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Belated Happy New Year with a Toast![edit]

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Here's a toast to the host
Of those who edit wiki near and far,
To a friend we send a message, "keep the data up to par".
We drink to those who wrote a lot of prose,
And then they whacked a vandal several dozen blows.
A toast to the host of those who boast, the Wikipedians!
- From {{subst:TheGeneralUser}}

A Very Happy (belated) New Year to you Andrea! Enjoy the Whisky Emblem-cool.svg ~TheGeneralUser (talk) 00:00, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Thank you for everything you do for the LGBT community... and wikipedia. I also wanted to let you know that your "coached" link is broken. Don't want to re-link a broken link, though :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by HumminPolGeek (talkcontribs) 20:49, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

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Thank you for the barnstar[edit]

Thank you for the barnstar. It is nice to know somebody recognizes one's work. I was going to make a dumb joke that if you wrote better articles, I wouldn't be editing them... Then I looked at your userpage and website. Dang. The barnstar is a real honor from somebody of your Wikipedia caliber and your professional acclaim. Thank you. Bgwhite (talk) 06:59, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Redirects[edit]

You seem to have a better grasp on some of the terminology, do these redirects seem odd, or even needed? I was looking at the new article list on the LGBT project page and saw them. Insomesia (talk) 22:45, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi there-- Redirects are cheap, as they say. I don't see any problems with those. It's a very obscure terminology which appeals to some people who used to be called "pseudotranssexuals" or "non-transsexuals" but who identify as transsexual. No one will ever search those terms, but there are very few redirects I would ever delete. Jokestress (talk) 23:32, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
Thank you! Insomesia (talk) 23:44, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

An invitation for you![edit]

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do NOT get yourself killed, child[edit]

you do not want to get yourself killed tampering with information on this topic, child. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.43.201.210 (talk) 00:21, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for Northwest Africa 7034[edit]

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Eugene Patterson[edit]

What in the blue hell are you doing touching my article? Naw just kidding thanks for expanding it, I try to make a stub then let other editors expand it and I just thought I'd let you know it is looking quite nice thanks to your additions! Happy editing!!! Hell In A Bucket (talk) 08:16, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Pretty terrible that we didn't have an article until he died. At least we have one for every Pokemon! Jokestress (talk) 08:18, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
I've always thought the same on some things that we include, but better late then never. Hell In A Bucket (talk) 08:21, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

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AFD Question[edit]

It looks like you may speak Russian? Can you look into this and see if you can assay the sources provided for [[1]], on the article Shimun Vrochek. I myself do not and could use the help, if you find that this person is notable you can link this to the AFD discussion and close it by withdrawing the nom. I can't read Russian and it will hinge on if the article is kept or not. Hell In A Bucket (talk) 13:14, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

David Wynn Miller[edit]

Hello Jokestress...

I don't see why you would remove from the article about Miller the fact that he alleges he died in 1975. It is a significant part of his life, his purported abilities, and his accomplishments. So it seems to me it belongs there. At any rate, the reference is found in one of the youtube videos from his Quantum Grammar seminar.

At about 3 minutes and 30 seconds into the video he says he was dead for 35 minutes. Here is the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZaK9ZXDgak&feature=player_detailpage#t=209s

Icliks (talk) 23:45, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thanks for the barn star. I think an over-enthusiastic editor was trying to prove how "important" she was! Regards, WWGB (talk) 12:33, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Regarding your removal of the "Controversy" section in the fark page.[edit]

Greetings, Jokestress.

You recently removed an entire section from this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fark

You were nice enough to send me the following comment when you made the edit:

"Hello, I'm Jokestress. I wanted to let you know that I undid one or more of your recent contributions to Fark because it didn't appear constructive. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks! Jokestress (talk) 09:41, 13 January 2013 (UTC)"

I have chosen to contact you as you requested. As you may know, Fark.com has been hemorrhaging people since about 2007. As a fark member since early 2001 I can say I have seen its influence grow and wane over the years. It is my opinion that the reason for fark's declining influence is the dissatisfaction felt by the members over the growing epidemic of "shadowbanning" where people are effectively removed from the site without evidence, notification, or any way of even telling that you've been removed except clearing your cookies.

