User talk:Raystorm

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Hola Raystorm, I wonder if you might take a look at Frikipedia and its afd and see what you think? LadyofShalott 02:46, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

You are now a Reviewer[edit]

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Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged protection, will be commencing a two-month trial at approximately 23:00, 2010 June 15 (UTC).

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If you do not want this userright, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. Karanacs (talk) 13:38, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Lesbian translation[edit]

Hey, Raystorm. Thanks again for the translation of the Central and South American material in Lesbian. I took a crack at streamlining the information into four paragraphs. I'd like to know your opinion. If I left anything integral out or, in summarizing, compromised accuracy. Ecelan has offered some input. Before I go ahead and replace the six paragraphs with four, though, I'd like to know your thoughts. Thanks. --Moni3 (talk) 22:12, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Interview at Wikimania 2011[edit]

Hello Raystorm! My name is Aaron Muszalski and I'm a Storyteller at the Wikimedia Foundation. I'll be traveling to Wikimania next month to collect editor stories for our 2011 Fundraiser. While there I'd love the chance to meet with you and hear your thoughts about Wikipedia.

If you're interested, please email me at — Thanks!

Aaron (WMF)

A kitten for you![edit]

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A cute kitten for you =)... See you in Wikimania 2011 =)

Superzerocool (talk) 19:05, 14 July 2011 (UTC)


Hi Raystorm--the lady said I could try calling on you. If there's anything you can do to help bring the content of this (I hope you can read this...) into Manuel Antonio de Rivas, I'd be very grateful. It concerns a Franciscan friar and his science-fiction narrative--but a little birdie told me that he was very positive toward gay marriage in Spain. ;) Thanks for any help you can offer, Drmies (talk) 23:27, 16 August 2011 (UTC)


Hi Raystorm!

I have put together a survey for female editors of Wikipedia (and related projects) in order to explore, in greater detail, women's experiences and roles within the Wikimedia movement. It'd be wonderful if you could participate!

It's an independent survey, done by me, as a fellow volunteer Wikimedian. It is not being done on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation. I hope you'll participate!

Just click this link to participate in this survey, via Google!

Any questions or concerns, feel free to email me or stop by my user talk page. Also, feel free to share this any other female Wikimedians you may know. It is in English, but any language Wikimedia participants are encouraged to participate. I appreciate your contributions - to the survey and to Wikipedia! Thank you! SarahStierch (talk) 18:12, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

  • Got your talk page message, thank you for taking the survey. It ends at 12 AM Central time (US) (tonight), FYI!! SarahStierch (talk) 20:18, 7 October 2011 (UTC)


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A cup of coffee for you![edit]

A small cup of coffee.JPG Wanted to show my appreciation for your contributions, especially translations. Gracias! FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 14:32, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

Ada Lovelace Day[edit]

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Hi Raystorm,
Thank you for participating in the Ada Lovelace Day editathon! I'm presenting you with the Ada Lovelace Award for starting the Elizabeth Brown (astronomer) article. Your contributions are appreciated.
Cheers, Gobōnobō + c 15:26, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Copyediting request for potential DYK credit[edit]

The following list of articles are ones I would like to take to DYK ahead of the World Championships. As you speak Spanish, I was wondering if you could assist in copyediting them, improving the spelling, grammar, wikilinking, organisation, etc.

Will happily credit you for any articles you assist me with. :) --LauraHale (talk) 18:46, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

English language good articles about para-alpine skiing for translation[edit]

Para-alpine skiing, LW1 (classification) and Para-alpine skiing classification are three general articles about para-alpine skiing that are assessed as good. These are the ones it would be nice to see translated to Spanish. :) There are a few more not at good that would also be nice to see translated. --LauraHale (talk) 11:17, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Jon Santacana, Miguel Galindo, Gabriel Gorce, Arnau Ferrer, Óscar Espallargas, Nathalie Carpanedo, Úrsula Pueyo is the list of articles needing translations that represent the Spanish delegation at the 2013 IPC World Champs. See n:2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships preparations underway for corroboration. --LauraHale (talk) 16:14, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Notification of proposal to ban Spanish articles[edit]

