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DYK for Julia Bonds[edit]

Updated DYK query On 9 January 2011, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Julia Bonds, which you created or substantially expanded. The fact was ... that Julia Bonds was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for leading the fight against the practice of mountaintop removal mining in the Appalachian mountain range? You are welcome to check how many hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

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Invitation to WP:WMNHIST subproject for educators[edit]

Randolph, thanks for your participation in WikiProject Women's History. Since you've given Wikipedia assignments for courses before, I'd love to have your input on the new subproject for educators. If you'd be willing to provide links to assignments you've given and share your experiences, that would be really valuable for other faculty. And, of course, please spread the word about this to your colleagues (on Wikipedia or not). Cheers, ---Shane Landrum (cliotropic | talk | contribs) 00:24, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

I've just added a link to the assignment you posted on the talk page in the Women's/gender history assignments section. If you'd like that link to go to a separate page in your user space, please update it appropriately. ---Shane Landrum (cliotropic | talk | contribs) 17:23, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Category:History of women in Kentucky[edit]

Category:History of women in Kentucky, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 01:40, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

Kentucky Women Remembered[edit]

Hi Randolph.hollingsworth. I saw your post at WikiProject Women's History and wondered if you knew about the Kentucky Commission on Women. There's a fair amount of crossover between the women listed there and your list of Kentucky women from the Civil Rights era. I was working on women's halls of fame a while back and there are a bunch listed at Template:United States Women's Halls of Fame, but Kentucky's isn't done yet. I believe that the Commission's Kentucky Women Remembered list could be made into an article and linked from that template. Let me know if you're interested in starting an article for Kentucky Women Remembered. Otherwise I may take a stab at it someday. Cheers, Gobōnobō + c 07:02, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Awesome, Gobōnobō! Yes, we have been working with Commissioner Jordan each semester I've offered the class. And you might see on some of the articles, anytime i could get the artist's permission to use the KY Women Remembered portrait, I've gotten it added to Wikimedia. We need help getting this going for all of them! This semester, I told Eleanor my class is working with the kY Commission on Human Rights as our service learning partner... But that I had seen the Hall of Fame entries for the other states and wondered if she wanted us to do Kentucky ... She said YES! and her staff is sending me the basic info for the list soon. I would greatly appreciate your help in getting a KY HoF article drafted properly and up sometime this spring! As you can see in the previous msgs, I am having some difficulty in getting my list article correctly formatted and published. Any suggestions there (see my sandbox)? Randolph.hollingsworth (talk) 18:55, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
I'd be happy to try and help. I think the biggest hurdle with the list is defining its scope. The reason I mentioned developing a list from Kentucky Women Remembered is that the inclusion criteria are predefined, obviating the need to develop them. The inclusion criteria for your list (or index) should be clearly defined and may be a tad too specific. Focusing on Kentucky women is a given. Narrowing that to civil rights (broadly defined) could get a little hairy, but is probably doable. However, I think that limiting the list to a specific era with set years (1920s-1970s) could be problematic. First off, we'll need to know if women are eligible for inclusion if they were merely alive during that period or whether they have to have been active in civil rights activism during that period. How are you defining "civil rights" in this context? If you're including women's suffrage and abolitionism under that umbrella, you're going to be missing some women by only listing those who flourished after 1920. Gobōnobō + c 02:31, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
The Open Knowledge Initiative I'm working on is only about the time period after 1920 - of course, people's lives don't always fit neatly into a historical period but we always shove them in there, right? For example, Thomas Jefferson does not only neatly fits in the time period we associate with the American Revolution (depending on his particular time of life lived), but he also fits into the New National Republic Era (after the Revolution) beautifully for his work as a president, AND in the U.S. Antebellum period because of his family (families!) life (lives) as an innovative agrarian/industrialist and slaveowner as well as the father of free, freed and enslaved people. It gets very confusing, right? But somehow, it often seems ok when we're talking about men's lives to put one of them in different time periods based on the concepts/themes, but more troublesome if we imagine a woman as belonging very naturally in different historical time periods. Your comment was very helpful - I'm going to go back to my sandbox and try to explain that better. We're not wanting to include in this proposed list any of the U.S. abolitionists (1790s-1860s) or those involved in the woman's suffrage movement in the U.S. (1790s-1920), but focus on instead Kentucky women and their role in civil rights efforts after the 19th Amendment (1920) and up through the first stirrings of the Women's Liberation Movement coming up out of the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1960s and 70s). Does this help clarify? Randolph.hollingsworth (talk) 16:51, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
Yes, it does. Thank you for the clarification. Gobōnobō + c 01:03, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
If I were creating a list for the Kentucky Women Remembered, I would use a sortable table such as the one used in the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame. Sorting that list by birth date gives readers a general idea of the era that women are active in. Perhaps dropping the specific year criteria from your list and using a sortable table would do the trick. Gobōnobō + c 02:31, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
Great idea - let's use this example once we get the info from the Commission on Women. I think you're mixing up the two projects in your last sentence above...? My list I've submitted (and which is still being held up by Wiki reviewers) has to do with my Open Knowledge Initiative on Kentucky Women's History and the Long Civil Rights Era of the 20th century. Randolph.hollingsworth (talk) 16:51, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
I was using those as examples of how a list that spanned many eras could still be useful to readers who are only interested in women from a specific era. Gobōnobō + c 01:03, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
You might also want to check out Wikipedia's notability guideline for lists at WP:LISTN. Gobōnobō + c 02:51, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
It is entirely possible that Wikipedia's guidelines for lists/articles (and editors' interpretations of those guidelines) will not allow for a list that is going to exactly match your Open Knowledge Initiative. Very specific lists like this are unlikely to be linked to from other articles and tend to languish. Regardless, I'm willing to try it out and see if we can't make it work. If it is nominated for deletion, my guess is that it will be kept with a broader scope. I'll go ahead and move the article to the main space and make some small adjustments. If the article name isn't quite what it should be we can always move it. Gobōnobō + c 01:03, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
The Kentucky Women Remembered article is live now. Gobōnobō + c 00:27, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