You mention that the "controversy" didn't "appear constructive" and yet I truly believe that it is. It is factual, up to date, and I did not include any personal opinions in it like I have in this posting. (Specifically, my claim in the above paragraph that Fark's shadowbanning policy is likely the reason for their declining relevance.)

I intend to reinstate the section but I will allow you a few hours to do so on your own. Nice to meet you,

-Leeds — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.17.59.18 (talk) 21:04, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Need your help[edit]

Hi, I was very much actively editing with wiki. But now I am really facing a trouble, please help me to overcome that. I have created one article Kumar Anish, now the same is in a trouble. One of the Wikipedian put one notability box in that. I am putting a lot of efforts to create an article. I have very few supporters in wiki, you and other two three guys, so please help me to overcome the trouble. I want to save my article. He is a very famous person. Please give support and help me too. Mydreamsparrow (talk) 15:06, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

I did not see very many English-language sources which mention him. If you have any other books, magazine, or newspapers discussing his work, add them. Also, if he is covered in other languages you know, you may wish to start articles on him in those languages, too. Let me know if you need any help adding sources. Jokestress (talk) 16:39, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Thank you Mydreamsparrow (talk) 06:09, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

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Arbcom[edit]

Hi Jokestress. Thanks for posting your explanation about the offsite picture incident. Though it doesn't make your actions right, they now seem far less monstrous then the NYT made the out to be. Would you prefer this whole mess go to Arbcom? If so I would be inclined to drop my !vote. I'd hate to see you get TB'ed from a subject you are passionate about, but something needs to be done (and it's not just you). I'm usually anti sanctions, so im torn about supporting sanctions for you because you are an amazing editor.  little green rosetta(talk)
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I was just composing a response to you at AN/I. I'll post it there shortly. Thanks for keeping an open mind. Jokestress (talk) 18:31, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

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Sexology arbitration case opened[edit]

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I've kibbitzed a little about this dispute (it offers a far more serious opportunity to apply principles of separation of Wiki from extraneous activities that I had proposed in the Fae case). I should note that to me, as an outsider, your evidence about Bailey seems mystifying - it is not clear why you spend so much time in your presentation describing the foibles of a third party. Even if all of sexology can somehow be partitioned as pro-Bailey and anti-Bailey, even so, I'm not sure it's all that relevant. (If this were an arbitration between a liberal and a conservative, would the budget deficit be admissible?) If there is a strong direct relationship between Cantor and Bailey in some kind of on-wiki editing then you should make that clear; otherwise, it might be better to swap in more relevant data about your and Cantor's relationship instead. I should note in particular that the "fucksaw" thing is amusing but not persuasive to me - as one would not expect a medical course in gross anatomy to proceed without an autopsy, it seems like Bailey was taking what I would call a "forsane" position (i.e. more sane than most people) and suffered for it.
It is of course entirely possible that I've missed your point and I shouldn't have, but I just wanted to give you feedback. I am sympathetic to some of your position about overmedicalization of behavioral diversity [2] though I view purveyors of transgender surgeries with equal suspicion. The most ironic thing about that citation is that I take it that both you and Cantor would agree, generally, that pedophilia is not a strictly isolated phenomenon of people attracted to prepubescents but has a long tail of people who are affected to a lesser degree, which to my intuition seems like an important step in the right direction. To me, it seems like the problem of pedophilia will be over with when you look up porn on the Internet and find lots of pictures of sexy 40- and 50-year-olds mixed in the natural ratio of the population; it seems bound up with the question of why adults' preferences are being driven in age-inappropriate but legal directions. Unfortunately, that source makes it sound like small differences in how the disease in defined are a sectarian battle in which small differences in religious doctrine can translate to people being locked up for life rather than freed for the exact same actions - but innately, properly, the decision of what to believe in ought to be made as freely as when people (in modern times) decide between Homoousian and Homoiousian. I would like Wikipedia to be a zone of "psychiatric religious freedom" in which all faiths can express themselves without having to fight each other over who is right. Wnt (talk) 18:27, 18 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your note. It became clear from the request section that some people were going to start making up their minds before they saw all the evidence. The background material I have up for now is simply a placeholder to give context about the off-wiki disputes. My material about on-wiki conduct will contextualize that information. You'll note that most folks who come unhinged in response to this are academics, have science backgrounds, hold rigid medicalized worldviews, or some combination of the three. This dispute challenges the belief systems of some people, so they have very strong emotional responses. That upsets them too, because they consider themselves rational, objective people. The cognitive dissonance is not something they usually feel when considering "science." Add sex and consent to the emotional mix and kablooey! Gaskets are blown. More soon, and thanks again for the comment! Jokestress (talk) 19:44, 18 February 2013 (UTC)
Well, be careful not to overgeneralize. My background is academic and scientific (but "real biology" :), and to me, psychiatry doesn't seem scientific enough. To continue with the previous example, I see no evidence in a search that anyone has ever taken pedophiles out to Nevada and let them pick out a sex worker, seeing how far they can get while periodically looking at fMRI and compared it to non-pedophiles with special attention to the regions reported to be lesioned in some individual pedophiles examined. I don't see evidence anyone has tried testing with pheromones, which to me seem of primary importance in altering and updating sexual perceptions. It ever galls me that our whole society is half nuts with fear over this condition, using it as an excuse to undermine basic axioms of freedom of communications, and we don't try the most obvious first-pass ideas to try to cure it; but I imagine we don't even know the full extent of the fallout, for example on age discrimination and on elderly couples who stop feeling attracted to one another. Anyway, I realize I'm off topic here, but when it comes to your case, I hope everyone will be able to focus tightly on the on-wiki interaction, which reflects not only your differences of opinion but also some inept Wikipedia policies I would like to fix. Wnt (talk) 21:25, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

