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United Nations presentation: Wikimedia Canada + First Nations + Wikimedia NY ?[edit]

Hi Megs, I am a former board member of Wikimedia Canada, still very active with the Canadian chapter. Benoit Rochon (president), Amqui (vice-president) and I are working on a project with the Atikamekw First Nation: it’s a pedagogic and cultural project, that lead to the creation of a toolbox to replicate such projects in other First Nations communities. You’ll find more details here. We are hoping to present this project next spring during a UN event held on the topic of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in NY. I’ll be visiting in NY next week (Thursday October 26-29) to meet potential partners who could help us leverage influence for this event to happen. I contacted you because you are a board member of Wikimedia NY and interested in pedagogic/cultural projects. Let me know if you'd be available to meet for a coffee, or if you can recommend someone to contact within the board. Best, Seeris (talk) 16:46, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 24[edit]

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon (Nov 19) and global online Wikipedia Asian Art Month (Nov 1-30)[edit]

Sunday November 19, 10:30 am - 4:00pm: Metropolitan Museum of Art Edit-a-thon
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The Wikipedia Asian Month Edit-a-thon @ The Met will be the Metropolitan Museum of Art's second edit-a-thon, hosted on Sunday November 19, 2017 in the Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education (81st Street entrance) at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Following the first Met edit-a-thon in May 2017, the museum is excited to work with Wikipedia Asian Month for the potential to seed new articles about Asian artworks, artwork types, and art traditions, from any part of Asia. These can be illustrated with thousands of its recently-released images of public domain artworks available for Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons from the museum’s collection spanning 5,000 years of art. The event is an opportunity for Wikimedia communities to engage The Met's diverse Asian collections onsite and remotely.

10:30 am - 4:00 pm in Bonnie Sacerdote Classroom, Uris Center for Education
81st Street entrance, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue

Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords. Light snacks, drinks and cake will be provided.

We also welcome remote participation for the global online Wikipedia Asian Art Month, running November 1-30.

Thanks, and hope to see you at the museum, and/or as part of the online Wikipedia Asian Month contest!--Pharos (talk) 16:36, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

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November 15: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC @ NYU ITP[edit]

Wednesday November 15, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC @ NYU ITP
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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 NYU ITP Tisch School of the Arts (4th floor) at 721 Broadway 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 NYU ITP Tisch School of the Arts (4th floor), 721 Broadway
(note that we are not at Babycastles this month)

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) ~~~~~

P.S. You are also invited to Wikipedia Asian Month Edit-a-thon @ Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sunday November 19!

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ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svgHello, Megs. Voting in the 2017 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 10 December. All users who registered an account before Saturday, 28 October 2017, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Wednesday, 1 November 2017 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

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 2017 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Some stroopwafels for you![edit]

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December 13: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday December 13, 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) 18:43, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

P.S. You are also invited to AfroCROWD Street Culture Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and Year End Celebration on Saturday December 16!

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Books and Bytes - Issue 25[edit]

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Issue 25, October – November 2017

  • OAWiki & #1Lib1Ref
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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)

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) 02:22, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 26[edit]

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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) 22:19, 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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Bedford Forrest[edit]

Hi, a while back you contributed to Talk:Nathan Bedford Forrest and I'd like to bring to your attention a proposal to review this article for POV. Over the last few months differing opinions have been expressed on the Talk page concerning the neutrality or otherwise of the article, without a consensus being reached. If the article is still of interest to you then perhaps you would consider paying another visit to the Talk page and maybe joining in the discussion. Thanks FrankP (talk) 13:40, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi, @FrankP:! Thanks for letting me know about the discussion in progress. I'll be sure to join. Megs (talk) 02:26, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

Courses Modules are being deprecated[edit]

Hello,

Your account is currently configured with an education program flag. This system (the Courses system) is being deprecated. As such, your account will soon be updated to remove these no longer supported flags. For details on the changes, and how to migrate to using the replacement system (the Programs and Events Dashboard) please see Wikipedia:Education noticeboard/Archive 18#NOTICE: EducationProgram extension is being deprecated.

