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Wikidata weekly summary #63

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  • Discussions
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    • Newest properties: E number (P628), edition of (P629), Paris city digital code (P630), structural engineer (P631), cultural properties of Belarus reference number (P632), Répertoire du patrimoine culturel du Québec identifier (P633), captain (P634), ISTAT ID (P635), route of administration (P636), Protein ID (P637), PDB ID (P638), RNA ID (P639), Léonore ID (P640), sport (P641), of (P642), Genloc Chr (P643), Genloc Start (P644), Genloc End (P645), Freebase identifier (P646), drafted by (P647), Open Library identifier (P648), NRHP (P649), RKDartists (P650), BPN (P651), UNII (P652), PubMed Health (P653), direction relative to location (P654)
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    • Worked on site-link group editing to make it possible to link to sisterprojects
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    • Further work on handling invalid data gracefully
    • Use Serializers for generating API results
    • Finished selenium tests for TimeUI and CoordinateUI
    • Changed globe coordinate value input to use backend coordinate parser
    • Fixed issues with data type definitions not being available in the frontend
    • Wrote a little hack so that on statements with a long list of values you will always be able to see the name of the property of the current section you are in (since the label moves when scrolling the page)
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DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, July 13!

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Infobox neuron

Please vote for these proposals concerning the Wikidata Medicine project and the Neuron Infobox: d:Wikidata:Property_proposal/Term#presynaptic_connection_.28afferent.29. Thank you. --Tobias1984 (talk) 09:45, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

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interested in being an OA for Developmental Biology course?

Hi klortho, Keilana|Parlez ici is going to be an OA for a developmental biology course I'm teaching this fall, where students edit wikipedia pages (in teams of 3). Here's my course page from doing this spring 2013 Education Program:Boston College/Developmental Biology (Spring 2013), and I'm setting up a new course page now Education Program:Boston College/Developmental Biology (Fall 2013)(though just fraked the course wizard when adding my course timeline table!). She said you were super, and if having two OAs for a course isn't greedy, would be great to have you join us! I have 22 currently enrolled, so will have 7 teams, each team working on one page. Hakeleh (talk) 15:26, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for contacting me. I'm afraid I'm going to have to decline, though it grieves me to do so. I am just overextended right now. I wish you the best of luck! You were very lucky to find Keilana, she's the best! Klortho (talk) 22:09, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

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Are you free on Wednesday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon!

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We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 11:32, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

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Meet up with local Wikipedians on September 14!

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Molecular Biology course

Hi Chris,

Yes, for sure. Sign me up! It was good to meet you and Keilana at GLAM Bootcamp back in April.

Neelix (talk) 01:31, 4 September 2013 (UTC)


I'd be willing to help as well, whenever I can escape the demands of USU. I'm happy to review, answer questions, and help out wherever I can. Good luck to you and all of your students! • Jesse V.(talk) 04:49, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi Chris,
I checked the page and my name is already there. Do I still need to sign something?
Neelix (talk) 16:03, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
Yes. Scroll to the bottom and add yourself as an online volunteer. Klortho (talk) 16:26, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

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Are you free next Thursday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon!

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next WikiSalon, which will be held from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, September 26 at our K Street office.

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Thanks!

Hi Chris,

Thanks for the welcome and complement on my user page. I should be thanking you because I totally used your userpage as a template and may have borrowed some of your code hahaha.

Which mudder did you do? I did my two in Vermont, one in May 2011 which was freeeeeezing and another in July 2012 which was much better.

How do you like the bioinformatics program? I am doing biotech, but I think I will most likely concentrate in bioinformatics.

I hope I posted this talk correctly.

LutyeusMaximus (talk) 13:22, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

I did the Tough Mudder up in Frederick last year. It was fun, but the organization and coordination with the local city was very poor, and there were a lot of problems. But anyway I'll probably do another one again sometime.
I like the BioInformatics program a lot. The biology/chemistry classes are very tough, but the programming classes are easy and fun.
Cheers! Klortho (talk) 15:21, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
Good to hear you enjoy the program. I am taking Molecular Bio with Dr. Ogg (Obviously) and Advanced Cell Bio 1 with Dr. Koval this semester. I am excited for the coming semesters when I get to take some of the programming courses.
LutyeusMaximus (talk) 15:09, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

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Hello from another student

Hi Chris. I'm also enrolled in the AAP master's program at JHU, but will probably just stick with a general biotech degree although I do plan to take several informatics courses. Thanks for serving as Wiki ambassador. It seems straightforward so far, but I can tell there's a lot of complexity there. Don Brown (talk) 20:29, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi, Don, nice to meet you! Nice job on your user page, and on this greeting. I see you got the hang of "piped links". Klortho (talk) 23:26, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Hello Wikipedia

Igenes (talk) 22:16, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi,

I am new to Wikipedia community. I am a student from JHU and taking Molecular Biology this semester(Fall, 2013).

