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Wiki Loves Pride 2016[edit]

Hi, Emily! You are invited to participate in the third annual Wiki Loves Pride campaign, which runs through the month of June. The purpose of the campaign is to create and improve content related to LGBT culture and history. How can you help?

  1. Create or improve LGBT-related Wikipedia pages and showcase the results of your work here
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Looking for topics? The Tasks page, which you are welcome to update, offers some ideas and wanted articles.

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Thanks, and happy editing! ---Another Believer (Talk) 14:41, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

2016 GA Cup-Finals[edit]

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Hello, GA Cup competitors!

Tuesday saw the end of Round 3. Sainsf, for the third time, won with a sizable 487 points and a shocking 29 articles reviewed. In second, MPJ-DK had 168 points and 7 reviewed articles. In second place, MPJ-DK earned 168 points with just 7 articles, and in third place, Carbrera received 137 points with just 9 articles. Our two wildcard slots went to J Milburn with 122 points and Sturmvogel 66 with 101 points.

In Round 3, 65 reviews were completed! At the beginning of the GA Cup, there were 595 outstanding nominations in the GAN queue; by the end of Round 3, there were 394. Another demonstrable way in which this competition has made a difference is in the length of time articles languish in the queue. At the beginning of the GA Cup, the longest wait was over 9 months [1]; at the end of Round 3, the longest wait had decreased significantly, to a little over 5 months [2]—nothing before 2016. It's clear that we continue to make a difference at GAN and throughout Wikipedia, something we should all be proud of. Thanks to all our competitors for helping to make the GA Cup a continued success, and for your part in helping other editors improve articles. We hope to see all remaining users fighting it out in the Finals for the GA Cup so that are successes continue.

To qualify for the Finals, contestants had to earn the highest scores in each of the three pools in Round 3; plus, as well as the top 2 of all remaining users in all of the pools. For the Finals, users were placed in one pool of the remaining five users. To win the GA Cup, you must have the most points. The Finals started on June 1 at 0:00:01 UTC' and end on June 30 at 23:59:59 UTC. Information about the Finals and the pools can be found here. A clarification: in order for the points to count, you must mark your reviews as completed; it's not up to the judges to ensure that all reviews are completed by the end of a round.

We wish all the contestants the best of luck!

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Text change[edit]

Hey. A little confused about your change of the text to "Mifepristone alone will end approximately 50% of pregnancies; there is no evidence showing an increased rate of continued pregnancy after mifepristone with high-dose progesterone treatment."

The ref says as its conclusion "In the rare case that a woman changes her mind after starting medical abortion, evidence is insufficient to determine whether treatment with progesterone after mifepristone results in a higher proportion of continuing pregnancies compared to expectant management."[3]

This was a better summary IMO "It is unclear if anything can be done to stop an abortion due to mifepristone if a women changes her mind after taking the medication." Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 05:47, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

Since there are only 6 known cases of attempted high-dose progesterone treatment post-mifepristone, there is definitely no evidence showing anything, and there's some very *very* dangerous information out there from anti-abortion groups promoting high-dose progesterone that we should not be promulgating. (also an expert in the field reviewed the changes and is very familiar with the study and agreed that the former wording is less ambiguous.) Keilana (talk) 01:12, 4 June 2016 (UTC)
Which wording do you mean by "former wording"? Do you mean the wording you changed it to or the prior wording? Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 11:58, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
Oof, didn't realize that was ambiguous. The expert I talked to said that the wording I changed it to is less ambiguous, and that the prior wording was less accurate. Keilana (talk) 17:33, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
With respect to the percentage of pregnancies ended with mifepristone alone the ref says "The proportion of pregnancies continuing 1-2 weeks after mifepristone alone varied from 8% (95% CI 3-22%) to 46% (95% CI 37-56%)." I disagree that this is about 50%. We could say 54% to 92%. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 20:56, 8 June 2016 (UTC)
@Doc James: So Management of Unintended and Abnormal Pregnancy cites the percentage of pregnancies ending after mife alone as 60-80% under 49 days gestational age. (This is from the initial studies where medication abortion was conducted without any miso - Kovacs et al 1984 and Shoupe et al. 1986). Grossman et al included studies from all gestational ages where medication was used, so they're not quite comparable but I'm happy with saying 54%-92% of pregnancies end with mife alone at any gestational age and 60-80% end with mife alone under 49 days. Does that sound good to you? If you want copies of any of these sources let me know, by the way. Keilana (talk) 13:38, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
Have added it here Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 13:51, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
@Doc James: Sorry to be a nag, but I'm still not happy with saying "it is unclear if anything can be done", there's just no evidence that mifepristone's effects can be reversed, and I'd rather say that. Are you okay with that? Keilana (talk) 14:01, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

I am not clear what you are proposing. Do you mean this [4]? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 14:15, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

@Doc James: Sorry for the confusion, I definitely made that comment pre-morning coffee. :) This is what I've proposed. Does it look ok? Keilana (talk) 01:31, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

Circinus[edit]

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Precious again, your Circinus

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:41, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

aww, thank you Gerda! Keilana (talk) 20:12, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 05 June 2016[edit]

Toy Story 2[edit]

You just blocked an IP editor for vandalizing Toy Story 2. They're on their 3rd IP now. Can you please block again and protect the page? EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 04:15, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

@EvergreenFir: Hey, sorry I just saw this now. Looks like it's been taken care of! :) Keilana (talk) 18:56, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

June 2016 Guild of Copy Editors Newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors June 2016 News
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Hello everyone, welcome to the June 2016 GOCE newsletter. It's been a few months since we sent one out; we hope y'all haven't forgotten about the Guild! Your coordinators have been busy behind the scenes as usual, though real life has a habit of reducing our personal wiki-time. The May backlog reduction drive, the usual coordinating tasks and preparations for the June election are keeping us on our toes!

May drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's record-setting backlog reduction drive. Of the 29 people who signed up, 16 copyedited at least one article, 197 copyedits were recorded on the drive page, and the copyedit backlog fell below 1,500 for the first time! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

June Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz will occur from 12 June through 18 June; the themes will be video games and Asian geography.

Coordinator elections: It's election time again; how quickly they seem to roll around! Nominations for the next tranche of Guild coordinators, who will serve a six-month term that begins at 00:01 UTC on 1 July and ends at 23:59 UTC on 31 December, opens at 00:01 UTC on 1 June and closes at 23:59 UTC on 15 June. Voting takes place between 00:01 UTC on 16 June and 23:59 UTC on 30 June. If you'd like to assist behind the scenes, please consider stepping forward; self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged. All Wikipedia editors in good standing are eligible; remember it's your Guild, and it doesn't run itself!

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NPP / AfC[edit]

Hi. Just a reminder that in just over a week at Wikimania there's going to be a cross-Wiki discussion about the systems of control of new pages. This is a round-table rather than a presentation or a lecture. On the agenda are reforms to the new article reviewing systems and ways to help new users better understand our content policies. If you are going to Italy and would like to take part, please check out the conference schedule, and I look forward to seeing you there. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 19:00, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

Thank You![edit]

Thanks for the lovely message! I'd love to pick your brain at some point about engaging lots of different people with editing, and strategies for particularly boosting pages on women or other under-represented groups. Would it be easier to email about this? (Happy with whatever form of communication you prefer!) Thanks! Zeromonk (talk) 19:38, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

@Zeromonk: That sounds great! You can email me at keilanawiki@ gmail dot com, and I look forward to talking with you more! Keilana (talk) 01:14, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 15 June 2016[edit]

Books & Bytes - Issue 17[edit]

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Women scientists template?[edit]

Hi Emily. Would you be able to point me to a template or "ideal article" that I can model an article on, please? --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 02:36, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

