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Your Thoughts...[edit]

We have discussed the possibility of expanding THIS... I am seriously considering the creation of a full genre article comparable to stuff like Swedish death metal or West Coast hip hop etc. It would essentially be the narrative of the Don't Think I've Forgotten film in expanded form with robust links and independent sources. I am confident that text and sources for such an article will come together rather easily from our existing artist articles plus Cambodian Rocks and related items on Cambodian history and the war. The problem is I cannot think of a GOOD TITLE!
Cambodian rock might be pretty good but the era of interest will be 1959-1975 and current Cambodian music will be excluded. Cambodian psychedelic rock might also be good because it's a label that is often used by modern fans like Dengue Fever (band) but it implies that psychedelic was the only genre practiced in that scene. Something like 1960-70s rock in Cambodia might be too long and unwieldy for WP:NAMINGCRITERIA. Any thoughts? ---DOOMSDAYER520 (Talk|Contribs) 18:59, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

I've found myself thinking about this a few times now. The best I've come up with so far is "Music of/in/during pre-Khmer Rouge Cambodia", with honorable mentions for "Music of Sihanouk Era Cambodia and the Khmer Republic", "Music of Cambodia, 1960-1975", "Mid-20th century music in Cambodia" and the like. It seems hard to draw a clear line -- musically or politically. I haven't read anything that does much to contrast music under Sihanouk vs. the Khmer Republic. That is, I've read plenty about how Sihanouk fostered music/culture, but not much about what changed between 1970-75. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 19:21, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
Pinging Wikirictor, who wrote most of History of Cambodia, and WilliamThweatt, who has provided some useful insight about related topics in the past. @Wikirictor, since I don't know if you know the context here, we've been working on 1960s-70s Cambodian pop/rock music articles like Sinn Sisamouth, Yol Aularong, Pen Ran, Baksey Cham Krong, Meas Samon, Ros Serey Sothea, etc. (and my gateway to the music, Cambodian Rocks). — Rhododendrites talk \\ 19:29, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
In the near future I'm ready to write a first draft of such an article on the scene/genre, but I'll take any ideas on what to call the dang thing. ---DOOMSDAYER520 (Talk|Contribs) 20:19, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the ping. As I've noted before, I don't have much time to dedicate to WP these days, so I won't say much. However, I will say that both by its title and in its content, such an article should make it clear that this was (to use Doomsdayer's terms) one specific scene in Cambodian popular music of the era. The "rock" music has been brought to the attention of the Western world in recent times and that may make it seem like it was something more than it really was. But rock music wasn't the only kind of pop music in Cambodia during that era, nor was it likely even the most popular. Among Khmer, Sisamouth and SereiSothea for example, are more well-known for slow ballads like this and this or their myriad rom vong and rom kbach songs. These types of songs were (and are) way more popular among all Cambodian demographic groups than any of the psychedelic or "garage band" type music, which although popular among college and international students at the time for its "western" sound, was/is viewed as not much more than a novelty by most Cambodians. On top of that, in addition to pop music, there were other genres including court music, traditional and folk music that also prospered during this era. And...I've rambled on more than I intended. Suffice to say that the title and the article should put the CambodiaRocks-type music in the proper Cambodian context (i.e. not at all representative of all Cambodian popular music of the time) in addition to noting its new-found, and rather incongruous, popularity among westerners.--William Thweatt TalkContribs 07:19, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the helpful reminder, William. Documentaries like Don't Think I've Forgotten and the selection of music that's been imported to the US have definitely shaped my understanding such that I may be of the impression that it was more popular than it was, but I've listened to enough e.g. Sinn Sisamouth and Ros Serey Sothea that I know it's not all western-influenced rock/pop/garage/psych. I don't know specifically what Doomsdayer's article plan is, but I would assume incorporate material about all sorts of pop music if doing an article on that era. Perhaps that just gets too much overlap with the existing article, and perhaps we would run into trouble with two people who don't read Khmer searching for sources on the elements of Khmer music that haven't become popular in the west (I say popular, but it's even more of a niche here :) ). So maybe the most succinct title/scope (which doesn't read as very succinct, but oh well) might be "Rock music of pre-Khmer Rouge Cambodia". — Rhododendrites talk \\ 14:47, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
William's thoughts indicate why Music of Cambodia should remain the primary article in this area. Unfortunately that article has been in need of expansion for years, and international WP users do not have the expertise, and anyone who does have the expertise is probably not able to use international WP. In the history of the Sinn Sisamouth talk page you can see people popping up occasionally who really are Cambodian (as in an old dispute over how to spell his name), but otherwise we have a bunch of articles written by Americans with material that Americans know about. .......................... It's surely not perfect but the scene/genre has gained international notice that may very well transcend Cambodia itself. Or in other words, Klezmer is enjoyed and talked about worldwide by people who know little about its European Jewish originators and may not have to. "1960s-70s Cambodian Rock" (or whatever title) could survive WP's notability requirements thanks to its international recognition. Any article here must avoid implying that it represents ALL Cambodian popular music, which hopefully can be done with sensitive writing. I envision a tight genre-specific article; consider the article for Jazz fusion which does not imply that it's the only kind of jazz. ---DOOMSDAYER520 (Talk|Contribs) 15:08, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