-Harshil — Preceding unsigned comment added by Igenes (talkcontribs) 22:12, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi, Harshil, Nice to meet you! Looks like you joined the class rather late! I hope you can catch up with the tutorial materials. A couple of pointers:
* Don't forget to sign the comments you leave on talk pages
* Use the "New section" link at the top of a talk page to start a *new* discussion.
I hope you enjoy being a Wikipedia editor!
Klortho (talk) 23:29, 23 September 2013 (UTC)


Hi Chris, Nice to meet you too. I was confused on the wikipedia section of this course however still figuring out and hopefully I should catch up soon.Igenes (talk) 05:04, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Don't forget to indent your replies, when replying to someone on a talk page. Do that by inserting a colon at the beginning of each line. Cheers! Klortho (talk) 12:30, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

my sandbox - RNA-Seq vs Microarray

I just created a sandbox and wrote a few sentences on RNA-Seq vs Microarray. Igenes (talk) 05:06, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Looks good. Another tip: when referring someone to another page, you could link to it, like this: "I just created a sandbox and wrote ...". That makes it easy for the person you're writing to to check it out. Klortho (talk) 12:35, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Hello Again Klortho

Just wanted to say thanks again for your help a couple weeks ago and the words of encouragement...guess I was a little early with my worries since everything seems to be running smoothly now. Sridenour (talk) 22:40, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Great! You're welcome. Klortho (talk) 00:47, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Introducing Myself

Hi, I just wanted to introduce myself as a student in Dr. Ogg's molecular biology class this semester. You've already left a message on my talk page welcoming me to Wikipedia; thank you for that. My name is Jason and this is my second course in the general biotechnology program. I've never used Wikipedia much so I am learning a lot from these assignments. I hope everything goes fairly smoothly. Thanks! Jfitz1974 (talk) 22:31, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi, Jason, thanks for the note, and, again, welcome! Klortho (talk) 00:32, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Hello Klortho

Hi Klortho, I am a JHU student in Molecular Biology as you probably know. Thank you for being a Wikipedia Ambassador to our class for this learning process! Oalnafo1 (talk) 01:18, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

You're welcome. Nice to meet you, and good luck in the class! Klortho (talk) 01:45, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

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User: Home

I was trying to put some content that was on my user page to my homepage but apparently it seems that I can't do that. It was a learning experience. Still getting my way around Wikipedia. Igenes (talk) 22:06, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

I'm not sure I know what you mean by "homepage". Looks to me like you've probably figured it out -- your user page looks great! Let me know if you have any specific questions. Klortho (talk) 16:19, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi Klortho

Hello Klortho. How are you doing? My name is Anja Jones and I am excited to learn about Wikipedia this semester as part during my Mol. Bio class. I am sure I will have lots of questions! It's my second semester at JHU towards a M.S. in Biotechnology and it's great to be here. My family and I live in the Midwest, USA since 05. I received a B.S. from Iowa State University and am currently employed by large seed manufacturer here in the Midwest. AjoneWiki (talk) 02:17, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi, nice to meet you! Thanks for the introduction. I hope you enjoy the semester! Klortho (talk) 16:21, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

Touching Base

Hi Chris! My name is Rebecca and I'm in my first semester of the Bioinformatics program. I'm new to WIki editing and look forward to the semester projects. I'm in Dr. Ogg's Molecular BIo class (as well as her Intro to Bioinformatics class). I have a background in Chemistry and most of my research experience is within the lab. Thanks for being around to help! Rebeccachappel (talk) 14:22, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi, Rebecca, nice to meet you! Good luck with the project! Klortho (talk) 16:24, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
Thank you! I hope to not have too many issues but I'll be sure to let you know if I do! Rebeccachappel (talk) 16:11, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Hello Klortho

Thanks for the welcome. I'm looking forward to this project since I have never done any wikipedia editing before and had no idea how it worked. Hope your day is going well.

