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Tech News: 2015-01[edit]

16:52, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-03[edit]

16:47, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-04[edit]

18:13, 19 January 2015 (UTC)


Thanks for your welcome. I'd appreciate any advice you have to offer in respect to edits.

Have a great weekend, what's left of it...

Bill. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wbrook (talkcontribs) 19:17, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

(moved Something to add to Harmine article to here so it is in chronological order)[edit]

Tech News: 2015-05[edit]

16:08, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Learning Quarterly: January 2015[edit]

L&E Newsletter / Volume 1 / Issue 3 / January 2015
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"Trust but verify"[edit]

Thanks for leading me from your userpage down an interesting path of Russian proverbs. I didn't realize "Trust but verify" was even one of them (and I can read just a little Russian). - Brianhe (talk) 06:00, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-06[edit]

16:31, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-07[edit]

16:27, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-08[edit]

17:57, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-09[edit]

16:29, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-10[edit]

16:42, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Portland Oregon (March 7, 2015)[edit]

You are invited!

  • Saturday, March 7: Art+Feminism – noon to 5pm
    Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Portland Art Museum's Crumpacker Family Library (Mark Building, 2nd Floor; 1219 SW Park Avenue). Art+Feminism is a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia. No Wikipedia editing experience necessary; as needed throughout the event, tutoring will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers. Female editors are particularly encouraged to attend. Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords.

Hope you can make it! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.


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Your submission at Articles for creation: Template:Infobox beach has been accepted[edit]

Template:Infobox beach, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
The article has been assessed as Template-Class, which is recorded on the article's talk page. You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

You are more than welcome to continue making quality contributions to Wikipedia. Note that because you are a logged-in user, you can create articles yourself, and don't have to post a request. However, you may continue submitting work to Articles for Creation if you prefer.

Thank you for helping improve Wikipedia!

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I started a Hawaii-related article that you might be interested in: User:Brianhe/Leonard's Bakery. You're welcome to contribute! — Brianhe (talk) 06:47, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

There was no article on Leonard's? How could that be? How did I neglect to notice its absence? I used to drive by that place at least weekly. I will have to check out what you have written, Brianhe, once I get a chance. Peaceray (talk) 07:05, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
Not only that, but unless my search-fu is weak today, it's not even mentioned on English Wikipedia (though it is on Spanish and French Wikipedia's, go figure). — Brianhe (talk) 07:08, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
It's not on either! Peaceray (talk) 07:15, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
Interesting that the only mention of malasadas is here: wikivoyage:Honolulu/Manoa-Makiki -- Brianhe (talk) 08:15, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

commas and semi-colons?[edit]

Hello Peaceray. I see you edited my article on Marianna Schmidt. I am wondering why you changed the semi-colons to commas. As I see it, both Chicago Manual of Style (6.60) and Wikipedia's own manual of style (9.7) suggest the use of semi-colons to separate items in a run-in list when the listed items have internal punctuation, as with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lima Peru or Museum of Modern Art, New York. Do you see it differently? Cantabile3 (talk) 08:45, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Cantabile3, of the list, only two had internal punctuation, namely commas. However, I had nearly 30 edits that day, mostly as part of the Vancouver Art+Feminism edit-a-thon, & I did overlook converting "Museum of Contemporary Art, Lima Peru, Museum of Modern Art, New York" to "Museum of Contemporary Art in Lima Peru, Museum of Modern Art in New York, ..." I have corrected that. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Peaceray (talk) 14:30, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for March 9[edit]

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As there is no article for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lima, Peru, yet, perhaps landing on the disambiguation page may inspire someone. Peaceray (talk) 14:32, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-11[edit]

15:19, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-12[edit]

15:16, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Coldplay backlink[edit]

Hi, Peaceray.

I am making an article for Coldplay's newest album A Head Full of Dreams, but there is a backlink for it. I want it to be removed because:

1. I am new to this coding. I can't find it.
2. a. The Coldplay article is semi-protected to protect against vandalism.
   b. I am not an autoconfirmed user.

Thanks for understanding and I hope you can delete it soon.