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JOKES[edit]

I have no issues with your standard of not naming individual wikipedians at WP:JOKES. I do take issue with your line that the joke I added was obviously inappropriate - given that there are MULTIPLE images with his hair floating around. If it was that obvious it could have been removed in any of the dozens of edits that happened between then and now. Again no issue with it being removed, but merely the way you have framed it. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 03:15, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

@Barkeep49: It seems obvious (to my judgment -- perhaps I shouldn't have phrased it to seem objectively obvious) that, regardless of what someone has shared/shown/said/demonstrated, jokes about an editor's physical appearance shouldn't be included in a projectspace list of Wikipedia-related jokes. I certainly don't want to imply it was done in mean spirit or bad faith. Quite the opposite, as I said, I'm nearly certain Oshwah be just fine with it (and probably think it funny). It's more about the principle than the specific; sorry if that seemed pointed. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 03:43, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

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Wikicup[edit]

By the way, can I just say how nice it is to have another person doing FPCs in the Wikicup? I've been alone in past years I've participated. It's a fun competition, although I will admit I tend to burn out near the end from working too hard on it. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.7% of all FPs 15:24, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

@Adam Cuerden: Cheers. I'm semi-active with FPC regardless, but more on Commons than on enwiki. I have a small handful here, but had a few instances of feeling like I didn't know what people are really looking for, or that the distinction between Commons and enwiki FPC was too arbitrary (e.g. some people but not others care about "wow" factor, varied standards for technical quality, varied expectations for EV... someone opposed in the past because the article the picture was used for didn't explain some aspect of the subject not directly related to the image). Then just the overall lack of participation. Meh. Figured I'd give it another shot, though, when I saw that you used the WikiCup reviews needed template for FPC, it made me think that might attract sufficient participation to at least have a quorum. Anyway, I suspect if you keep churning out these restorations at the same clip you have been, you've got a pretty good shot at taking the whole competition, putting aside potential burnout. I'm just hoping to make it to the 3rd or 4th round and get some FPs, GAs, and maybe an FA out of the motivation... :) — Rhododendrites talk \\ 20:46, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Removing links?[edit]

Hi. I'm fine with your undo of my edit, but I'm a little confused by the explanation. You said it's, a request to not remove links when it does more harm than good, but I'm not sure what you're suggesting I should have done instead. Should I have just left it as a redlink? I've always found the cleaning up of backlinks after a deletion to be the most error-prone part of closing an AfD, and I'm sure I make plenty of mistakes there. I'm just trying to understand your concern better. -- RoySmith (talk) 15:45, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi RoySmith. Yeah, it's a common thing with the Twinkle script that semi-automates it. It's really just an issue with lists (both embedded and stand-alone) that only include notable examples. The ideal would be to check the page it's being removed from, and if everything else is bluelinked, it's probably best to just remove the entry rather than unlink (or skip it, as second choice). An entry that's unlinked is no more appropriate to include in those lists than one that is linked, but when it's linked it's easier for others to find and remove. The red stands out more, but more importantly it makes it possible to take a deleted article and use "what links here" to find all instances in lists that would need to be removed. That is all. Not a huge deal; just makes list clean-up a little harder sometimes. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 15:58, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
You say, Twinkle script, but I think you meant XFDcloser. In any case, @Evad37: I wonder if this could be improved with some embedded hinting in those lists. What if we invented a (possibly hidden) Category:Lists which should never have redlinks (or some other kind of embeddable marker). XFDcloser could use that as a hint to adjust its post-deletion unlinking process. -- RoySmith (talk) 16:18, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
Ah, yes, I may mean that. I don't do much xfd closing myself. :) I like the category idea, though I dare say that even just being after an asterisk or a pipe at the beginning of a line (part of an unordered list or a table) would probably suffice, too, if the category approach were too cumbersome. I imagine most of the time (but not all, of course), it would be better to remove from a list when deleted. Likewise, removing a link from a page that starts "list of" or "comparison of," would cover a lot of the issue. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 16:48, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
@RoySmith and Rhododendrites: XFDcloser should already be checking with the closer for links within list items per WP:XFDC#Unlinking backlinks, because it isn't possible to determine if the list is meant to be complete, or only of notable things, or if the backlink is only incidental to the list item. I might have to review the logic of how it works, which was based on discussions from a couple of years ago. - Evad37 [talk] 23:57, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Portrait of Commander C. R. Perry Rodgers, officer of the Federal Navy LOC cwpb.05822- Restored.jpg[edit]