--Andrea. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Adimart1 (talkcontribs) 00:46, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi, Andrea, thanks for the greeting! Please remember to always sign your comments with four tildes, whenever you leave a message on a talk page. Klortho (talk) 02:08, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

hello

Hello Klortho, and thanks a lot for welcoming me last week into the Wiki course. I was out of town a then, so only now catching up with what's happened in the class. It is my first experience editing a wiki page and it does sound like an exciting assignment. rokas (talk) 00:57, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi! You are welcome. I hope you enjoy the project! Klortho (talk) 02:09, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
: Thanks, I noticed that in my sandbox the summary of a B-class article is gone, even though I wrote it  On October 1. And I wasn't given credit for that part of assigmnent either.  Am I using the sandbox incorectly? thanks,  rokas (talk) 21:07, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Hello

Hello, I'm Sean, and as many others, I'm in Dr. Ogg's Molecular Bio class this semester and wanted to thank you for helping us all out. And thanks for the hello and welcome on my talk page. I'm looking forward to the project. Seanmcaruthers (talk) 04:05, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, Sean, welcome again, and good luck on the project! Klortho (talk) 03:53, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Help test better mass message delivery

Hi. You're being contacted as you've previously used global message delivery (or its English Wikipedia counterpart). It doesn't feel so great to be spammed, does it? ;-)

For the past few months, Legoktm has built a replacement to the current message delivery system called MassMessage. MassMessage uses a proper user interface form (no more editing a /Spam subpage), works faster (it can complete a large delivery in minutes), and no longer requires being on an access list (any local administrator can use it). In addition, many tiny annoyances with the old system have been addressed. It's a real improvement! :-)

You can test out MassMessage here: testwiki:Special:MassMessage. The biggest difference you'll likely notice is that any input list must use a new {{#target:}} parser function. For example, {{#target:User talk:Jimbo Wales}} or {{#target:User talk:Jimbo Wales|test2.wikipedia.org}}. For detailed instructions, check out mw:Help:Extension:MassMessage.

If you find any bugs, have suggestions for additional features, or have any other feedback, drop a note at m:Talk:MassMessage. Thanks for spamming! --MZMcBride (talk) 05:18, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Greetings

Hello Chris Maloney,

I'm Daniel Miller in the Molecular Biology class through Johns Hopkins' AAP. My left shift is broken and it's really annoying.

Dmille96 (talk) 20:10, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi, Daniel! At least it's a key that there are two of, so there's a work-around! Cheers! Klortho (talk) 03:58, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Hello from a student (mtee87) in Molec. Bio Class

Hi Klortho! I wanted to introduce myself to you as one of the students in Dr Sherry Ogg's classes for Molecular Biology. I look forward to working with you this semester and thank you for every help you will be offering. sincerely. Mtee87 (talk) 01:08, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi, Omotara, thanks for introducing yourself! I hope you find editing Wikipedia to be rewarding! Klortho (talk) 03:58, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Hello!

Hello Klortho:

I am in Dr. Ogg's Molecular Biology class and wanted to say hello.
This is my second semester in the AAP program and it's both intimidating and exciting to get involved in Wikipedia in such a way!
Apologies in advance for my novice errors!

--Birdy0124 (talk) 02:46, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi, Marie, and thanks for saying hello. Don't worry if you do make mistakes - everybody was new here once. Remember to be bold! Klortho (talk) 03:58, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

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Question About Images

Hi Chris, I have a couple of questions about an image I created for Dr. Ogg's Molecular Biology class Wikipedia assignment. I used Photoshop to create a graphic of an E coli plasmid and uploaded it to the Extrachromsomal DNApage. One question I have is how do I get the actual image to show on the page rather than just the link? The other question I have is that on the page for the graphic is says that the graphic has been reviewed and is a candidate to be moved to Wikipedia commons, but I have no clue as to how to go about doing that. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Jfitz1974 (talk) 14:02, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi, Jason, I answered your question on your talk page. Klortho (talk) 01:48, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

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Hi Klortho! I am not too sure I understand what went wrong. I thought I had tried changing them, and but linking the words to the right articles, but I still got that message error. Any help will be appreciated. Sincerely, Mtee87 (talk) 18:55, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

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Question about style guidelines - Inverted Repeat

Hello Klortho! We have a question about the style guidelines and I would greatly appreciate your input on the talk page of our article. See this section: Talk:Inverted_repeat#Question_about_style_guidelines and give your insight there. Thanks in advance! --Jim Perry (Jim892) (talk) 02:05, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

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Watchlist and notifications question