Thank you! Sent by: xaosflux 20:28, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

 Donexaosflux Talk 15:43, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thanks for your help today!

Heathart (talk) 23:57, 10 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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Hey look, a barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for your awesomeness this month, and always. Art+Feminism couldn't happen without you or WMNYC!
this WikiAward was given to Megs by Theredproject (talk) on 00:04, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

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Women in Red's April+Further with Art+Feminism 2018[edit]

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wikidata wkshop[edit]

before I forget our ideas... placeholder page:

phoebe / (talk to me) 16:52, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

@Phoebe: I am beginning to collect resources for this purpose also. Various other wiki outreach people are doing the same.
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Reminder: Share your feedback in this Wikimedia survey[edit]

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Reminder: Wikimedia survey (corrected link)[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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Wiki Loves Food[edit]

Curd Rice

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) 21:40, 6 May 2018 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

Asian-American writers

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Thank you for quality articles such as Barnard Center for Research on Women and Barbara Fister, for populating lists such as List of Asian-American writers, for working as campus ambassador and running edit-a-thons, - librarian, visible woman, you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:37, 13 May 2018 (UTC)

Your recent articles[edit]

I noticed you recently created a few blank articles and eventually I figured out that you were helping event participants to create articles despite them lacking the privileges to do so. The new event coordinator permission seems to have been designed with you in mind. It resolves the problem you were working around and lets the attendees keep the credit for their creations. The request page is now open for business pending the creation of the new privilege. I think you're the kind of editor it was meant for. Regards, Cabayi (talk) 12:45, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Cabayi Thank you so much! The other organizers and I didn't know the best way to handle this, and this is it! I'll make sure I'm all set before our next event, and communicate this to my fellow organizers as well. Thank you. Megs (talk) 20:22, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Event coordinator granted[edit]

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After reviewing your request for the "eventcoordinator" permission, I have enabled the flag on your account. Keep in mind these things:

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If you no longer require the right, let me know, or ask any other administrator. Drop a note on my talk page if you run into troubles or have any questions about appropriate/inappropriate use of the event coordinator right. Happy editing! Mz7 (talk) 20:46, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Event coordinator granted[edit]

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After reviewing your request for the "eventcoordinator" permission, I have enabled the flag on your account. Keep in mind these things:

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If you no longer require the right, let me know, or ask any other administrator. Drop a note on my talk page if you run into troubles or have any questions about appropriate/inappropriate use of the event coordinator right. Happy editing! — xaosflux Talk 21:54, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

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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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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Issue 28, April – May 2018

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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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August and New Achievements at Women in Red[edit]

Meetups #87, #88, #89, #90[edit]

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An exciting new month for Women in Red!


August 2018 worldwide online editathons:
New: Indigenous women Women of marginalized populations Women writers Geofocus: Bottom 10
Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative
Notable women, broadly-construed!



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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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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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Sent by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of The Wikipedia Library team --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:02, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

Wednesday's Salon Introduction[edit]

Hi. I signed up for Wednesday's Salon.

I started at WP 8 years ago and was part of a partnership that promoted Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri from C Class to GA. I am editing Indiggo, which is about two Romanian women, who became naturalized in 2013. They are dancers in the Off-Broadway show Wicked Clone The Cinema Musical. They had been editing Indiggo for five years (candidly admitting they were the subjects of the article) when they were attacked by a registered editor and an IP user. I believe they were unjustly indefinitely banned. I sent a message to an administrator who was involved and seemed reasonable and to the administrator who has been battling them or their socks over the years.