@Anthonyhcole: Sure! It's going to be a bit different for an article where there's enough information to write an FA (e.g. Barbara McClintock) and an article where there isn't. A couple of articles that show the outline I use for modern scientists (18th century or later, usually) are Ynes Mexia, Tilly Edinger, and Leonora Bilger. If we're talking ancient women, Agnodice is a decent example. Does that help? Best, Keilana (talk) 04:11, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
Yep, that's exactly what I needed. Thanks. (It's for Maree Smith.) --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 07:57, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
@Anthonyhcole: Yay, glad to help!! She seems like a super interesting lady, have fun writing about her! Keilana (talk) 22:10, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
@Anthonyhcole:, Ann T. Bowling just passed GA today after a very extensive review. It may be of use to you. Kei started it, I took it from there with her help. Montanabw(talk) 07:25, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Montanabw. That's a fine GA you've got there. I heard Smith interviewed the other day and immediately thought, I bet that's another woman in red. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 09:49, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

Lyra[edit]

On 17 July 2012 you made this edit to the article Lyra. Unfortunately although you included a short citation to Levy (2005), you forgot to add a full citation to support it. If you still have access to the source please add a full citation to the first instance, or add it to a reference section. -- PBS (talk) 21:58, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

New edits to change the lead of Jerusalem[edit]

Hello Keilana. Please see my post at User talk:RegentsPark#New edits to change the lead of Jerusalem. You were one of the three closers of WP:Requests for comment/Jerusalem and your opinion is sought on what to do about the expiry of the freeze. The matter is in question due to a new thread at WP:AE#Debresser. Thanks, 17:17, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

Welcome to the Hall of Fame![edit]

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Congratulations...[edit]

...on being one of 2 Wikipedians of the year this year! [5] Everymorning (talk) 16:25, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Well-deserved[edit]

Congratulations on Wikipedian of the Year.--S Philbrick(Talk) 16:45, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

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I join the choir! (Afraid that we will have to rename the cabal of the outcasts ;) ) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:00, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
Congrats Emily! And the cabal is delighted! Montanabw(talk) 18:36, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Thank you all very much! :) Keilana (talk) 21:02, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

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Congratulations, wiki-daughter! So well deserved! Bravo! --Rosiestep (talk) 11:27, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Could use some help[edit]

Greetings, Keilana. I don't think we have interacted before, but I've admired your work from afar. Since women in science is your area of expertise, I was hoping to get some help on Keity Souza Santos. I created the page based on a post on the Women in Red project page, but finding sources was a bit of a struggle, and now another user has been questioning the article's notability. I was wondering if you could take a look, and you felt it was notable, whether you could give me some pointers with respect to sources. Regards, Vanamonde93 (talk) 11:02, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

@Vanamonde93: I think she's notable but just barely, from the Sao Paulo award. I don't speak Portuguese so I've been unable to find anything that you haven't already. Keilana (talk) 22:04, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
Okay, thanks anyhow! I don't speak Portuguese either, which is unfortunate. Also, congrats on your award! It's well deserved. Vanamonde93 (talk) 07:13, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

CONGRATS[edit]

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ENJOY A KITTEN AFTER BEING HONORED.

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THANK YOU I AM HOLDING A KITTEN RIGHT NOW ACTUALLY Keilana (talk) 22:00, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedian of the year[edit]

Congratulations! I've just seen here that you have been named Wikipedian of the Year together with Rosie. With all the work you have been doing on women scientists, you certainly deserve it. Now you really are famous, whatever some might think.--Ipigott (talk) 15:44, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Thank you!!! Keilana (talk) 22:00, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Congratulations! It's a well deserved honor. Smallbones(smalltalk) 02:42, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

What Smallbones said. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 03:06, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
Thank you both! :) Keilana (talk) 14:10, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Yes, congrats! I just now read the Signpost headline, and thought that name sounded familiar. Nice! Softlavender (talk) 05:20, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
Thank you! Keilana (talk) 14:17, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

PONY![edit]

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Pony!
Congratulations! For being named Wikipedian of the year (and for excellent other reasons), you have received a pony! Ponies are cute, intelligent, cuddly, friendly (most of the time, though with notable exceptions), promote good will, encourage patience, and enjoy carrots. Treat your pony with respect and he (or she) will be your faithful friend! Montanabw(talk) 20:47, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

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@Montanabw: Thank you! :) Keilana (talk) 23:00, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Jean Bartik[edit]

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A kitten for you![edit]

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Congrats! I just heard the good news!

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Thank you! Keilana (talk) 20:08, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Vera Popova[edit]

Hi. I'm bumping into your topic today and unable to find the page I need scanned up in Google Books. I assume you have this one on your shelf, could I trouble you to confirm the article title and let me know who exactly wrote the biography for "Vera Popova" in Marilyn Ogilvie, Joy Harvey, and Margaret Rossiter (eds.), Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science: Pioneering Lives from Ancient Times to the Mid-Twentieth Century. New York: Routledge, 2014; pg. 311? Please reply to my talk page if you can help, ta. Carrite (talk) 18:51, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

Thanks very much for the info, I will make the fixes to the relevant page(s). I'm actually not working on Popova but rather on the Institute for Noble Maidens, which is a fairly important topic in Russian pedagogic history that can use some TLC on Wikipedia. Thanks again. —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 19:05, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Jean Bartik[edit]

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Guild of Copy Editors July 2016 News[edit]

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June Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 12 through 18 June; the themes were video games and Asian geography. Of the 18 editors who signed up, 11 removed 47 articles from the backlog. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all editors who took part.

Coordinator elections: The second tranche of Guild coordinators for 2016, who will serve a six-month term until 23:59 UTC on 31 December, have been elected. Jonesey95 remains as your drama-free Lead Coordinator, and Corinne and Tdslk are your new assistant coordinators. For her long service to the Guild, Miniapolis has been enrolled in the GOCE Hall of Fame. Thanks to everyone who voted in the election; our next scheduled one occurs in December 2016. All Wikipedia editors in good standing are eligible; self-nominations are welcome and encouraged.

July Drive: Our month-long July Copy Editing Backlog Elimination Drive is now underway. Our aim is to remove articles tagged for copy-edit in April, May and June 2015, and to complete all requests on the GOCE Requests page from June 2016. The drive ends at 23:59 on 31 July 2016 (UTC).

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2016 GA Cup-Wrap Up[edit]

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Hello to our truly awesome GA Cup competitors!

Thursday, June 30 saw the end of the 2016 GA Cup. It was a huge success. In the final, our five competitors reviewed an astonishing 207 articles, the most in any GA Cup final thus far. We continue to reach our goals and make a substantial impact in how quickly articles are reviewed for GA status. On March 1, the start of this competition, the article longest in the queue had languished there since June 26, 2015 [6]; in the July 1, 2016 list, the average wait length is just four months [7]. It's clear that we continue to make a difference at GAN and throughout Wikipedia, something we should all be proud of. Thanks to all our competitors for their enthusiasm, and for helping to make the GA Cup a continued success. Remember that most articles can't even be considered for FA status unless it's been passed to GA first, so our efforts have created hundreds of potentials FAs. That is, as they say, a big deal.

The final this time represented a real horse race between our 1st and 2nd place winners. First-time competitor (who had won all previous rounds) Sainsf earned an impressive 1456 points with 91 articles reviewed during the final. Close behind, in second place was Carbrera, also a first-time competitor, reviewed the most articles (94). Their enthusiasm was a treat to witness. Congrats to you both!

The competition went relatively smoothly, with very little drama this time. We had to clarify one rule: in order for the points to count, you must mark your reviews as completed; it's not up to the judges to ensure that all reviews are completed by the end of a round. We were strict about adhering to this clarification, especially at the end of the final. We intend on stressing it in the stated rules for our next competition, which will be announced soon, so watch out for it. We also intend on applying for a grant through Wikimedia to include gift certificates for our winners, to further incentivize the GA Cup.