LCC Alum[edit]

Hello, I recognized your name, and though I don't expect you'll remember me, I thought I would introduce myself. My name is Brian Padgett. I took your U.S. History course in about 1994 or 1995 at Lexington Community College. Glad to see you are active here, and hope you are well! Boneyard90 (talk) 11:21, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Florence Shoemaker Thompson is a good article if I ever saw one! Keep up the good work! ~ Anastasia (talk) 01:17, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Women in politics[edit]

Please note that women are not added directly to Category:Women in politics; that's an international category that would contain tens of thousands of women from all over the world (and thus be virtually unusable) if it were actually being used that way. Rather, each country has its own country-specific subcategory (e.g. Category:American women in politics) and each US state has its own state-specific one (e.g. Category:Women in Kentucky politics) — so each individual woman goes only in the most specifically appropriate subcategory and not in the undifferentiated worldwide one. Thanks. Bearcat (talk) 23:14, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

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Hi Randolph.hollingsworth! I'm the Wikipedian In Residence at the World Digital Library, a project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO. I'm recruiting Wikipedians who are passionate about history & culture to participate in improving Wikipedia using the WDL's vast free online resources. Participants can earn our awesome WDL barnstar and help to disseminate free knowledge from over 100 libraries in 7 different languages. Please sign up to participate here. Thanks for editing Wikipedia and I look forward to working with you! SarahStierch (talk) 22:31, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
Hey! I'm so happy to see you signed up for the WDL project - welcome. I know you're fond of US history. We have a to-do list for North America here. Be sure to watchlist that, as it'll continue to grow as more content gets added to the WDL website. I also did a quick search related to Kentucky on the WDL website, only a few results, but here they are. Be sure to share your outcomes here. I can't wait to see them. Need help? Just ask me. Thanks for all you do for Wikipedia. SarahStierch (talk) 17:10, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

World Digital Library-Wikimedia Partnership Newsletter[edit]

Expand Wikipedia's free knowledge with WDL resources!

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Welcome to WIKISOO[edit]

Hello and welcome to the Writing Wikipedia Articles course (#WIKISOO)! We look forward to meeting you in the first class on 25 February (Americas)/26 Feb (Asia/Australia). By now you should have received an introductory email with some details about the course. If you can't find it, there's an archived copy of the email at this link.

