48, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

@Celestina007: I have removed the the trivialities added here to OC Ukeje.
The edit summary was "Added a category". I see nothing wrong with Jamie's edits to the article. — Sam Sailor 00:01, 11 February 2017 (UTC)
1.Yes I removed The "Wedding day" section, because it is doesn't conform with Wikipedia's manual of style, which I'm sure you haven't gone through, despite having being advised to go through Wikipedia's policies. Also, Per WP:BLP, personal content on Wikipedia biographies are supposed to be concise; that was the reason I reworded your entry, despite the fact that it was infact on the borderline of not being suitable for Wikipedia.
2.Note that WP:ES is a help page, not a policy. There's no policy strictly guiding the use of summary column. That said, I believe I gave a sufficient enough explanation in my summary for what I did to the article.
3.Okay, keep teaching people what you know nothing about, where you'd end up will be your own doing. Just few months here, you've tried to antagonize almost everyone, despite being constantly told on most occasions that you demonstrate a lack of sound knowledge on how Wikipedia works. Where do you think this is?
4.It is "due procedure", not "do procedure". And I think you should take your own advice.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 00:30, 11 February 2017 (UTC)


@Sam Sailor: if after studying Wikipedia guidelines you affirm and confirm that "wording" is good enough for an edit summary, then we both still need to do a lot of reading because according to Wikipedia guide lines, an edit summary demands that a 'statement' be made, you tagged well sourced entries as 'gossip' and 'triviality' the former meaning it's authenticity is in doubt and the latter meaning it is 'irrelevant' addressing the former the entry was well cited so how is it a rumor ? And the latter, it is important because event occurred on subjects day of marriage, can I advice you do a course or two in English Language before proceeding to edit articles, I may be lacking the understanding of some Wikipedia policies, yes, but to not know well enough the English Language is worse still. However if you need tips on the Language i am readily available to offer it to you. I speak Spanish and Italian, and 9 other African Languages also, So please rather than 'try to be in the good books of Jamie' put your time to things more constructive

Celestina007 (talk) 1:55, 11 February 2017 (UTC)


@Jamie Tubers: I see you are letting emotions impair your better judgement, by not providing 'a clear and well defined statement " in your edit summary I could as well notify a neutral senior administrator to this discussion and see who would be a labelled a 'vandal' I am not afraid of you unlike most Nigerian editors, so yes, I am very bold and would continue to be bold if that upsets you, you may as well retire now, and hey, a little spelling mistake does not take away the fact I have an IQ of 132 and speak over ten languages excluding english. In the end let us work together and produce better Wikipedia articles. Thank you sir

Celestina007 (talk) 2:11,11 February 2017 (UTC)

@Celestina007: You need to be careful how you go about talking with other editors. You should comment on content, not on the contributor. Please familarize yourself with WP:CIVIL before you decide to communicate with another editor. The decisions you're making and the way you're communicating with other editors can get you blocked. Keep that in mind.  Versace1608  Wanna Talk? 01:14, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Hall and parlor house[edit]

Please stop adding unsourced content, as you did to Hall and parlor house. This contravenes Wikipedia's policy on verifiability. If you continue to do so, you may be blocked from editing Wikipedia. If you examine the source for the sentence in question, you will see nothing about Nigeria, and WP:V demands extraordinary sourcing for the extraordinary claim that this British-derived house form either was exported to Nigeria or was derived from a Nigerian original — by placing the comment before the citation, you've claimed that this is supported by the source, which obviously is false, i.e. a hoax. Further insertion of such claims, without solid sourcing to demonstrate a connection between Nigerian vernacular architecture and British vernacular architecture in this context, will be treated as vandalism. Nyttend (talk) 21:00, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

  • This wasn't what you argued in your edit summary, but that's okay. It's quite interesting seeing the wiki behaviour you have been exhibiting though, despite being an administrator. Anyway, so are you saying the hall-and-parlor-house-type configuration explained in that article only exist in Britain, and other similar variations across the world doesn't deserve to be represented in the article? Clearly state what you are doing and defend it, based on relevant policies. Hall and parlour-type houses exists across the world, and the article should be globalized to reflect that. That's the reason for the addition I made and the maintenance tag that you are removing. As an administrator, are you by any chance trying to promote systemic bias? Ofcourse, Britain is free to have a local article on its own version, but it obviously doesn't belong in the current article title. If you refuse to give adequate explanation why you think similar variations across the world shouldn't be represented in the article, removing the valid additions is vandalism.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 01:18, 11 February 2017 (UTC)
@Jamie Tubers: I think you need to stop engaging in edit warring. As you already know, both you and Nyttend can get blocked for violating Wikipedia's three revert rule. I understand what you're trying to do, but I don't think you should include your wording in that particular area of the lead. The book source doesn't explicitly supports your wording. Perhaps you could add a sentence to the lead, or create a separate section about room and parlour houses in Nigeria. I don't think Nyttend is going to object to that.  Versace1608  Wanna Talk? 01:32, 11 February 2017 (UTC)
  • The inclusion I made conforms with the other articles like it all over Wikipedia. Ofcourse, I intend to add a more detailed explanation in the body of the article, but that wouldn't really be possible when you have an administrator who keeps reverting unjustly, would it?--Jamie Tubers (talk) 01:37, 11 February 2017 (UTC)
I completely understand where you're coming from. If you feel like there's enough sources out there to create a stand-alone article about hall and parlor houses, then perhaps the existing article can be moved to a different title. If you don't feel like a separate article is necessary, then I'd suggest you add a sentence or section to the article. If Nyttend objects to this, then this should reported.  Versace1608  Wanna Talk? 01:46, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

───────────────────────── Before I saw this conversation I created Talk:Hall_and_parlor_house#Name_in_Nigeria. I would just like to say, I definitely don't agree with Jamie Tubers statement here at all "I intend to add a more detailed explanation in the body of the article, but that wouldn't really be possible when you have an administrator who keeps reverting unjustly, would it?" — Yes, it definitely would be possible. Either copy the article to your userspace if you need to make multiple edits to it, or just change two sections at once in one edit - there's no rule against this. Wikipedia articles are always final drafts, and you cannot ask editors to base their edits on what you might do to the article in the future. Your most recent edit must always have enough merit to stand on its own, that's what the Preview feature is for. Psiĥedelisto (talk) 04:22, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

  • "Your most recent edit must always have enough merit to stand on its own" - Now explain why the edit you reverted doesn't merit a lone inclusion, in the article's talkpage. Regards.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 16:21, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

File:Lamide Akintobi portrait.jpg[edit]

Hi Jamie Tubers. Just want to point out the discrepancy I noticed in one of your recent uploads. In the summary table, you stated that Lamide Akintobi owns the copyright to the image you uploaded of her. However, the metadata info states that Alistair Englebert Preston is the author. I don't know if Preston transferred ownership of his image to Akintobi, but it looks like OTRS might not approve this. Just thought I point this out to you.  Versace1608  Wanna Talk? 00:05, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

  • If the OTRS finds that the information provided in the mail sent is not sufficient, I'd communicate it with her team. Thanks.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 01:25, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Support For New Comers[edit]

Nothing you have said to me or any other editor is taken for granted, as all really is for my betterment. Occasionally you delete my imputes/texts on articles and do not explain your action in details, who would not think you have a 'personal vendetta' ? remember sir, that we are not children but adults, you have to specify with proper terminologies the reason for your actions, nobody is telepathic hence even if your actions are in good faith, How do I know? "THE REALITY AND ACTIONS OF A MAN IS A REFLECTION OF THE INTENT OF THE HEART" [law of correspondence] explains this.