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Your GA nomination of Jean Bartik[edit]

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good job on your award. NikolaiHo 22:12, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Thank you! Keilana (talk) 23:20, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

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Hope imitation is flattery[edit]

I may not create them, but instead I will try to save ones already created: User_talk:Montanabw#First_ever_AfD_alert_of_the_day. Montanabw(talk) 03:51, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

That's awesome! You're awesome! Keep on keeping on. Keilana (talk) 20:45, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
This one is a month-long tl;dr, but new eyes might help; people are getting pretty nasty and the same debates are being repeated over and over again: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kanwal Ameen. Montanabw(talk) 03:37, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

A bigger kitten for you![edit]

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Thank you for your review of and pushing Rebecca Moore (scientist) live! I appreciate it.

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Giant kitteh! You're so welcome!! Keilana (talk) 02:27, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

hello[edit]

You're beautiful. Will you marry me? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:387:5:803:0:0:0:61 (talk) 07:11, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

See, I hoped for just a second that this was my IRL sweetheart, with whom I live and own a cat, but alas. The IP geolocates to Atlanta. (Cuchlaine King will be bluelinked later today, thanks for the inspiration! <3) Keilana (talk) 22:49, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 21 July 2016[edit]

Wikipedia and United Nations Women Project[edit]

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Kevin[edit]

Sorry to trouble you, but could you look at WP:AN#Kevin Gorman at your earliest convenience. I don't know Kevin very well, but I understand you do - all I would ask for is a conformation that what I have read is correct, nothing more. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 20:22, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

@Ritchie333: We're working on it. If this turns out to be true, can you direct people to his talk page? I'd rather have people remembering him there, where his family can read about the impact he had on the site. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 20:24, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of Janet L. Mitchell for deletion[edit]

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The Signpost: 04 August 2016[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for all the work you do in Wikipedia! Raystorm (¿Sí?) 13:42, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
@Raystorm: Thank you! <3 Keilana (talk) 19:01, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Please enforce the word limits[edit]

Wikipedia talk:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Michael Hardy/Evidence#Please enforce the word limits in the interest of fairness --Guy Macon (talk) 02:50, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 18 August 2016[edit]

Nomination of U. Diane Buckingham for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article U. Diane Buckingham is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/U. Diane Buckingham until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. DGG ( talk ) 05:21, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

Upcoming editathons: Women in Nursing & Women Labor Activists[edit]

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You are invited...
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Women in Nursing editathon & Women Labor Activists editathon
Hosted by Women in Red - September 2016 - #wikiwomeninred

(To subscribe, Women in Red/Invite list. Unsubscribe, Women in Red/Opt-out list) --Rosiestep (talk) 16:44, 27 August 2016 (UTC) via MassMessage

A kitten for you![edit]

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Psst...cat has Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine tattooed on its little belly...just take to class as companion cat...wink wink...don't forget magnifying glasses and clippers...

Drmies (talk) 01:24, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

What a delightful knowledge cat! ;) He can help me with my anemia workshop this morning.... Keilana (talk) 14:38, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

AWIS edit-a-thon[edit]

Hi Keilana - I just contacted you via email about a potential collaboration with the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) in October. They reached out to me and I think your involvement would be great! I hope you are well! KellyDoyle (talk) 14:25, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

@KellyDoyle: Hey, I'm a little behind on emails but I'll get to it this weekend! :) Keilana (talk) 00:18, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 18[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 18, June–July 2016
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi, Samwalton9, UY Scuti, and Sadads

  • New donations - Edinburgh University Press, American Psychological Association, Nomos (a German-language database), and more!
  • Spotlight: GLAM and Wikidata
  • TWL attends and presents at International Federation of Library Associations conference, meets with Association of Research Libraries
  • OCLC wins grant to train librarians on Wikimedia contribution

Read the full newsletter

The Interior via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:25, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Women in Math on Wikipedia[edit]

Hi Keilana. Who can we call on for advice and to follow new pages on women in math on Wikipedia? I know you will be very busy with the start of Med School. I'm not sure who else to call on. I have added lists of women in math whose pages are stubs or who do not have pages on the Year of Science page for computer science, technology and math and on the WP Women in Red page on mathematics. Added my name to WP Women scientists. Still working on my article on Writing women in mathematics into Wikipedia. Might follow up with a detailed email but see that you prefer first posts here. Mvitulli(talk) 02:51, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

@Mvitulli: Hi! Some other awesome people who can help you are @Rosiestep: and @Megalibrarygirl:! Everything you've done so far looks really great, by the way. Keilana (talk) 00:17, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
If you need references or copyediting, Mvitulli, let me know. :) Megalibrarygirl (talk) 13:59, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 06 September 2016[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors September 2016 News[edit]

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Hello everyone, and welcome to the September 2016 GOCE newsletter.

>>> Sign up for the September Drive, already in progress! <<<

July Drive: The July drive was a roaring success. We set out to remove April, May, and June 2015 from our backlog (our 149 oldest articles), and by 23 July, we were done with those months. We added July 2015 (66 articles) and copy-edited 37 of those. We also handled all of the remaining Requests from June 2016. Well done! Overall, we recorded copy edits to 240 articles by 20 editors, reducing our total backlog to 13 months and 1,656 articles, the second-lowest month-end total ever.

August Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 21 through 27 August; the theme was sports-related articles in honor of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Of the eight editors who signed up, five editors removed 11 articles from the backlog. A quiet blitz – everyone must be on vacation. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all editors who took part.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators: Jonesey95, Corinne and Tdlsk.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:36, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

Padlock-blue.svg Hello, Keilana. This message is intended to notify administrators of important changes to the protection policy.

Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

  • Extended confirmed protection may only be used in cases where semi-protection has proven ineffective. It should not be used as a first resort.
  • A bot will post a notification at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard of each use. MusikBot currently does this by updating a report, which is transcluded onto the noticeboard.
Please review the protection policy carefully before using this new level of protection on pages. Thank you.
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Invitation to Women in Architecture & Women in Archaeology editathons[edit]

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October 2016

Women in Architecture & Women in Archaeology editathons
Faciliated by Women in Red

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(To subscribe, Women in Red/Invite list. Unsubscribe, Women in Red/Opt-out list) --Rosiestep (talk) 20:05, 24 September 2016 (UTC) via MassMessaging

Request for opinion on some controversial Nigerian female articles[edit]

Hello Keilana,

I came here because I need opinion from experienced female Wikipedians on an article I am about moving to mainspace (I'm still working on the inline references though). The reason I'm not using article for creation is that this is not a case of COI, rather I want to weigh perception from any experienced female Wikipedian on the article, and you're the only Wikipedian I can confirm is female. Maheeda and Cossy Orjiakor are two controversial Nigerian celebrities, and they are very open about what makes them unique. I created articles for them on my sandbox and am still working on it. Usually I don't use sandbox, but I just feel somehow odd about these two. Could you read the article and let me know if it sounds disrespectful? Please I will appreciate if you can do a brief research on them to acquaint yourself with their lifestyle before a reply. Maheeda Cossy Thanks. Darreg (talk) 19:05, 26 September 2016 (UTC) @Darreg: Hi, my apologies for taking so long to get back to you. I don't have time right now to review articles, but I think submitting to AfC is the best way to get things reviewed. Best, Keilana (talk) 16:12, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

GA Cup Announcement[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup
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Greetings, all!

We would like to announce the start of the 4th GA Cup, a competition that seeks to encourage the reviewing of Good article nominations! Thus far, there have been three GA Cups, which were successful in reaching our goals of significantly reducing the traditionally long queue at GAN, so we're doing it again. Currently, there are over 400 nominations listed. We hope that we can again make an impact this time.

The 4th GA Cup will begin on November 1, 2016. Four rounds are currently scheduled (which will bring the competition to a close on February 28, 2017), but this may change based on participant numbers. We may take a break in December for the holidays, depending on the results of a poll of our participants taken shortly after the competition begins. The sign-up and submissions process will remain the same, as will the scoring.

Sign-ups for the upcoming competition are currently open and will close on October 31, 2016. Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors, so sign-up now!

If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the judges.