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You're appreciated![edit]

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Hi Randolph, Thanks you for expanding the Mary E. Sweeney article. It is great to know that there are other people who share my interest in notable Kentucky women. FloNight♥♥♥♥ 02:27, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Second WIKISOO class starts soon![edit]

Hi! Just a quick reminder that the second WIKISOO class starts in about 3 hours. Even if you missed Week 1, please join us at this link for the live webinar - ideally about 15 minutes early to test your mic/speakers. If you haven’t finished up your Week 1 homework, there’s still time; post any questions on the class talk page! You can also watch a video of last week’s class on YouTube (earlier audio problems have been corrected). Feel free to contact me on my talk page with questions anytime! - WIKISOO co-instructor Sara FB (talk) 22:07, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

WikiMeetUpKY with THATCampKY 2014?[edit]

You said: Hi Flo! Several of us are talking about getting a new THATCampKY together again this summer - want to join in and plan a WikiMeetUp too? Randolph.hollingsworth (talk) 02:54, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Count me in, Randolph. I would love to participate. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 03:12, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Just wanted to butt in to say it's nice to see friends and students interacting! :) -Pete (talk) 17:12, 5 March 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for the hello.Researcherguy (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 17:24, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

WIKISOO Week 3[edit]

Hi Randolph.hollingsworth, we look forward to seeing you in class in a few hours. We look forward to seeing you in class in a few hours. Here's the link to our Week 3 class page and to the live webinar.

PLEASE NOTE: If you're not in the USA, please double-check the class time. We have gone on Daylight Savings Time (also known as Summer Time) in the USA, so for some of you the class time will be an hour earlier. (If your country goes on Summer Time in the coming weeks, you will want to check again!)

This week we are going to start off with some basic review of all we've covered. So if you've been feeling behind or confused by all the details, we'll make sure we've got your questions answered before forging ahead! See you soon, -Pete (talk) 16:30, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Week 4 of Writing Wikipedia Articles: Final Projects Ahoy![edit]

Hey Randolph.hollingsworth - hope all is going well with you as we segue into Week 4 of WIKISOO! Just a reminder, in case you need it, that depending on your time zone, class time may have shifted - check out this link to make sure you know when to join us. Looking forward to chatting more with you this week about the Final Project - if you already know which article you're working on, you'll find instructions there for sharing this information easily with your classmates. Post any questions to the class Talk page, please! See you in class tomorrow! Sara FB (talk) 01:46, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

WIKISOO check-in[edit]

How's it going, Randolph.hollingsworth? Just touching base as we start the fifth (!) week of the WIKISOO course. We're excited to see students working on such a diverse range of articles! If you haven't already, log in, scroll down to the bottom of the main course page to list your chosen final project article next to your own name; brag a little about your work (or just ask questions!) on the course talk page; and join the live lecture tomorrow as we move towards completion of the course! This is when things get exciting. :) Looking forward to seeing you in class! - Sara FB (talk) 23:43, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Week 6 of WIKISOO[edit]

Hi Randolph.hollingsworth! Just checking in as we head into the final week of the Writing Wikipedia Articles class. You can look through last week's ether pad notes, check out your homework assignments from Week 5, and watch last week's lecture on YouTube - all right here. Check out my note from last week (above) if you're still diving into your Final Project... or head over to the course talk page to see if anyone else is having the same issues you are! Looking forward to seeing you in the last live webinar of the session tomorrow. Big WikiLove. -Sara FB (talk) 23:24, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

OER inquiry[edit]

Hi Randolph.hollingsworth, I'm sending you this message because you're one of about 300 users who have recently edited an article in the umbrella category of open educational resources (OER) (or open education). In evaluating several projects we've been working on (e.g. the WIKISOO course and WikiProject Open), my colleague Pete Forsyth and I have wondered who chooses to edit OER-related articles and why. Regardless of whether you've taken the WIKISOO course yourself - and/or never even heard the term OER before - we'd be extremely grateful for your participation in this brief, anonymous survey before 27 April. No personal data is being collected. If you have any ideas or questions, please get in touch. My talk page awaits. Thanks for your support! - Sara FB (talk) 20:47, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

OER policy![edit]

Well lookie here.... thought this might interest you :) Hope you are well. CC@Pete - Sara FB (talk) 13:32, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

An invitation to join WikiProject Women writers[edit]

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--Rosiestep (talk) 15:52, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Presentation proposal for Wikimania 2015[edit]

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Several upcoming Wikipedia events in Kentucky[edit]

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Lexington, KY Wiki Loves Pride 2015[edit]

Lexington Pride Festival : June 27, 2015. Location: Lexington Pride Festival venues. Take photographs of the Lexington Pride Festival and upload them to Wikimedia Commons.
Wiki Loves Pride edit-a-thon : June 30, 2015. 7:00 pm. Location to be determined.

Lexington, KY/Wiknic 2015[edit]

Meet up for a picnic with other Wikipedian in Kentucky on July 25, 2015 from 12:00-3:00pm.

Sign up on event pages. For questions contact Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 03:39, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

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Women in Red World Contest[edit]

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