You should probably specify "Edit 1" here, since "most recent edit" can change definition. I may be excessively cautious.

Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.7% of all FPs 17:09, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
Rodger that.  DoneRhododendrites talk \\ 00:26, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

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Helen Keller[edit]

Excellent work. I've commented on the page. Sorry I missed your comment. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 20:26, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

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"False impression of a trend between illegal immigration and crime"[edit]

BBC: Migrants may be responsible for most of a recent rise in violent crime in Germany, research commissioned by the government suggests. The study used data from Lower Saxony, a state where more than 90% of the rise was attributed to young male migrants. [1]

If you are going to state someone's views are problematic at AN/I, atleast make sure your facts are straight. --Pudeo (talk) 20:04, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

...?
I don't intend to start discussing immigration and crime in Germany ... because nobody's talking about Germany. None of that thread is about Germany. It's about the US. That's the area of EMG's edits that have been problematic; that's what nearly all (if not all) of the diffs/articles linked are about. That's what the list article that led to this discussion is about. So it's true I didn't feel it necessary to specify in every instance. That you have managed to find a separate country for which migrants may have something to do with a crime increase (a claim which even that article hedges on, but that's a different can of worms) doesn't really seem relevant to anything anyone is saying. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 20:23, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
For posterity, this concerns this thread.
Dive in the rabbit-hole and see how many parallels there are: Immigration and crime in Germany. Worth noting that many editors active there are also active in the US topic.--Pudeo (talk) 20:41, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of The Marriage (video game)[edit]

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@DasallmächtigeJ: Great! Thanks very much. Looking forward to your review. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 15:03, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

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Great! Thanks, DasallmächtigeJ! — Rhododendrites talk \\ 19:35, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

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Barnstar for Rhododendrites[edit]

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Thanks for trying to be cooperative and respectful in a very heated situation where nearly everyone else has let emotions take over :) OlJa 19:58, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

@Rhododendrites: feel free to migrate this barnstar to your talk page, or delete it altogether if you don't want it there.

@Oldstone James: Gladly. I really appreciate that. Thanks. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 22:35, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

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New York City has a large immigrant population and great diversity of speakers of various languages. Among all schools in New York City, LaGuardia has the highest percentage of immigrant students, the highest percentage of students who speak a language other than English as their first language, and the greatest representation of language diversity. It is a strength of LaGuardia that it can present "Wikipedia translatathons", which are Wikipedia translation events.

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Your GA nomination of The J's with Jamie[edit]

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This Month in GLAM: March 2019[edit]

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Headlines
  • Albania report: WikiFilmat SQ - new articles about the Albanian movie industry!
  • Armenia report: Art+Feminism+GLAM, Collaboration with Hovhannes Toumanian museum
  • Australia report: Art+Feminism 2019 in Australia
  • Brazil report: The GLAM at USP Museum of Veterinary Anatomy: a history of learnings and improvements
  • Colombia report: Moving GLAM institutions inside and outside Colombia
  • Czech Republic report: Edit-a-thon Prachatice
  • France report: Wiki day at the Institut national d'histoire de l'art; Age of wiki at the Musée Saint-Raymond
  • India report: Gujarat Vishw Kosh Trust content donation to Wikimedia
  • Italy report: Italian librarians in Milan
  • Macedonia report: WikiLeague: Edit-a-thon on German Literature
  • Netherlands report: WikiconNL, International Womens Day and working together with Amnesty, Field study Dutch Libraries and Wikimedia
  • Serbia report: Spring residences and a wiki competition
  • Sweden report: UNESCO; Working life museums; Swedish Performing Arts Agency shares historic music; Upload of glass plates photographs
  • UK report: Wiki-people and Wiki-museum-data
  • USA report: Women's History Month and The Met has two Wikimedians in the house
  • Wikidata report: Go Siobhan!
  • WMF GLAM report: Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons; Bengali Wikisource case study
  • Calendar: April's GLAM events
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Your GA nomination of The J's with Jamie[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Voodoo Doughnut[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Kitty O'Brien Joyner[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Kitty O'Brien Joyner[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Planned Parenthood 2015 undercover videos controversy[edit]