Sheldon.andre (talk) 00:58, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) There's an open conversation at Talk:Coldplay#A Head Full of Dreams where followup discussion should probably go. — Brianhe (talk) 01:15, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Sheldon.andre, yes, let's discuss at Talk:Coldplay#A Head Full of Dreams. Peaceray (talk) 05:44, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-13[edit]

15:10, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-14[edit]

15:19, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-15[edit]

15:42, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-16[edit]

16:41, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
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This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

Peaceray (block logactive blocksglobal blocksautoblockscontribsdeleted contribsabuse filter logcreation logchange block settingsunblock)

Request reason:

We are editing at the Wikipedia:Meetup/Seattle/Privacy and security themed editathon with Seattle TA3M at the Montlake Library 4-19-2015 event. Instituting this IP block has prevented the edit-a-thon from moving forward.

Decline reason:

Could you try editing again? As far as I can tell, you're not blocked. PhilKnight (talk) 21:28, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first, then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired.

I think you might have to tell us the IP address. I can't see it, anyway. (But it's nice to know that I'm not the only one to stymie an editathon by accident...) Peridon (talk) 21:00, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
Or you might have to tell us who was the recipient of the autoblock that's causing a rain stopped play. Peridon (talk) 21:03, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
atagar trigger the block. Peaceray (talk) 21:07, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
Resolved via the -unblock IRC channel: Autoblocked because User:Atagar recently used the same IP address. Autoblock #6017407. Huon (talk) 21:48, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-17[edit]

15:31, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for April 26[edit]

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Thanks DPL bot! You are one of my favorite bots. I will rectify the link at the Silme Domingo article. Peaceray (talk) 17:46, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-18[edit]

15:11, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Support request with team editing experiment project[edit]

Dear tech ambassadors, instead of spamming the Village Pump of each Wikipedia about my tiny project proposal for researching team editing (see here:, I have decided to leave to your own discretion if the matter is relevant enough to inform a wider audience already. I would appreciate if you could appraise if the Wikipedia community you are more familiar with could have interest in testing group editing "on their own grounds" and with their own guidance. In a nutshell: it consists in editing pages as a group instead of as an individual. This social experiment might involve redefining some aspects of the workflow we are all used to, with the hope of creating a more friendly and collaborative environment since editing under a group umbrella creates less social exposure than traditional "individual editing". I send you this message also as a proof that the Inspire Campaign is already gearing up. As said I would appreciate of *you* just a comment on the talk page/endorsement of my project noting your general perception about the idea. Nothing else. Your contribution helps to shape the future! (which I hope it will be very bright, with colors, and Wikipedia everywhere) Regards from User:Micru on meta.

Learning Quarterly: May 2015[edit]

L&E Newsletter / Volume 1 / Issue 4 / May 2015
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Gender Gap on IdeaLab and Learning Pattern Library.

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Reverted good faith edits by (talk): "nevertheless" more gramatically correct than "never" here.

You said it, comrade! And not just grammar: the anon doesn't seem to have realized that the two words mean entirely different things. Their change made it meaningless. Thanks.

Hey! I just looked at your user page. I moved to Philly in 2002, but only joined GLAM a couple of years ago. Nice ta (e-)meetcha!* --Thnidu (talk) 21:42, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

  • But I grew up in Noo Yawk.

Tech News: 2015-19[edit]

15:22, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia Women's Health Information Edit-a-thon: Tuesday, May 12 at OHSU[edit]

You are invited!

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015: Wikipedia Women's Health Information Edit-a-thon – 1 to 4pm
  • Wikipedia Edit-a-thon hosted by OHSU's Center for Women's Health in honor of National Women's Health Week
  • Location: Biomedical Information Communications Center (3280 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239)
  • This edit-a-thon is intended to address some of these important differences and to generally improve women’s health information in key articles and topics. Areas for improvement have been identified in cooperation with WikiProject Medicine. Prior Wikipedia editing is not required; assistance will be available the day of the event. Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords.

Hope you can make it! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please post to the event page.