Cheers from 3family6, Figureskatingfan, Jaguar, MrWooHoo, and Zwerg Nase.

To subscribe or unsubscribe to future GA Cup newsletters, please add or remove your name to our mailing list. If you are a participant, you will be on the mailing list no matter what as this is the easiest way to communicate between all participants.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:38, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 September 2016[edit]

New Visualization of Gender Focus on Wikipedia[edit]

Hi Emily! I'm a friend / collaborator of User:Ironholds and am piloting a new tool called Cartograph that visualizes gender focus in Wikipedia articles. I was been hoping to get Wikipedians interested in gender issues to give it a spin, but so far I've only been able to get a few folks try it. I reached out to Oliver and he suggested I get in touch with you. Any ideas about how I can drum up a few more folks? Oliver mentioned you were also busy, so I understand if you can't make time for this right now! 01:34, 11 October 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shilad (talkcontribs)

Please see Category:Women-related WikiProjects.—Wavelength (talk) 02:22, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 14 October 2016[edit]

An invitation to November's events[edit]

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November 2016

Announcing two exciting online editathons
Women in Food and Drink and Women Writers
as well as our strong support for articles on women in connection with
Wikipedia Asian Month
Faciliated by Women in Red

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(To subscribe: Women in Red/Invite list. Unsubscribe: Women in Red/Opt-out list) --Rosiestep (talk) 18:07, 23 October 2016 (UTC) via MassMessaging

CRISPR split[edit]

This request should be a snap for you: could you please split the CRISPR article? My latest thoughts are to move that article to "CRISPR (biology)" and split to "CRISPR (technology)". The redirect created by the move could then be turned into a disambiguation page. The moment the native Cas9-gRNA complex molecule is artificially modified in any way, you move that info to the technology page. Or whatever name you see fit. The point is that likely the majority of readers visiting that page want an introduction to the Cas9-gRNA complex, its artificial variations and its applications, but the press just refers to "CRISPR" (which is how they find the page) and there may also be some non-Cas9 applications of CRISPR as well. I would do it myself if it were not for the many Essjays at this site.--172.56.33.71 (talk) 10:02, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

You might want to review Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Molecular and Cell Biology#CRISPR article status.--172.56.1.128 (talk) 14:07, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
I would love to, but it's a little more complicated than just wild-type CRISPR/Cas9 vs modified CRISPR/Cas9, and it's not a system I've ever used or worked with beyond "the sister lab of my undergrad lab used it". Sorry I can't be of more help! Keilana (talk) 16:10, 3 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Of course, yes, when you do knockouts and such to probe the biology, you are modifying the wild molecules, but at this website, we simply describe the results of such research, not how such discoveries were made. Sigh. There are so few people here who claim any level of qualifications. You do not have to have worked with CRISPR. Editing at WP is not quite a matter of health and safety: really, with a little guidance a competant librarian could do the split well enough. I will just have to rummage through the non-anonymous users until I find someone willing to help.
  • You may want to update User:Emily Temple-Wood (NIOSH) along the lines of the recent updates to User:LilaTretikov (WMF). I tried to suggest in your BLP that you were no longer VP of Wikimedia DC. Maybe you still are, in name, but the DC web site still says that you are so somebody reverted. Whenever your status updates on that, you may want to remind them to update the DC website page.
  • At the risk of sounding creepy: I expect that you consider Jytdog a familiar of some sort, but you might want to Google that name sometime and look at his editcount report and his block log and ask yourself: no matter how polite, who is the antagonist? For example, he has over 600 edits on Monsanto. Spend the ten seconds its takes to scan the TOC of that article ask yourself: which sections did he edit? Huh? Yeah, those sections. There are many such, uhm, "activists" at WP. He comes to the project with his own modest COI issues and what does he do as a ever-so-typical coping defense mechanism? He sees COI in others at every twist and turn. Where are his FAs? 90K edits and he might not have even one Class B article. In his dwelling on articles related to health, and in creating WP:MEDRS (a list any receptionist in the industry could create: "Nothing but the best; champaign and caviar"), he is armed to destroy the product of the work of anyone he just does not like and to seek the attention of talented people (consider the attetion-seeking of those with a factitious disorder). He does mention his latest block on his userpage, but do not let that fool you. You might be able to use your admin this: he moved one of the pages I created in my poorly thought-out split from "CRISPR human applications" to something like "CRISPR interference human applications". See? He read that incorrect, uncited sentence and acted upon it. He did not have comprehension of the subject matter. He did not under stand the subject matter but he insisted on doing the Editting. I admit that I was fooled for a few minutes. He was dismissive of my work and so assertive and confrontational that I assumed that he must know what he is talk about. Right? Wrongo. The difference between Jtydog and me is that I was willing to the work to recognize the error. He does not do that: he just politely plows ahead.
  • You have used the admin tools in the past but now you have, quite understandably, lost interest. There are many admins here who lost their interest in sharing knowledge long ago but remain because of a deep-seated hunger to hunt persons. And the same IRL. Try to keep an eye out for and avoid them both here and there. Just imagine how little would be left if Jytdog had editorial control over the next edition of your chapter in that book. There would be about three sentences left after he wsd done with it.
  • I care about sharing knowledge. For the typical reader the high-traffic CRISPR page has been broken all year. You do not need a high school education to see what I mean. To demonstrate this to yourself, look at this diff and you will see that the error I posted about on the noticeboard was introduced in January. It has been sitting for ten months. It is fixed now, but thousands of readers a day have, all year, been following that link to "CRISPR interference" to search for info about the technology and just run into a time-consuming dead end. They probably gave up and went to some other site that has its act together. I care about correcting such wastes here.--172.56.32.131 (talk)`

Books and Bytes - Issue 19[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 19, September–October 2016
by Nikkimaria, Sadads and UY Scuti

  • New and expanded donations - Foreign Affairs, Open Edition, and many more
  • New Library Card Platform and Conference news
  • Spotlight: Fixing one million broken links

Read the full newsletter



19:07, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup 2016 November newsletter: Final results[edit]

The final round of the 2016 WikiCup is over. Congratulations to the 2016 WikiCup top three finalists:

In addition to recognizing the achievements of the top finishers and everyone who worked hard to make it to the final round, we also want to recognize those participants who were most productive in each of the WikiCup scoring categories:

  • Featured Article – Cas Liber (actually a three-way tie with themselves for two FAs in each of R2, R3, and R5).
  • Good Article – MPJ-DK had 14 GAs promoted in R3.
  • Featured List – England Calvin999 (submissions) produced 2 FLs in R2
  • Featured Pictures – Adam Cuerden restored 18 images to FP status in R4.
  • Featured Portal – Yakutsk SSTflyer (submissions) produced the only FPO of the Cup in R2.
  • Featured Topic – Connecticut Cyclonebiskit (submissions) and Calvin were each responsible for one FT in R3 and R2, respectively.
  • Good Topic – MPJ-DK created a GT with 9 GAs in R5.
  • Did You Know – MPJ-DK put 53 DYKs on the main page in R4.
  • In The News – India Dharmadhyaksha (submissions) and New York City Muboshgu (submissions), each with 5 ITN, both in R4.
  • Good Article Review – MPJ-DK completed 61 GARs in R2.

Over the course of the 2016 WikiCup the following content was added to Wikipedia (only reporting on fixed value categories): 17 Featured Articles, 183 Good Articles, 8 Featured Lists, 87 Featured Pictures, 40 In The News, and 321 Good Article Reviews. Thank you to all the competitors for your hard work and what you have done to improve Wikipedia.--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:53, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

We will open up a discussion for comments on process and scoring in a few days. The 2017 WikiCup is just around the corner! Many thanks from all the judges. If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email)

WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup[edit]

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Greetings, all!

We would like to announce the start of the 4th GA Cup, a competition that seeks to encourage the reviewing of Good article nominations! Thus far, there have been three GA Cups, which were successful in reaching our goals of significantly reducing the traditionally long queue at GAN, so we're doing it again. Currently, there are over 400 nominations listed. We hope that we can again make an impact this time.