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Bailey, Blanchard et al in academics[edit]

Hi, you are surely busy but I had an idea that may help. To me one of the core issues is the self-promotional nature of Bailey, Blanchard and crew. Someone else countered how many academic sites as evidence the subject(s) were not fringe. I wonder if examining how many of those cites are self-referencing vs. how many dispute their findings might be informative? I know it's complex but every time I look into this I notice how it seems like a walled garden is being nurtured along. Hope all goes well and keep up the good work! Insomesia (talk) 20:35, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

Yeah. That's what led to the creation of this diagram. The source from which this all pours forth is this CAMH nexus. They are constantly logrolling for each other, citing each other, and self-citing. The self-citing has leaked onto Wikipedia via Cantor. Jokestress (talk) 20:49, 18 February 2013 (UTC)
That's what I see. If the diagram or a version to demonstrate all of that isn't already included I encourage it's use. To me this is the core of Cantor's activities. Insomesia (talk) 05:57, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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I know this is probably a bit of a stressful time for you now, but don't foget to relax and smile.

  little green rosetta(talk)
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Thanks! I'm not stressed, though I have spent a lot of time sifting through mountains of evidence. It's an interesting exercise to distill this to under 1000 words. I'm treating it like a controversial article requiring extensive citations. Jokestress (talk) 03:51, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Andrea, I want to thank you so much for your help with Karen Russell's class at the University of Georgia last November. I saw in the comments section of her blog post that you added back in or asked people to add back in some public relations students' entries that had been deleted, and you offered to provide additional help. I thought it was very generous of you to offer this assistance and wanted to say thanks! TiffanyGallicano (talk) 01:57, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

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BBC R4 Programme on Transgenderism[edit]

Hi Andrea, you're probably already aware, but Analysis, a BBC Radio 4 programme, made an interesting episode recently on trangenderism and feminism. The context is quite specific to the UK. I stumbled across it today and thought it might interest you.

Who Decides if I'm a Woman A spat between feminist Suzanne Moore and transgender rights activists played out on social networking sites, and then hit the headlines when journalist Julie Burchill joined in too.

Jo Fidgen explores the underlying ideas which cause so much tension between radical feminists and transgender campaigners, and discovers why recent changes in the law and advances in science are fuelling debate.

Contributors: James Barrett, consultant psychiatrist and lead clinician at the Charing Cross National Gender Identity Clinic; Julie Bindel, feminist and journalist; Lord Alex Carlile QC, Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords; Melissa Hines, professor of psychology at Cambridge University; Richard O'Brien, writer of the Rocky Horror Show; Ruth Pearce, postgraduate researcher in sociology at the University of Warwick; Stephen Whittle OBE, professor of equalities law at Manchester Metropolitan University.

