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Old proposal for Signpost[edit]

Hi there,

I just stumbled upon this draft: Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Newsroom/Special desk/Proposals/Education Cool!

It's a good idea, and a good start. It's also a rather ambitious topic, so I won't ask what happened...I'd imagine it might take a few phases to finish up a big story like that! But, would you be interested in picking it up, or perhaps finding somebody to pick up where you left off?

As the first (and only, I suppose) Public Outreach Officer for WMF, I could probably answer many questions, and I'd be happy to do an interview if you's like. I wrote most of the grant proposal / project plan for the PPI. Also, though you do mention David Ferreio, I think any broad treatment of public outreach would have to consider the GLAM movement more broadly; I'd be happy to talk through that stuff as well. And, for all these reasons, it probably wouldn't make sense for me to serve as the editor for the piece; but I'm sure we could find somebody to read through it and offer feedback who's less closely connected.

What are your thoughts? Still worth pursuing? -Pete Forsyth (talk) 01:13, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Pong ball in flight.svg Peteforsyth: Ah, I remember that. At the time I was going through a few different hair-brained takes on in-depth journalism; this was one of them. I didn't get too far into this one (edit: never mind, I got very far into it...didn't recall writing so much!), as I recall, because I found that I didn't have enough personal experience with the subject matter, and the work I was doing to mine out a proper timeline was too burdensome with respect to the rest of my duties to the paper at the time.
If I remember, the idea at the time was that I would write a series of three or so of these covering the history of the Edu initiative, copyedit all of them, get feedback, the whole nine yards, and then publish in installments.
Your support is generous, but I think the time for me to write such long diatribes is now past. :) A lengthy multi-parter such as this one is simply too much for me now; and besides, I think that shorter, more self-contained pieces resonate better with readers anyway. In that spirit, there are some smaller pieces that I can think to contribute to the Signpost here or there, once I find the time for them. ResMar 05:11, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

March Madness 2017[edit]

G'day all, please be advised that throughout March 2017 the Military history Wikiproject is running its March Madness drive. This is a backlog drive that is focused on several key areas:

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For the Milhist co-ordinators. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) & MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:24, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

2017 Military history WikiProject Coordinator election[edit]

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Your signature[edit]

Please be aware that your signature uses deprecated <font> tags, which are causing Obsolete HTML tags lint errors. Your signature is also causing Tidy bug affecting font tags wrapping links.

You are encouraged to change

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to

<span style="font-family:Verdana,Arial,Helvetica; font-size:small;"><b>[[User:Resident Mario|<span style="color: #333;"> Res</span>]]</b>[[User_talk:Resident_Mario#top|<span style="color:#444;">Mar</span>]]</span>ResMar

Respectfully, Anomalocaris (talk) 18:55, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Good idea, haven't touched it in years. I hope you're doing this reachout with a bot however...ResMar 20:09, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
Good idea ... so ... are you going to change it? As for bots, no, I'm doing this by hand, because ...
* I don't know how to make a bot
* there are issues of individualization, e.g. workarounds if the sig string is longer than the character limit (about 250 characters), of which there are several, there isn't a one-size-fits-all
* if appropriate, notifying the user that the existing string causes Tidy bug affecting font tags wrapping links
* notifying the user if the existing string causes any other lint error, such as misnested tags
* recommending wikifying <b>...</b> and <i>...</i> with '''...''' and ''...''
* other customizations as I see the need
If you know how to make bots, I'd be happy to work with you to get something going, and we can start with with the simplest cases and add subroutines to deal with special cases later. —Anomalocaris (talk) 00:58, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

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2017 Military Historian of the Year and Newcomer of the Year nominations and voting[edit]

As we approach the end of the year, the Military History project is looking to recognise editors who have made a real difference. Each year we do this by bestowing two awards: the Military Historian of the Year and the Military History Newcomer of the Year. The co-ordinators invite all project members to get involved by nominating any editor they feel merits recognition for their contributions to the project. Nominations for both awards are open between 00:01 on 2 December 2017 and 23:59 on 15 December 2017. After this, a 14-day voting period will follow commencing at 00:01 on 16 December 2017. Nominations and voting will take place on the main project talkpage: here and here. Thank you for your time. For the co-ordinators, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:35, 8 December 2017 (UTC)