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Is this still important?[edit]

Sorry if I'm doing this the wrong way. I just wondered if the message you posted on my Talk page was still important. I didn't really understand it when it appeared, and didn't know what I'd done to prompt it or what to do about it:

== Category formatting in Hugo (film) ==

You may want to check the Category formatting in Hugo (film). There appear to be many misformatted categories that end up as extraneous text at the bottom of the External links section rather than as actual categories. Peaceray (talk) 01:39, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi—Thanks for your note, but I'm afraid I don't know what you mean. I checked the bottom of that page and saw only valid external links, followed by valid links to other articles and categories. Am I overlooking something, or has someone else has fixed it? – AndyFielding (talk) 08:13, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

AndyFielding (talk) 23:24, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-20[edit]

16:00, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-21[edit]

15:38, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-22[edit]

16:30, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-23[edit]

15:43, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for posting a footer with on my user page. It will take a while for me to learn the ins and outs of wiki editing, so material is most appreciated. Hail knowledge (talk) 23:12, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Merge & Original research templates[edit]

Do you know where I could find the samples to use like "needs merge" or "original research detected"? Hail knowledge (talk) 23:16, 1 June 2015 (UTC)Hail knowledge

I think you are asking about the {{Merge}} & {{Original research}} templates. Peaceray (talk) 23:23, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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many thanks for the welcome page, Peaceray...

it's much appreciated... Giobruno (talk) 08:32, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-24[edit]

18:18, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-25[edit]

15:04, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-26[edit]

15:24, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-27[edit]

15:56, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Weather update for Wiknic[edit]

Hi, weather update for Wiknic: the forecast is now for 91 degrees and a high UV index. Peaceray is bringing icewater, but everyone do please take appropriate precautions for the weather, such as sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, and staying hydrated. There will be some shade in the trees. It's ok for those of us who are more temperature and/or sunlight sensitive to come but leave early, or skip the event if you think that you should; people who are very young, elderly, or have other health issues are more vulnerable to heat stroke. Health and safety first. Cheers, --Pine 15:04, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-28[edit]

15:13, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

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You're invited to the Ally Skills Workshop at Wikimania![edit]

You were suggested as someone who might be interested in the Ally Skills Training Workshop at Wikimania! The workshop is designed to train Wikipedia admins to be more aware of sexism and is funded by an Inspire grant. The workshop will focus on teaching specific skills and techniques directly relevant to Wikipedia admins and editors, and in particular will teach people about the psychology of trolls. The workshop will be on Thursday July 16 from 2pm to 5pm in Don Diego 3.

If you are attending Wikimania, you are invited to apply to the Ally Skills Workshop! Space is limited and we may not be able to accept all applications, so apply now. More information, including a link to the application form, is here:

Ally Skills Workshop description and application form

People of all genders are welcome to attend. Unfortunately, travel scholarships for Wikimania are already closed and we don't know of any other sources of travel funding. If you know anyone else attending Wikimania who might be interested in attending this workshop, please encourage them to apply!

Thank you for your time,

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Valerietai (talk) 22:31, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-29[edit]

15:06, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-30[edit]

03:06, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Meetup to revitalize & prioritize WikiProject Seattle[edit]

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In the Seattle area? Edit Wikipedia or Wikimedia sister projects? You are invited to help. Come to our first Meetup to revitalize & prioritize WikiProject Seattle on July 27, 2015, 6pm to 9pm, at Café Allegro
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Yours, Peaceray
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Need help with user page[edit]

Hello, Peaceray.

You might know me from asking for a redirect to A Head Full of Dreams, which still isn't created due to it not being released yet. But, I need your help.

You have an awesome userpage, no doubt about it. Now, I don't mean to spam your talk page of any sort, but I need help with my userpage. It's just two sentences: one, two, the end. Can you at least send me some advice on some templates that I can use?