Dear WikiProject Spain member,

There is currently a proposal to ban articles concerning a large area of southern Andalusia from appearing on the Main Page of Wikipedia in the Did you know? section. This would affect a significant number of articles within the scope of WikiProject Spain. If you have a view on this proposal, please see Wikipedia talk:Did you know/Gibraltar-related DYKs‎#Proposal for one-year moratorium on Gibraltarpedia DYKs. Prioryman (talk) 14:38, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to comment on Funds Dissemination Committee Proposals[edit]

Hello, Raystorm! As you may know, we've opened the community review period for the current funding round in the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) process. I'd like to invite you to review the 4 proposals (requests totaling $1.3 million USD) that were submitted to the FDC and to ask questions and share your thoughts about those proposals. You can help to ensure that they have high potential for creating impact in the Wikimedia movement. The FDC especially values comments by community members and will take them into account when they prepare their recommendations for funding allocations. Let me know if you have any questions! I hope you'll take a look. Katy Love, Senior Program Officer, Funds Dissemination Committee, Wikimedia Foundation, KLove (WMF) (talk) 18:38, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

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

World Digital Library Wikipedia Partnership - We need you!
Hi Raystorm! 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) 23:50, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

I mentioned you at...[edit]

WP:WMF. Best! Biosthmors (talk) 19:29, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on VisualEditor takedown[edit]

Hello. I am writing you because you are an elected community representative on the board of the Wikimedia Foundation. I am writing my other two representatives also. At some point in an appropriate venue, would you please comment on the community's decision to take down the VisualEditor? At the Administrator's Noticeboard right now there is a recently closed request for comment on a community-forced removal of the VisualEditor. I think that none of you three participated in that last discussion which resulted in the community changing MediaWiki code to remove the VisualEditor.

It is my wish that at least one of you would say something encouraging to show respect to the Wikimedia Foundation and to the Wikipedia community and their ability to work collaboratively to meet contributor needs. It might be the case that this event would be looked upon by people outside the community and perhaps even remembered in the future. Since you three are elected representatives who relay messages between the Wikimedia Foundation and the community, I would like for any of you to publicly comment on the situation in a succinct and positive way which demonstrates the constructive aspects of the relationships we all have with each other. I hope that this could be done in a venue which people would be likely to find if they started reading about this, but this need not be done in a place which would send people to this issue if they were not already searching for it.

I do not know who might be covering this in the The Signpost, for example, but if it is covered I wish that if you did not give statements in the article space then perhaps you could comment in the comment section if any article on the topic is published and you find this venue to be appropriate enough for your attention. Thank you for maintaining good relations between Wikimedia Foundation staff and community members. Blue Rasberry (talk) 22:17, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Blue Rasberry. I've actually been commenting on what has been going on re the deployment of VE on my home wiki, in my individual capacity as an editor. :) Raystorm (¿Sí?) 09:56, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Should en.Wikipedia medical articles have a prominent disclaimer?[edit]

As a WMF board member, you should be aware of this discussion. I'd appreciate an acknowledgment that you have seen this notice. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 05:49, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

I am aware of it, thanks. Fyi, what was done in Spanish Wikipedia was to include in its relevant template, a link to a prominent disclaimer. I see English Wikipedia is going for something more direct. Cheers Raystorm (¿Sí?) 09:54, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for volunteering to work with LauraHale on Spanish translation issues[edit]

Thank you, Raystorm, for graciously volunteering to work with User:LauraHale on issues with Spanish translations. I have closed the discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Archive258#Laura_Hale_topic_ban with the expectation that you will be providing oversight of her translations for a period of 6 months. Here's hoping for a productive collaboration! --Orlady (talk) 15:57, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

WP:BLP and human dignity[edit]

Hi. I'm proposing we include something about taking account of human dignity in WP:BLP (here). I'd appreciate it if you could keep an eye on any ensuing discussion in case we misunderstand something about the Foundation's intention in its BLP resolution, and in case you'd like to contribute to any aspect of the discussion. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 05:44, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, will do! Raystorm (¿Sí?) 11:01, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

Hi Raystorm. In case you are not aware, there is an upcoming campaign to improve coverage of LGBT-related topics on Wikipedia, culminating with an international edit-a-thon on June 21. See Wiki Loves Pride 2014 for more information. If you are interested, you might consider creating a page for a major city (or cities!) near you, with a list of LGBT-related articles that need to be created or improved. This would be a tremendous help to Wikipedia and coverage of LGBT culture and history. Thanks for your consideration, and please let me know if you have any questions! --Another Believer (Talk) 15:50, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know! Raystorm (¿Sí?) 07:02, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride![edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride!