I examined your talk page and witnessed what I thought was a mild form of 'cyber bullying' by a so-called administrator to you, i would have reported him, but on second thoughts I did not, after all 'he is the authority' I mean, you did have a reasonable arguement but he wouldn't just listen, you must have felt some sort of anger mixed with moodiness, that is how we 'new comers' feel also.

In the end, little by little, we can make here a conducive environment, I have witnessed a lot of potential editors leave in their first 6 weeks because of harsh editors. I am not calling you one, but perharps you are a good person and you know how 'written text' can be subjective. Celestina007 (talk) 20:59, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

  • Hello again,
I hope the discussion above will give you a clear example of how to engage in discussions on Wikipedia. You don't just go about accusing and attacking editors. You are supposed to ask questions and wait for an explanation, not jump to conclusions. Making "harsh" comments on people's talkpages, will only lead to you getting "harsh" replies. Don't give what you can't take. That said; despite your wrong approach to discussions, I made sure I wasn't harsh in my replies to you, or in my interactions with you, and that's because you are a new user. Next time, be aware that this is a collaborative project, not a one man show. There are policies; no one is above them, not even administrators. Regards.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 16:12, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

Yes sir. Celestina007 (talk) 00:16, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

History of science and technology in Africa[edit]

Hi, sorry about that, I was updating the navigation to a navigation bar like the Africa one already at the end of the article and managed to delete the box without inserting the bar. Navbars fit well together even when there are 5 or more of them, which sideboxes absolutely don't. Hope you like the result! All the best, Chiswick Chap (talk) 19:49, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

  • Hello. nice that the mistake is fixed. Regards :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 19:58, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

There is an AfD you might be interested in. [1] ʍaɦʋɛօtʍ (talk) 09:48, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Hello sir,[edit]

Happy Sunday to you,

Please could you take out time & check out this article I created John Nnia Nwodo tell me what you think of it, the sections you feel I should i re-write or improve on, weather or not to add more citations & in summary what you think of it. Thank you Celestina007 (talk) 20:42, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

  • Hello, the article looks pretty standard to me. Ofcourse, there will always be room for improvements and expansion, but it looks very okay.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 13:17, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Nigerian presidents & vice presidents[edit]

I'M NOT VANDALISING ANYTHING. See discussion at the current President's article, for why it was agreed to remove the numbering. GoodDay (talk) 14:58, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

@GoodDay: I can't find any related discussion on Muhammadu Buhari's artilce. Kindly mention me in such discussion. Please get a consensus before making further reverts.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 15:02, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
My mistake, but I do remember discussing this topic with @Alexplaugh12: (who opposes the numberings), a few weeks ago. I don't care either way, as long as all the articles treated the same. Therefore, I leave the final choice up to the both of you. GoodDay (talk) 15:05, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
PS: In future do not jump to conclusions, by accusing a veteran editor (12 years) of vandalism. GoodDay (talk) 15:07, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
Well, Alexplaugh's position can't overwrite a long standing version of articles. If he thinks that the numbering is inappropriate (which it is not), then he should initiate a discussion on the appropriate talkpage to that effect. Infact, you should've initiated that discussion before going on mass edits to all articles. As you've said, you have been on Wikipedia for quite a while, the fact that an information exists with a huge number of articles should've made you discuss it first, before a massive change. That is the norm. Doing what you did, can be termed vandalism.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 15:12, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
BTW, you missed some of the veeps. GoodDay (talk) 15:35, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

Recommend you & @Alexplaugh12: open up a RFC (in appropriate place) on the topic of numbering Nigerian presidents & vice presidents. GoodDay (talk) 18:21, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

move of Unity Bank Plc.[edit]

Hello! I've been going through the public limited company articles and noticed you moved Unity Bank (Nigeria) to Unity Bank Plc.. It's a bit of an odd acronym, probably owing to its use in legal contexts, and is preferred as lowercase "plc" with no period (this according to the The Guardian style guide and the language reference desk – also the Manual of Style, though I did that update [with unanimous consent].) I suspect people write it "Plc." after a company name because they're used to this format with the abbreviation "Ltd.". Most companies seem to use it lower-case as it has to appear that way on legal documents in the UK. So far as I can tell it's a purely typographical issue (ie: it doesn't particularly matter how it appears in sources in connection to a specific subject), and is lowercase on the majority of Wikipedia articles. But I thought I'd best check with you in case "Plc" has a special use in Nigeria. Otherwise, I'd like to move it to "Unity Bank plc" – please let me know what you think! – Reidgreg (talk) 13:46, 8 April 2017 (UTC)

Oh, similarly for University Press Plc.Reidgreg (talk) 13:51, 8 April 2017 (UTC)

I remember I moved the page per WP:NATURAL. I simply used the title just as the company uses it. I believe PLC also means "public limited company" in Nigeria, so please move it appropriately, since there's an existing guideline for writing PLCs. Cheers!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 11:16, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
OK, I"ll get on those moves. Thanks for your good work on Nigeria articles! Reidgreg (talk) 13:01, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

Poverty in Nigeria[edit]

Per your point, please add this to the article instead of reverting my edits. Please add a source for your stated facts in your edit history, instead of simply reverting the change I made out.

Thanks. Shaded0 (talk) 15:20, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

Recent pics uploaded to Commons[edit]

Greetings Jamie Tubers. Above this message are images I uploaded yesterday. Can you please help me remove the logo from these images? I am waiting for the OTRS team to confirm these images. Once they do, I will leave a note here to notify you to proceed. Thanks in Advance.  Versace1608  Wanna Talk? 17:02, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Hello Versace,
I can definitely help with removing the logos. Do notify me once the OTRS is confirmed. Cheers.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 23:07, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

About "Newer data for Nigeria is not available"[edit]

Hi Jamie,

about your delete here: There was no extra citation for "Newer data for Nigeria is not available", because if you follow the citation directly before to the UNESCO page, and then call up (in a rather cumbersome setup that doesn't allow a permanent link) a table via "Culture" –> "Feature Films" –> "Feature Films (full dataset)" and set the Indicator on the table to "Total number of national feature films produced" – then you will see that Nigeria has no newer data than 2011. All the other countries do, so I felt that was relevant, in order to explain why the WP data set has not been updated since 2011, even though the diagram on the right shows data from 2015, which purports to also come from UNESCO. Maybe I should have moved the citation to after the sentence "Newer data for Nigeria is not available"?