Thanks, Sheldon.andre (talk) 01:59, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker)Hey there Sheldon, I noticed your note here. I also liked Peaceray's userpage format and stole it for my own. If you are comfortable using templates, here's what you do. Go to User:Brianhe/Header and copy it to your user space, maybe User:Sheldon.andre/Header. Then edit it so it has your name instead of mine. Also take off the top template that refers to an icons subpage (unless you want to create that right now). Then insert {{template|Sheldon.andre/Header}} to the top of Sheldon.andre. That should get you the tabs at least on your userpage. You can also copy the same template to any other pages you want the tabs on, such as User talk:Sheldon.andre. — Brianhe (talk) 02:54, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Sheldon.andre: what he said! Peaceray (talk) 04:29, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Learning Quarterly: July 2015[edit]

L&E Newsletter / Volume 2 / Issue 5 / July 2015
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Tech News: 2015-31[edit]

15:05, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Zeus (malware) and Koobface[edit]

FYI... The "only Cisco certified technician can clean this" spamming is because Technical support scammers are referring people to the Wikipedia articles as "proof" of infection. That's why you keep seeing new editors trying to re-add it and why most of the anonymous edits are from India. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 03:48, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, Gogo Dodo, good to know that! Peaceray (talk) 04:27, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Looking for editors to help with an Asian Pacific American edit-a-thon in Honolulu[edit]

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On Oahu? Edit Wikipedia or Wikimedia sister projects? You are invited to help the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center with an Asian Pacific American edit-a-thon in Honolulu this September.
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Last summer I moved to the Seattle area after 14 years in Kailua on Oahu. I immediately fell in with the Cascadia Wikimedians User Group as it formed, joined its board and became its first president as well as the GLAM representative for Washington State.

Recently, Adriel Luis, Curator (Digital & Emerging Media) at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, contacted me about setting up an edit-a-thon like the previous Wikipedia APA edit-a-thon. In addition to discussing one for Seattle, he wrote:

As I was working two jobs while I lived on Oahu, I did not have the opportunity to meet your or any other Wikipedians at the time. Hence, the reason why I am contacting you now.

If you would like to help, please contact me through one of these methods:


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Tech News: 2015-32[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-33[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-34[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-35[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-36[edit]

21:37, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Re: Conflict of Interest[edit]

Hi Peaceray, I wasn't sure how to respond to your message so I hope I am doing this right. You messaged me about my edits to the Greg Gianforte page. I am his son so I understand your concern and appreciate your message. I was aware of my biases and tried to be careful with my edits. My father is a controversial figure so there was already some charged language and misinformation on the page. I intentionally left in any information that casts my father in a negative light as long as it was true. I merely eliminated untrue, uncited statements (e.g. that his nickname is "Baldy") and added balancing information to certain topics. For example, the only previous information about his charitable foundation was a single gift to a creationist museum; so I added general info about the foundation's scope and aim of benefiting education, protecting the vulnerable, etc. I did not remove the mention of the museum gift. I'm sure you will find that the article is more balanced and unbiased than before. If there are specific edits that you are concerned about, please let me know. Thank you for all your contributions to Wikipedia and your efforts to make it a better place. -adamwg333 Adamwg333 (talk) 20:00, 2 September 2015 (UTC)


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Tech News: 2015-37[edit]

17:29, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-38[edit]

16:18, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-39[edit]

18:29, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Scott Fischer revert[edit]

I deleted that URL because the citation has two different URLs in it and was giving an error message; the 2nd URL (the one I didn't delete) was the better source. Aristophanes68 (talk) 22:07, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-40[edit]

15:15, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia Lab at the UW Research Commons[edit]

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When: Weekly on Mondays, starting 10/5/2015 through 11/30/2015, 4:30pm-6:30pm
Who: UW students, faculty, and staff; Wikimedians; Seattle community members
Where: UW Research Commons
Focus: Women and the Sciences in October and Pacific Northwest in November; weekly topics
Wikipedia Lab at the UW Libraries Research Commons brings together local Wikipedia experts with University of Washington subject specialists and UW community members to learn about editing Wikipedia. Come contribute vital, local, and corrective content to the world's largest online encyclopedia. Come as you are with questions, ideas, or content knowledge to share!

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Scott Fischer[edit]


No problem with replacing the image of Scott Fischer. I just want the page to have images, as pictures are always better that thousands of words.