The 4th GA Cup will begin on November 1, 2016. Four rounds are currently scheduled (which will bring the competition to a close on February 28, 2017), but this may change based on participant numbers. We may take a break in December for the holidays, depending on the results of a poll of our participants taken shortly after the competition begins. The sign-up and submissions process will remain the same, as will the scoring.

Sign-ups for the upcoming competition are currently open and will close on November 14, 2016. Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors, so sign-up now!

If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the judges.

Cheers from 3family6, Figureskatingfan, Jaguar, MrWooHoo, and Zwerg Nase. We apologize for the delay in sending out this message until after the competition has started. Thank you to Krishna Chaitanya Velaga for aiding in getting this message out.

To subscribe or unsubscribe to future GA Cup newsletters, please add or remove your name to our mailing list. If you are a participant, you will be on the mailing list no matter what as this is the easiest way to communicate between all participants.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:38, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup
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Greetings, all!

We would like to announce the start of the 4th GA Cup, a competition that seeks to encourage the reviewing of Good article nominations! Thus far, there have been three GA Cups, which were successful in reaching our goals of significantly reducing the traditionally long queue at GAN, so we're doing it again. Currently, there are over 400 nominations listed. We hope that we can again make an impact this time.

The 4th GA Cup will begin on November 1, 2016. Four rounds are currently scheduled (which will bring the competition to a close on February 28, 2017), but this may change based on participant numbers. We may take a break in December for the holidays, depending on the results of a poll of our participants taken shortly after the competition begins. The sign-up and submissions process will remain the same, as will the scoring.

Sign-ups for the upcoming competition are currently open and will close on November 14, 2016. Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors, so sign-up now!

If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the judges.

Cheers from 3family6, Figureskatingfan, Jaguar, MrWooHoo, and Zwerg Nase. We apologize for the delay in sending out this message until after the competition has started. Thank you to Krishna Chaitanya Velaga for aiding in getting this message out.

To subscribe or unsubscribe to future GA Cup newsletters, please add or remove your name to our mailing list. If you are a participant, you will be on the mailing list no matter what as this is the easiest way to communicate between all participants.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:41, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

Invitation to Training Modules design conversation[edit]

Hello! We are leaving you this message because you have previously indicated that you interested in helping the Wikimedia Foundation Support & Safety team in developing our training modules this year.

We appreciate all the help and thoughts users like you have offered thus far. We would like to encourage you, if you are interested, to participate in the next step of our development: a community consultation about the design and structure of the modules. Note that we're not yet getting feedback on the content of the modules - a separate consultation about that will be starting soon.

In this "design" consultation, we're looking for advice on things like the best place to host these modules, the accessibility of content, and other potential design decisions. Please feel free to leave any thoughts you have about these things on the talk page. Thanks! Joe Sutherland (WMF) (talk) 18:13, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

Hello,

Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:33, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

Jytdog again and stuff[edit]

It occurred to me about a week ago that when Jytdog says on his userpage "Via email with an oversighter, I disclosed my real life identity..." that he is talking about you. I am operating on the probability that I am 85℅ likely right. Good as certain, not that it is so important.

I have a lot of other stuff to say, but maybe I will find the willpower to hold off for now. Regards, Mr. Skin T. Bronze.--185.61.149.221 (talk) 06:33, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Keilana.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Keilana. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

December 2016 at Women in Red[edit]

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December 2016

Two new topics for our online editathons
Women in Aviation and Women in the Military
Our geographical topic of the month is
Caribbean Women
During the period of 21 Nov - 8 Dec, we are also supporting
BBC 100 Women

Women in Red

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(To subscribe: Women in Red/Invite list. Unsubscribe: Women in Red/Opt-out list) --Rosiestep (talk) 22:43, 23 November 2016 (UTC) via MassMessaging

v:Calculus I[edit]

Emily: can you update (or find someone who can update) this French version of this page?

I just used Google translate and somebody said it was gibberish. Please let others know about the English page, especially high school and college students and faculty.--2602:304:CDC1:90:64C5:4976:D62C:FF33 (talk) 11:47, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

How's your Dutch?[edit]

[8] Drmies (talk) 17:00, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

@Drmies: Unfortunately it's nonexistent...I wish I could read that though, from what I gleaned off Google Translate! Keilana (talk) 19:59, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
I got a Ph.D. so I charge a lot more. Drmies (talk) 00:26, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

4th Annual GA Cup - Round 1[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup
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Greetings, GA Cup competitors!

November 28, 2016 was supposed to mark the end of the first round. However, we needed 16 competitors to move on, and currently only 10 have completed articles. Thus, the judges have come together to let the participants decide what we shall do. Please complete this quick survey to let us know whether you would like a holiday break.

There will be two options for what we will do next in terms of Round 2 depending on the results of this poll.

  • If the survey indicates that the competitors want a break, we will have a 2nd round after the break ends with just the 10 competitors who have reviewed articles, starting in January (with a specific date TBA).
  • If the survey does not indicate that participants want a break, we will extend Round 1 until the end of December.

We apologize for sending out this newsletter late. Cheers from 3family6, Figureskatingfan, Jaguar, MrWooHoo, and Zwerg Nase!

To subscribe or unsubscribe to future GA Cup newsletters, please add or remove your name to our mailing list. If you are a participant, you will be on the mailing list no matter what as this is the easiest way to communicate between all participants.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:00, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

Guild of Copy Editors December 2016 News[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors December 2016 News
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Hello everyone, and welcome to the December 2016 GOCE newsletter. We had an October newsletter all set to go, but it looks like we never pushed the button to deliver it, so this one contains a few months of updates. We have been busy and successful!

Coordinator elections for the first half of 2017: Nominations are open for election of Coordinators for the first half of 2017. Please visit the election page to nominate yourself or another editor, and then return after December 15 to vote. Thanks for participating!

September Drive: The September drive was fruitful. We set out to remove July through October 2015 from our backlog (an ambitious 269 articles), and by the end of the month, we had cut that pile of oldest articles to just 83. We reduced our overall backlog by 97 articles, even with new copyedit tags being added to articles every day. We also handled 75% of the remaining Requests from August 2016. Overall, 19 editors recorded copy edits to 233 articles (over 378,000 words).

October Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 16 through 22 October; the theme was Requests, since the backlog was getting a bit long. Of the 16 editors who signed up, 10 editors completed 29 requests. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all editors who took part.

November Drive: The November drive was a record-breaker! We set out to remove September through December 2015 from our backlog (239 articles), and by the end of the month, we had cut that pile of old articles to just 66, eliminating the two oldest months! We reduced our overall backlog by 523 articles, to a new record low of 1,414 articles, even with new tags being added to articles every day, which means we removed copy-editing tags from over 800 articles. We also handled all of the remaining Requests from October 2016. Officially, 14 editors recorded copy edits to 200 articles (over 312,000 words), but over 600 articles, usually quick fixes and short articles, were not recorded on the drive page.

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WikiProject: Women in Technology : Query[edit]

Earlier this month, I created a new article for Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii to try to reduce by one the list of women on the WIT missing article report. The article still needs to be reviewed, but I'm more here to ask about the report itself anyway. It's still showing a missing page for her because it's got her family name as just Tanaka, not Tanaka-Ishii as she uses. I don't know who would make any changes to the report and can't see for myself how to do it. Apologies if this is needless bother for you. Triplingual (talk) 21:15, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi Triplingual, it's not a bother at all! The report is auto-updated, so no worries with that. What I've done is create a redirect from Kumiko Tanaka to Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii, which should solve things. :) Keilana (talk) 20:10, 12 December 2016 (UTC)
Excellent, thank you for this and for the project! Triplingual (talk) 01:25, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup December newsletter: WikiCup 2017[edit]

On 1 January 2017, WikiCup 2017 (the 10th Annual WikiCup) will begin. This year we are trying something a little different – monetary prizes.

