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Sunday January 14: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference[edit]

Sunday January 14: Wikipedia Day NYC 2018
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You are invited to join us at Ace Hotel for Wikipedia Day NYC 2018, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of the project's global 16th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with keynotes, plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

And there will be cake.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

10:00am - 6:30 pm at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 18:41, 27 December 2017 (UTC)

WikiProject Genealogy - newsletter No.5 -2017[edit]

Newsletter Nr 5, 2017-12-30, for WikiProject Genealogy (and Wikimedia genealogy project on Meta)
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This is the fifth newsletter sent by mass mail to members in Wikipedia:WikiProject Genealogy, to everyone who voted a support for establishing a potential Wikimedia genealogy project on meta, and anyone who during the years showed an interest in genealogy on talk pages and likewise.

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A demo wiki is up and running!

Dear members of WikiProject Genealogy, this will be the last newsletter for 2017, but maybe the most important one!

You can already now try out the demo for a genealogy wiki at https://tools.wmflabs.org/genealogy/wiki/Main_Page and try out the functions. You will find parts of the 18th Pharao dynasty and other records submitted by the 7 first users, and it would be great if you would add some records.

And with those great news we want to wish you a creative New Year 2018!


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This Month in Education: December 2017[edit]

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Volume 6 | Issue 11 | December 2017

This monthly newsletter showcases the Wikipedia Education Program. It focuses on sharing: your ideas, stories, success and challenges. You can see past editions here. You can also volunteer to help publish the newsletter. Join the team! Finally, don't forget to subscribe!

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From the Community

Wikimedia Serbia has established cooperation with three new faculties within the Education Program

Updates to Programs & Events Dashboard

Wiki Camp Berovo 2017

WM User Group Greece organises Wikipedia e-School for Educators

Corfupedia records local history and inspires similar projects

Wikipedia learning lab at TUMO Stepanakert

Wikimedia CH experiments a Wikipedia's treasure hunt during "Media in Piazza"

From the Education Team

Creating digitally minded educators at BETT 2017

In the News

Things My Professor Never Told Me About Wikipedia

"Academia and Wikipedia: Critical Perspectives in Education and Research" Conference in Ireland

Science is shaped by Wikipedia

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This Month in GLAM: December 2017[edit]

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This Sunday! Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference (updated speakers + schedule)[edit]

Sunday January 14: Wikipedia Day NYC 2018
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Part of Wikipedia's global 17th birthday celebration, Wikipedia Day NYC 2018 at Ace Hotel will include a mini-conference of scheduled panels as well as unconference style talks and discussions proposed by attendees on the day of the event. We are very excited to announce speakers such as Jason Scott (Internet Archive), Jackie Koerner (Visiting Scholar, Wiki Ed), and Andrew Lih (Wikimedia DC), as well as a fantastic line-up of panels that highlight projects and issues of relevance to the Wikimedia NYC community.

See Wikipedia Day NYC 2018 speakers + schedule

And there will be cake.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

10:00am - 6:30 pm at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Megs (talk) 02:23, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 16 January 2018[edit]

Books and Bytes - Issue 26[edit]

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Issue 26, December – January 2018

  • #1Lib1Ref
  • User Group update
  • Global branches update
  • Spotlight: What can we glean from OCLC’s experience with library staff learning Wikipedia?
  • Bytes in brief

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This Month in Education: January 2018[edit]

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Volume 7 | Issue 1 | January 2018

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Featured Topic

Bertsomate: using Basque oral poetry to illustrate math concepts

From the Community

Wikimedia Serbia celebrated 10 years from the first article written within the Education Program

WikiChallenge Ecoles d'Afrique update

The first Swedish Master's in Digital Humanities partners with Wikimedia Sverige

How we use PetScan to improve partnership with lecturers and professors


From the Education Team

The Education Survey Report is out!

Education Extension scheduled shutdown

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The Signpost: 5 February 2018[edit]

This Month in GLAM: January 2018[edit]

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WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 11[edit]

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Check out this month's issue of the WikiProject X newsletter, with plans to renew work with a followup grant proposal to support finalising the deployment of CollaborationKit!

-— Isarra 21:26, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

February 21: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday February 21, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Megs (talk) 22:20, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

P.S. You are also invited to Africa and the Diaspora Edit-a-thon @ Schomburg Center for Black Culture on Saturday February 24!