It's likely you're more tech savy than I, but here's a primer in using a proxy to access the BBC iplayer from outside the UK: [3]. FiachraByrne (talk) 10:50, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks-- that's quite a motley crew! Always interesting that the majority of animus is directed at trans women (hence their title). That re-ignition of the radfem debate from 1979 is not something I am going to wade into again, but I'll take a look. Jokestress (talk) 10:59, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Sonata[edit]

Please spare us the stress of jokes such as Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata Number Eight In C Minor Op. 13. It's wrong in many respects, Beethoven Pathetique piano sonata No. 8 in C minor Op. 13 might work, but for whom? Did you know that naming conventions exist? Did you know that Beethoven wrote violin sonatas and cello sonatas? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:50, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

It appeared on this list which we are systematically clearing to determine the names of needed articles. We redirect as many variants as possible, because at least one person thought that was the name. Nice pun BTW! Jokestress (talk) 20:25, 24 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks ;) - where does the list come from? "Minor" should be "minor", "Number" should be abbreviated, the number itself not a word, the nickname Pathetique probably italic, - can we educate that one person, rather than create a redirect that should not be imitated? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:23, 24 March 2013 (UTC)
ps: I also saw (not by you) Beethoven sonatas, redirected to his piano sonatas, - but he also wrote violin sonatas and cello sonatas, - misleading, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:26, 24 March 2013 (UTC)
Per your inquiry, I have redirected Beethoven sonatas to Beethoven's sonatas, which disambiguates sonatas by featured instrument. Please feel free to expand Beethoven's violin sonatas and Beethoven's cello sonatas into articles similar to Beethoven's piano sonatas. Jokestress (talk) 02:21, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
Sorry to but in, but redirects such as this should be encouraged (along with most combinations of the factors you mention) because they are very likely search terms. Redirects exist to enable people to find the articles they are looking for, whether they know Wikipedia's naming conventions or not (and particularly if they don't). I know little about this sort of music, but do occasionally listen to Classic FM, so my exposure to the titles is mostly by hearing it rather than reading it. I would be particularly unlikely to guess that "number" should be abbreviated, doubly so as the naming conventions for the areas of Wikipedia I'm most familiar with (rail transport, geography and language) generally avoid abbreviations. Thryduulf (talk) 00:06, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
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Hi n stuff[edit]

I brought you a wild pansy. These are in bloom everywhere this time of year, even way over there in CA if you know what to look for.

Hey! Just stopping by to say "Hey!". I've been busy with biochemistry and differential equations these last few months, but it's good to see that my slack has been picked up, so to speak. I'll be back in a few weeks once exams have finished up and maybe actually start writing some of these articles that need pages instead of just redirecting. The progress page estimates that the Stanford Archives will be done on May 13, 2014, and I must say: Challenge accepted. Anyways, it's kind of nice to know that I'm not the only one out there trying to destroy this monster, as it were. Well our time together dwindles, so until our fates intertwine once more, by my troth, I am off! Sesamehoneytart 13:22, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! These lists get harder to clear as we get down to the last answers, because the topics are either complicated, obscure, or borderline notable. It's interesting how many famous works of art do not have articles. Clearly a systemic problem! These lists get cleared by fits and starts, so I look forward to when you can put a little more time against them! Jokestress (talk) 16:30, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

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Film producer[edit]

Todd Lieberman tried to write his own article and made a bit of a mess. I don't know if it is in your field to expand. There is lots of RS on the net and you may have some handy in your area. His people are working on getting me a photos under free licenses. I will upload them to commons, help them with OTRS etc., and link his commons category to the article. No biggy but I just fear that his end may try to expand it and make a mess again.Canoe1967 (talk) 19:37, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