By the way, the reason I had a closer look at this matter, is that I have until today been woefully ignorant of the size of Nigerian cinema production. I was very surprised to see that in 2011 there were more feature films produced in Nigeria than in the USA. And in 2010 the gap was even bigger! I wanted to use this information in a talk I'm giving in June, and would love to have newer data of that. So if you happen to know a reliable source for the feature films produced in 2015, I would be glad to know.

Greetings from --Sprachraum (talk) 00:43, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Hello,
Well, Nigeria is not the only country on the table with missing years. I think the more appropriate method would be to add a "year" column to the Wikipedia table and then add the latest figures for each country. I believe this will properly reflect the years for the figures, and the readers will also be able to deduce additional observations for themselves. However, if the table wants to have a unified year, then its fine too. That statement is quite unnecessary either ways.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 00:54, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
Ok, I see your point. Thanks for taking the time. --Sprachraum (talk) 02:03, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

States of Nigeria[edit]

I do not like your constant reverting of my edits on States of Nigeria. It's not disruptive editing. I'm adding more information to the article. The table I created is for comparison of the states. It's not false information. You reverted the article to an edit that lacks quality. When I'm done with the table, I will put it up again. And you can see it. The map there isn't even "click able" as the article claims. Did you even the map I made? Please stop unnecessarily reverting if you are not going to criticise constructively. Willybeez (talk) 5:32, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

  • @Willybeez: In your set of edits here, you replaced the SVG map (the standard format for maps on Wikipedia) in the infobox, with a png format, and you decided to also increase the size outrageously, such that it messes up the rendering of the article, clearly violating manual of style used on Wikipedia. The table you claim that you added for comparison of states, contains information from Brazil!
How exactly are you not disrupting the page?
I'll advise that whatever edits you decide to make again is very accurate, and cited with reliable reference. Also, don't mess up formats in the process. Failing to do any of these is disruptive, and your edits will be reverted again. Also note that persistent disruption is vandalism, which can get you blocked.
Oh btw, I just checked now and the clickable map on the page, is indeed clickable. If you are unable to click on the states, your device probably doesn't support the feature.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 18:57, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

unemployment rate[edit]

Hello Jamie,

Thank you for your notification, I simply updated the data regarding the unemployment rate in macedonia which is 23.1%, taken from the states statistical office's web page: http://www.stat.gov.mk/ I believe you revert it for not leaving a reference to a reliable source?

Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.59.226.179 (talk) 06:51, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Hello, yea, your edit was reverted because it had no reference. The link you just provided now, doesn't include the information you're trying to add either.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 10:55, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

File:African Union flag.svg licensing[edit]

Hi Jamie Tubers. It appears that someone removed the "non-free logo" copyright tag for File:African Union flag.svg back in December 2016. No explanation was given for removing the copyright template, so it could've been just done in error. Since all files are required to have a copyright license per WP:F4, I've readded the non-free one. If you feel for some reason that the licensing is incorrect, then you can be WP:BOLD and change it, but I suggest only doing so if you can clearly show the file has been released under a free license or is in the public domain. As for the file's non-free use in Boko Haram insurgency, I personally feel it would be impossible to justify that type of decorative usage in an infobox per WP:NFCC#8; if, however, you feel differently, please provide the non-free use rationale required by WP:NFCC#10c explaining how that particular use satisfies all 10 non-free content criteria. -- Marchjuly (talk) 10:01, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

  • Hello, I reverted your edit because I couldn't find the license on the image. Now that you've readded it, I guess its okay now. I don't know so much about copyright of flags, so I don't think I can help with the proper license. Cheers.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 11:41, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
The copyright tag was removed a while back, I didn't notice it until you pointed it out. Templates are occassionally removed from file pages in error by editors who mean well which is probably what happened in this case. A bot usually catches these kinds of things and flags them for review, but for some reason it didn't this time. Anyway, if my edit sum re-removing the file seemed a little snarky, then I apologize. -- Marchjuly (talk) 15:00, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Hey its cool. I should be apologizing for not going through the file history in proper detail, before making my "hasty reversion" :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 15:11, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

MAY 2017[edit]

Apparently it's the same situation between Big Brother (South African TV series) & Big Brother Mzansi 3 (South Africa), Big Brother Mzansi 4 (South Africa) I suggest moving it to Big Brother Naija 2 (Nigeria) to match these three.

  • The South African version has no correlation to how the Nigerian version should appear. "Other stuff exists" is not a valid argument. Wikipedia has standard disambiguation methods in its manual of style. Before now, I thought "Big Brother Naija (season 2)" would be appropriate, but then I realized that the second season is also known as "Big Brother Naija 2017"; so per WP:NATURAL, I believe the current namespace is just perfect.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 11:38, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

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Ade Olufeko an article/draft you may be interested in[edit]

Hi Sir Jamie, thanks for your love and work on Nigerian articles. kudos! one here I think you may be interested in. Thanks & bless xoxo JuneHazinek (talk) 03:04, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

A barnster for you[edit]

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I, Darreg, hereby award Jamie Tubers the WikiProject Film Award for his/her valued contributions to WikiProject Film. Specifically the improvement of Nollywood articles on Wikipedia. You have indeed left an everlasting impact on Wikipedia on Cinema of Nigeria topics. Nigerian cinema is probably the most covered African film industry on Wikipedia today, all because of your input mainly.
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  • Oops. Just seeing this. Thank you Darreg. Getting Nollywood on the map wouldn't have been achievable without people like you. Thank you too for your contributions.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 17:23, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

Historical account of homosexual Africans[edit]

Hey, I recall you once said that there are documented testimonies of many homosexual Africans decades (or probably centuries) before it became mainstream or an issue in Africa. I am having an heated discussion on another platform and some references from you will give our argument some perspective. If it isn't too much to ask, I will like to see links that substantiates your position. Darreg (talk) 22:23, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