Lamro (talk) 07:00, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

OK. Peaceray (talk) 18:55, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-41[edit]

18:33, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

ACC tool access request[edit]

Hi and thanks for your interest in joining the Account Creation Team. I haven't acted on your request yet in case your identification is in-progress but not yet posted to the noticeboard. If you have not identified to the WMF, you will have to do so before access to the ACC tool can be granted. Once identified, please complete your registration per the ACC Guide. I or another ToolAdmin will act on your request. Take care, DocTree (ʞlɐʇ·ʇuoɔ) WER 17:46, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

I identified my self to the WMF last May. Peaceray (talk) 20:16, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
Ah, but the procedures for access to nonpublic information changed since May. We can't approve your access to the tool set until you electronically sign the confidentiality agreement per the new meta page and that is confirmed by an entry on the noticeboard. DocTree (ʞlɐʇ·ʇuoɔ) WER 19:01, 9 October 2015 (UTC) (and we thought that there wasn't a bureaucracy)

Movement Wide Finance Report 2014[edit]

Dear Peaceray,

I’m Alex, currently a finance fellow (i.e intern) at the Wikimedia Foundation. I worked before for Wikimedia France, planning the Hackathon Lyon 2015 mainly. I'm today contacting you because of your activity for Wikimedia Cascadia User Group.

Last year, Finance Fellows produced a financial report that included financial activity from every chapters. It was great and has been presented at the Wikimania in Mexico.

If you haven’t seen the results of the Report 2013, here they are:

We’re currently starting the Report 2014 and this year we also want to include user groups to improve the scope of our work. I want to tell you that I’ve tried to make the process as short and easy as possible, so that shouldn’t require a lot of your time.

The aim of such a report is global. It helps having an idea of how the money is used across the movement, it helps chapters and user groups to learn about best practice and finally it leads to more transparency through a qualitative work, which I believe is important.

Could you briefly tell me if you had any income and expenses in 2014? If you are not the person responsible for this, please tell me who is the user the most likely to know this information.

I’ll be your contact for this project this year, I’m looking forward to working with you!

Cheers, ACella (WMF) (talk) 23:25, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) I am the current Cascadia Wikimedians User Group treasurer. Our financial activities started in January, 2015 I believe ... our first funding request is documented here. -- Brianhe (talk) 01:28, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
What Brianhe said. I officially joined the board in January 2015, & if there were any expenses before that, I think they were probably out-of-pocket. Our Executive Director, Pine, would probably know best about this. Peaceray (talk) 16:58, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
  • ACella (WMF), Peaceray, Brianhe: all expenses in 2014 were out of pocket, and were done on an individual basis meaning that there was no pooling of funds as best as I can recall. The 2015 situation is different, since we have had formal grants this year and now have an incorporated nonprofit. --Pine 17:48, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
Pine, Peaceray, Brianhe: Hi! Thank you very much for your fast answers and your cooperation, it's very appreciated! I now have got everything I need to know for the report. Good luck for the Cascadia UG, I'm sure you'll do an amazing work! ACella (WMF) (talk) 21:53, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

List of errors :[edit]

Currently, both the 111th and 112th slots are incorrect at :

Previously the counting of the slots began with 167 with regard to St. Peter (Simon), the younger brother of St. Andrew, the first apostle called.

That was changed to a reckoning of the counting of the slots with regard to the actual names in the St. Malachy prophecy.

So the older 267th and 268th slots correspond to the current 111th and 112th slots, respectively.

The following edit, which was done several years ago, is correct regarding the 268th slot, the current 112th slot, in the list :

There was wikiwarring against its original inclusion, now it is in worse shape.

