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- 1 Books and Bytes - Issue 12
- 2 "16th century portraiture"?
- 3 Books and Bytes - Issue 13
- 4 Permission to use Images
- 5 This Thursday: Women in Architecture edit-a-thon @ Getty Center
- 6 Prairie skirt
- 7 WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 5
- 8 ArbCom elections are now open!
- 9 Books and Bytes - Issue 14
- 10 Best wishes for the holidays...
- 11 WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 6
Books and Bytes - Issue 12
The Interior 15:23, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
"16th century portraiture"?
I happened to notice on the OUP page that you listed "16th century portraiture" as your current area and it caught my interest. I work mainly in the area of WikiProject Shakespeare, and since Shakespeare lived 1564–1616, you see the temporal overlap (anything from then up to William Hogarth, John Boydell, and Joshua Reynolds are within the scope). As it happens, portraits of the bard are a topic area unto itself, and thus also are all the various practitioners in this era. See e.g. Portraits of Shakespeare, Cobbe portrait, Chandos portrait, and Droeshout portrait. Anyways, being slightly "evangelical" about Shakespeare I figured I'd drop you a note to let you know that if your own work happens to cross over into the area of the Shakespeare project, we'd be very happy to have the assistance of someone coming at it from the art side (vs. the literary history side). Conversely, if you should get stuck on anything that a Shakespearean might be able to resolve, feel free to ping the Shakespeare project (or me personally if you prefer) for help. Cheers, --Xover (talk) 04:49, 26 September 2015 (UTC)
Books and Bytes - Issue 13
Permission to use Images
I believe you are the author of the following images http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Machine_chain_stitch.jpg Machine chain stitch embroidery http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Boucle_fabric.jpg Boucle Fabric http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/pngFile:Yarn_twist_S-Left_Z-Right S & Z yarn twist
I would like to include these in a textile text book which I a self publishing after years of teaching textiles to school students and am seeking your permission to do so. As much as the commons licence implies the image can be used my publisher wants written permission from the owner of an image.
I look forward to hearing from you
- You may use the images. Good luck withn your project. - - 22.214.171.124 (talk) 17:13, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
Please can this also include https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kette_und_Schu%C3%9F.jpg weaving diagram as I see you also hold the licence for this. Many thanks Bev's Book (talk) 12:23, 15 December 2015 (UTC)Bev's Book
This Thursday: Women in Architecture edit-a-thon @ Getty Center
Hi PKM, I was just looking at various articles on skirts and came across "Prairie skirt" which at first glance I thought looked like someone's original research/personal opinion. Then I looked at the page history, and realised that you were the creator, so just wanted to ask you whether you can show that a "prairie skirt" is a distinct garment in and of itself? I cannot find any clear definitions - what people use it for appears to be very vague and hand-wavy, rather than a clearly defined term for a clearly defined skirt. I was about to nominate it for deletion/discussion, but thought I'd give you a chance to respond first. Mabalu (talk) 12:05, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 5
Hello there! Happy to be writing this newsletter once more. This month:
In July, we launched five pilot WikiProjects: WikiProjects Cannabis, Evolutionary Biology, Ghana, Hampshire, and Women's Health. We also use the new design, named "WPX UI," on WikiProject Women in Technology, Women in Red, WikiProject Occupational Safety and Health. We are currently looking for projects for the next round of testing. If you are interested, please sign up on the Pilots page.
Shortly after our launch we presented at Wikimania 2015. Our slides are on Wikimedia Commons.
Then after all that work, we went through the process of figuring out whether we accomplished our goal. We reached out to participants on the redesigned WikiProjects, and we asked them to complete a survey. (If you filled out your survey—thank you!) While there are still some issues with the WikiProject tools and the new design, there appears to be general satisfaction (at least among those who responded). The results of the survey and more are documented in our grant report filed with the Wikimedia Foundation.
There is more work that needs to be done, so we have applied for a renewal of our grant. Comments on the proposal are welcome. We would like to improve what we have already started on the English Wikipedia and to also expand to Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata. Why those? Because they are multilingual projects and because there needs to be better coordination across Wikimedia projects. More details are available in the renewal proposal.
The Wikimedia Developer Summit will be held in San Francisco in January 2016. The recently established Community Tech team at the Wikimedia Foundation is interested in investigating what technical support they can provide for WikiProjects, i.e., support beyond just templates and bots. I have plenty of opinions myself, but I want to hear what you think. The session is being planned on Phabricator, the Wikimedia bug tracker. If you are not familiar with Phabricator, you can log in with your Wikipedia username and password through the "Login or Register: MediaWiki" button on the login page. Your feedback can help make editing Wikipedia a better experience.
Until next time,
You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability 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, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:03, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
Books and Bytes - Issue 14
Best wishes for the holidays...
|Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, and all best wishes for the New Year! Adoration of the Shepherds (Poussin) is my Wiki-Christmas card to all for this year. Johnbod (talk) 10:26, 22 December 2015 (UTC)|
WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 6
Hello there! Happy to be writing this newsletter once more. This month:
Some good news: the Wikimedia Foundation has renewed WikiProject X. This means we can continue focusing on making WikiProjects better.
During our first round of work, we created a prototype WikiProject based on two ideas: (1) WikiProjects should clearly present things for people to do, and (2) The content of WikiProjects should be automated as much as possible. We launched pilots, and for the most part it works. But this approach will not work for the long term. While it makes certain aspects of running a WikiProject easier, it makes the maintenance aspects harder.
We are working on a major overhaul that will address these issues. New features will include:
- Creating WikiProjects by simply filling out a form, choosing which reports you want to generate for your project. This will work with existing bots in addition to the Reports Bot reports. (Of course, you can also have sections curated by humans.)
- One-click button to join a WikiProject, with optional notifications.
- Be able to define your WikiProject's scope within the WikiProject itself by listing relevant pages and categories, eliminating the need to tag every talk page with a banner. (You will still be allowed to do that, of course. It just won't be required.)
The end goal is a collaboration tool that can be used by WikiProjects but also by any edit-a-thon or group of people that want to coordinate on improving articles. Though implemented as an extension, the underlying content will be wikitext, meaning that you can continue to use categories, templates, and other features as you normally would.
This will take a lot of work, and we are just getting started. What would you like to see? I invite you to discuss on our talk page.
Until next time,