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Facto Post – Issue 2 – 13 July 2017[edit]

Editorial: Core models and topics[edit]

Wikimedians interest themselves in everything under the sun — and then some. Discussion on "core topics" may, oddly, be a fringe activity, and was popular here a decade ago.

The situation on Wikidata today does resemble the halcyon days of 2006 of the English Wikipedia. The growth is there, and the reliability and stylistic issues are not yet pressing in on the project. Its Berlin conference at the end of October will have five years of achievement to celebrate. Think Wikimania Frankfurt 2005.

Progress must be made, however, on referencing "core facts". This has two parts: replacing "imported from Wikipedia" in referencing by external authorities; and picking out statements, such as dates and family relationships, that must not only be reliable but be seen to be reliable.

In addition, there are many properties on Wikidata lacking a clear data model. An emerging consensus may push to the front key sourcing and biomedical properties as requiring urgent attention. Wikidata's "manual of style" is currently distributed over thousands of discussions. To make it coalesce, work on such a core is needed.

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Fry link at Winterval[edit]

That's a copyvio link - that's not an official channel. Doug Weller talk 16:14, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

Are you sure? Poster is QI: Quite Interesting. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:36, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
Sorry, you're right. I was confused by someone mentioning the Dave channel. Doug Weller talk 17:55, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXXVIII, October 2017[edit]

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Hook End[edit]

I used to live in Exlade Street and would occasionally bump into DG in The Highwayman which was then his local. Well, it was very dark in there. True story. I wonder who was that "urban explorer who wishes to remain anonymous". Martinevans123 (talk) 12:53, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

@Martinevans123: There are videos of some "urban explorers" in the house on YouTube. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:16, 10 October 2017 (UTC)
Just cos I'm a regular proponent of YT, there's no need to go casting aspersions!! Martinevans123 (talk) 13:19, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

Una voce poco fa[edit]

Assuming the article survives AfD, I'd be happy to. Also a picture, if/when I can find someone to do it. (I'd rather not go the selfie route, because ick.) May have to wait a few days, as I'm currently travelling.

Which is why this response is somewhat delayed - apologies. I've been hightailing it through central Mississippi and Alabama today - currently in Monroeville, preparing to take a couple of pot-shots at a songbird tomorrow. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 07:06, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

Andy recorded the voice of my first subject here, DYK? In person. Thank you, Andy! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:47, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hi Andy! HannahWoolley (talk) 12:08, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Hello Andy[edit]

Hi, we talked at your training. rscrase@uar.org.uk will discuss training Rscrase (talk) 13:34, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

hi[edit]

hello. Ventus66 (talk) 13:45, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Physiological Society afternoon hello[edit]

Hi Andy, I think we owe you a beer...

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Tubular Bells[edit]

Thanks so much for finding that Radio Times reference for the BBC 2nd House performance. I've added a lot to this article in the last few months, and last week I was in the British Library and added various missing citations, but the one that eluded me was the broadcast date of the show - I checked the issues of Radio Times throughout December and didn't find any reference to Oldfield's performance (the 1 December date quoted in the text is the one most quoted online, but according to the RT that day's edition of 2nd House was a special, devoted to a Marilyn Monroe retrospective). Had I just had a little more patience and checked one further week I would have found it. Richard3120 (talk) 10:41, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-42[edit]

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