The original author is probably an employee/publicist, but Lieberman definitely warrants an article. I'd see him around the Disney lot now and then. I added some more stuff and sourcing. Jokestress (talk) 23:02, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
Thank you ever so much. The user posted first at help desk wanting an article on 'himself'. No way to no for sure though. I emailed his PR for images and explained how Wikipedia works and I think they trust us with the article now. I gave them a COI link, etc. Once any images arrive then I will add those. If I don't hear from them then I will send one more email. If Larry Thomas (actor) is kicking around there you may wish to ask if he wishes to pose in as The Soup Nazi character for that article. I noticed the Comic-Con post above and may ask in that project as well. We have another notable person, User:Bebad2013/sandbox, that I have been helping with images. Her article is still in draft space but due to go live in the first week of May when more sources are published. May I ask you to take a peek at that one now or when ready? Same issue with COI creating one in a sandbox. I came across it with image copyright issues at commons. She forwarded images and email permissions from the photographers to me and they are in the OTRS backlog at commons now. (insert your favorite barnstar here and sign my name to it).Canoe1967 (talk) 23:22, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

Naren Shankar[edit]

Since you're in the industry, I was wondering what you thought of Naren Shankar. I just re-watched The Quickening for the first time in years, and I was pleasantly surprised by the rich, textured storyline. I'm also surprised that it never won any awards. Viriditas (talk) 06:52, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Gynandromorphophilia for deletion[edit]

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Thank you! (Women in Science SIA)[edit]

Hi there, just wanted to say thank you for the amazing work you've done creating and populating pages for Women in Science (She Blinded Me With Science) from Smithsonian Institution Archives. It is wonderful to see the articles take shape thanks to your and other editors' efforts. Thanks again for letting these scientists shine a bit brighter! Meghaninmotion (talk) 14:18, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Allison Wyatt[edit]

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Infobox film template tweak[edit]

Hello, Andrea. A little while back you were nice enough to post a message on my IP talk page. As you can see, I've been adding AFI external link templates to film articles. (Also, when I've seen obvious errors I've tweaked them.) I'm up to # 1175 in the 60,000+ AFI listing!) Well I got to thinking: why isn't there a parameter for AFI data in the {{Infobox film}} template? The infobox template talk page archives have some very old discussion, but it didn't resolve anything. I wondering if you can do anything about this. Thanks. iP. 1234567890.71.95.39.226 (talk) 06:04, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of National Economic Council, Inc.[edit]

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Showing some WikiLove: You rock![edit]

An awesome puppy for you!

Your work is awesome! And extra points for meeting Felicity Huffman, she did an extraordinary character in Transamerica. Miss Bono [zootalk] 18:18, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Invitation[edit]

As there is a Wikipedia article about you, you are cordially invited to contribute a short audio recoding of your spoken voice, so that our readers may know what you sound like and how you pronounce your name. Details of how to do so, and examples, are at Wikipedia:Voice intro project. You can ask for help or clarification on the project talk page, or my talk page. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:56, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Just to let you know -- Missing Wikipedians[edit]

You have been mentioned at Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians. XOttawahitech (talk) 14:33, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Edit-a-thons at UC Riverside[edit]

The UCR Libraries are hosting three edit-a-thons focusing on their great special collections (science fiction, water resources, the Inland Empire and more) on Oct. 12, 2013, Oct. 26, 2013, and Nov. 23, 2013. Please participate if you can! Details and signup here. All are welcome, new and experienced editors alike! -- phoebe / (talk to me) 04:08, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

Books and Bytes

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Greetings Wikipedia Library members! Welcome to the inaugural edition of Books and Bytes, TWL’s monthly newsletter. We're sending you the first edition of this opt-in newsletter, because you signed up, or applied for a free research account: HighBeam, Credo, Questia, JSTOR, or Cochrane. To receive future updates of Books and Bytes, please add your name to the subscriber's list. There's lots of news this month for the Wikipedia Library, including new accounts, upcoming events, and new ways to get involved...

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News from the library world: Wikipedian joins the National Archives full time; the Getty Museum releases 4,500 images; CERN goes CC-BY

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Margaret Nichols[edit]

Hello, Jokestress. I though you might want to know that the article Margaret Nichols, which you created, has recently been nominated for deletion. FreeKnowledgeCreator (talk) 20:30, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

As a subscriber to one of The Wikipedia Library's programs, we'd like to hear your thoughts about future donations and project activities in this brief survey. Thanks and cheers, Ocaasi t | c 15:46, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Helen Markley Miller[edit]

Thank you for your comments at Talk:Helen Markley Miller#Vitals. Please find my response below your input. gidonb (talk) 23:51, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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March 9 edit-a-thon at MOCA in downtown LA[edit]