  • Hello, just enter "homosexuality in ancient Africa" or something related on google and you should find what you're looking for. Cheers.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 06:57, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
@Darreg: If you don't mind me asking, why are you having a debate about homosexuality? Do you still hold the same viewpoint you held that led to you being blocked?  Versace1608  Wanna Talk? 21:36, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
@Jamie Tubers Of course, there are alot of propaganda documents online. Google always returns something. Thought you had something more specific.
@Versace I really don't know what you are talking about. I can't remember being blocked for stating homosexual views. That being said, my stance on homosexuality is centered on my religious view and cultural beliefs. It is never going to change as long as I remain a Christian and African. What could change is my tolerance level towards gay people, which has been reasonable for a while now. As long as you don't put your sexuality in my face, I don't give a shit. I have never had hatred for homosexual people. If I have ever stated anything that gave such impression, then it was just me acting or being misconstrued. It's far from my thinking. I could be a sensationalist sometimes. Darreg (talk) 18:28, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
@Darreg: Let's get facts straight. I am not gay so you don't have to feel uncomfortable. I used to hold your viewpoint prior to relocating to the U.S. I remember getting into numerous arguments with my one of my female teachers about homosexuality and atheism. I personally feel like using religion to judge someone is wrong. The world is a diverse place and as citizens of this earth, we must all learn to accept our differences. The world will never be perfect, but all we can do is love and respect people for who and what they are. I'm glad you are have some level of reasoning in your heart.  Versace1608  Wanna Talk? 21:36, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
I imagined that you spent your formative years in Africa. But considering that you used "teachers", not "lecturers" to describe an educator while in the US, this suggest to me that it was high school. I thought you definitely finished secondary school before going abroad. I remember you once said you were in Nigeria when Charles Taylor was on exile. I pictured you to be in your 20s if not close to it then. Hearing something about a secondary school teacher in the US now got me confused. I might be completely wrong, its not the first time. You don't need to comment on my combining the dots.
What is your religious view though. Most of my friends who were Christians before travelling abroad were indoctrinated into atheism when they returned to Nigeria. Darreg (talk) 09:20, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
  • You're a Wikipedian; I trust you'll be able to figure out the credible sources from what google provides :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 20:59, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
@Darreg: I am a Christian bro.  Versace1608  Wanna Talk? 22:10, 13 July 2017 (UTC) I was thinking about what you said about indoctrination. I have to ask you this question. Don't you feel like you've been indoctrinated as well? Think about it. You are practicing a western religion that goes against everything traditional African Religions stand for.  Versace1608  Wanna Talk? 00:03, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
You have made a fair point. Personally, I like to think the values in contemporary African traditions and Christianity are not mutually exclusive. I don't need to abandon one for the other, in situations where there is significant variation, I believe that as human beings we have a conscience, that will determine the route to take.
I don't agree that Africans who are adherents to western religion were all indoctrinated into it. The reason I used "indoctrination" for my friends was because they were actually indoctrinated. The western lifestyle, public opinion, societal bias, mass media, left wing emphasis, entertainment industry, etc are all orchestrated to make religious people seem dumb, and its not only agnostic fellas that proselytize, many theistic religions also promotes brainwashing, which is needed for there to be societal balance, so its a two way thing. Both theism and atheism propagandize today. Darreg (talk) 22:35, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Merger discussion for List of radio stations in Nigeria [edit]

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WikiProject Women in Red/The World Contest[edit]

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Template:Lagos Metropolitan Area[edit]

Hi, Jamie,

I have added Shitta-Bey Mosque to this template but is not showing in pages it transcludes. -Ammarpad (talk) 12:12, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

It is completely normal for updated templates not to reflect immediately on the pages they are used. Don't worry about it, it will eventually show. You can also refresh the concerned page (using: ctrl + f5) to clear your cache and make such changes reflect immediately. Cheers.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 01:29, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, I see that. Thank you –14:27, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

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  • Thank you too! I'll sure let you know if I ever need any help :) :)--Jamie Tubers (talk) 00:14, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

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WikiProject Wikify: Current Backlog Reduction Plan[edit]

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  • Thank you for this message. I'll definitely start to help with the backlog. Cheers!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 10:48, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Voting Coordinators for WikiProject Nigeria[edit]

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  • Thank you for this message. I'll definitely vote in the process.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 10:49, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Infobox state[edit]

Hello Jamie, the template:Infobox state redirects to template:Infobox settlement. Redirects were replaced so that editors immediately know what actually is included, namely template:Infobox settlement. Editors only need to learn template:Infobox settlement and can edit infoboxes on 500 000 pages, districts, provinces, states, boroughs, municipalities, LGAs, etc. The replacement of redirects was almost complete in Nov 2017 and changed many pages including all Nigerian states. 'Cheers, Loopy30 (talk) 12:58, 26 January 2018 (UTC)

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Offline Nollywood[edit]

Hi!

Quick intro: I'm from the Kiwix project - basically providing Wikipedia to people without internet access. We've been talking for some time about breaking down Wikipedia into its most useful pieces, so that it's easier to download and store for end users: you can find two examples here for Medicine (we even made it into an app) and Maths.

By now you should have guessed that Nollywood would be pretty high on the list in terms of natural candidates for offline distribution, and you being featured on the Wikimedia blog was the best timing there is. The way we work is that we take all articles labeled with both Wikiprojects Film and Nigeria and extract them into a single file that people can then download and check offline: we pretty much have that part covered already. What we're missing is a landing page - something very simple but informative enough that people know what's coming: would you be willing to help? Basically, like the Wikimed / WikiMaths pages, we'd need it to be sorted by very top items (e.g. super famous thrillers, comedy, drama, actors, language or whatever else you think makes sense)... and that's about it. The only limitation is that Kiwix does not take categories, so we can't link directly to it :-/

I've created a template landing page, but feel free to rearrange and modify it as much as you'd like (we can even go through several iterations and see how people react). You are the expert, so your help is immensely appreciated!

Thanks a million, and if by any chance you are coming to Wiki Indaba, let me know! Stephane (Kiwix) (talk) 10:56, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for reaching out! I am very aware of the Kiwix project and it's exciting to know that Nollywood is a top priority. I'm very willing to help make it a reality. I'm not yet sure if I'd be at Wiki Indaba, but I'll be at WMCON. Cheers!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 01:41, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
Awesome, I'll be at WMCON as well! (and I've replied to your email; mentioning this as sometimes my address gets stuck in spam). Stephane (Kiwix) (talk) 07:18, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

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Hominids, language families, etcetera[edit]

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Facto Post – Issue 12 – 28 May 2018[edit]

Facto Post – Issue 12 – 28 May 2018
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ScienceSource funded[edit]

The Wikimedia Foundation announced full funding of the ScienceSource grant proposal from ContentMine on May 18. See the ScienceSource Twitter announcement and 60 second video.

A medical canon?

The proposal includes downloading 30,000 open access papers, aiming (roughly speaking) to create a baseline for medical referencing on Wikipedia. It leaves open the question of how these are to be chosen.

