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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

Funny edit[edit]

Hello, regarding this edit: I guess you mean the Executive Office of the President of the United States is a non-event then? Wakari07 (talk) 22:05, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

@Wakari07: Sorry for the mysterious edit. The editing instructions for the Current events portal say: "If a news item is part of a larger event, list it under a subheader consisting of a link to the larger event. Don't create subheaders linking to general topics or lists." Since Executive Office of the President of the United States isn't a "larger event", it didn't seem appropriate as a subheader. In general, most items at the current events portal shouldn't need a subheader. And yes, I realize that a lot of people don't follow the editing guidelines :P Kaldari (talk) 22:33, 5 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for your view on the editing instructions. I could argue that this Office comes and goes — also its constituent parts — so that makes an event. Being a European citizen, I thought it useful to provide context on the U.S. government organization chart. But hey. Wakari07 (talk) 21:29, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

September 2019[edit]

Information icon Hello. This is a message to let you know that one or more of your recent contributions, such as the edit you made to Harrison, Arkansas, did not appear constructive and has been reverted. Please take some time to familiarise yourself with our policies and guidelines. You can find information about these at our welcome page which also provides further information about contributing constructively to this encyclopedia. If you only meant to make test edits, please use the sandbox for that. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you may leave a message on my talk page. Thank you. Ionmars10 (talk) 23:39, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Hello Kaldari, I took over your suggestion on the talk page and just hope you don't accuse me of plagiarizing you ;-) Wakari07 (talk) 10:21, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

New Page Review newsletter September-October 2019[edit]

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Hello Kaldari,


Instead of reaching a magic 300 as it once did last year, the backlog approaching 6,000 is still far too high. An effort is also needed to ensure that older unsuitable older pages at the back of the queue do not get automatically indexed for Google.


A proposal is taking place here to confirm a nominated user as Coordinator of NPR.

This month's refresher course

Why I Hate Speedy Deleters, a 2008 essay by long since retired Ballonman, is still as valid today. Those of us who patrol large numbers of new pages can be forgiven for making the occasional mistake while others can learn from their 'beginner' errors. Worth reading.

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Misericordia Health Centre[edit]

Hi, I noticed you recently deleted a chunk of text that I had added and cited on the Misericordia Health Centre article. I did not write the whole article, but added a few things such as the Infobox, recent photo of the building, archival drawing (from from 1906, cited closing as Urgent Care in 2017. I did not write " the section '1998-present' text with its bullet points I did not write. Am asking that the text I added, paraphrased and cited via Winnipeg Free Press about the early years (early 20th century) of the Centre be re-added:

Winnipeg Maternity Hospital (1900-1917)

The Misericordia Sisters soon realized there was an increasing need from the community and in 1900 they moved to two and a half acres of land between Sherbrook and Maryland streets to establish the Winnipeg Maternity Hospital.

A few years later, in December 1906, a three-storey, $145,000 T-shaped addition, designed by architects Senecal & Smith was added. The basement level was reserved for separate dining areas for priests, nurses and patients. The first floor held a reception area and storage, as well as an office for the sister superior. The second floor had a living room with a balcony for the sisters. The addition opened in September 1907.

In 1916 the Sisters open the Misericordia School of Nursing; graduates were well respected and highly sought after, primarily due to their faith-based training.

This block of text: Since October 3, 2017 the Urgent Care Centre at MHC has moved to Victoria Community Hospital and Interim Care is home to 111 beds. Other changes that have occurred at MHC include:

The construction of a 100-bed personal care home, Misericordia Place in 2000

Significant expansion of the Provincial Health Contact Centres size and scope of programs

Consolidation of the Sleep Disorder Centre at MHC in 2008

Creation of a 16-bed Scheduled Respite Progra...

was written before I started editing the article this year. It reads like it was lifted from the MHC website.

Jimj wpg (talk) 17:21, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

@Jimj wpg: The text that you claim to have paraphrased above is in some cases identical to the text at the Misericordia website. For example:
Your text: "... the Sisters open the Misericordia School of Nursing; graduates were well respected and highly sought after, primarily due to their faith-based training."
Website text: "The Sisters open the Misericordia School of Nursing; graduates were well respected and highly sought after, primarily due to their faith-based training."
Feel free to add new text that is completely paraphrased and not copied and pasted. Kaldari (talk) 17:40, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
Further looking into this issue, I see the text in question was added by an IP (from Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg) soon after a User:Cathi-Anne added a list of services on 2018-07-27 that Misericordia offers, which was reverted/deleted by AnomieBot about 2 hours later:

Edit by IP and furthermore checking that IP against the WHOIS database, comes up with Seeing the text there, perhaps I should have taken the initiative and deleted the advertizing-like text myself. Jimj wpg (talk) 20:23, 24 September 2019 (UTC)