The matter has been addressed with similar results but not without further elucidation :

Further explanation is available at :

as all other editors are murdering the actual person who is "Gloria oliuæ", that is "Glory of the olive", that is, the 111th (the former 267th) in the list. - -Exodus2320 (talk) 16:55, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

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Personal acquaintances project[edit]

Regarding WP:Personal acquaintances, I noticed that Doc James just became confirmed. Have you ever met him? Maybe he could confirm you. I think you need just one more to become confirmed [347], then you will be enabled to confirm other people in Cascadia. — Brianhe (talk) 02:48, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

Yes, I met Doc James at Wikimania 2015 in Mexico City. Peaceray (talk) 03:07, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
That's great, once you get confirmed I'm pretty sure you can confirm Jmabel and me at least. Then if we confirm each other there will be three of us fully confirmed and able to confirm others. We all attend local meetups and we can really get things rolling. Edited to add Oops, deadlock between me and Joe ... we need one more confirmation to get rolling. Well, soon anyway, I hope. – Brianhe (talk) 04:18, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
I think I have confirmed you. Not sure how long it takes to appear. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 09:37, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
Yes, Peaceray is showing up as confirmed now. You should be able to go to Wikipedia:Personal acquaintances/Participants and start confirming others. Brianhe (talk) 13:33, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
Doc James, thank you! Brianhe & Jmabel, I have confirmed you. Peaceray (talk) 14:53, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
Which still leaves me below the threshold, right? - Jmabel | Talk 21:04, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
Jmabel, correct, but at least you now just need one more endorsement. Peaceray (talk) 21:09, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-43[edit]

16:02, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

October 19 meetup[edit]

Peaceray, would you mind sending me a quick list of editors who are / will be at the editathon today? I am not able to attend tonight but just wanted to help track the articles created like I did the last couple of times. - Brianhe (talk) 00:07, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

Also by the way we are only a few thousand articles away from the 5,000,000th article on English Wikipedia (see stats). You might mention to the attendees that there's a non-zero chance that one of them will create that article tonight. Kind of cool! – Brianhe (talk) 00:09, 20 October 2015 (UTC)
Brianhe, tonight Pine, Jmabel, & myself are talking to each other. I did make a minor edit to List of first female physicians by country, but right now we are playing catch up on WikiCon 2015 & last week's meetup. Peaceray (talk) 00:13, 20 October 2015 (UTC)
I can participate by Hangouts or by Skype. Brianhe (talk) 00:20, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

A photo from Hawaii[edit]

Hawaii turtle 2.JPG
I think that you might enjoy this photo. (: --Pine 02:51, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-44[edit]

18:04, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

Learning Quarterly: October 2015[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-45[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-46[edit]

17:19, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Something to add to Harmine article[edit]

I have no idea how to do wikipedia edits, but this article may be something you want to add to the harmine page, and you were the last to edit it, so I figured I'd dump it in your lap and hope the info got to where it needs to be

Harmine may cure diabetes... of course its more complicated than that but here's the research link

Thanks... I'm so horrible at this, this probably isn't even in the right place.

Ah well, have a great day! 2602:304:CEC5:9C00:6C08:A13D:1451:A1FB (talk) 15:11, 13 November 2015 (UTC)Jeff

Hi, Jeff! I previously read the abstract of the Nature article. I made some minor edits to the Harmine article, which automatically placed it on my watch list. I am interested in updating the article with the information from the Nature article, but have been a bit frustrated since it is behind a Closed access paywall.
I am hoping that sometime over the next couple of weeks that I can go to the local university's library, where I seem to have access to various online databases. I believe that they have access to
Since I am a lay person, albeit one with past experience as a librarian at a nursing college, I would probably ask some more knowledgeable to review it.
I would encourage you to register an account & start editing. You might want to start with small edits; I suggest looking at:
Also, if you want to leave a message with suggestions about changing the Harmine article, you can do it by going to the Talk:Harmine page & clicking the "New section" tab at the right side at the top of the page.
Further information: Help:Introduction to talk pages
Peaceray (talk) 17:26, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-47[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-48[edit]

20:26, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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What on earth is wrong with the neo-liberalism edit?[edit]

I'm just telling the truth? It is a conspiracy theory and highly POV to say that there has been a "resurgence" of "neo-liberal" ideas without any source for that. The size of the state has grown in the vast majority of Western countries since lefties claim that there has been "neo-liberalism" — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:22, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

I would say that your edit here well qualifies as offensive material. Peaceray (talk) 23:27, 25 November 2015 (UTC)