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The Signpost: 20 February 2018[edit]

This Month in Education: February 2018[edit]

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Volume 7 | Issue 2 | February 2018

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From the Community

WikiProject Engineering Workshop at IIUC,Chittagong

What did we learn from Wikibridges MOOC?

Wikimedia Serbia launched Wiki scholar project

Wiki Club in Ohrid, Macedonia

Karvachar’s WikiClub: When getting knowledge is cool

More than 30 new courses launched in the University of the Basque Country

Review meeting on Christ Wikipedia Education Program

The Multidisciplinary Choices of High School Students: The Arabic Education Program; Wikimedia Israel

From the Education Team

The Education Extension is being deprecated (second call)

The 2017 survey report live presentation is available for viewing

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This Month in GLAM: February 2018[edit]

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You rock as an edit guru[edit]

Hi Kosboot, Thank you for teaching me how to edit on Wiki. It's very exciting. ProfJBird (talk) 21:31, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

Thank you so much ProfJBird! It was fun and interesting getting to know you and your interests! - kosboot (talk) 20:07, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

March 21: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday March 21, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Megs (talk)

P.S. You are also invited to Art + Feminism Events in the New York Metropolitan Area continuing this month!

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CANCELLED: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

CANCELLED: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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Due to the winter storm warning, the WikiWednesday Salon & Skillshare scheduled for March 21st has been cancelled. Please consider attending one of the many edit-a-thons scheduled for this week. We look forward to editing with you soon!

--Megs (talk)

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Signpost issue 4 – 29 March 2018[edit]

This Month in Education: March 2018[edit]

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Volume 7 | Issue 3 | March 2018

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Featured Topic

Education Programs Itinerary

From the Community

Animated science educational videos in Basque for secondary school student

Beirut WikiClub: Wikijourney that has enriched our experiences

Students of the Faculty of Biology in Belgrade edit Wikipedia for the first time

The role of Wikipedia in education - Examples from the Wiki Education Foundation

Multilingual resource for Open education projects

Wikipedia: examples of curricular integration in Portugal

From the Education Team

Resources and Tips to engage with Educators

Education Session at WMCON 2018

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This Month in GLAM: March 2018[edit]

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WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday April 25th, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly WikiWednesday evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery. We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda! After the main meeting, pizza and video games in the gallery.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our agenda, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Megs (talk)

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Books & Bytes - Issue 27[edit]

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Issue 27, February – March 2018

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    • Cambridge University Press (expansion)
  • User Group
  • Global branches update
    • Wiki Indaba Wikipedia + Library Discussions
  • Spotlight: Using librarianship to create a more equitable internet: LGBTQ+ advocacy as a wiki-librarian
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The Signpost: 26 April 2018[edit]

This Month in Education: April 2018[edit]

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Wikimedia at the Open Educational Resources Conference 2018

From the Community

Global perspectives from Western Norway

Togh's WikiClub: Wikipedia is the 8th wonder of the world!

Aboriginal Volunteers in Taiwan Shared Experience about Incubating Minority Language Wikipedia in Education Magazine

Workshops with Wiki Clubs members in the Republic of Macedonia

Celebrating Book's Day in the University of the Basque Country: is Wikipedia the largest Basque language book?

Txikipedia is born and you'll love it

Students Write Wiktionary

From the Education Team


Presenting the Wikipedia Education Program at the Open Education Global Conference

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Wiki Loves Food[edit]

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Hello! After the successful pilot program by Wikimedia India in 2015, Wiki Loves Food (WLF) is happening again in 2018 and this year, it's going International. To make this event a grand success, your direction is key. Please sign up here as a volunteer to bring all the world's food to Wikimedia. Danidamiobi (talk) 21:44, 6 May 2018 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: April 2018[edit]

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May 23: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday May 23, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 03:12, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

P.S. You are also invited to Action = History: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for Asian American Literature on Sunday May 27!