For the WC2017 the prizes will be as follows (amounts are based in US$ and will be awarded in the form of an online Amazon gift certificate):

  • First place – $200
  • Second & Third place – $50 each
  • Category prizes – $25 per category (which will be limited to FA, FL, FP, GA, and DYK for 2017). Winning a category prize does not require making it to the final round.

Note: Monetary prizes are a one-year experiment for 2017 and may or may not be continued in the future. In order to be eligible to receive any of the prizes above, the competing Wikipedia account must have a valid/active email address.

After two years as a WikiCup judge, Figureskatingfan is stepping down. We thank her for her contributions as a WikiCup judge. We are pleased to announce that our newest judge is two-time WikiCup champion Cwmhiraeth.

The judges for the 2017 WikiCup are Godot13 (talk · contribs · email), Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs), and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email).

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Festive greetings![edit]

Thank you so much! Keilana (talk) 18:31, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Happy Holidays![edit]

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Wishing you a very happy holiday season and a fulfilling 2017. Thanks for your contributions to Wikipedia. --Another Believer (Talk) 18:07, 21 December 2016 (UTC)
Thank you! <3 Keilana (talk) 19:48, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 22 December 2016[edit]

Merry Christmas[edit]

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Hello Keilana, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2017.
Happy editing,
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Spread the love by adding {{subst:Seasonal Greetings}} to other user talk pages.

Holiday card[edit]

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Wishing you a Charlie Russell Christmas,
Keilana!
"Here's hoping that the worst end of your trail is behind you
That Dad Time be your friend from here to the end
And sickness nor sorrow don't find you."
—C.M. Russell, Christmas greeting 1926.
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Merry Christmas![edit]

Spread the WikiLove; use {{subst:Season's Greetings}} to send this message

Happy holidays![edit]

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Hope you and your family are enjoying the holiday season! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 23:58, 25 December 2016 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Gustatory rhinitis[edit]

Hello Keilana,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Gustatory rhinitis for deletion, because it doesn't appear to contain any encyclopedic content. Take a look at our suggestions for essential content in short articles to learn what should be included.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to work on it, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. Okamialvis (talk) 16:15, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

January 2017 at Women in Red[edit]

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Happy 2017![edit]

Happy New Year! Dear Em... Wishing good health and happiness as we start the new year! --Rosiestep (talk) 19:15, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

4th GA Cup - Round 2[edit]

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Greetings, GA Cup competitors!

December 29th marked the end of the first round, after it was extended from its previously scheduled conclusion at the end of November. Because of the smaller pool of contestants this year, it was decided to keep sign-ups open throughout the month of December.

This extension proved to be very helpful as we saw that more users signed up and completed many reviews. Krishna Chaitanya Velaga earned an impressive 402 points, followed by Cartoon network freak with a close 338 points. Shearonink who signed up after our extension was in third with 170 points.

We had a rule clarification in Round 1 which was that many articles were being passed with blatant copyright violations and plagarism occurring in the articles. Thus, the judges have concluded that if an article is passed even if it has a copyright violation/plagarism, we will not provide points for that article as it wouldn't be considered a "complete review" under the scoring rules.

In the end, 94 articles were reviewed by 14 users who will all advance to Round 2. The judges had planned on having 16 contestants advance but since only 14 did, we are changing the pools in this round. We will be having 2 pools of 3 and 2 pools of 4 in Round 2, with the top 2 in each pool advancing to Round 3 as well as the top participant ("9th place") of all remaining competitors. Round 2 will begin on January 1 at 00:00:00 UTC and will end on January 29 at 23:59:59 UTC. Information about Round 2 and the pools can be found here.

Cheers from 3family6, Figureskatingfan, Jaguar, MrWooHoo, and Zwerg Nase!

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"420" collaboration[edit]

Hey, not sure if you'd be interested in contributing personally or not, but some WikiProject Cannabis members are organizing a 420 collaboration in April. I know some people hear 'cannabis' and immediately envision lazy stoners, but I'd like to get as much community buy-in for this collaboration as possible so we can improve many Wikipedia articles. My hope is that you and Wiki Project Med will support our efforts, especially by improving articles related to medical marijuana and health. I'll be pinging other Wiki Project Med board members and participants for help, too, but just wanted to give you a heads up. Thanks! ---Another Believer (Talk) 23:05, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

@Another Believer: Hey! If I have the time, I'm happy to participate. That's iffy though, given medical school, but i'll give it a shot. Best of luck :) Keilana (talk) 17:51, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
No worries, I completely understand. You know you're always welcome if and when you have the time and interest. ---Another Believer (Talk) 17:51, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png For your comment on Everymornings RfA candidate poll. I completely agree, and Asperger's hasn't ever hindered my editing of Wikipedia. ThePlatypusofDoom (talk) 19:03, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. Keilana (talk) 20:40, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
+1 - echoing TPoD's comments. Thanks for your input over there. Patient Zerotalk 10:46, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

A cuddly tribble for you[edit]

~The Special Wikipedian Tribble Award~
It does my heart good to say THANK YOU to editors who stand out above the fray, whether they are being mindful collaborators working to improve articles, or working to expand worthy articles to save them from AfD. It is never an easy task if the subject is controversial, especially considering the mine fields one has to navigate to avoid edit disruptions. Thank you for all you do and all you've done to make editing an enjoyable experience, and a special thank you for your courage in reminding us to AGF regardless of the hurdles some editors must overcome. ❤️ Atsme📞📧 19:45, 15 January 2017 (UTC)


Its trilling seems to have a....tranquilizing....effect on the human nervous system..... Keilana (talk) 21:23, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
A warm and fuzzy feeling...😁 Atsme📞📧 22:59, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 January 2017[edit]

Books and Bytes - Issue 20[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 20, November-December 2016
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  • Partner resource expansions
  • New search tool for finding TWL resources
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February 2017 at Women in Red[edit]

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February 2017

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Administrators' newsletter - February 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2017). This first issue is being sent out to all administrators, if you wish to keep receiving it please subscribe. Your feedback is welcomed.

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  • When performing some administrative actions the reason field briefly gave suggestions as text was typed. This change has since been reverted so that issues with the implementation can be addressed. (T34950)
  • Following the latest RfC concluding that Pending Changes 2 should not be used on the English Wikipedia, an RfC closed with consensus to remove the options for using it from the page protection interface, a change which has now been made. (T156448)
  • The Foundation has announced a new community health initiative to combat harassment. This should bring numerous improvements to tools for admins and CheckUsers in 2017.

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  • JohnCD (John Cameron Deas) passed away on 30 December 2016. John began editing Wikipedia seriously during 2007 and became an administrator in November 2009.

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4th GA Cup - Round 3[edit]

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Hello, GA Cup competitors!

Sunday saw the end of Round 2. Shearonink took out Round 2 with an amazing score of 499. In second place, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga earned an astounding 236 points, and in third place, Cartoon network freak received 136 points. Originally, we had plans for one wild card for 9th place, however it appears that both Chris troutman and J Milburn were tied for 9th place. Therefore, we have decided to have both advance to Round 3.

In Round 2, 91 reviews were completed! At the beginning of this GA Cup, the longest wait was over 7 months; at the end of Round 2, the longest wait had decreased to a little over 6 months. It's clear that we continue to make a difference at GAN and throughout Wikipedia, something we should all be proud of. Thanks to all our competitors for helping to make the GA Cup a continued success, and for your part in helping other editors improve articles. We hope to see all remaining users fighting it out in Round 3 so we can keep decreasing the backlog.

To qualify for the third round, contestants had to earn the two highest scores in each of the four pools in Round 2; plus, one wildcard. For Round 3, users were placed in 3 random pools of 3. To qualify for the Final of the 3rd Annual GA Cup, the top user in each pool will progress, and there will also be one wildcard. This means that the participant who comes in 4th place (all pools combined) will also move on. Round 3 has already started and will end on February 26 at 23:59:59 UTC. Information about Round 3 and the pools can be found here.