The basic criteria of WP:MEDRS include a concentration on secondary literature. Attention has to be given to the long tail of diseases that receive less current research. The MEDRS guideline supposes that edge cases will have to be handled, and the premature exclusion of publications that would be in those marginal positions would reduce the value of the collection. Prophylaxis misses the point that gate-keeping will be done by an algorithm.

Two well-known but rather different areas where such considerations apply are tropical diseases and alternative medicine. There are also a number of potential downloading troubles, and these were mentioned in Issue 11. There is likely to be a gap, even with the guideline, between conditions taken to be necessary but not sufficient, and conditions sufficient but not necessary, for candidate papers to be included. With around 10,000 recognised medical conditions in standard lists, being comprehensive is demanding. With all of these aspects of the task, ScienceSource will seek community help.

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July 2018 at Women in Red[edit]

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Facto Post – Issue 13 – 29 May 2018[edit]

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Respecting MEDRS

Facto Post enters its second year, with a Cambridge Blue (OK, Aquamarine) background, a new logo, but no Cambridge blues. On-topic for the ScienceSource project is a project page here. It contains some case studies on how the WP:MEDRS guideline, for the referencing of articles at all related to human health, is applied in typical discussions.

Close to home also, a template, called {{medrs}} for short, is used to express dissatisfaction with particular references. Technology can help with patrolling, and this Petscan query finds over 450 articles where there is at least one use of the template. Of course the template is merely suggesting there is a possible issue with the reliability of a reference. Deciding the truth of the allegation is another matter.

This maintenance issue is one example of where ScienceSource aims to help. Where the reference is to a scientific paper, its type of algorithm could give a pass/fail opinion on such references. It could assist patrollers of medical articles, therefore, with the templated references and more generally. There may be more to proper referencing than that, indeed: context, quite what the statement supported by the reference expresses, prominence and weight. For that kind of consideration, case studies can help. But an algorithm might help to clear the backlog.

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Nigeria[edit]

While you are absolutely correct that WP:COMMONNAME applies to article titles (I used the wrong policy), MOS:LEADSENTENCE says that the title should be "the subject of the first sentence" so I think my edit on Nigeria should be reverted back but what do you think? IWI (chat) 11:00, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

  • Hello, that same link says: "When the page title is used as the subject of the first sentence, it may appear in a slightly different form, and it may include variations, including synonyms".--Jamie Tubers (talk) 15:08, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
How many people refer to Nigeria as its full name? Look at Germany, which has a similar full name to Nigeria. IWI (chat) 15:28, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Doesn't change the fact that the full name is a variation and in fact a synonym to the common name. Therefore, the version of the article you're changing is not wrong and fully allowed by WP:MOS. German article or anyother article for that matter, is not the "standard" that every other article must follow.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 15:57, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
Okay. I’ll propose the change on the talk page for some second opinions. Thank you. IWI (chat) 17:12, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
It is commonplace on Wikipedia to use similar featured articles as templates. Germany is a featured article; Nigeria is not even a good article. I respect that you disagree but there was absolutely no need to comment in that manner on the talk page, making anyone who was going to make a comment on the discussion, not do so. One person's opinion is not enough for me to let this go. IWI (chat) 20:30, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

Facto Post – Issue 14 – 21 July 2018[edit]

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Plugging the gaps – Wikimania report

Officially it is "bridging the gaps in knowledge", with Wikimania 2018 in Cape Town paying tribute to the southern African concept of ubuntu to implement it. Besides face-to-face interactions, Wikimedians do need their power sources.

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Facto Post interviewed Jdforrester, who has attended every Wikimania, and now works as Senior Product Manager for the Wikimedia Foundation. His take on tackling the gaps in the Wikimedia movement is that "if we were an army, we could march in a column and close up all the gaps". In his view though, that is a faulty metaphor, and it leads to a completely false misunderstanding of the movement, its diversity and different aspirations, and the nature of the work as "fighting" to be done in the open sector. There are many fronts, and as an eventualist he feels the gaps experienced both by editors and by users of Wikimedia content are inevitable. He would like to see a greater emphasis on reuse of content, not simply its volume.

If that may not sound like radicalism, the Decolonizing the Internet conference here organized jointly with Whose Knowledge? can redress the picture. It comes with the claim to be "the first ever conference about centering marginalized knowledge online".

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August 2018 at Women in Red[edit]

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"There's a consensus against including religious and ethnic figures" [in the article about Nigeria] -- where?[edit]

You reverted an edit I made, saying that "There's a consensus against including religious and ethnic figures, because there is no official record". Where was this consensus formed? I see no discussion of this on Talk:Nigeria -- just one guy asserting, with no explanation, that the "statics" (sic) are "wrong". The discussion in Talk:Religion_in_Nigeria isn't about whether the statistics are reliable, but rather about which reliable source is more reliable, the CIA World Factbook or the Pew Research Center.

Even if we assume that the figures aren't reliable, I don't think your edit makes sense. If figures pulled directly from the Religion in Nigeria article are too untrustworthy to include in the infobox, then surely the article itself is also too untrustworthy to link from the same place. Stephen Hui (talk) 16:20, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Hello,
The reason why religion statistics was removed in the first place was that, there's been heavy editwars around it in the past; different figures from different relatively valid sources. It was realized that this issue may never stop (as you can see, even someone already disputed your figures on the talkpage already), since Nigerian Government didn't include this information in past census data. Therefore, whatever various figures online are "guesstimates" at best. That gave rise to the consensus to remove it on the Nigerian article infobox. I have no opinion on the other places the figures appear on Wikipedia. For more information on the background of the issue, you can check archives of the Nigeria article talkpage.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 16:32, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

Facto Post – Issue 15 – 21 August 2018[edit]

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Neglected diseases
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To grasp the nettle, there are rare diseases, there are tropical diseases and then there are "neglected diseases". Evidently a rare enough disease is likely to be neglected, but neglected disease these days means a disease not rare, but tropical, and most often infectious or parasitic. Rare diseases as a group are dominated, in contrast, by genetic diseases.

A major aspect of neglect is found in tracking drug discovery. Orphan drugs are those developed to treat rare diseases (rare enough not to have market-driven research), but there is some overlap in practice with the WHO's neglected diseases, where snakebite, a "neglected public health issue", is on the list.

From an encyclopedic point of view, lack of research also may mean lack of high-quality references: the core medical literature differs from primary research, since it operates by aggregating trials. This bibliographic deficit clearly hinders Wikipedia's mission. The ScienceSource project is currently addressing this issue, on Wikidata. Its Wikidata focus list at WD:SSFL is trying to ensure that neglect does not turn into bias in its selection of science papers.

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September 2018 at Women in Red[edit]

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AfroCine: Join us for the Months of African Cinema in October![edit]

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Greetings!