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The Signpost: 24 May 2018[edit]

This Month in Education: May 2018[edit]

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Creating and reusing OERs for a Wikiversity science journalism course from Brazil

Inauguration Ceremony of Sri Jayewardenepura University Wiki Club

Wiki Education publishes evaluation of Fellows pilot

The first students of Russia with diplomas of Wikimedia and Petrozavodsk State University

Selet WikiSchool

From the Education Team

A lofty vision for the Education Team

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2018, Digital Skills for Life and Work

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This Month in GLAM: May 2018[edit]

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  • Belgium report: Public domain month celebration; Edit-a-thon Amnesty International Vlaanderen; Upcoming photo contest: Wiki Loves Heritage
  • Brazil report: New milestones for Brazilian GLAMs
  • France report: Bibliothèque universitaire de la Sorbonne; Laboratoire Latmos; Study day on photographic as heritage
  • Germany report: Two fantastic weekends with science fiction literature and the history of mining made audible
  • Ireland report: First Irish GLAM upload to Wikimedia Commons; Hunt Museum is first Irish GLAM to donate images to Wikimedia Commons
  • Italy report: Contests, webinair and meetings
  • Macedonia report: GLAM activities
  • Netherlands report: Women Tech Storm, GWToolset workshop and Wiki goes Caribbean
  • Norway report: Bodil Biørn and human rights
  • Portugal report: FEM's GLAM and Guinea-Bissau
  • Russia report: GLAM in Russia: need more contests
  • Serbia report: Wikipedian in residence in the Museum of Yugoslavia
  • Sweden report: Democracy; Museum of World Culture
  • UK report: Scottish Library and Information Council
  • USA report: AfroCROWD Wikipedia Editor's Article on Doria Ragland Tops Wiki Search List For UK Royal Wedding: Libraries Key in her Wikipedian Journey
  • Wikipedia Library report: Books & Bytes
  • Wikidata report: EuropeanaTech conference, Lexicographical data, plus all your usual news
  • WMF GLAM report: Recent travels; Structured Data on Commons updates
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June 20: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC (and Pratt Women Wikipedia Design this Saturday June 16)[edit]

Wednesday June 20, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 19:12, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

P.S. You are also invited to Wikiproject Women Wikipedia Design @ Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Saturday, June 16!

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Books & Bytes – Issue 28[edit]

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The Signpost: 29 June 2018[edit]

This Month in Education: June 2018[edit]

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Volume 4 | Issue 6 | June 2018

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Featured Topic Academia and Wikipedia: the first Irish conference on Wikipedia in education
From the Community

Ashesi Wiki Club: Charting the cause for Wikipedia Education Program in West Africa

Wikimedia Serbia has received a new accreditation for the Accredited seminars for teachers

Côte d'Ivoire: Wikipedia Classes 2018 are officially up and running

Basque secondary students have now better coverage for main topics thanks to the Education Program

What lecturers think about their first experience in the Basque Education Program

From the Education Team Education Extension scheduled deprecation
In the News

Wikipedia calls for participation to boost content from the continent

Wikipedia in the History Classroom

Wikipedia as a Pedagogical Tool Complicating Writing in the Technical Writing Classroom

When the World Helps Teach Your Class: Using Wikipedia to Teach Controversial Issues

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This Month in GLAM: June 2018[edit]

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Thursday July 12: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ Jefferson Market Library[edit]

Thursday July 12, 5-8pm: Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon @ Jefferson Market Library
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Wikimedia NYC invites you to attend a Wiki Loves Pride Edit-a-thon on Thursday, July 12th at Jefferson Market Library! Wiki Loves Pride is a global campaign to expand and improve LGBT-related content across all Wikimedia projects, in all languages. We are holding this year's event in July in order to support folx who want to contribute a photograph they took at one of NYC's many Pride events or edit an article about something they learned this June. Not sure what to contribute? No problem! We will have a list of articles that need your help.

5:00pm - 8:00 pm at Jefferson Market Library, 425 6th Ave

--Megs (talk) 14:57, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

P.S. You are also invited to the "picnic anyone can edit", the Great American Wiknic NYC @ Prospect Park, Sunday, July 29!

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Sunday July 29: Annual Wiki-Picnic @ Prospect Park[edit]

Sunday July 29, 2-7pm: Annual Wiki-Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Brooklyn's green Prospect Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

2–7pm - come by any time! Our reserved picnicking area is by Bartel-Pritchard Square entrance, located at Prospect Park West and 15th Street.
The picnic will be held by the park's Bartel-Pritchard Square entrance immediately on the lawn to your right as you walk through the lovely lotus columns.
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia NYC banner!

