User talk:Kaldari

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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

You're a really cool person and you should be proud.[edit]

<3

User:HotArticlesBot/Subscriptions[edit]

Hi Kaldari, if you don't have time for the bot, would it be possible to find someone to help maintain it? (Is it structured for that?) It's a really useful tool and a shame that some projects miss out on it czar 07:13, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

Please create documentation pages for your scripts[edit]

Hello, I see you created quite a number of useful scripts. Could you please create documentation pages for these? That would be really helpful. They don't have to be long - they just need to state what the script is doing (it doesn't matter if that's already in a comment in the script or not).

--Fixuture (talk) 20:52, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review - newsletter No.2[edit]

Hello Kaldari,
Wikipedia New page reviewer.svg
A HUGE backlog

We now have 348 New Page Reviewers!
Most of us requested the user right at PERM, expressing a wish to be able to do something about the huge backlog, but the chart on the right does not demonstrate any changes to the pre-user-right levels of October.

Hitting 17,000 soon

The backlog is still steadily growing at a rate of 150 a day or 4,650 a month. Only 20 reviews a day by each reviewer over the next few days would bring the backlog down to a managable level and the daily input can then be processed by each reviewer doing only 2 or 3 reviews a day - that's about 5 minutes work!
It didn't work in time to relax for the Xmas/New Year holidays. Let's see if we can achieve our goal before Easter, otherwise by Thanksgiving it will be closer to 70,000.

Second set of eyes

Remember that we are the only guardians of quality of new articles, we alone have to ensure that pages are being correctly tagged by non-Reviewer patrollers and that new authors are not being bitten.

Abuse

This is even more important and extra vigilance is required considering Orangemoody, and

  1. this very recent case of paid advertising by a Reviewer resulting in a community ban.
  2. this case in January of paid advertising by a Reviewer, also resulting in a community ban.
  3. This Reviewer is indefinitely blocked for sockpuppetry.

Coordinator election[edit]

Kudpung is stepping down after 6 years as unofficial coordinator of New Page Patrolling/Reviewing. There is enough work for two people and two coords are now required. Details are at NPR Coordinators; nominate someone or nominate yourself. Date for the actual suffrage will be published later.


Discuss this newsletter here. If you wish to opt-out of future mailings, please remove yourself from the mailing list MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:11, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

HotArticlesBot[edit]

Thank you for your recent fix that made the number of edits displayed for each article accurate. It's really looking good! Now, I have a few low-priority suggestions:

  1. If vandalizing edits and their reverts could be excluded, that would be additionally helpful in determining what articles are getting more useful editing attention and preventing vandals from seeing their exploits run the article they vandalize to the top of the chart, which happened recently for WikiProject Louisville with Doss High School.
  2. It would be nice if the following text "These are the articles..." could be displayed with a smaller font, or give us the ability with a parameter to do such. This text is currently (IMHO) a little too thick for use in an infobox, like I'm currently doing for WikiProject Louisville.
  3. It would be nice to have small history links like (hist) next to each article title, to be able to drill down into recent edits more quickly.

Stevie is the man! TalkWork 17:42, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

@Stevietheman: Thanks for the great suggestions. I went ahead and did #2. Kaldari (talk) 02:18, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
Cool, thanks for the quick turnaround on #2. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 12:57, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Vitruvian Barnstar.png The da Vinci Barnstar
for your brilliant HotArticlesBot which not only gives WikiProject members useful insight on hotly edited articles but also adds to the WikiProject's public showcase.

Stevie is the man! TalkWork 17:59, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Bay Area WikiSalon invitation for February 22[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

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

We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. We will have beverages (including beer and wine) plus light snacks.


Please note: You should RSVP here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. This also helps us figure out how much food and drink to bring in.


For further details, see: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, February 2017


See you soon! Ben Creasy and Wayne | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here) | MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

Penicillin[edit]

Hello, thanks for your edit to the Penicillin article. Could you check out my subsequent edit? Thanks. Graham87 03:21, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review-Patrolling: Coordinator elections[edit]

Your last chance to nominate yourself or any New Page Reviewer, See Wikipedia talk:New pages patrol/Coordination. Elections begin Monday 20 February 23:59 UTC. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:17, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

Bay Area WikiSalon February reminder[edit]

Please join us in downtown San Francisco!
A Wikipedia panel discussion about journalism

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 6 p.m.


For details and to RSVP: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, February 2017


See you soon! Ben Creasy and Wayne (co-coordinators) | (Subscribe/Unsubscribe to this talk page notice here) | MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:58, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review - newsletter No.3[edit]

Hello Kaldari,
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Voting for coordinators has now begun HERE and will continue through/to 23:59 UTC Monday 06 March. Please be sure to vote. Any registered, confirmed editor can vote. Nominations are now closed.

Still a MASSIVE backlog

We now have 348 New Page Reviewers but despite numerous appeals for help, the backlog has NOT been significantly reduced.
If you asked for the New Page Reviewer right, please consider investing a bit of time - every little helps preventing spam and trash entering the mainspace and Google when the 'NO_INDEX' tags expire.


Discuss this newsletter here. If you wish to opt-out of future mailings, please remove yourself from the mailing list. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:35, 21 February 2017 (UTC)