Hi Klortho, I am having problems with my Watchlist and notification set up. Up until last Sunday I was receiving email notifications anytime a change was made to any article on my Watchlist. This past week I have been checking my email daily, but saw not Wiki notifications for article changes. Due to other work, I haven't had much time to work on Wikipedia until night. I went into my Watchlist and found out that a great deal of changes had been made to several articles on my Watchlist, yet I did not receive any notifications of these changes. I have already checked my settings on Wikipedia and nothing has been changed. When I have a few minutes free at work, I try to check my school email, mostly to see if there are any Wiki changes. I don't usually have time until I get home to go on Wikipedia itself. As such, these notifications are really important and have been a great reminder system up until now. Please advise!!!! Thanks,Madscientist2007 (talk) 02:21, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi, I'm sorry, I really don't know the answer! I have had trouble with the watchlist notification in the past, too, but usually it's turned out to be a temporary problem. You might try asking at the help desk. Also, you can always "manually" check your watchlist. When you are logged in, just click the "Watchlist" link the upper right, and you'll get a list of pages in your watchlist that have changed recently. Klortho (talk) 15:48, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for getting back to me. It does seem to be a temporary problem as I did receive an email notifying me that you had made changes to your talk page. Should this happen again, I will try contacting the help desk. Thanks again. Madscientist2007 (talk) 16:48, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Formatting question

Hi Klortho, I have another question for you. This time it has to do with a formatting change that was proposed by one of my classmates. The same classmate then wrote back later with a concern regarding his proposed changed and suggested that I contact an OA. Please see below:

Here is the idea: When the article opens up, most of what I see is a super long "contents box" that kind of overwhelms me. And, as I scroll through the article, I hit the major sections, sub-sections, and sub-sub-sections and I can't really tell what is a "sub-section" and what is a "sub-sub-section". (If I look real close, I can see that the font size is very slightly smaller, but it is hard to tell.) So, one idea is the make the sub-sub-sections just "indented bullets". This will help to visually separate sub-sections from sub-sub-sections and also will take the sub-sub-sections out of the contents box (making it much shorter). To illustrate this, I did a copy/paste of part of your article into my "sandbox3". Click this link to get to it: Jim892/sandbox3 Good luck thinking through this. Note that I replaced the sub-sub-sections (that have 4 equal signs on each side) with a "*" at the beginning of the line and then bolded the sub-sub-section text. Then, I added two ":" at the beginning of each block of text below the sub-sub-section. The editing required to do the indenting is a little tedious, but might be worth it for the visual effect.

Here is the concern:You are correct. The "TOC limit" just changes what displays in the Contents Box. You can do the "TOC limit" and the indenting/bulleting together or do just one and not the other. They won't interfere with each other. Now, one concern I have about my own suggestion on the indenting and bulleting... You might want to check with an Online Volunteer concerning my approach to be sure it doesn't violate Wikipedia's style guidelines or something. I got a comment on my own article about "bolding" items in a list, so I'd hate for you to do all that work and then find out it isn't "legal" to do it that way.

I like the idea that he put together in his sandbox (Jim892/sandbox3). I think that it would help enhance my group's article (Molecular-weight size marker). However, I do not want to go through and make the changes only to find out that it is against Wikipedia guidelines, especially since my class is coming to a close on 12/14. Any advice/suggestions/feedback would be appreciated. Thanks,Madscientist2007 (talk) 17:51, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi, I will reply on your article's talk page. I'll also invite Keilana to share an opinion, if she has time. Klortho (talk) 04:22, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. I will keep eye out for your reply!Madscientist2007 (talk) 14:45, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
I replied here. Klortho (talk) 15:13, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

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  • Belgium report: Wiki Loves Monuments in Belgium and Luxembourg
  • France report: Mass uploads; Wiki Loves Monuments; Edit-a-thon; GLAM conference
  • Germany report: MS Wissenschaft; Science Gallery; Zugang gestalten; Science 2.0; OKFest 2014
  • Italy report: Libraries and librarians (but there are still shoes)
  • Mexico report: Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 award ceremony; Day of the Dead photo contest winners
  • Netherlands report: Edit-a-thon Amersfoort; Wikipedia seminar Oslo; Wikimedia Nederland Conference; Europeana Fashion
  • Spain report: Wiki Loves Monuments; Fundación Joaquín Díaz González; Wiki Party in Salamanca
  • Sweden report: Motorcycles, Norway and shoes
  • Switzerland report: Wiki Loves Monuments Awards Ceremony; Wikipedians in Residence; Image Donations
  • UK report: Open content at the BBC; edit-a-thons; photography
  • USA report: GLAM-Wiki Activities in Philadelphia and Vancouver, Washington
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  • Calendar: December's GLAM events


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