We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 08:23, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

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Bias[edit]

Your sampling bias is showing. My participation on ‘Bias’ is quite recent relative to the totality of my WP participation. Re “purpose of a talk page”: WP:TALKPAGE begins “Talk pages (also known as discussion pages) are administration pages where editors can discuss improvements to articles or other Wikipedia pages.” That is my intent. If I am violating policy, kindly inform. Oh, btw, I edited another page — prompted by an interesting find, not by your comments. Re your “unless you are suggesting that all of Wikipedia should be purged of U.S. press coverages”, that is not my suggestion, but thx for raising that issue as it points to a path forward.Humanengr (talk) 03:53, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

Btw, you said "I don't entirely disagree with you". What do you agree with? Humanengr (talk) 03:17, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

Please indent when adding a new comment. What I don't disagree with is that the newsmedia is biased. But in a sense, any alternative is going to be biased - perhaps even more so. - kosboot (talk) 21:39, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
Agree completely that “news media is biased” (or at least should be treated as such out of caution). The problem is that current WP practice is to hide the fact of that bias. That’s what I was hoping this ‘bias project’ community would be sensitive to and help develop protocol to address. Humanengr (talk) 21:58, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

Don't you think it's about time that you renounce your call to ignore me? Humanengr (talk) 18:16, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

You don't show any evidence that you're an editor. - kosboot (talk) 19:09, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
So you don't see that I edited [1] and was involved in contentious discussion about that edit in a highly contested article that the other editors finally acceded to after several weeks discussion? Humanengr (talk) 19:15, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
You've made one contentious edit to one article. And it was contentious because you were operating as an independent agent, not bothering or wanting to understand the culture surrounding English Wikipedia and the article itself. All that you've done since is argue on talk pages. In my biased opinion, I'd say you just don't know how to edit Wikipedia in a way that's acceptable to its community and that you're using Wikipedia as a soapbox rather than helping to contribute to it. Come back when you've made substantial edits to 20 articles that are accepted and not contested.
Please sign your posts.
As to “substantial edits to 20 articles”, I already did that, if you bothered to check. As to ‘independent agent’ so much so that MrX acceded. Nice try. Humanengr (talk) 15:12, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 July 2018[edit]

This Month in Education: July 2018[edit]

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Volume 4 | Issue 7 | July 2018

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Wikipedia+Education Conference 2019: Community Engagement Survey


From the Community

Young wikipedian: At WikiClub you get knowledge on your own will

Wikipedia in schools project at the "New Technologies in Education" Conference

Basque Education Program: 2017-2018 school year report


In the News

UNESCO ICT in Education Prize call for nominations opens

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This Month in GLAM: July 2018[edit]

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Books & Bytes – Issue 29[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 29, June – July 2018

Hindi, Italian and French versions of Books & Bytes are now available in meta!
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August 29: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday August 29, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 23:52, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 30 August 2018[edit]

WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 12[edit]

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Newsletter • August 2018

This month: WikiProject X: The resumption

Work has resumed on WikiProject X and CollaborationKit, backed by a successfully funded Project Grant. For more information on the current status and planned work, please see this month's issue of the newsletter!

-— Isarra 22:24, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

This Month in Education: August 2018[edit]

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Volume 4 | Issue 8 | August 2018

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From the Community

The reconnection of Wikimedia Projects in Brazil

Christ (DU) students enrolls for 3rd Wikipedia certificate course

Educational wiki-master-classes at International "Selet" forum

54 students help enrich the digital Arabic content

From the Education Team

Mapping education in the Wikimedia Movement

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This Month in GLAM: August 2018[edit]

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September 26: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting[edit]

Wednesday September 26, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon / Wikimedia NYC Annual Meeting
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

This month will also feature on our agenda, upcoming editathons, the organization's Annual Meeting, and Chapter board elections - you can add yourself as a candidate.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 20:43, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

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Indiggo[edit]

Hi, I enjoyed our conversation at the Salon. I would greatly appreciate you looking over Indiggo and giving me your thoughts on how to improve it. I value links to Wikipedia policies, guidelines and essays. You can leave your comments here. I am watchlisting your page. Congratulations on your (re-)election. Thank you! Vyeh (talk) 08:27, 27 September 2018 (UTC) You can leave your comments at the peer review. Vyeh (talk) 11:30, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