The article has a lot of German and Romanian sources. I'm using Google to translate for cite checking. What I need is a way to evaluate whether these sources are reliable. I greatly appreciate any referrals to editors who can point me to resources to evaluate the reliability of these sources. I look forward to meeting you Wednesday. Vyeh (talk) 08:15, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

@Megs: Thank you for putting me on the agenda! I enjoyed my conversation with DGG about video games during the pizza break. In addition to meeting BlaueBlüte and Dbudell, who have already been helpful, I enjoyed meeting Pharos and you, although I realized that you would be way too busy for social chit chat. I'm basically a serial SPA. I enjoy immersing myself into one article. Taking SMAC from a badly sourced collection of original research to GA was a very interesting journey. Indiggo has the same potential. It is a very marginalized article. Previous incarnations by the subjects have been deleted and recreated. The current incarnation was the subject of an edit war. An AfD resulted in Remove. A deletion review was a toss up, so it was re-listed. After a series of extensions, someone pointed out that the subjects had a song that made it to the top of a country's chart. The admin who had closed the first AfD figured it was enough. Since the passionate voices for deletion in the first AfD weren't present, the article survived.

The subjects were banned 4 days after the initiation of the edit war. They reappeared as puppets. (One of the alleged puppet displayed too much competence and, I believe, was erroneously banned as he/she protested.) On the other side were two registered editors and an IP. They turned the article into an attack page. I've spent a lot of time identifying fictitious sources and axing them. The subjects had originally inserted an unsourced statement saying they had reached the semi-finals of season 3 of America's Got Talent. The attackers promoted that statement from the middle of the article to the top and gave it a section, which was expanded with the inclusion of a remark by a judge calling them the worst dancers and singers in the whole competition, hyperbole given that he promoted them twice. There were seven sources for that statement and an additional source for another sentence.

Of the seven sources, only three contained the quote. One was the episode, but the evidence was strong that the IP user simply copied the cite (even copying '<ref name="ep14”/>') from a WP article without looking at it. Another was from a source that credited and tracked that WP article until shortly after the quote, abruptly ending in the middle of a table. Coincidence or a planted source, the IP user was probably not aware of the prohibition against sources that "rely on material from Wikipedia as [a] source." And the third was a commentary by a free lance writer in today.com.

The only source that survived my scrutiny was a Romanian source that only supports that the subjects had reached the semifinals, their original statement. Down to the original sentence, albeit now supported with a source, I merged the sentence into another section and deleted the section heading the attackers had created.

Before the Salon, I had spent the previous 24 hours going through the sources in a section about the 2006 and 2007 Eurovision. Out of 25 cites, 10 were fictitious references. On one of them, I got an apology, which I had never seen before, from the Internet Archives for its failure to "return archive information." Armed with the knowledge that the material in the Eurovision section had been inserted maliciously (the subjects had not mentioned their Eurovision accomplishments), I took out material about the bad actions of their mother.

In addition to telling someone my WP adventures, I want you to have a sense of who I am. I found the pizza break and the short time between the end of the meeting and when you asked us to leave to be useful and enjoyable. This is not a criticism, merely an observation from an atypical participant. Vyeh (talk) 08:42, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

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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Nomination of R.F. Kuang for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article R.F. Kuang 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/R.F. Kuang until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, 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.  Shobhit102 | talk  04:23, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Canada jay[edit]

I see you were trying to move the Grey jay page based on the AOS name change. You won't be able to since the Canada jay has history, you'll need at least pagemover rights (WP:PAGEMOVER) to do it (I think, if not an admin to delete the redirect first). In any case, there was a discussion about moving the page just a few months ago that decided to wait for the IOC to acknowledge the name change. Do you know if that's happened? Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 15:50, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

@Ivanvector: Hi! I have pagemover rights, but, yes, the redirect was a sticking point for me. No update re: IOC, but the change was noted in the supplement to the AOS check-list released in June: http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1642/AUK-18-62.1 Megs (talk) 19:15, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
Hm, it looks like you don't have pagemover. Do you think that you should? Could be a mistake, I don't see anything in your user rights log about it, but it's possible it used to be included in another userright that you have and just got unbundled. Ivanvector (Talk/Edits) 19:29, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

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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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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