Also, we'd like to announce the departure of judge Zwerg Nase. We thank him for all his hardwork and hope to see him back in the future.

Good luck and have fun!

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The Signpost: 6 February 2017[edit]

Mention in Jimbo's page[edit]

Hi. I just thought I'd mention that a post has been made on Jimbo's talk page[9] that links to an article about you. Keep up the good work. DrChrissy (talk) 19:24, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

Thanks! Keilana (talk) 19:28, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Because you are amazing! And I am so proud of you!

Rosiestep (talk) 21:22, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

@Rosiestep: <3 Keilana (talk) 21:31, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

The Troll Taunter[edit]

Dear Keilana!

We've never meet and I never believe that we have shared any conversations on wiki platforms. I'm reaching out to you as I've just read the article about you written by Andrew McMillen.

You sound like such an amazing person and for all of the hardship you've been through with the trolls, I want to reach out and thank you for standing up and making out community great!

Keep up your spirits and go bash some trolls!

Regards --VicVal (talk) 07:13, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Same here - I read the same article, it was very inspiring. Thank you very much for your time, effort, and courage :)

--Psquared2 (talk) 14:33, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Also just read that article and wanted to show my appreciation. Way to go and keep it up! --Amphioxi (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 15:53, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
I too have read the article, and you are amazing! Keep up the good work! Have a nice day! LA If you reply here, please {{Ping}} me. @ 16:15, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
I'll join the chorus. Keep up the great work. Mr. Darcy talk 16:33, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
I also came here from the article and reading about the hardships you faced and how you chose to overcome them made me want to show some support. The fact that here on Wikipedia people will be judged by the accuracy and quality of their work, rather than by their age, gender, or appearance makes me want to start contributing to Wikipedia again. Hashhar (talk) 00:04, 8 February 2017 (UTC)
Ditto. Let me know if I can help in some way! --Distributed (talk) 01:47, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

I also read the article and just wanted to say I think you and what you are doing is awesome! It takes something special to turn something so toxic into something valuable. Bowenandarrow (talk) 02:37, 8 February 2017 (UTC)Bowenandarrow

Thank you all very much! :) Keilana (talk) 19:20, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

What you are doing is fantastic and your strength of character is amazing. Alecclews (talk) 02:59, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

I also read the article and want to say thanks for your work here. Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 13:03, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for helping to make the world a smarter place. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 143.236.147.174 (talk) 17:50, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Just read Andrew's piece. Good on ya, Emily! You rock! I'll tell you something: I'm a tiny white male grammar gnome on this site, and I get a tonne of abuse here. (Seriously, brothers and sisters, if you're that invested in bad grammar, get help. Right now.) Given that you do, like, important stuff, I can only imagine the crap that comes your way. Onwards and upwards, friend! And thank you for your service. Laodah 00:22, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Read the Andrew McMillen article as well. Don't let the so-and-so's get you down Fbell74 (talk) 06:10, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Just read the McMillen article. As the father of a 14yo daughter you're just the sort of awesome I like to share with her. Thanks for your inspirational persistence. I quote Mitch McConnell "She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted." You're awesome! Roccitman (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 21:10, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Read the article. Good job young lady! Give it to them! #ShePersisted. -- Alexf(talk) 03:21, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Just read that article. Keep polishing those turds, you are great inspiration! --OlafJanssen (talk) 12:34, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

I just read that article as well and wanted to stop by to say thank you for all of your work on here and well done for enduring and out-lasting the trolls and thugs. Decent editors can and should stand up to that kind of filth and you are setting a brilliant example.--Jackyd101 (talk) 13:04, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

Utterly beaming with pride and downright speechless - you're an inspiration -- Samtar talk · contribs 11:00, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

A cup of coffee & an invitation[edit]

Cup-o-coffee-simple.svg Hi Emily:

I recently heard about your Wikipedian of the Year award and your troll-fighting technique (which is unstoppable.) You've done some amazing and inspiring work, and I'd like to nominate you to attend ORD Camp in 2018. ORD Camp is a two-day, invite-only unconference held in Chicago the last weekend in January (the 2017 edition just occurred), and is sponsored by Google and Inventables. You can learn more about it here: http://ordcamp.com/ and see who came this year here: http://ordcamp.com/wiki/camp-2017-whos-coming/

The catch is, in order to nominate you, I need to provide the organizers with an email address. I promise not to use your address for anything spammy, trollish or malevolent. I'm easily findable online -- google "Andrew Huff Chicago" or me3dia. I'm my username on gmail.com should you prefer to converse via email.

Cheers, —Andrew Me3dia (talk) 23:05, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

@Me3dia: Hi, lovely to hear from you! You can reach me anytime at keilanawiki@gmail.com. Thanks so much! Keilana (talk) 16:32, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

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Philadelphia calling[edit]

@Keilana: Are you doing okay? Alexis from Chemical Heritage Foundation has been trying to contact you about coming to Philadelphia. Can you call her? Thanks, Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 20:19, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Chicago Meetup at Sulzer Regional Library![edit]

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Hey there! I'm hosting a meetup at the at the Sulzer Regional Library on Saturday March 25th from 12 PM to 4:30 PM. You're welcome to come and work together with other editors on articles or other contributions, get to know other editors around Chicago, and ask any questions you might about using or contributing to Wikipedia. Food will be available, and we'll likely go out for dinner afterwards as a group. If you're interested in joining us, please RSVP at the event page here! Thanks, I JethroBT drop me a line 20:23, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

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March 2017 at Women in Red[edit]

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Guild of Copy Editors February 2017 News[edit]

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Hello everyone, and welcome to the February 2017 GOCE newsletter. The Guild has been busy since the last time your coordinators sent out a newsletter!

December blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 11 through 17 December; the themes were Requests and eliminating the November 2015 backlog. Of the 14 editors who signed up, nine editors completed 29 articles. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all who took part.

January drive: The January drive was a great success. We set out to remove December 2015 and January and February 2016 from our backlog (195 articles), and by 22 January we had cleared those and had to add a third month (March 2016). At the end of the month we had almost cleared out that last month as well, for a total of 180 old articles removed from the backlog! We reduced our overall backlog by 337 articles, to a low of 1,465 articles, our second-lowest month-end total ever. We also handled all of the remaining requests from December 2016. Officially, 19 editors recorded 337 copy edits (over 679,000 words).

February blitz: The one-week February blitz, focusing on the remaining March 2016 backlog and January 2017 requests, ran from 12 to 18 February. Seven editors reduced the total in those two backlog segments from 32 to 10 articles, leaving us in good shape going in to the March drive.

Coordinator elections for the first half of 2017: In December, coordinators for the first half of 2017 were elected. Jonesey95 stepped aside as lead coordinator, remaining as coordinator and allowing Miniapolis to be the lead, and Tdslk and Corinne returned as coordinators. Thanks to all who participated!

Speaking of coordinators, congratulations to Jonesey95 on their well-deserved induction into the Guild of Copy Editors Hall of Fame. The plaque reads: "For dedicated service as lead coordinator (2014, 1 July – 31 December 2015 and all of 2016) and coordinator (1 January – 30 June 2015 and 1 January – 30 June 2017); exceptional template-creation work (considerably streamlining project administration), and their emphasis on keeping the GOCE a drama-free zone."