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Nomination of Nancy Christy for deletion[edit]

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Barnstar[edit]

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May 10 Asian Pacific American edit-a-thon in LA[edit]

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LA edit-a-thons on May 23 and 31[edit]

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Apology for the ping[edit]

I know a post I made on the EL noticeboard probably pinged you and I know that you are unfortunately not able to respond, so just wanted to apologize for the ping. PaleAqua (talk) 02:01, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of The Adventures of Harry Nile[edit]

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Question for Jokestress about GIDC article[edit]

Jokestress, I was looking into the history of the Gender Identity Disorder in Children article and saw that in July 2008, the number of views of the page went bezerk (from 30 the month before to 4953 in July with 4428 views on the day of July 8th, 2008). I am wondering if you can shed light on why. I could tell you more about why I am interested but will just leave the question for now.

Watkin Tudor Jones' Requested Move 2014 to Ninja[edit]

Hi. Big fan :)
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Nomination of James French (murderer) for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of James C. Sharf for deletion[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Richard Green (soldier)[edit]

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Nomination of John F. Walsh Jr. for deletion[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Criminal lawyer[edit]

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Clarification motion[edit]

A case (Sexology) in which you were involved has been modified by motion which changed the wording of the discretionary sanctions section to clarify that the scope applies to pages, not just articles. For the arbitration committee --S Philbrick(Talk) 20:29, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Joe Rogan Experience for deletion[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Vibeke Sæther[edit]

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Nomination of Ziauddin Yousafzai for deletion[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Who wants to sex Mutombo?[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of 2J[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of AfterTV[edit]

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Proposed deletion of TM Advertising[edit]

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A Peach listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of The Joe Rogan Experience[edit]

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A tag has been placed on The Joe Rogan Experience requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about web content, but it does not credibly indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please read more about what is generally accepted as notable.

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A Pie listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of 2J[edit]

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Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. This is a notice to inform you that a tag has been placed on 2J requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a very short article providing little or no context to the reader. Please see Wikipedia:Stub for our minimum information standards for short articles. Also please note that articles must be on notable subjects and should provide references to reliable sources that verify their content.

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Speedy deletion nomination of Hemovanadin[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Hemovanadin requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G12 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page appears to be an unambiguous copyright infringement. This page appears to be a direct copy from https://books.google.com/books?id=yxdrAAAAMAAJ&q=%22separable+by+dialysis+and+sedimentation+in+the+ultracentrifuge%22&dq=%22separable+by+dialysis+and+sedimentation+in+the+ultracentrifuge%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwie346SlIXSAhXoilQKHRxuCXcQ6AEIJTAA. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or printed material, and as a consequence, your addition will most likely be deleted. You may use external websites or other printed material as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences. This part is crucial: say it in your own words. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing.

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If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. KDS4444 (talk) 08:56, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Ciao - sorry to see this - and the angst it caused you enough to write for BoingBoing about it. We're discussing it somewhat in the 'wikipedia weekly' facebook group, if you'd like to join that and join-in? https://www.facebook.com/groups/wikipediaweekly/permalink/1233164846731344/ . Sincerely, Wittylama 19:58, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for writing the article here and the one there. And thanks for sticking with the project even when mistakes get made and someone else is sloppy. ―Justin (koavf)TCM 21:38, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Boingboing[edit]

Andrea, I find it really disappointing that you twisted an oversight by a deleting admin into a narrative about the "fall of Wikipedia". You're an experienced editor of nearly 13 years, there's really no excuse for you to not have known (the deleted page also mentions it) to quickly leave a message on RHaworth's talk page, where they would have fixed it in a second. Admins are fallible; while they should have checked the page history, they slipped up for this instance. Instead of resolving it with them and chocking it up to a one-time thing, you decided to inflate it with an "extinction event" because it fits a certain narrative.

So what's the big deal about one tiny little article? Who cares if one little sea squirt on the reef gets destroyed? I care, but not enough to re-engage with Wikipedia's deletionists.