You are receiving this message because your username or portal was listed as a participant of a WikiProject that is related to Africa, the Carribean, Cinema or theatre.

This is to introduce you to a new Wikiproject called AfroCine. This new project is dedicated to improving the Wikipedia coverage of the history, works, people, places, events, etc, that are associated with the cinema, theatre and arts of Africa, African countries, the carribbean, and the diaspora. If you would love to be part of this or you're already contributing in this area, kindly list your name as a participant on the project page here.

Furthermore, In the months of October and November, the WikiProject is organizing a global on-wiki contest and edit-a-thon tagged: The Months of African Cinema. If you would love to join us for this exciting event, also list your username as a participant for this event here. In preparation for the contest, please do suggest relevant articles that need to be created or expanded in different countries, during this event!

If you have any questions, complaints, suggestions, etc., please reach out to me personally on my talkpage! Cheers!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 20:50, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

No, please delete me from your list[edit]

Jasmie,

Yes, in the past I have worked hard on Madagascar, especially on bridges and rivers, creating new articles on both. I have worked on other Africa matters.

This year, I worked early in the year on Jersey, went there in June, and now I have bought books on the island. I plan to continue working on Jersey and sometimes Guernsey this year. I decline any invitations to do other things. Please drop me from your mailing list.

Cheers!--Dthomsen8 (talk) 01:03, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

  • Hi Dthomsen8 Thank you for your message. Don't worry. You will not get further messages, if you don't signup for the wikiproject.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 13:48, 14 September 2018 (UTC)
Please drop me from your mailing list. I do not have time or the energy to work on something new, saying it again your talk page. Sorry, but I am concentrating on Jersey for the remainder of 2018. No, not New Jersey, the Channel Islands Jersey.--Dthomsen8 (talk) 20:24, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

Talk page for The AfroCine Project[edit]

Hello! The AfroCine Project looks good. :) May I suggest having a blue-linked talk page at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject AfroCine like what exists for Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Film? In my experience with WikiProjects, a general forum for the project is ideal for wider discussions and posting notifications about specific discussions elsewhere. It would keep the members engaged. Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 14:23, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

  • Hi Erik That is a great suggestion; the talkpage is bound to be created eventually. Since you brought it up now, I have created it! :) Thanks again.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 13:54, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

Your invitation[edit]

Sorry, Jamie, not enough time available. Gareth Griffith‑Jones The Welsh Buzzard 13:23, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

Warring[edit]

Please stop with the edit wars. It's disruptive to this site and I don't appreciate the continual removal of valid citations. Inswoon (talk) 11:23, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

  • What are you on about? Are you a sockpuppet of another account?--Jamie Tubers (talk) 01:47, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

My Edits to Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Hello, can you please explain how my edits constitute as vandalism? In addition, how are they unconstuctive when they only added information to the page about about the languages phonetics,orthography, and gave sample texts. I provided sources for everything I had, so I don't understand how your claims have a basis. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Uchemogo (talkcontribs) 16:05, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

  • Hello,
You overhauled an entire article and even changed the title, based on a very unpopular and controversial opinion of some journal (https://www.ifra-nigeria.org/naija-corner/naija-languej-akedemi), whose reliability is questionable! I'm afraid, that is disruptive. Even if the journal is reliable enough, there are other issues with your overhaul, such as major copyright violation and undue weight problems.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 00:30, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Need help please...[edit]

not with AfroCine, but an article that needs writing.

I recently discovered that the first pioneer, civilian paramedics in history were African Amercian Freedom House ambulance attendents in Pittsburg, Pa, in the late 1960s - and there is no article about them here!

I have some basic material to create an article but feel daunted by how truely important this is, both to medical and African American history. Is there someone you could recommend who might like to collaborate on such an article, or who could refer me to someone who would? For the record: I'm a paleface :)

All the Best! Shir-El too 05:53, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

  • Hello,
If the materials you have are from reliable sources and the subjects are well discussed enough to extract information for a Wikipedia article; then I guess they are worth creating. On collaboration, a good place to seek other interested collaborators would be on Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine and Wikipedia:WikiProject African diaspora. I hope I have been able to help. Cheers!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 00:36, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
Many Thanks. Cheers! Shir-El too 17:55, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Afro Cine[edit]

Hi! I run a Wiki project called Black Lunch Table whose aim is to create and edit articles about visual artists and artworks of the African diaspora. We love your project and hope we can be involved somehow as we also cover films and filmmakers in our scope. We will have an editathon about photographers and filmmakers at the Magnum Foundation October 27th in NYC maybe that can overlap a bit too. Looking forward to hearing from you. --Heathart (talk) 16:23, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

Thank you so much for your interest in this project! The participation of you and BLT is totally welcome and appreciated! Please remember to signup for the project both on Wikipedia and meta (BLT can be listed under organizations too :). Necessary information on the upcoming contest has been posted here, as it is important to track activities through out.
PS: I just sent you a mail too, for further information. I look forward to your participation :). Cheers!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 18:01, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

October 2018 at Women in Red[edit]

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Facto Post – Issue 16 – 30 September 2018[edit]

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In an ideal world ... no, bear with your editor for just a minute ... there would be a format for scientific publishing online that was as much a standard as SI units are for the content. Likewise cataloguing publications would not be onerous, because part of the process would be to generate uniform metadata. Without claiming it could be the mythical free lunch, it might be reasonably be argued that sandwiches can be packaged much alike and have barcodes, whatever the fillings.

The best on offer, to stretch the metaphor, is the meal kit option, in the form of XML. Where scientific papers are delivered as XML downloads, you get all the ingredients ready to cook. But have to prepare the actual meal of slow food yourself. See Scholarly HTML for a recent pass at heading off XML with HTML, in other words in the native language of the Web.

The argument from real life is a traditional mixture of frictional forces, vested interests, and the classic irony of the principle of unripe time. On the other hand, discoverability actually diminishes with the prolific progress of science publishing. No, it really doesn't scale. Wikimedia as movement can do something in such cases. We know from open access, we grok the Web, we have our own horse in the HTML race, we have Wikidata and WikiJournal, and we have the chops to act.

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Welcome to the Months of African Cinema![edit]

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Greetings!

The AfroCine Project welcomes you to October, the first out of the two months which has been dedicated to improving contents that centre around the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.

This is a global online edit-a-thon, which is happening in at least 5 language editions of Wikipedia, including the English Wikipedia! Join us in this exciting venture, by helping to create or expand articles which are connected to this scope. Also remember to list your name under the participants section, if you haven't done so already.

