User talk:Jdlrobson

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Note: Thanks to Echo I now do monitor this talk page. If for whatever reason you lack a reply your best bet is to e-mail me at

Note that I am a developer at the Wikimedia foundation currently working in the mobile team and working to make it easier for Wikipedia readers to become Wikipedia editors. As a result my team creates simple to use tools to make editing easier.

If there are problems with contributions I have made it is likely there is code responsible and your best bet is to discuss this on a mailing list/contact me directly so we can improve that code.

Let's make Wikipedia better together! ~ Jon

A belated welcome to Wikipedia. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:31, 6 June 2012 (UTC)


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I've replied to your comment at MediaWiki talk:Wikimedia-copyright. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 10:25, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

License tagging for File:Lead Photo For Hospet0-785521897720173.jpg[edit]

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File:Lead Photo For Hauz Khas0-1134900008328259.JPG missing description details[edit]

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Hi Jon, I apologise for my comment at MediaWiki talk:Common.css implying that you were not active here. Thing is, I visited your staff userpage, User:Jon (WMF), and did not find any mention of the fact that you have a personal account, under which you do have a repertoire of encyclopedic contributions.

Additionally, your staff talk page, User talk:Jon (WMF), redirects to the user page, which is confusing and makes it very difficult for users to contact you. Can I suggest you either redirect your staff talk page to this page, or remove the redirect and keep a separate talk page for this account (as User:Philippe and User:Ironholds do, for instance)? Thanks, — This, that and the other (talk) 07:38, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

No worries and that's a great idea. I'll do that today! Jdlrobson (talk) 15:59, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Mobile question[edit]

How do you keep a bot from deleting a section on your talk page? I use mobile with beta turned on.Justaguy120 (talk) 16:06, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

This isn't really a mobile problem. Any page can be edited by anyone regardless of whether they are a bot or not. The best thing to do is talk to the owner of the bot and tell them constructively why you dislike what it does. Most bots mean well but they don't always come across that way. Jdlrobson (talk) 16:57, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

It hasn't happened to me yet. I just saw some bots archiving old conversations on other's pages. I wanted to know how to tell it which ones you want to keep, and which ones you want archived.Justaguy120 (talk) 02:45, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Your edit to Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 115[edit]

Hi, re this edit: it's an archive page, so the discussion is closed. If you want to comment, please start a new thread at the parent page, including a link to that archived discussion. --Redrose64 (talk) 08:06, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

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

Art & Feminism Edit-a-Thon - You are invited!
Hi Jdlrobson! 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) 09:00, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

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

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) 23:32, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

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

You are invited!Litquake Edit-a-thonSee you there!
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  In the area? You're invited to
   San Francisco Meetup # 22
  Date: October 11, 2014
  Time: 1-5 pm
  Place: 149 New Montgomery Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
  prev: Meetup 21 - next: Meetup 23 | All SF meetups & events

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) 04:15, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

SF edit-a-thons on March 7 and 8[edit]

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!

I hope to see you there! Rosiestep (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:06, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

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Gather edit feed[edit]

Yes indeed, I am interested. Will it work with beta mobile front end? --Thnidu (talk) 17:00, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Thnidu you can use it on desktop even! You just need to bookmark the page as we don't link from it anywhere :-) Jdlrobson (talk) 18:50, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
The link goes to , which is titled "Edits to pages in my collections" and comes up with the drop-down open to my Philadelphia watch collection. Is that what it's supposed to do? --Thnidu (talk) 20:56, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
• Also, the "Pages" tab should be labeled "Articles" instead. After all, the page is headed "Edits to pages in my collections", and the other tabs are "All", "Talk", and "Other". --Thnidu (talk) 21:08, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Pushipedia feedback[edit]

Please let me know what you think about Pushipedia here. Here's how you can help! Right now you'll need the latest version of Chrome (mobile or desktop) or Firefox (developer version). This makes use of pretty new technology that hasn't yet made it into other browsers.

  • Visit pushipedia and subscribe to "Trending edits (experimental)"
  • You should receive a push notification within a 48 hour period - number of notifications really depends on activity in the world and Wikipedia :)

Questions I'm keen to have answered by you:

  • What did you get push notifications about?
  • Did pushipedia lead you to make edits that you normally wouldn't have made?
  • Did pushipedia notify you of something happening before you heard about it elsewhere (e.g. news, Twitter, word of mouth)
  • Were there pages that you would have expected to receive notifications that you didn't?
  • Were there edits that you were alerted to that were due to vandalism? If so what titles were they (will help me finetune the algorithm).

Jdlrobson (talk) 22:58, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

It's quite fun. I've come across several new articles, e.g. Perry H. Carson (which I helped edit), an edit war in progress on Objections to evolution, and lots of sports and celeb pages. Not much breaking news, other than Planet Nine. One gripe - using Chrome on Android, the notification includes the whole article text, which scrolls through in my notification bar even after I dismiss the notification. Just the lead would do. Fences&Windows 21:28, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for testing it! The whole article text should be fixed by now. Try visiting the script file and hard refreshing to make sure you are running the most recent version. I will take another look to be sure. Glad it's leading to some editing :-) With respect to the edit wars, I'm wondering if I should have a separate feed for edit wars as I'm muting a lot of them but it seems a useful thing to pull in soldiers :-). Jdlrobson (talk) 21:35, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
Ta. It flagged vandalism on J. P. Manoux. A mix of trending topics and editing flashpoints is interesting, but separate feeds might be useful. A bot could edit WP:AN/I or WP:AN3 for cases that may involve vandalism or edit warring, and a list of trending topics might be useful in a community portal. Fences&Windows 00:10, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
Me again. It picked up Terry Wogan, who died today - the first I knew of it. I, uh, fixed a typo. Fences&Windows 16:24, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Notification about disabling the Wikipedia collections tool[edit]

Thank you for using the collections feature in Wikipedia beta! Due to technical and moderation issues, we will be turning off this experimental feature. Your collections will be available for viewing and export until March 1st. If you would like to save your collection as links on a special Wikipedia page, please fill out the following form. If you are interested in giving your feedback about Wikipedia Collections please do so here.


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Jkatz (WMF) (talk) 23:54, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

Add topic[edit]

Hello world[edit]


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