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WikiCup 2019 Reminder[edit]

Hi. I'm DannyS712 (talk), and I just wanted to remind you that you are a current participant in round 2 of this year's WikiCup! There are only a few days until the second round ends – if you haven't made you first submission for this round yet, there is still time to start; if you have already started, keep up the good work. See your submissions page: here. Good luck!

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Comme des Garcons at the Met (62473).jpg[edit]

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The Signpost: 30 April 2019[edit]

WikiCup 2019 May newsletter[edit]

The second round of the 2019 WikiCup has now finished. Contestants needed to scored 32 points to advance into round 3. Our top four scorers in round 2 all scored over 400 points and were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber (1210), our winner in 2016, with two featured articles and three DYKs. He also made good use of the bonus points available, more than doubling his score by choosing appropriate articles to work on.
  • Wales Kosack (750), last year's runner up, with an FA, a GA, two FLs, and five DYKs.
  • Pirate Flag of Henry Every.svg Adam Cuerden (480), a WikiCup veteran, with 16 featured pictures, mostly restorations.
  • Kingdom of Prussia Zwerg Nase (461), a seasoned competitor, with a FA, a GA and an ITN item.

Other notable performances were put in by Chicago Barkeep49 with six GAs, United States Ceranthor, England Lee Vilenski, and Saskatchewan Canada Hky, each with seven GARs, and Denmark MPJ-DK with a seven item GT.

So far contestants have achieved nine featured articles between them and a splendid 80 good articles. Commendably, 227 GARs have been completed during the course of the 2019 WikiCup, so the backlog of articles awaiting GA review has been reduced as a result of contestants' activities. The judges are pleased with the thorough GARs that are being performed, and have hardly had to reject any. As we enter the third round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed in round 3. Remember too that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk) MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:46, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

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This Month in GLAM: April 2019[edit]

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Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Harassment[edit]

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May 22: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

May 22, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

Featuring this month a presentation by Interference Archive guests, and a group discussion on the role of activist archives and building wiki content based on ephemeral publications and oral histories.

To close off the night, we'll also have Wikidojo - a group collaborative writing activity / vaudeville!

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 17:11, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

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Books & Bytes, Issue 33[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 33, March – April 2019

  • #1Lib1Ref
  • Wikimedia and Libraries User Group update
  • Global branches update
  • Bytes in brief

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Skifree[edit]

Hey there. Stumbled across the GAN review of Skifree and was wondering if you have plans on continuing the review. I guess the reviewer didn't ping you when he was done. GamerPro64 00:44, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

GamerPro64, ah! Sorry about that. I'll come back to this in the next few days! — Rhododendrites talk \\ 00:51, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
@GamerPro64: Ok. Review version 2 is live. Thanks for your patience. Oops. Sorry, confused you with the nominator of the article. I'll ping them separately for a heads up. :) — Rhododendrites talk \\ 00:54, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

LOL I did the exact same thing[edit]

You: [2], [3]. Me: [4], [5]. Weird. Softlavender (talk) 05:28, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

@Softlavender: One thing I Definitely-Know-For-Sure about this Completely-and-Totally-Accidental system of repeated archiving and unarchiving is that it has nothing to do with those plans made at that cabal meeting That-Didn't-Happen last month. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 13:42, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
Aside: I almost gave up rollback rights because it feels like the only time I ever click that link is once or twice a year when my thumb hits it instead of "thanks" on mobile. First time for the archive link, though... — Rhododendrites talk \\ 13:44, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
Wink wink, R. See you at the next meeting. (This page is invisible to others, right?) Softlavender (talk) 23:46, 26 May 2019 (UTC)