On English Wikipedia, we would be recognizing Users who are able to achieve the following:

  • Overall winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd places)
  • Country Winners
  • Diversity winner
  • High quality contributors
  • Gender-gap fillers
  • Page improvers
  • Wikidata Translators
For further information about the contest, the recognition categories and how to participate, please visit the contest page here. For further inquiries, please leave comments on the contest talkpage or on the main project talkpage. See you around :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 22:50, 03 October 2018 (UTC)

Please delete me from[edit]

AfroCine Project notices. I don't know enough about it to help. All the Best! Shir-El too 08:16, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

+1 --Pgallert (talk) 09:34, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Caribbean[edit]

In your group message/posting about AfroCine you wrote "... African countries, the carribbean, and the diaspora". I wanted to point out that "carribbean" should be spelled and written "Caribbean". with a capital C and only one "r". Thanks, Invertzoo (talk) 15:57, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

  • Hello,
Thanks for the correction. You are right. I realized this mistake too late, after I had already sent the message. Nevertheless, this mistake has been corrected in subsequent messages. Thank you again!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 16:19, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

Get ready for November with Women in Red![edit]

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Facto Post – Issue 17 – 29 October 2018[edit]

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Wikidata imaged

Around 2.7 million Wikidata items have an illustrative image. These files, you might say, are Wikimedia's stock images, and if the number is large, it is still only 5% or so of items that have one. All such images are taken from Wikimedia Commons, which has 50 million media files. One key issue is how to expand the stock.

Indeed, there is a tool. WD-FIST exploits the fact that each Wikipedia is differently illustrated, mostly with images from Commons but also with fair use images. An item that has sitelinks but no illustrative image can be tested to see if the linked wikis have a suitable one. This works well for a volunteer who wants to add images at a reasonable scale, and a small amount of SPARQL knowledge goes a long way in producing checklists.

Gran Teatro, Cáceres, Spain, at night

It should be noted, though, that there are currently 53 Wikidata properties that link to Commons, of which P18 for the basic image is just one. WD-FIST prompts the user to add signatures, plaques, pictures of graves and so on. There are a couple of hundred monograms, mostly of historical figures, and this query allows you to view all of them. commons:Category:Monograms and its subcategories provide rich scope for adding more.

And so it is generally. The list of properties linking to Commons does contain a few that concern video and audio files, and rather more for maps. But it contains gems such as P3451 for "nighttime view". Over 1000 of those on Wikidata, but as for so much else, there could be yet more.

Go on. Today is Wikidata's birthday. An illustrative image is always an acceptable gift, so why not add one? You can follow these easy steps: (i) log in at https://tools.wmflabs.org/widar/, (ii) paste the Petscan ID 6263583 into https://tools.wmflabs.org/fist/wdfist/ and click run, and (iii) just add cake.

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Months of African cinema, one month down[edit]

Hi Jamie, thanks for organizing Months of African Cinema. We're halfway through, and our article achievements are 30% of our target. Do you think it's worth sending an email to encourage the people who joined up? Dsp13 (talk) 17:20, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

  • Hello Dsp13 Indeed, you're correct! I'll definitely send a reminder like you suggested. I think alot of people are waiting for the final month. I intend to create alot of my articles this month too. Thanks so much for the message, and most importantly, thanks for your efforts and participation!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 10:38, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

AfroCine: The Months of African Cinema Continues….[edit]

Greetings!

Thank you very much for signing up to participate in the Months of African Cinema global contest/edit-a-thon, and thank you for your contributions so far.

It is already the middle of the contest and a lot have been achieved already! We have been able to get over 200 articles created in over seven (7) languages! The figures soars to up to a thousand, if Wikidata entries are included. Furthermore, there have been about 5 in-person gatherings of Wikipedians in different countries across the world to create articles about African(a) cinema!

We are very excited about what has been achieved so far, but your contributions are still needed to further exceed all expectations! Let’s create more articles before the end of this contest, which is this November!!!

  • Article suggestions can be found here. You can also add to this list.
  • Some notable reliable sources for African cinema can be found here. Again, this list needs expansion.
  • Interested in Wikidata translation? check out the Occupation Drive, which is being led by Wiki Loves Women, in support of the contest and the project!
  • Please remember to list articles you have created or improved in the Article Achievements section of the contest page, so that they can be easily tracked.

Thank you once again for being part of this global event!

Kind regards.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 22:50, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

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December 2018 at Women in Red[edit]

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Greetings[edit]

Hi bro. It's been a while. Hope things are well on your end? I have been away from Wikipedia for quite a while. Not sure if I am going to start editing regularly just yet. Just thought I check on you. Take care man.  Versace1608  Wanna Talk? 01:27, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

  • Hi Versace1608 What happened to you?!!! So good to hear from you again after such a long time. I hope everything is good with you? Welcome back bro!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 10:05, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

Facto Post – Issue 18 – 30 November 2018[edit]

Facto Post – Issue 18 – 30 November 2018
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WikiCite issue

GLAM ♥ data — what is a gallery, library, archive or museum without a catalogue? It follows that Wikidata must love librarians. Bibliography supports students and researchers in any topic, but open and machine-readable bibliographic data even more so, outside the silo. Cue the WikiCite initiative, which was meeting in conference this week, in the Bay Area of California.

Wikidata training for librarians at WikiCite 2018

In fact there is a broad scope: "Open Knowledge Maps via SPARQL" and the "Sum of All Welsh Literature", identification of research outputs, Library.Link Network and Bibframe 2.0, OSCAR and LUCINDA (who they?), OCLC and Scholia, all these co-exist on the agenda. Certainly more library science is coming Wikidata's way. That poses the question about the other direction: is more Wikimedia technology advancing on libraries? Good point.

Wikimedians generally are not aware of the tech background that can be assumed, unless they are close to current training for librarians. A baseline definition is useful here: "bash, git and OpenRefine". Compare and contrast with pywikibot, GitHub and mix'n'match. Translation: scripting for automation, version control, data set matching and wrangling in the large, are on the agenda also for contemporary library work. Certainly there is some possible common ground here. Time to understand rather more about the motivations that operate in the library sector.

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January 2019 at Women in Red[edit]

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January 2019, Volume 5, Issue 1, Numbers 104-108


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Afrocine Contest Update[edit]

Hi Jamie I hope you are doing great. I just want to find out about the contest that I and other participant contested in. We the participant of the contest have not received any update after the contest ended and it has been over two weeks.

I hope you take it consideration as we look forward to your updates on the outcome of the competition . Thank you. (Jwale2 (talk) 03:27, 22 December 2018 (UTC))

  • Hello,
Thanks for contacting me, the winners will surely be announced soon. Don't worry :)--Jamie Tubers (talk) 10:42, 22 December 2018 (UTC)

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Facto Post – Issue 19 – 27 December 2018[edit]

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Learning from Zotero

Zotero is free software for reference management by the Center for History and New Media: see Wikipedia:Citing sources with Zotero. It is also an active user community, and has broad-based language support.