  • What? Wiki Loves Pride, a campaign to document and photograph LGBT culture and history, including pride events
  • When? June 2015
  • How can you help?
    1.) Create or improve LGBT-related articles and showcase the results of your work here
    2.) Upload photographs or other media related to LGBT culture and history, including pride events, and add images to relevant Wikipedia articles; feel free to create a subpage with a gallery of your images (see examples from last year)
    3.) Contribute to an LGBT-related task force at another Wikimedia project (Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivoyage, etc.)

Or, view or update the current list of Tasks. This campaign is supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group, an officially recognized affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation. Visit the group's page at Meta-Wiki for more information, or follow Wikimedia LGBT+ on Facebook. Remember, Wiki Loves Pride is about creating and improving LGBT-related content at Wikimedia projects, and content should have a neutral point of view. One does not need to identify as LGBT or any other gender or sexual minority to participate. This campaign is about adding accurate, reliable information to Wikipedia, plain and simple, and all are welcome!

If you have any questions, please leave a message on the campaign's main talk page.

Thanks, and happy editing!

User:Another Believer and User:OR drohowa

A pie for you![edit]

A very beautiful Nectarine Pie.jpg Thanks for all your work as a trustee through your term. Having had fingers in pies but not for your benefit I thought you should have your own one.  :) GregKaye 17:01, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for participating in Women in architecture[edit]

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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) 13:45, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2016[edit]

As a participant of WikiProject LGBT studies, you are invited to participate in the third annual Wiki Loves Pride campaign, which runs through the month of June. The purpose of the campaign is to create and improve content related to LGBT culture and history. How can you help?

  1. Create or improve LGBT-related Wikipedia pages and showcase the results of your work here
  2. Document local LGBT culture and history by taking pictures at pride events and uploading your images to Wikimedia Commons
  3. Contribute to an LGBT-related task force at another Wikimedia project (Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivoyage, etc.)

Looking for topics? The Tasks page, which you are welcome to update, offers some ideas and wanted articles.

This campaign is supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group, an officially recognized affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation. The group's mission is to develop LGBT-related content across all Wikimedia projects, in all languages. Visit the affiliate's page at Meta-Wiki for more information, or follow Wikimedia LGBT+ on Facebook. Remember, Wiki Loves Pride is about creating and improving LGBT-related content at Wikimedia projects, and content should have a neutral point of view. One does not need to identify as LGBT or any other gender or sexual minority to participate. This campaign is about adding accurate, reliable information to Wikipedia, plain and simple, and all are welcome! If you have any questions, please leave a message on the campaign's talk page.

Thanks, and happy editing! ---Another Believer (Talk) 20:41, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Contacting Editors from the Ada Lovelace Editathons[edit]

Hi Raystorm,

I hope you don’t mind me contacting you via your talk page. I’m a new Editor to Wikipedia, part of a small research team based at the University of Birmingham in the UK. I’m getting in touch as we’re trying to contact all the Editors who were involved in the Ada Lovelace Editathons in Oxford or London. If you have been, or still are, involved in editing, whatever the scale of your involvement, we would be very grateful for the opportunity to talk to you about your experiences. In the first instance, we’ve set up a short (10 minute) survey, which you can access via my User Talk Pages. If you are interested in helping with our research project, please can you drop me a line?

Thanks, RuthPage (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 08:40, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

Hi Raystorm,
Thanks for getting back to me with the note on my Talk Page. I hope this is the right way to reply to you! If you'd be happy to chat by skype or similar, that would be great. Can you please email me at so that we can arrange this to best suit you? Thanks so much! --RuthPage (talk) 12:25, 23 June 2016 (UTC)