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Bay Area WikiSalon series kickoff, April 27[edit]

Please join us in San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism
Panel discussion at a recent Wikipedia & Journalism event.

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts in the San Francisco Bay Area will gather to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas. We have two brief presentations lined up for our kickoff event in downtown San Francisco:

  • The Nueva Upper School recently hosted the first ever high school Wikipedia edit-a-thon. We will hear what interests them about Wikipedia, what they have learned so far, and what they hope to achieve.
  • Photojournalist Kris Schreier Lyseggen, author of The Women of San Quentin: The Soul Murder of Transgender Women in Male Prisons, will tell us about her work and how she researched the topic.

We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. We will have beverages and light snacks.

Please note: You must register here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict on this point.

For further details, see here: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, April 2016

We hope to see you -- and until then, happy editing! - Pete, Ben & Wayne


Hello, a while back I subscribed WP:WikiProject Louisville for HotArticlesBot. I was wondering if there was anything else I need to do for this to start, or if it's just waiting in a queue before it starts up. Please let me know. Thanks! Stevie is the man! TalkWork 23:04, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

@Stevietheman: The subscription for WikiProject Louisville is now running. Kaldari (talk) 18:56, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

Late breaking invitation to the Bay Area WikiSalon series, July 27 (Wednesday) - change of venue - tonight[edit]

Please join us in the Mission at Noisebridge (one time change of venue)!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

We hope you can join us today, Wednesday, from 6 p.m. on, at our July Bay Area WikiSalon. This month only, we are going to be at Noisebridge, a hackerspace/makerspace 1.5 blocks from the 16th & Mission BART station (see the link for directions). Some of us will be working on the Wikipedia article on basic income. All info here. Some good news - we do not have to be as strict about advance RSVP at Noisebridge, so bring spontaneous guests! (Registering ahead of time is still helpful, as always, as it will help us plan ahead.)

Come and hang out, have some light snacks. Wi-Fi is available, so please bring your editing device if you plan to edit.

Also, Pete just published a writeup of the Wikidojo exercise we did last month. Your comments welcome, if he missed anything!

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

We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend.

See you soon! Pete F, Ben Creasy, Stephen and Wayne | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here)

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:05, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Kaldari,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Brahmaea wallichii insulata (Brahmeid Moth) wb edit.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on August 13, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-08-13. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:34, 28 July 2016 (UTC)


Some time ago, I added Wikipedia Primary School articles to [1]. But it does not seem to work. Is there something additional I need to do ? Thanks Anthere (talk)

@Anthere and Stevietheman: Sorry for the delay. I'll try to get it running for those projects this weekend. Kaldari (talk) 00:12, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
Cool, thanks! Stevie is the man! TalkWork 16:18, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
Great ! Thanks Anthere (talk) 18:00, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
@Anthere: I'm not sure where exactly to generate the HotArticles report for the Wikipedia Primary School project. The main portal seems to be on meta, but this subscription would be for the English Wikipedia articles specifically. There is also Wikipedia:WikiProject South Africa/Wikipedia Primary School, but I'm not sure if that is the appropriate location either. It seems strange to me that it's set up as a subproject of WikiProject South Africa. Shouldn't it have it's own WikiProject portal on English Wikipedia? Kaldari (talk) 19:02, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
The explanation of the project is on meta, but the project itself is here. See this spot.
I agree... it would have been WAY logical to have it be a WikiProject on its own. I inherited that project one year after its beginning and it had been set up this way. I am not too familiar of how the WikiProject are working, so I assumed the person who made that choice did it on purpose, knowing rules I was not aware of. Now I feel that it would be a bit weird to change everything so I proceed this way (though it actually makes things a bit complicated for me). Anthere (talk) 21:01, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
@Anthere: OK, it's all set now! Kaldari (talk) 22:32, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
Great ! Thanks Anthere (talk) 22:35, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

HotArticlesBot issue[edit]

Hi. While enjoying this great new widget, it just occurred to me today to check into the edits of some in the list. I checked several entries in today's list for WP Louisville and the numbers are off. For instance, the last entry says "16 edits" but should only be "4 edits". Thanks in advance for looking into this. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 20:13, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

Hmm, I'll have to look into this at some point when I have more time. Kaldari (talk) 22:06, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

Odd orange link[edit]

I've been using your extremely useful "turn-dab-pages-orange" gadget; it helps a lot when trying to find piped links, especially. Today I noticed an orange link in a template at the top of a new article (permalink), which is definitely not a link to a dab page. It may be caused by the disambig templates in this table. (They are listed using the {{tlrow}} template.) I wonder if you'd have time to look at it and fix whatever your gadget is picking up on. Thanks. — Gorthian (talk) 22:34, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

@Gorthian: You are correct. It is considering Wikipedia:Template_messages/Cleanup a disambiguation page because it includes the {{disambiguation cleanup}} template. I'm not really sure how to fix this though. Kaldari (talk) 21:13, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
I noticed it does this wherever the "tl" prefix is put in the template name. I know zip about the coding here, but couldn't it make an exception somehow if it detects those letters immediately inside the brackets? — Gorthian (talk) 21:21, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
@Gorthian: The problem is that {{tlrow}} actually transcludes the template (unlike {{tl}}). So there's no way for the parser to know the difference. You could subst the {{disambiguation cleanup}} template into that table and remove the DISAMBIG magic word, but it would be a bit messy, and if the template were changed, it wouldn't be updated in the table. The real solution would be to add a secret parameter to the {{disambiguation cleanup}} template that suppresses the DISAMBIG magic word and use that parameter in the template call in the table. Kaldari (talk) 22:16, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
As I mentioned, {{tl}} lets it turn orange, also, even if it's not being transcluded. Secret parameter, hm? I tried adding |nocat=true, but it didn't change anything. — Gorthian (talk) 23:01, 8 August 2016 (UTC)


And thank you for the quote you posted on Wikimedia-l that I used in the obit. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 05:57, 10 August 2016 (UTC)


Hello Kaldari. I added Wiki Loves Women articles to [2]. Just saying in case... Thanks in advance. Cheers. Anthere (talk)