For this article I prefer to respond here. In the world of pop music, Indiggo seems to be pretty minor. Thus the article lead is very out of proportion to their significance. Unless the subject of the article is of an undeniable significance (e.g. a political leader), I think the lead should be 1-2 sentences, 3 maximum if necessary. In this case, your first sentence suffices at the lead - the rest should be in the body of the article. My general criticism of the article is that it reads like a compilation of a lot of unconnected information, making it very hard to read and making it sound as if every fact is significant which it is not. I would focus on those sources that provide an overall assessment of Indiggo and use those as the basis for the article, supplying information when necessary (as opposed to supplying everything that one can find). Footnotes and references: Your footnoting style is a bit unusual. One uses the "retrieved...[date]" when one is dealing with a source that is subject to change, namely the web or online resources. Putting such a phrase with printed material implies that the printed material changes which is not the case. I would not use the headings "Books" because not everything is a book (a CD booklet is not a book - and I couldn't retrieve the booklet information though your listing of it implies that one can). In the individual footnotes you list the book but don't provide page numbers. I glanced at the citation for one book, Furie și iubire and see that it's just a book of poems that has a small amount of biographical material. Such a work - in fact, any book - must have specific citations to page numbers. I guess you've looked at Wikipedia a bit, but my main feeling is that the article does not resemble the construction of other Wikipedia articles. Look at about 20 articles and study them carefully to see what they do and do not do to improve your editing abilities. - kosboot (talk) 12:54, 28 September 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! Vyeh (talk) 14:07, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 1 October 2018[edit]

This Month in Education: September 2018[edit]

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Volume 4 | Issue 9 | September 2018

This monthly newsletter showcases the Wikipedia Education Program. It focuses on sharing: your ideas, stories, success and challenges. You can see past editions here. You can also volunteer to help publish the newsletter. Join the team! Finally, don't forget to subscribe!


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Edu Wiki Camp 2018: New Knowledge for New Generation

Education loves Monuments: A Brazilian Tale

“I have always liked literature, now I like it even more thanks to Wikipedia”. Literature is in the air of WikiClubs․

History of Wikipedia Education programme at Christ (Deemed to be University)

Preparation for the autumn educational session of Selet WikiSchool is started

Wiki Camp Doyran 2018

Wikicamp Czech Republic 2018

Wikipedia offline in rural areas of Colombia

From the Education Team

Presentation on mapping education in the Wikimedia Movement

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Sun October 14: Open House New York Weekend Upload Party @ NYU ITP and Indigenous People's Justice Edit-a-thon @ Interference Archive[edit]

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You are invited to join two events supported by the Wikimedia NYC community on Sunday October 14:

2:00pm - 6:00 pm at ITP, Tisch School of the Arts. New York University (721 Broadway, New York, NY)
The photo competition is at many sites all weekend, this is just the concluding event
2:00 - 5:00pm at Interference Archive (314 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY)
Note the new Park Slope location for Interference Archive

Have a WikiWonderful Weekend! --Pharos (talk) 04:55, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

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This Month in GLAM: September 2018[edit]

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  • Albania report: Collections of Museums in Albania
  • Armenia report: GLAM+Wikidata
  • Australia report: WikiTour AU
  • Brazil report: Developing tGLAM: a landing-page generator for GLAM initiatives
  • France report: European Heritage Days; Linked data for archaeology; Paris: Edit-a-thon at Mobilier National
  • Germany report: History of Women and Democracy, Wikipedia-Culture-Ambassadors and two GLAM-on-Tour-stations in just four weeks
  • Macedonia report: Wiki camps in Macedonia
  • Malaysia report: Wikipedia for Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museum
  • Mexico report: Open GLAM Mexico 2018
  • Netherlands report: >20,000 press photographs 1940-1990 uploaded, GLAM Wiki Meeting, Aerial Photographs, GLAM-Wiki Manual & Wikipedia Course for Historical Societies
  • Norway report: Women in Red; Researhers Days 2018; The 2019 edition of #wikinobel
  • Poland report: Archival photographs and literary knowledge enrich Polish Wikipedia
  • Serbia report: Impact of GLAM seminars: Decentralization of GLAM activities
  • Sweden report: Wikidata P3595 Biografiskt lexikon för Finland; Student Project at the Nordic Museum; Learning about sources on Swedish Wikipedia
  • UK report: Botanical illustrations and Wiki Loves Monuments in Scotland
  • USA report: Back to school
  • Wikipedia Library report: Books & Bytes–Issue 30, August–September 2018
  • Wikidata report: Wikidata Tour Down Under
  • Calendar: October's GLAM events
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