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Email[edit]

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Trying to track down a problem[edit]

Hi Keilana, VisualEditor (or one of the related pieces of software) screwed up the order of the infobox parameters in this diff. Do you remember seeing this happen on any of your other edits? I'm hoping to find an editor who has experienced this problem repeatedly, because a reliable way to reproduce this, even if the method requires clicking three times and saying 'There's no place like Wikipedia', would really help the devs figure out how to fix it. Please {{ping}} me if you've got any information about it – I'd really appreciate it. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 23:16, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

@Whatamidoing (WMF): All I can remember is that it asked me if I wanted to continue without filling in genereviews parameters, I said yes, and then that happened. This has happened a few times before. Hope that helps! Keilana (talk) 02:41, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 27 February 2017[edit]

March 2017 WikiCup newsletter[edit]

And so ends the first round of the competition, with 4 points required to qualify for round 2. It would have been 5 points, but when a late entrant was permitted to join the contest in February, a promise was made that his inclusion would not result in the exclusion of any other competitor. To achieve this, the six entrants that had the lowest positive score of 4 points have been added to the 64 people who otherwise would have qualified. As a result, some of the groups have nine contestants rather than eight. Our top four scorers in round 1 were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber, last year's winner, led the field with two featured articles on birds and a total score of 674.
  • European Union Iry-Hor, a WikiCup newcomer, came next with a featured article, a good article and a tally of 282 bonus points for a score of 517. All these points came from the article Nyuserre Ini, an Ancient Egyptian pharaoh,
  • Japan 1989, another WikiCup newcomer, was in joint third place at 240. 1989 has claimed points for two featured lists and one good article relating to anime and comedy series, all of which were awarded bonus points.
  • South Australia Peacemaker67 shared third place with five good articles and thirteen good article reviews, mostly on naval vessels. He is also new to the competition.

The largest number of DYKs have been submitted by Vivvt and The C of E, who each claimed for seven, and MBlaze Lightning achieved eight articles at ITN. Carbrera and Peacemaker67 each claimed for five GAs and Krishna Chaitanya Velaga was well out in front for GARs, having reviewed 32. No featured pictures, featured topics or good topics yet, but we have achieved three featured articles and a splendid total of fifty good articles.

So, on to the second round. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is a good article candidate, a featured process, or anything else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13, Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth 13:52, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

4th GA Cup - The Final[edit]

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Hello, GA Cup competitors!

Sunday, February 26 saw the end of Round 3. Shearonink finished in first with 616 points, which is more than the point totals for all the other competitors combined! In second place, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga earned an impressive 152 points, followed by Sturmvogel_66 in third with 111 points. Chris troutman and Kees08 each received a wild-card and were able to advance to the Final Round. There was a major error on the part of the judges, and initially, 8 users were advanced instead of 5. This has been corrected, and we sincerely apologize for this confusion.

In Round 3, 71 reviews were completed! At the beginning of this GA Cup, the longest wait was over 7 months; at the end of Round 3, the longest wait is still holding steady at a little over 6 months, the same as for the previous round. By the end of all three Rounds, the total number of nominations increased slightly - this suggests that users are more willing to nominate, knowing that their articles will be reviewed. We hope to see all remaining users fighting it out in the Final so we can keep tackling the backlog.

In the Final Round, the user with the highest score will be the winner. The Final has already started and will end on March 31st at 23:59:59 UTC. Information about Finals and the pools can be found here.

Good luck and have fun!

Cheers from Figureskatingfan, 3family6, Jaguar, and MrWooHoo.

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Study...[edit]

FYI there are some anatomy articles languishing at WP:GAN...just sayin' (I find active memorizing better than passive...). Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 01:25, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Heh, you're absolutely right... I think I could pass that off as studying! (Neuroanatomy can bite me.) Keilana (talk) 20:59, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Emily, thanks so much for the talk two weeks ago in class! - Fuzheado | Talk 19:57, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

April events at Women in Red[edit]

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Books and Bytes - Issue 21[edit]

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Issue 21, January-March 2017
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4th GA Cup - Wrap Up[edit]

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Hello, GA Cup competitors!

Saturday, April 1 concluded the 2016-2017 GA Cup. 64 reviews were completed by our finalists. Although the backlog increased by 42 over the reviewing period instead of declining, the increase suggests that the contest is encouraging editors to nominate articles for review.

Congratulations to Shearonink, who is the winner of the Cup, finishing with 672 points! Once again, just as in last round, this is more than the point totals for all the other competitors combined! It was a close race for second place between Krishna Chaitanya Velaga, who achieved 164 points, and Sturmvogel_66, who earned 150. Though Sturmvogel_66 reviewed one more article than Krishna Chaitanya Velaga, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga managed to earn 14 points more due to reviewing older articles. Our two wildcard competitors, Kees08 and Chris troutman, came in fourth and fifth, respectively.

There were some bumps in the competition this time: The sign-up deadline and the first round were both extended due to fewer competitors signing up then was planned for. And there were delays in tallying points and getting out the newsletter. The judges apologize for this latter difficulty. Lastly, mid-way through the competition we bid farewell to Zwerg Nase, who stepped down from their position as judge due to other commitments. Information about the Final can be found here.

Thank you to all of our competitors, and congrats to our winners!

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Truly Inspired[edit]

Hi Emily:

I am 16 and I am grateful to have discovered you. I loved the way that you fought the haters by giving them some more info to chew on! I just felt the need to tell you how awesome that you are because, a compliment can't hurt. I hope you know that to someone who has actually believed that I was incapable because of my gender, you are another driving force in my want to succeed.

If you would like to respond, please feel free to do so by shooting me an email at SaffronCake3303@gmail.com/

-StarGazer3303 (talk) 02:35, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

Invitaiton to improve article[edit]

Hey if you know something about this topic, you are free to contribute to Pregnancy in art. Thanks 2.51.16.229 (talk) 11:21, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

Best American Science and Nature Writing[edit]

Hi Emily (if I may),

I'm the series editor forThe Best American Science and Nature Writing, an annual anthology published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. We'd like to include one of your stories in the 2017 edition of the anthology. Could you send me an e-mail (tf@timfolger.net) so that I can provide you with more details? Thanks. --Timfolger (talk) 18:46, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

Precious five years![edit]

Precious
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Five years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:25, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

Thank you Gerda! <3 Keilana (talk) 16:50, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
... and four years! also ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:25, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

May 2017 at Women in Red[edit]

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May 2017 WikiCup newsletter[edit]

The second round of the competition has now closed, with just under 100 points being required to qualify for round 3. YellowEvan just scraped into the next round with 98 points but we have to say goodbye to the thirty or so competitors who didn't achieve this threshold; thank you for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. Our top scorers in round 2 were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber, led the field with five featured articles, four on birds and one on astronomy, and a total score of 2049, half of which came from bonus points.
  • Japan 1989 was in second place with 826 points, 466 of which were bonus points. 1989 has claimed points mostly relating to anime and Japanese-related articles.
  • South Australia Peacemaker67 took third place with two FAs, one GA and seven GARs, mostly on naval vessels or military personnel, scoring 543 points.
  • Other contestants who scored over 400 points were Freikorp, Carbrera, and Czar. Of course all these points are now wiped out and the 32 remaining contestants start again from zero in round 3.

Vivvt submitted the largest number of DYKs (30), and MBlaze Lightning achieved 13 articles at ITN. Carbrera claimed for 11 GAs and Argento Surfer performed the most GARs, having reviewed 11. So far we have achieved 38 featured articles and a splendid 132 good articles. Commendably, 279 GARs have been achieved so far, more than double the number of GAs.

So, on to the third round. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed in round 3. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13, Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth 13:16, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Items you created at Wikidata[edit]

Hello Emily. Recently at Wikidata, a small group of users created a huge number of requests for deletion of many thousands of "empty" items. Four of those, d:Q21128904 ("heart injury"), d:Q21129031 ("red blood cell changes"), d:Q21129497 ("bone marrow changes") and d:Q21129562 ("thyroid damage"), were created by you in October 2015. It seems that we're not too sure what to do with them, so could you help, either by dropping us a message at d:Wikidata:Requests_for_deletions#Items_created_by_User:Emily_Temple-Wood_.28NIOSH.29 and/or improving the items by adding statements? I'd be very thankful! All the best. Jared Preston (talk) 11:12, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

June 2017 offerings @ WikiProject Women in Red[edit]

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