Yeah, cuz deleting violations of copyright, a serious legal issue, has anything to do with deletionists. You mention lack of safeguards, but a message was posted on your talk page informing you, all it would have taken was you to use any of the various dispute venues. "The same thing has happened to articles I wrote...", the exact same thing? Yeah right. A really disingenuous and disgusting hit piece from you, sad that I have to edit alongside such people. Stuff like this causes more damage to the project than any actual deletionists. Opencooper (talk) 00:42, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

It's true that the CSD criteria are often misused, though. Jokestress just happened to pick one of the more clear-cut examples, but there are many others. Notice how long the article stayed deleted, without anyone noticing. It shows that once the original author is no longer active on the project, her legacy of contributions is in jeopardy. In the case of deletions, only a few hundred sysops can even review the history (and I'm not even talking about the text of deleted revisions; just the history entries) so there's a lack of the kind of transparency that would be needed for effective oversight.
Want another example? Okay, look at the cultural decay article. Articles that in times past would've been sent to AfD or at the very least gone through a one-week proposed deletion, and potentially been reviewed by multiple editors, are routinely summarily CSD'ed. St. claires fire (talk) 14:29, 15 February 2017 (UTC)
The reason "only a few hundred sysops can even review the history" (the actual number is 1,247) is that the deleted material contains copyrighted material, personal information (outing) and all manner of spam and vandalism. If we allowed everyone to access the deleted material, then anyone could use Wikipedia as an alternative to Pastebin. --Guy Macon (talk) 17:01, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

barnstar[edit]

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for your essay "fall of wikipedia" although i might say "slide into terminal mediocrity" hope you are doing well, come to wikimania2017 please. Beatley (talk) 21:35, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

The deletion of Hemovanadin[edit]

Re: Watching Wikipedia's extinction event from a distance:

The deletion of Hemovanadin was against Wikipedia policy. Wikipedia:Copyright violations#Dealing with copyright violations says

"If all of the content of a page appears to be a copyright infringement or removing the problem text is not an option because it would render the article unreadable, check the page history; if an older non-infringing version of the page exists, you should revert the page to that version".

Wikipedia gets a lot of cut-and-paste copyright violations, and keeping up with removing them is a tedious and thankless job. That does not excuse failing to check the page history as required by Wikipedia policy.

That being said, when the article was deleted, it was replaced with a notice that says:

"A page with this title has previously been moved or deleted. If you are creating a new page with different content, please continue. If you are recreating a page similar to the previously deleted page, or are unsure, please first contact the user(s) who performed the action(s) listed below."

User:Jokestress, you did not contact the person who deleted the article, nor did you report the problem on any noticeboard, nor did you click on our help button and ask for help. Instead, you went straight to Boing Boing and posted your complaint. When you did, the improper deletion was quickly undone,[4] just as it would have been quickly undone if you had let someone know that there was a problem. --Guy Macon (talk) 16:48, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

A page you started (The Joe Rogan Experience) has been reviewed![edit]

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Nomination of Vardaraj Shetty for deletion[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Harriet Grant[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Harriet Grant requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a real person or group of people, but it does not credibly indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please read more about what is generally accepted as notable.

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Nomination of Harriet Grant for deletion[edit]

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At UChgo, but long before your time[edit]

Hi Jokestress, and much appreciation for all your good works to help WP and its readers.

As my user page shows, I started on WP a year after you, but at UChgo long before your time. I was in Physics, while my wife, Sally Richards, was kingpin secretary for the English Dept, 1964-1968, say, under Catherine Hamm and Dean Gwen J. Kolb, Jr. She typed a lot for Prof. Norman Maclean, as in A River Runs Through It, and Prof. Raven I. McDavid Jr, as in "gully-washer" and "goose-drownder". But you're more likely to have overlapped with Al Bates.

Anyway, I'd like women to have about equal power with men (dividing humankind crudely into women and men). The article matriname is mostly my work. I fight for time to write more on WP, which I enjoy, such as a long-term goal to bring that article more toward Good Article status. Now I'm doing a little on Lucy Stone League and on Matrilineality. And I recommend the book Mrs Man, by Una Stannard, 1977, for its excellence overall and its wit -- it only costs $0.75 + 3.99, used. About all the work that you do, all I can say is WOW! Trying to help our readers, For7thGen (talk) 22:34, 3 September 2017 (UTC)