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Besides the handiness of Zotero's warehousing of personal citation collections, the Zotero translator underlies the citoid service, at work behind the VisualEditor. Metadata from Wikidata can be imported into Zotero; and in the other direction the zotkat tool from the University of Mannheim allows Zotero bibliographies to be exported to Wikidata, by item creation. With an extra feature to add statements, that route could lead to much development of the focus list (P5008) tagging on Wikidata, by WikiProjects.

Zotero demo video

There is also a large-scale encyclopedic dimension here. The construction of Zotero translators is one facet of Web scraping that has a strong community and open source basis. In that it resembles the less formal mix'n'match import community, and growing networks around other approaches that can integrate datasets into Wikidata, such as the use of OpenRefine.

Looking ahead, the thirtieth birthday of the World Wide Web falls in 2019, and yet the ambition to make webpages routinely readable by machines can still seem an ever-retreating mirage. Wikidata should not only be helping Wikimedia integrate its projects, an ongoing process represented by Structured Data on Commons and lexemes. It should also be acting as a catalyst to bring scraping in from the cold, with institutional strengths as well as resourceful code.

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AfroCine: Thank You![edit]

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Greetings!

The Months of African Cinema Global Edit-a-thon was concluded on 30 November 2018, and we've had amazing results. Over 570 articles were created across 8 language-Wikipedias. 7 in-person gatherings of Wikipedians were organized across different parts of the world.

All our winners have been recognized and you can check the complete list here.

For a pilot event, all our expectations were surpassed and we have you to thank for that. Thank you so much for being part of this global event! Thank you for helping to fix African content gaps on Wikipedia! We hope to see more of your participation in future AfroCine events and activities. Please remember to signup on the main WikiProject participants page, in order to get updated with these activities.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 23:50, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

February 2019 at Women in Red[edit]

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Facto Post – Issue 20 – 31 January 2019[edit]

Facto Post – Issue 20 – 31 January 2019
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Everything flows (and certainly data does)

Recently Jimmy Wales has made the point that computer home assistants take much of their data from Wikipedia, one way or another. So as well as getting Spotify to play Frosty the Snowman for you, they may be able to answer the question "is the Pope Catholic?" Possibly by asking for disambiguation (Coptic?).

Amazon Echo device using the Amazon Alexa service in voice search showdown with the Google rival on an Android phone

Headlines about data breaches are now familiar, but the unannounced circulation of information raises other issues. One of those is Gresham's law stated as "bad data drives out good". Wikipedia and now Wikidata have been criticised on related grounds: what if their content, unattributed, is taken to have a higher standing than Wikimedians themselves would grant it? See Wikiquote on a misattribution to Bismarck for the usual quip about "law and sausages", and why one shouldn't watch them in the making.

Wikipedia has now turned 18, so should act like as adult, as well as being treated like one. The Web itself turns 30 some time between March and November this year, per Tim Berners-Lee. If the Knowledge Graph by Google exemplifies Heraclitean Web technology gaining authority, contra GIGO, Wikimedians still have a role in its critique. But not just with the teenage skill of detecting phoniness.

There is more to beating Gresham than exposing the factoid and urban myth, where WP:V does do a great job. Placeholders must be detected, and working with Wikidata is a good way to understand how having one statement as data can blind us to replacing it by a more accurate one. An example that is important to open access is that, firstly, the term itself needs considerable unpacking, because just being able to read material online is a poor relation of "open"; and secondly, trying to get Creative Commons license information into Wikidata shows up issues with classes of license (such as CC-BY) standing for the actual license in major repositories. Detailed investigation shows that "everything flows" exacerbates the issue. But Wikidata can solve it.

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AfroCine: Thank You![edit]

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Greetings!

You have given so many AfroCine related barnsters to people, but no one has given you any :). This is for organizing a fairly decent and successful inaugural AfroCine project. Specifically, I want to appreciate you for:

  • Creating the project pages and subpages
  • Providing comprehensive meta information through the construction of sentences and paragraphs related to the contest
  • Identifying and propagating possible reliable sources to be used during the contest
  • Innovation, creating and distribution of barnsters after the contest
  • Reminding participants of the state of the contest during mid-season
  • Counting all the articles created and improved per editor
  • And most importantly, for also being a participant, creating and improving some articles during the contest
I hope it continues and becomes a tradition every November/December on Wikipedia. HandsomeBoy (talk) 08:35, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Hello HandsomeBoy, thank you so much for your kind words. At the end of the day, the success of the wiki-event is not due to just me, but everyone who has participated in one way or the other. That includes you! Hopefully, subsequent editions would be much better and bigger! Thank you once again :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 11:45, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

March 2019 at Women in Red[edit]

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Facto Post – Issue 21 – 28 February 2019[edit]

Facto Post – Issue 21 – 28 February 2019
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What is a systematic review?

Systematic reviews are basic building blocks of evidence-based medicine, surveys of existing literature devoted typically to a definite question that aim to bring out scientific conclusions. They are principled in a way Wikipedians can appreciate, taking a critical view of their sources.

PRISMA flow diagram for a systematic review

Ben Goldacre in 2014 wrote (link below) "[...] : the "information architecture" of evidence based medicine (if you can tolerate such a phrase) is a chaotic, ad hoc, poorly connected ecosystem of legacy projects. In some respects the whole show is still run on paper, like it's the 19th century." Is there a Wikidatan in the house? Wouldn't some machine-readable content that is structured data help?

2011 photograph by Bernard Schittny of the "Legacy Projects" group

Most likely it would, but the arcana of systematic reviews and how they add value would still need formal handling. The PRISMA standard dates from 2009, with an update started in 2018. The concerns there include the corpus of papers used: how selected and filtered? Now that Wikidata has a 20.9 million item bibliography, one can at least pose questions. Each systematic review is a tagging opportunity for a bibliography. Could that tagging be reproduced by a query, in principle? Can it even be second-guessed by a query (i.e. simulated by a protocol which translates into SPARQL)? Homing in on the arcana, do the inclusion and filtering criteria translate into metadata? At some level they must, but are these metadata explicitly expressed in the articles themselves? The answer to that is surely "no" at this point, but can TDM find them? Again "no", right now. Automatic identification doesn't just happen.

Actually these questions lack originality. It should be noted though that WP:MEDRS, the reliable sources guideline used here for health information, hinges on the assumption that the usefully systematic reviews of biomedical literature can be recognised. Its nutshell summary, normally the part of a guideline with the highest density of common sense, allows literature reviews in general validity, but WP:MEDASSESS qualifies that indication heavily. Process wonkery about systematic reviews definitely has merit.

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