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WP:NRHPHELP link and info clean up[edit]

Doncram Re: WP:NRHPHELP See how I cleaned up the Alabama listing. If you have no objections, over time, I'll clean up states one by one. I think we are in an age when readers want to scroll down and eyeball what's there, reading as little as possible when they scroll. On a Google or Bing search, I really didn't immediately see a lot that led me anywhere on Alabama. But, boy oh boy, when I looked at the ALA Alabama state databases, it was a wonderful surprise of informational link. Every state is different; ALA can only list what the state provides. I've previously searched through midwest/east coast states and came up dry. I certainly didn't expect Alabama to be such a bonanza, but Hooray! for Alabama. Under History, People and Culture in the ALA link, they have hardbound newspapers, image digital collections. Wonderful. — Maile (talk) 22:17, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

User group for Military Historians[edit]


"Military history" is one of the most important subjects when speak of sum of all human knowledge. To support contributors interested in the area over various language Wikipedias, we intend to form a user group. It also provides a platform to share the best practices between military historians, and various military related projects on Wikipedias. An initial discussion was has been done between the coordinators and members of WikiProject Military History on English Wikipedia. Now this discussion has been taken to Meta-Wiki. Contributors intrested in the area of military history are requested to share their feedback and give suggestions at Talk:Discussion to incubate a user group for Wikipedia Military Historians.

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A kitten for you![edit]

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Seen you around ANI a bit as of late, have a kitten to offset the general... ANI-ness of it all Face-wink.svg

-- Thanks, Alfie. talk to me | contribs 19:25, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

Well ...[edit]

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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) 20:16, 6 May 2018 (UTC)

Hawaii women in politics[edit]

Do you know if any women served in the Hawaii territorial legislature between Rosalie Keliʻinoi in 1925 and Elsie Hart Wilcox in 1932? They would have to have been representatives instead of senators since Wilcox was the first female senator. Likely there were none but just curious if there were any.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 04:22, 11 May 2018 (UTC)

[2] possibly three more interesting women figure to look into: Dinah H. Naeole, Annie Woolsey-Harris and Mrs. George W. Wright (possibly May Martha Lycett).--KAVEBEAR (talk) 04:33, 11 May 2018 (UTC)
I don't know yet. That Wilcox family had some interesting women in the 20th Century. And that includes Emma Kauikeolani Napoleon Mahelona Wilcox who married into the family. — Maile (talk) 11:29, 11 May 2018 (UTC)
KAVEBEAR Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red is focusing on women lawyers. Possible drive in September. See List of first women lawyers and judges in Hawaii and "Hawaii Women Lawyers: Non-profit organization serving its members and the community".  There is also List of first women lawyers and judges in Australia and Oceania. — Maile (talk) 11:26, 1 June 2018 (UTC)


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Books & Bytes – Issue 28[edit]

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July 2018 at Women in Red[edit]

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The Signpost: 29 June 2018[edit]

Administrators' newsletter – July 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (June 2018).


Administrator changes

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Guideline and policy news

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The Bugle: Issue CXLVII, July 2018[edit]

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A Cookie for You![edit]

Here, have a cookie.

Thank you improving the photo for the Conesville Power Plant as the article is being prepared to be featured on Did You Know? FunksBrother (talk) 16:12, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the cookie. — Maile (talk) 15:10, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

My apologizes...[edit]

If you could please re-add the comment on WP:AIV, it was deleted on accident because I rolled back due to an unconstructive report. Thank you. --IanDBeacon (talk) 19:27, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

OK. I took care of it. Thanks for telling me. — Maile (talk) 19:34, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

A cupcake for you![edit]

Choco-Nut Bake with Meringue Top cropped.jpg Thanks for fixing the error over at WP:AIV! IanDBeacon (talk) 19:35, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Liliha’s family[edit]

Please read page 139 to 144 of the source I sent you. This is so interesting how my Wikipedia edits with User:W Nowicki made such an impact on this paper. Although it seems unfair of the author to alleged we tried to hide anything. I’m trying to find reliable sources to substantiate this family legend about Keanolani, the illegitimate daughter of Kamehameha V and Abigail Maheha. The quote from Cooke comparing Abigail Maheha to a dog and a sow especially sickens me. It is sad the more I dig into the lives of this family descended from Kuini Liliha. It seems Governess Liliha’s family was cursed from the get go. Her most famous husband Boki died at sea. She was an unsuccessful rival against Kaʻahumanu and Kīnaʻu and died with no political power. All three of her daughters led tragic lives either marred by unlucky marriages or sexual misconducts (according to Victorian sensibility that is) and her two sons were relatively obscure politicians during the monarchy. KAVEBEAR (talk) 05:34, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

KAVEBEAR I read this as more of a university thesis, where theories are presented. Is there a living descendant to Kamehameha somewhere in Hawaii? Would DNA bear that out? Would such a person hide in the shadows, or come forth to publicly claim Hawaiian rights to stolen lands? The author takes a leap of a conclusion - sidestepping WP standards on sources - "presumably Native Hawaiian Wikipedia authors whose vividly detailed but surprisingly little-known accounts of their ancestors’ experiences at the school have been edited out of the official Wikipedia articles" How would we know that anybody is who they claim to be on Wikipedia? Kind of an unintended smile at, "a kahuna (Hawaiian priest or expert) from Maui prophesied that all who entered the school would die." Surely, there is more to what the kahuna said. We all die in the end. Thanks for sharing. Wikipedia gets around. — Maile (talk) 15:56, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Yes, true. I kind of get the point her point that the edits were removed because it solely based on oral traditions. But then again oral traditions are hard to prove. Are there living descendants of Kamehameha I? This is a question I have disputed with myself. DNA is not possible since testing on Hawaiian royal remains would all hell would break loose and we still have no clue where the king is buried. I originally thought no because the conventional history was that the Kamehamehas died with Pauahi and Albert Kunuiakea. Claimants like call this conventional narrative a myth. No one in the early territorial days seem to dispute this and no one claimed direct descent from Kamehameha I. The most prominent self-style royals individuals like Emma DeFries claimed collateral descent rather than direct descent. Even a few years ago Kahu Bill Maiʻoho (a man with connection to the recognized alii of the monarchy) once said all the descendants of Kamehameha are gone and was rebuked by another person for saying that. Studying the newspapers from Hawaii, this has all changed since at the least the 80s or 90s where more and more individuals claim Kamehameha descent. I forgot which article it was but a person talked about alii coming out of then woodworks to describe the phenomena. There are certainly a lot of claimed descendants today and a few of the lines that I have since discovered have semblance of validity like Kamehameha V’s illegitimate daughter, but most seems to be connected to obscure (in the sense they had no political role or were regarded as important during the monarchy) lines from Kamehameha I. It is a mess that I try to stay away from especially with modern pretenders. KAVEBEAR (talk) 00:18, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
Actually, I'm rather glad there will (probably) never be allowed DNA testing on the royal remains. Back in the 1980s, USA Pres. Zachary Taylor was exhumed, because there had always been rumors he was poisoned. I remember thinking how sad it was that an American president could not rest in his own grave. So, they tested after exhuming his body and said he was not poisoned. Not to be deterred, the conspiracy theorists say the tests were flawed. Imagine if this were allowed on Hawaii's royal family. There would be no end to the nonsense if it was allowed even once. The reality ... if such a descendant of Kam I could be proven to be alive ... So? ... other than talk shows, what purpose would it serve? — Maile (talk) 00:57, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-29[edit]

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